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  • Army reserve companies train at Fort Riley facilities

    Apr 21, 2016

    Convoys of 15 Heavy Equipment Transportation Vehicles drove into the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility April 16 as aggressors shot at them from the buildings. This was part of the training for the reserve companies of the 821st Transportation Battalion based out of Topeka, Kansas, and the aggressors were actually officers from the unit dressed in protective gear and middle-eastern style clothing and headwear.

  • 80th Training Command hosts 5K run to increase sexual assault awareness, promote prevention

    Apr 20, 2016

    Capt. Gina Thomas, 1st Battalion 311th Regiment Combat Service Support, said while she was a company commander, she saw first-hand how sexual assault damages victims.

  • Guard, Reserve provide breath of fresh air to USAREUR mission

    Apr 18, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- "The reserve component is like oxygen for what we're trying to do," said U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges. What U.S. Army Europe is trying to do is keep the foothold in Europe strong using the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard as they face a major drawdown that has spread active duty personnel "paper-thin." "We've only got 30,000, we've got to make it look and feel like 300,000," said Hodges. In order to achieve this goal with the loss of thousands of active duty Soldiers in Europe, the Guard and Reserve plays a vital role in the defense of Europe. Without the reserve component, a term including both the National Guard and Army Reserve, the mission in the theater could not be met, said Hodges.

  • First Army conference focuses on strengthening Reserve Component readiness

    Apr 18, 2016

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - First Army held a conference intended to strengthen Reserve Component unit readiness here April 16-17. The Total Force Regional Support Group, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Chemical, Military Police, and Medical Commanders Conference provided an opportunity for dialogue between First Army and Reserve Component units to develop partnerships and to set conditions for the remainder of the fiscal year and beyond.

  • Guard, Reserve provide breath of fresh air to US Army Europe mission

    Apr 18, 2016

    What U.S. Army Europe is trying to do is keep the foothold in Europe strong using the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard as they face a major drawdown that has spread active duty personnel "paper-thin."

  • The Army Learning Model gets the wheels turning at Regional Training Site-Maintenance-Fort Devens

    Apr 8, 2016

    Spc. Abraham Keith had never considered himself much of a mechanic before he arrived at Regional Training Site Maintenance-Fort Devens, Mass. The Reserve Soldier works as a cook in his civilian life, so in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala., he spends more time fixing meals instead of cars.

  • Army Reserve Sustainability Programs Encourage Paper Reduction

    Apr 7, 2016

    Paper is one of the largest components of solid waste and one of the largest business expenditures in the United States. The Army Reserve is striving to reduce waste, improve business efficiency, lower operating costs and conserve resources by encouraging paper reduction awareness this April.

  • Policing up for readiness

    Apr 7, 2016

    There is no doubt about the Army's top priority right now. In fact, when Maj. Gen. Phillip Churn, commanding general of the 200th Military Police Command, took the stage at his command's Yearly Training Brief (YTB), he asked a pointed question, "If you had just one dollar to spend on your units and Soldiers, what are you going to spend it on?" The crowd answered in unison, "Readiness."

  • American Survivor

    Apr 7, 2016

    Bataan Death March survivor Ben Skardon is the only survivor who walks in the Bataan Memorial Death March held at White Sands Missile Range each year. He has walked eight and a half miles each year for the last nine years to honor his brothers-in-arms who did not return home.

  • Simulated earthquake tests U.S. Army Reserve and German disaster responders

    Apr 5, 2016

    Working side by side with the German Bundeswehr and local disaster relief organizations, Army Reserve Soldiers of C Co., 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, planned and executed their first multinational training exercise at the 7th U.S. Army Joint Training Command Training Support Center, Wiesbaden on April 2, 2016.

  • 7th ILE Detachment has new commander

    Apr 4, 2016

    An Army Reserve detachment that teaches Intermediate Level Education to officers has a new leader. Lt. Col. Edward W. Van Giezen took command of 7th Intermediate Level Education Detachment from the outgoing Commander, Lt. Col. Joel D. Fischer Saturday at the unit's headquarters.

