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

By Combined Insurance | 06/01/2015

Finally, your job search is paying off and you have been invited to interview for one or more of the positions for which you have applied. That means it’s time to polish your interview skills. While interviews are generally tough even for the most seasoned of interviewees, they can often be tougher for military veterans who may have been out of civilian life for long periods of time.  Read More...

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

| 06/07/2013

As the 108th Training Command (IET) continues to grow, it will be difficult for the Public Affairs Staff to visit each brigade, battalion and company to cover news events. Public Affairs is the responsibility of commanders and Soldiers alike. The PAO is kicking off the Unit Public Affairs Program (UPAR), which will allow any Soldier to be the additional eyes and ears for your unit and the PAO. By volunteering you will assume the duties of UPAR as an additional duty. Read More...

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

| 06/07/2013

The 108th Griffon Association, an auxiliary support organization for the 108th Training Command, composed primarily of past and some present members is fulfilling its charter and objectives which are: Social contact media for past and present members. Provide scholarships for members and dependents for all units of the entire 108th Training Command Provide assistance to in need soldiers who have developed financial hardships due to deployment, training injuries or other service related matters. Assist the command with needs where appropriated funds cannot be used. Read More...

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108th Best Warrior Spirit
108th Best Warrior Spirit

By Staff Sgt. Andrea Smith | 06/07/2013

FORT BENNING, Ga. — The title of 108th Best Warrior may be what draws them --- but it’s the “Warrior Spirit” that will inspire them. Strength, determination, courage and loyalty. These are but a few of the words Brig. Gen. “Mikey” Kloster, commanding general of the 98th Training Division used to describe how she defined “Warrior Spirit”. The exhausting five-day command level event held Apr. 15-20 was hosted by the 98th Training Division (IET) and was fashioned to include a series of events comprised of Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills. Soldiers vying for the title were tested in strength, intellect, endurance, and character.  Read More...

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

By Spc. Andrew Baba | 06/07/2013

FORT SILL, Okla. — The 95th Training Division announced its Drill Sergeant of the Year (DSOY) on March 10, during a dinner and awards ceremony at an off-post sports club in Lawton, Okla. The winners in this competition were products of previous winning streaks at different levels of the Army formation up to the division level. The DSOY competition is an annual event in which the division brings together the finest drill sergeants from its various brigades for the purpose of selecting the most outstanding Soldier from among them. Read More...

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

Story by Staff Sgt. Andrea Smith | 06/07/2013

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — Fifteen drill sergeants, representing each brigade, went head-to-head Feb. 21-24 at Fort Jackson, S.C. to determine the division top drill sergeant. Following a weeklong series of physically and mentally challenging tests, 4th Brigade’s Staff Sgt. Ivan Torres earned the title of 98th Training Division Drill Sergeant of Year (DSOY). The days were long and grueling and the drill sergeants were required to perform the same tasks as the trainees they lead, evaluating their endurance, stamina, and character. Competitors took a written exam, wrote an essay, stood before a review board and were tested on marksmans... Read More...

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

Story by Staff Sgt. Shawn Morris | 06/07/2013

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — The commander of the Army Reserve’s 98th Training Division (IET) received promotion to brigadier general during a ceremony April 6 at the Maj. John P. Pryor Army Reserve Center here. Brig. Gen. Mikey Kloster became one of a small percentage of female soldiers to make general officer, and is one of the first women to command a training division in the Army Reserve. “You all helped me earn this star,” said Kloster to the 200 service members, civilians, family, friends and retirees who attended the ceremony, which was hosted by Maj. Gen. William D. Razz Waff, commanding general of the 99th ... Read More...

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

Story by Staff Sgt. Shawn Morris | 06/07/2013

FORT BENNING, Ga. — “Don’t stop.” This phrase has guided Brig. Gen. Mikey Kloster from her days as a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet to becoming one of the first women to command a training division in the Army Reserve. In keeping with the Army’s celebration of Women’s History Month throughout March, Kloster’s career serves as an inspiration to all who overcome obstacles to achieve their goals — to those who “Don’t stop.” “There are some odds that you are up against as a woman,” said Kloster, who currently serves as commanding general of the Army Reserve’s 98th Training Division (IET), making her the first female general... Read More...

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