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  • Major reconstruction to get under way at historic Fort DeRussy

    May 24, 2010

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, located, here, at Battery Randolph, in the heart of Waikiki, is currently undergoing some major renovations to more than double its existing gallery space

  • U.S., French reservists celebrate French National Day of Reserves

    May 21, 2010

    Members of the U.S. Army Reserve's 7th Civil Support Command and French reservists celebrated the National Day of the Reserves at Chaumont-Semouties, Haute-Marne, France, May 8-9.

  • "Wildcat" musicians visit Columbia, S.C. VA hospital

    May 18, 2010

    COLUMBIA, S.C. -On May 15, visitors to the William Dorn Veteran Affairs Medical Center were greeted with an extra helping of musical cheer by an unannounced performance from the "Wildcats" of the 208th Army Reserve Band.

  • Active, Reserve, and National Guard Chaplains gather for annual sustainment training in Arizona

    May 18, 2010

    Held in Scottsdale, Ariz., over 280 chaplains throughout the 7-state southwest region of the United States gathered together for a week in May to engage in dialog and discuss issues such as Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, spiritual resiliency, reintegration relationships and pastoral care counseling.

  • Army Reserve opens second Army Strong Community Center

    May 17, 2010

    Tucked away at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina, the small Brevard community of about 6,000 residents welcomed the nation's second Army Strong Community Center during a grand opening ceremony May 15.

  • Army Reserve opens second Army Strong Community Center in Brevard, N.C., May 15

    May 16, 2010

    BREVARD, N.C. - Tucked away at the entrance of the Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina, the small community of about 6,000 residents welcomed the nation's second Army Strong Community Center during a grand opening ceremony May 15.

  • Despite strain, Army remains best in past 40 years

    May 13, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (May 12, 2010) - Nearly a decade of combat has taken its toll on the nation's Soldiers, but despite the strain, the Army remains more effective today than at any time in 40 years. That was the core of the message the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, Gen. Charles C. Campbell, delivered in his keynote speech to the Society of American Military Engineers' 2010 Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, May 5.

  • 7th CSC helps celebrate 65 years of Victory in Europe

    May 6, 2010

    U.S. and allied service members, U.S. Army Reserve Ambassadors from the state of Texas, World War II veterans, local dignitaries and civilians honored the memory of those who liberated France at a commemoration ceremony at the foot of the 90th Infantry Division "Tough 'Ombres" memorial April 27.

  • Soldiers of the ASC-ARE tour Rock Island Arsenal manufacturing facilities

    May 4, 2010

    Col. Craig Cotter, commander, Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, speaks to Soldiers of the Army Sustainment Command-Army Reserve Element, before a tour of the facilities April 30.

  • Army Reserve says farewell to Maj. Gen. Sholar

    May 4, 2010

    Maj. Gen. James R. Sholar, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, said goodbye to friends and colleagues at a farewell ceremony April 26 in front of USARC headquarters on Fort McPherson.

  • The 63rd Regional Support Command Best Warrior Competition.

    May 3, 2010

    Seventeen Soldiers from the 63rd Regional Support Command compete in the Best Warrior Competition held at Fort Hunter Liggett, Ca.

  • Last Voyage of the Vulcan

    Apr 26, 2010

    Members of the 467th Transportation Company, an Army Reserve unit from Tacoma, Wash., moved the Floating Machine Shop (FMS) Vulcan to Seattle. Vulcan, built for the Army in the 1950s, was the last vessel of its type in the Army inventory. It will now be used by the Seattle Maritime Academy as a floating classroom.

  • Last Voyage of the Vulcan

    Apr 26, 2010

    An Army Reserve tugboat crew from the 467th Transportation Company in Tacoma, Wash., moves the Floating Machine Shop Vulcan, FMS-789, to its new home in Seattle. Vulcan, the last craft of its type in Army inventory, will be used by the Seattle Maritime Academy as a floating classroom.

