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  • 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.

  • 80th TC discusses One Army School System Concept Plan with RSCs during strategy session

    Apr 10, 2014

    The 80th Training Command (Total Army School System) conducted a strategy session with subordinate command leaders and representatives of the U.S. Army Reserve's four regional support commands at the 80th TC headquarters, Richmond Va. April 4, 2014. The session focused on a Department of the Army directed Concept Plan, which the 80th developed to support the One Army School System. The OASS standardizes education for Army schools regardless of component.

  • Reservists Take Historic Step To Acquisition Careers

    Apr 9, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Steven Dyer and his family traveled more than 1,050 miles from Stratford, Conn., to join his fellow Army Reserve officers in an historic event Friday at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Indiana Trailer Transfer Point units run combined ops at WAREX

    Apr 9, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Army Reserve's 418th and 511th Trailer Transfer Point Detachments from Michigan City, Ind., combine forces for the Warrior Exercise (WAREX) 86-14-02 here, March 22 through April 11. "We've been augmenting each other on training missions, and we've had no issues with intermixing our units," said 1st Lt. Christophe Eli, 511th commander from Valparaiso, Ind. "Our working relationship has been really well."

  • Army Reserve Unit Receives Superior Unit Award during 106th Birthday of Army Reserve

    Apr 8, 2014

    The multi-component Army Reserve unit, 85th Support Command, located 25 miles northwest of Chicago, celebrated the Army Reserve's 106th birthday at the unit's headquarters with Mayor Thomas Hayes, local mayor, and former West Point, U.S. Military Academy graduate; on Apr. 5 which was immediately followed by an Army Superior Unit Award presentation there.

  • 166th Aviation Brigade holds first Sergeant Audie Murphy Club board for Division West

    Apr 3, 2014

    The 166th Aviation Brigade held the first Sergeant Audie Murphy Club selection board March 22 for Division West's inaugural Sergeant Audie Murphy Award. When Division West's Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick K. Akuna Jr. proposed the idea of a SAMC selection board four months ago, 166th's Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela jumped at the opportunity.

  • April -- Month of Military Child

    Apr 3, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - For after-school and summer entertainment, parents of middle and high school students might consider the Middle School and Teen Program offered at the youth center on Fort Huachuca.

  • Time to emulate volunteers who change Army lives

    Apr 2, 2014

    "Army Volunteers: Changing Lives and Communities" is the U.S. Army's theme for Volunteer Appreciation Week 2014, scheduled for April 6-12, 2014.

  • Driver safety lessons stick through enforcement, practice

    Apr 2, 2014

    CAMP PARKS, Calif. -- Skills are often lost when not used on a daily basis. For this reason the 1st Regiment 363rd Combat Support/Combat Service Support Training Battalion focuses its training on HMMWV's with drivers training and troop leading procedures.

  • WAREX 2014 equips Soldiers for combat deployments

    Apr 2, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Warrior Exercise 86-14-02 gathers Army Reserve units from across the nation here to reinforce warrior tasks and training from March 22 through April 11. "The idea of the WAREX is that Army Reserve Soldiers are able to come to Ft. McCoy and increase their functional capabilities," said Brig. Gen. George Thompson, 86th Training Division commanding general. "If they were to deploy, they would be able to do what the Army has trained them to do and support that combatant commander in theatre."

  • Active Army and Army Reserve Bring Total Force Concept to WAREX

    Apr 2, 2014

    The 86th Training Division, based out of Fort McCoy, Wisconsin with the 84th Training Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky; partnered up with the 75th Training Command, Houston, Texas; the Medical Readiness & Training Command, San Antonio, Texas; and First Army, Rock Island, Illinois; with First Army, Division-West, Fort Hood, Texas; launching this year�'s Warrior Exercise (WAREX) 86-14-02 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Mar. 25.

  • How do Soldiers communicate these days?

    Apr 1, 2014

    Communication: a two-way street

  • Army Reserve Chaplain Assistant earns best warrior title

    Mar 26, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Kathleen (Amy) Justice earned the 2014 80th Training Command Best Warrior title surprising herself and many of her family and friends.