  • 102nd Training Division welcomes new command team, bids farewell to former

    Apr 4, 2016

    A brisk spring wind whipped through the assembled troops as members of the 102nd Training Division said farewell to Brig. Gen. John Elam and Command Sgt. Maj. John Stumph as they welcomed Brig. Gen. Miyako Schanely and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Provost during a ceremony at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. April 3, 2016.

  • Leaders explain rewards, risks to infrastructure

    Apr 4, 2016

    "Every lieutenant colonel or colonel who's commanding a garrison and every director of Public Works -- who spends most of the garrison's budget -- should be able to define and describe the risk associated to readiness" from the standpoint of infrastructure issues, said James B. Balocki.

  • New commander, busy schedule for 361st Civil Affairs Brigade

    Apr 3, 2016

    The 361st Civil Affairs Brigade has a new commander, but will remain a very busy unit with missions throughout Europe and beyond.

  • Army debuts new Digital Job Book

    Mar 30, 2016

    The Army's new Digital Job Book that makes it easier for Soldiers and small unit leaders to track training is available on the Army Training Network (ATN) (https://atn.army.mil). The new job book records physical training, weapons qualification, mandatory training, scheduled classes and unit training schedules. It uses data from the Digital Training Management System (DTMS) to replace information recorded on paper job books.

  • Mentorship Opportunities for Female Reserve Veterans

    Mar 22, 2016

    A new partnership was signed into effect between the Army Reserve's Private Public Partnership Office (P3O) and American Corporate Partners' (ACP) Women's Veteran Mentoring Program, March 21, at the Pentagon.

  • Reserve Soldier makes history at 94th Training Division

    Mar 19, 2016

    FORT LEE, Va.- With March being Women's History Month, Command Sgt. Maj. Sharon Campbell made history by becoming the 94th Training Division's first female senior enlisted advisor. She replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Arlindo Almeida during a change of responsibility ceremony here at the Wylie Hall, March 18, 2016. Brig. Gen. Steven W. Ainsworth, the division commander, administered the COR ceremony, which serves the dual function of honoring the departing command sergeant major and officially recognizing the incoming as the command's top enlisted Soldier.

  • Engineers Build Training Opportunities for the Joint, Total Army Force

    Mar 18, 2016

    The stark sunlight dulled the natural contrast of colors, subduing the myriad clothing of the large crowd of Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and civilians. They listened intently to the droning roar of the concrete saw, the pulsing thud of the hydraulic hammer, and the curt commands of the noncommissioned officers to the equipment operators. Moments passed while the crowd observed as the airborne engineers demonstrated the first step of an airfield crater repair. Only the Paratroopers conducting the demonstration were close enough to appreciate the satisfying crack of the large chuck of concrete cleaving apart. Their task completed, the Paratroopers retreated from the pad, returning the M400 skid steer loader to its display configuration. They fell into the position of "parade rest," as the dust settled. The demonstration's narrator seized the audience's attention again, launching into an explanation of the next display. For the past three weeks, U.S. joint military and civilian engineers teamed up at Sicily Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., to train on and observe innovative capabilities for airfield damage repair (ADR) techniques in support of joint forcible entry operations. Nearly 50 engineers from the 82nd Airborne Division, 20th Engineer Brigade, and the Army Reserve 844th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade from Tennessee, participated in the training. The 173rd Airborne Brigade sent observers from Vicenza, Italy. The training also drew Air Force and Marine spectators.

  • Army Reserve general: Quick access to funding essential for Reserve Component

    Mar 17, 2016

    Money needs to travel as fast as the force." That was the message the commanding general of the Army Reserve's 7th Mission Support Command had for a gathering of military comptrollers Wednesday morning.

  • Army Reserve competition defines best warriors

    Mar 17, 2016

    FORT GORDON, Ga.-- The Army Reserve Medical Command brought their top noncommissioned officers and Soldiers from all over the country to Fort Gordon, Georgia, March 6-11, 2016 to compete for the title of best warrior. The competition tested the warrior skills of 3 Soldiers and 5 NCOs to determine whom among them deserved the titles of Soldier of the Year and NCO of the Year for their command.

  • 94th Training Division sweeps 80th Training Command 2016 Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 14, 2016

    Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Aparicio, and Spc. George Weeks, both representing the 94th Training Division, won the 80th Training Command 2016 Best Warrior Competition in the non-commissioned officer and lower enlisted Soldier categories, respectively, March 9-13, 2016.

