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  • 200th Military Police Command gives FRG leaders tools to take care of Soldiers

    Aug 10, 2011

    OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Family Readiness Group leaders are fond of saying “Soldier readiness plus family readiness equals mission readiness.” With that focus in mind, the 200th Military Police Command put on a training conference Aug. 5-6 for FRG leaders to enhance their abilities to help Soldiers and families.

  • Civil Affairs Soldiers Turn Closed Air Force Base into Afghan Village

    Aug 9, 2011

    The Army Reserve's 418th CA BN of Belton, Mo., made creative use of a closed Air Force Base in order to conduct realistic Civil Affairs Training in an urban environment. Soldiers conducted an agricultural assessment, reacted to IEDs, met with "local officials" to provide humanitarian aid ... and calmed an angry mob of citizens.

  • The 733rd Engineer Company’s 1st Platoon took on a project that was cemented in song

    Aug 8, 2011

  • Oldest and Youngest Soldiers Share Common Ground

    Aug 6, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - One unique factor when speaking about Army National Guard and Reserve Soldiers is the age factor. For most Soldiers serving in this capacity, they make life-long careers out of being Citizen-Soldiers. For two members assigned to the 230th Sustainment Brigade, this is no different.

  • Reserve Riggers Deliver Frontline Supply Reserves

    Aug 6, 2011

    SOUTHWEST ASIA - The military has several ways of getting supplies to its troops. Depending on the amount, type and location, these three major factors determine how the supplies are delivered. The most popular and cheapest mode of transportation is by truck. We see them on the road all the time. However, what if there are no roads or the roads are too difficult for regular semi trucks to navigate? Two words: ‘air drop’.

  • Soldiers to begin 2012 with nine-month deployments

    Aug 5, 2011

    Beginning Jan. 1, deploying Soldiers will go for nine months, meaning more time at home with their families.

  • McKinley: Guard accessible, fiscally sound operational force

    Aug 2, 2011

    Reserve Component senior leaders met on Capitol Hill, July 27, 2011, to discuss maintaining the Reserves as an operational force and measures to keep it funded in such a capacity.

  • New FORSCOM/USARC headquarters honors Gen. George C. Marshall

    Aug 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command dedicated their new combined headquarters complex during a ceremony Aug. 1, 2011, in honor of General of the Army George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff from 1939 to 1945.

  • FORSCOM/USARC joint headquarters gets finishing touches

    Jul 29, 2011

    Some finishing touches were taken care of today in the pre-function area of the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command's new combined headquarters complex in preparation for the dedication of the building and uncasing of their command colors here during a 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 1, ceremony. In particular, the display featuring General of the Army George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff, 1939-1945, was made ready for the ceremony. The new headquarters has been named in honor of Gen. Marshall.

  • Demobilizing from war: Iowans return home

    Jul 28, 2011

    Before Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers are released from active duty after a deployment they go through a demobilization process during which they are thoroughly screened for medical, dental and behavioral concerns, briefed on their rights and benefits as veterans, and provided assistance on issues ranging from personal to financial.

  • It is beginning to look like home

    Jul 28, 2011

    The flags of the 50 United States and six territories (U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, District of Columbia, Northern Marianas and American Samoa) were raised today for the first time in front of the new Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex at Fort Bragg.

  • Radio technician maintains convoy communication systems

    Jul 24, 2011

    CONTIENGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq- Soldiers from the 941st Transportation Company, 749th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, must leave the base weekly for missions delivering equipment and supplies to U.S. Forces throughout the southern Iraq area.

  • Wounded warriors return to combat zone

    Jul 22, 2011

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - The last time retired Sgt. Saul Martinez was in Iraq, he was driving on a mission when an improvised explosive device suddenly hit his Humvee.

  • Ground Zero flag returns home after a one year deployment to Afghanistan with 404th Civil Affairs Ba

    Jul 22, 2011

    Nine minutes and eleven seconds. The mission of one Command Sergeant Major was simple: fly a U.S. flag over every operating base she could during her deployment to Afghanistan. The flag, once flown over the World Trade Center site in New York City, would fly at each location for nine minutes and eleven seconds.

