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Warriors Newsletter ’’’ Volume One, May 2011 Edition

Upcoming Drill Dates 21th - 22th may 2011

Disassemble/assemble the m-16


Table of Contents About the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) ............................................................................................................ 3 Which Phase Are You? ........................................................................................................................................................ 3 Where and Where to Report ...................................................................................................................................... 4 Commander’s Corner .......................................................................................................................................................... 4 Military Appearance and Professional Bearing ............................................................................................................ 5 Hair Grooming ..................................................................................................................................................................... 5 Personal Appearance ...................................................................................................................................................... 5 Welcome New Enlistees ............................................................................................................................................ 6 What to Wear/What to Bring for RSP Drill .................................................................................................................. 7 Words from Top .................................................................................................................................................................. 7 Administrative Notes .......................................................................................................................................................... 7 Promotions ................................................................................................................................................................ 8 Pay Differences in Ranks ..................................................................................................................................................... 8 Training Topics/Events for This Month........................................................................................................................ 9 Red Phase ........................................................................................................................................................................ 9 White Phase .................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Green Phase .................................................................................................................................................................. 10 Blue Phase ..................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Observances ............................................................................................................................................................ 11 Promotions and Awards ........................................................................................................................................... 12 Helpful Links ............................................................................................................................................................ 13 RSP in Action ........................................................................................................................................................... 14


Before you ship to Basic Combat Training (BCT), you'll attend the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP). These weekends will be your introduction to BCT and will get you started and keep you on track, mentally, physically and emotionally while you prepare for your career in the Guard. RSP drills give you an opportunity to start getting comfortable with the terminology and protocols that are part of Guard service—and you'll be getting paid for the time you spend at RSP.

Which Phase Are You? Red Phase: Your first weekend at RSP is “Red Phase.” In this intensive first few days, you’ll learn basics you need to know right away—like the Army Values, Army structure and ranks, saluting and forms of address, your physical fitness assessment and more.

White Phase: During the White Phase, you’ll learn more about the Guard and more of what you’ll need to know to succeed at BCT. Many topics are covered, including three main categories: the training community, military history and background, and physical readiness.

Blue Phase: Blue Phase is your final drill prior to shipping to Basic Combat Training (BCT). During this weekend, you’ll cover all the final details that have to be taken care of before you leave.

Green Phase: The Green Phase is for Soldiers who have completed Basic Combat Training, and is designed for recruits in the Split Training Option (STO) Program. These recruits attend the Recruit Sustainment Program until they ship to BCT, and then return to RSP until they ship to Advanced Individual Training the summer after their senior year. During that second year of RSP, Green Phase courses offer advanced leadership training on topics.

Gold Phase/Battle Handoff: The Soldier's first drill after successful completion of IADT is his or her final weekend at the RSP. Gold Phase teaches Soldiers what to expect at their unit of assignment, as well as what will be expected from them. Most importantly, it provides the Battle Handoff from the RSP to the Soldier's new unit/sponsor through a formal rite of passage ceremony attended by RSP Soldiers and the gaining unit leadership.


Where and when to report

COMMANDER’S CORNER Summer is right around the corner, for the majority of you that also means your ship date is in the near future. Take some time to review the material that you were taught last month, I promise you there will be a cadre members waiting for you at the door looking to conduct a quick check on learning. The days are getting longer and the temperatures are perfect, time to get outside and conduct a little physical training. There’s no one out there that can’t dedicate 30 minutes a day to PT. As always if you’re looking for some additional motivation, 1SG Pimentel conducts PT at Camp Fogarty, Tuesday-Friday, 15301700. For those of you in high school, ensure you sprint through the finish line and finish your academic year on a good note. Be safe and we’ll see you in a couple of weeks. Dennis Pineault CPT, MP Commanding “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” MLK

The following information is provided to prepare you for your next weekend of training: Date and Time: 0730hrs (7:30am) on Saturday 2011 at Camp Fogarty Armory Drill Shed Floor Location: Camp Fogarty Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818

Armory,

21h & Sunday the 22nd of May

2841

South

County

Trail,

East

Transportation: Transportation to and from Camp Fogarty is your responsibility. We encourage ride sharing…If you have a problem getting to Camp Fogarty contact your Recruiter and that person will provide transportation. Release Time: Approximately 1500hrs (3pm) on Sunday the 22nd May 2011 (If anyone is being provided with a Ride Home, have your rides arrive 15 minutes early.)

*ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL SCHEDULED DRILL PERIODS If there is anything that may affect your attendance, please contact Your Recruiter immediately.

The Next RSP Drill date is 25 – 26 June 2011 at 0730 hrs Directions from Providence: -Rte 95 South or approximately 8 Miles. As you pass Exit 10, get in one of the left lanes -Exit 9 (which goes off to the left) is Rte 4 South. Travel approximately 3 miles -Then take Exit 7A, Frenchtown Road (RT 402) to Rt2 -Take a left at the stop sign onto Rte 2 North -Camp Fogarty will be on the right, approximately .03 miles IF YOU GET LOST OR HAVE ANY OTHER PROBLEMS ENROUTE, YOU CAN CALL

YOUR RECRUITER OR

1SG PIMENTEL at (401)374-9048


Military Appearance and Professional Bearing As a professional Soldier, you’re expected to positively represent the Rhode Island Army National Guard. Know how to wear the uniform, wear it with pride at all times, and meet height and weight standards. By the way you carry yourself and through your military courtesy and appearance, you send a signal: I am proud of my uniform, my unit, and myself. Skillful use of your professional bearing – fitness, courtesy, and military appearance – can often help you manage difficult situations. A professional Soldier presents a professional appearance, but there’s more to being an Army professional than looking good. Professionals are competent as well. The Army requires you to look sharp and be sharp.

Hair Grooming Hairstyles are generally different for men and women. The standards that pertain to the military are different as well. One myth about women in the military is that they will have to cut their hair short once they join. The regulation (Army Regulation (AR) 670-1) that encompasses hairstyles does justifiably differ between men and women in the military. In general, there are several hairstyles acceptable in the Army. So long as the Soldier’s hair is kept in a neat and clean manner, the acceptability of the style will be judged solely by the criteria described below. Extreme or faddish haircuts or hairstyles are not authorized. If dyes, tints, or bleaches are used, colors used must be found in natural human hair and not present an extreme appearance. Lines or designs will not be cut into the hair or scalp. Styles of hair and texture differ among the different ethnic groups and these differences affect the length and bulk of hair, as well as the style worn by each Soldier. Haircuts, without reference to style, will conform to the following standards:

Males • The hair on top of the head will be neatly groomed. The length and bulk of the hair will not be excessive or present a ragged, unkempt, or extreme appearance. Hair will present a tapered appearance and, when combed, will not fall over the ears or eyebrows or touch the collar, except for the closely cut hair at the back of the neck. The block cut fullness in the back is permitted in moderate degree as long as the tapered look is maintained. In all cases, the bulk or length of hair will not interfere with the normal wear of headgear or protective masks. • Sideburns will be neatly trimmed. The base will not be flared and will be a clean-shaven, horizontal line. Sideburns will not extend below the lowest part of the exterior ear opening. • The face will be clean-shaven, except that mustaches are permitted. If a mustache is worn, it will be kept neatly trimmed, tapered, tidy, and will not present a chopped-off appearance. No portion of the mustache will cover the upper lip line or extend sideways beyond a vertical line drawn upward from the corner of the mouth. Handlebar mustaches, goatees, and beards are not authorized. If an appropriate medical authority prescribes beard growth, the length required for medical treatment will also be specified.

Females • Hair will be neatly groomed. The length and the bulk of the hair will not be excessive or present a ragged, unkempt or extreme appearance. Hair will not fall over eyebrows or extend below the bottom edge of the collar while in uniform. Hairstyles will not interfere with proper wearing of military head gear or protective masks

• Wigs or hairpieces may be worn as long as the wig or hairpiece is of a natural hair color and the style and length conform to appearance standards.

• Hair-holding ornaments (such as, but not limited to, barrettes, pins, clips, bands), if used, must be unadorned and plain and must be transparent or similar in color to the hair, and will be inconspicuously placed. Beads or similar ornamental items are not authorized.

