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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Darlington takes over senior NCO duties at the 800th LSB

    Nov 19, 2012

    The 800th Logistics Support Brigade said farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Nickolette Yungandreas and welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Darlington as the brigade's top noncommissioned officer during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony in Mustang, Okla., Nov. 17, 2012 Col. Laura Wisch, the brigade commander, administered the ceremony, and Command Sgt. Maj. James Wills, senior enlisted leader of the 80th Training Command (TASS) was the distinguished guest.

  • CSM's Corner: 2012 Thanksgiving message to the 80th Training Command Soldiers and families

    Nov 19, 2012

    Soldiers and families of the 80th Training Command On behalf of the command team and our families, I'd like to thank you for your efforts and your support. We are going through transformation initiatives, mission alignments and focusing on our FGR2 data while running a full-time mission set. My hat is off to you for your commitment and doing all that is possible to keep the plane in the air. While we are turning the corner on FGR2 data, it seems appropriate at this stage of the approaching holiday season to remember that behind every number, percentage, or radio button, there is a Soldier directly impacted. I ask that we focus these next couple of months on our Soldiers and their families in terms of the following: career tracking and counseling, evaluations, APRT, height and weight, Medical and overall key readiness indicators. Let's not turn our focus away from our most precious commodity, people.

  • Travel planning matters

    Nov 13, 2012

    If you're driving slowly past the big rigs parked alongside the interstate because of snow and ice, you know you're in a situation.

  • Night of the driving dead

    Nov 6, 2012

    Do you have drooping eyelids, persistent yawning or wandering thoughts, or feeling irritable, restless or impatient behind the wheel? Are you having trouble staying in your lane and can't remember the last few miles you drove? How about driving at abnormal speeds, tailgating and ignoring traffic signs?

  • 2012 Veteran's Day Safety Message

    Nov 6, 2012

    Greetings all Soldiers and Civilians of the 80th Training Command (TASS) The "Veterans Day" was established after World War I to pay tribute to those who serve in that Great War. In 1954, the day's significance was expanded to all servicemen who have worn our Nation's uniform. Friday, 9 November is a Day of Nonscheduled Activity (DONSA) for AGR / Mobilized Soldiers and Liberal Leave Policy Day for Civilians. Monday, 12 November is the Veteran's Day Federal Holiday.

  • Two Citizen Soldiers celebrate birthdays at Symposium

    Nov 5, 2012

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 3, 2012) -- Command Sgt. Maj. Jenny Bryan said she was somewhat surprised when on her 50th birthday Col. Clarence Combs III, the 80th Training Command's chief of staff, called her to the front of the room then asked nearly 300 participants of the command's Readiness Symposium to sing happy birthday to her.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) 2012 Readiness Symposium

    Nov 2, 2012

    The 80th Training Command (TASS) kicked off its Readiness Symposium in Jacksonville Fla., Oct. 31, 2012. The purpose of the five-day event is to improve readiness across the command by addressing issues ranging from Nonparticipants, Unsatisfactory Participants, Flags, Separations and Medical Actions.

  • 80th Training Command selects 2012 Instructors of the Year

    Oct 14, 2012

    Lt. Col. Michael Morris and Sgt. 1st Class Michael Pike won the 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year competition in the officer and enlisted categories, respectively, at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 13, 2012. Morris, an instructor with the 10th Battalion, 80th Regiment, teaches intermediate level education to Army Reserve, National Guard and active duty majors as a gateway for promotion to lieutenant colonel.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inductees say family members reason for success

    Oct 12, 2012

    Three Citizen Soldiers inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club each credit their family members with helping them attain membership. The level of commitment required to prepare for, and participate in events like the SAMC makes family support almost mandatory, according to Sgt. 1st Class Martin Rodriguez, acting first sergeant of the 1/104th Military Police Company. Rodriguez said that Nicol Zumpf, his fiancé and mother of his two children, maintained their household while he was away competing in the 80th Training Command's Best Warrior Competition which the command integrated into the SAMC board process, and she also helped him prepare.

  • 80th Training Command Soldier selected for Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Oct 12, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Gilpin, 7th Battalion, 95th Regiment, was selected for induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club after board proceedings at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 11, 2012. Gilpin said he was honored when his senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Major Kelly Largent, recognized his leadership abilities and nominated him for the board. "I realized this was a one-time shot at being a part of an elite organization," said Gilpin, the course manager of the battalion's Chaplain Assistant instructor

  • Hunting: The adventure, and the risk

    Oct 1, 2012

    Hunters who bag a buck, a bird or nothing at all still agree it's great just to be outdoors.

  • Cold Weather Considerations

    Oct 1, 2012

    It's that time of the year when cold weather is upon Afghanistan. For those in theater, everyone should possess a working knowledge and understanding of the basic cold injury prevention methods. Cold weather is no joke back at your home station, and it's certainly a serious matter while performing combat duties in Afghanistan.

