Leaders, with 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard, listen to Lt. Col. Bryan Logan, commander of 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, as he tells about his unit's experience at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California, Nov. 19, 2015.

Active-duty, National Guard units foster partnership, prep for future

A lot goes into sending a brigade to a month-long exercise at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California, the Army's most realistic environment for commanders and their Soldiers....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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