Capt. Codie Fields, a field artillery officer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 41st Fires Brigade, uses the Bod Pod, a device that determines a person's body fat composition at the Soldier Family Fit Facility on, Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 26, 2014. The device is one of many tools utilized by the facility.

Army uses holistic approach to weight loss

The staff at the Soldier Family Fit Facility at Fort Hood, Texas, utilizes a multi-tiered approach to weight loss. The staff provides guidance for Soldiers and family members, seeking to not only help them lose weight but also helping identify the......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 post- mobilization 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.


There is an amazing network of disciplined, caring, dedicated and skilled First Army observer coach/trainers throughout the command who focus every day on developing and executing tough, realistic Reserve Component training.

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

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