. Currently the Virginia Army National Guard
's Maneuver Training
Center. An extensive military installation
formerly all active duty US
Army, and has roots that date back before World War II
is always host to a wide variety of activities. Units
are always coming in and out, varying from MASH units to Infantry
On the base is also Blackstone Army Air Field
), a dual runway airport
, that is dual military and civil use (Perkinson Municipal Airport
, operated by the town of Blackstone).
Parts of the base were purchased by local civilian
interests, when the base was closed
as an active Army installation due to the military base consolidation
under President Clinton
, before the Virginia National Guard aquired the remainder of the base. It is still active today.