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Senior Leader Course helps military engineers construct a path to success
Aug 28, 2015
It's day two of the two-week Horizontal Construction Engineers Senior Leader Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and soldiers from across the country are gathered at a multi-purpose bridge site taking measurements and working on calculating the rapid classification of fixed bridges on this humid August afternoon. They've been up since 5 a.m., having already taken their required Army Physical Fitness Test, and these students are excited to be out of the classroom, taking advantage of the opportunity for some hands-on training out in the field as they learn how to become more proficient in supervisory roles in their military jobs.
Army Reserve brigade exchange ideas with Canadian counterparts
Aug 27, 2015
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Sgt. 1st Class John Reyes' passion for teaching was evident during the two weeks he spent at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in New Brunswick, Canada. Although he was there to observe and advise, Reyes could not resist giving on-the-spot instruction to students training to be military engineers. For example, while the students were setting up Mobile Floating Bridges and rafts, similar to the U.S. Army's Improved Ribbon Bridge, he offered some quick safety tips, which they adopted.
80th Teen Council leads the way
Aug 6, 2015
Ten members of the 80th Training Command Teen Council participated in a joint meeting with members of the 412th Theater Engineer Command and the 75th Training Command teen councils in Alexandria, Virginia, July 27-31, 2015. The meeting afforded the 80th TC teens an opportunity to share their ideas, challenges, and best practices with members of the 75th TC and the 412th TEC councils.
Darlington replaces Wills as top noncommissioned officer of 80th Training Command
Aug 2, 2015
Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Wills handed the senior noncommissioned officer duties of the 80th Training Command (TASS), headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, over to Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Darlington during a change of responsibility ceremony here, Aug. 2, 2015.
94th Training Division conducts Master Fitness Trainer Course at Fort Knox
Aug 1, 2015
Fort Knox, Ky. -- In order to maintain an agile and ready force, Soldiers are required to be physically fit. The 94th Training Division's two-week Master Fitness Trainers Course at Fort Knox, Ky., teaches all aspects of the Army's Physical Readiness Training Program.
800th LSB Soldiers push to increase BWC, SAMC participation
Jul 14, 2015
A staff sergeant and a specialist assigned to subordinate units within the 800th Logistics Support Brigade got a rare opportunity to brief the 80th Training Command's command team as well as leaders from across the brigade during the Yearly Training Brief in Mustang, Oklahoma, June 27, 2015.
80th Training Command's Interior Electrician Course sparks career goals for soldiers
Jul 11, 2015
Staff Sgt. Zachary Batista's opinion regarding the importance of electrical engineering could easily serve as the slogan for the 80th Training Command's entry-level Interior Electrician course taught at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
Army Reserve Soldier hits bull's-eye during Interservice Rifle Championship
Jul 10, 2015
A Soldier with the Army Reserve took top honors at the 54th annual Interservice Rifle Team Championship. Capt. Samuel Freeman, who earned the title of overall individual winner, and also took home the Lt. Col. C.A. Reynolds Memorial trophy, credits his success to an ability to train at a high levels during a short periods of time.
Army Reserve Soldier hits bull's-eye during Interservice Rifle Championship
Jul 9, 2015
A Soldier with the Army Reserve took top honors at the 54th annual Interservice Rifle Team Championship. Cpt. Samuel Freeman, who earned the title of overall individual winner, and also took home the Lt. Col. C.A. Reynolds Memorial trophy, credits his success to an ability to train at a high levels during a short periods of time
Boganowski succeeds Geck as 800th LSB commander
Jun 29, 2015
MUSTANG Okla.---Soldiers and civilians of the 800th Logistics Support Brigade said farewell to Col. Howard C. W. Geck and welcomed Col. Bradly M. Boganowski as the new commander during a change of command ceremony here at the headquarters June 28, 2015.
Weekly Resource Sharing Child, Youth, & School Readiness: Tools & Resources
Jun 24, 2015
100th Division 'son's of Bitche' return to France
Jun 5, 2015
BITCHE, France -- Four WWII veterans from the 100th Infantry Division returned to France and Germany to participate in events commemorating the armistice of 1945, victory in Europe, the liberation of Lemberg, Germany, Bitche and Rimling, France in early May 2015. Col. Martin Schulz of the 100th Training Division (Operations Support) attended on behalf of Brig. Gen. Jason Walrath, the 100th TD (OS) commander. The 100th TD (OS) is a WWII legacy division originally activated as the 100th ID in 1942 under the command of Maj. Gen. Withers A. Burress after the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
80th Training Command's carpentry, masonry course builds solid foundation for soldiers
Jun 3, 2015
It's a rainy May day in New Jersey and Master Sgt. Darrell McAllister, course manager of the 80th Training Command's carpentry and masonry course at Fort Dix, is quizzing his class of more than a dozen soldiers on the specifics of pouring concrete as he leads them in impromptu push-ups. As his students will soon discover, succeeding in the field of carpentry and masonry will require both mental acuity and physical toughness, something for which McAllister is now cleverly preparing them. By the end of the two-week course, soldiers will have learned the basics of construction, from how to properly utilize shop tools and the raw tools around them to accomplish the mission to mixing mortar into concrete and laying a concrete slab.
