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  • USAREUR medical chief visits Camp Bondsteel hospital

    Mar 3, 2010

    The commanding general of the Europe Regional Medical Command visited Soldiers and toured the post Medical Treatment Facility here March 2. Brig. Gen. Keith W. Gallagher, who is also the command surgeon for United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, started his visit by meeting a cross-section of "Task Force Med Falcon" Soldiers for lunch. The Soldiers are part of Multi-National Battle Group-East in Kosovo.

  • Reserve Soldier claims All-Army Small Arms Championship

    Mar 2, 2010

    Close to 300 Soldiers from all elements of the Army descended on Fort Benning, Ga., Feb. 20-27, to take part in the 2010 All-Army Small Arms Championships, the Army's pre-eminent marksmanship training and competition.

  • Army Reservist claims All-Army championship

    Mar 1, 2010

    Close to 300 Soldiers from all elements of the Army descended on Fort Benning Feb. 20-27 to take part in the 2010 All-Army Small Arms Championships, the preeminent marksmanship training and competition event the Army has to offer. Army Reservist Sgt. 1st Class Russell Moore, 2nd Battalion, Small Arms Readiness Group, Camp Bullis, Texas, withstood strong competition and unpredictable weather to win the 2010 Overall Individual Championship, his second in a row.

  • New policy authorizes social media access, with caveats

    Mar 1, 2010

    Attention all Facebookers, Twitter tweeters and YouTubers: a new Defense Department policy authorizes you to access these and other Web 2.0 platforms from nonclassified government computers, as long as it doesn't compromise operational security or involve prohibited activities or Web sites.

  • ASC readies LSU Soldiers

    Feb 24, 2010

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers conducted a training exercise course, Feb. 12, inside Rock Island Arsenal's Building 250 to replicate battlefield conditions in Southwest Asia.

  • 80th Training Command first Reserve unit to earn Safety Streamer

    Feb 18, 2010

    The 80th Training Command, the Army's third largest Army Reserve unit, became the first Reserve unit to receive the Army Safety Excellence streamer during a ceremony Jan. 30 in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Local Army Reserve Soldiers on American soil once again

    Feb 17, 2010

    Photo highlights for the 542nd Quartermaster Company's return from a year-long deployment in Iraq.

  • Army Reserve readies only aviation brigade for deployment to Haiti

    Jan 26, 2010

    The only Army Reserve aviation brigade, the 244th Aviation Brigade, has geared up to deploy troops and equipment to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • Army invites 14,000 IRR Soldiers to readiness musters in 2010

    Jan 21, 2010

    The Army kicks off another year of readiness musters, Jan. 23, for some 14,000 Soldiers in the Individual Ready Reserve.

  • Army Reserve, National Guard sign employer partnership agreements during Army All-American Bowl Week

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- During the 10th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl game, the U.S. Army Reserve inked agreements with six companies and organizations Jan. 8. These agreements help ease employment opportunities for America's Soldiers and veterans and help strengthen the community, support Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers and their Families, and maintain a strong economy.

  • Army Reserve prepares for post-conflict requirements

    Jan 13, 2010

    With the drawdown of U.S. forces under way in Iraq and plans announced to begin reducing forces in Afghanistan after July 2011, Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, the Army Reserve chief, is facing a quandary.

  • 'Real Warrior' describes post-traumatic stress

    Jan 12, 2010

    When Staff Sgt. Megan Krause returned home from a deployment in Iraq in 2006, she thought the scariest moments of her life were over.

  • General Stultz holds town hall meeting in Kuwait

    Dec 30, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers serving under Third Army had the opportunity to voice their concerns during a town hall meeting hosted by Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, Chief of the Army Reserves, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 26.

  • A month reserved for reflection

    Dec 16, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Three Soldiers from the 724th Transportation Company, a reserve unit from Bartonville, Ill., shared their experiences as they celebrated Native American Heritage Month throughout Nov. at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.


    Dec 15, 2009

    The Personal Force Innovation (PFI) program allows Department of Defense Working Capital Fund activities, such as Tobyhanna, to fill critical manpower needs with highly skilled reservists. The PFI office recruits the highest quality volunteers and works closely with each activity to get the right person to fill critical needs.

