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From the Commanding General

Recently, Command Sgt. Maj. Riti and I attended the Army Professional Forum (APF).  In attendance was our Army’s senior leadership and command teams.  The APF was an extraordinary opportunity to discuss our Army and the bedrock principle which makes... More >>

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From the Command Sergeant Major

I always try to figure out what I want to write about in the next Griffon. This time it’s easy because Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Moeller of the 108th Training Command (IET) recently won the Best Warrior Competition for the entire Army. Earlier this... More >>

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From the Command Chief Warrant Officer

On November 10, 2016, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, I had the privilege to welcome 25 school trained Adjutant General Warrant Officers to the Warrant Officer cohort, as their graduation guest speaker.  These Warrant Officers completed the ei... More >>

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From the 95th Training Division (IET) Commander

The 95th Division that we have all known for the last few years is transforming into something new. We are shifting to a new structure and gaining some new missions. Some of our battalions will be folding the colors and fading away into history. We ... More >>

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From the 98th Training Division (IET) Commander

To the Soldiers, Families and Civilians of the 98th Training Division, I want thank each and every one of you for the warm welcome you extended to me and my Family during the Promotion Ceremony and Assumption of Command. We were so humbled by the ef... More >>

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98th Training Division (IET) Welcomes New Commander

September 11th is a day of remembrance for many, but for one Army Reserve Soldier, it is now also a day of honor and new beginnings. In front of family, friends, Soldiers and mentors, Col. Miles A. Davis, a resident of Livonia, Michigan, was pr... More >>

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From the 104th Command Sergeant Major

As the 108th Training Command begins FY17 with a great deal of uncertainty implementing Reformation, the 104th Division is leaning forward to minimize the impact of significant changes to its structure and mission.  This entails analyzing and strate... More >>

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BCT overcomes fears and builds confidence

Army Basic Combat Training transforms civilians to Soldiers from day one. It embodies the definition of a Soldier. BCT instills discipline, self-confidence, teamwork and the Warrior Ethos. For 43 years Fort Jackson, the largest of the four BCT locat... More >>

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Drill Sergeants Hit the Trail

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — There is an age-old phrase coined by drill sergeants; on the trail. Referring to the time a drill sergeant serves pushing troops, its origins spur from the frontier days of the Old West when cowboys journeyed from California t... More >>

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Reserve Soldiers Welcome New Commander at Niagara Falls

Under the mist of Niagara Falls, New York, Army Reserve Soldiers from 4th Brigade, 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), welcomed their new commander, Col. Russell Bonaccorso, during a change of command ceremony on Sept. 10, 2016. Bo... More >>

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108th hosts leadership summit

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Maj. Gen. Mark McQueen the Commander of the 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training) and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Ritti hosted a leadership summit at their unit’s headquarters Sept. 17. Attending the leadership summit were... More >>

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108th Training Command bids farewell to seven of its own

Charlotte, N.C. — Seven Soldiers were honored for their many years of service during a retirement ceremony held by the 108th Training Command (IET) on Nov. 5 in the Westin Hotel’s Providence Ballroom in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Soldie... More >>

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The American Dream

Throughout its 240-year history, the United States has been known as the Great American Melting Pot. With a diverse population of more than 320 million, its citizens represent just about every nation and culture on the planet, its Military is n... More >>

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The Unbreakable Tiger

U.S. Army 1st Lt. William Funchess watched from the other bank as Chinese soldiers approached the river, undressed and swam across naked, holding weapons and clothes over their heads. Once they hit his side of the river, they shook the freezing wate... More >>

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Band of Brothers 2016 USAR Best Warrior winners train together in Montana

FORT HARRISON, Mont. — Warriors met in the Midwest for training. Three months prior to the meeting, these Warriors were pitted against each other in the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition. Emerging as winners from the 2016 USAR BWC, s... More >>

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