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  • Refining shooters' instincts in the Army Reserve

    Sep 23, 2014

    There's nothing natural about shooting a rifle. Marksmanship goes against every instinct a Soldier has. That's why the Army Reserve has a mobile marksmanship training team that travels the country to help units improve their shooting skills and range scores.

  • Army Reserve leader retires after 36 years of service

    Sep 20, 2014

    The Army Reserve said goodbye to one of its senior leaders as Brig. Gen. Dwayne R. Edwards retired after 36 years of military service during a ceremony Sept. 20 at the Maj. John P. Pryor Army Reserve Center, here.

  • Reservists assist underserved U.S. communities through Innovative Readiness Training

    Sep 17, 2014

    Localities across the nation are tapping into the skills of Army Reservists, through the DOD Innovative Readiness Training program, to help providing quality services to communities throughout the U.S.

  • Army Reserve honors fallen 9/11 Warrior-Citizens

    Sep 17, 2014

    Hundreds of service members, families, community members and friends gathered to honor fallen Army Reserve Soldiers during a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony held Sept. 13 at the Ernie Pyle U.S. Army Reserve Center in Fort Totten, New York.

  • And the winner is…

    Sep 17, 2014

    The Army's best trained noncommissioned officers descended on Fort Jackson, S.C., Sept. 8-11, to compete for the prestigious title of the 2014 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year. The competitors included two U.S. Army Reserve Drill Sergeants, Staff Sgt. Christopher Croslin from the 95th Training Division (IET) and Sgt. 1st Class Alex Montero from the 98th Training Division (IET). Only one winner will be selected from each service component.

  • The Army people were at my school today: 80th TC Soldiers visit Danbury Conn. boys academy

    Sep 17, 2014

    Kamaal Mclean-Felix had an unforgettable 13th birthday surprise when six Reserve Soldiers from the 80th Training Command (TASS) presented him with a birthday gift, then asked his classmates to join in and sing happy birthday at Pathways Academy, Danbury, Conn. Sept. 10, 2014. The eighth grader scored a camouflage blanket and a handmade greeting card signed by all six Soldiers. They also brought cupcakes, which Mclean-Felix's classmates eagerly ingested in recognition of the occasion.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) instructors visit Canadian counterparts

    Sep 16, 2014

    When it comes to innovation and improving the quality of military instruction, sometimes it helps to think outside the box, or even the country. That's the thinking behind the 101st Brigade Engineer's latest push to establish a long-term instructor exchange with their Canadian counterparts, a move that not only helps strengthen the bond with the U.S.'s northern neighbor, but also provides a unique opportunity to learn from and improve the training for both countries' military engineers.

  • Army Reserve Soldier earns Best Engineer Warrant Officer award in U.S. Army

    Sep 16, 2014

    Every year an Army engineer warrant officer earns the title of the best. This year that honor went to an Army Reserve Soldier recently returned from Afghanistan.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Family Programs, Child Youth Services hold first Teen Council meeting

    Sep 13, 2014

    Caleb Strother celebrated his 15th birthday Sept. 6, 2014 during the 80th Training Command (TASS) Family Readiness Programs' inaugural Teen Council meeting which took place in Sterling, Va., Sept. 5-7. Strother, whose father Woodson is a sergeant first class in the 94th Training Division, commends his parents for suggesting that he volunteer as a council member. "If I was home I'd probably just hang out, play Xbox, and maybe go out for dinner, but being here getting to know these new people is really fun," Strother said.

  • ESGR, Army Reserve "Warhawks" host Employer Appreciation Day

    Sep 12, 2014

    The 244th Aviation Brigade Headquarters and Headquarters Company and the New Jersey Committee for Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve hosted an Employer Appreciation Day, here, Sept. 9.

  • 81st RSC promotes collaboration to combat suicide, sexual assault and harassment

    Sep 12, 2014

    The month of September is known as Suicide Prevention Month in the Army. This month, the Army takes the time to bring awareness to ways we can combat suicide and prevent Soldiers, civilians and family members from harming themselves. The 81st Regional Support Command's Ready and Resilient Campaign is leaning forward to support the decrease of these incidents within the Army Reserve ranks by combining the efforts of other Soldier wellness programs such as Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program (SHARP) an the Army Substance Abuse Program to promote overall resiliency.