  • Twice the woman: Women serve as civilians, Soldiers in Army Reserve

    Mar 11, 2016

    Opening her closet, her clothes are split in two-professional business attire and heels on one side, uniform and combat boots on the other.

  • Military Police Company Prepares for Deployment at CSTX

    Mar 11, 2016

    Military Police Companies, like their civilian counterparts, are trained to conduct a variety of functions ranging from enforcing the law to operating detention facilities. Here at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst as part of Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) "Arctic Lightning," the 314th Military Police Company out of San Diego, Calif. had an opportunity to sharpen these skills before the unit's up-and-coming deployment.

  • Soldier scores civilian sector job thanks to Army Reserve training, education

    Mar 11, 2016

    Staff Sgt. Hector Marrero credits the training and education he's received as an information technology specialist in the Army Reserve with helping him land a job in the civilian sector as an IT analyst.

  • Reserve Soldiers compete at Camp Bullis for 80th Training Command 2016 Best Warrior title

    Mar 10, 2016

    Approximately 21 Reserve Soldiers from across the nation are here to compete in the 80th Training Command annual Best Warrior Competition March 10-13, 2016. The 800th Logistics Support Brigade, an 80th TC subordinate command headquartered in Mustang, Oklahoma, is hosting the event, which identifies the best competitors in the lower enlisted and noncommissioned officer categories.

  • FORSCOM, TRADOC hold senior leader summit

    Mar 9, 2016

    Senior Commanders and Command Sergeants Major from U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Army Installation Management Command, the Army National Guard and Army Reserve met March 8 at Fort Bragg, N.C., for an remarkable symposium to collaborate and synchronize key Army initiatives and critical topics affecting Soldiers and Families, and "Shaping The Future Force."

  • 75th Training Command change-of-responsibility ceremony

    Mar 2, 2016

    ELLINGTON FIELD JOINT RESERVE BASE, Texas -- Pledging to continue the tradition of successful accomplishments of the 75th Training Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Richard T. Schoenberger assumed responsibility of the 75th's command sergeant major position during a ceremony at the Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base February 28.

  • A former Soldier's lifelong devotion to 'fueling the fight'

    Mar 1, 2016

    With more than three decades of knowledge as a petroleum supply specialist, Russell Datts brings an extraordinary level of experience and enthusiasm to the classroom as a civilian contractor who teaches the Petroleum Specialist Reclassification Course at The Army School System Training Center Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • 7th MSC Soldiers support AFRICOM's Operation Echo Casemate

    Feb 26, 2016

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 7th Mission Support Command conducted joint partnered movement control operations with French Air Force members and U.S. Air Force personnel in support of United States Africa Command's Operation Echo Casemate resupply mission to Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, Feb. 22.

  • Army wants more flexibility to activate Guard, Reserve

    Feb 26, 2016

    There are 186,000 Soldiers deployed in 140 countries today, with 25,000 of those being National Guard and Army Reserve. "They're integrated in every mission we execute," Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Daniel B. Allyn told lawmakers, Feb. 26.

  • USAASC announces Army Reserve MOS 51C reclassification panel results

    Feb 25, 2016

    USAASC announces Army Reserve MOS 51C reclassification panel results

  • Legal compassion

    Nov 19, 2015

    A 58-year-old Vietnam veteran, who prefers to be called Wolf, fell on some hard times after a terminal cancer diagnosis caused him to lose his job as an open road truck driver. Wolf wasn't sure where to turn. "No job, no insurance. I suddenly remembered, hey I'm a veteran." Wolf also needed to execute his Last Will and Testament, which was complicated by the fact that he and his wife have been separated for four years.

  • Reserve Soldier aids wounded attack victims

    Nov 13, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Katie Govoni was at a food truck on 4th and Liberty with friends, when at approximately 2 a.m., she heard two women screaming for help. Govoni looked up to see one of the women running across the street narrowly avoiding an oncoming car. She realized that the woman was Melissa Snader whom she'd met briefly for the first time earlier at a popular hot spot called "Fourth Street Live."

