From the Command Sergeant Major

One of the biggest regrets I have is that I don’t have the opportunity to visit every one of the outstanding Soldiers within the 108th Training Command. With all the conferences, Senior Enlisted Leadership Counsels, competitions, Boards, meetings an... More >>

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Echo Mission Helps Train Ft. Jackson Recruits

Coral-red dust billows up and rests on several brand-new pairs of brown leather boots as a crowd of new recruits at Fort Jackson, S.C. shuffle into a formation on the Omaha Beach team live-fire range. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Gilbert Dillard Jr.,... More >>

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‘The Tip of the Spear’

Someone once said, starting from the beginning is always best. In the beginning there were Drill Sergeants. The Drill Sergeants came to greet us at the bus. As young Soldiers, we were anxious to meet our new friends. Soon, frankly very soon, we real... More >>

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The Force of the Future

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The Army Reserve held its 2017 Best Warrior Competition (BWC) here over the course of six days, June 11-17. 20 of the most promising warriors from the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) met at Ft. Bragg to vie for the title ... More >>

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Female DS Team Up With ‘Girls Who Rule the World’

THE ROCK RANCH, Ga. — Nestled on the shores of a lake, just off a rural Georgia highway is the Rock Ranch. It’s here the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation hosts one of its “Girls Who Rule the World” mentoring camp. It’s also where, this year, y... More >>

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108th Summer Training

Across the 108th Training Command (IET) Drill Sergeants, Instructors, Soldiers, Leaders were doing their job to support our mission “First in Training.” The 104th Training Command (LT) could be found at West Point and Fort Knox primarily, showing Ca... More >>

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Follow the Leader: Cadets Learn What’s Right

FORT KNOX, Ky. — The annual Cadet Basic Camp Course held during the summer at Fort Knox is based on leadership development and situational exercise to push the Army’s future leaders to their physical and mental limits while challenging them to dis... More >>

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From the 95th Command Sergeant Major

Today, is another historic day as the Soldiers of the 95th Division continue to achieve the many missions assigned to the Division and Army Reserve. Currently, we have Soldiers deployed both overseas and stateside. These soldiers have the great resp... More >>

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A New Star for the 108th Training Command

Courtesy Story NAS PENSACOLA, Fla. — Aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Col (P) Mark E. Black was promoted to Brigadier General during a ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Mark T. McQueen, Commanding General, 108th Training Command (IET), on Jul... More >>

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From the Commanding General

Team Griffon, This edition of the Griffon provides an extraordinary opportunity for us to do an azimuth check on where we are and where we are going. For the past two years, the 108th Training Command’s priority has been READINESS. There have b... More >>

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Devoted Chaplain Supports Trainees

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — U.S. Army Reserve Chaplain (Maj.) Christopher Laughlin, a 108th Training Command chaplain, understands the influence chaplains have on Soldiers. Laughlin’s own experiences in childhood, basic training and advanced ind... More >>

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From the 95th Training Division (IET) Commander

In February 2017, we were called upon to send a battalion headquarters and seven companies of Drill Sergeants to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to support the increase in the Army’s end strength. When the President went on television, just a few weeks ... More >>

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Wounded Warrior Adapts and Overcomes

CHICAGO, Ill. — Approximately 265 athletes and over 500 families rallied in Chicago from 30 June through 8 July to participate in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games. The DoD Warrior Games is an annual Paralympics-style event designe... More >>

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Fort Leonard Wood Welcomes a New Basic Combat Training Battalion

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — The 2nd Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment participated in four time-honored traditions all in one ceremony on Gammon Field on June 16. Col. Daryl O. Hood, commander of the 3rd Chemical Brigade, presided over the patch... More >>

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From the 98th Training Division (IET) Commander

Are you ready? Iroquois Warriors are you ready to fight tonight? Command Teams are your formations ready to fight tonight? As you read article, the Iroquois Division is decisively engaged at Army Training Centers Fort Benning and Fort Jackson, condu... More >>

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