  • IRR Musters critical to maintaining readiness

    Apr 26, 2010

    About 90 Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers were called to duty to attend an IRR muster over the weekend as part of their service obligation to the Army.

  • New Armed Forces Reserve Center opens at Westover Air Reserve Base, MA

    Apr 25, 2010

    Hundreds of military service members in the Massachusetts and Connecticut areas have a new "home" after the official opening of a new, joint reserve center recently.

  • Oakdale community dedicates grove to service members

    Apr 25, 2010

    Members of local businesses, schools, scout troops and veteran organizations gathered to dedicate seven historical trees and two benches to service members at Donaldson Community Park Saturday.

  • Movement control battalion receives new commander

    Apr 25, 2010

    Soldiers and family members gathered to welcome the incoming commander of the 313th Movement Control Battalion at the 1st Sgt. Adam Brandt Army Reserve Center Saturday.

  • Adm. Mike Mullen visits Pittsburgh about veterans' benefits

    Apr 25, 2010

    Adm. Mike Mullen's visit to Pittsburgh and panel discussion at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum at the University of Pittsburgh about veterans' benefits.

  • Anchors Aweigh: Army Reserve Boat Crew Leaves for Southwest Asia

    Apr 21, 2010

    Sixteen members of Detachment 3, 467th Transportation Company, Tacoma, Wash., were called to active duty to support operations in Southwest Asia. The soldiers make up the crew of a LCU-2000, one of the largest watercraft in the Army's inventory.

  • Back in the Saddle: NCOs Come Out of Retirement to Serve Again

    Apr 12, 2010

    Two sergeants first class assigned to the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Seattle, Wash., have come out of retirement to serve again.

  • "What Right Looks Like" an aerial view

    Apr 1, 2010

    Aerial photo of new FORSCOM/USARC Headquarters at Ft. Bragg, NC.

  • Supporting Soldiers top priority at 99th RSC Customer Support Conference

    Mar 31, 2010

  • Naval Station Newport breaks ground on new Army Reserve Center

    Mar 26, 2010

  • 'Best Movement Control Team in Theater' Returns from Deployment

    Mar 23, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Twenty-one soldiers of the Eugene, Ore.-based 971st Transportation Detachment, an Army Reserve movement control team called "the best in theater," were welcomed home from a year-long deployment here Feb. 8.

  • <b>Back in the Saddle: Army Reserve NCOs Come Out of Retirement to Serve Again</b>

    Mar 23, 2010

    SEATTLE, Wash. Aca,!" Two noncommissioned officers of the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command have decided that when it comes to serving, 20-plus years just arenAca,!a,,ct enough.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers ready tools for mobilization

    Mar 20, 2010

    Nearly 200 Army Reserve Soldiers from across the country gathered at the U.S. Army Reserve Center here March 11 in preparation for a year-long deployment to Iraq. The Soldiers, coming from 16 states, traveled to Fort Hood, Texas, March 12 to begin several weeks of training before deploying.

  • 99th RSC honors the 'Guardian President'

    Mar 19, 2010

  • 324th ESB toubleshoot data links during COMEX

    Mar 19, 2010

    Signal Soldiers with the 324th Signal Batallion (Expeditionary) brought all their companies together to conduct a communications exercise at Fort Gordon, Ga., where the 324th ESB and their brigade headquarters, 359th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, are located.

  • Behind the Scenes with the 412th TEC Culinary Team

    Mar 15, 2010

  • New Armed Forces Reserve Center Opens For Business

    Mar 15, 2010

  • First Employer Partnership signing takes place in Germany

    Mar 12, 2010

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers living in Germany now have a partner for employment opportunities.

  • Top Army Reserve leaders visit 7th CSC troops in Germany

    Mar 10, 2010

    Top U.S. Army Reserve leaders visited Germany-based Soldiers of the 7th Civil Support Command in Kaiserslautern and Weisbaden, Germany, March 6-7.

