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Echo Mission Helps Train Ft. Jackson Recruits
Echo Mission Helps Train Ft. Jackson Recruits

By Spc. Jeremiah Woods | 10/23/2017

Coral-red dust billows up and rests on several brand-new pairs of brown leather boots as a crowd of new recruits at Fort Jackson, S.C. shuffle into a formation on the Omaha Beach team live-fire range. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Gilbert Dillard Jr., a senior drill sergeant attached to B. Co., 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment at Fort Jackson, barks orders and the recruits respond with an abrupt sharpness they would not have known just a few weeks earlier. Dillard is an Army Reserve Soldier from F. Co. 1st Batallion 321st Infantry Regiment out of Lumberton, N.C., and is currently on active duty as a drill sergeant. From his demeanor ... Read More...

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‘The Tip of the Spear’

By CSM (retired) Milton Hardy | 10/23/2017

Someone once said, starting from the beginning is always best. In the beginning there were Drill Sergeants. The Drill Sergeants came to greet us at the bus. As young Soldiers, we were anxious to meet our new friends. Soon, frankly very soon, we realized they were not our friends. They were our Drill Sergeants. Lesson learned! There is a world of difference. Drill Sergeants are groomed to Coach, Mentor and Train young Soldiers, and sometime not so young Soldiers. Read More...

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The Force of the Future
The Force of the Future

By SPC Tynisha Daniel | 10/23/2017

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The Army Reserve held its 2017 Best Warrior Competition (BWC) here over the course of six days, June 11-17. 20 of the most promising warriors from the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) met at Ft. Bragg to vie for the title of best Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) and enlisted Soldier of the Year. Soldiers volunteered to compete regionally, within their respective commands, and those winners moved forward to compete here in the annual USARC BWC. Competitors Sgt. Michael Hughes with the 2-377th and Spc. Robert Lee Davis Jr. with 1-415th Alpha Company, represented the 95th Training Division (IET) and the 108th Training Co... Read More...

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Female DS Team Up With ‘Girls Who Rule the World’
Female DS Team Up With ‘Girls Who Rule the World’

Story by Spc. Tynisha Daniel | 10/23/2017

THE ROCK RANCH, Ga. — Nestled on the shores of a lake, just off a rural Georgia highway is the Rock Ranch. It’s here the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation hosts one of its “Girls Who Rule the World” mentoring camp. It’s also where, this year, you will find Drill Sergeants Kate-treena Orellana and Candice Beebe, with 3rd Battalion, 485th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 98th Training Division (IET), 108th Training Command (IET). Designed to enhance the development of young girls, the camp provides a forum highlighting positive self-image, responsible conduct and respect for self and others. To help accomplish this, the foundation reaches out ... Read More...

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108th Summer Training
108th Summer Training

| 10/23/2017

Across the 108th Training Command (IET) Drill Sergeants, Instructors, Soldiers, Leaders were doing their job to support our mission “First in Training.” The 104th Training Command (LT) could be found at West Point and Fort Knox primarily, showing Cadets what right looks like and influencing the leaders of the future. The 95th and 98th Training Divisions were scattered across Ft. Benning, Fort Sill, Fort Jackson, Fort Leonard Wood, and places in between as they influenced Basic Trainees and were the first example of NCO leadership for these young (and some not so young) recruits, turning citizens into Soldiers. Regardless of the mission, rega... Read More...

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Follow the Leader: Cadets Learn What’s Right
Follow the Leader: Cadets Learn What’s Right

By Spc. Tynisha Daniel | 10/23/2017

FORT KNOX, Ky. — The annual Cadet Basic Camp Course held during the summer at Fort Knox is based on leadership development and situational exercise to push the Army’s future leaders to their physical and mental limits while challenging them to discover their true leadership potential. Newly implemented, Cadets now receive hands on training by the Army’s most talented and promising one percent, Army Drill Sergeants. The assistance of Drill Sergeants with the new summer training for Cadets introduces Cadets to their first NCO leadership. They quickly learn from day one of training what is expected of them and see leadership at first han... Read More...

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From the 95th Command Sergeant Major
From the 95th Command Sergeant Major

By Command Sgt. Maj. John Stumph | 10/23/2017

Today, is another historic day as the Soldiers of the 95th Division continue to achieve the many missions assigned to the Division and Army Reserve. Currently, we have Soldiers deployed both overseas and stateside. These soldiers have the great responsibility to train and develop future forces that will not only meet the challenges today but adapt to defeat challenges yet unknown today. Soldiers must train to be fully capable to make the many decisions needed for success in the accomplishment of the mission. The “Iron Men of Mentz” continue that training today. While visiting Soldiers of the Victory Division as they learned new skills a... Read More...

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A New Star for the 108th Training Command
A New Star for the 108th Training Command

| 10/23/2017

Courtesy Story NAS PENSACOLA, Fla. — Aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Col (P) Mark E. Black was promoted to Brigadier General during a ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Mark T. McQueen, Commanding General, 108th Training Command (IET), on July 22. Having previously served as the Chief of Staff for the Training Command, Black will now assume the duties as the Deputy Commanding General for the Command. After completing the Oath of Office, Black remarked “it is an incredible privilege to be able to lead our great soldiers. As an Army, we ultimately have only one mission ... to fight and win our nation’s wars. I stand here befor... Read More...

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