From the Commanding General

Team 108th,

As we a take a collective breath that our busy summer training season has concluded I can honestly say today, more than ever, I am impressed by the efforts of every member of the 108th Training Command. I have been very fortunate to have spent a large portion of the summertime traveling the country witnessing the solid work of our Soldiers helping to shape the Army’s might. Our new Chief of the Army Reserve, LTG Luckey, said that we need to keep the Army Reserve on the “Road to Awesome” with leadership, enthusiastic energy and execution. That means that there are no short cuts to greatness so we must continue to push to our limits to make our Army the best it can be. Our Nation deserves nothing less than our best in everything we do, never forget that.

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From the Command Sergeant Major

As always, I usually wait until the last moment to write my article for the Griffon. I also believe things happen for a reason. Every day I spend a good part of my morning answering e-mails (as we all do), and while doing so, I received a phone call from a Soldier that brought a problem they were having to my attention. The Soldier felt their NCOIC did not assist or support them in the way they desired to rectify their situation.

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From the Command Chief Warrant Officer

I am honored to be a member of the 108th Training Command (IET), serving as the Command Chief Warrant Officer.

I am also very proud to be a Soldier of the Army Reserve.

I want everyone to remember that this is a volunteer force, and that all of us made the choice to be in the Army.  Whether it was for Service to United States of America, college money, job training, or just something to do on one weekend a month, we all made the decision to sign an enlistment contract or take the oath of office.  We all have a responsibility to ensure that Soldiers do not lose sight of their commitment.

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From the 95th Training Division (IET) Commander

Everything we do in the Army is about leadership.  Mission success, as well as the future of the Army itself, depends on how well we develop our junior leaders, both officer and non-commissioned officer.  Think about these two statements.  Are they true? If so, then we need to think long and hard about whether we are doing the right things to develop our junior leaders.  Consider your own leadership skills for a moment. Then, here are some questions to ask yourself:

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Brig. Gen. Smith Relinquishes Command of the 98th Training Division (IET)

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith relinquished command of the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) during a ceremony at Brave Rifles Parade Field on June 26 at 10:30 a.m. Smith, who took command of the Army Reserve division headquartered at Fort Benning in November of 2015, exercised command and control of four brigades located throughout twelve states in the eastern U.S. as well as Puerto Rico.

The 98th’s primary mission is to provide drill sergeants to Army Training Centers, including Fort Benning. “The Soldiers of the 98th Training Division literally shape the character of our Army,” said Smith during the ceremony.“ The disciplined training the drill sergeants provide is the foundation to our Army’s success in combat operations.”

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From the 104th Training Division (LT) Commander

By the time this article is published, the biggest Army exercise will be complete. That exercise is Cadet Summer Training (CST) conducted at Fort Knox, Kentucky. While CST is a Total Army effort, it is safe to say that it would not be a success without the Soldiers of the 108th Training Command – specifically, the Instructors of the 104th Division and the Drill Sergeants of the 95th and 98th Divisions.

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Drill Sergeants mentor cadets for the first time, form bonds

West Point, N.Y. — The U.S. Military Academy at West Point integrated current drill sergeants during its Summer Training regimen for the first time in documented history.

The easily distinguished “round browns” could be seen traversing the Academy’s central area this summer as current drill sergeants trained cadets firsthand during the Leader Training Program (LTP). The program provides cadets serving in the cadet chain of command the opportunity, environment, and resources to hone their leadership skills as cadet noncommissioned officers or cadet officers.

The drill sergeants used the “train the trainer” method to teach cadet cadre how to effectively train new cadets in the Class of 2020 during Cadet Basic Training.

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Task Force Wolf reports Army Reserve mission success partnering with U.S. Army Cadet Command, CST16

Fort, Knox, Ky. —The brilliant hand-stitched colors of the Task Force Wolf flag took residence outside the Rankin building at Ft. Knox, Kentucky in early May preparing to receive Army Reserve assets to support U.S. Army Cadet Command’s Cadet Summer Training (CST16).