  • Community welcomes home local Army Reserve Soldiers

    Mar 9, 2010

    Army Reserve Soldiers of the 14th Quartermaster Company, Greensburg, Pa., returned home after a year-long deployment in Iraq. The unit received a warm welcome from friends, families, peers, veteran organizations, local businesses and political representatives. Originally meant to provide water purification support, the unit was cross-leveled to operate three of the largest warehouses in Iraq and perform a clean-up mission. The unit recycled $250 million of excess materials back into the Army Supply System.

  • Welcome Home, 14th Quartermaster Company!

    Mar 8, 2010

    Photo release of the 14th Quartermaster Company's welcome home ceremony.

  • Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of Scud Missile Attack

    Mar 3, 2010

    Every February 25 for the last 19 years, friends and families of the 14th Quartermaster Company in Greensburg, Pa., gather to pay homage to the 13 Soldiers who were killed in an Iraqi Scud missile attack. The day is a distinctive day that changed the community forever.

  • Fair judging, 412th TEC Soldiers

    Mar 1, 2010

    412th TEC Soldiers volunteer to judge Vicksburg, Miss. School District annual Science fair

  • Father of the 412th

    Feb 25, 2010

    Grace Spears celebrated the end of World War II in 1945 by walking around her block in Vicksburg, Miss., beating on an old metal pan with a wooden spoon.

  • Local Army Reserve Soldiers on American soil once again

    Feb 17, 2010

    Photo highlights for the 542nd Quartermaster Company's return from a year-long deployment in Iraq.

  • Army Reserve Soldier, Movie Promoter Helps Troops Overseas

    Feb 5, 2010

    SPC Gregory Williams, a Soldier in the 361st Public Affairs Operations Center, helps Soldiers overseas by collecting comfort items for them at an advanced screening of the movie "Dear John," a film he helped promote in New York City.

  • Exercise tests 7th CSC's ability to rapidly deploy

    Feb 1, 2010

    Rain, sleet, snow and below-freezing temperatures did not prevent the Soldiers of the 7th Civil Support Command's Incident Management Team from participating in Bavarian Thunder 2010, a training exercise that culminated at the Deployment Processing Center here Jan. 25-28. This exercise focused on deployment of personnel, equipment and vehicles.

  • Fort McCoy Lean Six Sigma project streamlines process for scheduling training

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy's long-standing Annual Training Conference, formerly known as the "Pre-Camp Conference," has been eliminated. This is the result of one of Fort McCoy's Lean Six Sigma projects, which was recently completed. There were various reasons for eliminating the conference. The procedure of how units decide where to train has changed over the years, said Steve Shanks, the Chief of the Training Division for the Fort McCoy Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS). Previously, many units in the local geographic area would choose Fort McCoy for their extended combat training location. As times changed, these units became part of large training exercises, and the training location decision was no longer made at the unit level. To ensure necessary coordination and communication between customers and Fort McCoy personnel, training-exercise-specific conferences are conducted by exercise planners at locations convenient to all parties. Fort McCoy provides customer-specific support as necessary.

  • Giving Back: Former All Army Basketball Team player returns father's mentorship to area youth

    Dec 21, 2009

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Some say one retired Army master sergeant who spent numerous years playing on the All-Army Basketball Team was probably born wearing a pair of basketball shoes. Now, Timothy Jordan, a Department of the Army civilian assigned to the 81st Regional Support Command based at nearby Fort Jackson, S.C., spends his spare time volunteering and mentoring Columbia-area youth as the president of the 11-12 age group of the Northeast Youth Basketball League.

  • "Wildcat" Army Reserve band gives Newberry community holiday cheer during recent concert

    Dec 18, 2009

    NEWBERRY, S.C. - For nearly 90 minutes, the jingle of holiday music filled the historic Newberry Opera House during a concert held Dec. 12. From the sounds of a Mariah Carey holiday melody to more traditional seasonal music, Kathy Lyden guided an enthusiastic audience through a magical journey as the 208th Army Reserve Band from Concord, N.C., brought holiday cheer through their musical arrangements.

