I am an American Soldier. I am a warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values. I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself. I am an expert and I am a professional. I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat. I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life. I am an American Soldier.
The Best Warrior Competition doesn’t stop if it’s raining. Soldiers from the 84th Training Command, 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training), U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and Army Reserve Aviation Command give their all in adverse weather conditions during the Army Combat Fitness Test.
1st Lt. Cathryn Draicchio, a staff officer at the 84th Training Command, flexes her muscles as she competes for the Best Warrior at Fort Knox, Ky. Some of her hobbies include exercising, hiking, and hanging out with her boyfriend and his dog. See if she has what it takes as we continue to highlight Soldiers in the 84th as they compete to be the best warrior! “Strike Hard”
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: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/434207/maj-gen-edward-merrigan-honors-zachary-taylor
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)
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Grant C. Smith, 304th Military Police Battalion, is awarded the Regimental Command Sgt. Maj. James W. Frye Non-Commissioned Officer of Excellence Award, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Sept. 22, 2023. The ceremony took place during the Military Police Regimental Week to award some of the best Soldiers from the Military Police Corps to recognize their achievements. Smith is the first U.S. Army Reserve Soldier to earn the award. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Justin P. Morelli)
Army Reserve Soldier Wins Top Military Police NCO Award
By Maj. Jeku Arce | Sept. 26, 2023
A Soldier from the 200th Military Police Command was presented one of the highest awards in the Military Police (MP) Corps...

Newly arrived service members, families, and civilian employees assigned to Puerto Rico participated in the Fort Buchanan Newcomers briefing at the installation Community Club on Sept. 22.

The event, hosted by the Fort Buchanan Army Community Service program, introduced critical community resources to the newly arrived personnel to make transitioning to Puerto Rico an enjoyable experience.
Welcome to Puerto Rico! Showing with actions that people are Fort Buchanan’s number one priority
By Carlos Cuebas | Sept. 25, 2023
Newly arrived service members, families and civilian employees assigned to Puerto Rico participated in the Fort Buchanan Newcomers briefing at the installation Community Club on Sept. 22...

Inspired by the theme,
Military spouses in the Caribbean become stronger
By Carlos Cuebas | Sept. 22, 2023
Inspired by the theme, "Your voice is important. We want to hear ideas from you," a group of enthusiastic military spouses gathered at the Army Community Service conference room here on Sept. 20 to participate in the Fort...
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