  • Reserve Soldiers respond to dangerous truck accident

    Mar 26, 2014

    Three Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 348th Regiment, were among the first to respond to an overturned 18-wheeled tractor-trailer carrying flammable material on Interstate-59 in Hattiesburg, Miss., March 11, 2014.

  • Nearly 6,200 participants take part in the 25th annual Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 23, 2014

    White Sands Missile Range hosted about 6,200 participants during the 25th annual Bataan Memorial Death March, held March 23, 2014.

  • Soldiers strive to earn 80th Training Command best warrior title

    Mar 22, 2014

    Sgt. Ricky Barr of Covington, Ga., and assigned to the 9/108th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 94th Training Division, is one of 15 Soldiers determined to earn the title of 80th Training Command (TASS) best warrior.

  • Warrior Citizen tackles competition, saves lives

    Mar 21, 2014

    Knowing how to save a fellow Soldier's life in combat is one thing Sgt. Aaron Cooper is trained to do, and he uses these Army skills daily to save the lives of strangers in Wisconsin.

  • Reserve moves toward embedding master fitness trainers

    Mar 20, 2014

    The Army Reserve is taking a step toward embedding master fitness trainers into its units. Six Reserve Soldiers are currently in training to become certified master fitness instructors. Five of the Soldiers completed Phase I of the training at the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School here last week, the sixth is in the second phase of the program.

  • 'Dog Face' Soldiers conquer culinary competition to earn top prize

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- For those in the military food service profession, few retirement gifts can rival that of a shiny piece of hardware with an inscription that partly reads "Installation of the Year."

  • Tobyhanna begins helicopter repair mission

    Mar 20, 2014

    Tobyhanna Army Depot has been chosen as the repair source for a component of the Army's largest helicopter, the CH-47 Chinook, based on the installation's electronics expertise.

  • Australian marries Soldier, enlists in Reserve

    Mar 20, 2014

    A former Australian soldier married a U.S. Soldier then enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve and is attending Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill.

  • 80th Training Command Best Warrior Competition requires physical and mental fitness

    Mar 20, 2014

    Approximately 15 Reserve Soldiers from across the nation compete in the 80th Training Command (TASS) annual Best Warrior Competition here March 17-21, 2014.

  • Ex-NFL player tackles Basic Combat Training

    Mar 20, 2014

    Basic combat trainee Spc. Will Robinson is a former NFL lineman, who enlisted in the Army Reserve.

  • Safety's 'looking up' across the 80th Training Command (TASS)

    Mar 20, 2014

    Maj. Woodrow Anderson did not expect to graduate with honors from the Army Safety and Composite Risk Management Course he attended at Fort Knox, Ky., but he plans on using his new-found knowledge to implement new measures that will improve his unit's safety program. Anderson said the course gave him a better understanding of a safety officer's duties and responsibilities, and he plans on taking a more critical look at the unit's safety program before suggesting some procedural and personnel changes.

  • 3rd Medical Command trains to save lives during USARAF-led training exercise

    Mar 19, 2014

    Medical professionals from the U.S. Army Reserve 3rd Medical Command are providing support and training African armies in emergency medicine at Exercise Central Accord 14. Central Accord 14 is a U.S. Army Africa-led multinational exercise hosted by Cameroon. The exercise brings together approximately 1,000 troops from eight nations including the United States, Nigeria, Gabon, Burundi, Republic of Congo, Chad and the Netherlands. U.S. participants include contingents from the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and the Air and Army National Guards.

  • New leadership at the 94th Training Division as Brig. Gen. Cornett retires

    Mar 18, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Mar. 16, 2014) -- Col. Steven W. Ainsworth assumed command of The 94th Training Division (FS), replacing Brig. Gen. Don. Cornett, Jr., during a Change of Command ceremony at Soldier's Field House.

  • Soldiers actions reflects greatly on Army

    Mar 13, 2014

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- Soldiers serve their country every day. But a photo posted on March 3 on social media of an anonymous First Army Soldier giving pizza to the homeless highlighted this commitment at the community level.