  • Army Reserve MPs forge new partnerships during DSCA exercise

    Sep 12, 2014

    Army Reserve Soldiers had a unique opportunity to collaborate with Tennessee's National Guard, in support of local and state agencies during a tabletop Defense Support of Civil Authorities training exercise Sept. 5.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers complete Virtual Battle Space Training in Daegu

    Sep 11, 2014

    DAEGU, Republic of Korea - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 368th Engineer Detachment (Forward Engineer Support Team-Main), out of Atlanta, Georgia, 412th Theater Engineer Command, successfully completed Virtual Battle Space 3 training while participating here in this year's Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise.

  • 412th TEC Soldiers, civilians observe Patriot Day, share personal stories

    Sep 11, 2014

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- As we take the time to remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 and the service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice following that day, Soldiers and civilians of the 412th Theater Engineer Command gather to honor their legacy and to reflect on how that day affected them personally during a special service held at the George A. Morris U.S. Army Reserve Center.

  • 200th MPCOM Senior NCO talks with Nashville-based Army Reserve Soldiers

    Sep 9, 2014

    "It's my job to take care of Soldiers and give them the right information to succeed in today's Army Reserve." It was a simple plan for the Fort Meade, Maryland-based 200th Military Police Command's senior enlisted Soldier during an impromptu discussion during the 290th MP Brigade's battle assembly weekend Sept. 5.

  • Army Reserve command sergeant major addresses 80th Training Command senior NCOs

    Sep 9, 2014

  • Army Launches New Safety Campaign

    Sep 8, 2014

    The Army launched the first installment of its new two-year seasonal safety awareness campaign today.

  • Are you, your family prepared for an emergency or disaster?

    Sep 8, 2014

    Every September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency kicks off National Preparedness Month and the Ready Army Program helps Soldiers, civilians and their families prepare for disasters.

  • Deployable Command Post, 412th TEC train for real-world contingency at UFG

    Sep 7, 2014

    Soldiers should train for any contingency and be trained and ready to support their missions. One way to ensure this is with annual training exercises based on these contingencies. One exercise that does this is Ulchi Freedom Guardian, conducted annually in the Republic of Korea to enhance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the peninsula.

  • Beard takes final march across historic Palm Circle

    Sep 3, 2014

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Maj. Gen. William Beard, deputy commanding general for United States Army Reserves, U.S. Army Pacific was honored during a Celebration of Service ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Sept. 2.

  • Searching for answers: Panel reviews Reserve suicides

    Sep 3, 2014

    In 2013, 57 Army Reserve Soldiers decided the only way out of their particular situation was to take their own life, and a recent study looked at each of the cases.

  • Army Reserve delivers solutions to the STEM problem

    Aug 28, 2014

    Imagine having to order a pizza five or six times before finally finding a restaurant that can promise delivery.

  • Army Reserve Medic follows parents' footsteps in military career

    Aug 27, 2014

    As the sounds of a UH-60M Blackhawk rotor blades cutting the humid central Florida air could be heard behind a distant tree line, a small team of Army Reserve Soldiers prepared a casualty for a 100-meter trip to an awaiting air ambulance.

  • Fort Lauderdale Army Reserve unit tackles annual training at Camp Blanding

    Aug 27, 2014

    As the temperature hovered over 100 degrees and humidity in near triple digits, Army Reserve Soldiers kept their cool during an urban operations training event Aug. 19.

  • Paratrooper keeps military dream alive in Army Reserve

    Aug 26, 2014

    "The Army Reserve is a great way to feed that itch," is how a former paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division describes his decision to return to service in the Army Reserve, after a short break.

  • 108th Training Command (IET) wins top prize at the 2014 Army Communities of Excellence Awards

    Aug 26, 2014

    The 108th Training Command (IET) took top honors for the U.S. Army Reserve at the 2014 Army Communities of Excellence (ACOE) awards.

  • US Soldiers from PR contribute to save millions of dollars in Afghanistan

    Aug 23, 2014

    Bagram, Airfield- Soldiers from the 941ST Quartermaster Detachment, a United States Army Reserve unit from Puerto Rico, continue supporting the needs of the nation by performing critical tasks in support of the retrograde operations at the most important US base in Afghanistan.

  • A new face to a familiar Army program

    Aug 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army has redesigned and rebranded its well-known Army Career and Alumni Program to the new Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program in preparation for the full implementation of the Transition Soldier for Life Cycle, Oct. 1.

