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Pre-OCS gives Soldiers insight into officer training experience
March 28, 2022
Virginia National Guard Soldiers participate in land navigation training March 12, 2022, at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The training was part of a pre-Officer Candidate School drill weekend for Soldiers interested in attending OCS. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Ben Melin)

VNG conducts infantry tactics, unmanned air system exchanges in Tajikistan
March 14, 2022
VNG conducts infantry tactics, unmanned air system exchanges in Tajikistan

183rd RTI adapts in changing environment
January 24, 2022
U.S. National Guard Soldiers conduct a mortar live fire as part of the 11C Indirect Fire Infantryman Course taught by cadre assigned to 1st Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute Nov. 18, 2021, at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The live fire was the culminating event for the six students in the course, who will earn the 11C  military occupational speciality after successful completion of the course. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Terra C. Gatti)

Course introduces Virginia Soldiers to Army H2F program
December 15, 2021
Course introduces Virginia Soldiers to Army H2F program

Training helps MTC staff spread UXO awareness
October 29, 2021
Training helps MTC staff spread UXO awareness

Virginia National Guard welcomes 17 new OCS graduates
October 5, 2021
Seventeen Virginia Army National Guard officer candidates celebrate their graduation from Officer Candidate School Sept. 19, 2021, at a ceremony held at the Virginia National Guard Sergeant Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Of the 17 graduates, 13 accepted their commissions, took their oath of office, and pinned on their lieutenant bars. Alumi from previous OCS classes participated in a presentation of a historic guidon from OCS Class 11 and the Troutville-based 29th Infantry Division Band provided ceremonial music for the occasion. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lisa M. Sadler)

183rd RTI teaches infantry skills at 11B course
August 19, 2021
U.S. Army National Guard and Reserve Soldiers practice room clearing July 23, 2021, during an 11B Infantry Transition Course, taught by cadre assigned to the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Over three weeks, the students will learn the skills needed to serve as infantrymen and, if they meet course requirements, will be awarded the 11B Infantry military occupational speciality at the conclusion of the course. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Terra C. Gatti)

OCS Class 64 launches into Phase II
July 28, 2021
Twelve Virginia Army National Guard officer candidates launch into Phase II of Officer Candidate School July 17, 2021, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The candidates are part of OCS Class 64, and spent the weekend training at SMR where Virginia’s OCS was founded. The course is taught by cadre assigned to Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lisa M. Sadler)

183rd RTI holds recognition ceremony for WOCS graduates 
June 16, 2021
Virginia Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve candidates swear in as new warrant officers during a graduation ceremony hosted by the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute June 5, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

Virginia National Guard welcomes nine new officers
May 4, 2021
Nine Virginia Army National Guard officer candidates celebrate their graduation from Officer Candidate School April 25, 2021, at a ceremony held at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The candidates, all part of the winter accelerated Class 64A, took the oath of office and were then pinned with second lieutenant rank by family and friends. Col. Doyle Gillis, the Virginia National Guard’s director of manpower and personnel, served as the guest speaker. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Terra C. Gatti)

VNG WOCs check off milestones on way toward course completion
April 1, 2021
Warrant officer candidates enrolled in the Virginia National Guard’s Warrant Officer Candidate School present their class song and sign to Col. Charles B. Martin, commander of the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, March 20, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The class includes both U.S. National Guard Soldiers from Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers. The candidates will head south to Fort McClellan, Alabama, in at the end of April to begin Phase III and the final step toward becoming warrant officers. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt.1st Class Terra C. Gatti)

1-116th, MTC Soldiers claim titles at 2021 VNG Best Warrior Competition
March 24, 2021
Virginia National Guard Soldiers representing the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett claim top honors at the 2021 VNG Best Warrior Competition, held March 18-21, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

Soldier's 80-lb weight loss journey leads to military service
December 2, 2020
Staff Sgt. Roger Jackson, assigned to the 183rd Regional Regiment, Training Institute, weighed 250 lbs at the age of 17 (left), lost 80 lbs and today maintains a high-level of physical and mental toughness through regular and consistent training.

Virginia National Guard commissions 11 new officers
October 21, 2020
Virginia National Guard commissions 11 new officers

VNG Soldiers compete in pistol marksmanship match
August 27, 2020
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group compete with the M4 pistol during a competition Aug. 19, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

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