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  • First Army provides Guard, Reserve medics realistic training

    Aug 31, 2011

    The most realistic training available for Army National Guard and Army Reserve medics resides at the 24 Medical Simulation Training Centers Army-wide.

  • American Disaster: Training to respond

    Aug 31, 2011

    Federal, state and local disaster responders, with Department of Defense counterparts, are working together here to ensure America has a trained and ready force poised to respond to various natural disasters or terrorist attacks should America face another large-scale terrorist attack.

  • 4th STB assumes responsibility of new mission

    Aug 25, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- While most service members would already be settled into their mission as they neared the mid-point of a deployment, the Soldiers of 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, are embarking on a new mission at the halfway mark of their deployment on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq. "It's an exciting time as we step away from all the base closure tasks that we had taken on as the Mayor Cell," said Lt. Col. John Hickey, the commander of 4th STB, and an Alexandria, Va., native. "We're posturing to become responsible for some of the human resources and finance units across Iraq, as well as the Convoy Support Center, a strategic hub for convoys departing Iraq."

  • Battalion officer tackles logistics endeavor

    Aug 25, 2011

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Maj. Eric VanDeWalle, the logistical officer for the 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and a native of La Grande, Ore. never knew that he and Napoleon Bonaparte, the famed military leader from Corsica, share a common knowledge regarding logistics.

  • Family reunites during deployment

    Aug 25, 2011

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- For almost all service members, a deployment means a guaranteed long-term separation from their families. The past decade, it's been a familiar occurrence for military personnel to deploy to the Middle East leaving their loved ones behind in the United States.

  • Forward Surgical Team keeps Soldiers in the fight

    Aug 24, 2011

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of the 1982nd Forward Surgical Team have been up to the task of operating at Forward Operating Base Shank since arriving in Afghanistan late last year.

  • Army Reserve's senior military police NCO reflects on importance of Reserve partnerships

    Aug 24, 2011

    Fifty Soldiers from the 200th Military Police Command are on the ground in the Republic of Korea (ROK), while a rear detachment at Fort Meade, MD prepares long-range plans for the unit. The command is not only playing a pivotal role in exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011, but is receiving praise for standing out above the fray. From just outside the unit's tactical operations center (TOC) at Camp Walker in southern ROK, the 200th's Command Sergeant Major Kurtis J. Timmer shared his insight early into the two-week command training exercise.

  • 200th MPC prepares for wartime mission during Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011

    Aug 23, 2011

    More than 50 Soldiers assigned to the 200th Military Police Command deployed to the Republic of Korea this month to participate in Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011.

  • 166th follows up on units' training

    Aug 22, 2011

    In an effort to improve training future units, key leaders of the 166th Aviation Brigade met with active-duty commanders of Task Force Thunder (159th Combat Aviation Brigade) in Afghanistan about the Reserve and National Guard units augmenting them on deployment. They also talked to the National Guard and Reserve commanders about the training their Soldiers received before the deployment.

  • MG Gerety leaves 81st RSC

    Aug 22, 2011

    MG Bill Gerety relinquishes his command on Friday, Aug. 19.

  • ASC trains Reserve Soldiers for deployment

    Aug 22, 2011

    Army Reserve Soldiers from around the country received training from the Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 19. Soldiers assigned to ASC trained reservists for deployment into theater to support its 401st and 402nd Army Field Support Brigades.

  • Army Reserve, ASIST training helping Soldiers take care of Soldiers

    Aug 22, 2011

    The training was called Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training or ASIST. The trainees are a collection of volunteers, Soldiers and Family members from the Army Reserve's 200th Military Police Command.

  • 81st Regional Support Change of Command ceremony

    Aug 21, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. " Maj. Gen. William H. Gerety relinquished command of the 81st Regional Support Command to acting commander Brig. Gen. Mark C. Arnold during a change of command ceremony here on Aug 19, 2011.

  • Soldiers, vets initially denied Purple Heart for concussive injury may resubmit

    Aug 19, 2011

    Active-duty and reserve-component Soldiers, as well as veterans, who were denied Purple Heart awards for concussive or mild traumatic brain injuries, are encouraged to resubmit documentation for reconsideration of the medal.

  • Suicide awareness video aimed at first-line supervisors

    Aug 19, 2011

    A new suicide prevention awareness video just released by the Army is aimed primarily at both junior leadership and first-line supervisors, to let them know their responsibility to be the first to identify and assist those in need.

