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From the Commanding General

Greetings Griffon Team! Fall is definitely in the air and our busiest time of year, the summer training season, is complete. Great job by all who played critical roles in executing reception and committee missions, Basic Combat Training and One... More >>

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From the Command Sergeant Major

The band of excellence - The Army is a standards based performance oriented institution with 244 years of success on the battlefield. The Army established performance standards to successfully execute the task and collective mission. The band of exc... More >>

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The Making of a Drill Sergeant: Going to the Drill Sergeant Academy with Sgt. Alycia Perkins

(This is part 2 of a 3 part story.) Standing before the academy, she paused and collected her thoughts. Once she walked through the doors, it would be full throttle, game-face action. She’d be challenged, mentally and physically. And she’d ha... More >>

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Smith, George named Army Reserve NCO and Soldier of the Year

After five days of grueling heat, humidity, and very little sleep, nearly 60 U.S. Army Reserve noncommissioned officers and enlisted Soldiers were narrowed down to two at the 2019 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition. More >>

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Right place, right time: Soldiers deliver heroic response to car accident

During the early evening of Aug. 15, Sgt. Roger Williams had left Fort McCoy to go back to his hotel in Sparta, Wis., after wrapping up a day of training at the installation. Little did he know his drive back to the hotel would play a role in saving... More >>

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Making the Competition

Tucked back in the cubicles, in the Operations section of the 108th Training Command (IET) headquarters is a trio of desks. They house computers, phones, paperwork, office supplies, a few photos, some memorabilia. To most, they are just a few desks.... More >>

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Training the Trainers

As cadre for the 108th Training Command (IET) Best Warrior competition, the Drill Sergeants assigned as instructor trainers knew to expect long hours, limited sleep, and the satisfaction of knowing they helped provide a stressful, competition driven... More >>

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Band of Excellence

If you Google “Band of Excellence Army,” you may be surprised that Army Doctrine Publication 7-0 Training, comes up as one of the top search results. In paragraph 4-7 of ADP 7-0, it states, “Once the unit attains required task and weapon proficienci... More >>

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Leadership Essentials

As leaders we learned early and throughout our military education what leadership is and how it should be implemented. Soldiers will follow a good leader anywhere and under any conditions. While many factors decide the outcomes of a successful missi... More >>

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Making History Crossing Old Boundaries

It’s been three years since the Army first started accepting women into its infantry, armor, fire support specialist and special operator communities. Before this shift, one option female Soldiers had to positively affect the Combat Arms community, ... More >>

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From the 98th Training Division (IET) Commander

I am honored and privileged to once again be a member of the 108th Training Command (IET) and to command the great Division of Iroquois Warriors. Since many of you may not know me, I’ll take some time in my first article to introduce myself. More >>

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Army Reserve Division welcomes new commander at Fort Benning

FORT BENNING, Ga . — Family, friends and Soldiers from the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) welcomed their new commanding general, Brig. Gen. Tony Wright, and bid a fond farewell to their out-going commander, Brig. Gen. Miles A. Davi... More >>

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Navy Prepares to Deploy (with Army Help)

At McCrady Training Center a container village sits in an open field and acts as an urban warfare training site. Devoid of furniture within its buildings or cars parked nearby, it is a solitary site. Sailors outfitted in full body armor, M4 and M9 w... More >>

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Airborne Drill

In 2009, Staff Sgt. Goodrich was sitting in college at Central Michigan University thinking about joining the Reserve Officer Training Course program when he enlisted. Instead, he attended basic combat training that summer and became a Military Poli... More >>

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Serving Before She Could Vote — From Immigrant to Soldier to Citizen

As stood before the formation, she looked down at her daughter pinning the new rank of major on her uniform. Then, she glanced over at her mother who was beaming with pride.   More >>

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