Brig. Gen. Darrell Guthrie, Commander, 104th Training Division (Leader Training) and Deputy Commanding General, Army Reserve Support and Accessions for Cadet Command stated “the primary mission of 104th Division is to support Cadet Command’s development of the Total Army’s future leaders.”

Task Force Wolf provides administrative, logistics, communications, and coordinates the efforts of various Army Reserve units who are supporting the Cadet Command’s mission. Army Reserve units provide Drill Sergeants for the Basic Course, Instructors, Chaplains, cross cultural competency trainers, and life support for more than 9,000 cadets, who attend CST.

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Army Reserve names newest Drill Sergeants

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — Gen. Andrew Bassford, and the 95th Training Division command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. John Stumpf, the guest speaker and former drill sergeant.

Stumpf, in his remarks, spoke of continuing the legacy of those Soldiers who fought before us by training the most capable fighting force in the world.

He said, “It’s not what you do, it’s what the generations that follow you do.

“Our survival as a nation depends on how well you train your Soldiers and the job they do. We learned that lesson from the greatest generation. How they perform on future battlefields is your legacy.”

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Senior leaders forum helps educate educators

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Close to 70 Military Science Instructors from 150 Universities spread throughout 26 states came together at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, Aug. 6 for a Senior Leader seminar hosted by the 104th Training Division’s 4th Battalion, 414th Regiment (SROTC).

Those MSI’s were there for an annual training development event designed to tap into Senior Leader mentoring and motivational techniques as well as provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and best practices within the battalion’s extensive Senior ROTC network.

“The goal of this event is very simple,” said Lt. Col. Greg E. Gimenez, 4th Battalion, 414th Regiment (SROTC), battalion commander. “This is a very talented group of Soldiers, but a lot of them come from backgrounds where they’ve come straight from active duty and they really don’t have an understanding of how the Army Reserve works and the options that are available to them.”

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Big 99

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — Victory has started on Fort Jackson for nearly a century.

The post that trains nearly 60 percent of incoming Soldiers inched closer to the beginning of its centennial celebration June 2 with a post-wide run and a cake cutting.

Soldiers across post gathered near sunrise on Hilton Field before following Fort Jackson leaders run across post in a warm South Carolina morning to be welcomed by cannon fire at Darby Field.

A single cannon shot announced each unit was near the end of the run route while Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier, Fort Jackson commander, enthusiastically welcomed the Soldiers to the last mile of the course.

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Echo Mission transforms to adapt to new battlefield

Fort Jackson, S.C. — In the hot, humid late afternoon of July 20, a platoon of Basic Combat Training (BCT) Soldiers are conducting a patrol near their command post’s area of operations during their final Field Training Exercise (FTX) deep inside one of Fort Jackson’s isolated training areas.

A loud whistle breaks the silence and almost immediately, shouts of “incoming!” echo through their formation.

They quickly drop to the ground to minimize their exposure. After the loud bang of the artillery simulation pyrotechnic “impact” has passed, complete chaos overtakes them.

There are casualties crying for help as well as status reports and “nine line” request, providing vital information such as location and tactical situation for the Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) team by radio to their command post.

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Task Force Wolf supports future leaders in FT Knox Cadet Summer Training mission

FORT KNOX, Ky. — Army Reserve Soldiers and the U.S. Army Cadet Command work together to train the Army’s future leaders during two training opportunities this summer with annual Cadet Summer Training.

Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 104th Training Division (LT) Task Force Wolf arrived here late last month to begin preparation for seven iterations of Cadet Initial Entry Training and 10 Cadet Leadership Course rotations.

“Completing CIET is a cadet’s desired goal and valuable accomplishment,” said Lt. Col. Steven R. Herold, Task Force Wolf commander.

CIET is a four-week, scenario-driven tactical exercise that pushes the cadets’ physical and mental fitness while testing their critical thinking during squad-level training opportunities.

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‘Making Gold Bars’ at the Cadet Summer Training mission

In 1916, then President Woodrow Wilson, signed into law the National Defense Act of 1916.

With the swift stroke of a pen, the Army’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps was born.