  • Aiming for excellence, hitting so much more

    Nov 9, 2015

    Nine months ago, a military police battalion from Indiana aimed for excellence when it planned for a multi-unit weapons range event. And yet, when the time came to pull the trigger, its staff executed so much more.

  • 80th Training Command names officer, enlisted instructors of the year

    Nov 8, 2015

    Maj. David Porter and Staff Sgt. Jadrian Whitfield won the 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year competition in the officer and enlisted categories, respectively, at Fort Knox, Ky., Nov. 7, 2015.

  • Army Reserve Civil Support Team welcomes new leadership

    Nov 5, 2015

    HALLE, Belgium - Soldiers from the 773rd Civil Support Team bid farewell to Lt. Col. Sandy Sadler and welcomed their new commander, Lt. Col. U. L. Armstrong, during an Oct. 30 change of command ceremony held at a fire station near Brussels.

  • Army Reserve partners with Belgian firefighters for CBRN training

    Nov 5, 2015

    A 7th Mission Support Command unit, the 773rd CST is made up of Soldiers who survey potential Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear hazards. They spent last week of October in the suburbs of Brussels taking part in CBRN Week -- a training event where the team honed their ability to employ highly sensitive and technical equipment to identify toxins and strengthened a longstanding partnership with Belgian firefighters.

  • Civil Support Team commander takes a look back

    Nov 5, 2015

    The outgoing 773rd Civil Support Team commander, Lt. Col. Sandy Sadler, discusses CBRN Week 2015 in Belgium, how his team supports USAREUR and the accomplishments of his Soldiers during his time in command.

  • 108th hosts pilot workshop for Project Arrive Ready

    Nov 5, 2015

    In recent comments at the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army, Gen. Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army, took the time to reinforce his top three priorities for the Army. "Readiness is my number one priority," Milley said. "And as long as I'm Chief of Staff of the Army there's not going to be another one." That said, it appears the Army Reserve took that priority to heart.

  • 2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration

    Nov 2, 2015

    Wednesday will be the Army-wide kick-off to the 2016 voting season for Soldiers and their Families throughout the United States and around the world.

  • Reserve officer becomes third female to earn Ranger tab

    Oct 19, 2015

    Maj. Lisa Jaster, an Individual Mobilization Augmentee Reserve officer, who serves with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, became the third female ever to successfully complete the legendarily rigorous Ranger course on Fort Benning, Georgia, Oct. 16.

  • California Army Reserve Civil Affairs Command changes senior enlisted Soldier

    Oct 17, 2015

    The Army Reserve's 351st Civil Affairs Command's senior enlisted Soldier transitioned during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony held at Moffett Field on Oct. 17. Brig. Gen. William Barriage, the commanding general of the 351st CACOM, transferred the senior enlisted duties and responsibilities of more than 2,100 Soldiers in eight states, to include Hawaii, from Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Martello to Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Thomsen.

  • Maj. Lisa Jaster, 37, first female Army Reserve Soldier graduates Army Ranger School

    Oct 16, 2015

    Maj. Lisa Jaster, a 37-year-old engineer and mother of two children, is the first female Army Reserve officer to graduate the grueling combat leadership course, joining the ranks of fellow West Point graduates and Active Duty officers Capt. Kristen Griest, 26, and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, 25.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers train at Tripler Army Medical Center and Schofield Barracks Health Clinic

    Oct 6, 2015

    The 6253rd U.S. Army Hospital (6253rd USAH), provided more than 3,000 clinical care encounters during their annual training mission at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC) Sept. 12-24.

  • Working group charts the way ahead for Reserve component readiness

    Oct 2, 2015

    Ensuring that Reserve component commanders and Soldiers are set up for success when honing their warfighting skills was the focus of a Training Support and Synchronization Working Group, held this week in First Army headquarters.

  • Private Public Partnership increases individual readiness through physical and social activity

    Aug 21, 2015

    Through this partnership, Team RWB and the Army Reserve Private Public Partnership (P3) will work together to enhance the readiness of Army Reserve Soldiers, their Families, and veterans by connecting them to organizations that support physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual resilience.

