116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
One U.S. Army Reserve Soldier was killed and two U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers were injured Monday night when severe weather knocked over a large tree at Fort Pickett, Virginia, where they were taking part in a training exercise. The incident is under investigation, and more details will be released soon.
No Virginia or Kentucky National Guard Soldiers were involved in this incident. Please keep in mind that busy training schedules and limited cell phone service may impact your ability to reach your Soldier.
We extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the Soldier who was killed, and we wish a speedy recovery to the Soldiers who were injured.
Fort Pickett was able to coordinate chaplain and behavioral health support to the unit and will continue to provide support as needed.