• Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, Chief U.S. Army Reserve addresses 60 soldiers at the U.S. Army Reserve National Capitol Reenlistment ceremony today, April 23, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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    Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, Chief U.S. Army Reserve addresses 60 soldiers at the U.S. Army Reserve National Capitol Reenlistment ceremony today, April 23, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

  • Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, Chief U.S. Army Reserve congratulates Sgt. Hoefke, who was among the 60 soldiers who participated in the U.S. Army Reserve National Capitol Reenlistment ceremony today, April 23, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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    Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, Chief U.S. Army Reserve congratulates Sgt. Hoefke, who was among the 60 soldiers who participated in the U.S. Army Reserve National Capitol Reenlistment ceremony today, April 23, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

  • Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, Chief U.S. Army Reserve reenlists 60 soldiers at the U.S. Army Reserve National Capitol Reenlistment ceremony today, April 23, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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    Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, Chief U.S. Army Reserve reenlists 60 soldiers at the U.S. Army Reserve National Capitol Reenlistment ceremony today, April 23, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Sixty Soldiers in the U.S. Army Reserve were honored today in the fifth annual National Capitol Reenlistment Ceremony on Capitol Hill to mark the U.S. Army Reserve's 102nd anniversary.

Soldiers from every state and U.S. territory were hand-selected for their accomplishments and overwhelming dedication to the Army Reserve. Among the Soldiers reenlisting were a Silver Star recipient, combat veterans, a Hurricane Katrina volunteer and an expectant mother.

"By re-enlisting here today, these Soldiers demonstrated their commitment to our nation and their communities, and they showed the selfless service and personal courage required to protect our way of life and keep all of our families safe," said Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, Chief of the Army Reserve and the presiding officer of the ceremony. "As part of the next generation of Army Reserve leadership, they will ensure our ability to shape the force to meet the security challenges of the future."

The National Capitol Reenlistment Ceremony afforded the Army Reserve a unique opportunity to honor Soldiers who have chosen to continue service. Army leaders at the highest level attended the ceremony.

The ceremony today was the culmination of a weeks worth of activities for the participating Soldiers and their families. Soldiers participated in a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and visited with Congressmen, visited the Library of Congress, and toured the Pentagon.

The ceremony today was the culmination of a weeks worth of activities for the participating Soldiers and their families. Soldiers participated in a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and visited with Congressmen, visited the Library of Congress, and toured the Pentagon.

Army Reserve Soldiers have played a vital role in every American military and humanitarian mission of the past 102 years. They served in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam; they provided support for public-works projects during The Great Depression. Most recently about 250 Army Reserve Soldiers deployed to Haiti to provide disaster relief in the wake of the January earthquake, and around 15,000 Army Reserve Soldiers are currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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