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The Making of a Drill Sergeant: Episode 3 - Transforming Civilians into Soldiers
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Alycia Perkins, a drill sergeant and all-wheeled vehicle mechanic from Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 485th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), watches over Basic Combat Training recruits at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. As a U.S. Army Reserve drill sergeant, Perkins augments Active Duty drill sergeants for one of the three phases of BCT. The Columbia, South Carolina resident says she finds the last phase of BCT the most rewarding as a drill sergeant. “It is not so much of the yelling and the teaching them anymore, it’s more about helping them understand who they are and what kind of Soldier they CAN be, and then helping them realize their goals.”
Dec. 27, 2019 - Watching the Army recruits run to their designated location, the drill sergeant could feel the tension, the excitement, the anticipation. The only question now was, who was more excited—her or the trainees?

From immigrant to Soldier and then to citizen — in that order
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Adriana Scott, a force protection officer with the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), was promoted to the rank of major by Brig. Gen. Tony Wright, commanding general, during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Reserve Center at Fort Benning, Georgia, on Oct. 5, 2019. Scott has served in both the Army and Army Reserve for more than 17 years, which includes two deployments to Iraq. The Soldier migrated to the United States with her parent when she was 3-years-old and was inspired to join the Army after the September 11th attacks because she felt the need to do her part and help protect the country that had given her family so much. While saying a few words to the formation, Scott's mother, Celia, got to hug her daughter while she was explaining why she joined and how thankful she was that her parents migrated to the United States when she was young so that she could find this career.
Oct. 11, 2019 - Standing before the formation, she looked down at her daughter pinning the new rank of major on her uniform. Then, she glanced over at her mother, who was beaming with pride. In fact, U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Adriana Scott’s mother was so proud of her that she walked over to the front of the formation and gave her newly promoted daughter a big hug.

The Making of a Drill Sergeant: Episode 2 - Going to the Drill Sergeant Academy
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Alycia Perkins, an all-wheeled vehicle mechanic with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 485th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), removes her bags from her truck as she prepares to enter the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Perkins decided to attended the nine-week school to become a U.S. Army Reserve drill sergeant because she wanted to make a positive impact on the next generation of Army Soldiers.
Oct. 8, 2019 - Standing before the academy, she paused and collected her thoughts. Once she walked through the doors, it would be full throttle, game-face action. She’d be challenged, mentally and physically. And she’d have to dig deep and move past her comfort zone. After nine long weeks, all the hard work could pay off though. She’d come out of those doors different. She’d be stronger and more confident. Her life and career path would inevitably change. With that all in mind, Sgt. Alycia Perkins grabbed her duffel bags and headed towards the doors of the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

U.S. Army Reserve Soldier wins Silver Medal at Olympic Trials - Part 1
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Sandra Uptagrafft with the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) claimed the Silver Medal in Women's 25m Sport Pistol at USA Shooting's Smallbore Olympic Trials - Part 1 in Fort Benning, Georgia on October 2, 2019. Her Part 1 score will be added to the Olympic Trials - Part 2 (in March) to determine who will make up Team USA for the upcoming Smallbore events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Oct. 8, 2019 - U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Sandra Uptagrafft with the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) claimed the Silver Medal in Women's 25m Sport Pistol at USA Shooting's Smallbore Olympic Trials - Part 1 in Fort Benning, Georgia on October 2, 2019.

The Making of a Drill Sergeant: Meet Sgt. Alycia Perkins
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Alycia Perkins, an all-wheeled vehicle mechanic with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 485th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), stands in the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy courtyard prior to signing in for school. The Columbia, South Carolina resident volunteered to become a U.S. Army drill sergeant when she was eligible because she had such a good impression from her drill sergeants at Basic Training. “I saw everything that the drill sergeants did, and I really thought, this would be amazing for me to do too—to be able to teach new incoming Soldiers, to make an impact on somebody’s life.”
Sept. 9, 2019 - People join the military for many reasons. For some it’s a chance to serve their Country while seeing the world. For others, it’s a path to new opportunities through education and experience. And for others, it’s just part of their heritage.

