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104th Division (LT) UMT Workshop: Shoulder-To-Shoulder
104th Division (LT) UMT Workshop: Shoulder-To-Shoulder

| 10/23/2017

REFORMATION The word reformed is a verb. It is action based. The definition of “reformed” is to make changes in (something, typically a social, political, or economic institution or practice) in order to improve it. No matter the context, reformation or the concept of change is hard. It is done to focus on priorities, focused on the mission, and focused to use resources efficiently. During our own Reformation, we discovered that chaplains would no longer be at battalion level units. Chaplain support would be centralized at brigade and higher. The change would have impact not only for the organization but also for individual Soldier... Read More...

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The Value of a Chaplain
The Value of a Chaplain

By Chaplain Maj. Lance W. Dixon | 08/03/2017

The U.S. Army Reserve is uniquely composed of service members who often live hours from their home units and sometimes even further from the leaders charged with their well being. Additionally, the men and women of the Army Reserve work full time jobs, have significant responsibilities as mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, and yet sacrificially serve their country as citizen soldiers. These men and women come from various backgrounds and bring with them a multitude of personal and emotional struggles. Read More...

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The More Things Change
The More Things Change

By Chaplain (Lt.) Cliff Vicars | 04/18/2017

I used to believe the old adage, “The more things change the more they remain the same.” As life goes by, I have noticed the potential for cynicism, and a basic tendency towards feeling negative regarding change.  As a general rule, people don’t like change, and especially if the change is thrust upon them. Read More...

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Echo Mission transforms to adapt to new battlefield
Echo Mission transforms to adapt to new battlefield

Sgt. Javier Amador | 10/20/2016

Fort Jackson, S.C. — In the hot, humid late afternoon of July 20, a platoon of Basic Combat Training (BCT) Soldiers are conducting a patrol near their command post’s area of operations during their final Field Training Exercise (FTX) deep inside one of Fort Jackson’s isolated training areas. A loud whistle breaks the silence and almost immediately, shouts of “incoming!” echo through their formation. They quickly drop to the ground to minimize their exposure. After the loud bang of the artillery simulation pyrotechnic “impact” has passed, complete chaos overtakes them. There are casualties crying for help as well as status re... Read More...

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Unit Ministry Team provides religious support at Cadet Summer Training mission
Unit Ministry Team provides religious support at Cadet Summer Training mission

CH (MAJ) Erik J. Gramling | 10/20/2016

Fort Knox, Ky. — From late-May to mid-August more than 7,000 Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets rotate into and out of FT Knox.   They attend one of two “camps”:  Basic or Advanced.  Basic Camp is for students early in their college careers and focuses on the basics of what it means to be a Soldier and an Army Officer.  One of the goals of Basic Camp is to introduce the Cadets to Army culture through traditional training from Drill Sergeants as well as providing opportunities for them to lead their peers.  Typically this is the point in which a Cadet determines if the Army is for them or not.  Advanced Camp is a pre-commissioni... Read More...

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Drill Sergeant Trail Led Him to Chaplaincy
Drill Sergeant Trail Led Him to Chaplaincy

By 1st Lt. Heather Diffenderfer | 07/18/2016

Lynchburg, Va. — God, family and country is not just a phrase. It has been a way of life for one Army Reserve Soldier that all started at an early age. Immediately after high school, 2nd Lt. Craig Dowdy, 2/317th, 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) started serving God. As a missionary for the Word of Life Impact Team, he was able to travel, feed his hunger for religion and even meet his wife, Tiffany. Pursuing further faith-based education after missionary service, Dowdy went on earn undergraduate degrees in both Theology and Pastoral Studies/Missions at Appalachian Bible College. However, that wasn’t enough for Dow... Read More...

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Strong Bonds Schedule FY 2016 81st Regional Support Command

| 01/16/2016

Which Venue Should I Register For? Singles Event: Register for if you are not legally married. Free childcare is provided for children ages 0-6 (must be registered in DEERS). You may NOT bring a significant other or a friend. If you would like to bring a child(ren) age 7 or older, register for the Family venue instead. Couples Event: Register for if you are bringing your spouse (must be enrolled in DEERS). For the maximum benefit of this retreat, we recommend you do not bring children to this event. However, if you cannot find alternative childcare, we provide free childcare for children ages 0-6. If you bring a child 7 or older, y... Read More...

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Unit Ministry Team Cadet Training
Unit Ministry Team Cadet Training

Col. Douglas E. Jones | 09/29/2015

FORT KNOX, Ky. — Chaplain (Maj.) Todd Wolf, 104th Training Division (LT) Division Chaplain, conducts role play training with the Unit Ministry Team’s Cadets during the two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training at Cadet Summer Training 15, Fort Knox, Kentucky. ASIST is a standardized two-day, two-trainer, workshop designed for members of all care giving groups. The emphasis is on teaching suicide first-aid to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed. Participants learn to use a suicide intervention model to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, seek a shared understanding of reasons for dying and l... Read More...

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