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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.
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 (www.usa.gov/topics/money/identity-theft/prevention.shtml) 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 (www.irs.gov/uac/Identity-Protection) 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 (www.identitytheft.gov), the SSA (http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/329), and applicable law enforcement (www.ic3.gov/default.aspx). 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.
Fort Knox TASS Training Center course combines civil affairs and psychological operations training
Feb 12, 2013
More than 130 Warrior Citizens participated in a joint Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Field Training Exercise as part of a Military Occupational Specialty reclassification course at the Total Army School System Training Center, Fort Knox, Feb. 4-11, 2013.
CSM James Wills Command Sergeant Major, 80th Training Command
Feb 11, 2013
CSM James Wills enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1984. He was born in Beckley, West Virginia. During his previous 27-years of service, CSM Wills has served in a variety of professionally rewarding and developmental positions across the Army in the operating and generating force.
SAMC inductee talks about his reason for joining the Army Reserve
Feb 7, 2013
Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Gilpin, senior instructor 7th Battalion, 95th Regiment, discusses his reason for joining the Army Reserve, the benefits of joining and his induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.
Texting fail - Perils of distracted walking
Feb 6, 2013
Thanks to smartphones and the Internet, videos of people walking and texting their way into an embarrassing adventure aren't difficult to find.
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inductee focuses on leading Soldiers instead of selection
Feb 5, 2013
Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Gilpin, senior instructor 7th Battalion, 95th Regiment, was inducted 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., Feb. 1, 2013. The Sierra Leone native, who recently became a United States citizen, referred to his induction into the SAMC as a life changing experience.
Brig. Gen. Thomas P. Evans relinquishes command of 102nd Training Division (MS)
Feb 3, 2013
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Feb. 3, 2013) - Brig. Gen. Thomas P. Evans handed command of the 102nd Training Division (Maneuver Support) over to Col. Wayne M. Cavender during a Change of Command Ceremony at the Fort Leonard Wood Museum.
Second time's a charm for SAMC selectee
Feb 2, 2013
The tradition of selecting the most elite noncommissioned officers into the United States Army Reserve chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club continued after a panel of senior NCOs selected Sgt. 1st Class Cavornia Scott during board proceedings at the 80th Training Command in Richmond, Va., Feb. 1, 2013.
From the Director of Army Safety - Measuring Up
Feb 1, 2013
One of the perennial questions in safety is, "How do we measure what we're doing?" Too often, the only metric we have available is how many Soldiers died in accidents during any particular period. We've gotten into the habit of looking at those numbers and attributing our safety programs' success or failure to them. This isn't necessarily a bad thing; we obviously want the arrow pointing downward on accidental deaths. But, I don't believe it's enough to quantify what we do every day with only a single figure - safety is much bigger and more complex than that.
Potassium, high blood pressure
Jan 31, 2013
Could eating a sweet potato help your heart? Could eating a banana save your life? A number of studies have shown that a diet rich in potassium may be the trick to preventing or even reducing high blood pressure.
500,000 AKO webmail users to move to DOD Enterprise Email in February
Jan 28, 2013
Approximately 500,000 Army AKO webmail users are scheduled to migrate to DOD Enterprise Email starting in February 2013. The group currently uses AKO webmail for their primary Army email, and they are one of the last large Army groups to migrate to DEE.
Reserve Soldiers march in inaugural parade, cherish memorable experience
Jan 25, 2013
When Staff Sgt. Wilnessial Kingdom executed an eyes left and saw the president of the United States during the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade, the 80th Training Command's executive administrative assistant said instantly her eyes filled with tears.
RTS-Maintenance Fort McCoy earns 3-year reaccreditation, Institution of Excellence status
Jan 24, 2013
Regional Training Site-Maintenance at Fort McCoy has been reaccredited, and, in the process, earned its third-consecutive Institution of Excellence designation. RTS-Maintenance provides vehicle and equipment repair and maintenance training to members of the Army Reserve and other Army branches. Maj. Victor O. McGee, RTS-Maintenance commandant, said the reaccreditation is valid for three years. Prior accreditation/reaccreditation occurred in 2006 and 2009. Every RTS-Maintenance organization must be accredited, McGee said. "The Institution of Excellence designation shows we go above and beyond the call to provide training support to our students."
Powering up the students at Regional Training Site-Maintenance Fort Indiantown Gap
Jan 14, 2013
Compared to other parts of the northeastern United States, Annville Pa. and its surrounding areas were spared the worst of Hurricane Sandy, but the storm created some unique challenges for the instructors and students at Regional Training Site-Maintenance, Fort Indiantown Gap. On Oct. 29, 2012, Sandy's winds knocked down trees and electrical lines causing damage and power outages to a number of facilities on the installation, including the RTS-M, FIG building.
Army Safety 2012- A Year in Review and The Year Ahead
Jan 3, 2013
The significance of safety is one of many critical lessons our Army has learned after 11 years at war. We have learned that lesson well as demonstrated by a 9 percent annual decline in Soldier accidental fatalities. Fiscal2012 was our third safest year on record. This is a great accomplishment for every member of our Force, and one that will sustain us as we transition to the Army of the future.
War hero remembered as Soldiers' friend
Nov 29, 2012
Medal of Honor recipient retired Col. James Lamar Stone ignored hospice caretakers' advice, and attended a Change of Responsibility Ceremony to see his friend Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Darlington transfer his noncommissioned officer duties as the outgoing senior enlisted leader of the 90th Aviation Support Battalion. Less than a month later, Stone's family asked Darlington to eulogize the Korean War hero, who retired from the Army with more than 30 years, of service after he died from prostate cancer at age 89 in Arlington, Texas, Nov. 9, 2012.