As part of an annual tribute to all previous presidents, the 84th’s commanding general, Maj. Gen. Edward Merrigan Jr. rendered honors and laid a wreath provided by the White House at Zachary Taylor’s mausoleum on the anniversary of his birthday. “It’s quite an honor to be asked to come here to Louisville on the 238th birthday of Zachary Taylor,” said Merrigan. “Zachary Taylor, our 12th president, was an amazing Soldier and amazing American who served our country his entire life.” Taylor, “Old, Rough and Ready,” grew up in Louisville and served as an Army officer from 1808-1847, advancing to the rank of major general. He was a hero of the Mexican American War (1846-48). Taylor also served in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War (1832) and the second of the Seminole Wars in Florida (1835-42). He was sworn into office in 1849 and served as president for 16 months before his death in 1850. For full story please visit:
FORT KNOX, Ky. – Maj. Gen. Miguel A. Castellanos relinquished duties as the commanding general of the 84th Training Command, located at Fort Knox, Kentucky, to Brig. Gen. Edward H. Merrigan Jr. during the change of command ceremony held at Brooks Parade Field on Aug. 12.
A 84th Training Command commercial showcasing its mission training complexes that support the development, integration, and synchronization of leader development and mission command solutions to units and Soldiers.
The 84th Training Command Mobilization Force Generation Installation (MFGI) team, directed by deputy commander Brig. Gen. Edward Merrigan, prepares the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) in a series of pre-deployment exercises to enable expedient and rapid troop processing for forward contingent sustainment operations.
Brig. Gen. Edward Merrigan, the deputy commanding general for the 84th Training Command, directs the coordinated efforts between the Mobilization Force Generation Installation at Fort Knox, Ky., the 4th Cav. Reg. and the 645th Regional Support Group (RSG) in support of the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Mobilization Exercise (MOBEX). Part of this exercise is to validate unit deployment readiness measures through weapons qualifications to include Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction (PMI), High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Egress Assistance Trainer (HEAT), and individual and crew-served weapons qualifications.
The 84th Training Command's Mission Training Complexes provide cutting edge capabilities and limitless opportunities at platoon level and beyond. Operation Railgun sets the conditions that enable your teams to become proficient in platform gunnery. (Video by Michael Bothur Fort Knox Visual Information)
Maj. Debra Valdivieso (second from right), certified registered nurse anesthetist with the 357th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment, discusses anesthesiology procedures with two Angolan Armed Forces medical interns during a surgical procedure at the Hospital Militar Principal in Luanda, Angola.

Valdivieso is a member of a team of 12 U.S. Army medical personnel from the Army Reserve’s 357th FRSD, partnering with medical professionals of the Angolan Armed Forces to provide treatment to military and civilian patients in the community, Nov. 8-18, 2022.

The Angolan Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) is a medical training exercise, planned and executed by the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), that allows military medical personnel from the U.S. Army and their African partners to exchange medical practices, procedures and techniques that build and strengthen treatment capabilities, resulting in lasting relationships between medical professionals.(U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Dave Thompson)
U.S., Angola conclude inaugural military medical exercise
By Master Sgt. Dave Thompson | Dec. 2, 2022
U.S. and Angolan militaries wrapped up a two week medical readiness exercise (MEDREX) with a closing ceremony, Nov. 18, 2022.The Angolan Armed Forces, in partnership with the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa...

Railcars that were loaded by Soldiers with the Army Reserve’s 411th Engineer Company with military vehicles and equipment are shown Nov. 17, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Overall the company loaded 128 items on to railcars over the multi-day rail movement at the installation to deploy the equipment eventually to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Five personnel with the Fort McCoy Logistics Readiness Center (LRC) assisted with the rail movement and its coordination. The 411th is the latest of many units over the last decade to hold rail movements at Fort McCoy. As a matter of fact, for the many decades of Fort McCoy’s existence, the capability to transport cargo and equipment to and from the installation by rail has always been there. And it’s a capability that will continue, Fort McCoy LRC officials said. During World War II, for example, the railroad at Fort McCoy was one of the main forms of transportation for bringing troops in for training and home after the war as well as for moving cargo and equipment in and out of the installation. The 411th is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
411th Engineer Company equipment deployment by rail movement at Fort McCoy, Part IX
By Scott Sturkol | Dec. 1, 2022
Railcars that were loaded by Soldiers with the Army Reserve’s 411th Engineer Company load railcars with military vehicles and equipment are shown Nov. 17, 2022, at the rail yard at Fort McCoy, Wis...

Todd and Beverly Parkhurst showcase a photo of Brig. Gen. Don A. Parkhurst, the namesake of the Parkhurst Army Reserve Center and the headquarters of the 416th Theater Engineer Command in Darien, Illinois. The couple donated his World War II trunk to the unit.
General’s trunk makes homecoming to 416th Theater Engineer Command
By Master Sgt. Jessica Espinosa | Dec. 1, 2022
When the Parkhurst family made the decision to move from Chicago to Florida, they had to consider a home for more than just themselves.A World War II trunk was one of the last relics of their late father, Brig. Gen. Don A...

Brig. Gen. Edward H. Merrigan, Jr.
Commanding General, 84th Training Command

Command Sgt. Maj. Scott A. Hinton
Command Sergeant Major, 84th Training Command

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