TRADOC News Features
Fort Benning Soldier Recovery Unit Helps Stir Crazy Soldiers
By D.P. Taylor | Aug. 4, 2020
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- It was a jarring change for Soldiers at Fort Benning, Georgia’s Soldier Recovery Unit (SRU) when the coronavirus shut everything down. Suddenly, routines filled with social interaction and countless activities were upended, and in its place was a seemingly endless quarantine.

Master Sgt. Ericka M. Tew is an instructor for the 83rd U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Center, located at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Tew won the 2020 Army Reserve Instructor of the Year Award. (U.S. Army Photo by Master Sgt. Marisol Walker)
Army instructors of the year recognized across TRADOC
By David Overson | Aug. 7, 2020
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recognizes where the rubber meets the road -- with its instructors. Since 1988, TRADOC has recognized its top instructors at all levels of Army education.

List of the 13 second quarter top station commanders.
Army chief of staff recognizes top station commanders
By Amanda Surmeier | Aug. 12, 2020
The chief of staff of the Army recognized U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s top station commanders during a virtual ceremony August 11.

Master Sgt. Ericka Tew (left), Master Leader Course manager for the 83rd U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Center, teaches a class at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Tew was recently selected as the Reserve winner in the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Instructor of the Year for 2020. (Courtesy photo)
Master Sgt. Tew Wins TRADOC Army Reserve Instructor of the Year 2020
By Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Breckenkamp | Aug. 12, 2020
For some people, winning seems to come naturally. Lately, Master Sgt. Ericka Tew, of the 83rd U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Center, has been on a hot streak, winning the 80th Training Command (The Army School System) Instructor of the Year, then the U.S. Army Reserve IOY, and most recently the Reserve category of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command IOY for 2020.

Members of the Army eSports team compete in various tournaments across the country.  The Army eSports Team started in 2018 to help the Army find new ways to connect with qualified individuals who may not be aware of career opportunities in the military.
(Photo courtesy of U.S. Army)
Army esports marketing giveaways include consoles, controllers
By | July 20, 2020
The Army eSports Team, a relatively new recruiting outreach initiative, uses giveaways of gaming chairs, consoles and controllers as a tool to generate interest among individuals who may be qualified for a career in the Army.

A Family Business: General Funk’s Army Legacy
By Madison Bonzo | July 2, 2020
Every American Soldier has a story. A reason they chose to raise their right hand and continue to put on the jersey of the United States Army every day. The uniform each Soldier wears represents the cloth of the nation, a legacy stitched together by generations of Soldiers and their families.

Screen shot of the Army National Hiring Days website that was created to interact with people immediately who were interested in joining the Army during the virtual hiring event June 30 - July 2. (David Overson)
Another ‘first’ for the Army during recruiting push
By David Overson | July 13, 2020
The U.S. Army has accomplished a lot of ‘firsts’ in its storied history, and its most recent virtual recruiting campaign referred to as “Army National Hiring Days” is another shining example of ingenuity and adaption to overcoming modern obstacles. The obstacle this time? A pandemic that stymied traditional recruiting methods, which put the Army behind pace of reaching its end-strength goal for the year of 485,000 Soldiers.
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Everyone can help prevent a suicide - The WeCare App supports the Suicide Prevention Campaign and serves as a ready resource access tool 24/7 for those feeling alone and considering suicide, or those concerned about someone who might be. Preventing suicide is everyone's responsibility and we encourage Soldiers, civilians and family members to make the effort and download the WeCare App. It’s FREE and available to download at both Apple Store and Google Play, as well as the TRADOC App Gateway (TAG).

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