Workshops for Warriors Nonprofit School Is the Ticket to a Clearer Transition for our Veterans

For most of us in the US Army community, it’s no secret that the skills many of our service members master in uniform do not transition into the civilian world. The Military spends 4 months training someone for Military life, but just 4 days trainin... More >>

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A path to leadership – WOC Pre-course

So you want to be a warrant officer? But you are not sure if you can commit to aggressive training and an academic regiment that the candidate selection process demands. The Army Reserve, in concert with the Army National Guard, is promoting Warrant... More >>

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World War II Naval Ship to Visit Charleston, West Virginia

Charleston, W.Va. -  The United States Ship (USS) Landing Ship Tank (LST) 325 will dock at Haddad Riverfront Park on Aug. 29 – Sept. 3, 2013. This is a rare opportunity to see the only fully intact and operational LST in the United States. More >>

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Army to focus on motorcycle safety in May

FORT RUCKER, Ala. (May 1, 2013) — May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and while the nationwide campaign sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to share the road with motorcyclists, Army officials are pl... More >>

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Do you want to be a Unit Public Affairs Representative?

As the 108th Training Command (IET) continues to grow, it will be difficult for the Public Affairs Staff to visit each brigade, battalion and company to cover news events. Public Affairs is the responsibility of commanders and Soldiers alike. T... More >>

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108th Griffon Association — fulfilling its mission

The 108th Griffon Association, an auxiliary support organization for the 108th Training Command, composed primarily of past and some present members is fulfilling its charter and objectives which are: Social contact media for past and present me... More >>

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Information interviews key in job hunt

(This content is provided courtesy of USAA. This is the second in a three-part series about the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian employment.) Transitioning out of the Army after five years of active duty, I was completely u... More >>

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6 reasons military and civilian salaries don’t line up

(This content is provided courtesy of USAA.) I always believed that life after the military would be greener — greener as in the piles of money to be made. As a junior captain, transitioning out of the Army after five years, my salary and benef... More >>

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Rent or buy: What you need to know

(This content is provided courtesy of USAA.) You’ve seen the headlines: The housing market is beginning to stabilize. Home prices in some cities are increasing, and much of the U.S. housing market is in recovery. More >>

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Water powers the Greater Valley area

Water and woodlands have defined the Greater Valley Area since Creek Indians located their villages on the banks of the Chattahoochee River and other streams around. Today, the area can be described as a “body” ­ West Point Lake is the head, with th... More >>

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Find your island on the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel

On The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, our untamed beaches, naturally preserved islands and warm Gulf waters make it easy to find your own piece of Florida. Connect with nature by exploring our parks and preserves, relaxing on our soft, white-san... More >>

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The battle continues ... in Orlando!

Get ready – it’s time to prepare for battle ... Universal Orlando Resort has announced that its next blockbuster attraction will be the widely-popular TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D. The groundbreaking ride — created under license from Hasbro, Inc. ... More >>

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Gainesville ­ — nature and culture all in one place

Located in North Central Florida and right off I-75, Gainesville is a natural getaway spot. The city is home to the University of Florida and offers a great combination of cultural attractions and nature adventures. At the Florida Museum of Nat... More >>

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Explore Clay County’s Military-friendly communities

From its fresh water lakes, creeks and rivers to its forested interior, Clay County has sought to maintain much of its natural beauty over the years. We offer a relaxing, “Old Florida” atmosphere for those wishing a break from the hustle and bustle ... More >>

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Water, water everywhere... for summer fun

The words “Central Florida” may conjure up thoughts of theme parks and attractions - but Central Florida’s Polk County, conveniently located between Orlando and Tampa, also offers cool and refreshing water-based fun and adventure. Blessed with 554 l... More >>

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