From the Commanding General

Greetings Griffon Team! I’m thrilled to have my first opportunity to communicate with you through this exceptional magazine, The Griffon. On 15 October 2018 I was assigned as the 108th Training Command’s Commanding General, and a few days later was ... More >>

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From the Command Sergeant Major

To be given special trust and confidence to serve as a leader in the United States Army is an honor and privilege. I am humbled to “get to be” the Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the 108th Training Command (IET). It is with great responsibility an... More >>

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Recruiting Their Own

Army Drill Sergeants train, mentor, and mold the United States’ future warriors, and getting the best qualified, most motivated Drill Sergeants is essential. That is where the 108th Training Command (IET) Army Reserve Drill Sergeant Recruiting Team ... More >>

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AUSA Warrior Corner

With the 108th Training Command (IET) partnered with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training (USACIMT) to support the mission to turn approximately 150,000 Civilians into Soldiers, the ... More >>

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From the 95th Training Division (IET) Commander

When I took command of the 95th Division almost three years ago, I told everyone that I was the most fortunate person in the entire Army Reserve. The years since then have unquestionably proven how true that statement was. My time with the Soldiers ... More >>

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From the 95th Command Sergeant Major

My, how time flies when you are having fun! It seems like just yesterday when then Brig. Gen. Christian extended me the offer to serve as the 95th Division Command Sergeant Major. Of course I accepted the position. The distinct honor and privilege t... More >>

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Honoring Those Who Serve(d)

The ground was frozen but the campfire crackled with heat as competitors and spectators gathered in the early morning dawn for the 4th annual Ruck and Run in Republic, Missouri, November 10, 2018. Sgt. 1st Class George Fuller, a drill sergeant ... More >>

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Equal Opportunity Officer Retires with over 33 Years of Service

On October 21 at the 95th Division Memorial located in the 95th Training Division (IET) Headquarters building, Lt. Col. Michael D. Eckart retired from the United States Army Reserve after serving more than 33 years. Many Soldiers, family member... More >>

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MUTA 8 Done Right

CAMP RAVENNA, Ohio — Soldiers and Drill Sergeants of the 1st Battalion, 390th Regiment (1-390th), 3rd BDE, 95th Division have spent the “inter-months” between Fiscal Year Basic Combat Training mission cycles honing their skills to support 1st Engi... More >>

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From the 98th Training Division (IET) Commander

Iroquois Warriors, as you read this article, our Division is decisively engaged at the Army Training Centers in Fort Benning and Fort Jackson. Our drill sergeants are conducting Infantry One Station Unit Training, Cavalry One Station Unit Training, ... More >>

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Keeping the Memory Alive

It all started in 2001 when Professor John Weiss, Cornell University, approached the Ithaca Police Department with a request to borrow a weapon. The professor was inquiring if the department had, or knew of a civilian who had, an M-1 Garand he ... More >>

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2/417th, 3rd Brigade Kicks Off ‘Best Company’ Competition

This was no ordinary Battle Assembly Training weekend at Fort Dix, New Jersey for the 2/417th Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training). Sure, the four-day BTA was unusual in that it started on a Saturday and ended on a... More >>

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4th Battalion, 323rd Regiment Drill Sergeant Receives Fort Jackson Command Coin

On a cool November morning, rain was rolling in on Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry, 193rd Brigade—a Basic Training Company at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. The trainees were in the end stages of Blue Phase and were nearing a victorious... More >>

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STRAIGHT SHOOTER Iroquois Warrior seeks spot on Team USA for 2020 Olympics

While most people look forward to seeing the Olympic Games every couple of years, one U.S. Army Reserve Soldier is looking to do more than watch the games, she wants to compete in them. Staff Sgt. Sandra Uptagrafft, a medical logistic specialis... More >>

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