  • Vets and spouses flex networking muscles at Hiring Our Heroes event

    Aug 19, 2015

    The Army Reserve co-sponsored an Employment Workship and Networking Reception event which featured expert advice on job search techniques, resume writing, and interview skills. The Army Reserve Private Public Partnership is uniquely positioned to help transitioning Soldiers with its long history of translating military training and skills into a language the civilian workforce can understand. This includes highlighting Soldiers' leadership skills, which add value to the Army, the civilian workforce, and communities.

  • Reserve Soldiers provide medical support during Walking Shield '15

    Aug 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers recently gave back to an American community in need, while gaining perspective on a culture that precedes the U.S. military.

  • Army Reserve leadership fights stigma attached to seeking help

    Jul 29, 2015

    Through partnerships with the private sector, profit, not-for-profit, and academia, the Army Reserve enhances the readiness of our Citizen Soldiers across communities and the nation. Partnerships with organizations, like Give an Hour, that support physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual readiness provide alternative means to enable our Soldiers to reach out during times of difficulty, building a more resilient force, while enabling the Army to accomplish its mission in complex environments.

  • Employers, Military Gather for Discussion on Private and Public Partnerships' Impact on Soldier Read

    Jul 29, 2015

    The 3rd Annual Day with the AR offered a unique opportunity to discuss important private and public partnership issues affecting the Army Reserve as we continue to implement Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley's strategic guidance "Fostering enduring Partner Relationships". This year's theme is Generating Readiness through Partnerships.

  • Cyber Solutions Depend on Partnerships, Army Reserve Leadership Says

    Jul 29, 2015

    The Army Reserve Cyber Private Public Partnership (Cyber P3) is an innovative and effective way to integrate public and private partnerships to recruit, train, educate, develop and retain critical cyber skills at the Soldier, leader, and unit levels through partner collaboration, information sharing and training together to enable and support the USAR and Army operational cyber force.

  • New York Army National Guard aviators, Army Reserve civil affairs Soldiers train together

    Jun 15, 2015

    Soldiers, from the New York Army National Guard's Company A, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment, recently participated in a training exercise with Soldiers from two Army Reserve civil affairs units.

  • Army Reserve heavy boats conduct joint operations

    Jun 1, 2015

    Army Reserve Soldiers, from the 481st Transportation Company (Heavy Boat), stay shipshape by conducting joint operations with the Navy. The Army's 2000 series of landing craft utility boats have a capability unmatched by the Navy.

  • Citizen safety Soldier

    May 10, 2015

    Pfc. Justin Barker wants safety procedures from the Army's Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course implemented at his civilian workplace. The Reserve Soldier is a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic assigned to 319th Quartermaster Battalion, Twinsburg, Ohio, and he's a tow truck operator as a civilian. He attended the WVRC at Regional Training Site - Maintenance Fort Devens Mass., April, 2015.

  • USARC, 85th CSM's visit Fort Bliss

    May 7, 2015

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command and 85th Support Command senior enlisted advisors recently spent some one-on-one time with Army Reserve Soldiers with the 5th Armored Brigade. Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas Jr., USARC command sergeant major, discussed Operation Full Court Press, a deliberate operation that focuses on USAR leaders at every level helping to increase accessions, reduce controllable Soldier losses, increase promotions to sergeant and staff sergeant and improve the sponsorship program. While Thomas addressed big picture Army Reserve topics, Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Greene, 85th Support Command senior enlisted advisor, focused on Soldier issues such as the Noncommissioned Officer Education System and NCO promotions.

  • Consequence Management Unit deploys for exercise

    May 6, 2015

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Indiana -- The U.S. Army Reserve's Consequence Management Unit (CMU) from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) participated in Exercise Vibrant Response here April 23 - May 8.

  • Fort Hood celebrates 107th Army Reserve birthday

    May 5, 2015

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- Army Reserve and active component Soldiers from First Army held a ceremony Saturday at the North Fort Hood Chapel here to celebrate the 107th birthday of the Army Reserve.

  • 80th Training Command logistician earns top honor

    Apr 27, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Donya Cox is the supply sergeant that a commander wants on his or her staff. Lt. Col. Gina Gentile, the 80th Training Command (TASS) deputy head of logistics, directed that comment to potential commanders within the ranks of the 80th's headquarters company after presenting Cox with the Honorable Order of St. Martin, bronze medal, during a ceremony in Richmond, Va., April 18, 2015.