  • Army Reserve Doctor, General, Shares Knowledge with Medical Students

    Dec 17, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Robert J. Kasulke, Commanding General of the Army Reserve Medical Command (AR-MEDCOM), lecturs first year medical students at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, on Friday, December 4 at their Manhattan campus.

  • Fort Gillem Reserve units win local award

    Dec 15, 2009

    Local Memebrs of the U.S. Army Reserves receive their 2009 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Army Reserve Components Achievement Awards during a ceremony held Nov. 8 at the General Lucius D. Clay National Guard Center in Marietta.

  • FORSCOM building receives final structural beam

    Dec 14, 2009

    Construction workers at Fort Bragg's newest building placed the final structural beam in place Dec. 3, marking the completion of framework for the building that will house the U.S. Army Forces Command and the U.S. Army Reserve Command.

  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Attends ESGR Signing in Chicago with Three Major

    Dec 12, 2009

    The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, Dennis McCarthy, speaks at a luncheon hosted by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in Chicago Dec. 11. During the event, senior representatives from three Illinois companies, AT & T, Leo Burnett and Motorola, signed an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Statement of Support. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense agency. Its mission is to gain and maintain the support of employers for service in the National Guard and Reserve by increasing awareness of the law, recognizing outstanding support and helping to resolve conflicts through informal mediation. "By signing this Employer Statement of Support, Motorola is reconfirming the commitment they first made in 2003 to our citizen-soldiers and their families. We are also pleased to welcome Leo Burnett and AT &T Illinois to the group of more than 54,000 employers who have pledged their support," McCarthy said. "At the Department of Defense we know that employer support is critical to our national security and we are grateful for the commitment these companies have made.

  • Fort Jackson "Wildcat" helps remember Hopi Indian code talkers during ceremony

    Dec 7, 2009

    KYKOTSMOVI, Ariz. - As Veteran's Day celebrations honored American men and women fighting the war on terror and past conflicts, a small dedication ceremony remembered eight nearly forgotten heroes of World War II. A bronze plaque commemorating Hopi Indian code talkers was dedicated during the Nov. 11 celebration at the Hopi Veterans Memorial Center here.

  • Armed Forces Reserve Center honors a Fallen Hero

    Nov 24, 2009

    NEW WINDSOR - Family, friends and distinguished guests outnumbered available seats at the building dedication honoring the memory of Sgt. Catalin D. Dima at the Armed Forces Reserve Center here on Nov 22

  • Reserve Medics Train Next to Civilian Counterparts

    Nov 17, 2009

    A new training program brought Army Reserve medical Soldiers to the Radisson Nashua Convention Center for their combat medic sustainment training. Held in conjunction with the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses' (NFLPN) convention, healthcare specialists (68W) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs, 68W-M6) gathered to receive part of their mandatory, bi-annual medical training in October.

  • Mission accomplished

    Nov 17, 2009

    Photos from the 430th Transportation Company's demobilization ceremony.

  • Swine flu vaccine arrives for deployed US troops

    Nov 17, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - On the heels of major concerns among Afghan government officials over the spread of the novel H1N1 flu, the vaccine has arrived for American troops in Southern Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Dianne Jackson, Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan surgeon, administered shots to JSC-A servicemembers Nov. 13 at Kandahar Airfield. Identified by officials as a new strain of pandemic influenza virus, novel H1N1 or "swine flu" has spread internationally since April, 2009, killing more than 6,250 people. "The best thing to do is to get vaccinated and use good hygiene," said Jackson. Jackson plans to hold a KAF-wide vaccination on the boardwalk here for all U.S. troops. After servicemembers are vaccinated, shots will be given to Category Two priority, U.S. civilian contractors.