  • Dog days of summer for Army, Navy engineers: Soldiers and Sailors partner with Search Dog Foundation

    Aug 11, 2014

    U.S. Army Reserve engineer Soldiers had a unique opportunity this summer to get quality training while providing a service truly in line with the Army Corps of Engineer's mission of civil support.


    Aug 8, 2014

    The 412th Civil Affairs Battalion from Columbus, Ohio and the 489th Civil Affairs Battalion from Knoxville, Tennessee perform civil support operations during Operation Vibrant Response 14.

  • Local Soldier honored with Reserve Center dedication

    Aug 7, 2014

    More than 200 family, friends and fellow service members watched as the Cape Coral U.S. Army Reserve Center was memorialized and renamed in honor of Staff Sgt. Marc A. Scialdo on July 12.

  • They called him brother: Soldier honored at Fort Campbell ceremony not a hero

    Aug 7, 2014

    A U.S. Army Reserve center located on the Tennessee side of Fort Campbell, most of which is in Kentucky, was renamed on August 3, in a ceremony honoring Army Reserve Maj. Michael L. Mundell, who was killed in Fallujah, Iraq on January 5, 2007.

  • Partnership forged at Operation Sustainment Warrior

    Aug 5, 2014

    "Drill Sergeants train Soldiers, that's what they do. That's why this a logical marriage!"

  • Fort Meade Reserve Soldiers receive school supplies donated by local communities

    Aug 4, 2014

    Thanks to Operation Homefront and a dedicated family program staff, dozens of Army Reserve Soldiers received much-needed school supplies for their children August 3. Patrons who visited discount stores in Odenton, Jessup and Laurel, Maryland donated school supplies for service members to the Fort Meade area.

  • Top Reserve MP officer pins Major General rank

    Aug 3, 2014

    Washington D.C.-native Brig. Gen. Phillip Churn was promoted to the rank of major general during an Aug. 3 morning formation in front of the Fort Meade-based Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 200th Military Police Command.

  • Fort Meade-based Army Reserve cooks taking meals to the next level

    Aug 3, 2014

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- Thinking outside the box. That's how Army Reserve's Sgt. Toni Hurlston, Suitland, Md.-native, described the afternoon's lunch menu as her cooks were making grilled Mongolian specialties.

  • Reserve medical Soldiers embed with active-duty counterparts for Overseas Deployment Training

    Jul 29, 2014

    A program known as the Overseas Deployment Training, along with Operation Atlantic Resolve, brought U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers to Europe to train for three-weeks or more with active-duty units running a variety of training missions.

  • Family readiness group provides support for Army Reserve families

    Jul 29, 2014

    An Army Reserve unit in Ashley, Pennsylvania, is ensuring connections between family members through its family readiness group.

  • Army Reserve center dedicated to fallen Florida hero

    Jul 23, 2014

    The Army Reserve center in Sanford, Florida, was renamed July 19, in a ceremony befitting a Silver Star recipient by celebrating the life and service of Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe.

  • Shrinking Army looking to fill its Reserve Component

    Jul 23, 2014

    The chief of the Army Reserve said his component is having some problems recruiting and retaining Soldiers, and he's looking by name at captains being released early from active duty.

  • Gatesville community rounds up Reserve Component with 'Salute to Warrior Citizens'

    Jul 22, 2014

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- Mobilizing Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers enjoyed a day of respite from training on North Fort Hood, Texas, experiencing Texas heritage Sunday afternoon thanks to the Gatesville community.

  • Top Army Reserve chemical unit earns Sibert Award

    Jul 16, 2014

    The 401st Chemical Company from Boston, was awarded the 2014 Maj. Gen. William L. Sibert Award in the Reserve category, recently at the 2014 Chemical Corps Regimental Ball at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers come together to learn how to save lives

    Jul 16, 2014

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- Army Reserve Soldiers from the 200th Military Police Command and other major Reserve commands took time away from their military and civilian jobs to learn a skill that could save lives.