Professional Appearance In uniform, you may wear a wristwatch, a wrist identification bracelet, and no more than two rings (wedding ring sets are considered one ring). Earrings must not exceed 6 mm or 0.235 inch in diameter and must be gold, silver, white pearl, or diamond. In general, earrings must be unadorned and spherical. Matched pairs must be worn. Females are also authorized to wear lipstick and nail polish with all uniforms as long as the color is conservative. Extreme shades of lipstick and nail polish such as purple, gold, blue, and white will not be worn. Under NO circumstances are men permitted to wear earrings while on duty. They may not wear them while in uniform, or in civilian clothes on duty, but they may wear them in civilian clothes off duty or on a military installation. The regulation also states that there will be no attaching, affixing, or displaying objects, articles, jewelry, or ornamentation to, under, or through the skin while in uniform, in civilian clothes while on duty, or in civilian clothes off duty on any military installation or other places under military control, except for females wearing earrings as outlined in paragraph 1-14, Army Regulation 670-1. Any tattoo or brand anywhere on the head or face is prohibited except for permanent makeup. Tattoos that are not extremist, indecent, sexist, or racist are allowed on the hands and neck (ALARACT 017/2006).


PFC Michael Santos

PVT Allen Tefft

PVT Chris VonVillas

PVT John Dias

PVT Orland Alvarez

PVT Joseph Garcia

PVT Matthew DaVila

PVT Christopher Spencer


WHAT TO WEAR / WHAT TO BRING FOR RSP DRILL REPORT in Army Combat Uniform (ACU) IF you have them. IF NOT, Report in Civilian Clothing and NOT the RSP PT Uniform… BUTEveryone is to Bring their RSP PT Uniform to drill. Bring extra clothes and personal hygiene gear. All Soldiers are to remain overnight during scheduled training.

Words from top As we move into the summer months the training will move outside and become more hands on. It will be demanding as always. You must be preparing yourself for drill and for basic training. I expect your uniform to be worn properly and your grooming is to standard. That means get a haircut if you need one! I hope you have been doing physical training in preparation of drill. We will put you to the test. Remember you represent the Rhode Island Army National Guard on and off duty. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at drill. Remember to study your battle books! Leonard Pimentel 1SG, ARNG RSP First Sergeant

Bring your Military ID Card and Drivers License with you for Identification. ALSO bring your AKO E-mail address with you so you can enter it on the “Warrior Pre-Ship Counseling” Form. Spring and Summer Season: Shorts and T-shirt Sweat shirt, pants Sweat suit for physical training Running shoes * (wear proper running shoes; no Nike Air Forces, etc.)** Drink Plenty of Water Extra change of clothing **Remember to bring a couple changes of clothing because of Physical Training! Also…Don’t forget to bring personal hygiene products such as: Shaving gear to include: Razor Shaving cream Toothbrush and toothpaste Soap Towel Shower shoes (flip-flops) 1 padlock Pocket notebook and pen DON’T FORGET YOUR water bottle and Battle Books! (If you did not receive a Battle Book let RSP Instructor know at the drill.) ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES:

You are required to notify your recruiter immediately if there are any personal changes to your life, this includes:  Address change (no P.O. Box) must have a physical place to live  Change of phone number(s)  Married/divorced — legally responsible for any children and not married  Illness/injury— that prevents you from attending drill or prevents any physical training while at drill  Cannot attend drill due to other reasons — try and make up the drill before it is scheduled  If not able to access AKO/MyPay….contact your recruiter before you come to drill  Once you have an account, you have to change your password and/or pin number from a temp one to permanent within 30 days  Health Care is available for all Army National Guard members at TriCare Reserve Select…It is much cheaper than Blue Cross or other plans  Dental is also available at United Concordia


PROMOTIONS How do you get promoted? The promotion clock starts when you enter IADT (leave for basic training). Six months after you enter basic training you are eligible for promotion to E-2 (PV2), 1 year from that date you are eligible for promotion to E-3 (PFC) see chart below. Basic Promotion Criteria: Time in Grade/Time in Service Requirements (AR 600-8-19) Rank/Grade PV2/E-2