Today, Army ROTC programs, under the control of Cadet Command, have found their way into 275 colleges and universities throughout the United States and its territories; producing more than half a million new Army officers since the program’s inception.

While summers for most at these institutions of higher learning is generally dedicated to beaches in exotic locations and outdoor barbeques with friends, students in the Army’s ROTC program spend their summer break training for a career of service with the United States Army.

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WEST POINT JOURNEY BEGINS WITH R-DAY

WEST POINT, N.Y. — “Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.”
— George Whitefield

For more than two centuries now, thousands of our countries best and brightest have chosen the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York as the starting point for their journey of service to our nation.

Each year close to 1,300 future Cadets in the U.S. Army begin the process of admissions into the prestigious Academy nestled along the Hudson River valley. But before they ever begin the classroom portion of their 47-month journey with the goal of becoming 2nd Lieutenants they have to complete the Cadet Basic Training program.

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Cadets Against Sexual Assault (CASHA)

The program’s main goal was to act as peer trainers and advisers.  As part of their campaign, they used visual/audio tools such as the “tea consent” video.

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Unit Ministry Team provides religious support at Cadet Summer Training mission

Fort Knox, Ky. — From late-May to mid-August more than 7,000 Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets rotate into and out of FT Knox.   They attend one of two “camps”:  Basic or Advanced.  Basic Camp is for students early in their college careers and focuses on the basics of what it means to be a Soldier and an Army Officer.  One of the goals of Basic Camp is to introduce the Cadets to Army culture through traditional training from Drill Sergeants as well as providing opportunities for them to lead their peers.  Typically this is the point in which a Cadet determines if the Army is for them or not.  Advanced Camp is a pre-commissioning requirement normally attended by 3rd and 4th year ROTC Cadets.  Their camp focuses more on leadership skills and problem solving scenarios in a field environment.  All of this is to help prepare them to be future Army 2LTs.  As they say here at Fort Knox, the ROTC program has been “making gold bars (2LT’s bars) since 1916!”

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Change of command will be its last stand

SALEM, Va. -- Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade (Professional Development), 104th Training Division (Leader Training) hailed a new commander and bid farewell to another during a Change of Command ceremony May 21, 2016, at the PFC Cloyse E. Hall USAR Center.

Col. Mitchell H. Fridley, the outgoing commander of the of the 3rd Brigade (PD), 104th Training Division (LT) replaced Col. Richard L. Farnsworth during the ceremony hosted by Brig. Gen. Darrell Guthrie, commanding general of the 104th Training Division (LT) 

The change of command ceremony is a time honored tradition of great importance to the units and their soldiers. It signifies the end of one’s successful command and the beginning of something new, through the passing of the colors, during which the outgoing to the incoming commander. .

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108th holds General Officer retirement ceremony

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The 108th Training Command (IET) honored Maj. Gen. David W. Puster for completing more than 30 years of military service with a retirement ceremony held Aug. 13 at its command headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The ceremony, which is traditionally held outdoors, took place in the command’s drill hall due to sweltering temperatures outside.

A native of Nassawadox, Virginia, Puster entered the Army in 1980 upon earning his commission the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the College of William and Mary as an Armor Officer, majoring in physical education.

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Everyone has a story

Charlotte, N.C — The day you decide to make a career out of the Army is the day you resign yourself to the fact that life in the Army is hard.

Yes, that’s right. There’s no sugar coating it — life in the Army is hard.

You’re shipped off to a place, usually thousands of miles from your home, only to settle into a small town you’ve never heard of; forced to make friends with people of different backgrounds and cultures, only to be whisked away every two to three years to another destination you’ve never heard of.

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Military Style Obstacle Course Challenges Warriors and Citizens Alike

HUGO, Minn. — What makes a Soldier? Dedication, selfless service, commitment, perseverance – but most importantly the community. The American Soldier wouldn’t be able to successfully complete their missions without the support of the American people.

This summer Hugo, Minnesota, was the location for an Army Reserve-sponsored Tough Mudder held July 16 and 17, 2016. This 10 to 12 mile, military-style obstacle course has challenged more than one million competitors since its inception in 2010, testing the participants’ strength and stamina while building camaraderie.