  • 4th ESC names top Soldier, NCO of the Year

    Mar 12, 2014

    CAMP BULLIS, TEXAS -- Eight Warriors -- some of the best from units within the 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) -- arrived at Camp Bullis, Texas Mar. 6 ready to contend for the title of Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during the 4th ESC�'s Best Warrior Competition.

  • ASC-Army Reserve Element participates in annual Korean exercises with AFSBn-NEA

    Mar 12, 2014

    Six Soldiers from ASC's Army Reserve Element participated in the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle exercises with the 403rd AFSBn-NEA in the Republic of Korea. This was a first.

  • SMA Chandler applauds strength, dedication of Army women

    Mar 12, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III was the keynote speaker at the sixth annual Army Women's Foundation Hall of Fame Reception and Summit at the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill, March 12, 2014.

  • CSTX wraps up, medical Soldiers bring medical care to battlefield

    Mar 10, 2014

    Operating in a austere environment Army surgeons, doctors, nurses and technicians waited to treat a local national inside a combat support hospital injured as a result of an exploded improvised explosive device.

  • Reservists train IET Soldiers in Echo model unit

    Mar 6, 2014

    Army Reserve drill sergeants and Soldiers are integrated into Fort Leonard Wood's 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment's Initial Entry Training mission as part of the Echo Company Model.

  • First female becomes Transportation Corps senior NCO

    Mar 5, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia B. Howard took her place as the 12th Transportation Corps regimental command sergeant major during a March 4 ceremony at the Transportation School. She also became the first female Soldier to hold the top noncommissioned officer position.

  • ASC's reserve element welcomes new commander

    Mar 4, 2014

    Soldiers from Army Sustainment Command-Army Reserve Element said goodbye to their commander and welcomed a new leader during a change of command ceremony March 1 in Heritage Hall at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • 412th TEC shares engineering capability at USARPAC commanders conference

    Mar 3, 2014

    Army Reserve Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler, Jr., commander of 412th Theater Engineer Command, Maj. Gen. James Boozer, commander of U.S. Army-Japan & I Corps (Forward), and Maj. Gen. Sanford Holman, commander of 200th Military Police Command, discuss initiatives and their unique responsibilities in supporting Korea and the Pacific Theater during the USARPAC Commanders Conference at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Kosovo Aviation training mission continues at 166th AVN BDE

    Mar 3, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- With American forces in Afghanistan fully engaged in a dynamic drawdown and the recent end of conflict in Iraq, it is easy to forget the current peacekeeping operations American forces continue conducting in Kosovo.

  • SMA Chandler to NTC Soldiers: Trust, respect essential to Army profession

    Feb 21, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III discussed the themes of trust and respect with a group of junior enlisted Soldiers at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. Feb. 19, 2014.

  • Two new programs broaden opportunities for eligible Soldiers

    Feb 20, 2014

    Soldiers looking for challenges beyond their regular military training, in national security policy or strategic decision making, for instance, might consider applying for one of two newly available programs through the Army's Broadening Opportunity Program.

  • Fort Hunter Liggett hosts 351st Civil Affairs Command's 2014 Best Warrior, German badge competition

    Feb 20, 2014

    Army Reserve Soldiers from the 351st Civil Affairs Command duke it out for the title of Best Warrior - and the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency

  • Reservists visit Aberdeen Army Wellness Center

    Feb 19, 2014

    Thirty-eight Army Reserve Soldiers from the Army Medical Command's 7221st Medical Support Unit based out of Newark, Del; had an opportunity to visit the APG Army Wellness Center Feb. 9, and witness its capabilities firsthand.

  • 465th Engineer Company conducts training, benefits community

    Feb 18, 2014

    Through partnerships with the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham, the 465th Engineer Company conducted an Individual Readiness Training mission that brought new light to Edgewater, Ala., Feb. 8, 2014.

  • Army Reserve unit first to join Army Wellness Center program

    Feb 18, 2014

    Soldiers of the 7221st Medical Support Unit, Newark, Del., were the first Army Reserve Soldiers to undergo the battery of metabolic and fitness tests associated with the Army Wellness Center Program during an event held here at Kirk Army Medical Center. at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Feb. 8, 2014.