Soldiers help Team USA secure medals & Olympic quotas at Pan American Games
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Sandra Uptagrafft, 98th Training Division (IET), wins the Gold Medal in Women's Sport Pistol at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. The Gold Medal win also secured an Olympic Quota for the United States in the Sport, which means Team USA can now send the full team of two athletes to the 2020 Olympic Games to compete in that event. Uptagrafft is a Phenix City, Alabama resident who also competed in the 2012 Olympics and is married to another 2012 Olympian, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Uptagrafft, who is a competitive marksman/instructor at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Georgia. (Pan American Games courtesy photo)
Aug. 6, 2019 - The 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru concluded for Team USA Shooting on August 3 with an impressive medal count and historic Olympic quota win, and U.S. Army Soldiers helped earn that mission success. Nine Soldiers from the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve were part of the Shooting Team for Team USA. In total, Team USA claimed 10 Gold Medals, 8 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals and 7 Olympic Quotas. Of those, Soldiers contributed to 5 of the Gold, 6 of the Silver and 3 of the quotas.

Army Reserve Division welcomes new commander at Fort Benning
Brig. Gen. Tony Wright accepts the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) colors from his new commander, Maj. Gen. Kate Leahy, commander of the 108th Training Command (IET), during a Change of Command Ceremony on July 13 at the National Infantry Museum. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Spc. Robert West)
July 17, 2019 - Family, friends and Soldiers from the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) welcomed their new commanding general, Brig. Gen. Tony Wright, and bid a fond farewell to their out-going commander, Brig. Gen. Miles A. Davis, during a Change of Command Ceremony on July 13, 2019, at the National Infantry Museum’s Inouye Field.

Drill sergeants refine Soldier skills; become more effective leaders
U.S. Army Reserve drill sergeants from 2nd Battalion, 389th Regiment (Basic Combat Training), 3rd Brigade, 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), detain
May 28, 2019 - The U.S. Army drill sergeant hat symbolizes excellence, making the wearer of the iconic Brown Round an image to emulate. However, drill sergeants don’t just leave the Drill Sergeant Academy infused with a career’s worth of knowledge. Like every other Soldier in the Army, they must continually train to stay proficient.

Freedom Ride: Soldiers compete to win it all
U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Michael Child, commander of 1st Battalion, 304th Infantry Regiment, 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), 108th Training Command (IET), practices his marksmanship skills during a reactive fire event at the  Devens Reserve Forces Training Area, Massachusetts, April 5, 2019. Marksmanship was one of the many skills tested during a freedom ride event to put the Soldiers in a competitive environment and test their basic warrior skills. (U.S Army Reserve photo by Spc. Hunter E. Eastman)
April 9, 2019 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 304th Infantry Regiment, 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), 108th Training Command (IET), competed in a freedom ride April 4-7 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

Army Reserve Soldier makes World Cup & Pan Am Games pistol teams
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Sandra Uptagrafft, a truck driver with the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), fires her pistol at the 2019 USA Shooting’s Pistol Spring Selection on Fort Benning, Georgia March 29-30.  At the end of the two-day, 25m Pistol Match, the Phenix City, Alabama resident earned a spot on both the upcoming World Cup and Pan Am Game Teams with her solid performances. Uptagrafft, who is a 2012 Pistol Olympian, will compete in those upcoming games in hopes of earning the Unites States a 25m Pistol quota, or ticket to compete in the 2020 Olympics. Once the United States earns quotas in Olympic events, a U.S. Pistol Team will be selected, and Uptagrafft is hoping to make that team. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Michelle Lunato/released)
April 4, 2019 - U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Sandra Uptagrafft, a truck driver with the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), secured a spot on both the upcoming two World Cup and Pan American Games teams for the Women’s 25m Pistol event after successfully competing in the 2019 USA Shooting Pistol Spring Selection at Fort Benning, Georgia March 27-30.

Army Reserve Soldiers Selected for World Cup, Pan American Games
Sgt. Nick Mowrer (right), Army World Class Athlete Program and Army Reserve Marksmanship Program member, was selected for multiple ISSF events at upcoming World Cup and Pan American Games competitions. From left, Tim Sherry and Michael McPhail were also selected for upcoming competitions.
April 2, 2019 - At a recent Selection Match for International Shooting Sport Federation competition, two current Army Reserve Marksmanship Program team members were selected for upcoming World Cup and Pan American Games.

America's Army Reserve demonstrates readiness at All Army
The Army Reserve Careers Division team led by Sgt. Maj. James Mauer was the highest scoring at the 2019 All Army Small Arms Championship. From left, Sgt. Maj. Mauer, Staff Sgt. Rafael Fuentes, Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Horner, Sgt. Joseph Hall, and Sgt. 1st Class  Charles Parker.
March 19, 2019 - America's Army Reserve demonstrates readiness with success at the 2019 All Army Small Arms Championships.

