Category: 108th Training Command (IET)

Learning from the past to ensure victory in the future
February 19, 2016
H. Allen Skinner, the command historian for the 81st Regional Support Command (RSC), explains the tactical lessons to be learned from the mistakes that were made during the Battle of Guilford County Courthouse, whose site is now a National Park located in Greensboro, N.C., during a staff ride taken by the staff sections and Soldiers of the 108th Training Command (IET) on Feb 6. The staff rides are training events used by staff members of the unit to learn important lessons from the past in order to ensure success in future conflicts. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Javier Amador)

Soldiers’ resiliency tested at Victory Forge
February 16, 2016
Facing a wind chill below freezing, a Soldier in basic combat training with C Company, 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment at Fort Jackson, S.C., struggles to evacuate a casualty by using a firemen's carry at Victory Forge, Feb. 10, 2016. During Victory Forge, Soldiers’ mental and physical abilities are tested to the limits. They are evaluated on everything they’ve learned in the prior eight weeks of training; from basic first aid to security and reconnaissance patrols. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton)

Clemson University dedicates Memorial Stadium flagpole to WWII hero
February 8, 2016
U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon (retired), a WWII veteran and survivor of the Bataan Death March, greets cadets of Clemson University's Reserve Officers Training Corps at the base of a flagpole that had just been named in his honor, Nov. 21, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar)

Clemson ROTC cadets test their mettle with water survival training
February 8, 2016
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Joe Medrano, a senior military instructor for Clemson University’s Reserve Officers' Training Corps program from Presidio, Texas, watches as a cadet drops - blindfolded and carrying an M16 - from a 5-meter diving board into a pool during the Combat Water Survival Test, Jan. 28, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar)

A partnership forged
January 19, 2016
Probationary firefighters in their second week of training at the New York City Fire Academy on Russell Island in New York City, perform a drill known as motivation alley in which pairs of two firefighters must travel 100 feet down a road from a kneeling position carrying a charged 1¾-inch fire hose to put out a mock flame, Jan. 6, 2016. Drill sergeant leaders from the United States Army Drill Sergeant Academy on Fort Jackson, S.C., were at the Fire Academy Jan. 4-8, to observe training as part of a collaboration between the Fire Department of New York and the Center for Initial Military Training providing lessons learned and offering alternate training methods for new recruits. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton)

Livin’ the dream
December 31, 2015
Staff Sgt. Russell Vidler, 98th Training Division (IET) Drill Sergeant of the Year and firefighter for the city of Ithaca, prepares his gear in preparation for the night at Central Station in Ithaca, N.Y., Dec. 16, 2015. Vidler has worked as a firefighter with the Ithaca Fire Department for two years now. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton)

Civilian and military service go hand in hand for Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year
December 8, 2015
2015 Army Reserve Drill Sgt. of the Year, Staff Sgt. Mark Mercer, 95th Training Division (IET), examines an X-ray of a patient's elbow at an orthopedic clinic in Edmond, Okla., Dec. 7, 2015. Mercer began his career in the Army Reserve as an X-ray technician and earned his civilian certification as a nationally recognized X-ray technician through his training with the Army in advanced individual training at Fort Sam Houston on Joint Base San Antonio. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton)

Drill Sergeant Academy hosts JROTC cadets
November 30, 2015
Cadets from the Navy Junior ROTC program at South Point High School in North Carolina stand at attention while waiting on a drill sergeant with the United States Army Drill Sergeant Academy to take them on a guided tour of the Academy grounds at Fort Jackson, S.C., Nov. 24, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton)

Soldier engages community through game
November 23, 2015
Staff Sgt. Gretta Smith, an executive administrative assistant with the 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training) catches the ball during a practice kickball game Nov. 15, 2015, at Clanton Park in Charlotte, N.C. Smith plays with an all-female kickball team which is part of the “Ladies under the Lights” kickball league as a way of interacting with her community. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Javier Amador)

Family with tradition of service to country marks new milestone
November 15, 2015
Retired Brig. Gen. Blake Williams delivers his remarks during the promotion ceremony for his son, Maj. Mark Williams on Oct. 18, 2015. Blake Williams and his sons, Mark Williams and Capt. Ryan Williams (not shown) have over four decades of service in the Army Reserve. Blake Williams previously served in the 108th Training Command (IET), the same unit both his sons are currently assigned to. (Photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 108th Training Command (IET), Public Affairs)