  • New York Adjutant General Opens New Long Island Armed Forces Readiness Center

    Aug 18, 2011

    More than 1,500 Long Island members of the New York Army National Guard, the Army Reserve, the Navy Reserve and the Marine Corps Reserve will share a common home at a new Armed Forces Reserve Center in Farmingdale, NY. The New York Army National Guard is the lead agency on the project which will allow five old armories and two old Reserve Centers to be closed down, saving taxpayer dollars and providing a more efficient training location for all services.

  • Sky's the limit during 99th RSC annual training

    Aug 18, 2011

    About 170 Soldiers from the 99th Regional Support Command were airlifted to Range 85 to begin "Operation Checkerboard," a day of training that included exercises culled from the Army's Full-Spectrum Operations Mission Essential Task Lists.

  • Units holds hoops camp to benefit family readiness group

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 18, 2011) -- Basketball is not in season, but that didn't stop about 60 community youngsters from indulging themselves in a daily dose of jumpshots, lay-ups and suicide drills at the Post Field House.

  • Patience, critical thinking important for solving crimes for Reserve special agents

    Aug 17, 2011

    For one Army Reserve commander, his mission doesn't involve operation orders, phase lines or flanking movements, but rather a carefully orchestrated movement of Soldiers within an area as small as a shoebox or as large as an entire city.

  • Soldier 360° gets leaders at right time: Course builds resilience after reintegration

    Aug 17, 2011

    Just three months after returning from Afghanistan, more than 40 noncommissioned officers from the 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment reported for Soldier 360°, a leader comprehensive fitness course for junior and senior noncommissioned officers, Aug. 8-18, 2011.

  • Family GAT streamlined, back online

    Aug 17, 2011

    For those Army family members who put off completing the Global Assessment Tool survey due to the sheer number of questions, the folks who run the program listened and brought the number of questions from 260 down to 80.

  • Army Field Band offers musical mentorship to Reserve bandsmen

    Aug 16, 2011

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., Aug. 12, 2011 “Breathe!” It was the mantra of the day during a musical mentoring session held at the Maj. John P. Pryor Army Reserve Center Aug. 11 as part of the 99th Regional Support Command’s five-day training exercise, “Operation Checkerboard.”

  • 84th Training Command moves into new home on Fort Knox

    Aug 16, 2011

    New unit at Fort Knox stands up

  • ARRTC stands up at Gaffey Hall

    Aug 16, 2011

    The Army Reserve Readiness Training Center uncased its colors in its new home at Fort Knox.

  • Soldiers make MOST of training at Crane Army Ammunition Activity

    Aug 15, 2011

    More than 80 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 395th Ordnance Company received important training at Crane Army Ammunition Activity July 25-30 to learn the mission-specific skills they will need when they deploy to places like Afghanistan.

  • Aviation unit honors lives of crew lost in Afghanistan crash

    Aug 14, 2011

    Five U.S. Army Soldiers were killed Aug. 6, 2011, when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in Wardak province, Afghanistan. Their memories were honored Aug. 13 and 14 in two memorial ceremonies.

  • Final First Sergeant Course held at Fort McCoy

    Aug 11, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Forty-five Soldiers " Reserve, National Guard and active duty " comprised the final First Sergeant Course at the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy at Fort McCoy.

  • Fort McCoy Virtual Battle Space Simulation facility, scenarios benefit Soldiers

    Aug 11, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Soldiers can increase their understanding of the terrain and scenarios they will encounter during training or deployment and maximize their effectiveness by using the Virtual Battle Space Simulation (VBS2) facility at Fort McCoy.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Human Resources Command

    Aug 11, 2011

    Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh, visits Maj. Gen. Gina Farrisee, commanding general of U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HRC) at her office Aug. 11 at Fort Knox, Ky. HRC has successfully completed its BRAC move to Fort Knox, and employs about 3,300 military, civilian and contract workers.

  • 99th RSC engages ‘Operation Checkerboard’

    Aug 11, 2011

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., (Aug 10, 2011) Approximately 200 Soldiers from the 99th Regional Support Command (RSC) area of responsibility woke up this morning to begin “Operation Checkerboard” at the Maj. John P. Pryor Army Reserve Center.

  • The Sky’s the Limit during 99th RSC Annual Training

    Aug 11, 2011

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., Aug. 10, 2011 " The sound of twin-engine rotor blades slicing through the air and the sight of Soldiers occupying their objective after exiting a CH-47 Chinook helicopter marked the beginning of the 99th Regional Support Command’s five-day annual training event.

  • 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.