Virginia Wing (RST-1) Required Staff Training
Ft Pickett/Blackstone, Virginia
has been CANCELLED for 13-15 Mar 2020

The safety and wellness of our members is paramount. In light of the current 
COVID-19 cases within our state, Virginia Wing Encampment (RST-1) Required Staff Training scheduled for this weekend 13-15 Mar 2020 has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for updates from Virginia Wing Leadership on future training events and monitor emails for additional information on those updates. 


The Virginia Wing Summer Encampment is scheduled for June 21 - 28, 2020
Fort Pickett near Blackstone, VA. 


You've reached the home page of the one of the largest encampments in the Civil Air Patrol, with total participants averaging over 475!

 In 2019, members from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Maine, Alaska  Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington D.C., and Tennessee wings joined the Virginia Wing cadets and senior members dedicated to this outstanding activity. The students, cadre, and senior staff make the most of the 8 days they have to learn about leadership, teamwork, flight, character development, mentorship, the importance of physical fitness and a host of team building challenges. 

Continue to follow our adventures at VAWG Encampment on Facebook and on the wing's Instagram account

Are you able to support the 2020 Virginia Wing Encampment? We cannot do it without you. 
See important details below!
  • SENIOR MEMBERS - We need you! Please follow the link below to get your name on the mailing list and to express interest in serving - you do not have to serve the entire week, any amount of time is appreciated.
2020 Dates:
  • 13-15 March 2020 - Encampment Staff Training Weekend 1 - Fort Pickett (Blackstone, VA) 
  • 29 -  31 May 2020 [changed] - Encampment Staff Training Weekend 2 - Fort Pickett (Blackstone, VA) 
  • 19 June 2020 - Advance Staff Arrival 
  • 20 June 2020 - Cadre/Staff Arrival 
  • 21 June - 28 June 2020 - Encampment 2020 - Fort Pickett (Blackstone, VA)

ENC20 Summer Encampment
RST1 Information

Our first training weekend, RST1, is this coming weekend, 13-15 March 2020, at Fort Pickett in Blackstone, VA.

Check-in will be held in Building 2457, between 1900 and 2100 on Friday, March 13th.

Click here for driving directions to Fort Pickett.  Click here for a map on how to get to Building 2457 once on Fort Pickett.  Building 2457 is off the parking lot near the water tower, opposite end from Theater and Chapel for those that have attended before.

All members will be responsible for their own dinner on Friday, we will be providing breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Accommodations for most dietary restrictions have been considered for planned meals.  We expect to be complete with all activities by 1100 on Sunday.

Click here for copy of the Cadre RST packing list.  A preliminary schedule was emailed to all senior participants for your situational awareness.  Uniform for senior staff is ABU/BDU or Corporate Polo. 

For those that are not familiar with Fort Pickett, sleeping accommodations are in open bay barracks that have twin size bunk beds.  Please bring linens/sleeping bag and pillow.  Each floor has a common bathroom with separate shower stalls and toilet stalls. Senior members and Cadre will be housed on separate floors at a minimum.

Seniors, please click here to complete a survey so we know who will be attending RST1. If your plans change or you are delayed while in transit, please let us know by texting Maj Robin Haight at 757-338-8989.