  • Army Reserve CID Agent wins prestigious MacArthur Leadership Award

    Jul 16, 2014

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- John Quincy Adams followed his father's footsteps to become president. Peyton Manning carried on his father's legacy by becoming one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Not to be left out, Steven S. Elrod followed his own father's Army Reserve career as a special agent with the US Army Reserve's Criminal Investigation Command. Elrod, a Chief Warrant Officer 2 with the 307th Military Police Detachment (CID), 200th Military Police Command, became one of just 28 company-grade Army officers to receive the prestigious Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award during a Pentagon-ceremony May 31.

  • Reservists train IET Soldiers in Echo units

    Jul 15, 2014

    Fort Benning trains approximately 34,000 initial entry training Soldiers per year.

  • Army Reserve officer participates in exchange with Danish military

    Jul 12, 2014

    Army Reserve Capt. Curtis Sampson, Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 85th Support Command; participated in a unique opportunity to visit Denmark as part of the Military Reserve Exchange Program from June 11 through 25.

  • Army Reserve Family attends Yellow Ribbon event together

    Jul 12, 2014

    For one 19-year-old Army Reserve Soldier scheduled to deploy to Guantanamo Bay Cuba this summer, the decision to invite his parents to a 200th Military Police Command Yellow Ribbon event was simple.

  • Children toot Army Reserve's horn at Touch a Truck

    Jul 11, 2014

    Children crawled through a humvee, trying on combat helmets and beeped the horn while pretending to drive. Parents took photos and asked questions about the truck. Soldiers from the 416th Theater Engineer Command (TEC) provided the Humvee for children and family members to play during the Touch a Truck community event hosted by the Village of Willowbrook, Parks and Recreation Department, July 11.

  • 311th SC(T) welcomes Curry as command's new CSM

    Jul 11, 2014

    The 311th Signal Command (Theater) held a change of responsibility ceremony, Tuesday, with Command Sgt. Major Darris Curry accepting the symbolic Noncommissioned Officer's Sword from Command Sgt. Maj. Allen Braswell.

  • Performance Triad app now available

    Jul 10, 2014

    Army Medicine is committed to reaching beneficiaries where they live. The Performance Triad application (v1.0) is now available to do just that.

  • Town hall stresses personal communications over digital

    Jul 9, 2014

    Soldiers and civilians from units of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) held a town hall in the old dining facility, here, Wednesday.

  • Reserve Drill Sergeants exemplify the professional NCO

    Jul 8, 2014

    Grass still wet from the morning dew, thick fog hovering over the ground, the darkness of the night fighting against the rising sun, a line of drill sergeants march out in perfect precision. Once reaching the physical training pit, they immediately assume their grading positions to administer the record Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) for Cadets attending Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) during Cadet Summer Training (CST) held at Fort Knox, Ky

  • Combatives Tournament Hosted by the 98TH Training Division (IET)

    Jul 8, 2014

    The 98th Training Division (IET) hosted a multi-service, multi component combatives tournament at the Griffith Field House and Fitness Center here June 7-8.

  • Leveraging technology to innovate RCAS training

    Jul 7, 2014

    Since its inception, Reserve Component Automation Systems (RCAS) has faced a number of training challenges. Our training team has met these challenges with one critical mission in mind: deliver quality training to thousands of RC users from both the Army National Guard (ARNG) and the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) to enhance their day-to-day mobilization, safety, force management and personnel operations.

  • A partnership for the fallen

    Jul 3, 2014

    Rosa Delia Guerro Lopez never joined the military, but now she wishes she had. Hollywood depictions of Soldiers cleaning floors with toothbrushes convinced young Guerro Lopez, now 42, and a pathology technician at the Institute of Forensic Sciences, San Juan, Puerto Rico, that the military was not the place for her. She associated the armed forces with conflict and knew nothing of benefits like free education.

  • Reserve unit conducts annual training in Africa during Western Accord 2014

    Jul 1, 2014

    Soldiers of the 49th Medical Battalion are spending their annual training in Senegal, Africa, in support of Exercise Western Accord 2014.

  • Talley holds town hall for 412th TEC Soldiers

    Jul 1, 2014

    It's not often Soldiers are able to address questions directly to Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Command , but some recently had that opportunity.

  • First Guardian Warrior exercise at Fort McCoy tests MP units

    Jun 30, 2014

    Some core abilities for members of the U.S. Army's Military Police (MP) Corps are to support and lead battlefield operations. Those abilities and more were tested as part of the first Guardian Warrior exercise held at Fort McCoy in early June.

