Why I joined the Army

Why did I join the Army? "An education, sense of purpose and direction..." " step out of my comfort zone and set myself up for my future..." More >>

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Staff Sgt. Sandra Uptagrafft 98th Training Division Soldier Earns Spot on Team USA

U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Sandra Uptagrafft, motor transport operator, Bravo Company, 4/518th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), earned a spot on Team USA and will compete in Women's 10m Air Pistol at... More >>

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2018 CIAA - Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

During the 2018 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) basketball tournament held in Charlotte, North Carolina, Feb. 27 - Mar. 3, Army Reserve Drill Sergeants and officers took the opportunity to recruit and advise the young and impress... More >>

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From the Commanding General

One of the hallmarks of exceptional organizations is that it learns, grows, refines and develops itself over time. This is certainly the case for the United States Army. Over the past 233 years, the role and purpose of the Army has not changed. It i... More >>

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From the Command Sergeant Major

Until I retire and even after that, I will continue to stress the importance of Soldiers getting their Professional Military Education (PME) completed as well as being Duty MOS Qualified (DMOSQ). Soldiers continue to complain about the difficulties ... More >>

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Role models for life

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — Row upon row of crisp campaign hats sit stacked onstage at the post theatre and the Army’s newest drill sergeants sit at the position of attention waiting to be presented with this iconic symbol of authority during the graduat... More >>

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The Name They Will Never Forget

The Army offers a near infinite number of career paths to the few citizen-volunteers that qualify to serve. The Surgeons at Walter Reed, tank mechanics at Ft. Hood, and Special Forces operators around the world have one thing in common; they all rem... More >>

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Drill Sergeant Academy Graduation

Members of the G-1, 108th Training Command (IET) gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of one of their own as she graduated from the Drill Sergeant Academy, Fort Jackson, S.C., on December 6. From left to right, Staff Sgt. James, Drill Sergeant... More >>

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Command Sgt. Maj. Retires After Forty Years of Service

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Riti will retire this summer after serving in the U.S. Army for over forty years.  As the highest enlisted rank that one can achieve, he has served in eight different commands in the position and rank of ... More >>

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Marksmanship team shares Army experience with All-American Bowl guests

The United States Army Marksmanship Unit showcased the very best of their skills for VIP guests and Soldiers during Bowl Week for the 2018 US Army All-American Bowl at the San Antonio Gun Club, Jan. 4. Since 1956, the USAMU has gained respect a... More >>

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Army Reserve Soldiers advance skills though competition

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers don’t get many opportunities to go to the range. However, a few Citizen-Soldiers took it upon themselves to not only go to the range, but to compete in several marksmanship matches all for the sake of advancing their skill... More >>

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The Lunch Bunch

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Since founded in 1899, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a nonprofit service organization has been comprised of Veterans and military members from the active guard and reserve forces.  In addition to service members and Veterans, spo... More >>

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Bent not Broken

From the air Puerto Rico looks every inch the island paradise – cloudless azure skies, endless sandy beaches and sparkling Caribbean waters. As my plane begins its final approach, the picture shifts and reality begins to focus. A patchwork... More >>

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From the 104th Training Division (LT)Commander

Reserve Officer Training Course (ROTC) remains the largest commissioning source for officers in the U.S. Army and at its core is leader training.  The 104th Division (Leader Training) plays a significant role in meeting our Army’s leadership develop... More >>

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