Virginia – Training Exercise – VA 606

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Update

05/01/2024

The Virginia Department of Corrections and Virginia State Police will be conducting a joint training exercise at the Bland Correctional Center facility on Monday, May 29, 2024, which is near the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) at VA 606 in Bland (NOBO mile 610.5). Most of the training will take place inside of the facility but some may take place outside and involve the use of a helicopter and K-9 units in the surrounding area. Hikers may hear noises from the exercise and may see state police and corrections staff. The exercise should be over by 1:00 p.m on the 29th.

Contact the Virginia State Police at 276-228-3131 with questions.

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