Time in Grade

Time in Service

Private E-2

6Mo/ *4Month waiver

N/A Private First Class

PFC/E-3

12Mo/ *6Month waiver

4Mo *2Mo Specialist

SPC/E-4

24Mo/ *18Month waiver

6Mo.*3Mo

Why are some people already E-2s and E-3s and have not been to Basic Training? Some people fall into the following categories prior to enlisting: (1) Completed one or two years of JROTC in High School…Enlist as E-2 (2) Completed three or more years of JROTC in High School…Enlist as E-3 (3) Has been awarded “Boy Scout Eagle Certificate” or earned the “Girl Scout Gold Award Certificate”…Enlist as E-2 (4) Completed 24 semester hours of college...Enlist as E-2, 48 semester hours of college…Enlist as E-3, or have a four year degree..Enlist as E-4. Is there any other way for me to get promoted before I leave to Basic Training? If you refer a friend or buddy to a recruiter, and he or she enlists into the Guard, you’ll get promoted to E-2, if you refer 2 friends or buddies, you’ll get promoted to E-3. (See the Helpful links section to learn about the Guard Recruiting Assistance Program) or… You Can! Take the Stripes for Skills Test (https://smtclms.pec.ngb.army.mil/) and get promoted to E-2 once you successfully complete the on-line exam and pass The Army Physical Fitness Test for your Age Group.

Pay Differences in Ranks (Pay chart rates as of January 1, 2011)

Two Day Drill

Annual Training Pay

Monthly Active Duty

E-1 Private Under 4 Months

$181

$ 624

$1,357

E-1 Private Over 4 Months

$195

$ 674

$1,467

E-2 Private

$219

$ 756

$1,644

E-3 Private First Class

$230

$ 795

$1,729

E-4 Specialist

$255

$ 880

$1,916


RED PHASE INSTRUCTORS: SFC HINES & SGT BARBEIRO

RSP Introduction Our goal is to ensure you are Mentally Prepared for the task at hand, Administratively Correct, so as to properly support your families and provide for any personal needs, and Physically Fit to have confidence you need, to successfully graduate from Basic Combat Training.

Army's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Training This class will provide you with the knowledge, awareness, and prevention techniques that you can apply to your daily activities. Also, this class is designed to stress the seriousness of sexual assault and to ensure that the Army‘s contemporary operating environment is safe and keeps to the highest standards.

History of the Army National Guard The contribution of Army National Guard throughout America’s history is filled with acts of heroism, service beyond the call of duty, and far reaching bravery. Those individual Soldiers, as well as units are indeed a tribute to the spirit and nature of the individuals who have served under our proud flag. As a Soldier in this honored organization you share the pride, strength, resilience, and determination exhibited by past and present selfless service. You are the future of the Army National Guard, and the bearer of our country’s freedom.

Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment Policies and Programs (EO/POSH) In this lesson you will learn the Army Equal Opportunity and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Program, and how to choose behaviors consistent with the Policy and Army Values.

Rank Identification and Reporting Procedures One of your most immediate tasks is to identify army rank. You will properly address enlisted and officer personnel by the end of the day; therefore this lesson plan is of utmost importance. Proper identification of rank insignia and reporting procedures will greatly enhance your success while in the Army National Guard’s Recruit Sustainment Program, in Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, and throughout your military career.

WHITE PHASE INSTRUCTORS: SFC LOIGNON & SSG ECHEVARRIA Disassemble, Assemble and Perform a Function Check on the M16/M-9 Over the years, the marksmanship ability of an individual has been a predictor of his overall worth as a Soldier in combat. Additionally, the collective marksmanship ability of its Soldiers has been an accurate predictor of the overall worth of an army. Soldiers, regardless of their job, must ultimately rely on the rifle for individual protection, perhaps to save their own lives. All Soldiers will function more effectively when they are confident that their skill with the service rifle will ensure their personal protection. To ensure security of the nation, we must be prepared for all-out war; however, the actual involvement of combat forces may be more closely related to a "rifle versus rifle" environment than a high intensity all out war. It is difficult to visualize any military conflict that will not require all Soldiers to be proficient with the service rifle, given the high mobility of all forces, the fluid environment expected on the battlefield, and the inability to provide complete security in rear areas. Therefore, the requirement for American Soldiers to be proficient with the service rifle takes on added importance.

Squad Formations Teamwork is the key to any successful mission. Squad movement requires a strong working knowledge of each team position. This lesson will review each position within the squad, as well as its function and responsibilities. It is incumbent upon you to make a determined effort to learn each position. As we proceed through the lesson plan it will become increasing clear why you will be required to know your job as well as every squad member’s job.

