Archive: 80th TC

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  • 80th TC headquarters conducts mass reenlistment in support of Operation Full Court Press

    Mar 12, 2015

    North Chesterfield, Va. -- Junior and senior noncommissioned Officers of three separate Army Reserve commands each took an oath to continue serving during a mass reenlistment ceremony at the 80th Training Command Headquarters, Richmond, Va. Mar. 7, 2015.

  • One team, one fight, One Army School System

    Mar 6, 2015

    Sgt. Christopher Flowers, an active duty Soldier assigned to U.S. Africa Command, was surprised when he found out that he was scheduled to attend an Army Reserve school taught by Army Reserve instructors. The Human Resource Specialist said he was confused because Soldiers in his career field usually attend the Advanced Leader Course at Fort Jackson, S.C. "I was a little afraid at first, you know? 'This don't sound right'," Flowers said he thought to himself.

  • Son of honor

    Feb 22, 2015

    People don't have to like you, but if you're competent at your job then they have to respect you. That's the message Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Brashear wanted the Reserve Soldiers and civilians of the 80th Training Command (TASS) headquarters to walk away with, after he spoke to them in Richmond, Va., Feb. 20, 2015, as part of the unit's Black History Month observance.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Norris earns 80th Training Command Salley Award

    Feb 21, 2015

    CAMP BULLIS, TEXAS. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Norris, 3rd Battalion, 379th Regiment. (LS), received the "Command Sergeant Major Salley" award, here Feb. 7, 2015. "It is a very distinct honor to receive this award and to be held in high regard of company like Command Sgt. Maj. Salley and the company of others who have received this award since its inception," Norris said.

  • Cool class in a cold climate

    Feb 20, 2015

    Along with other Northeast areas, Fort Devens Mass., received massive amounts of snow from a series of blizzards during the winter of 2015, which presented unusual challenges for students and instructors at Regional Training-Site-Maintenance, Devens. Twenty to 30 inches of snow caused the wheeled vehicle non-commissioned officer Advanced Leader Course instructors to adjustment their curriculum so students could train to Army standard.

  • 100th, 102d Training Division Soldiers claim 80th Training Command 2015 'Best Warrior' titles

    Feb 11, 2015

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- Staff Sgt. Jordan Stubblefield, 100th Training Division, and Spc. Rachel Bower, 102nd TD, won the 80th Training Command Best Warrior Competition here in the non-commissioned officer and lower enlisted Soldier categories, respectively, Feb. 5-7, 2015. "It is an honor, especially among these competitors, to win as best warrior," Stubblefield said. "I could not have made it without my sponsor who propelled me through."

  • 80th Training Command Family Readiness Programs co hosts Military Maker Festival

    Feb 8, 2015

    Major General A.C. Roper, commander of the 80th Training Command, chuckled as he deftly operated a remote-controlled robot at the 80th TC's first ever Military Maker Festival at the Lotts Conference Center, Richmond, VA on February 7th, 2015.

  • 94th Training Division Soldier receives Samuel Sharp Award

    Feb 6, 2015

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Soldiers compete for 2015 'best warrior' title

    Feb 5, 2015

    Camp Bullis, Texas (Feb. 5, 2015) --Approximately 15 Reserve Soldiers from across the nation kicked off the 80th Training Command (TASS) annual Best Warrior Competition here today.

  • National African American History Month 2015

    Feb 3, 2015

    With tremendous strength and abiding resolve, our ancestors -- some of whom were brought to this land in chains -- have woven their resilient dignity into the fabric of our Nation and taught us that we are not trapped by the mistakes of history

  • Results of 80th Training Command (TASS) Miliary Family Appreciation Month photo contest

    Jan 5, 2015

  • The 80th TASS Training Center at Fort Knox proves The Army School System saves time and money

    Nov 21, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The phrase "one team, one fight" is a familiar battle cry in today's U.S. military and is embodied by the Army School System (TASS), as the "proof of principle" class of the Unit Supply Specialist (92 Y) Advanced Leader Course recently demonstrated at the 80th TASS Training Center in Fort Knox, Kentucky.