  • Unit Ministry Teams Host Cultural Exchange with Kuwait Ministry of Defense

    Jun 9, 2014

    On May 12, Active Duty, Army Reserve and National Guard UMT personnel deployed to Kuwait had the opportunity to learn how the Kuwait military takes care of the religious needs of its Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines at a religious and cultural affairs information exchange program with staff members from the Kuwait Ministry of Defense Directorate of Moral Guidance and Public Relations (DMG).

  • Multi-component Army Reserve unit conducts Relinquishment of Command ceremony

    Jun 9, 2014

    The 85th Support Command, headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois, - 25 miles northwest of Chicago -- conducted a relinquishment of command on June 7, near its unit headquarters, during a ceremony in which Brig. Gen. Gracus K. Dunn, outgoing commanding general of the 85th Support Command, and the deputy commanding general for support of First Army Division-West; relinquished command to Col. Robert W. Rauchle, former chief of staff of the 85th Support Command and interim commander.

  • 80th Training Command 2014 Best Warrior selected for Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Jun 7, 2014

    Now that Staff Sgt. Amy Justice has been selected for induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, the 30-year-old chaplain's assistant, 7/95th Regiment, 4th Brigade, 94th Training Division, is looking for her next challenge.

  • 80th Training Command course helps new leaders adapt to The Army School System

    May 28, 2014

    Master Sgt. Rafael Camacho describes the 15 years he spent teaching the Army Supply Specialist reclassification course as some of the most rewarding times of his life. The Army Reserve Soldier says, it's gratifying to meet former students who tell him of the positive impact he's had on their careers.

  • 1177th MCT redeploys after nine months in Afghanistan

    May 27, 2014

    Memorial Day is a time for Americans to remember service members who gave their lives for their country. For the family members of one U.S. Army Reserve unit, this Memorial Day held an additional military meaning.

  • Army to observe National Safety Month in June

    May 27, 2014

    The Army will begin its annual observance of National Safety Month June 1, and senior leaders are encouraging Soldiers, civilian employees and their Family members to use the time to focus on mitigating summertime risks.

  • Wildcats volunteer at local food bank

    May 27, 2014

    Soldiers of the 81st Regional Support Command volunteered an afternoon of their time sorting donated food at the Harvest Hope Food Bank in Columbia on May 22.

  • To everything, a season: Wildcat deputy commander retires

    May 27, 2014

    The 81st Regional Support Command hosted a retirement ceremony for Brig. Gen. William Gothard at Darby Field on Fort Jackson, May 17.

  • Bronze Star Medal presented to Army Reserve lawyer and judge in his civilian courtroom

    May 22, 2014

    The Iredell County Hall of Justice in cooperation with the 81st Regional Support Command hosted a presentation of the Bronze Star Medal to Senior Resident Superior Court Judge and Army Reserve Col. Joseph Crosswhite on May 17.

  • Engineer receives top award, reflects on career at Fort Drum

    May 22, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For his most recent decade of work, Fort Drum's Public Works Director Jim Corriveau has been recognized with the Department of the Army's Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, the highest honor granted by the secretary of the Army to Army civilian personnel.

  • 1011th Quartermaster Co. lends 401st AFSB a hand

    May 16, 2014

    Soldiers from 1011th Quartermaster Co., 82nd Sustainment Brigade CENTCOM Materiel Recovery Element, 82nd Airborne Division, spent about two and a half days cleaning the 401st Army Field Support Brigade lay down yard May 11-13. They removed everything from office supplies to a large test, measurement and diagnostic equipment van to complete the mission.

  • Engineers build morale while building facilities during Beyond the Horizons

    May 15, 2014

    U.S. Army and Air Force engineers assigned to Task Force Larimar are participating in the 2014 humanitarian civic assistance mission Beyond the Horizon (BTH) at Barahona, Dominican Republic.

  • Training the trainer: exercise course teaches Army's new fitness approach

    May 15, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 15, 2014) -- Forty-nine Fort Lee Soldiers are in the midst of a training course that aims to provide them with the expertise and know-how to advise commanders on the administration of the Army's newest physical fitness program.

  • Corps aids Army Reserve upgrades through Real Property Exchange

    May 13, 2014

    In a time of shrinking federal budgets for military construction, how does the Army Reserve gain new facilities to train and equip their Soldiers? One solution gaining popularity is a Real Property Exchange.