  • Moment of silence

    Nov 16, 2009

    Wackenhut security officers Tyrone Hall (left) and Miriam Taylor (center) pause for a moment of silence with an unidentified Soldier Friday at 2:30 p.m. to honor the victims of the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting. The moment of silence was observed Armywide to remember the 13 killed Nov. 5.

  • First Army sergeant earns honors at Basic NCO Course

    Nov 16, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Thomas G. Miller, First Army commanding general, presented Sgt. Frankie L. Williams with an Army Commendation Medal and certificate during First Army's end of the month hail and farewell ceremony Oct. 31.

  • Local Army cooks heat their way to the top

    Nov 12, 2009

    Army food specialists from the 298th Maintenance Company, Altoona, Pa., competed recently in the Department of the Army level of the Philip A. Connelly Awards for the Best Army Reserve Field Kitchen.

  • Army Reserve ordnance company prepares for deployment

    Nov 12, 2009

    Account of a Family Readiness Group and mobilization ceremony for the 261st Ordnance Company in Charleston, W.V.

  • Army Reserve ordnance company comes home

    Nov 10, 2009

    Account of the 351st Ordnance Company, 2nd platoon's journey home, spanning from the first delays in Germany all the way to being released to their families at their Reserve Center in Martinsburg, W.V.

  • Kandahar troops, civilians honor man's best friend

    Oct 30, 2009

    U.S. and coalition servicemembers, civilians, military working dog handlers and their dogs came together in a ceremony Oct. 16, to unveil the war dog memorial built at the KAF boardwalk in honor of military working dogs killed here in the line of duty.

  • Fort McCoy FY 2009 training totals near 106,000 mark

    Oct 26, 2009

    FORT McCOY, Wisc. - Fort McCoy trained nearly 106,000 personnel during fiscal year (FY 2009), which ended Sept. 30. The installation has trained more than 100,000 personnel annually since 1984.

  • Senior chaplain visits Fort Dix

    Oct 22, 2009

    Fort Dix, NJ ,Sept. 27, 2009 - "Earlier this year, I was informed that I had three more skin cancers on my ear and they were going to have to take my ear off," Chap. (Brig. Gen.) Eugene R. Woolridge, assistant chief of chaplains for mobilization and readiness, said during a sermon Sept. 27 at the Fort Dix Main Chapel. And they did.

  • Regiment honors Soldiers for defending nation

    Oct 22, 2009

    To honor the sacrifices made this year in support of overseas operations, the Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 345th Infantry Regiment honored members who have mobilized throughout the year in a "Welcome Home Warrior Citizen" ceremony Oct. 18 at Fort Gillem in the Army Reserve Center.

  • From Afghan battlefields to Army War College

    Oct 22, 2009

    As a decision on sending additional forces to counter gains by the Taliban looms in Washington, sustainment Soldiers on the ground continue to provide logistical support to the fight in Afghanistan. The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, an Orlando, Fla. Army Reserve unit, was sent to Afghanistan to play a critical role in the addition of forces to shore up security.

  • From prisoners to Soldiers: One chaplain's ministry

    Oct 10, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Remote Forward Operating Base Baylough lies nestled beneath the mountains. During an evening in late May, the Soldiers attending a small service held by a visiting chaplain heard an explosion and felt the small, recreational building shaking. Believing they were under attack, the troops ran out of the service, wielding their weapons and ready to fight.

  • Year of the NCO speaker at Fort McCoy exemplifies 'train as you fight'

    Oct 8, 2009

    Training as you fight and taking positive actions were keys for a Silver Star recipient who was well received by a Fort McCoy, Wis., audience during a Sept. 25 Year of the Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) event. Sgt. Gregory S. Ruske, only the fifth U.S. Army Reserve Soldier to receive the Silver Star for heroic actions in Afghanistan or Iraq, said his actions were a great credit to his training and the NCOs who served as his trainers and mentors.

