New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Steven Ferrari, deputy commanding general - support of the 42nd Infantry Division, observes simulated flight training conducted in a computer by members of the 42nd Infantry Division and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) on Fort Drum, N.Y., June 17, 2015, a during a multi-echelon integrated brigade training exercise conducted as part of annual training.

New York National Guard Soldiers hone mission command skills

New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Kevin Ferreira maneuvered his computer-generated UH-60 helicopter above the pixelated terrain below. Ferreira, a member of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, spoke through a microphone attached to a virtual......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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