  • Transportation warriors participate in Operation TransLOTS 2011

    Jul 22, 2011

    Nearly 300 Reserve Soldiers from units all over the country, including the territory of Puerto Rico, gathered there and at Cape Canaveral to participate in Operation TransLOTS 2011, an annual training mission preparing them for the duties they will perform when mobilized and deployed.

  • BRAC 2005 - Tick-tocking to midnight

    Jul 22, 2011

    AS Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and other senior leaders define what the Army will look like in 2020, another group in the “D” ring of the Pentagon focuses on a black digital clock labeled “BRAC 2005 DEADLINE.”

  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal certified by President Obama

    Jul 22, 2011

    Based on recommendations from military leaders, President Barack Obama has certified to Congress that the U.S. armed forces are prepared for repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.

  • U.S., Ghana partner to teach malaria prevention

    Jul 21, 2011

    A team of U.S. Soldiers from the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, an Army Reserve unit from Connecticut, partnered with Ghana's National Disaster Management Organization during MEDFLAG 11 to implement a malaria outreach program and train disaster volunteers on basic first aid skills.

  • Fort Knox welcomes truck wranglers

    Jul 21, 2011

    The first truck rodeo was hosted by the 800th Logistical Support Brigade-- part of the 80th Training Command -- at Fort Knox last week.

  • Ghana, U.S. medical personnel share knowledge, experience during MEDFLAG 11

    Jul 18, 2011

    The first portion of MEDFLAG 11 has strengthened the relationship between the U.S. and Ghana through five days of collaborative training, during which medical expertise is shared by the joint-team effort to improve medical treatment in their home countries.

  • Soldiers may soon have lighter machine gun

    Jul 15, 2011

    Soldiers may soon see a reduction in the weight of the Squad Automatic Weapon and small-arms ammunition with a potential replacement for the SAW that weighs a whopping 8.3 pounds less than the current M249.

  • 405th Brigade Support Battalion supports joint Ghana-U.S. exercise

    Jul 14, 2011

    The 405th Brigade Support Battalion of North Riverside, Ill., was in in Accra, Ghana, July 13, playing an active role in MEDFLAG 11. Sponsored by U.S. Army Africa, the bilateral MEDFLAG 11 exercise will strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Ghana through 10 days of collaborative training and sharing of medical expertise, as well as joint humanitarian civic assistance in local communities. MEDFLAG is the 405th BSB’s first mission as a unit, marking a great milestone of success for the team.

  • Services deliver ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal input

    Jul 14, 2011

    All of the services and combatant commands have provided their input to the Defense Department in advance of the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that bans gays from serving openly in the military, a Pentagon spokesman said here today.

  • Reservists deploy to help build Afghanistan

    Jul 14, 2011

    As much of the nation focuses on drawdown plans in Afghanistan, Army Reservists from the 425th Civil Affairs Battalion are preparing to deploy there this week to ensure security progress made has the opportunity to stick.

  • Ghanaian, U.S. troops join forces for MEDFLAG 11

    Jul 14, 2011

    MEDFLAG 11, a joint humanitarian assistance exercise between U.S. and Ghana Armed Forces, kicked off July 11 with an opening ceremony at the nearby Ghanaian army base, Burma Camp. Sponsored by U.S. Army Africa, the bilateral MEDFLAG 11 exercise will strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Ghana through 10 days of collaborative training and sharing of medical expertise, as well as joint humanitarian civilian assistance in local communities.

  • 78th Army Band at Phillies Game

    Jul 14, 2011

  • Fort Knox band at Fort Jackson graduation

    Jul 14, 2011

    An Army Reserve band from Fort Knox, Ky. was invited to play at a basic combat training graduation ceremony, held at Fort Jackson, S.C., July 14.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers exchange students, culture

    Jul 14, 2011

    Several active and retired Soldiers from the 99th RSC and other Army Reserve units are giving young adults from around the world the opportunity to live in and learn about the United States through a student-exchange program.