  • Relative of WWI MOH Recipient Sgt. Alvin York Enlists

    Apr 27, 2015

    Relative of WWI MOH Recipient Sgt. Alvin York Enlists

  • Army Reserve in Europe, long legacy still vital

    Apr 19, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Memories surfaced in retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan's speech as he recalled his friend, Brig. Gen. Richard Dirgins, during an April 17 ceremony at Daenner Kaserne. The 7th Civil Support Command's headquarters building was named for Dirgins. He passed away in 1995, just six months after leaving command of the unit's predecessor, the 7th Army Reserve Command. "Our purpose here today is to rededicate this building in honor of Richard Dirgins, my classmate, my friend and a great American Soldier, a patriot," said Sullivan, who was a college classmate of Dirgins at Norwich University in Vermont. "I have such fond memories of him." Senior U.S. and German leaders watched as a plaque and a portrait of Dirgins were unveiled. A new sign outside the building bears Dirgins' name. Dirgins widow, Christa, also attended the ceremony.

  • Aviation support battalion named Reserve unit of the year

    Apr 6, 2015

    The 90th Aviation Support Battalion, deployed to Kuwait with the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, was named the 2014 Army Aviation Association of America, U.S. Army Reserve Unit of the Year.

  • Military Chaplains enhance readiness in the U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico

    Apr 2, 2015

    FORT BUCHANAN, PR- The role of the military chaplains in support U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico mission, takes a special relevance during the observance of the Holy Week and as hundreds of local troops continue serving in Afghanistan and others prepare to deploy in the near future.

  • COMMENTARY: Celebrating Easter while deployed overseas

    Mar 31, 2015

    An Army Reserve chaplain discusses a sunrise Easter service he helped conduct in Iraq in 2011, and the importance of keeping deployed Soldiers in prayer during Easter.

  • The Women Leaders of the Wildcat Team

    Mar 27, 2015

    The Army Reserve has an exceptionally high number of opportunities for women to serve in increased leadership positions and this is illustrated through the Army Reserve leadership around the country. Of the four Regional Support Commands, three of them are commanded by women, and the 81st Regional Support Command uniquely is led by a female commanding general, Maj. Gen. Janet Cobb and deputy commander, Brig. Gen. Mary-Kate Leahy.

  • Engineer Company paves, succeeds through solid leadership, training

    Mar 25, 2015

    There is a special emphasis in the Army Reserve right now to identify units that promote positive practices and encourage Soldiers to stay. This effort is known as Operation Full Court Press, with a focus on recruiting, retaining and promoting quality Soldiers.

  • Aiming for the future: Reserve Soldiers train for final military mission- retirement

    Mar 23, 2015

    Some people join the U.S. Army to serve our country, some to continue the legacy of service found throughout their family history, some for the great benefits and career opportunities available and some as an option to better their lives. Regardless of why volunteers join our recruits become Soldiers for life -- life members of a community to be proud of who have lifelong access to resources for continuous success.

  • US Army Reserve-PR demonstrates it is ready to support local communities during an emergency

    Mar 18, 2015

    PONCE,PR- Soldiers assigned to the 246th Mortuary Affairs Company, U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, effectively supported local and federal authorities at Las Americas harbor, March 18, while participating in Operation Borinqueneer Response , an exercise that simulates the aftermath of an earthquake in the U.S. territory.

  • Modern US Armed Forces Reserve Center named after Maj. Gen. Santoni

    Mar 14, 2015

    Hundreds of Soldiers, civilians and family members from different branches of the U.S. armed forces in Puerto Rico gathered at Fort Buchanan, March 14 to witness the historic dedication of an Armed Forces Reserve Center after a living person, in honor to retired Maj. Gen. Felix A. Santoni, whose distinguished career spans more than five decades.

  • American Heart Associate recognizes Horoho for Performance Triad

    Mar 12, 2015

    The American Heart Association recognized Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general and commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command, with its Heart Hero award at the annual Heart Ball.