  • 94th Training Division Master Fitness Trainer Instructors conduct Performance Triad program

    Nov 6, 2014

  • Cooking up a new job at the 80th TASS Training Center

    Nov 1, 2014

    Too many cooks in the kitchen can sometimes cause problems, but for Soldiers going through the Food Service Specialist course offered by the 80th TASS Training Center, one more cook in the kitchen is a problem solver.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Instructor of the Year credits resilience for achievement

    Oct 22, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2014) --- Sgt. 1st Class Raymundo Soto, an All Source Intelligence Analyst senior instructor assigned to 6th Military Intelligence Battalion/95th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 100th Training Division, beat out seven other competitors to win the 80th Training Command (TASS) Instructor of the Year Competition here Oct. 20 and 21.

  • Best of the best earn top honors during 800th LSB 'Truck Rodeo'

    Sep 29, 2014

    FORT KNOX, KY. -- Staff Sgt. Jason O'Farrell, C Co, 4/321st, and Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Wierzbick, A Co, 3/399th Logistical Support Brigade were the top performers, respectively, in the driver and mechanic categories of the 800th LSB's Logistical Training Exercise, also known as a "Truck Rodeo," here Sept. 18-20, 2014.

  • Col. (P) Jason Walrath takes the reins of the 100th Training Division (OS)

    Sep 23, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- On a hazy Sunday morning at Fort Knox's Brook Parade Field, Col. (P) Jason L. Walrath took the reins of leadership for the 100th Training Division (OS) from Brig. Gen. Mark C. Arnold in a ceremony officiated by Brig. Gen. Richard Torres, deputy commander of the 80th Training Command (TASS), Sept. 21, 2014.

  • The Army people were at my school today: 80th TC Soldiers visit Danbury Conn. boys academy

    Sep 17, 2014

    Kamaal Mclean-Felix had an unforgettable 13th birthday surprise when six Reserve Soldiers from the 80th Training Command (TASS) presented him with a birthday gift, then asked his classmates to join in and sing happy birthday at Pathways Academy, Danbury, Conn. Sept. 10, 2014. The eighth grader scored a camouflage blanket and a handmade greeting card signed by all six Soldiers. They also brought cupcakes, which Mclean-Felix's classmates eagerly ingested in recognition of the occasion.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) instructors visit Canadian counterparts

    Sep 16, 2014

    When it comes to innovation and improving the quality of military instruction, sometimes it helps to think outside the box, or even the country. That's the thinking behind the 101st Brigade Engineer's latest push to establish a long-term instructor exchange with their Canadian counterparts, a move that not only helps strengthen the bond with the U.S.'s northern neighbor, but also provides a unique opportunity to learn from and improve the training for both countries' military engineers.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Family Programs, Child Youth Services hold first Teen Council meeting

    Sep 13, 2014

    Caleb Strother celebrated his 15th birthday Sept. 6, 2014 during the 80th Training Command (TASS) Family Readiness Programs' inaugural Teen Council meeting which took place in Sterling, Va., Sept. 5-7. Strother, whose father Woodson is a sergeant first class in the 94th Training Division, commends his parents for suggesting that he volunteer as a council member. "If I was home I'd probably just hang out, play Xbox, and maybe go out for dinner, but being here getting to know these new people is really fun," Strother said.

  • Army Reserve command sergeant major addresses 80th Training Command senior NCOs

    Sep 9, 2014

  • Maj. Gen A.C. Roper assumes command of the 80th Training Command (TASS)

    Aug 24, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper took over the reins of the 80th Training Command (TASS) from Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety in a ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson, deputy chief Army Reserve, at the Fort Lee Field House Aug. 23, 2014.

  • 'General' change at the 80th Training Command (TASS)

    Aug 21, 2014

    Fort Lee Va. - Maj. Gen. Marcia M. Anderson acting assistant chief and deputy chief, U.S. Army Reserve, is scheduled to sequentially administer two ceremonies that will change the leadership of the 80th Training Command (TASS), the third largest command organization in the Army Reserve headquartered in Richmond, Va., August 23.