  • Army Reserve crowns first-ever Best Sapper Team

    May 13, 2014

    Soldiers from the 382nd Engineer Company, 365th Engineer Battalion, received the distinct honor of being titled the first-ever Army Reserve Best Sapper Team, May 8, 2014, at Fort McCoy, Wis.

  • Ceremony pre-empted by real-world emergency as Army Reserve Soldiers respond

    May 9, 2014

    Stories of the events of May 3, 2014, could easily start with, "An interesting thing happened on the way to ceremony."

  • National Memorial Day Observance to honor America's fallen

    May 6, 2014

    The annual National Memorial Day Observance to honor America's fallen military service members is scheduled for Monday, May 26 at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Holman relinquishes command of military police unit at Fort McHenry ceremony

    May 5, 2014

    On the 200th Anniversary Year of the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry, the Army Reserve's 200th Military Police Command started a new chapter during a relinquishment-of-command ceremony on May 4, 2014.

  • NCOs Brawl To Be The Best

    May 4, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Best Warrior Soldiers stood nose-to-nose, toe-to-toe ready to face off. Competitors at the end of day three were bloody and bruised and that was before they even began to fight. Twenty-three Soldiers fought and only two champions could rein. Soldiers saved the talk and let the mat decide who it would be.

  • Army Reserve soldier 'enlists' former president to aid in military ceremony

    May 1, 2014

    In a compelling example of "you never know unless you ask", an Army Reservist received a special honor for himself and his family here today when former President George H.W. Bush presided over his re-enlistment ceremony and signed his new contract.

  • USAR Texas ambassador celebrates 106th Army Reserve Birthday at MTC Bliss

    May 1, 2014

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Mission Training Center Bliss celebrated the 106th U.S. Army Reserve birthday here April 23, 2014 with Texas Army Reserve Ambassador Olin Brewster during ceremonial cake cutting traditions at the McGregor Range dining facility. Soldiers from all components -- National Guard, Army Reserve and Active Duty -- filled the dining hall. Some were on their regular lunch break, enjoying the chance to taste the commemorative black and gold Army Reserve birthday cake.

  • 335th Signal Command returns to American soil

    May 1, 2014

    EL PASO, Texas -- Soldiers from the 335th Signal Command (Theater) from East Point, Ga., arrived at Biggs Army Airfield here Sunday after a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan to cheers, hugs and handshakes.

  • Division West hosts Fort Hood's Army Reserve 106th birthday

    Apr 30, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Army Reserve's 106th birthday rolled into Division West's 25th Street Chapel here April 23, highlighting the component's "Citizen Soldier" contributions to the nation. "This is the second time Division West has hosted the Army Reserve birthday and this is an initiative that's really starting to gain traction across the Army Reserve," said Brig. Gen. Gracus K. Dunn, Division West's deputy commander for support, speaking about the Reserve, which was created in 1908.

  • Over 150 U.S. troops earn German proficiency badges at Bliss

    Apr 30, 2014

    EL PASO, Texas -- For the past five years, Lt. Col. Nils Wetzel, Deputy Commander of the German Air Defense Center here, has supported Fort Bliss units by hosting competitions for U.S. Soldiers to compete for coveted German Armed Forces Proficiency badges. There are two events hosted bi-annually, and, within the past two months more than 150 Fort Bliss Soldiers earned German Badges.

  • Hanging around at the TEC-Combined Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 29, 2014

    Army Reserve Spc. Kyle Wooten, a combat engineer with 323rd Engineer Company, 391st Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, traverses a rope crossing in a timed conditioning course during the 412th and 416th TECs' Combined Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wis., April 29. Two winners from each TEC, a junior enlisted Soldier and a Non-commissioned officer, will earn a spot in the U.S. Army Reserve Command's Best Warrior Competition in June.

  • 412th, 416th TECs kick-off inaugural combined Best Warrior competition

    Apr 29, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The 412th and 416th Theater Engineer Commands are conducting a combined Best Warrior Competition here from April 27 to May 1.

  • Mob/Demob mission ends, Armored Brigade primes for follow-on mission at Camp Shelby

    Apr 28, 2014

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- Troop preparation for overseas contingency operations in combat theater stood entrusted to First Army Division East's, 177th Armored Brigade for 10 years. The historic mission, supporting Soldiers in deployment rotation to and from areas of conflict, is now considered a legacy.

