Army National Guard Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett


Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center near Blackstone has more than 225 full-time state and federal employees provide support to tenant and training units on approximately 41,000 acres featuring a combination of open and wooded terrain maneuver areas and 21 ranges capable of supporting almost any weapons system in the U. S. Army inventory with barracks to support more than 5,000 personnel as well as an Army airfield operation.

Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett News

Spc. TreyVon Meekins, assigned to the Virginia National Guard's Bravo Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
VNG Soldier supporting COVID fight says he joined to help community
Feb. 18, 2021
RICHMOND, Va. -- Growing up, Spc. TreyVon Meekins was an honor roll student, participated in extracurricular activities and was an active member of his church. He says faith always played an important role in his life and has shaped his personal values and commitment to service.   He found the National Guard a few years after high school. After caring for his ailing grandmother until her death in 2013, he worked in the civilian sector until making the decision to enlist in the Virginia Army National Guard.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group and Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett help establish a reception, staging, onward movement and integration processing station at MTC for thousands of Soldiers heading to the nation’s capital.
329th RSG, MTC in-process VNG Soldiers for D.C. mission
Jan. 27, 2021
FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group and Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett helped establish a reception, staging, onward movement and integration processing station at MTC for thousands of Soldiers heading to the nation’s capital. 

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group conduct a familiarization live fire with the M320A1 grenade launcher Dec. 11, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The live fire was part of a weeklong new equipment fielding and training for modern small arms, including the M320, which is replacing the M203, and the M17 pistol, which is replacing the M9. Unlike the M203, which must be attached to a rifle, the M320A1 can also be fired as a stand alone weapon.
VNG units upgrade small arms arsenal during NET/NEF
Jan. 12, 2021
FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from across the commonwealth trained on and fielded new small arms and weapons components at Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett’s New Equipment Training / New Equipment Fielding facility Dec. 7 - 11, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. 

The Virginia National Guard’s Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett took third place honors in the Natural Resources category of the Fiscal Year 2020 Army National Guard Environmental Security Awards, according to announcement published Dec. 8, 2020, by National Guard Bureau. This stream restoration was one of the highlights of their submission.
MTC takes third in environmental awards
Jan. 12, 2021
FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett took third place honors in the Natural Resources category of the Fiscal Year 2020 Army National Guard Environmental Security Awards, according to announcement published Dec. 8, 2020, by National Guard Bureau.

Capt. Wilifred Hale receives a COVID-19 vaccination from Sgt. Anna Carter Dec. 31, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Hale is currently serving as the administrative officer in charge of the task force of Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen conducting COVID-19 testing across the state, and Carter is a medic assigned to Charlie Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Members of the Virginia National Guard are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the national rollout established by the Department of Defense and National Guard Bureau.
Virginia National Guard begins COVID-19 vaccinations
Dec. 31, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. — Members of the Virginia National Guard began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 31, 2020, as part of the national rollout established by the Department of Defense and National Guard Bureau.

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