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  • Force Providers train at Base Camp Integration Lab

    Sep 4, 2013

    Soldiers of the 542nd Quartermaster Company, 301st Regional Support Group, headquartered in Fairview, Pa., participated in an annual training at the Base Camp Integration Lab at Fort Devens, Mass., this summer.

  • The Castle, Fall 2013

    Sep 4, 2013

    This is the latest edition of the 412th Theater Engineer Command's Castle magazine

  • 'The New Normal' integrates military readiness, civilian deployment training

    Sep 3, 2013

    Two men approached Pfc. Terrance Rogers as he and his men secured the building where civilian and military personnel were meeting with village leaders. Rogers smiled while he used hand signals and the little bit of Dari he'd learned in training to ask the men questions about their family and Afghanistan, keeping them engaged long enough to allow the meeting between personnel from the Department of State, Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and local village leaders to conclude. Afterwards, the translator came out and helped the men negotiate a land issue.

  • Antiterrorism exercise tests Reserve, civilian and military preparedness

    Aug 30, 2013

    A simulated blast and a few moments of chaos kicked off a realistic antiterrorism exercise (ATEX), here, Aug. 20.

  • Troops return to Puerto Rico

    Aug 29, 2013

    Approximately 100 Soldiers from the 268th Transportation Company, US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, were received by a joyous group of family members at Fort Buchanan,PR, Aug. 29, after completing a 9 months tour in Afghanistan.

  • Army rugger humbled honoring fallen peers

    Aug 28, 2013

    All-Army Rugby player Maj. Nate Conkey experienced the exhilarating high of winning his first gold medal at the 2013 Armed Forces Rugby Sevens Championship and was humbled the next morning by a remembrance ceremony that honored all military rugby players, including many of his friends, who made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • 3d ESC Observes Women's Equality Day

    Aug 28, 2013

    The old lady limped slowly through the crowd, assisted only by a weathered cane. Covered in a lightly colored dress and adorned with a white shawl, she moved until she was at the front of the room, her back to the crowd. As she turned around the glasses could do no justice in concealing the passion in her eyes as her arm pointed out amongst the crowd.

  • Chiefs: National Guard, Reserves should remain strong, operational

    Aug 26, 2013

    The National Guard and Reserves should remain strong operational forces, senior leaders of the seven Reserve components said recently.

  • Army highlights Soldier for Life program for successful reintegration

    Aug 26, 2013

    The Soldier for Life program seeks successful reintegration of veterans and their families into civilian life to keep them and the nation "Army Strong."

  • Women's equality: 'You just have to get over the wall'

    Aug 22, 2013

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. --"A lot of times men and women do things differently because of their different capabilities; but the question is: can you get over the wall?" said Brenda "Sue" Fulton, graduate of West Point's Class of 1980, the first Academy class to include women.

  • Trainer/mentors shine during Vibrant Response 13-2

    Aug 21, 2013

    More than 80 Soldiers of the 157th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, acted as trainer/mentors during the recent annual two-week Vibrant Response 13-2 exercise, held in August.

  • Army Reserve chief proposes private-public partnerships

    Aug 20, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, chief of the U.S. Army Reserve, outlined priorities and the way ahead during the Army Reserve Senior Leader Forum at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 19, 2013.

  • Soldier's doctorate combines Army profession, mentorship

    Aug 20, 2013

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- A First Army Division East officer has earned a new title: Doctor. Maj. Juanita Catchings, deputy director of the First Army Division East Surgeon's Office, received her Doctor of Management degree recently from the University of Phoenix. She now has the right to add the initials "DM" to her signature.

  • First Army mentors mission command process during Vibrant Response

    Aug 19, 2013

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. -- During the recent Vibrant Response exercise, 205th Infantry Brigade trainer/mentors worked with headquarters' staff elements, training on mission command processes during a command post exercise. While First Army trainer/mentors have traditionally focused on Soldier and unit-level training, they have recently expanded their training lens to include providing mission command trainers.

  • Army Reserve unit turns to different source for training

    Aug 19, 2013

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., is known as a premier bomb and warhead loading facility, but for one Army Reserve unit that recently completed its annual training here, it's simply the 'Center of Excellence' for ammunition.

