Commanding General

From the Commanding General
From the Commanding General

Teammates! I take this opportunity to congratulate you on the extraordinary performance and service... More >>

From the Commanding General
From the Commanding General

Team Griffon, This edition of the Griffon provides an extraordinary opportunity for us to do a... More >>

From the Commanding General
From the Commanding General

My first assignment when I was commissioned 35 years ago was to the 1st Armored Division, Ansbach, ... More >>

From the Commanding General
From the Commanding General

To my Teammates of the 108th Training Command, it is my great privilege to share opportunities of y... More >>

From the Commanding General
From the Commanding General

Recently, Command Sgt. Maj. Riti and I attended the Army Professional Forum (APF).  In attendance w... More >>

From the Commanding General
From the Commanding General

Team 108th, As we a take a collective breath that our busy summer training season has conclude... More >>

From the Commanding General
From the Commanding General

This past quarter has been an exceptional one for the entire Command. As a recap: we bid farewell t... More >>

From the Commanding General
From the Commanding General

It has been said the United States Army is the greatest Army the world has ever seen in the history... More >>

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Command Sgt. Major

From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

Since my last article, I’ve attended many different events to include the Drill SGT of the Year (DS... More >>

From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

One of the biggest regrets I have is that I don’t have the opportunity to visit every one of the ou... More >>

From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

This past February marked my 39th anniversary of being in the US Army. Never in a million years did... More >>

From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

Today started out good because like almost every day, it started with physical fitness training. I ... More >>

From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

I always try to figure out what I want to write about in the next Griffon. This time it’s easy beca... More >>

From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

As always, I usually wait until the last moment to write my article for the Griffon. I also believe... More >>

From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

Several weeks ago Maj. Gen. McQueen and I attended the Senior Leader’s Conference in which General ... More >>

From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

I was thinking about what I would write for my next Griffon article when I received an e-mail from ... More >>

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Chief Executive Officer

Leaders of Change and Customer Focused
Leaders of Change and Customer Focused

It was great seeing you all in San Antonio recently at our annual Full Time Support Conference. As ... More >>

From the desk of the Chief Executive Officer…
From the desk of the Chief Executive Officer…

I hope you and your families had a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.  We are looking at firming... More >>

From the desk of the CXO...
From the desk of the CXO...

Dear Soldiers & Families: Please allow me to thank you for all the hard work you have done this ... More >>

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Command Chief

The desire to become a Warrant Officer and ‘new’ vacancies
The desire to become a Warrant Officer and ‘new’ vacancies

A beautiful fresh Spring season is upon us! The sun actually peaked through the clouds.  How marvel... More >>

Warrant Officer challenges, issues 2010
Warrant Officer challenges, issues 2010
From the desk of the Chief Executive Officer...

It is with great excitement that I begin my new position as Command Chief Warrant Officer of the 10... More >>

Farewell and Good Luck!
Farewell and Good Luck!

Since this is my last column I thought it only fitting to let each of you read the comments I made ... More >>

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In Brief

Army to focus on motorcycle safety in May
Army to focus on motorcycle safety in May

FORT RUCKER, Ala. (May 1, 2013) — May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and while the nationw... More >>

The Best of the Best Judges the Rest
The Best of the Best Judges the Rest

FORT DEVENS, Mass. —The fight is on; Soldiers have all but come to fisticuffs and are throwing ea... More >>

Strengthening Families in a Turbulent Environment
Strengthening Families in a Turbulent Environment

SEATTLE, Wash. — On March 25, members of the 88th Regional Support Command (RSC) and their partne... More >>

Soldiers Gold Mine
Soldiers Gold Mine
Nuggets to keep you informed

G1 Nugget ADPAAS Awareness WHAT is ADPAAS? ADPAAS stands for Army Disaster Personnel... More >>

Secretary of Army sets acquisition reform, outreach as priorities

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 6, 2009) — Secretary of the Army John McHugh gave Pentagon st... More >>