  • Paintball enhances realism in Army Reserve unit's training

    Feb 10, 2014

    Tough, realistic training is the cornerstone of a successful Army. In order to make sure that her drill sergeants can provide each new private with the best training possible, Capt. Jessica Smothers, commander of Company A, 1/321st Infantry Regiment, along with her training staff coordinated some of the basic combat training curriculum for their February battle assembly.

  • CID warns scam website similar to legitimate benefits website

    Feb 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command wants to clarify a press release that was issued Feb. 6, 2014, to help avoid any possible confusion regarding a false website and the official U.S. Army benefits website for former and current service members.

  • Fort A.P. Hill adds two new security guards

    Feb 7, 2014

    Two new security guards joined the garrison�'s front line of defense today when they graduated from the Security Guard Academy here. Brandon W. Crabtree and Adrian R. Hamm III completed the challenging six-week academy that included pepper spray training, hands-on defensive tactics, handcuffing, baton training and active shooter techniques.

  • Soldiers weather storm, peers at historic U.S. Army Small Arms Championship

    Feb 5, 2014

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit hosted the 2014 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship, Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2014, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Soldiers weather storm, peers at historic Small Arms Championship

    Feb 4, 2014

    More than 200 Soldiers from around the force competed against each other and Mother Nature at the history-making 2014 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship. Snow, ice and bone-chilling weather, combined with the highest female participation in two decades and the crowning of a five-time champ, made this year's iteration of the Army's premier marksmanship training event one to remember for years to come.

  • 80th Training Command Instructor of the year wins USARC level, advances to TRADOC

    Feb 4, 2014

    A little bit of shock combined with some excitement, that's how Sgt. 1St Class David Dimoff described how he felt after hearing that he had been selected as the United States Army Reserve Command instructor of the year in the non-commissioned officer category. The water purification specialist instructor assigned to the 8/80th Quartermaster Battalion, 94th Training Division said the achievement doesn't seem real.

  • Army unveils 'Gold Star' PSA honoring survivors of fallen

    Feb 3, 2014

    The Army announced Jan. 29, 2014, that it will release three public service announcements over the next year to increase awareness of DOD-issued gold star and next-of-kin lapel pins.

  • Boldly Transforming Leadership Development

    Jan 31, 2014

    What makes good leaders? And what is the best way to develop them? These are the questions with which U.S. Army Cadet Command wrestles as it changes its development models. Improving the curriculum, changing the way it is delivered and taught, and teaching Cadets how to think, not what to think, is a formula Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith, commanding general, U.S. Army Cadet Command, said he thinks will successfully develop well-rounded leaders of character.

  • 200th MPCOM Leadership visits DoD Criminal Investigation Task Force

    Jan 31, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Phillip M. Churn, deputy commanding general for operations of the 200th Military Police Command, recently visited the Department of Defense Criminal Investigation Task Force (CITF) for a briefing about the command.

  • Robbins awarded Purple Heart for injuries received in Afghanistan

    Jan 31, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Staff Sgt. Nathan T. Robbins, a U.S. Army Reserve Soldier with the 689th Engineer Company (Route Clearance) in Orlando, Fla., 841st Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, was presented with a Purple Heart by Brig. Gen. Douglas R. Satterfield, deputy commander of 412th Theater Engineer Command, for injuries received while on a route clearance mission in Afghanistan last year.

  • 55th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers return from deployment

    Jan 31, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A second group of Soldiers from the 55th Sustainment Brigade returned to the United States Jan. 17 after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Upcoming military culinary competition to be scaled back but more robust

    Jan 30, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 30, 2014) -- The Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event has built a reputation for good food, good training and a healthy dose of competitiveness among its participants.

  • Military engineers helps build homes for Navajo Nation

    Jan 27, 2014

    Soldiers from the 389th Engineer Company, stationed in Middletown, Iowa, along with Navy Seabees and Air Force engineers, worked with the Southwest Indian Foundation in Gallup, N.M., this September, to provide homes for the Navajo Nation.

