Griffon Association announces First Annual Soldiers and Families Golf Tournament

| 06/27/2011

The 108th Griffon Association announces the First Annual Soldiers and Families Golf Tournament to be held at the Pine Island Country Club, Charlotte, NC on the 26th day of September, 2011. Read More...

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From the Commanding General…
From the Commanding General…

Maj. Gen. Robert P. Stall | 06/05/2011

Transformation is alive and well in the United States Army. There have been many leadership changes as well as new facilities that have taken place that affect our world. We welcome Maj. Gen. Richard Longo as the new IMT DCG at TRADOC, replacing Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, who took over as the next commanding general of U.S. Army Europe. Since July 2010, Longo has served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Training at TRADOC. Previously he served as the Director of Training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, Washington D.C. and as the Deputy Commander, United States Army Field Artillery Center and School, Fort Sill. L... Read More...

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Training and Manning
Training and Manning

Col. Timothy Welch | 06/05/2011

The nation’s reliance on the reserve components has caused a fundamental change in the way in which we are utilized. After nearly 10 years at war, the consequences of the paradigm shift to being an Operational Reserve Force are being fully realized. The intent of this article is to start professional dialogue on how we might better train and man the reserve components to meet requirements. As you read, think about the full-spectrum of missions that we perform, those that we anticipate performing and how this might apply. Please send comments and thoughts to [email protected] . Beginning with Operations DESERT STORM and DESERT S... Read More...

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

Command Sgt. Maj.William J. Payne | 06/05/2011

As my days start to wind down as the Command Sgt. Maj. of the 108th Training Command, I just want to tell you what a privilege it has to serve as your Command Sgt. Maj over these past few years. I have had the chance to visit units and Soldiers throughout this command in places I could only identify on a map before starting my tenure and the ride has been spectacular. Farewell to Brig. Gen. Daniel York as he completes his tour as the commanding general of the 104th Training Division (LT). His enthusiasm, dedication and leadership will leave the 104th in a good position for the new commander. Read More...

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A New Challenge and Farewell
A New Challenge and Farewell

Command Chief Warrant Officer Shirley Moser | 06/05/2011

This year has been a very demanding and fulfilling year for me. I look back at what I hoped to accomplish as the 108th Training Command Chief Warrant Officer and feel that I have been successful with the assistance of many of the warrant officers in this command. We started some programs that never existed and have opened many new vacancies for Warrant Officer Candidates. There is much more work to be done with the mentorship program but I think conducting our first Warrant Officer Workshop was a good start. We were able to develop a Warrant Officer Facebook page and set up a Warrant Officer network with a Deputy Command Chief Warrant Office... Read More...

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Warriors are We...
Warriors are We...
95th Division Soldiers vie for Best Warrior titles

Spc. Joshua Flowers | 06/05/2011

FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -— Military competition has been an essential driving force for Soldier readiness since the glory days of Sparta. In the spirit of the fighting men of ages long past, these contests foster an environment of martial excellence and competitive resolve which determines who among the ranks will reserve the right to call themselves “the best of the best.” On March 28th, forty of the 95th Training Division’s elite Soldiers made their way to the rolling hills of Ft. Hunter Liggett, Calif., to compete in the Division’s Best Warrior Competition (BWC). After a grueling week of competition, three Soldiers emerged from... Read More...

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Soldiers of Excellence
Soldiers of Excellence

Sgt. 1st Class Mary J. Wade and Staff Sgt. Richard Harris | 06/05/2011

FORT EUSTIS, Va.— Every 98th Training Division Soldier knows there’s a tenuous moment during serious, strenuous training when the body battles the mind. The words, which begin only as a whisper, can rise to a thunderous crescendo and the subsequent noise fills our heads with fear and we suffocate with doubt. “Just quit!” What makes some Soldiers crumble during these times while others, rise to the challenge and overwhelmingly succeed against all odds? This is what separates an Iroquois warrior apart from all others. It is his/her ability to silence the doubts and find strength in the fact that you have received the proper ins... Read More...

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1-323rd (BCT) Battalion Change of Command
1-323<sup>rd</sup> (BCT) Battalion Change of Command

1st Lt. William Biggers | 06/05/2011

CARY, N.C. — On March 20, 2011, with Soldiers and smiling family members looking on, Lt. Col. B. Scott Maddrea assumed command of the 1-323 Basic Combat Training (BCT) Battalion, headquartered in Cary, N.C. The change of command ceremony featured the ceremonial passing of the battalion colors from the outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Brydon D. Jackson to Col. Ronald A. Bassford, commander of the 2nd Brigade Commander, 98th Division, symbolizing the completion of his tour of duty and relinquishment of command. Bassford, in turn, passed the unit colors to Maddrea. The change of command ceremony is a military tradition that is rich with symb... Read More...

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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.