Volunteers lay 15,000 wreaths at Arlington Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va. (Army News Service, Dec. 15, 2009) — Volunteers placed some 15,000 wreaths on head... More >>

Army to increase medevac support, add new CAB, more UAVs

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 7, 2010) — The Army’s top operations officer said yesterday t... More >>

Army Reserve seeks to ‘balance the force’ with seasoned Soldiers

ARLINGTON, Va. (Army News Service, Dec. 14, 2009) -- The Army Reserve has increased its ranks by ... More >>

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Chaplain

104th Division (LT) UMT Workshop: Shoulder-To-Shoulder
104th Division (LT) UMT Workshop: Shoulder-To-Shoulder

REFORMATION The word reformed is a verb. It is action based. The definition of “reformed” is t... More >>

The Value of a Chaplain
The Value of a Chaplain

The U.S. Army Reserve is uniquely composed of service members who often live hours from their home ... More >>

The More Things Change
The More Things Change

I used to believe the old adage, “The more things change the more they remain the same.” As life go... More >>

Echo Mission transforms to adapt to new battlefield
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 Train... More >>

Unit Ministry Team provides religious support at Cadet Summer Training...
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 (RO... More >>

Drill Sergeant Trail Led Him to Chaplaincy
Drill Sergeant Trail Led Him to Chaplaincy

Lynchburg, Va. — God, family and country is not just a phrase. It has been a way of life for on... More >>

Strong Bonds Schedule FY 2016 81st Regional Support Command

Which Venue Should I Register For? Singles Event: Register for if you are not legally married... More >>

Unit Ministry Team Cadet Training
Unit Ministry Team Cadet Training

FORT KNOX, Ky. — Chaplain (Maj.) Todd Wolf, 104th Training Division (LT) Division Chaplain, condu... More >>

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Announcements

How to Prepare for That All-Important Job Interview
How to Prepare for That All-Important Job Interview

Finally, your job search is paying off and you have been invited to interview for one or more of th... More >>

Do you want to be a Unit Public Affairs Representative?
Do you want to be a Unit Public Affairs Representative?

As the 108th Training Command (IET) continues to grow, it will be difficult for the Public Affairs ... More >>

108th Griffon Association — fulfilling its mission
108th Griffon Association — fulfilling its mission

The 108th Griffon Association, an auxiliary support organization for the 108th Training Command, co... More >>

108th Best Warrior Spirit
108th Best Warrior Spirit

FORT BENNING, Ga. — The title of 108th Best Warrior may be what draws them --- but it’s the “Warr... More >>

95th Training Division Announces Drill Sergeant of the Year
95th Training Division Announces Drill Sergeant of the Year

FORT SILL, Okla. — The 95th Training Division announced its Drill Sergeant of the Year (DSOY) on ... More >>

Iroquois Drill Sergeant of the year
Iroquois Drill Sergeant of the year

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — Fifteen drill sergeants, representing each brigade, went head-to-head Feb. 2... More >>

Army Reserve division commander joins rarified ranks of female general...
Army Reserve division commander joins rarified ranks of female general officers

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — The commander of the Army Reserve’s 98th Training Divisi... More >>

Army Reserve general offers inspiration through achievement during Wom...
Army Reserve general offers inspiration through achievement during Women’s History Month

FORT BENNING, Ga. — “Don’t stop.” This phrase has guided Brig. Gen. Mikey Kloster from her days a... More >>

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Office of G-6

From the Office of G-6...

Most people know Army Knowledge Online (AKO) as the place for checking their e-mail and storing fil... More >>

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Office of Internal Review

Accountability of operations:  Every leader’s business
Accountability of operations:  Every leader’s business
From the Office of Internal Review...

As commanders and managers, we strive to achieve the command’s missions and goals. We must also pro... More >>

From the Office of Internal Review...
From the Office of Internal Review...

