Veteran Appreciation Golf Tournament
Veteran Appreciation Golf Tournament

| 03/21/2014

Veteran, join us for golf clinic, lunch  and 18 holes of golf—on us!Veteran Appreciation Golf Tournament Sponsored by Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach REGISTRATION:  Saturday 22 March 2014 starting at 7:00 AM Free! Read More...

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From the Commanding General
From the Commanding General

By Maj. Gen. Leslie Purser | 04/04/2014

Webster defines resilience as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties or toughness; an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. I’ve often wondered why some people seem to remain calm in the face of challenges, while others seem to fall apart? People that are able to keep their cool have what psychologists call resilience, or an ability to cope with problems and setbacks. Resilient people are able to utilize their skills and strengths to cope and recover. I can’t overstate the importance of resilience among our Soldiers, civilians and Family members. The term has come into the Army lexicon as a way to e... Read More...

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From the Command Sergeant Major...
From the Command Sergeant Major...

By Command Sgt. Maj. Rocci R. DeRezza | 04/04/2014

My tenure at the 108th Training Command (IET) is winding down and I would like to finish my last few articles with remembering our fallen Soldiers. I had the honor to serve in the 3rd Iraqi Infantry Division with Master Sgt. Paul Karpowich, Lt. Col. Terrence Crowe and Sgt. 1st Class Robert V. Derenda in Iraq from 2004 – 2005. In this article I want to remember Derenda. Robert “Bob” Derenda was a native of Cheektowaga, N.Y., near Buffalo, N.Y., Bob entered the Army in 1986 and served five years active duty and then in 1991 he joined the U.S. Army Reserve in Buffalo, as a drill sergeant where he drilled for the next 10 years. He then joine... Read More...

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4th Brigade kicks off Drill Sergeant Preparation Program
4th Brigade kicks off Drill Sergeant Preparation Program

By Capt. Kelly A. Herring | 04/04/2014

FORT MCCOY, Wis. — Drill Sergeant Candidates from 4th Brigade, 95th Training Division (IET), participated in the inaugural Brigade Drill Sergeant Preparation Program Dec. 6-8. The Drill Sergeant Preparation Program is designed to standardize candidate knowledge and produce equal candidates that will have the knowledge and tools to succeed at Drill Sergeant School. The 37 Drill Sergeant Candidates completed an administrative and medical review, Army Physical Fitness Test (graded to Drill Sergeant School standards), and practiced pitching Drill Sergeant “Modules” in topics such as rendering a salute and standing at the position of atte... Read More...

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Last U.S. Army Reserve Cavalry Unit
Last U.S. Army Reserve Cavalry Unit

By Sgt. David McLean | 04/04/2014

LEWISBURG, Ky. — Stetsons and spurs are the signature items of the U.S. Calvary. They no longer mount and ride horses, but instead take to the ground and sky in vehicles that make them an essential force multiplier. The Troopers of the 2-398th Cavalry Regiment have another signature item of distinction; they are the last Cavalry unit in the U.S. Army Reserve. The last is not to be the least, as this squadron has a vital mission to train Soldiers. They will be taking over the One Station Unit Training (OSUT) mission for the 194th Armored Brigade at Fort Benning, Ga., during part of the 2014 summer cycle. With the warm, Georgia summer ... Read More...

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Military Advisory Group (MAG) Duties in Afghanistan
Military Advisory Group (MAG) Duties in Afghanistan

By Col. Todd Arnold and Col. Jesse White | 04/04/2014

FORT DIX, N.J. — The “Army of Two”—Col. Todd Arnold, 98th Training Division (IET), and Col. Jesse White, Task Force Panther, Detachment 106, reported for duty at Fort Dix, N.J. on October 1, 2013 and for nine months served in Afghanistan as advisory members for the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Command under the Military Advisory Group (MAG). The Advisory Team was responsible for the transition of the Afghan National Army General Staff- Adjutant (G1) and Plans (G5) section-- ensuring the organizations would be self-sufficient and prepared for the future role of Afghanistan in regional security missions and international r... Read More...

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All-American Soldier Mentor Challenge
Army Strong Zone
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The U.S. Army All-American Bowl
Timberwolf Pups
Drill Sergeants Judge High School JROTC
I Was Born To Do This
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Army Reserve changes commanders
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95th JAG Receives Award from his Peers
Civilian Lawyers Learn Military Law
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NRA/CMP National Championship M1 Garand Match
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ESGR - A National Voice for the Guard and Reserve
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Salute to Veterans
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Coin Design Competition
Nature: To be enjoyed
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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.

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