  • New leadership at 4th Brigade 94th Training Division

    Jul 17, 2014

    ATLANTA, Ga. (Jul 13, 2014) -- Col. Kris A. Belanger replaced Col. John W. Aarsen as commander of 4th Brigade Personnel Services, 94th Training Division (Force Sustainment) during a Change of Command ceremony at the Hilton Hotel.

  • A partnership for the fallen

    Jul 3, 2014

    Rosa Delia Guerro Lopez never joined the military, but now she wishes she had. Hollywood depictions of Soldiers cleaning floors with toothbrushes convinced young Guerro Lopez, now 42, and a pathology technician at the Institute of Forensic Sciences, San Juan, Puerto Rico, that the military was not the place for her. She associated the armed forces with conflict and knew nothing of benefits like free education.

  • Engineer students learn, redesign school's training site

    Jun 18, 2014

    Creating a new training site can be daunting, but Sgt. 1st Class Lance Widner and students enrolled in the Horizontal Engineering Specialty Reclassification Course at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., make the process seem easy.

  • 80th Training Command 2014 Best Warrior selected for Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Jun 7, 2014

    Now that Staff Sgt. Amy Justice has been selected for induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, the 30-year-old chaplain's assistant, 7/95th Regiment, 4th Brigade, 94th Training Division, is looking for her next challenge.

  • 80th Training Command course helps new leaders adapt to The Army School System

    May 28, 2014

    Master Sgt. Rafael Camacho describes the 15 years he spent teaching the Army Supply Specialist reclassification course as some of the most rewarding times of his life. The Army Reserve Soldier says, it's gratifying to meet former students who tell him of the positive impact he's had on their careers.

  • 5K fun run caps off 80th Training Command (TASS) headquarters Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 30, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Corliwoy Direny, human resources noncommissioned officer, 80th Training Command (TASS), finished the headquarters' second annual Sexual Harassment Assault and Response Prevention 5k run and walk event in 00:22:48, ahead of more than 65 Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians and family members at the Defense Logistics Agency Compound in Richmond, Va., April 24, 2014. The run and walk was one of three events the headquarters conducted in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

  • Maj. Gen. Gerety, Command Sgt. Maj. Wills visit Afghanistan bound SFAAT DET 82

    Apr 28, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety and Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Wills, commander and senior enlisted leader 80th Training Command (TASS), visited with the Citizen-Soldiers of Security Forces Advisory Assistance Team, Detachment 82 at Fort Bliss Texas, April 24, 2014. The 16 person team, 15 of whom are from various units across the 80th TC, is scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan in May 2014 to advise and assist the Afghan Border Police at Regional Command West near the Iranian border.

  • Citizen- Soldier's determination results in prestigious club induction

    Apr 16, 2014

    The journey toward induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club was a long but a rewarding experience for Master Sgt. Jessica Lam, 76th Operational Response Command.

  • 80th TC discusses One Army School System Concept Plan with RSCs during strategy session

    Apr 10, 2014

    The 80th Training Command (Total Army School System) conducted a strategy session with subordinate command leaders and representatives of the U.S. Army Reserve's four regional support commands at the 80th TC headquarters, Richmond Va. April 4, 2014. The session focused on a Department of the Army directed Concept Plan, which the 80th developed to support the One Army School System. The OASS standardizes education for Army schools regardless of component.

  • Salley award recipient credits military with citizen, Soldier skills

    Apr 7, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Louis Santos' leadership skills are tested daily as a business owner, in his civilian capacity, and as a senior leader and advisor at the 7/98th Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 94th Training Division.

  • Fort Knox capacity tailor-made for human resources training

    Apr 7, 2014

    Fourth Brigade, 94th Training Division, 80th Training Command (TASS) conducted two pilot Human Resources Specialist Advanced Leader Courses in March 2014 at Fort Knox, Ky., to determine the feasibility of having a permanent presence on the installation, and to administer, for the first time, the One Army School System Program of Instruction.

  • The JAG Corner

    Apr 1, 2014

    The 80th Training Command (TASS) Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is proud to share our newly published newsletter. We hope you find it full of useful information. If there are any topics you'd like to see us write about in future, let us know.