PROPER WEAR OF MILITARY UNIFORM How you appear in uniform says a lot about who we Americans are – as individuals and as a people. The ARNG Uniform is a precious symbol of our nation’s sacrifices for freedom. And as the living legacy of the thousands who died for our way of life, the uniform deserves to be worn with pride.

Basic Military Communication Understanding Basic Military Communication can save your life on the battlefield. Failure to properly identify yourself, your squad or your company could lead to preventable casualties. The instruction you receive over the next 50 minutes will be used not only on the battle field, but in many facets throughout your life.


GREEN PHASE INSTRUCTORS: SFC PINE & SGT FREGEAU FTX (Field Training Exercises) Most branches of the US Armed Forces implement field training exercises into their military training courses for enlisted and officers. In the National Guard often as in other branches, conduct field training exercise here locally at Big River, East Greenwich in where Green Phase Soldiers can practice the skills they have learned Basic Combat Training (BCT). The purpose of this is to give these soldiers a refresher course of battle before they leave for Advance Individual Training (AIT). This also allows instructors to look for mistakes and correct them before their recruits are activated for a potential mission. The Green Phase Soldiers will be training with the OCS (Officer Candidate School) soldiers conducting Convoy Ops, Crossing Danger Areas, Breaking Contact, Reacting to Ambush and Navigating using Terrain Association.

BLUE PHASE Instructors: SFC Silvia & SSG Vargas Important to Upcoming Shippers: Anyone shipping out prior to the upcoming drill will need to have in their possession:

 Valid Driver’s License/Photo ID,  Original Social Security Card,  ATM Card,  Military ID Card If there were any changes that had occurred since enlistment (i.e. marriage, divorce, violations, child births, bank changes), you need to bring in the documentation so we can update this information prior to your shipping off to training.

Shipping out Employer Notification: Long before you leave for BCT, you must tell your employer that you will be away from work. You’ll find the information you need in the Employment Rights of the Battle Book, in the family section. Army National Guard Liaison: The Liaison Officer/NCO is a member of the Army National Guard on active duty at military installations. Be sure that you have a phone number to reach him/her in case of delayed arrival or other emergency. You will receive an in-processing briefing by the Liaison Officer/NCO when you arrive at BCT.

Travel On the morning you ship out you will leave from the parking lot of Camp Fogarty Armory on South County Trail, East Greenwich (RSP training site), and be at Camp Fogarty Armory NLT 0800hrs (8:00am). -At Camp Fogarty Armory, you will be inspected to make sure you have not had any medical problems since you passed the physical the day you enlisted. -It is very important you notify your recruiter or SFC Spelman at Camp Fogarty during the drill of any medical problems that may arise… also watch your weight if you were close during the physical…if you are not sure call your recruiter. -You will travel to your Basic Training Reception Station by air, train and/or bus. If there is a delay or if the delay will cause you to arrive after midnight on your scheduled arrival date, get a statement from the ticket agent stating the reason (i.e. plane delayed because of weather) and call the Liaison NCO at your destination. Upon completion of Basic Training or AIT, we must receive a copy of your DD214 or DD220 and MOS orders. It is MANDATORY that within 72hrs from your return home, to contact the following personnel:

Your Recruiter


Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – A celebration of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The "Asian/Pacific American" designation encompasses over 50 ethnic or language groups including native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. There are now more Asian and Pacific Islander groups than in the past - with 28 Asian and 19 Pacific Island subgroups representing a vast array of languages and cultures. These groups include Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Asian Indian Americans, Laotian Americans, Cambodian Americans, Hmong Americans, Thai Americans, Pakistani, Samoan, Guamanian and many other language groups. Jewish American Heritage Month – A national month of recognition of the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture, JAHM acknowledges the achievements of American Jews in fields ranging from sports and arts and entertainment to medicine, business, science, government, and military service. National Military Appreciation Month – National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM), as designated by Congress, provides a period encompassing both the history and recognition of our armed services with an in-depth look at the diversity of its individuals and achievements. It allows Americans to educate each generation on the historical impact of our military through the participation of the community with those who serve encouraging patriotism and love for America.