  • Reserve seeks to 'balance the force' with seasoned Soldiers

    Dec 14, 2009

    The Army Reserve has increased its ranks by 20,000 and continues to meet its recruiting goals, but there are some gaps that remain unfilled in mid-level ranks and different specialties.

  • New York Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers March Against Hunger in Buffalo

    Dec 10, 2009

    Thirty Soldiers belonging to the New York Army National Guard and the Army Reserve volunteered to take a ten mile road march through Buffalo, New York, picking up food parcels along the way to donate to the Western New York Food Bank. The Soldiers picked up 2,000 pounds of food, double the amount in 2008. A donation from Wegmann's raised the tally to 13,000 pounds.

  • Soldiers convoy building materials, support FOB expansion

    Dec 6, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - During 2009, troops from the 286th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion supported the first Afghan build-up by transporting equipment, supplies and building materials to numerous forward operating bases. Although planning to redeploy by January, they show no signs of stopping. An element of Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan, the 286th CSSB runs regular convoys to FOB Leatherneck, Helmand province, in support of the U.S. Marines and westward expansion. With President Obama's recent decision to send 30,000 more troops here, the 286th CSSB's current FOB Leatherneck missions, having started weeks ago, are timely.

  • Gates supports 'contiguous training' for Reserve components

    Nov 20, 2009

    While admitting initial reservations, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told a National Guard conference Thursday he sees benefits of a new plan that allows reserve-component servicemembers to conduct pre-deployment training before the clock starts ticking on their 12-month mobilization cycles.

  • Soldiers visit historical ruins of Ur

    Nov 18, 2009

    UR, Iraq - More than 230 Soldiers with the 121st Brigade Support Battalion visited the archaeological remains of Ur, Nov. 12, near Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq.

  • Reserve Medics Train Next to Civilian Counterparts

    Nov 17, 2009

    A new training program brought Army Reserve medical Soldiers to the Radisson Nashua Convention Center for their combat medic sustainment training. Held in conjunction with the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses' (NFLPN) convention, healthcare specialists (68W) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs, 68W-M6) gathered to receive part of their mandatory, bi-annual medical training in October.

  • Fort McCoy Noncommissioned Officer Academy leaders honored at retirement ceremony

    Nov 17, 2009

    Two senior Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy NCOs who had a joint retirement ceremony at Fort McCoy Oct. 23 were honored with Meritorious Service Medals for military careers that included helping to prepare NCOs as leaders and serving the American public.

  • Mission accomplished

    Nov 17, 2009

    Photos from the 430th Transportation Company's demobilization ceremony.

  • Local Army cooks heat their way to the top

    Nov 12, 2009

    Army food specialists from the 298th Maintenance Company, Altoona, Pa., competed recently in the Department of the Army level of the Philip A. Connelly Awards for the Best Army Reserve Field Kitchen.

  • Family Readiness Group, Operation Homefront and Best Buy keep

    Nov 12, 2009

    Recently, the Greensburg, Pa., Family Readiness Group, Operation Homefront, and local Best Buy worked together to donate a computer to Allyson Robinson, military spouse, to help her stay connected to her husband throughout his deployment. Mrs. Robinson recently underwent surgery that hindered her ability to communicate via e-mail. The new laptop computer will assist her throughout recovery. Once recovered, the computer will return to the FRG to loan to other families in their time of need.

  • Army Reserve ordnance company prepares for deployment

    Nov 12, 2009

    Account of a Family Readiness Group and mobilization ceremony for the 261st Ordnance Company in Charleston, W.V.

  • Army Reserve ordnance company comes home

    Nov 10, 2009

    Account of the 351st Ordnance Company, 2nd platoon's journey home, spanning from the first delays in Germany all the way to being released to their families at their Reserve Center in Martinsburg, W.V.

  • Medic hopes her stress story can help others

    Nov 5, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Megan Krause's words come out in a rush, as if she wants everyone to hear and learn from her story.

  • 212th CSH Soldiers test skills, support Reserve troops

    Nov 2, 2009

    Headquartered out of Miesau, the 212th CSH deployed to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels recently, to demonstrate the readiness of the unit and to exercise the crucial tasks involved with deploying to a field site, establishing a hospital and conducting various sustainment operations. Also, preparing TF Med Falcon for their upcoming deployment to Kosovo.

