Soldiers, with the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, New York Army National Guard, arrive at the Cheektowaga Fire Training Center in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2014, in support of Operation Lake Effect. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the mobilization of more than 240 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from area units to assist local authorities with snow removal and traffic control as regions of western New York received more than six feet of snowfall in just 72 hours, Jan. 26.

Guard Soldiers, Airmen respond to Northeast snowstorm

As blizzard warnings were being issued for the Northeast, the New York National Guard put 260 Soldiers and Airmen on duty to assist in New York's response to the storm, Jan. 26....READ MORE

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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.


"Bold Shift is the cornerstone of Army Total Force Policy. It supports the sustainment of our reserve components as an operational reserve and focuses on maintaining readiness through structured, integrated training with the active component."

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

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