For the past several years the U.S. Army Reserve has united with Tough Mudder in an effort to strengthen its partnership with the local community, while fostering the resilience of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians.

“I absolutely love having the military out here,” said Jennifer Friederich, four-time Mudder Legionnaire. “I have a lot of friends and family that are in the military. It’s great seeing them support everybody and their challenges no matter what’s going on in the nation.”

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Fundamentals are key for Soldiers in Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — Soldiers in basic combat training with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment at Fort Jackson, South Carolina braved the stifling summer heat working on the fundamentals of marksmanship on the zero range, July 14.

“Regardless of what a Soldiers military occupational specialty or branch is, when you get right down to it, they’re all infantrymen in a sense,” said Capt. Jason Vaughn, Company B commander.

Typically, Soldiers in initial entry training spend a total of 10 full days out of a 10-week training cycle just acquiring, honing and polishing their marksmanship skills.

“We start Soldiers out with the drills like the dime and washer drills and EST trainer to help them get the fundamentals down,” Vaughn said.

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Task Force Wolf Soldier mentors leadership on Field Leaders Reaction Course

FORT KNOX, Ky. — “This is my obstacle,” a sergeant states with his emphasis on ownership to a herd of eager Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) candidates approaching the third obstacle on the Field Leaders Reaction Course (FLRC) nestled deep in the Kentucky woods.

The obstacle consists of two six-foot walls and a scaffold starting about six feet from the starting line and spanned six feet apart. Painted black in small areas and bright, caution-yellow on most, it stands ominous and confusing among the sharp dapples of sunlight piercing through the forest cover.

“Not one team has yet to succeed this mission today,” he says after dramatic pause during the mission brief.

Handing an ammo box, gloves and a rope to a designated squad leader, he says, “Your group has 15 minutes to deliver the ammo box and all personnel through the Wall Banger.”

Participants may not touch any yellow portion or the ground below, he added firmly.

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Task Force Wolf Instructors assist Individual Movement Training during Cadet Initial Entry Training, CST16

Fort Knox, Ky. — “He said ‘set.’ it’s your turn to move, right?”

A Cadet nods.

“My weapon’s on safe, cover me while I move!”

The Cadet rushes forward, hits the mud in the prone. Transitioning into the kneeling position he throws a grenade.

In low-visibility with a continuous drizzle, eyes and rifle muzzles are alert and down-range.

Cadets perform low-crawl, high-crawl, three to five-second rushes, and grenade employment on the Individual Movement Techniques (IMT) lane in Hand Grenade Assault Course Training at Christensen Range during Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET).

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U.S. Weapons Demonstration gives Soldiers a taste of automatic weapons

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — Soldiers in Basic Combat Training with A Company, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment at Fort Jackson, South Carolina got acquainted with some of the Army’s crew serve weapons during the U.S. Weapons Demonstration, June 7.

On a typical summer’s day at Fort Jackson, Soldiers calmed their nerves and tried their hands at knocking down troop targets as well as burnt out hulks of armored personnel carriers with the M203 grenade launcher, M249 light machine gun, and M240B general purpose machine gun.

“Booooom! I love that!” exclaimed one Soldier with arms raised and fists clinched watching from the bleachers when a 40mm high explosive grenade exploded upon impact with a fire-charred deuce-and-a-half.

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Victory Tower lays the foundation for Basic Combat Training

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — Since 1973, new recruits in what is now called Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina have been challenging and conquering the 40-foot monster known as Victory Tower in their first week of training.

The original concept was to help Soldiers develop a sense of confidence and the willingness to overcome fears early on in their Army careers. The thought process is that a Soldier needs to be confident in their own abilities before they can truly start to work with other Soldiers as a team.

For many, overcoming that fear of heights can be a daunting task but a rewarding one once the feat is actually accomplished.