  • Fun farming fishing, the future

    Aug 19, 2013

    Seventeen year-old Cantrell Curry, son of Sgt. 1st Class Judith Curry, a human resources noncommissioned officer at the 80th Training Command headquarters, Richmond Va., is uncertain of a career path, but as he prepares for the 12th grade, the high school basketball and track athlete said he has always wondered about the inner workings of greenhouses.

  • 303rd MEB WAREX Achieves Firsts and Milestones

    Aug 19, 2013

    The 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 9th Mission Support Command, traveled from the middle of the Pacific Ocean to the top of the Mississippi River for its annual training event, Operation Compass Shield 2013, held July 12-Aug. 2.

  • Give an Hour: more than just 60 minutes

    Aug 15, 2013

    Yellow Ribbon events gives Soldiers and their families the opportunity to be introduced to several resources that can assist them with whatever they need; whether it's job opportunities to free counseling.

  • First responder skills, professionalism on display during nuclear disaster exercise

    Aug 13, 2013

    The world is still a very dangerous place, noted a two-star general after arriving at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., to visit the Vibrant Response exercise, which simulates the detonation of nuclear bombs in two Ohio cities.

  • Leader's Training Course helps develop future leaders

    Aug 13, 2013

    The Leader Training Course, which began in 1965, is an ROTC summer designed program at Fort Knox, Ky., to develop future officers.

  • Trainer/Mentors ensure reserve-component readiness

    Aug 12, 2013

    First Army Division East trainer/mentors play an integral role in ensuring reserve-component units maintain a high degree of readiness. Recently when members of the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, a National Guard unit, conducted a command post exercise at Fort Drum, N.Y., Soldiers from 4th Cavalry Brigade, First Army Division East, were standing ready as trainer/mentors and subject matter experts.

  • A league of her own: 102d Training Division athlete retires with honors, gratitude

    Aug 12, 2013

    Lt. Col. Renea Greenlee's participation in the Armed Forces Bowling Championship as a member of The All-Army Bowling Team marked the end of two careers for the Intermediate Level Education instructor formerly assigned to the 102d Training Division.

  • Exercise prepares Soldiers for real world missions

    Aug 10, 2013

    75th Training Command Soldiers evaluate training exercises from July 27 through Aug. 7 to help improve efficiency and accuracy in real world scenarios through a mission on Camp Atterbury.

  • Engineers bridge the gap between training and real life

    Aug 8, 2013

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark -- When describing the terrain and sights of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the words dry, desert, snow, mountain, tank and Humvee may come to mind immediately.

  • 102nd welcomes new commander

    Aug 8, 2013

    Col. Wayne Cavender handed over command of the Army Reserve's 102nd Training Division (Maneuver Support) to Col. John Elam, during a change-of-command ceremony Sunday at Nutter Field House.

  • All necessary medical services at River Assault

    Aug 7, 2013

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark. -- Civilian subcontractors of Logistic Health Incorporated prepared soldiers for their annual training amongst extreme heat, high humidity and a large amount of troops here, July 16.

  • Aviation soldiers practice rescue hoist operations

    Aug 6, 2013

    U.S. Army soldiers train in rescue hoist operations near the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in New Castle County, Del., Aug. 4, 2013. The servicemen are with Company F, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment (Air Ambulance), Delaware Army National Guard. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Mackie/Released)

  • Vibrant Response tests chemical biological radiological and nuclear units

    Aug 6, 2013

    There are only three active-duty units in the United States who have a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear-focused mission, and they must be confirmed ready to execute that mission each year. They do this at Vibrant Response.

  • Strategic Partnership between DLA and US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico

    Aug 6, 2013

    Navy Rear Adm. Patricia Wolfe, Director of the Joint Reserve Force at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), met at Fort Buchanan with Brig. Gen. Fernando Fernandez, commander of the US Army Reserve 1st Mission Support Command, to formalize a strategic partnership by signing a Memorandum of Agreement between DLA and the largest US Army Reserve command of the Caribbean, Aug 3.

  • Cooking up a good time

    Aug 6, 2013

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark. -- Standing in a line of soldiers under the hot July, Arkansas sun, Spc. Dave Grady, with the 402nd Engineer Company (Sapper), only had one thing on his mind ... food.