  • 99th RSC Soldiers take on V.I.C.E

    Jul 14, 2011

    Soldiers from the 99th Regional Support Command practiced their Warrior Task skills at the Virtual Interactive Combat Environmental (V.I.C.E) trainer in preparation for the upcoming annual training mission dubbed “Operation Checkerboard”.

  • Ghanaian-American Soldier supports U.S. Army Africa exercise in Accra

    Jul 13, 2011

    A U.S. Army Africa Soldier born in Ghana returns home to Accra as a participant in the bilateral medical forces exercise known as MEDFLAG 11. For Sgt. Mark L. Kwansah, it’s a homecoming with a mission.

  • Guard, Reserve opportunities for active-duty Soldiers

    Jul 13, 2011

    The Active Guard Reserve program allows Soldiers transitioning off active duty the opportunity to compete for AGR positions closer to home.

  • Like son ... like father

    Jul 13, 2011

    Spc. Robert Capstick and his wife Becky are preparing for their son's return from Afghanistan. At the same time, they are attending a Yellow Ribbon event in Twinsburg, Ohio, to prepare for Capstick's deployment to Afghanistan in August.

  • Reds helps Soldier’s blues

    Jul 13, 2011

    The "Thank you Foundation," and the Cincinnati Reds, honor a wounded warrior.

  • HRC is BRAC Complete at Fort Knox

    Jul 13, 2011

  • Warrior Forge merges experience with potential

    Jul 12, 2011

    Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets from campuses across the country have descended upon JBLM for Warrior Forge 2011 and 104th Training Division Soldiers are ready for the challenge.

  • Timberwolves welcome a new alpha

    Jul 8, 2011

    “Without a future, history has no meaning.” With those words, Brig. Gen. Daniel L. York relinquished command of the 104th Training Division (Leader Training) Timberwolves to Col. Kurt Hardin in a ceremony today at the Staff Sgt. Coby G. Schwab Reserve Center here.

  • Court orders halt to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ enforcement

    Jul 7, 2011

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the government to stop enforcing the terms of the law that prevents openly gay service members from being in the military.

  • Overseas deployment training gives reservists opportunity to experience active duty

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Joint Multinational Training Command gives reserve component Soldiers the opportunity to train on their military occupation specialties as part of the overseas deployment training program.

  • Samoa-based Army Reservists return home after training in Hawaii

    Jul 5, 2011

    More than 100 Samoa-based U.S. Army Reservists of the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, 9th Mission Support Command, returned to American Samoa, June 30, after completing 18 days of training at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Army Reserve, Army National Guard to launch IRR Affiliation Program

    Jul 1, 2011

    Beginning July 1, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) Soldiers and their Families will be able to tap into a geographically local military network of support to ensure their well-being and readiness.

  • Wounded warrior returns to Iraq during Operation Proper Exit

    Jun 30, 2011

    A was able to seek closure by returning to the battlefield as part of Operation Proper Exit.

  • The Last PSYOP Group change-of-command

    Jun 30, 2011

    With the PSYOP name change looming, the 7th PSYOP Group changes command at Moffett Field, Calif., giving the commanders present a historic opportunity.

  • Fort McPherson’s history includes prisoner camp, polo, hospital more

    Jun 29, 2011

    Fort McPherson, situated on 487 acres of gently rolling terrain four miles southwest of the center of Atlanta is rich in military tradition dating back to 1867. It was during that year that a post was established in west Atlanta on the grounds where Spelman College is located.

  • Army’s largest command cases colors for move to Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Jun 24, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command, a command responsible for more than 800,000 Soldiers nationwide, cased its colors today in advance of its permanent relocation to Fort Bragg, N.C. Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, led the casing ceremony and was assisted in rolling the command’s colors by Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, the FORSCOM command sergeant major. Headquartered at Fort McPherson, Ga., since 1973, FORSCOM was directed to relocate under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. Other Fort McPherson units, such as U.S. Army Reserve Command and U.S. Army Central (Third Army), were also directed to relocate. Fort McPherson is to close by Sept. 15.