  • Executive order bans texting while driving

    Oct 30, 2009

    Texting took a back seat to safety this month with an executive order prohibiting text messaging while driving on military installations or driving anywhere in government vehicles.

  • 7th CSC gets new name, patch, mission

    Oct 30, 2009

    The brilliant autumn day provided a beautiful setting for the 7th Civil Support Command's reflagging ceremony at the Parade Field on Daenner Kaserne Oct. 25.

  • Fort McCoy FY 2009 training totals near 106,000 mark

    Oct 26, 2009

    FORT McCOY, Wisc. - Fort McCoy trained nearly 106,000 personnel during fiscal year (FY 2009), which ended Sept. 30. The installation has trained more than 100,000 personnel annually since 1984.

  • Army Reserve nurse delivers baby in rural Uganda

    Oct 26, 2009

    When 1st Lt. Victoria Lynn Watson deployed to Uganda for a humanitarian assistance and disaster response exercise with the Uganda People's Defence Force, she never imagined she would use her labor and delivery nursing skills.

  • Former draftee to hang up uniform

    Oct 26, 2009

    The Army Reserve's top enlisted Soldier retires this month from an Army that's vastly different from the one he was drafted into almost 40 years ago.

  • Army Reserve Nurse Delivers Baby in Rural Uganda

    Oct 23, 2009

    Army Reserve Nurse Delivers Baby in Rural Uganda during Natural Fire 10. During the 10-day exercise, the medics run a clinic to treat upwards of 700 Ugandans a day for ailments such as arthritis, minor wounds, skin infections --and dental and optometry care. Soldiers from Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi are working alongside U.S. troops on medical, dental and engineering projects in the Kitgum region. Meanwhile, each nation is also taking part in security training and a simulated disaster relief exercise.

  • Corps of Engineers team builds Reserve Support Command headquarters

    Oct 21, 2009

    Sacramento and San Francisco Districts work side by side to build headquarters, with Louisville serving as national program manager for Army Reserve ....

  • Unique Army Reserve unit activates with state-of-the-art mission

    Oct 15, 2009

    The 151st Theater Information Operations Group was recently activated with the mission of conducting electronic warfare, military deception, psychological operations, operational security, and computer network operations.

  • Historic WWII-era camp shutters doors

    Oct 14, 2009

    As the bugler played "call to assembly," the local community and the Soldiers of the 78th "Lightning" Division said goodbye Oct. 5, to the Sgt. Joyce Kilmer Army Reserve Center on Camp Kilmer.

  • First helicopter flights launch in support of Natural Fire 10

    Oct 14, 2009

    When U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Kellyjack Luman needed to inspect growing operations at this remote village in northern Uganda, he relied upon the CH-47 Chinook helicopters from the U.S. Army Reserve's 11th Aviation Command, a Fort Knox, Ky., -based unit supporting Natural Fire 10 this month in Uganda.

  • Combat medic course concludes year's stay at Fort McCoy

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Finding work is key to rebuilding lives of returning Wounded Warriors

    Aug 21, 2009

    Finding meaningful employment is a crucial component of helping severely wounded Soldiers to rebuild their lives and starting to experience a normal life.

  • Exercise Pacific Reach 2009

    Aug 21, 2009

    Active duty and Army Reserve Soldiers from around the world converged on Yokohama North Dock, Tokyo, Japan for Exercise Pacific Reach 2009, Aug. 1-21. The Soldiers trained on how to draw prepositioned stocks, perform maintenance, and to test the capabilities of the prepositioned stock.

  • Soldiers stay in touch with new post Internet provider

    Aug 20, 2009

    Mobilizing Soldiers hoping to stay in touch with their loved ones back home now have a better way to do so here with the recent inclusion of a new Internet service provider.

