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From the Commanding General

It’s been a wild ride for my first six months here at the 108th Training Command (IET). We’ve endured a global pandemic, prepared for the possibility of deployment, employed response teams and adjusted to the new “normal” of virtual Battle Assemblie... More >>

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Winning Matters!

Why is mission command so important? Of the many things we learn from facing the Corona virus, the importance of Mission Command must be number one. This is a version of what we will face as military leaders in a future war and, in reality, is simil... More >>

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They Call Her Senior

When most people think about drill sergeants, they think of Basic Combat Training. But where do those drill sergeants come from? To mold new drill sergeants, experienced drill sergeants must train and mentor noncommissioned officers to replace them.... More >>

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321st Drill Sergeants Take on a New Kind of Trainee

Photos by Sgt. Ian Valley and Spec. Jon Cortez 345th Public Affairs Detachment Drill sergeants from the 1-321st Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) were given a unique opportunity to step away from Basic... More >>

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‘Fanelli Finesse’ Leads to Dream Job

People who are passionate about cars undoubtedly know the MotorTrend Television show, Bitchin’ Rides. Capt. Frank Fanelli of the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) certainly did as a “self-taught hot rod builder and pinstriper” on YouTu... More >>

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From the 95th Training Division (IET) Commander

Since the last Griffon, all of our lives have changed dramatically. None of us expected all of the changes our society and world have made in order to deal with Covid-19. The complete effects of the Coronavirus pandemic are not yet known, but it is ... More >>

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Enhance Decision Making: Understand Risk

Leading large organizations is challenging, especially in uncertain times. Leaders are looked upon to make the right decision at the right time and it is paramount to consider risk and its potential impacts on the organization’s ability to accomplis... More >>

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From the 104th Command Sergeant Major

Greetings Timberwolves, Hope this message finds all of you and your families doing well. New challenges arose this year with the pandemic that spread across the world. It changed the way we think as a unit, an Army and a Nation. Flexibility and... More >>

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Volunteerism: A Way to GSD

New York City is only 800 miles away from Fort Knox, Kentucky,, but during this pandemic, it seems like another world. According to Maj. Michael Nguyen, every night in NYC is dead silent, a quiet broken only by helicopters and sirens. Soldiers are s... More >>

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Strong Relationships with Army Reserve Career Division and Reserve Component Career Counselors Keep Ranks Full

Imagine, or recall, being a 32-year-old Active Duty Captain. Your initial commitment to the Army is complete. You served 10 years in the Army leading Platoons, serving as the XO, and eventually leading a Company. You deployed once, or once too many ... More >>

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What is the Best Warrior Competition?

What is the Best Warrior Competition? It’s a question I struggled finding the right words to accurately depict, but I think the best answer I could conjure up was honor, everything that goes into it from the competitors to the cadre represents somet... More >>

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COVID-19: A Change in Mission

Coronavirus is changing the way we work, socialize, train, and live. The novel coronavirus swiftly spread throughout the world and has changed our daily lives and the way we interact. In the last few months, we have all had to hurdle unprecedented c... More >>

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Virtual Battle Assemblies: Is this the New Normal?

Recently, the world has been ravished by a new threat. This threat has changed each individual’s daily interaction. In fact as many of us are aware, it has changed corporate and even military interactions. How has the Army and specifically the Army ... More >>

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A Great Public Servant

From the center of Texas to the heart of southwest Minnesota farmland and then to the Pacific Northwest-- with detours through Kentucky, Mississippi, Saudi Arabia and Iraq—retiring 104th Division (LT) Deputy Command Judge Advocate Maj. Fred Inman ha... More >>

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Leaders of the Pack: 104th Training Division (LT) 2020 Best Warrior Competition winners

The 104th Division (LT) Best Warrior Competition (BWC) took place this year at Fort Knox, KY from March 5-7. The following competitors won the title of Soldier of the Year (SOY), NCO of the Year (NSOY) or Drill Sergeant of the Year (DSOY) for their ... More >>

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