  • CID warns of Government Travel Card phishing scam

    Jan 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning the greater Army community about a new phishing scam where criminals are targeting U.S. Government Travel Card holders.

  • Reserve Soldiers use ammunition classification system to sort ammo, save Army money

    Jan 23, 2014

    Soldiers from the 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), arrived at the Ammunition Supply Point at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and discovered a backlog of more than a million rounds of unsorted small arms ammunition.

  • Squashing the stigma: 80th TC promotes healthy living to meet APFT, body weight standards

    Jan 21, 2014

    The 80th Training Command (TASS) conducted a health and fitness retreat for Soldiers with body weight and Army Physical Fitness Test challenges at the command headquarters, Richmond, Va. , Jan. 13-15, 2014.

  • The U.S. Army Reserve - A positive investment in America

    Jan 16, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief of Army Reserve, shares statistics with military and veteran support organizations Jan. 16 in Washington, D.C., supporting the U.S. Army Reserve is a positive investment for America. The USAR provides 19 percent of the Army force for 6 percent of the Army budget.

  • Reserve Soldiers operating in Kuwait save millions

    Jan 16, 2014

    Since taking over operations in October 2013, the 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command multi-class section has successfully reduced the inventory of W7A by 139 line items, saving the U.S. government upwards of $25 million.

  • 94th Training Division Soldier conquers jitters, wins 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year

    Jan 9, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2014) -- Sgt. 1st Class David Dimoff, a water purification specialist instructor with the 8/80th Quartermaster Battalion, beat out five other competitors to win the 80th Training Command's eighth Instructor of the Year competition here.

  • Civil Affairs Soldiers learn to become guardians of history

    Jan 8, 2014

    During a recent trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Hollywood came to life as more than 40 Soldiers with the 353rd Civil Affairs Command learned how to become modern day guardians of history.

  • U.S. Army All-American plays to honor dad

    Jan 3, 2014

    Alabama golden boy, Shaun Hamilton, will join the ranks of great All-American linebackers at the 14th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 4, 2014.

  • 'We care' suicide prevention campaign supports Reservists

    Dec 30, 2013

    In the first eight weeks of 2013, the Army Reserve suffered the loss of 11 Soldiers from its ranks. The Army Reserve "We Care" campaign is challenging every leader, across the force, to engage in this fight for life.

  • Afghan Hand formed partnership works for Kandahar Airport

    Dec 24, 2013

    As a U.S. Navy officer who serves in the Afghanistan-Pakistan (AfPak) Hands program, Lt. Cmdr. Jared Asman is the go-to guy in many instances for problem solving and issue resolution. Conceived in 2009, the Hands program is formulated to assist International Security Assistance Forces in building a better long-term relationship with the Afghan and Pakistan people.

  • Campaign defies expectations, challenges misperceptions of Soldier experience

    Dec 23, 2013

    U.S. Army television ads address common misperceptions about serving in the Army and Army Reserve, while highlighting the diverse professional skills and careers available in the Army and through Army training.

  • Engineers prepare for advise and assist mission

    Dec 19, 2013

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 365th Engineer Battalion, based in Schuylkill, Pa., accompanied by Soldiers from Texas and West Virginia, successfully completed their cumulative training event readying for deployment.

  • Newest Army recovery vehicle wields claws, can handle most anything

    Dec 18, 2013

    The Ordnance School at Fort Lee, Va., is continuing to fulfill the training requirements of Soldiers deployed in combat environments.

  • One Army School System epitomizes component cohesiveness

    Dec 12, 2013

    After 31 years of service as a Warrior Citizen, Master Sgt. Goliath Singletary is not ready to retire because he is waiting for one thing...the 80th Training Command's transition from the Total Army School System to the One Army School System.

  • Change of command at FH welcomes new headquarters

    Dec 12, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The largest of five battalions in the 1st Brigade, 100th Division, the 5th Battalion-104th Regiment (Military Intelligence), held its change of command on the anniversary of a significant event in world history, the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. On Saturday Lt. Col. (P) Robert Wilkinson relinquished command to Lt. Col. Richard Chmielewski, Jr. during a close-knit ceremony inside the Barnes Field House gym.