  • 'Yank' magazine energized Soldiers, reminding them of the reasons for fighting

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Near End of the Line at Redstone

    Aug 19, 2009

    Lt. Col. Sean Cusker has walked in the boots of both an enlisted Soldier and an officer. With duty on both sides of the spectrum, he brings a unique point of view to his new assignment as commander of the 832nd Ordnance Battalion. Yet, no matter how he looks at it, building physically fit, confident, moral and highly skilled Soldiers ready to answer their nation's call is the top priority of Cusker's command team. "We want to be successful in making sure the Soldiers who come through here become a positive contributing member of their organization from the first day they arrive at their first job assignment," Cusker said. "They need to understand the technical and tactical side of the house when they leave here. They also need to understand the operational Army. "We have a vested interest to make sure these Soldiers adhere to the Army culture and know what it takes to be a successful Soldier."

  • Army retiree promotes diversity, respect

    Aug 17, 2009

    Army retiree returns to military to give 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Army Reserve Soldiers, a seminar on diversity and respect.

  • Hundreds attend Military Retiree Day

    Aug 17, 2009

    A crowd of over 550 attended Tobyhanna's annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day, Aug. 8, at the Mack Field House. The depot's Retirement Services Office (RSO) hosted the event.

  • Unintended footsteps: Grandson follows his grandfather

    Aug 14, 2009

    Spc. John Sheldon, who is from Pittsburgh, Pa., had not intended to join the Army; he certainly did not intend to become a public affairs specialist, and he did not intend to follow in his grandfathers footsteps. But that's exactly what he has done-in his own way. ....Sheldon's grandfather was Walter, or Walt, Sheldon. ....."He is best known for his nonfiction work-it started with detective novels to pay the bills," John said. "(His writings were) first hand, non-fiction accounts and interviews of the occupation of Japan, and history of Vietnam, the history of the Korea war, and other biographical and U.S. military history books. (His best known work) is the 'The Honorable Conquerors' and it is also the most referenced book about the occupation of Japan." Other non-fiction work includes "Tigers in the Rice" 1969, "Hell or High Water" 1968, and "Tour of Duty" 1959.

  • Soldiers learn proper way to stab their battle buddy

    Aug 14, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers participating in Golden Cargo at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant recently enhanced their combat preparedness by taking the Combat life Saver Course conducted by the MCAAP fire department.A,A

  • Second lady visits Bamberg, Schweinfurt

    Jul 7, 2009

    Dr. Jill Biden visited with U.S. troops and family members in Germany over the Independence Day weekend. Biden said the administration is trying to raise awareness about improving educational and health care benefits for veterans, servicemembers and military family members.

  • Army Reserve, Guard partners with 'Helmets to Hardhats'

    Jul 2, 2009

    The U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard signed an agreement with 'Helmets to Hardhats' at the Pentagon, which will give Soldiers greater access to construction career opportunities.

  • Lamont takes helm of Army Manpower, Reserve Affairs

    Jun 26, 2009

    The new Army civilian chief who will oversee all civilian and military personnel interests for the active and Reserve force was welcomed to the Army at a Pentagon swearing-in by host Secretary of the Army Pete Geren today.

  • Nine military children receive $13,500 in college scholarships

    Jun 26, 2009

    The recipients of the 2009 expressed their gratitude to those who have supported them during the presentation ceremony at Fort McPherson Commissary June 18.

  • Seven continue quest for U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Jun 23, 2009

    The seven Army NCOs competing for this year's title of U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year are now facing some of the toughest challenges of the competition.

  • St. Mere Eglise

    Jun 23, 2009

    ST. MERE EGLISE, FRANCE - German and American paratroopers from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) stand side-by-side in front of the church at St. Mere Eglise here on Jun 6. Soldiers from various countries were taking part in commemorative ceremonies at the square for the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy.

  • Help now available for Reserve Families regardless of their location

    Jun 23, 2009

    Thanks to the dedicated professionals of the Family Support Office (FPO), deploying Army Reserve Soldiers and their families get additional resources for information and assistance, regardless of where they call home.

  • Army Reserve holds initial IRR Muster in Tampa

    Jun 23, 2009

    In the first of many to come, the U.S. Army Reserve Command held the initial Individual Ready Reserve Muster here in May. The IRR Muster will be an annual event, held at various locations around the country, where Soldiers assigned to the IRR report to a central location in order to maintain accountability and update their files.


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