  • Army Reserve CSM remembers Hispanic heritage during 81st RSC celebration

    Oct 2, 2009

    More than 40 years ago and after eight years of his parents trying, Luis Blanco and his sister, Sonia, left behind the comforts of familiarity in exchange for what some say is one of humanity's greatest gifts -- the power of choice. For years, the Blanco family lived year-by-year under a Cuban dictatorship that rationed their lives. From two pairs of shoes a year to a limited food supply, the family of four was told how and where to live their lives. Fast forward to 2009, Command Sgt. Maj. Luis Blanco is now the senior enlisted Soldier for the 81st Regional Support Command, based here.

  • Army Reserve 'Wildcats' celebrate Hispanic heritage

    Oct 2, 2009

    From a short history lesson to tasty foods, several dozen 81st Regional Support Command Soldiers, civilian employees, contractors and family members spent more than 90 minutes celebrating the Hispanic heritage.

  • Army retiree promotes diversity, respect

    Aug 17, 2009

    Army retiree returns to military to give 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Army Reserve Soldiers, a seminar on diversity and respect.

  • Unintended footsteps: Grandson follows his grandfather

    Aug 14, 2009

    Spc. John Sheldon, who is from Pittsburgh, Pa., had not intended to join the Army; he certainly did not intend to become a public affairs specialist, and he did not intend to follow in his grandfathers footsteps. But that's exactly what he has done-in his own way. ....Sheldon's grandfather was Walter, or Walt, Sheldon. ....."He is best known for his nonfiction work-it started with detective novels to pay the bills," John said. "(His writings were) first hand, non-fiction accounts and interviews of the occupation of Japan, and history of Vietnam, the history of the Korea war, and other biographical and U.S. military history books. (His best known work) is the 'The Honorable Conquerors' and it is also the most referenced book about the occupation of Japan." Other non-fiction work includes "Tigers in the Rice" 1969, "Hell or High Water" 1968, and "Tour of Duty" 1959.

  • Soldiers learn proper way to stab their battle buddy

    Aug 14, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers participating in Golden Cargo at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant recently enhanced their combat preparedness by taking the Combat life Saver Course conducted by the MCAAP fire department.A,A

  • Maintaining trucks one wrench turn at a time

    Aug 10, 2009

    Army Reserve mechanics keep Golden Cargo annual training mission alive at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., by keeping trucks on the road.

  • Head 'em up, move 'em out

    Aug 10, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers of the 189th Trailer Transfer Point Detachment, Council Bluffs, Iowa, participated in this year's Golden Cargo annual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., where they organized convoys for trips to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, McAlester, Okla., and Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Crane, Ind.

  • Mechanic shares expertise, keeps convoys rolling

    Aug 10, 2009

    It only takes one Soldier to keep a group of mechanics in synch so that a battalion full of transportation companies can accomplish their missions. Army Staff Sgt. Walter Chambers, a family man and heavy equipment mechanic in his civilian life, is here supporting Golden Cargo operations for the fourth time.

  • Soldiers and civilians come together to fight fires

    Aug 4, 2009

    Civilian firefighters from Blue Grass Army Depot, Ky., work with and train Army Reserve firefighters during Golden Cargo 2009.

  • Soldiers fly 'Old Glory', honor loved ones

    Jul 3, 2009

    After receiving a Red Cross message that his grandfather was ill, Spc. Ronnie L. Kahler flew the U.S. flag April 25 above Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in honor of his grandfather, a World War II veteran. Days later, Kahler presented the flag to his grandfather on his deathbed.

  • Army Reserve, Guard partners with 'Helmets to Hardhats'

    Jul 2, 2009

    The U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard signed an agreement with 'Helmets to Hardhats' at the Pentagon, which will give Soldiers greater access to construction career opportunities.