  • Winter's Unseen Trap

    Dec 11, 2013

    As an officer and aviator in the U.S. Army, I -- like most of you -- have been exposed to a significant amount of safety training. We've all learned that the unseen hazard is oftentimes the most dangerous. For example, Field Manual 3-04.301(1-301), Aeromedical Training for Flight Personnel, highlights Type I (unrecognized) spatial disorientation as the most dangerous because the hapless aviator has no idea they are disoriented, and thus, takes no action to correct the danger facing them. Carbon monoxide is similarly insidious. Whether it is exhaust leaking into your vehicle, or perhaps a propane heater warming a tent, carbon monoxide takes its prey with no warning. However, this article is not about spatial disorientation or carbon monoxide. There is another hazard that's similarly treacherous and just as veiled. Unfortunately, I found myself in its trap on my way home from drill one weekend.

  • Eastern Kentucky lawyer returns to military, dons Army Reserve uniform

    Dec 5, 2013

    A Pikeville attorney's long-standing desire to return to the military was rekindled partially by reruns of a military drama and a proud family tradition.

  • Army Reservists Learn Suicide First Aid

    Dec 5, 2013

    The United States Army has been embroiled in a battle against Suicide that has extended for more than six years as the reported numbers have continued to climb annually.

  • Reserve chief: Communications key to successful employer relations

    Dec 5, 2013

    "We've had some challenges with employers, and most of that could improve with better communications," said the chief of the Army Reserve and commander of the Army Reserve Command.

  • Soldier for life: Continuing to serve via the Army Reserve

    Nov 5, 2013

    You're thinking about getting out of the active-duty Army. Maybe you want to use your GI Bill benefits and go to college. Maybe your spouse has a good job at your latest duty station. Maybe you don't want to make your kids change schools for the fifth or sixth time. You love the Army, you love serving, but the lifestyle is no longer the best choice for you or your family.

  • 9th MSC infantry Soldiers shoot for the sky

    Nov 4, 2013

    Expert marksmanship is a common goal for all branches of the military, and among the ranks of the 9th Mission Support Command are two Soldiers who are taking their marksmanship proficiency to the next level.

  • Signal Soldiers read to Elementary School students

    Nov 1, 2013

    About a dozen Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 311th Signal Command (Theater), paid their monthly visit to Fern Elementary School to read books out loud to students Friday.

  • Halloween events Signal support of Army's family covenant

    Oct 29, 2013

    In order to promote fitness, morale and the Army family covenant, the 311th Signal Command (Theater) leadership team held two Halloween events, a costume run in the morning and a Trunk-or-Treat event for the children in the afternoon, at Fort Shafter, Oct. 25.

  • Fort McCoy FY 2013 training totals surpass 125,000 personnel

    Oct 25, 2013

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy trained more than 125,000 personnel in fiscal year (FY) 2013, an increase of about 3,000 personnel from FY 2012 statistics, according to the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS). FY 2013, which spanned from Oct. 1, 2012-Sept. 30, 2013, included the training of 76,561 personnel for extended combat training (ECT) and 48,575 personnel for basic combat training (BCT) for a total of 125,136 personnel trained. In FY 2012, the total was 122,171 personnel.

  • Regionally aligned forces continue to organize despite budget uncertainties

    Oct 23, 2013

    As forces draw down from Afghanistan, more are available for regional alignment, said the Army's top forces generation leader.

  • 200th MPCOM embraces one law firm concept

    Oct 22, 2013

    Doing more with less. As the current budget crisis demonstrates, the days of making every dollar stretch as far as it can are here to stay. And with the implementation of a one-law-firm concept, the 200th Military Police Command is doing just that.

  • Senior leaders ask for input to keep family programs

    Oct 22, 2013

    While Army family programs will remain a top priority for the service, the current fiscal situation means cuts and readjustments will have to be made, the Army's top leaders said Oct. 21, 2013.