  • Army Reserve Best Warrior competitors do battle in Modern Army Combatives

    Jun 24, 2011

    More than 40 Army Reserve Soldiers competing at the Army Reserve’s Best Warrior competition took to the mat Thursday in an Army Combatives tournament.

  • Chief of Army Reserve meets competitors at Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition

    Jun 24, 2011

    More than 40 Army Reserve Soldiers met the Chief of the Army Reserve, Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, at the Army Reserve’s Best Warrior Competition, held June 20-24, 2011 here at Fort McCoy.

  • U.S. Army Reserve Command announces winners of Best Warrior Competition

    Jun 24, 2011

    The U.S. Army Reserve Command announced the winners of the 2011 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition today at the American Legion Post in Sparta, Wis.

  • Task Force Bon Voizon completes Haiti relief operations

    Jun 23, 2011

    The Louisiana National Guard-led task force providing humanitarian relief to Haiti officially ended its two-month mission in a small ceremony here today.

  • Red Dragon 2011 creates culture of preparedness

    Jun 23, 2011

    Army Reserve units join forces with emergency responders of five states to create a culture of preparedness during Exercise Red Dragon 2011.

  • Military firefighters hone skills with Fort McCoy training

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Army Reserve firefighters filled their two weeks at Fort McCoy in June with training, including assisting with a prescribed burn on South Post. Jim Kerkman, Fort McCoy forester, said the unit requested the training. Even though the installation usually doesn’t do prescribed burns in June, he was able to find a project to help restore and provide proper respect to lands in the Ho Chunk sacred mound areas on Fort McCoy. The area previously was damaged by hail, and dying trees in a nearby pine plantation were clear-cut to prevent a bark beetle infestation, Kerkman said.

  • Operation Ready Warrior at Fort McCoy ensures troops' dental pre-deployment readiness

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Soldiers who want to be prepared for deployment need to ensure they have taken care of all of their pre-deployment needs, including having their dental readiness up to date. Operation Ready Warrior (ORW) was held at Fort McCoy June 4-18 to help support those dental needs. Lt. Col. Marcia Lewis, commander of the 810th Medical Company (Dental Support), said Army Reserve Dental personnel conducted dental screenings to help Army Reserve Soldiers participating in Operations Red Dragon (Homeland Defense), Essayons (engineer, troop projects) and Diamond Saber (finance) take care of any dental issues that could affect their deployment status. Dental facilities were established at Contingency Operating Location Freedom and at two cantonment area locations to serve the troops, Lewis said.

  • Army Reserve best warriors put marksmanship on display

    Jun 23, 2011

    More than 40 Army Reserve Soldiers competing at the Army Reserve’s Best Warrior competition were tested on their M4 rifle accuracy during both day and night conditions on Wednesday.

  • Soldiers put medical treatment skills to test at Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition

    Jun 22, 2011

    Soldiers competing at the Army Reserve’s Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wis., were tested Tuesday on how to treat casualties in the first “mystery event” of the competition.

  • Soldiers complete 10k road march on road to become Army Reserve Best Warrior

    Jun 22, 2011

    Forty-three Soldiers set out early on a 10k road march today on the third day of their quest to be named the Army Reserve’s Best Warrior.

  • Soldiers test M-9 pistol accuracy at Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition

    Jun 22, 2011

    Forty-three Soldiers continued their aim to be named the Army Reserve’s Best Warrior today by testing their M-9 pistol accuracy in a “mystery event” at the 2011 U.S. Army Reserve Command’s Best Warrior Competition.

  • 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition

    Jun 21, 2011

    Video package of 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition.

  • Operation Golden Cargo gets underway

    Jun 21, 2011

    Soldiers of the Army Reserve and National Guard kicked off Operation Golden Cargo at Blue Grass Army Depot.

