From the Commanding General
From the Commanding General

By Maj. Gen. Mark T. McQueen | 04/18/2017

To my Teammates of the 108th Training Command, it is my great privilege to share opportunities of your successes with others.  That was no less the case when I was honored by the invitation of an extraordinary leader and partner, CSM Gilmer, the Commandant of the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy to speak at the graduation ceremony conducted on March 8, 2017.  There were 91 graduates, 16 from the 108th.  Of the 16, five were on the Commandant’s list.  One stood alone with the trifecta of excellence: Commandant’s List, Distinguished Honor Graduate, and Iron Drill: Female.  That was SSG Brianna Popp.  The following is an excerpt of the remarks ... Read More...

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HOWE SPRINGS FIRE DEPT.
HOWE SPRINGS FIRE DEPT.
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2017 ONE Boat Transport Trailer 500TT, steel poly runners, running lights, winch, spare carrier with spare tire. Read More...

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From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

By Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Riti | 04/18/2017

Today started out good because like almost every day, it started with physical fitness training. I know I say this often in my articles but when you start your day off with PT, it’s going to be a great day because PT sets the tone of the day. Today started out good because like almost every day, it started with physical fitness training. I know I say this often in my articles but when you start your day off with PT, it’s going to be a great day because PT sets the tone of the day. As my battle buddy MG McQueen and I travel around visiting our units, I’m seeing a number of Soldiers in our formations who are not presenting a professi... Read More...

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Taking Up the Army Challenge
Taking Up the Army Challenge

By Chief Warrant Officer Edward Salazar | 04/18/2017

Serving our country in the Armed Forces is a challenge in itself.  The life of a United States Armed Forces service member is unlike most other forms of employment.  Although other businesses have contracts, the contract you sign or oath you take with the Armed Forces says something about your character on the day you sign, and will ultimately say something about who you become as the years go by.  Simply serving in the Armed Forces is no longer enough, we all have a responsibility to be ready to fight when called upon.  In 1982 when I first enlisted, I knew there would be hard work to do, but I never realized just how much it means to ... Read More...

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Female Drill Sergeants Play Vital Role
Female Drill Sergeants Play Vital Role

Photos and Story by Maj. Michelle Lunato | 04/18/2017

The drill sergeant hat is an icon in the Army that creates vivid images. When people see a Soldier wearing it, they immediately feel respect because they know it is a job that is earned, not given. The hat that comes to mind for most, is the male drill sergeant hat, the brown round. However, the female drill sergeant hat holds just as much responsibility. It just hasn’t been around as long, or as much, but it certainly has history. Read More...

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Task Force Marshall Change of Command
Task Force Marshall Change of Command

By Stephanie A. Hargett | 04/18/2017

CAMP MCCRADY, S.C. — Soldiers and Sailors gathered at Camp McCrady, Eastover, S.C., for the Task Force Marshall transfer of authority ceremony Jan. 5, 2017.  The Task Force Marshall training mission formed in 2004, and the 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training) took on the responsibility to provide a task force for the U.S. Army Reserve. Made up of a a battalion size element of drill sergeants along with civilians counterparts, the 108th Soldiers provide a 12 day basic skills refresher course to mobilized Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers. 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.

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