We as federal managers, Soldier and Civilian alike, we have an inherent obligation to administer In... More >>

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Retention Office

Alcohol Awareness

Alcohol dependence (defined as five or more drinks in the same sitting) is a powerful disorder with... More >>

Army to end Stop Loss and pay retroactive Stop Loss special pay

The Army will phase out “stop-loss” which mandates that Soldiers remain in the military beyond thei... More >>

Post - 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Programs

A lot of excitement is being generated about the new Post – 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) Education Ben... More >>

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Surgeons Office

All Soldiers are required to have the yearly standard influenza vaccin...
From the Surgeons Office...

The vaccine can be provided to you by your personal physician, local pharmacy  both at your cost or... More >>

From the Surgeons Office...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is considered an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is comprised of worrisome... More >>

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Business Transformation Office

Advancing Customer Excellence in 2010
From the Business Transformation Office

I am crossing my fingers that the Griffon and this article will be published prior to the Command’s... More >>

Advancing Performance Excellence!

”If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Exc... More >>

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Office of Staff Judge Advocate

Family Care Plan update (AR 600-20)
From the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate...

AR 600-20 (Army Command Policy) has recently been revised with important changes involving Family C... More >>

3rd Brigade conducts staff ride to National D-Day Memorial
3rd Brigade conducts staff ride to National D-Day Memorial

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Education

224 YEARS OF SERVICE
224 YEARS OF SERVICE
108th TC Bids Farewell to Retirees

CHARLOTTE, N.C . — On November 4, 2017, family, friends, and colleagues of six U.S. Army Reserve S... More >>

108th Training Command (IET) Celebrates, Honors 10 Retirees

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Retiring from any career field is a monumental accomplishment. They all have up... More >>

MISSION 2017
MISSION 2017

Charged with supporting two of TRADOC's five core function leads: the Center for Initial Military T... More >>

DSOY 2017
DSOY 2017

FORT LEONARD WOOD Mo. — After a week of intense competition, the 2017 TRADOC Drill Sergeant and A... More >>

‘New Kids on the Block’
‘New Kids on the Block’

Charlotte , N.C.  — The 108th Training Command has some new faces aiding in the fight of Army Re... More >>

SOLDIERS PROMOTIONED IN 2017 ~ HOOAH!

G CHANCE C MOTICHEK - SSG GEORGE C MOURTOS - SSG MICHAEL A MYERS - SSG CASEY L NAPIER - SSG HAILONG... More >>

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OFFICERS & ENLISTED

MARK E BLACK - BG JOSEPH A EDWARDS II - COL PETER M DUBININ - COL DONALD R ELLISON, JR - COL JAMES ... More >>

From the 95th Training Division (IET) Commander
From the 95th Training Division (IET) Commander

As we head into the holidays, many of us are looking forward to spending some extra time with famil... More >>

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DETC/AMCSUS/GoArmyEd

Culver Military: Educating and training teens for leadership since 189...

Steeped in a heritage that dates back 116 years, Culver Military Academy is a progressive college-p... More >>

What UMT Has Done For Me
What UMT Has Done For Me

UMT has helped me in more ways than I thought possible. I am in the Air Force Reserves and have a f... More >>

Greenville, known as Cotton Capital of the World
Greenville, known as Cotton Capital of the World

Only 45 minutes east of Dallas, Greenville, Texas is the perfect launching pad for fun, relaxation ... More >>

5 reasons why YOU should consider online education
<strong>5</strong> reasons why YOU should consider online education

With the growing popularity of distance education, online learning is rapidly becoming a convenient... More >>

FAQ on online college education

What sort of programs or courses can I study online? When you are looking for online college p... More >>

Signs of a “Military-Friendly” University
Signs of a “Military-Friendly” University

You’ve probably heard the term “military-friendly” used over and over again while researching which... More >>

Riley realizes results from UMT education
Riley realizes results from UMT education

Staff Sergeant Timothy M. Riley spent eight years, two months, and six days (not that he was counti... More >>