  • Big brother helps track cargo

    Jun 21, 2011

    The 560th Movement Control Detachment provides support to Operation Golden Cargo 2011.

  • Medics Support Golden Cargo with expertise, education

    Jun 21, 2011

    Soldiers of the 4005th U.S. Army Hospital have a dual mission while conducting their two weeks of annual training.

  • Preventive MED Techniques Keep Mission Rolling

    Jun 21, 2011

    Medical staff helps keep Soldiers in the fight; and convoys in the mission.

  • Trans Battalion Receives Golden Training

    Jun 21, 2011

    Real world missions empowering real Army Reserve Soldiers before they deploy.

  • Safety Equals Success

    Jun 21, 2011

    Operation Golden Cargo, the annual logistics exercise which brings Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers together to move ammunition for the U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command, “Phase I” is nearly complete.

  • Civilians, Soldiers make Golden Cargo successful

    Jun 21, 2011

    Operation Golden Cargo allows the McAlester Army Ammunitions Plant civilians and U.S. Soldiers an opportunity for great training.

  • Soldiers compete in Land Navigation to become Army Reserve Best Warrior

    Jun 21, 2011

    The Army Reserve’s Best Warrior Competition is in full force on Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. All 43 Army Reserve Soldiers who began the event June 20, 2011 are still with it, meeting new challenges every day, and are focused on the awards banquet June 24 when two winners will be announced.

  • Summer of change: 2-338th moves colors, changes leadership

    Jun 20, 2011

    A battalion of local soldiers has experienced two major changes in the past few weeks--they’ve moved their battalion and welcomed a new leader.

  • Command Post Exercise provides invaluable, real-world training for US Indonesian Soldiers

    Jun 20, 2011

    In an effort to support stability and peacekeeping operations, U.S. and Indonesian Soldiers have combined their expertise and talents for an intense, nearly two-week, command post exercise as part of U.S. Army, Pacific’s Exercise Garuda Shield.

  • Soldiers compete for title of Army Reserve Best Warrior

    Jun 20, 2011

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- The Army Reserve’s Best Warrior Competition will be held at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin June 20-24, 2011. Forty-three Soldiers from the 205,000-strong Army Reserve were selected to compete.

  • US, Indonesian Soldiers bond during Garuda Shield Sports Day

    Jun 20, 2011

  • Heslin, Palmer are 2011 Drill Sergeants of the Year

    Jun 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. - Staff Sgt. John Heslin, assigned to Fort Benning, Ga., was selected as the active duty Army 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year. Staff Sgt. Andrew Palmer, assigned to the 98th Training Division, was selected as the Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • 236 Years and Still Running

    Jun 16, 2011

    236th Quartermaster Corps Birthday run.

  • Safety Equals Success as Operation Golden Cargo Wraps Up at CAAA

    Jun 16, 2011

    Operation Golden Cargo, the annual logistics exercise which brings Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers together to move ammunition for the Joint Munitions Command, is nearly complete at Crane Army Ammunition Activity. Safety is a key part of the success of the exercise.

  • ACU changes make Velcro optional, patrol cap default headgear

    Jun 15, 2011

    The voice of the Soldier has been heard: the Army announced the patrol cap will replace the black wool beret as the default headgear for the Army combat uniform.

  • Hawaiian Reservists strengthen U.S., Indonesian partnership through humanitarian mission

    Jun 15, 2011

    Hawaii-based U.S. Army Reservists have partnered with Indonesian soldiers to build a large community center and a public market as part of Exercise Garuda Shield.

  • Army Reserve Paratroopers Storm Normandy

    Jun 15, 2011

    Army Reserve Paratroopers from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) and the 824th, 421st and 861st Quartermaster Companies joined French, British, Danish and German paratroopers to form Task Force Normandy. The task force's mission was to conduct combined airborne training and to participate in the 67th anniversary commemorations of the D-Day landings.

