Today, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is celebrating the 110th birthday of the U.S. Army Reserve. The Army Reserve was founded April 23, 1908, when Congress authorized the U.S. Army to establish a Medical Reserve Corps, the official predecessor of the Army Reserve. Today, there are approximately 200,000 #ReserveSoldiers serving around the globe.
Check out this photo from the U.S. Army #BestRangerCompetition 13 April US Army Fort Benning.
Fifty two-person teams of Ranger-qualified Soldiers and one team of Ranger-qualified Coast Guardsmen take part in several events to test physical endurance, mental agility, and technical and tactical skills for the 2018 Best Ranger Competition, April 13, 2018, at Fort Benning, Georgia. The David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition is an annual event in its 35th iteration to determine the top performing two-person Ranger team from units across the Army. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright)
“The greatest challenge in attempting to tell the story of the 4.2 million American soldiers who served in the First World War was the fact that each of those service members had their own unique experiences and perceptions of their time in uniform,” Faulkner said, “I tried to generalize the ‘average’ soldier’s daily life in training, combat and duty behind the lines by focusing on the commonalities that I found while reading thousands of the doughboys’ letters, diaries and memoirs, and the voluminous reports that the Army generated during the war. Although the doughboys served in one of the most revolutionary periods of change in military history, they had much more in common with the soldiers of today.”
Dr. Richard S. (Shawn) Faulkner, history professor at the Command and General Staff College, was named the 2018 Richard W. Leopold Prize winner by the Organization of American Historians during its annual meeting in Sacramento, Calif., April 13, for his book “Pershing’s Crusaders: The American Soldier in World War I.”
Learn more http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/news/20180419/faulkner-earns-history-writing-award
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Our thoughts are with the Bush family today.
Did you know US Army Fort Benning is celebrating their centennial this year?
Fort Benning was one of the last U.S. Army installations to be activated in October 1918, just a month before the armistice was declared to end WWI on Nov. 11, 1918. Check how the Fort Benning Museum is honoring that historic beginning.
Congratulations to Sgt. First Class Joshua Rolfes and Sgt. First Class Anthony Allen of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade. Find out how the other did: https://go.usa.gov/xQD4g
Question: Why would a United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College 10-month Multi-Domain Operational Strategist Concentration course matter to the U.S. Army?
Answer: As our rivals innovate and leverage technology, the Joint Force must be prepared to employ the full spectrum of military capabilities across the land, air, maritime, space and cyberspace domains of #MDB.
In April the U.S. Army celebrates the Month of the Military Child, but remember their support for our service is 365 days a year. When you get home, give a hug and say thanks to the giants that support you.
We do it for our children
Our Army kids are amazing, don't you agree? The U.S. Army celebrates the Month of the Military Child, and these incredible members of our Army Family. Our Army kids face and overcome unique challenges everyday, and they provide our Soldiers with the inspiration to get the job done, accomplish the mission and come back home. Were you an Army kid or do you have one now?Posted by U.S. Army on Saturday, April 14, 2018
Here's some #MondayMotivation from the 2018 US Army Fort Benning Spartan Race Sprint.
2018 Best Ranger Competition Spartan Sprint
The Rangers from the 2018 Best Ranger Competition got a little warm up before day 2 of the competition by competing in the Ft. Benning Spartan Race Sprint | 2018. U.S. Army Garrison Fort Benning US Army Fort BenningPosted by Fort Benning Television on Saturday, April 14, 2018
Check it out!!! Army Times explains why this year’s #BestSapper Competition U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood has a new name; the Lieutenant General Robert B. Flowers Best Sapper Competition. This year’s Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers Best Sapper Competition is going on through this Thursday. Can’t make to Missouri, check out the photos and footage at http://www.wood.army.mil/newweb/
Before he was an actor, he was enlisted...RIP Ronald Lee Ermey.
Check out what events you will see from the 2018 Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers Best Sapper Competition, 16-20 April at Fort Leonard Wood.
Here are the highlights from day two of the 35th Annual David E. Grange, Jr. Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning. Due to a weather delay, day three competition is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Check out more coverage at Fort Benning Television!
Here's a quick glimpse of the day's Best Ranger Competition action happening through Sunday at US Army Fort Benning! Follow Fort Benning Television for more clips and behind the scenes action!
Lt. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, delivers his remarks after assuming responsibility as director at TRADOC's U.S. Army Capabilities Integration Center at Fort Eustis, Va., April 12. ARCIC is the Core Function Lead for developing concepts, while continuing to learn and integrate capabilities to improve and ensure the effectiveness of the future force. (U.S. Army photos by Col. Michael Indovina)
General Stephen Townsend, U. S. Army Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, administers the Oath of Enlistment to several Army applicants at the Boston Military Entrance Processing Station, 11 April. The general’s visit to the MEPS was part of a scheduled meeting with area U.S. Army recruiting personnel. Each year, Army recruiters under US Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) are tasked as part of TRADOC with recruiting more than 100,000 new Soldiers into 150 different military occupation specialties. (U.S. Army courtesy photo.)
Back-to-back and around the clock for 58 hours, the Darby Queen obstacle course, water confidence course and the final buddy run…The 2018 Best Ranger Competition from Fort Benning Ga., April 13 – 15 with an awards ceremony April 16. Watch it at www.benning.army.mil.
Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, talks about the multi-domain battle concept during the Multi-Domain Battle Symposium II at Marine Corps Base Quantico, April 10. Multi-domain battle is designed to help maintain American military dominance in all five domains - land, air, maritime, space, and cyberspace, and across the electromagnetic spectrum by leveraging Joint Force capabilities. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)
“I found that I enjoyed helping #Soldiers as an armor crewman, and as I started training to become a retention NCO and career counselor. I found that I enjoyed it even more.” -- Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Bontrager, TRADOC’s top career counselor. Find out more about how this Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill Soldier is leading tomorrow's U.S. Army by clicking the story linked below.
Want to know how to be successful in the U.S. Army? What is needed to be competitive at the next rank? In this edition of SITREP, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, explains how the new Army Career Tracker helps #Soldiers understand what is need to be considered the most qualified.
The New Army Career Tracker
Want to know how to be successful in the U.S. Army? What is needed to be competitive at the next rank? In this edition of SITREP, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, explains how the new Army Career Tracker helps #Soldiers understand what is need to be considered the most qualified.Posted by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command on Monday, April 9, 2018