Army Reserve Ambassador for Tennessee John Dyess speaks to WBIR in Knoxville about the 105th birthday of the Army Reserve. "A good job done by anybody needs to be recognized, and service to this nation is more important, I think now, than ever," Dyess said. "And these people who willingly put on this nation's uniform and go in harm's way for me, my family, yours and our way of life deserve our faith."
The Army Reserve originally started as the Medical Reserve Corps in 1908, but became an active military branch after World War I. The mission of the US Army Reserve is to provide trained, equipped and ready soldiers but also to help with aid after natural disasters and with civil support.
Today, more than 200,000 Americans are enlisted in the Army Reserve ready for combat when called upon.