98th honored at War Memorial in New York
Maj. Gen. Norbert Rappl, who served as the commanding general of the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) from 1982-1987, stands with the current commanding general, Brig. Gen. Miles Davis, and Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Frank Puidokas, president of the 391st Regimental Officers Association, during a plaque dedication ceremony for the 98th Training Division (IET) at the War Memorial in Rochester, New York on January 5, 2019.
Feb. 11, 2019 - Soldiers of the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), past and present, were honored during a plaque dedication ceremony at the War Memorial in Rochester, New York on Jan. 5, 2019.

Shotgun athlete joins the Army Reserve, wins Bronze and Silver at World Cups
2nd Lt. Amber English, an Army Reserve Soldier who received orders to the World Class Athlete Program, was recently assigned to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Georgia to continue her training in skeet shooting, and possible journey to the 2020 Olympics. Shortly after Army Basic Training, English claimed a Bronze Medal in the April World Cup in Changwon, South Korea and then in June, she seized a Silver Medal at the Siggiewi, Malta World Cup. (U.S. Army photo by Michelle Lunato/released)
July 10, 2018 - Becoming a Soldier is a life-changing event for everyone. It can improve fitness levels. It can alter perspectives on world issues. It can enhance coping skills and decision-making. For some, all those changes and more may happen. But for one young woman, putting on the uniform and raising her right hand, had a very unique effect: it moved her competitive shotgun game to another level.

Behind the lens: Ghost writers tell the story
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment out of Nashville, Tennessee interview a Soldier during the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Command's Best Warrior Competition (SARC BWC) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina June 10-15. The 11-person team of public affairs Soldiers covered the USARC BWC not only to document the event but to fulfill their annual training requirements. (U.S. Army Reserve Courtesy photo/released)
June 26, 2018 - A good story keeps the reader’s interest. A great story makes the reader feel or act. Regardless of the format—pictures, videos or articles—stories have the power to freeze time and capture a moment of history that can never be recreated.

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers: Always on the trail
Drill sergeants and noncommissioned officers from the 98th Training Division (IET) assisted with grading and support of the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, June 11, 2018. - (photo by U.S. Army Reserve Courtesy photo/released)
June 26, 2018 - Soldiers from across the U.S. Army Reserve bring a unique set of skills to the Army, as they not only serve their country but they also have a civilian lifestyle and occupations that mirror their military skills.

Urban assault course boosts morale
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Michael Mangan, a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer with the 439th Quartermaster Company, 377th Theater Sustainment Command, clear a room during the shoot-house event at the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, June 11, 2018. This year’s Best Warrior Competition will determine the top noncommissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier who will represent the U.S. Army Reserve in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this year at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Anshu Pandeya) (Released)
June 15, 2018 - The U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior urban assault course not only challenged competitors physically and mentally, but it also served as a morale booster during the 2018 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Honor, integrity on and off the trail
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Louis Rodriguez, a senior drill sergeant with the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) out of Sacramento California, watches over a Soldier on the Zero Range during the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg June 10. More than 35 Soldiers representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, will spend the week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Physical Fitness Test, and various mystery events. These challenges will ultimately test their capabilities, combat-readiness, and lethality. The Army Reserve’s top Soldier and NCO of the Year and will compete against winners from the major Army commands in October at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Michelle Lunato/Released)
June 13, 2018 - When most people think of drill sergeants, they think of disciplined instructors, intimidating stares and squared-away, by-the-book Soldiers. While these rigid images may all be true, it is only one side of the iconic job in today’s Army Reserve.

Doubling Down: U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers compete for more than Best Warrior honors
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. William S. Laws, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist with the 318th Chemical Company, 490th Chemical Battalion, 415th Chemical Brigade, 76th Operational Response Command, competes in the swimming event of the German Armed Forces Badge at the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, June 10, 2018. This year's Best Warrior competition will determine the top noncommissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier who will represent the U.S. Army Reserve in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this year at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Rachel A. Leis)
June 12, 2018 - This year, top performers in America’s Ready Reserve have a special opportunity to earn the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge while participating in the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Army Reserve Soldier takes command of Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course at Fort Benning
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Andrew V. Burns (left), 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), holds the unit colors of Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, during a Change of Command Ceremony at Fort Benning, Georgia April 25. Burns, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, is the first Army Reserve Soldier in more than 30 years to take command of the active duty Infantry Officer Leaders Course. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Michelle Lunato/released)
May 9, 2018 - U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Andrew V. Burns, 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), has
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