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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)
A Soldier assigned to the 34th Division Sustainment Brigade, Illinois National Guard, qualifies with the M2 50-caliber machine gun during the unit's culminating training exercise and associated mobilization and deployment, February 2024 at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
364th ESC and 34th DSB complete CTE and MOB – ready to deploy in support of 1st TSC
By | Feb. 23, 2024
In preparation for their upcoming deployments to the Middle East, subject matter experts and trainers from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command assisted Soldiers from the Army Reserve’s 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command...

Army Reserve Soldiers, representing a variety of military occupational specialties, from a religious affairs specialist to an infantryman, pause for a photo after a re-enlistment ceremony with Brig. Gen. Geoffrey Norman, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, at the Chicago Auto Show on February 13, 2024 at McCormick Place.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. David Lietz)
Army Reserve Soldiers take the oath at 2024 Chicago Auto Show
By Staff Sgt. David Lietz | Feb. 22, 2024
Brig. Gen. Geoffrey Norman, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, delivered the oath of re-enlistment to six Army Reserve Soldiers during the Chicago Auto Show on, February 13, 2024, at McCormick...

Food, beverages, snacks and prizes were provided by the North Fort Cavazos Dining Facility (DFAC), North Post Ministries, H-E-B, Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), Red Bull, Hunt Brothers Pizza, and the Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR), during the Super Bowl watch event hosted by the Mobilization Support Brigade’s unit ministry team, Feb. 11, 2024, at North Fort Cavazos, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Brandon Fambro)
North Fort Cavazos Unit Ministry Team hosts Super Bowl watch event
By Maj. Brandon Fambro | Feb. 21, 2024
Chaplain (Capt.) Ronald Powers II, and Sgt. Trevor Rhodes, religious affairs NCO, 646th Regional Support Group, Mobilization Support Brigade, unit ministry team have hosted multiple Soldier focused events after mobilizing to...
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Maj. Gen. Edward H. Merrigan, Jr.
Commanding General, 84th Training Command
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Command Sergeant Major, 84th Training Command
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