From the Commanding General

Greetings Griffon Team! With Summer 2019 in our rear-view mirror, we’ve reached the end of what is definitely the busiest time of year for our Command. This summer was no exception, with increased numbers of basic combat training missions and e... More >>

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Army Reserve Soldiers at Interservice Pistol Championship

Soldiers represented the Army Reserve competed at the 60th Annual Interservice Pistol Championship. Hosted and conducted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) June 16-21 on Phillips Range, Fort Benning, the Interservice Pistol Championship is a... More >>

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From the 104th Command Sergeant Major

Timberwolves, As Cadet Summer Training draws to a close, I would like to personally thank all the team members that had a part in the planning and execution of the Army Reserve’s largest CONUS training event. This mission would not be successfu... More >>

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Senior Drill Sergeant Leader Passes Out Wisdom for Drill Sergeant Candidates

Becoming a U.S. Army drill sergeant is no easy task. It requires just as much mental fortitude as it does physical. The career-changing course at the Drill Sergeant Academy is an intense nine weeks that covers a multitude of training.  More >>

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Clarifying Misconceptions

At a training command, the production of viable Drill Sergeant candidates is vital to the future of the mission. The requirement for regular update briefings to leadership at the United States Army Reserve Command (USARC) and the United States Army ... More >>

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The Making of a Drill Sergeant: Meet Sgt. Alycia Perkins

(This is part one of a three-part story.) People join the military for many reasons. For some it’s a chance to serve their Country while seeing the world. For others, it’s a path to new opportunities through education and experience. And for ... More >>

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Freedom Ride Soldiers Compete to Win it All

ARMED FORCES RESERVE CENTER LONDONDERRY, New Hampshire — U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 304th Infantry Regiment, 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), 108th Training Command (IET), competed in a freedom ride April 4-7 at... More >>

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VAPING: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Vaping is the newest trend in substance abuse. The definition is vaping is to inhale water vapors into the lungs. It is referred to as vaping because tiny puffs or clouds of vapor are produced when using the devices.  More >>

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Drill Sergeants Work on Their Soldier Skills to Become More Effective Leaders

The U.S. Army drill sergeant hat symbolizes excellence, making the wearer of the iconic Brown Round an image to emulate. However, drill sergeants don’t just leave the Drill Sergeant Academy infused with a career’s worth of knowledge. Like every othe... More >>

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From the 95th Training Division (IET) Commander

Those of you that had the opportunity to attend the Division Change of Command ceremony in January might have noticed something a little unusual. Like most incoming commanders, I left all current policies in effect. However, I also implemented a new... More >>

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Winning Spirit — Leader Training

I recently had the opportunity to attend a Senior Leader Training Program at the National Training Program at Fort Irwin, CA. During this experience, I got to see firsthand how units prepare for deployment activities and rotational training. Here, u... More >>

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Young at Heart, Body and Mind

While most Reserve Soldiers by age 53 are nearing retirement and are seeking less physically intense and demanding activities in their roles, one particular noncommissioned officer from Carmel, Indiana, is willingly volunteering for some of the army... More >>

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From the 98th Training Division (IET) Commander

To the Soldiers, Families and Civilians of the 98th Training Division (IET), I want to truly thank you for allowing me to be a part of the mighty Iroquois family and serve beside you, for the past three years, in the best Division in the United Stat... More >>

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Best Warrior Begins with a Twist

Twelve Soldiers from across the command competed in the 1st and 2nd Brigade, 104th Training Division (LT) combined Best Warrior Competition hosted by 1st Brigade’s Command Sgt. Maj. Todd R. Kaim held at Fort Knox, Kentucky March 2019. For four days,... More >>

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Prepping for the Surge

FORT JACKSON S.C. — The hot dusty terrain at Fort Jackson is a good representation for the conditions Soldiers training there may face in a real-world contingency operation. In order to prepare for the realities of war, Soldiers must hone the... More >>

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