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Be A Patriot, Help a Soldier

By the time you read this, the 108th Griffon Association’s fall Golf Tournament will be history. If the success of this endeavor is similar to past years, over $10,000 will be raised for use by the association to support the entire 108th Training Command. This support is rendered in part by generous granting of academic scholarships for post secondary education. These scholarships are available to any military and civilian member of the command and its subordinate units, their immediate family to include spouses, children, and grand children. It is also open to former members who have served honorably. Since the first Griffon Soldiers and Families Golf Tournament in 2011, we have awarded a total of $33,000 to 34 family members and Soldiers. Applications for the fall 2017 academic year are on the Griffon website, www.108thgriffonassoc.com and are due at the address in the application by April 1, 2017.

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Suicide Awareness Month

September 2016 is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month which helps promote awareness and resources around the topic of suicide prevention.  Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background.  Thoughts of suicide are sometimes acted upon but can be prevented by seeking help.

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From Naval Aircraft Mechanic to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Management and Program Analyst

Heather McNeil, known by most as “Dee,” started her impressive career by joining the U.S. Navy in 1983, one year after graduating from Compton High School in Compton, California.  She wanted to learn a trade within the aviation field and was offered an opportunity as a naval aircraft mechanic.

Over the course of her time in the Navy, McNeil was deployed to Japan, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Diego Garcia, Guam, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.  She was honorably discharged after 13 years of service.

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The Battle Against Cyber Attacks

In June and July of 2016, hackers breached the databases for elections systems in Illinois and Arizona. Although Boards of Elections officials said they are confident the hackers changed nothing, the potential for disaster is real. The Illinois database includes names, birthdates, and addresses. In some cases, the last four digits of voters’ Social Security numbers or driver’s licenses were included.

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Fields of Green: 5 Routes Toward a New Career

This content is provided courtesy of USAA.

Whether you’re transitioning from military to civilian life or have decided to change career fields, your main goal is to find a stable, good paying job as quickly as you can. A strategic way to do that is to choose a job in one of the nation’s fastest-growing career fields.

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What Today’s Military Can bring to the Elementary Classroom

Sixty thousand teaching positions across the United States were left unfilled in 2015-16 according to the Learning Policy Institute. The Institute projects that by 2018, 112,000 positions will be vacant. In this interview, Dr. Scott Popplewell, who has taught in Ball State University’s Department of Elementary Education for 21 years, discusses how active military can prepare for a civilian career in a field facing a critical shortage. 

Popplewell is director of Ball State’s Transition to Teaching (TTT) program, available fully online except for student teaching. Popplewell teaches literacy courses and provides professional development for school districts around the nation. He is a former classroom teacher and is passionate about the quality of teacher preparation for today’s schools.

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Roehl Transport Offers Several Programs to Help Veterans

The Roehl Honor Program™ is a two-part program. It begins by giving you the recognition you deserve. The second phase is an apprenticeship. We’ve developed a training program that helps you not only take advantage of your GI Bill benefits, but also become successful in the transportation industry.

Roehl’s two-year Apprenticeship Program: This specially created Roehl training program, approved by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs, is a registered, national competency-based apprenticeship program. We will help you submit specific paperwork for the apprenticeship program. This program is similar to a U.S. military apprenticeship program, however they are not the same.

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Why Online Public Schooling Can Work for Your Family

On average, children in a military family move six to nine times during their school years necessitating numerous school changes. Continually having to adjust to new teachers, new classmates, and new curriculum can be stressful. For military children, online education provides consistency in their constantly changing world. With online learning it’s often possible to take their schooling with them no matter where they go.

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75 Years After U.S. Enters WWII

December 7, 2016, marks 75 years since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor — 75 years since the start of American involvement in World War II. For those unable to travel to Hawaii for this important moment in American history, landlocked Arkansas offers an enticing, and convenient, alternative: the state is home to the last floating Navy vessel that was present in Pearl Harbor during the attack, and the only place in the world to see two Navy vessels that bookend World War II.

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GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH

Alabama’s 32 miles of white sandy beaches and vast Gulf waters are the ideal location for an exciting yet rejuvenating fall vacation. During this time, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are booming with fun festivals, exciting outdoor adventures and of course, delicious fresh Gulf seafood.