  • Battle Cross Monument unveiled at the birth place of Dix

    Jun 15, 2011

    Boscawen, N.H., May 30, 2011 - The deputy commanding general of the 99th Regional Support Command was on hand at the unveiling of the New Hampshire Army Monument to give his thoughts during a Memorial Day ceremony at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery here.

  • Army's new school system ensures Soldiers live, fight, learn together

    Jun 15, 2011

    The new "One Army School System," made up of active and reserve component schools will take the teachers to the students when and where they need the training -- rather than when the Army can give it.

  • FORSCOM, USARC Forward Team Celebrates 236th Army Birthday

    Jun 14, 2011

    Senior Leaders, Soldiers, Army civiians and key players in the construction of the new U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command Combined Headquarters Construction Project came together in the new facility to celebrate the 236th Birthday of the U.S. Army, and the near-completion of the project - which is set for June 21, 2011.

  • US Soldiers soak up Indonesian culture

    Jun 13, 2011

    Exercise Garuda Shield is a bilateral exercise designed to strengthen relations between U.S. and Indonesian Armed Forces. Throughout the exercise, the Soldiers will participate in a field training exercise, a command post exercise and a humanitarian civic action project. U.S. and Indonesian participants will further strengthen their personal relationships by competing in sporting events and enjoying cultural activities, such as culture day.

  • DoD seeks input from employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

    Jun 12, 2011

    Defense Department officials want to hear by July 6, 2011, from the civilian employers of Reservists and National Guardsmen in a survey intended to measure the impact of servicemembers on the civilian workplace.

  • US, Indonesia partner for Exercise Garuda Shield 2011

    Jun 12, 2011

    BOGOR, Indonesia " Hundreds of United States and Indonesian Soldiers gathered to participate in the opening ceremony of an annual bilateral exercise, today, at the Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI-Indonesian Armed Forces) Engineer Training Center of Army Education and Training Command, Pusdikzi. Sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and hosted by the Indonesian Armed Forces, Exercise Garuda Shield is the latest in a continuing series of rigorous, multi-faceted exercises designed to promote regional peace and security.

  • ARRTC cases colors at Fort McCoy, moves to Fort Knox

    Jun 10, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- To conclude its 35 years as a tenant activity at Fort McCoy, Wis., the Army Reserve Readiness Training Center (ARRTC) held a flag-casing ceremony June 3. It was the last official act of the organization’s rich history and proud service at the installation.

  • Army Reserve civil affairs Soldiers extend helping hands to furry friends

    Jun 9, 2011

    Members of the 431st Civil Affairs Battalion and 4220th U.S. Army Hospital held a spay and neuter clinic as part of Joint Task Force Razorback, an eleven-day Innovative Readiness Training event located in the heart of the Arkansas Delta Region.

  • USARC cases colors, prepares to relocate headquarters

    Jun 9, 2011

    On June 3, the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), located at Fort McPherson, cased its command’s flag, or colors, and officially closed its headquarters as part of its move to Fort Bragg, N.C. The color casing ceremony, held outside the USARC Headquarters (Bldg. 315), marked a major milestone in the relocation to Fort Bragg in accordance with the 2005 BRAC law.

  • A gesture from the heart

    Jun 2, 2011

    GONAIVES, Haiti - What motivated the United States to send its Army engineers to Haiti to help?

  • Digital Training Campus available for deployed Soldiers

    May 23, 2011

    Portable professional development classrooms that can be set up virtually anywhere are currently being used by units in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers compete for food service award

    May 23, 2011

    As the May 7 sun rose in the bivouac area on Hunter Army Airfield, Sgt. 1st Class Mary Pettiford and nearly 20 other Army Reserve Soldiers from the 429th Multifunctional Medical Battalion (MMB) were making final preparations for their upcoming mission, to complete in the 44th Annual Philip Connelly Awards Program for Excellence in Army Food Service. The Connelly competition was established to recognize Army units that provide excellent food and service in a field environment.