  • Speaking Up For Safety

    Oct 1, 2012

    In the quest to be the best-trained, best-equipped military in the world, Soldiers and equipment are pushed to the limit during grueling exercises and operations. However, we cannot forget that safety must always be considered and integrated into any activity, both on and off duty.

  • Safety Sense in the Motor Pool

    Oct 1, 2012

    Equipment maintenance is a necessary and inherently dangerous task. To ensure the safety of our Soldiers and Civilians in maintenance facilities, we're required to use risk management as well as acknowledge the potential health and safety hazards present in the workplace. We also need to determine where and how personnel are likely to become injured or killed. The path to success starts with the application of the five steps of risk management outlined in Field Manual 5-19.

  • Off-duty injuries sideline Soldiers

    Sep 24, 2012

    Quick: Which of these activities injured more Soldiers in 2011: weapons firing, parachuting or off-duty sports?

  • Army seeks Soldier input with Army Service Uniform survey

    Sep 20, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III is encouraging all active-duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers to take the Army Service Uniform survey to help inform the Army's decisions regarding future uniforms and equipment.

  • 3/399th Logistics Support Battalion dominate Lanes Training Competition

    Sep 18, 2012

    Three Army Reserve Soldiers from the 3/399th Logistics Support Battalion placed first, second and third during the Truck Rodeo portion of the 800th Logistics Support Brigade's Lanes Training Exercise at Fort Knox, Ky., Sept. 14-15, 2012.

  • Don't forget the house when preparing for winter

    Sep 17, 2012

    Cold weather is on the horizon, and as members of the Army Family begin their preparations for winter, officials want them to pay special attention to one area in particular - their homes.

  • Danger 'round the bend

    Sep 12, 2012

    Accidents involving trains and Soldiers always favor the trains.

  • Suicide Awareness

    Sep 10, 2012

    Suicide awareness and prevention video featuring U.S. Army Reserve Command Chief Warrant Officer CW5 Phyllis Wilson.

  • September 11, 2012--11 years later: Honoring the fallen - moving forward

    Sep 10, 2012

    For Americans, the date "September 11, 2001" evokes very distinct memories of that specific time in our lives when the world, as we knew it, changed forever. Our memories mark this day far more poignantly than any words ever will.

  • Army Secretary: Suicide is one of the most challenging issues we face

    Sep 10, 2012

    Army Secretary John McHugh speaks during the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Press Conference.

  • Suicide Prevention Awareness Month message from the USARC Deputy Commanding General - Operations

    Sep 10, 2012

    In this video, Maj. Gen. Luis Visot, United States Army Reserve Command Deputy Commanding General - Operations, talks about two key programs supported and promoted by the Army Reserve: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, or ASIST; and Ask, Care and Escort better known as ACE Training.

  • Suicide Prevention Awareness Month message from the chief of the Army Reserve and the CSM

    Sep 10, 2012

    Each suicide is a personal tragedy for those affected by the loss of life. Please watch the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month video message from Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, the 32nd Chief of Army Reserve and the commander of United States Army Reserve Command and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael D. Schultz, the command sergeant major of the Army Reserve and United States Army Reserve Command. For Immediate help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). For counseling assistance call 1-800-342-9647 or visit to schedule a session.

  • JAG: 13 tips when going to a car dealership

    Sep 6, 2012

    You see a car dealership's commercial on TV. It has "Old Glory" waving in the sky, images of Soldiers deployed in the background and the salesperson in the commercial proclaims that the dealership salutes the troops. And you think to yourself, "I'll go there to buy a car!"

  • Resiliency required for successful Soldiers

    Sep 6, 2012

    Soldiers are not just in the Army -- they are the Army, and when they overcome personal hurdles, the Army is that much stronger from it. Resiliency training for Soldiers is just as essential as any other military training. Discussing theories is important, but working the techniques into practical, every day activities is where the rubber meets the road. "Soldier resiliency is a Soldier's ability to bounce back from adverse situations much wiser, stronger, and better equipped," said Capt. Vincent L. Hardy, the chaplain for 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment. "Each experience shows a person a new facet about themselves and it brings out new coping mechanisms. The bottom line is that the information, if utilized, can help a person or family unit bounce back from adversity wiser and stronger." Resiliency training is just one part of the Army's holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to suicide prevention.

  • Dangerous distractions

    Sep 4, 2012

    What's the first image that comes to mind when someone mentions distracted driving? Is it someone texting or talking on a cellphone? If so, here are a few Army accident reports that might surprise you:

  • Three-event APFT retained pending baseline Soldier physical readiness study

    Aug 24, 2012

    The Army will retain the current three-event Army Physical Fitness Test, pending a study to determine the best method to measure baseline Soldier physical readiness.