Army Reserve Spc. Michael Edwards provides security while Soldiers load a casualty onto an awaiting UH-60M during a medical evacuation exercise while participating in an urban training event at Camp Blanding, Fla., located near Jacksonville, Fla. Edwards, an infantryman, assigned to the 810th Military Police Company, is from Wesley Chapel, Fla. The Soldiers are assigned to the 724th Military Police Battalion, based at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Soldiers assigned to 724th spent the day training with the Florida Army National Guard helicopter crews on movement and medical evacuation techniques during their annual training. The 724th is assigned to Fort Meade, Md.-based 200th Military Police Command, which commands more than 13,000 Soldiers living in 44 states. The 200th MPCOM is the Department of Defense's largest law enforcement organization.

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"First Army, as FORSCOM's designated coordinating authority for implementation of the Army Total Force Policy, partners with USAR and ARNG leadership to advise, assist, and train RC formations to achieve Department of the Army directed readiness requirements during both pre- and post- mobilization through multicomponent integrated collective training, enabling FORSCOM to provide Combatant Commanders trained and ready forces in support of worldwide requirements."


First Army designs and conducts collective training and exercises to train RC Soldiers, staffs and command teams. Our observer coach/trainers provide training support to RC forces to achieve and sustain training readiness.


There is an amazing network of disciplined, caring, dedicated and skilled First Army observer coach/trainers throughout the command who focus every day on developing and executing tough, realistic Reserve Component training.

Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, Commanding General, First Army

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