  • Reserve mobilization supports multi-compo training mission

    Oct 21, 2013

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J -- One year after the 174th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East mobilized its 2nd Battalion, 309th Regiment from the Ready Reserve ranks, the training reigns changed hands and 2nd Bn, 312th Regiment Soldiers began their year-long mobilization at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

  • US soldiers from Puerto Rico continue supporting the nation's needs

    Oct 18, 2013

    A small detachment of soldiers assigned to the 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, departed the Caribbean island Oct. 18 on their way to a mobilization station in Texas with Afghanistan as their final destiny.

  • Multi-component command trains for retrograde mission

    Oct 15, 2013

    Army Reserve and Army National Guard Engineer Soldiers from Arkansas, South Carolina, Virginia, Missouri and Ohio recently completed their Cumulative Training Exercise at Camp Shelby Miss., with the assistance of the 177th Armored Brigade, First Army Division East.

  • Reservists, National Guardsmen on standby for resumption of training funds

    Oct 10, 2013

    The Army Reserve and the National Guard say they are on standby to see what happens in Congress, as they wait for the resumption of funding for inactive and active-duty training.

  • Patriot receives the ESGR Patriot Award

    Oct 9, 2013

  • First Army, Guard add unmanned aerial system capability to pre-deployment training

    Oct 8, 2013

    Getting a clearer picture of the enemy helps Soldiers more effectively accomplish their mission, and Army National Guard Soldiers deploying through the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., have a new intelligence tool to help get that picture.

  • The end of an era in the US Army Reserve-PR

    Oct 7, 2013

    After more than 30 years of service in the US Army Reserve, to include 4 years serving as Commanding General of the 1st Mission Support Command, US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, Brig. Gen. Fernando Fernandez, the senior US Army Reserve officer in the Caribbean region, is stepping down during the month of October.

  • The 80th Training Command's 'bottom up' approach to sexual assault, sexual harassment

    Oct 3, 2013

    While the Department of Defense wrestles with effective methods of dealing with sexual harassment and sexual assault, Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety, commander 80th Training Command (TASS), has decided to reach out to Soldiers and civilians command wide for their individual perspectives on the issue.

  • Army Medicine personnel practice teamwork at Mayo Clinic Simulation Center

    Oct 2, 2013

    Soldiers with the 865th Army Reserve Combat Support Hospital, from Utica, N.Y., perfected their medical teamwork skills at one of the nation's leading simulation centers.

  • Bold Quest OC/Ts use technology, train in multi-component, joint environment

    Oct 1, 2013

    CAMP ATTERBURY JOINT MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER, Ind -- More than 30 Soldiers from the 157th and 205th Infantry Brigades, First Army Division East, recently led training on key initiatives for Bold Quest 13-2, one of the most anticipated coalition demonstrations held at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Butlerville, Ind.

  • Congress confirms Burgos as new commander US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico

    Sep 30, 2013

    Army Reserve Col. Jose R. Burgos was confirmed by the US Congress for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and assignment as the commanding general, 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve Puerto Rico.

  • USARC recognized supply excellence

    Sep 30, 2013

    FORT MEADE MD -- U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 4th Cavalry Brigade, and 72nd Field Artillery Brigade recently competed and won in the Army-wide U.S. Army Reserve Command, 2013 Chief of Staff Army Supply Excellence Award (CSASEA). After a rigorous evaluation process, Both teams earned a nomination to compete at the upcoming Department of Army competition.

  • Division focuses on NCO spiritual resilience

    Sep 30, 2013

    FORT MEADE Md -- The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program takes a holistic approach to fitness, emphasizing the five dimensions of strength: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and family. A recent prayer breakfast at First Army Division East focused on recognizing the role of noncommissioned officers, their role as shepherds of Soldiers, and showing how a deep-seated faith can increase their spiritual resilience.

  • Training burns

    Sep 27, 2013

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- "It's like the devil just peed on my face -- that's how it feels," said Spc. Maria Rios, military police Soldier with the Puerto Rico Army National Guard's 480th Military Police Company, after completing the Oleoresin Capsicum, or "OC" spray course during her mobilization training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

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