  • Maj. Gen. Gerety, Command Sgt. Maj. Wills visit Afghanistan bound SFAAT DET 82

    Apr 28, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety and Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Wills, commander and senior enlisted leader 80th Training Command (TASS), visited with the Citizen-Soldiers of Security Forces Advisory Assistance Team, Detachment 82 at Fort Bliss Texas, April 24, 2014. The 16 person team, 15 of whom are from various units across the 80th TC, is scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan in May 2014 to advise and assist the Afghan Border Police at Regional Command West near the Iranian border.

  • Army War College Celebrates 106th Army Reserve Birthday

    Apr 25, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson, Army Reserve Deputy Chief was on hand to help celebrate the 106th Army Reserve Birthday and later discussed the economic impact of the reserve forces.

  • Wounded Warrior bags first wild turkey

    Apr 24, 2014

    McALESTER, Okla. -- The fourth time is a charm. At least it was for one determined Wounded Warrior who finally bagged a wild turkey.

  • Reserve Soldiers augment active-duty drill sergeants

    Apr 24, 2014

    For most Army Reserve Soldiers, drill time is one weekend a month and two weeks a year. For those who are a part of the Reserve Echo Company Mission, drill time means being a drill sergeant two-10 weeks a year, or more.

  • Mission Command Training Program trains 90th Sustainment Brigade during Warfighter exercise

    Apr 23, 2014

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Mission Command Training Program out of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., sent several operations groups to include Operations Group Sierra to Fort Bragg, N.C., in support of Warfighter 14-04 April 7-17, 2014.

  • Capitalizing on experience: Green to Gold Soldiers attend George C. Marshall

    Apr 23, 2014

    As 170 of the Army's top Cadets assembled in Lexington Va., April 13-16 for the 2014 George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar, several of them did so from a unique vantage point. They were enlisted Soldiers whose next career steps are to capitalize on their experience and take on more expansive leadership roles by becoming officers.

  • Army Reserve soldier is honored at Chicago Cubs Easter Sunday home game

    Apr 21, 2014

    The Chicago Cubs recognized Sgt. 1st Class Miguel Uriostegui, 85th Support Command Human Resources Sergeant, during an Easter Sunday home game vs. the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on Apr. 20.

  • First major Arizona wildfire of 2014 burns in Huachuca Mountains

    Apr 18, 2014

    A wildfire, the Brown Fire, was sparked Sunday on Fort Huachuca in a remote location in the Huachuca Mountains and drew national attention and multi-agency firefighting resources to Southeast Arizona where wildfire suppression efforts continued as of Thursday morning.

  • WWII vets rededicate 95th Training Division memorial at Fort Sill

    Apr 17, 2014

    The rededication of the 95th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) Memorial was held April 11 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center on Fort Sill.

  • Citizen- Soldier's determination results in prestigious club induction

    Apr 16, 2014

    The journey toward induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club was a long but a rewarding experience for Master Sgt. Jessica Lam, 76th Operational Response Command.

  • Fiscal 2013 SA/CSA safety award winners announced

    Apr 16, 2014

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center today named winners of the Fiscal 2013 Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff safety awards.

  • Retired Soldier on quest to ugrade medals of fallen Marines

    Apr 16, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 16, 2014) -- On April 22, 2008, Marine Cpl. Jonathon Yale and Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter were standing watch along with Iraqi police at the entrance of Joint Security Station Nasser located on the outskirts of Ramadi, Iraq. Video of the Marines' heroic action can be found at

  • Chief of Army Reserve holds town hall on Fort McCoy

    Apr 15, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, the chief of the U.S. Army Reserve and the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, addressed more than 250 Soldiers during a town hall meeting at the 88th Regional Support Command headquarters on Fort McCoy, Wis., April 10, 2014.

  • TRADOC relooking NCO education with eye to 'adaptation'

    Apr 11, 2014

    The Army is conducting a complete re-assessment of its NCO education system for the first time since 1976, said the general who just took the helm of Training and Doctrine Command.

  • Leader Development Assessment Course challenges Cadets, evaluates their potential

    Apr 10, 2014

    When the last graduation ceremony for Army ROTC's 2014 Leader Development Assessment Course concludes on Brooks Parade Field at Fort Knox, Ky., in August, this rite of passage will mark the end of LDAC's first iteration at its new home.


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