  • TTC Knox impresses CASCOM quality assurance team

    Mar 30, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Scott Milward didn't know what to expect after a two person quality assurance team from Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee Va., conducted an accreditation assessment of the Unit Supply Specialist reclassification course at 8th/104th Quartermaster Battalion, 1st Brigade, 94th Training Division, Fort Knox Ky., March 17-20, 2014.

  • Army Reserve Chaplain Assistant earns best warrior title

    Mar 26, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Kathleen (Amy) Justice earned the 2014 80th Training Command Best Warrior title surprising herself and many of her family and friends.

  • Soldiers strive to earn 80th Training Command best warrior title

    Mar 22, 2014

    Sgt. Ricky Barr of Covington, Ga., and assigned to the 9/108th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 94th Training Division, is one of 15 Soldiers determined to earn the title of 80th Training Command (TASS) best warrior.

  • Warrior Citizen tackles competition, saves lives

    Mar 21, 2014

    Knowing how to save a fellow Soldier's life in combat is one thing Sgt. Aaron Cooper is trained to do, and he uses these Army skills daily to save the lives of strangers in Wisconsin.

  • 80th Training Command Best Warrior Competition requires physical and mental fitness

    Mar 20, 2014

    Approximately 15 Reserve Soldiers from across the nation compete in the 80th Training Command (TASS) annual Best Warrior Competition here March 17-21, 2014.

  • Safety's 'looking up' across the 80th Training Command (TASS)

    Mar 20, 2014

    Maj. Woodrow Anderson did not expect to graduate with honors from the Army Safety and Composite Risk Management Course he attended at Fort Knox, Ky., but he plans on using his new-found knowledge to implement new measures that will improve his unit's safety program. Anderson said the course gave him a better understanding of a safety officer's duties and responsibilities, and he plans on taking a more critical look at the unit's safety program before suggesting some procedural and personnel changes.

  • Reserve Soldiers compete at Fort Knox for 80th Training Command Best Warrior title

    Mar 19, 2014

    Approximately 15 Reserve Soldiers from across the nation are competing in the 80th Training Command (TASS) annual Best Warrior Competition here March 17-21, 2014.

  • New leadership at the 94th Training Division as Brig. Gen. Cornett retires

    Mar 18, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Mar. 16, 2014) -- Col. Steven W. Ainsworth assumed command of The 94th Training Division (FS), replacing Brig. Gen. Don. Cornett, Jr., during a Change of Command ceremony at Soldier's Field House.

  • Soldier chooses duty above self

    Mar 4, 2014

    Despite life-changing news, Soldier continues to serve

  • Army Readiness Assessment Program

    Feb 26, 2014

    What is it? The Army readiness Assessment Program is a web-based tool that provides battalion or equivalent commanders with data on their formations' readiness posture by sampling unit safety climate and culture in five areas: process auditing, reward system, quality control, risk management, and command and control.

  • 1st Brigade 94th Training Division bids farewell to Lt. Col. Michael Bland, welcomes Col. Tim Dye

    Feb 23, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Feb. 22, 2014) -- Col. Timothy D. Dye succeeded Lt. Col. (P) Michael L. Bland as commander of 1st Brigade, 94th Training Division during a Change of Command Ceremony at the brigade headquarters. Brig. Gen. Don S. Cornett, commander 94th Training Division, reviewed the ceremony and thanked Bland for being the interim commander during a critical four month period when the brigade needed leadership. Cornett said the brigade's mission which involves training Quartermaster Soldiers is especially significant during the current Army-wide draw down.

  • 80th Training Command Instructor of the year wins USARC level, advances to TRADOC

    Feb 4, 2014

    A little bit of shock combined with some excitement, that's how Sgt. 1St Class David Dimoff described how he felt after hearing that he had been selected as the United States Army Reserve Command instructor of the year in the non-commissioned officer category. The water purification specialist instructor assigned to the 8/80th Quartermaster Battalion, 94th Training Division said the achievement doesn't seem real.