From girlfriend getaways and guys trips to a week-long vacation with the whole family, the Alabama Gulf Coast has lots to offer its fall guests.

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Three Rivers, Lake Kaweah and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks — Military Friendly with Terrific R&R

We are preparing for our 11th Annual Hero Appreciation Months, a unique local program in which we honor our military along with our firefighters and all of our first responders, every January through March. You will see many 2017 events related to Heroes Months in the list below. They are free and open to the public — but that is not all we are doing!  Below you will also find a sample of other 2017 concerts, festivals and events, which we have already prepared for our community, and for all of our visitors.

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Thrilling Rides, Premier Halloween Event

If you love thrills, chills, and festive fall fun, then this is your season and Universal Orlando Resort™ is your place. From the high-speed screams of rides like Revenge of the Mummy™ to the food and fun of Springfield, home of The Simpsons™, not to mention the nation’s premier Halloween event — Halloween Horror Nights™ — you’re sure to feel your heartbeat quicken this time of year. With so much to see and do, guests need multiple days to enjoy it all.

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North Carolina Renaissance Festival

The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 12 stage theater, a 25-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast – all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure just north of Charlotte every Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 – Nov. 20.

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Experience Hendersonville, N.C.

Hendersonville offers year round experiences for people of all ages. With the fall harvest season upon us, agritourism becomes the prominent reason for visitation to our beautiful area. Several brochures are available that provide experiential guides to those seeking apple related itineraries, as well as, farm tailgate and curb markets. Locations providing apples and other fresh produce can easily be located on maps to save time. Request your Crest of the Blue Ridge Orchard Trail and Farm Market Trail brochures today.

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Spend the Fall Season in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

As the hustle and bustle of the summer season comes to a close, it may be easier — and cooler — for you and your family to travel throughout the south. In Mount Pleasant, the mild climate keeps the coastal community cool, allowing visitors to take full advantage of events and attractions the whole season. Positioned between historic downtown Charleston and the beautiful beaches of Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms, fun is never far away and visitors don’t have to leave to find ways to play.

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Historic Camden Celebrates Revolutionary War

Historic Camden will celebrate its 46th annual Revolutionary War Field Days on Nov. 5-6, 2016. The event, which features battle reenactments and living history demonstrations, will take place on the Historic Camden grounds located at 222 Broad Street, Camden, South Carolina 29020 — just a few miles up Interstate 20 from Columbia on exit 98. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

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Wytheville: At the Center of the Claw of the Dragon

It would be a challenge for motorcycle riders to find a more beautiful driving trail than the scenic back roads of Southwest Virginia. Looping through the Blue Ridge Mountain range, The Claw of the Dragon is becoming one of the most popular destinations in the South for motorcycle enthusiasts.

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Motorcycle Riders Love the Galax Area

Beautiful back roads are top on the list of favorite discoveries for travelers who enjoy taking adventures on two wheels. An area as rich in heritage and authentic experiences as Galax, Virginia, is sure to be a rider’s paradise.

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The Griffon Vol. 40.3 (Fall 2016)

The Griffon Vol. 40.3 (Fall 2016)
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The 108th Training Command got its start as part of an elaborate deception prior to Operation Overlord, the D-Day Invasion of France in World War II. The Division was a "phantom" division created on paper and assigned to the First United States Army Group under the command of General George Patton. We were the original Institutional Training (IT) Division and remain one of seven training divisions for the Army, Army Reserve and National Guard. The Griffon is in its 30th publishing year as an award-winning authorized publication written in the interest of the men and women of the 108th Training Command.

  • The Griffon is written and published quarterly in the interest of the 108th National Training Command. It is shipped directly to member's homes and to Training Command bases throughout the U.S.
  • The Griffon is regularly recognized by the Pentagon with their highest rating of Four Stars as one of the largest and most informative authorized publications in the Army.
  • Our members use The Griffon for prescreened, approved resources and opportunities for themselves and their families.
  • The Griffon is required reading material with a message straight from the General.