  • St. Mere Eglise

    Jun 23, 2009

    ST. MERE EGLISE, FRANCE - German and American paratroopers from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) stand side-by-side in front of the church at St. Mere Eglise here on Jun 6. Soldiers from various countries were taking part in commemorative ceremonies at the square for the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy.

  • La Cambe

    Jun 23, 2009

    LA CAMBE, FRANCE - German, American, British and French Soldiers stood side-by-side, along with over 30 German, American, British and French WWII veterans, to honor the fallen and commit to path of cooperation and partnership for peace here on June 5. The German Ambassador reiterated that we must learn from the past so as to not make the same mistakes and create a peaceful future. Over 200 people attended the commemoration service.

  • Help now available for Reserve Families regardless of their location

    Jun 23, 2009

    Thanks to the dedicated professionals of the Family Support Office (FPO), deploying Army Reserve Soldiers and their families get additional resources for information and assistance, regardless of where they call home.

  • Army Reserve holds initial IRR Muster in Tampa

    Jun 23, 2009

    In the first of many to come, the U.S. Army Reserve Command held the initial Individual Ready Reserve Muster here in May. The IRR Muster will be an annual event, held at various locations around the country, where Soldiers assigned to the IRR report to a central location in order to maintain accountability and update their files.

  • General takes helm of 7th Civil Support Command

    Jun 22, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Riding in from the state of Texas, Brig. Gen. Jimmie Jaye Wells assumed the duty of commander of the 7th Civil Support Command in a change-of-command ceremony held at Panzer Parade Field here June 20.

  • Organizations gather at YRRP event to help Soldiers, families return to normalcy after deployments

    Jun 19, 2009

    CHAMPIONS GATE, Fla. - Arming Army Reserve Soldiers with tools to rekindle family relationships rather than fight in combat was the mission here June 12-14. More than 200 Soldiers and their Families gathered at a mega golf resort just outside Orlando, Fla., for a three-day Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program workshop. From family advocates to finance specialists, combat veterans and their spouses received hours of interactive, positive information to take back, digest and discuss with their families and other veterans.

  • World missions a regular occurrence for Dental Services company

    Jun 14, 2009

    Global Medic, the U.S. Army Reserve Command's premier medical training exercise. The exercise's goal is to replicate all aspects of combat service support on the battlefield so that Soldiers have the opportunity to practice an array of life-saving skills.

  • Incoming MRTC Commander visits Global Medic

    Jun 14, 2009

    Army Col. (P) Bryan Kelly, incoming commander of the Medical Readiness Training Command, visited the Global Medic training site here June 9. The Medical Readiness Training Command is based out of Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio.

  • The path to greatness as a leader

    Jun 5, 2009

    Commentary written by one of the chaplains in the National Capital Region to appear in the Pentagram's weekly "Chaplain's Corner."

  • New Orleans Army Reserve Center rededicated after Hurricane Katrina

    May 27, 2009

    A Hurricane Katrina damaged Army Reserve center in New Orleans was rededicated May 17 as the newly refurbished facility opened its doors to Army Reserve Soldiers for the first time since 2005.

  • Engineer Unit Soldiers Prepare for Deployment

    Mar 18, 2009

    Deploying to Iraq is not a new experience for Reserve Spc. Brandon Hall. But it is for his wife, Raeneal, their infant daughter Alivia and their yet unborn daughter Audrey. So, while Hall completes additional war fighter training and gets ready for a one-year deployment, his eight-months pregnant wife wants to learn everything she can about Army services, benefits and family support programs that will help her care for two daughters while her husband is away. For that reason, the couple appreciated the opportunity to participate in an information-packed Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon Pre-Mobilization Briefing on March 8 in preparation for the deployment of 181 Soldiers of the 375th Engineer Company. The six-hour briefing at the Officers and Civilians Club involved presentations on everything the military has to offer families, from Tricare, the Post Exchange and veterans benefits to entitlements, legal issues and services provided by Army Community Service, Military One Source, Family Morale Welfare and Recreation, and the American Red Cross.