  • Squashing the stigma: 80th TC promotes healthy living to meet APFT, body weight standards

    Jan 21, 2014

    The 80th Training Command (TASS) conducted a health and fitness retreat for Soldiers with body weight and Army Physical Fitness Test challenges at the command headquarters, Richmond, Va. , Jan. 13-15, 2014.

  • 94th Training Division Soldier conquers jitters, wins 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year

    Jan 9, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2014) -- Sgt. 1st Class David Dimoff, a water purification specialist instructor with the 8/80th Quartermaster Battalion, beat out five other competitors to win the 80th Training Command's eighth Instructor of the Year competition here.

  • 80th Training Command instructor competition underway

    Jan 7, 2014

    Six Soldiers from the 102nd and 94th Training Divisions are participating in the 80th Training Command's (TASS) eighth Instructor of the Year competition at the 100th Training Division (OS) headquarters at Fort Knox, Ky., Jan. 6, 2014.

  • PTSD -- Is mental armor possible?

    Dec 20, 2013

    The goal of optimizing human performance and discouraging PTSD is the number one focus of the Army Study Program Management Office in the 2014 Army Study Program.

  • One Army School System epitomizes component cohesiveness

    Dec 12, 2013

    After 31 years of service as a Warrior Citizen, Master Sgt. Goliath Singletary is not ready to retire because he is waiting for one thing...the 80th Training Command's transition from the Total Army School System to the One Army School System.

  • CSM James Wills 2013 holiday message

    Dec 6, 2013

    It's been a busy 2013 and the year has flown by all too fast. As a command, we have done some great things in terms of mission, mission command, Soldier readiness, and working to transform the command into an even greater organization ready and relevant to support the needs of the Army. As a member of this command, you should give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back for your hard work and commitment.

  • Fort McCoy FY 2013 training totals surpass 125,000 personnel

    Oct 25, 2013

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy trained more than 125,000 personnel in fiscal year (FY) 2013, an increase of about 3,000 personnel from FY 2012 statistics, according to the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS). FY 2013, which spanned from Oct. 1, 2012-Sept. 30, 2013, included the training of 76,561 personnel for extended combat training (ECT) and 48,575 personnel for basic combat training (BCT) for a total of 125,136 personnel trained. In FY 2012, the total was 122,171 personnel.

  • The 80th Training Command's 'bottom up' approach to sexual assault, sexual harassment

    Oct 3, 2013

    While the Department of Defense wrestles with effective methods of dealing with sexual harassment and sexual assault, Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety, commander 80th Training Command (TASS), has decided to reach out to Soldiers and civilians command wide for their individual perspectives on the issue.

  • Where military and civilian jobs meet

    Sep 19, 2013

    The 3/399 Logistics Support Battalion with support from Total Army School System Training Center-Knox conducted the third annual 800th Logistics Support Brigade Truck Rodeo Competition at Ft. Knox, Ky., Sept. 12-14.

  • Citizen-Soldier is money in the bank

    Sep 14, 2013

    Kevin McCreadie, president and CEO of PNC Capital Advisors, says he wishes he had more employees like Col. Martin Schulz, commander 3rd Brigade, 100th Division, an Army Reserve command headquartered at Fort Totten, N.Y.

  • General officer puts retirement on hold to continue a legacy

    Aug 27, 2013

    RALEIGH, N.C. (August 24, 2013) -- As a child, Richard Torres would watch 82nd Airborne Division and Special Forces Soldiers parachute to the ground on Fort Bragg N.C. and knew he wanted nothing more than to join the Army.

  • Fun farming fishing, the future

    Aug 19, 2013

    Seventeen year-old Cantrell Curry, son of Sgt. 1st Class Judith Curry, a human resources noncommissioned officer at the 80th Training Command headquarters, Richmond Va., is uncertain of a career path, but as he prepares for the 12th grade, the high school basketball and track athlete said he has always wondered about the inner workings of greenhouses.

  • A league of her own: 102d Training Division athlete retires with honors, gratitude

    Aug 12, 2013

    Lt. Col. Renea Greenlee's participation in the Armed Forces Bowling Championship as a member of The All-Army Bowling Team marked the end of two careers for the Intermediate Level Education instructor formerly assigned to the 102d Training Division.