  • 406th Human Resources Company receives a new commander

    May 20, 2011

    Soldiers, family and friends of the 7th Civil Support Command gathered at NCO Field on Daenner Kaserne here for a change of command ceremony May 14. Maj. Francis C. Suyak succeeded Capt. Horacio D. Brambila as the commander of the 406th Human Resources Company, 774th Civil Support Team, 209th Army Liaison Team. Lt. Col. David C. Mundfrom, the commander of the 774th Civil Support Team, presided over the ceremony.

  • Reserve MI Battalion Conducts Training Exercise

    May 19, 2011

    The 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion (MI BN), Military Intelligence Readiness Command, recently conducted a Combined Joint Captured Materiel Exploitation Center (CJCMEC) training exercise at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to bring intelligence personnel together to learn skills necessary for the exploitation...gathering and analysis...of foreign materiel from a battlefield.

  • Hawaii Reserve Soldiers leave their mark on Golden Mariner

    May 17, 2011

    When civilian workers went on strike due to a labor dispute, Hawaii-based U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of the 302nd Transportation Terminal Battalion, 9th Mission Support Command, took the lead at Exercise Golden Mariner, here, April 1-May 6.

  • Army Reserve seeks to expand cooperation plans

    May 17, 2011

    The after-action reports still are works in progress after a successful MEDREACH 11 medical humanitarian assistance exercise that wrapped up here May 13, 2011, but the Army Reserve already is exploring ways to expand its participation in theater security cooperation engagements in Africa and elsewhere.

  • Soldier Show lured Operation Rising Star winner to U.S. Army

    May 17, 2011

    Operation Rising Star champion Melissa Gomez participated in the Family and MWR Command's musical competitions as both as Soldier, and later as a spouse.

  • General Chiarelli, Sergeant Major of the Army Chandler Honored 99 Logistics Units In May 12 Ceremony

    May 16, 2011

    Ninety-nine logistics units from throughout the Army were honored last week at the Army's 2011 Combined Logistics Excellence Awards (CLEA) in Richmond, Virginia.

  • Retiring 5AR BDE trainer compares 'Nam-era' training to today

    May 16, 2011

    Soldier who served in Vietnam is retiring after 42 years.

  • Army, VA muster Soldiers for readiness in D.C. area

    May 14, 2011

    About 300 Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers, as part of their eight-year military service obligation, were ordered to attend a readiness muster May 14, 2011.

  • Signaleers find solidarity in 311th Best Warrior competition

    May 13, 2011

    Soldiers and non-commissioned officers from the 311th Signal Command (Theater) found solidarity with one another during the 2001 311th Best Warrior competition in Hawaii. Competitors traveled from throughout the Pacific only to find common ground with one another during the week of challenges.

  • Fort Gillem general welcomes Soldiers home

    May 13, 2011

    Solders from the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) Detachment 25 participated in an April 28 Welcome Home Warrior (WHW) ceremony at Camp Shelby, Miss. The detachment had just concluded a year-long tour in Kuwait and held the ceremony as part of their week-long demobilization process.

  • Army working to streamline disability evaluation system

    May 13, 2011

    Army leaders told lawmakers Wednesday the service is revamping its disability evaluation system because the current process is inefficient.

  • Army Reservists provide invaluable support to Operation Arctic Care

    May 12, 2011

    A small team of six U.S. Army Reservists with the 9th Mission Support Command's 297th Engineer Company was tasked with a large mission in support of Operation Arctic Care 2011 - to provide the only mode of transportation to remote villages in the Tok sub-region of Alaska.

  • Chief of the Army Reserve visits 9th MSC Soldiers and families in Alaska

    May 12, 2011

    The Chief of the Army Reserve, joined by his wife, met with local Army Reservists and family members of the 9th Mission Support Command at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, here, April 30-May 1.

  • Reserve 2-star reflects upon retirement from Accessions Command

    May 12, 2011

    MG Steve Abt juggled his career as an Army Reserve officer and Colorado State engineering professor and dean from Vietnam to 2011.