Mother’s Day - The majority of countries that celebrate Mother's Day do so on the second Sunday of May. On this day, it is common for Mothers to be lavished with presents and special attention from their families, friends and loved ones. Kentucky Derby - The first Saturday in May is the date of the annual Kentucky Derby, the most famous horse race in the United States. Cinco de Mayo - Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the French-Mexican War. It is not Mexico's Independence Day, as is commonly believed. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. May 12 is International Nurses Day. May 12 is International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND). These diseases include Neurofibromatosis, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS)/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia, Gulf War Syndrome and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Towel Day - May 25 is, in tribute to Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Bike Week (Bicycle Week) is a yearly international event that advocates the importance of bicycling as a means of transportation. Bike Week takes place during the second week of May or June and is typically an entire week of city-wide cycling supplemented with events. National Hamburger Month / Zombie Awareness Month

Older Americans Month - Older Americans Month is an occasion to show appreciation and support for our seniors as they continue to enrich and strengthen our communities. This year's theme—Older Americans: Connecting the Community— pays homage to the many ways in which older adults bring inspiration and continuity to the fabric of our communities, and highlights how technology is helping older Americans live longer, healthier, and more engaged lives. National Moving Month in the United States – recognizing America's mobile roots and kicking off the busiest moving season of the year. Mental Health Awareness Month – raising awareness about mental illness in the United States. Skin Cancer Awareness Month May is traditionally devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Roman Catholic traditions. May crowning occurs in some locales at the beginning of the month.

Indianapolis 500 - The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, also known as the Indianapolis 500, the Indy 500 or The 500, is an American automobile race, held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana.

Memorial Day - Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.


PV2 Otis is promoted to the rank of PFC for completing 48 college credits; PVT Kenny and PVT Dasilva are both promoted to the rank of PV2 for successful completing the Stripes for Skills Test.

The 1SG Coin is intended to recognize a female and male recruit each month that have excelled in physical fitness, which is one of the main areas of training for the United States military.

For the Month of April the recruits that excelled in physical fitness are: In the male category is PV2 Dextradeur And in the female category is PFC Otis.

Honor Graduate PVT Cianci was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Academic Performance while assigned to the Aviation Logistic School during his AIT. The Physical Fitness Badge is awarded to PV2 Picard and PFC Felix of the Rhode Island Army National Guard whom each excelled in physical fitness and obtained a score of 300 on the 300-point scale of the Army’s physical fitness test while down at IADT.

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https://www.us.army.mil/ Army Knowledge Online (AKO) provides web-based enterprise information services to over 2.2 million Army, joint, and DoD customers. Enterprise services are provided to these customers on both classified and unclassified networks and include portal, e-mail, directory, discovery, and single sign-on. All members of the Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves, DA Civilian and select contractor workforce have an account which grants access to Army web assets, tools and services worldwide. In addition, retirees and family members are also entitled to accounts. All users can build pages, create file storage areas, and create and participate in discussion on the portal. AKO provides the Army with a single entry point for access to the Internet and the sharing of knowledge and information, making AKO the Army’s only enterprise collaboration tool operating throughout the Department of the Army (DA) worldwide.

https://mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx myPay is an innovative, automated system that puts you in control of processing certain discretionary pay data items without using paper forms. You can also get your pay and tax statements, and travel advice of payment using myPay.

https://smtclms.pec.ngb.army.mil/ Stripes for Skills link will take the newly enlisted Warrior through a series of modules. Each module is meant to prepare the Warrior for accession into the ARNG, the training at the Recruit Sustainment Program, and the successful completion of Basic Combat Training. At the end of this module there will be a twenty question test.

https://pth.army.pentagon.mil/pth/login.php Path to Honor allows you to complete some of the necessary paperwork you will need when you meet with a recruiter in person. As always, a recruiter is the best person to advise you on all forms and procedures, but this application will help make the process quicker and easier.

www.guardrap.com The Guard Recruiting Assistance Program: Guard Recruiting Assistants can earn additional income assisting ARNG recruiting efforts by identifying well-qualified men and women for service in the ARNG. RAs may earn up to $1,000 for each new recruit who enlists and reports to Basic Training within 365 days, or for each prior service member. The total amount of payment for an Officer is determined by the nominee's pathway and the critical needs of the Army National Guard.

Rhode Island Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion Visit our Facebook page to view pictures of your drill experience and upcoming events in the Rhode Island Army National Guard.

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Take a snap shot look at some of the events that occurred at APRil’S RSP Drill.

Visit us at our Face Book page and check out more RSP pictures from this drill and previous events.

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