  • Col. (promotable) John Elam takes over the102nd Training Division (MS)

    Aug 6, 2013

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (August 5, 2013) -- Col. (promotable) John Elam assumed command of the 102nd Training Division (Maneuver Support) during a ceremony held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. on Aug. 4, 2013.

  • Cloud Storage Increases Threat To Military Networks

    Jul 23, 2013

    The latest cyber challenge that Army networks in South Korea, as well as the Department of Defense, is facing is the increasing use of internet based, or cloud, storage services which pose network vulnerabilities.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers have many resources to help build resiliency

    Jul 23, 2013

    Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Margaret Wilmoth spoke to the American Mental Health Counselors Association, July 20, 2013, about the Army Reserve's approach to mental health, focusing on rehabilitation and resilience programs like the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment program and Comprehensive Soldier Fitness.

  • 100th Training Division NCO inducted into prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Jul 19, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Rosemary Armijo, assigned to the 100th Training Division (Operational Support), becomes the newest inductee into the United States Army Reserve Command chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during a ceremony hosted by the 80th Training Command in Richmond, Va., July 13, 2013.

  • Change to Army Post-9/11 GI Bill transfer policy takes effect Aug. 1

    Jul 8, 2013

    Beginning Aug. 1, 2013, every Soldier who elects to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to a family member will incur an additional four years in the Army, without regard to their time in service.

  • ACU-Alternate uniform offers more fit options

    Jul 8, 2013

    A new Army Combat Uniform with special consideration to the female form is now at Fort Sill, Okla., and it is being issued to new Soldiers going through Basic Combat Training.

  • Humble warrior

    Jul 2, 2013

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Spc. Luis D. Melendez, human resource specialist assigned to the 5/95th Civil Affairs Battalion, 80th Training Command, Lubbock, Texas, is competing in the 2013 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition June, 24-28.

  • Memo from the Chief of Army Reserve regarding the 2013 administrative furlough

    Jun 29, 2013

    Our Army Reserve civilians have recently received their notification letters setting the administrative furlough requirement in motion. As we cross this "line of departure," I want to reinforce that sensitive nature of this action and the impact it has on the AR. Our civilian workforce remains critical to our overall mission accomplishment and the furlough will have a direct impact on all of us.

  • Identity Theft Prevention

    Jun 20, 2013

    Protecting against identity theft in a modern society full of impersonal, financial transactions is an important issue to both civilians and military personnel. In particular, military personnel and retirees remain highly vulnerable to identity theft. The magnitude of preventing against stolen identities is more apparent when one examines the lost savings, time, and effort to repair a financial reputation following the theft. Preventing identity theft is preferable for obvious reasons, but it requires diligence. There are many government sites available to offer advice and guidance on how to protect against identity theft and what to do when identity theft occurs. The government website ( features advice on how to guard against identity theft for just about every type of identity thief. The IRS also has tips on its website ( to prevent identity theft, and it has several links to other sources that are helpful in identity theft prevention and resolution. Some of those links are to the FTC (, the SSA (, and applicable law enforcement ( The following suggestions from those sources should help to guard against identity theft.

  • OPSEC: Helpful hints to prevent information spillage

    Jun 14, 2013

    Loose lips sink ships. A phrase first used on U.S. propaganda posters during World War II, it still rings true for today's military in the age of social media, a 24/7 news cycle and quick information exchange. All in all, it's now more than ever a "loose keys break knees" society. On post, Soldiers and Department of Defense civilians are trained to keep quiet on information considered to be matters of Operations Security, better known as OPSEC. This guidance also applies to Army Family members, contractors, retirees and others throughout the community. Operations Security, as defined by Garrison OPSEC Officer Jay Fangman, is "a systematic and analytic process to deny potential adversaries information about capabilities and intentions by identifying, controlling and protecting evidence of the planning and execution of sensitive activities and operations."

  • Sexual-assault prevention and response site provides resources for service members

    Jun 7, 2013

    The Department of Defense's sexual assault policy is that this crime has no place in the United States Armed Forces. Our men and women serving throughout the world deserve nothing less. Their leaders, both military and civilian, are committed to maintaining a workplace environment that rejects sexual assault and reinforces a culture of prevention, response and accountability. This website is a resource for all those who deal with or have been affected by this sensitive issue. Together we can achieve a culture free of sexual assaults.