  • 143d ESC Celebrates St. Patrick's Day in Afghanistan

    Mar 17, 2009

    The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command celebrated St. Patrick's Day only weeks after arriving in Afghanistan to coordinate the movement of more than 20,000 additional forces to the region. The command will also assume a garrison support role at the Kandahar Air Field.

  • Sustainment Soldiers prepare for Afghan build-up

    Mar 13, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command unfurled its colors in a ceremony here, March 5, 2009.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Begins Command Post Exercise

    Mar 9, 2009

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) continued its path toward validation as a fully operational capable command, deploying its forward command post (FCP) here for a command post exercise (CPX), which began March 9.

  • Evaluation earns Fort Lewis' USAR NCO Academy excellence award

    Mar 5, 2009

    Though instilling young NCOs with values and leadership traits can be satisfying for its own sake, the staff of a Fort Lewis academy said recent Armywide recognition of their hard work felt especially rewarding. The U.S. Army Reserve Noncommissioned Officer Academy on post earned a rare distinction for its perfect score on an evaluation.

  • 81st RSC salutes local hospitalized veterans

    Feb 18, 2009

    Civilians and Soldiers assigned to the 81st Regional Support Command spent Feb. 11 with hospital staff and patients at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Administration Hospital located in Columbia, S.C. Nearly a dozen Soldiers and civilians assigned to the Army Reserve Command, spent their lunch time visiting patients at the hospital during the national "Salute Your Hospitalized Veterans" week.

  • Army Reserve band rocks Fort Knox, Southeast

    Feb 11, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - They are police officers, educators, college students, and legal assistants, but for one weekend each month, they are a unique, cohesive team that has one thing in common - the love of music. From Metallica to Mozart, members of the Army Reserve's 100th Army Band spent a recent two-day battle assembly crammed with reenlistments, combative training, a ceremonial performance, moving office furniture into their new home and completing large amounts of paperwork associated with running one of the Army Reserve's largest bands.

  • USACAPOC(A)'s Civil Affairs Qualification Course - Mobilized

    Dec 17, 2008

    Soldiers with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), interact with Pineland role player as part of the Mobilization Civil Affairs Course (MCAC) graduating later this month. Forty-five military personnel, including two U.S. Marines and two Navy officers, are nearly finished after completing nine-weeks of intense classroom and field instruction. The final exam for these new Civil Affairs officers is a four-day operation through the fictional country of Pineland

  • The Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop

    Dec 8, 2008

    The Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, an annual toy drive for North Carolina families in need, kicked off Dec. 5 and will continue throughout the following week. A staple to the Fort Bragg holiday season for 11 years, Operation Toy Drop is an opportunity for reserve and active components of the Army and Air Force to combine efforts and give back to the families and communities that support them throughout the year.

  • USACAPOC(A) Operation Toy Drop 08

    Dec 8, 2008

    Paratroopers from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Command (Airborne) organize and sponsor the 11th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop here on Dec. 5 and 6.

  • WWII "Wildcats" return to Camp Jackson

    Oct 16, 2008

    Here is a story about the 81st Division "Wildcats" annual reunion that took place Oct. 9-12 at the original beginnings of the 81st Division more than 90 years ago. World War II veterans along with several other camapaign veterans toured the new 81st Regional Support Command facility, interacted with basic trainee Soldiers and visited with current Soldiers assigned to the 81st RSC.

  • Getting Ready for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins, U.S. Army Materiel Command competitor, checks the sling on his M16, while Sgt. 1st Class Darnyell Parker, Fort Lee Warrior Training Center instructor observes. The pre-combat checks and inspections were scheduled Sept. 30 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • At Ease Before the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Horner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, smiles while listening to his sponsor as they wait for the board apperance Sept. 28 during the 2008 Deptartment of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Lee, Va.