  • Reserve, active Soldiers bond through training

    Mar 11, 2015

    Army Reserve Soldiers, from the 7th Civil Support Command, joined 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team paratroopers at the M320 grenade launcher range partnership training that exemplifies the Strong Europe concept.

  • Chevrons for coach: How a first sergeant uses his military experience as a wrestling coach

    Mar 11, 2015

    When he first applied for the wrestling coaching job at his former high school, 1st Sgt. Joshua Engel thought he had a mat win in his hands.

  • 416th TEC officially welcomes commanding general, promotes deputy commander

    Mar 10, 2015

    The 416th Theater Engineer Command (TEC) officially saluted its two newest highest-ranking leaders in March with an assumption of command of their new commanding general and the promotion of their former chief of staff.

  • Fort Lee team wins LogistXGames

    Feb 5, 2015

    SANDSTON, Va. (Feb. 5, 2014) -- A team of 14 active duty and Reserve Soldiers from Fort Lee topped their opponents to win the inaugural Richmond LogistXGames held Jan. 29 near Richmond International Airport.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Soldiers compete for 2015 'best warrior' title

    Feb 5, 2015

    Camp Bullis, Texas (Feb. 5, 2015) --Approximately 15 Reserve Soldiers from across the nation kicked off the 80th Training Command (TASS) annual Best Warrior Competition here today.

  • NY Reservists pull off OPD ahead of Afghanistan deployment

    Feb 2, 2015

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- Some Reserve Soldiers training here for deployment to Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan took the chance to evaluate their preparedness as leaders during an officer professional development program session Jan.16.

  • Dailey assumes role as 15th sergeant major of Army

    Jan 30, 2015

    The 15th sergeant major of the Army was sworn into office Jan. 30, 2015, and brings with him a wealth of experience from both the operational and the institutional Army.

  • The Army's 911: Opening the hose on Army fire truck maintenance

    Jan 28, 2015

    The Army Reserve is now working to service, repair and re-certify its firefighting trucks to meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.

  • Women in service review rollout due January 2016

    Jan 13, 2015

    The services have been working on gender-neutral standards for all occupations and the secretary of defense is scheduled to announce final decisions to integrate or exclude any remaining occupations closed to women on or about Jan. 1, 2016.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers react to roadside bombs

    Jan 12, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Loud booms rang out across the forest at Rhine Ordnance Barracks as Soldiers from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command, encountered a simulated roadside bomb as they trained for convoy operations. For some, it was the first time they experienced an improvised explosive device detonating outside their Humvee. For others, the Jan. 11 exercise was a reminder of the dangers often faced downrange. For Staff Sgt. Daniel Vidican, who has already deployed to a combat zone, the simulated attack was a great refresher.

  • Changing the game: The 2015 Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2015

    As the players step from the tunnel into the glaring light, they squint, briefly allowing their eyes to adjust. Once they are able, they slowly look around, taking in the sights; the screaming fans, the jumping, yelling cheerleaders, and jumbled mass of steel overhead that is the stadium's dome. This is the 2015 Army All-American Bowl.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers commemorate Battle of the Bulge's 70th anniversary

    Dec 22, 2014

    Dozens of Army Reserve Soldiers paid tribute Dec. 16 to the members of America's "Greatest Generation" who fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.

  • Chicago-land high school community honor wounded warrior with new home

    Dec 21, 2014

    Retired Army Sgt. Jason Smith deployed to southern Afghanistan in March 25, 2012, for an eight-month deployment; during the halfway mark, on July 25, an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated causing severe injuries to Smith's arms and hands and amputation of both his legs.

  • Active-duty, Reserve Soldiers hone skills during Mountain Medic Course

    Dec 18, 2014

    To ensure that they are optimally equipped to care for the comrades, 22 Soldiers and Reservist medics completed an intensive two-week Mountain Medic Course at the Bridgewater-Vaccaro Medical Simulation Training Center at Fort Drum, New York, Dec. 1-12, 2014.

  • Top brass assists overseas reservists and guardsmen

    Dec 18, 2014

    Maj. General Mark T. McQueen, the deputy commanding general of mobility and reserve affairs, headquarters U.S. Army Europe, met with overseas deployment for training Soldiers, or ODT, and their active component sponsors as part of battlefield circulation.