  • Army promotes National Safety Month

    May 30, 2013

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army leaders are asking Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their family members to educate one another on risk and influence behaviors surrounding the leading causes of preventable injury and death.

  • Chaplain's corner: Clara Barton an American heroine

    May 23, 2013

    Although a schoolteacher by training, Clara Barton is best known for her tireless and sacrificial work as a nurse on the Civil War battlefield. Her wartime efforts and experiences are extraordinary; as was her faith in God. If ever there was an American heroine, she's one whose life ought to be emulated.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler - 2013 Army Birthday greeting

    May 15, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler and his wife, Jeanne, send a greeting to Army children for the 238th Army Birthday.

  • Transparent leadership; interactive training key to preventing sexual assault

    May 15, 2013

    Sexual assault and sexual harassment has no business amongst the ranks of our Soldiers. The Old Guard is aggressively and actively training our Soldiers to ensure the bonds of trust within the regiment are not broken.

  • Electrical shocks a year-round hazard

    May 9, 2013

    Electricity is one of the greatest amenities of modern life, but it also poses very real and very deadly hazards for those who don't respect it.

  • 80th Training Command presents FY 12 Commander's Excellence in Safety Awards

    May 8, 2013

    RICHMOND, Va. (4 May 2013) -- While 3rd Brigade, 94th Training Division managed to bag two unit safety awards during the 80th Training Command (TASS) second Semi-annual Safety and Occupational Health Advisory Council meeting, Staff Sergeant Jessica Hebler, Headquarters 2nd Brigade, 94th Training Division, scored an Exceptional Individual Safety Award and a surprise birthday celebration.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Getting riding right

    May 2, 2013

    With snow and freezing temperatures persisting throughout much of the United States well into April, it's safe to say this winter has been particularly long and hard. That's why, when the weather finally warms, Soldiers across our Army will be more eager than ever to bring their motorcycles out of storage. Hopefully you've already been talking to your riders about motorcycle safety, but May -- as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month -- presents a perfect opportunity for you to either catch up on or reinforce the conversation.

  • Army to focus on motorcycle safety in May

    May 1, 2013

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and while the nationwide campaign sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to "share the road" with motorcyclists, Army officials are placing greater emphasis on personal responsibility while riding.

  • ARMED AND DANGEROUS: Empowering Officers on the Road to Success

    Apr 29, 2013

    The Army Reserve's Career Management Office is part of a pilot program providing one-on-one counseling to drilling Troop Program Unit officers identified as needing military education for promotion eligibility - giving young officers a leg up in their professions.

  • The 80th Training Command's 2013 best warriors

    Apr 24, 2013

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 23, 2013) -- Two Soldiers assigned to the 100th Training Division (Operational Support) won top honors at this year's 80th Training Command (Total Army School System) Best Warrior Competition, held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 16-21.

  • Motivation key to winning best warrior competition

    Apr 18, 2013

    Nine Soldiers compete in the 80th Training Command Best Warrior Competition hosted by the 102nd Training Division (MS) at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 16-20.

  • 102nd Training Division (MS) hosts 80th Training Command (TASS) 2013 Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 17, 2013

  • Fixing that smile

    Apr 14, 2013

    Sgt. DeAndre Haywood, 7233rd Medical Support Unit, decided that he wanted to be a dentist after his first day helping to treat patients as a trainee enrolled in the Dental Assistant Reclassification Course at the U.S. Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Tradition and heritage highlighted during 3rd BDE 94th Training Division change of command ceremony

    Apr 11, 2013

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 6, 2013) -- Col. Edward DeLisso relinquished command of the 3rd Brigade (Ordnance), 94th Training Division (Force Sustainment) to Lt. Col. Edwin Lugo during a change of command ceremony at the Indiana War Memorial Museum.

