Archive: March, 2016

80th Training Command launches new staff and faculty development academy
March 25, 2016
Command Sgt. Maj. Jeff Darlington, senior noncommissioned officer 80th Training Command, addresses students attending the inaugural class of the command’s Staff and Faculty Development Academy at Grand Prairie, Texas, March 7, 2016. The academy’s first class was the Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course which is designed to have instructors modify their traditional lecture styled teaching method to a more facilitative approach. The FIFC, which will eventually replace the Army Basic Instructor course, implements principles of adult learning and is meant for established Soldiers looking to learn an additional Military Occupational Specialty. “You’re gonna be training the future of the Army,” Darlington told the students. “Drill Sergeants turn civilians into Soldiers and we turn Soldiers into War fighters.” Other classes taught at the academy will include a Small Group Instruction course and eventually The Army School System Leader course, taught quarterly.

New mentoring program to help women transition to civilian life
March 25, 2016
he Army Reserve and American Corporate Partners kicked off a new mentorship program exclusively for military women in a ceremony at the Pentagon, March 21.

88th RSC Yellow Ribbon Event successfully coordinates to create opportunities for connection
March 24, 2016
Soldiers and Family members register and receive welcome packets for the 88th Regional Support Command Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Event in downtown Minneapolis, Minn., March 18. The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is a DoD-wide effort to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and communities, by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment cycle. Through Yellow Ribbon events, service members and loved ones connect with local resources honoring veterans and families before, during and after deployments.

Self-help allows Army to 'do it themself'
March 24, 2016
Soldiers from the 511th Engineer Dive Detachment prepare to remove slings from a concrete pier being removed from the water. The active duty unit removed a dozen 10,000 pound pilings at the reserve center as part of a Troop Construction project, saving the Army money while performing real world training.

Department of the Army Announces Associated Units Pilot
March 24, 2016
U.S. Army and German paratroopers take off in a UH-60 Black Hawk for a multi-national airborne operation at Preston Drop Zone, Fort Gordon, Ga., Friday, March 4, 2016. The purpose of Operation "Glück Ab" is to foster German and U.S. relationships, develop interoperability during training, and provide a basis for future operations in training and real world environments.   (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rachel Diehm/Released)

Pilot program links Reserve components with active units for training
March 24, 2016
Some reserve-component Soldiers will soon be training more closely and more often with active units in a new pilot program. Shown here are Soldiers training at Fort Polk, La.

Army Reserve competition defines best warriors
March 24, 2016
Spc. Christopher L. Ubias, practical nursing specialist, 5502nd U.S. Army Hospital, of Denver, Colorado, rides a zip line to the ground during a team building exercise, March 8, 2016 at The Army Reserve Medical Command's 2016 Best Warrior competition at Fort Gordon, Ga. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton 108th Training Command- Initial Entry Training Public Affairs)

316th’s Best Warrior
March 23, 2016
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, competing in the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Best Warrior Competition, performs pushups during the Army Physical Fitness Test at Fort Knox, Ky., March 16, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Dalton Smith/Released)

A woman's path in the military
March 23, 2016
Lt. Col. Dianna Echard-Danis, detail inspector general with the U.S. Army Reserve Command, who credits much of her success in the military to inspirational women who have come before her, poses for a photo at USARC headquarters, Fort Bragg, N.C., March 8, 2016. Danis spoke about her personal journey in the Army and how both men and women can use certain characteristics to join the inspector general directorate as she did. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Brian Godette, USARC Public Affairs)

Diving into a partnership
March 22, 2016
A Soldier from the 511th Engineer Dive Detachment is tending the lines as divers work underwater removing concrete pilings in the pier at the Morehead City, N.C., Reserve Center. The active duty unit performed work at the reserve center as part of a Troop Construction project, saving the Army money while performing real world training.