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MyCAA

Workshops for Warriors Nonprofit School Is the Ticket to a Clearer Tra...
Workshops for Warriors Nonprofit School Is the Ticket to a Clearer Transition for our Veterans

For most of us in the US Army community, it’s no secret that the skills many of our service members... More >>

The new MyCAA
The new MyCAA

It’s back — a new iteration of the immensely popular MyCAA program for military spouses is being re... More >>

MyCAA Program for Military spouses
MyCAA Program for Military spouses

As the mother of five children from ages three to 17, Lorena Howell’s household is frequently a whi... More >>

Military spouses take advantage of MyCAA program
Military spouses take advantage of MyCAA program

In the very near future it is likely that a classroom of eager school children will be spending par... More >>

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GSA/DoD

Handling your Office 2010 migration
Handling your Office 2010 migration

Microsoft Office 2010 is anticipated to have broad adoption in the upcoming year. Challenges includ... More >>

Norwich University offers diversity

Norwich University, located in Northfield, VT, is the birthplace of Reserve Officers’ Training Corp... More >>

Medical readiness training exercises provide a win-win situation
Medical readiness training exercises provide a win-win situation
Looking to the future

Humanitarian assistance exercises have long been a key component of the efforts of U.S. military fo... More >>

Civilian agencies look to Military technology for future response effo...
Civilian agencies look to Military technology for future response efforts

Since the H1N1 Virus first emerged this past spring, government and civilian agencies across the wo... More >>

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Home Schooling Options

Homeschooling Facts and Trends

There are about 2.3 million home-educated students in the United States as of spring 2016. This is ... More >>

Homeschooling on a Shoestring
Homeschooling on a Shoestring

Purchasing homeschooling curriculum for your children can be similar to buying a car for your famil... More >>

Education Without Limits From a School Without Walls
Education Without Limits From a School Without Walls

As a military family you understand, better than anyone, the joys and struggles of the calling. You... More >>

Felicia Jones – Not Your Average Teen
Felicia Jones – Not Your Average Teen

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. — Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, United States Army Reserve commanding ... More >>

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 necessit... More >>

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 — necess... More >>

Why Online Public Schooling Works Well for Military Families

Children thrive academically in a supportive learning environment that’s focused on their strengths... More >>

What’s great about homeschooling? CHOICE!
What’s great about homeschooling? <strong>CHOICE!</strong>

Winter is finally here and for homeschoolers that likely means you’ve got a few weeks or months of ... More >>

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Travel

Make Arlington Your Basecamp for Capital Exploration
Make Arlington Your Basecamp for Capital Exploration

A visit to Arlington, Virginia, directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., honors you... More >>

Visit Putnam County: Tastes and Talents Month
Visit Putnam County: Tastes and Talents Month

Spring is an ideal time to plan a visit to Putnam County, West Virginia. Spend an evening strolling... More >>

Color Outside the Lines at St. George
Color Outside the Lines at St. George

Do you always “color inside the lines” on vacation? You know, the regular touristy things like sigh... More >>

Find a Great Winter Get-A-Way in Hendersonville
Find a Great Winter Get-A-Way in Hendersonville

Located in Western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Hendersonville attracts visitors who want... More >>

Escape to Paradise: Alabama’s Gulf Coast

When you need a change of scenery, a little sunshine and quality time with the people you love, gra... More >>

Sequoia Foothills Celebrate 12th Annual ‘Hero Appreciation Months’ in ...
Sequoia Foothills Celebrate 12th Annual ‘Hero Appreciation Months’ in 2018

The tiny art community of Three Rivers, California, located at the entrance to Sequoia National Par... More >>

Spring in the Lowcountry
Spring in the Lowcountry
A Guide to the Spring Season in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Located along the South Carolina coastline, just east of Charleston, you’ll find the lively and cha... More >>

8 Reasons to Put Sevierville on Your Must-Visit List
8 Reasons to Put Sevierville on Your Must-Visit List

Sevierville, Tennessee, is quickly gaining attention from travelers who want a fun Smoky Mountain v... More >>

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