  • Soldiers Medal awarded to former 80th Training Command (TASS) Soldier

    Apr 7, 2013

    Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Mark Rodgers, a former 80th Training Command (TASS) Soldier, received the Soldiers Medal for saving his family from a burning car during a ceremony in Champaign, Ill., April 4, 2013.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: I AM Strong Col. Joe Gill

    Apr 3, 2013

  • Military working cat program underway at 'The Old Guard'

    Apr 1, 2013

    Always setting the standard and paving the way for the Army, The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), will be the first unit to employ military working cats.

  • DOD releases update to sexual assault prevention, response policy

    Apr 1, 2013

    The Department of Defense released updated policies and procedures aimed at combating sexual assaults in the military and improving care for victims, March 28, 2013.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness

    Mar 25, 2013

    Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, or CSF2, is a long-term, enduring initiative that provides members of the Army Family the education, skills and resources needed to be successful.

  • Sgt. Maj. Raymond Chandler PSA on Army Customs, Courtesies and Traditions

    Mar 25, 2013

    The Army continues to honor customs, courtesies, and traditions that reflect and strengthen the Army's essential characteristics: trust, military expertise, honorable service, esprit de corps, and stewardship of the profession.

  • 'Warrior instructor citizen'

    Mar 25, 2013

    Instructors assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 94th Training Division, taught Soldiers cargo operations during the cargo specialist reclassification course, held at Fort Eustis, Va., March 3-28, 2013.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) FIFC manager receives Commanding General Certificate of Appreciation

    Mar 20, 2013

    Sonja Brewer, the 80th Training Command (Total Army School System) Training and Doctrine Command liaison, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Melvina Harrison, an Instructional Systems Specialist at the Army Training Support Center, Fort Eustis Va. March, 14, 2013.

  • Tips for Preparing your Child for State Assessments

    Mar 14, 2013

    Parents can take steps throughout the entire school year to prepare students for state assessments. Based on geographic location, state assessments take place during the Spring and prior to the end of the school year for students in grades three through eight. High School Students take end of the year course assessments. Some states use assessments for grade promotion. Communication, encouragement, independence, and organization are the groundwork for successful state assessment results.

  • Reserve Soldiers mobilize to bridge instructor gap

    Mar 11, 2013

    During the week of Jan. 6, 30 Army Reserve Soldiers reported to Fort Leonard Wood as part of the One Army School System. Their mission is to bridge the gap created when TRADOC implemented the new changes to the Program of Instruction for 88Ms, Motor Transport Operator.

  • From the sage on the stage to the guide on the side

    Mar 7, 2013

    By October 2013 Army Reserve instructors will shift their traditional lecture styled teaching method to a facilitator approach designed to incorporate students' knowledge, skills, and experiences. The 80th Training Command (Total Army School System), along with the Army Training Support Center, first introduced this strategy to Army Reserve instructors through the new Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course held at the 100th Training Division, Fort Knox Ky., January 2013. The 80th and the ATSC conducted a second course in February for 94th Training Division instructors at Camp Parks, Calif.

  • Army Reserve names Thomas as 12th command sergeant major

    Feb 28, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, Chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, announced today, Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas Jr. will become the 12th Command Sgt. Maj. of the United States Army Reserve.

  • USARC Chief Executive Officer, provides information about furlough and sequestration

    Feb 28, 2013

    Mr. Addison "Tad" Davis, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Army Reserve, provides information about furlough and sequestration

  • You Don't Have to Leave the Hooah Behind

    Feb 27, 2013

    The Army Reserve's Individual Mobilization Augumentee Program lets Soldiers transitioning from the active component or traditional Army Reserve units to continuing serving without the traditional "one weekend a month, two weeks a year". The IMA program lets Soldiers earn pay and credit towards retirement, receive benefits and entitlements, all while maintaining the flexibility to pursue your career and family aspirations without a "drilling reservist" schedule.

  • The Whys and Hows of Accident Reporting

    Feb 13, 2013

    While serving as a first sergeant years ago, I was frustrated when an accident report submitted to the U.S. Army Safety Center was returned to me for additional information. Unfortunately, because the accident occurred off duty and my Soldier had been rendered unconscious, I couldn't provide any additional information.


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