  • Link to the Reserve chain of support

    Dec 18, 2014

    An Army Reserve acquisition adviser is at the Army Contracting Command headquarters to help bridge the gap between Reservists and the command.

  • Army Reserve names new training facility for WWII Soldier

    Dec 18, 2014

    Nearly 100 Soldiers, family members, elected officials and community leaders gathered Dec. 13 to commemorate the grand opening and memorialization of the 1st Lt. Paul A. Doble Army Reserve Center here.

  • Gold Star families honored during presidential visit to New Jersey

    Dec 18, 2014

    As thousands gathered here Dec. 15 to hear President Barack Obama thank troops for their service and sacrifice, one small group sat just off stage to the president's right, listening intently as he spoke.

  • Maj. Gen. Cobb honors service of US Soldiers from PR

    Dec 14, 2014

    Soldiers, family members and civilians assigned to the 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC) , US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, gathered at the Ponce Hilton Hotel, to celebrate the command's Military Ball, a timeless tradition conducted to foster morale and to reflect about the achievements of the command, Dec. 13.

  • Chicagoland military members salute the Snowball Express

    Dec 12, 2014

    They marched in unison through the airport corridor, keeping in step, not to a military cadence, but to the joyful music of Christmas carolers. Army, Marine, Navy and Air Force members from the greater Chicago area had come to salute the Snowball Express.

  • Deployed troops kept in mind during 1st MSC's Holiday event

    Dec 11, 2014

    Soldiers and civilians assigned to the 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC) , US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, the largest US Army command in the Caribbean, conducted the traditional tree lighting event at Fort Buchanan, Dec. 6.

  • Army Reserve engineer command chief encourages JROTC cadets to shoot for the top

    Dec 9, 2014

    This was the fourth time this year a senior leader from the 416th TEC visited a Chicago high school to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Previous visits included two general officers and a full-bird colonel. Each of them talked about how the Army Reserve shaped their career and provided them with unique opportunities.

  • Army Reserve top MP visits troops at triad

    Nov 21, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- The commander of the largest Department of Defense law enforcement organization visited with nearly 400 Soldiers from the Army Reserve's 290th Military Police Brigade who participated in a two-week Performance Triad program here.

  • Guard, Reserve Soldiers to mobilize for Ebola relief

    Nov 18, 2014

    More than 2,000 Army National Guard and Army Reserve troops will be mobilized in support of Operation United Assistance in West Africa, the Department of Defense has announced.

  • 200th MPCOM Soldiers roll through Performance Triad

    Nov 17, 2014

    Nearly 400 Soldiers participated in the Army Reserve's pilot Performance Triad program Nov. 1-14 here.

  • Reserve Soldiers break from triad for medical readiness

    Nov 17, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Nearly 400 Army Reserve Soldiers took a break from a Performance Triad program and spent the day completing a medical Soldier readiness process.

  • Reserve Soldiers learn sleep is critical to health

    Nov 17, 2014

    Long day at work, helped the children with homework, made dinner, cleaned up the house and its 10 p.m. at night. It's "me time" and time to catch up on the latest TV shows on the DVR. After a few hours, it's 12:30 a.m. and the alarm is set for 5 a.m. for work.

  • Chicago-based service-members engage communities in Veterans Day commemorations

    Nov 13, 2014

    Veterans Day is a day to give recognition to those who have served and those who continue to wear the uniform; but it is also an opportunity for service-members to share with their communities of what it means to be a veteran.

  • Changing Lives: Reserve Soldier pays it forward, volunteers to help other Soldiers

    Nov 13, 2014

    For two weeks, one Army Reserve Soldier volunteered to get up at 5 a.m. to help Soldiers improve their fitness levels.

  • Reserve Soldiers learn nutrition key to successful lifestyle

    Nov 13, 2014

    As Army Reserve Soldiers filed into a nearby dining facility, they noticed a few changes unique to their two-week annual training.

  • Changing Lives: Army Reserve Soldier learns lifestyle changes to battle weight

    Nov 13, 2014

    For the past two weeks, one Army Reserve Soldier has sent a 7 a.m. text message to his fiancée about his experiences during annual training.