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From the Commanding General

Team 108th, As we a take a collective breath that our busy summer training season has concluded I can honestly say today, more than ever, I am impressed by the efforts of every member of the 108th Training Command. I have been very fortunate to... More >>

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From the Command Sergeant Major

As always, I usually wait until the last moment to write my article for the Griffon. I also believe things happen for a reason. Every day I spend a good part of my morning answering e-mails (as we all do), and while doing so, I received a phone call... More >>

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From the Command Chief Warrant Officer

I am honored to be a member of the 108th Training Command (IET), serving as the Command Chief Warrant Officer. I am also very proud to be a Soldier of the Army Reserve. I want everyone to remember that this is a volunteer force, and that a... More >>

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From the 95th Training Division (IET) Commander

Everything we do in the Army is about leadership.  Mission success, as well as the future of the Army itself, depends on how well we develop our junior leaders, both officer and non-commissioned officer.  Think about these two statements.  Are they ... More >>

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Brig. Gen. Smith Relinquishes Command of the 98th Training Division (IET)

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith relinquished command of the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) during a ceremony at Brave Rifles Parade Field on June 26 at 10:30 a.m. Smith, who took command of the Army Reserve division hea... More >>

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From the 104th Training Division (LT) Commander

By the time this article is published, the biggest Army exercise will be complete. That exercise is Cadet Summer Training (CST) conducted at Fort Knox, Kentucky. While CST is a Total Army effort, it is safe to say that it would not be a success with... More >>

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Drill Sergeants mentor cadets for the first time, form bonds

West Point, N.Y. — The U.S. Military Academy at West Point integrated current drill sergeants during its Summer Training regimen for the first time in documented history. The easily distinguished “round browns” could be seen traversing the Acad... More >>

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Task Force Wolf reports Army Reserve mission success partnering with U.S. Army Cadet Command, CST16

Fort, Knox, Ky. — The brilliant hand-stitched colors of the Task Force Wolf flag took residence outside the Rankin building at Ft. Knox, Kentucky in early May preparing to receive Army Reserve assets to support U.S. Army Cadet Command’s Cadet Summe... More >>

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Army Reserve names newest Drill Sergeants

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — Gen. Andrew Bassford, and the 95th Training Division command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. John Stumpf, the guest speaker and former drill sergeant. Stumpf, in his remarks, spoke of continuing the legacy of those Sold... More >>

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Senior leaders forum helps educate educators

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Close to 70 Military Science Instructors from 150 Universities spread throughout 26 states came together at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, Aug. 6 for a Senior Leader seminar hosted by the 104th Training Div... More >>

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Big 99

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — Victory has started on Fort Jackson for nearly a century. The post that trains nearly 60 percent of incoming Soldiers inched closer to the beginning of its centennial celebration June 2 with a post-wide run and a cake cut... More >>

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Echo Mission transforms to adapt to new battlefield

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 o... More >>

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Task Force Wolf supports future leaders in FT Knox Cadet Summer Training mission

FORT KNOX, Ky. — Army Reserve Soldiers and the U.S. Army Cadet Command work together to train the Army’s future leaders during two training opportunities this summer with annual Cadet Summer Training. Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 104th Tr... More >>

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‘Making Gold Bars’ at the Cadet Summer Training mission

In 1916, then President Woodrow Wilson, signed into law the National Defense Act of 1916. With the swift stroke of a pen, the Army’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps was born. Today, Army ROTC programs, under the control of Cadet Command, ... More >>

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WEST POINT JOURNEY BEGINS WITH R-DAY

WEST POINT, N.Y. — “Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” — George Whitefield For more than two centuries now, thousands of our countries best and brightest have chosen the Uni... More >>

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