Soldiers, with the 1st Battalion, 204th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Mississippi Army National Guard, emerge after a storm to prepare to fire a Stinger ground-to-air missile from an Avenger vehicle platform during a pre-deployment live-fire exercise on Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 7, 2015.

Mississippi National Guardsmen prepare to defend capital

Mississippi Army National Guardsmen, with the 1st Battalion, 204th Air Defense Artillery, or ADA, Regiment, finalized their pre-deployment training for a nearly yearlong rotation in the National Capital Region with a live-fire exercise....READ MORE

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First Army, as FORSCOM's designated coordinating authority for implementation of the Army Total Force Policy, partners with USAR and ARNG leadership to advise, assist, and train RC formations to achieve Department of the Army directed readiness requirements during both pre- and postmobilization through multicomponent integrated collective training, enabling FORSCOM to provide Combatant Commanders trained and ready forces in support of worldwide requirements.


First Army designs and conducts collective training and exercises to train RC Soldiers, staffs and command teams. Our observer coach/trainers provide training support to RC forces to achieve and sustain training readiness.


"In 2016, First Army will set the conditions for the readiness of the Army's total force for years to come. Bold Shift delivers: habitual partnerships, the right training support at the right time, increased predictability for reserve- component units, optimized reserve-component readiness and reduced postmobilization training time"

Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, Commanding General, First Army

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