Operational Camouflage Pattern Army Combat Uniforms available July 1
Jun 1, 2015
The Army announced today the release of the Operational Camouflage Pattern in Soldier uniforms. The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select Military Clothing Sales Stores beginning, July 1.
TRADOC Reserve Instructor of the Year credits mentorship for his success
May 18, 2015
FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. --- Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper, commander 80th Training Command, cited Sgt. 1st Class Raymundo Soto's dedication, professionalism, and selfless service as he presented the Intelligence Analyst senior instructor with the 2014 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Reserve Instructor of the Year award during a ceremony here, May 12, 2015. Impressed with Soto's accomplishment, Sgt. Maj. Jose Schneegans, operations sergeant major 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas, remembers a time when then Spc. Soto was a different Soldier. He was sometimes late to Battle Assemblies, his uniform was less than 100 percent and he barely passed the Army Physical Fitness Test. Schneegans, who at the time was a staff sergeant, decided to have what he refers to as a pep talk with the young Soldier. Soto said it was a butt chewing.
Citizen safety Soldier
May 10, 2015
Pfc. Justin Barker wants safety procedures from the Army's Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course implemented at his civilian workplace. The Reserve Soldier is a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic assigned to 319th Quartermaster Battalion, Twinsburg, Ohio, and he's a tow truck operator as a civilian. He attended the WVRC at Regional Training Site - Maintenance Fort Devens Mass., April, 2015.
80th Training Command HQ observes National Day of Prayer
May 8, 2015
Richmond, VA. (May 8, 2015) -- The 80th Training Command Chaplain's Office hosted a prayer breakfast to celebrate the national day of prayer at the U.S. Defense Supply Center Richmond Va., May 7, 2015. Chaplain (Col.) David L. Waters Sr., U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command chaplain, delivered the sermon to an audience made up of Soldiers and civilians from the 80th TC and the Defense Supply Center.
94th Training Division Soldiers, special friend run to honor the fallen
May 3, 2015
Fort Lee, Va. (May 3, 2015) -- Jean Matthews joined approximately 45 Reserve Soldiers from the 94th Training Division's headquarters company, along with Active Duty Soldiers and civilians from Fort Lee and surrounding areas, to participate in the "Run for the Fallen" in honor of those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation's freedom. Mathews ran in memory of her late husband, Master Sgt. Joe Mathews, one of four Soldiers the 94th has lost within the last five years.
80th Training Command familiarizes new leaders with The Army School System
May 3, 2015
After spending a week attending The Army School System Leader Course hosted by the 80th Training Command, Sgt. 1st Class Howard Dennis, who has spent the majority of his Army career in the operational and functional environment, said the class has given him a better understanding of TASS. The course, conducted quarterly, familiarizes leaders who transfer from the operational and functional environment with TASS policies and procedures in accordance with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Regulation 350-18.
3/379th Logistics Support Battalion Hosts Annual Logistics Warrior Competition
May 1, 2015
Sgt. 1st Class Mark Lauridson, outperformed 50 noncommissioned officers, and Spc. Charles Reding beat out 26 lower enlisted Soldiers to earn the title of Best Logistics Warrior in the NCO and lower enlisted Soldier categories respectively, during the 3/379th Logistics Support Battalion's annual competition, Ft. Chaffee, Ark. April 9-12, 2015. Sgt. 1st Class Mark Barry McNatt and Spc. Matthew Henson each took second place in their respective categories.
Tactical Training Center-Dix Instructors, students endorse new Army Learning Module
Apr 29, 2015
Nearly two years ago, Staff Sgt. Thomas Gambrel attended the Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course designed to have Army Reserve instructors modify their traditional lecture styled teaching method to a more facilitative approach. Now Gambrel says, in 2015 the new standard is paying dividends at Tactical Training Center-Dix where he's an assistant instructor teaching the Army Plumber Course. This teaching style, which implements principles of adult learning is meant for established Soldiers looking to learn an additional Military Occupational Specialty. It reduces instructor-led slide presentations and incorporates students' knowledge, skills, and experiences.
80th Training Command logistician earns top honor
Apr 27, 2015
Sgt. 1st Class Donya Cox is the supply sergeant that a commander wants on his or her staff. Lt. Col. Gina Gentile, the 80th Training Command (TASS) deputy head of logistics, directed that comment to potential commanders within the ranks of the 80th's headquarters company after presenting Cox with the Honorable Order of St. Martin, bronze medal, during a ceremony in Richmond, Va., April 18, 2015.
Active duty, Reserve Soldiers collaborate in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Apr 25, 2015
RICHMOND, Va. - After Spc. Bethuel Kiplagat finished ahead of approximately 60 runners in the 80th Training Command (TASS) headquarters' third annual 5k run and walk in observance of Sexual Assault and Awareness Month, he said service members should set the standard for sexual assault prevention and serve as examples for the rest of society.
800th LSB Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inductee exemplifies professionalism
Apr 17, 2015
Staff Sgt. William Fleming's induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club represents the third accomplishment on his military bucket list. The Reserve Soldier completed airborne and air assault schools while on active duty, and now has his sights on becoming a drill sergeant and ultimately a command sergeant major.
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.
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.