  • No Distinctions -- The AC/AR formula for Mission Success

    Aug 5, 2013

    Continued reliance on reserve component Soldiers is an essential part of the Army's transformation plan. According to Army Maj. Bryan Shrank, commanding officer of the Army's 4th Space Company at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., one of the most significant benefits brought by the Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to his company is perspective.

  • Enlist Soldier, Retain Family

    Aug 1, 2013

    ""You enlist a Soldier, but you retain a family," said James Cousar, Family Programs Coordinator, 200th Military Police Command, at the Army Reserve Family Readiness Education for Deployment event held July 19-21 in Atlanta, Ga. "When the families feel they are a part of the team, a part of the process, that Soldier has a better enlistment, a better tour. Soldier readiness plus family readiness equals mission readiness."

  • 205th Infantry Brigade leads from the front during Sgt. Audie Murphy board selection

    Jul 30, 2013

    Camp Atterbury, Ind. -- An examination board composed of senior noncommissioned officers reviewed three noncommissioned officers from First Army Division East, who were nominated to become members of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club at Camp Atterbury, Ind., Jul 18.

  • Transporters recognize excellence

    Jul 29, 2013

    Transportation Corps Soldiers and civilians, past and present, gathered at Fort Lee to honor the accomplishments of their teammates July 25. To celebrate the 71st birthday of the Transportation Corps, Soldiers and civilians were recognized for their contributions during the regimental officer, warrant officer, noncommissioned officer and civilian of the year, Distinguished Members of the Regiment and hall of fame ceremonies.

  • Army College graduates 348 senior leaders from distance program

    Jul 26, 2013

    Two senior Army leaders celebrated, and challenged the newest members of the alumni 'club' at today's ceremony for the 348 graduates of the Army War College Class of 2013 distance education program.

  • USACE, Army Reserve partner for project improvement, cost saving, training opportunities

    Jul 26, 2013

    An ongoing Army Corps and Army Reserve partnership could result in significant savings on a Loyalhanna Lake road repair project and more realistic training for combat engineers.

  • VIDEO: 671 Engineer Company bridging the gap

    Jul 25, 2013

    The 671st Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) bridges the gap across the Arkansas River at Fort Chaffee, AR during Operation River Assault 2013.

  • Video: 348th Engineer Company Practices Air Assault Drops

    Jul 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Reserve soldiers from the 348th Engineer Company took a break from basic soldiering to practice their air assault skills.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers back in U.S. waters after 10 months

    Jul 25, 2013

    Thirty-one Soldiers from the Army Reserve's 805th Transportation Detachment returned to U.S. waters, July 24, 2013, after 10 months overseas in support of Operating Enduring Freedom.

  • Video: Military Police Hone Urban Terrain Skills

    Jul 25, 2013

    Army Reserve soldiers from the 94th Military Police Company from Londonderry, New Hampshire are conducting urban terrain training at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas as part of Operation River Assault 2013. Includes sound bites from 2nd Lt. Chris Walbridge from Shelburne, Vt. and Sgt. 1st Class Michael Lee from Boston, Ma.

  • Video: 744th Engineer Company conducts Aviation Training

    Jul 25, 2013

    744th Engineer Company (Mobility Augmentation), US Army Reserve out of Ogden, UT, familiarizes Soldiers on Chinook Helicopters for Aviation Training at Operation River Assault 2013 in Fort Chaffee, AR.

  • Video: U.S. Army Active and Reserve Engineers bridge the gap

    Jul 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Reserve and Active units bridge the gap at Fort Chaffee, AR during Operation River Assault 2013.

  • Operation River Assault a success

    Jul 25, 2013

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark. -- Staring out into darkness, Spc. Hoang Tran could hardly wait to get started. Wet from an early morning storm, a little bit cold and with mud caking his Army combat boots, he eagerly directed each Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck toward the shoreline in the early morning hours of July 24, 2013.

  • Why wouldn't soldiers train at Fort Chaffee?

    Jul 25, 2013

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark. -- Operation River Assault 2013 has come and gone, making this the fourth year in a row where Army Reserve soldiers have crossed the Arkansas River, the most commonly touted reason for the exercise to be conducted here.

  • Video: 671st Engineer Company Trains in Boat and Raft Operations

    Jul 24, 2013

    671st Engineer Company conducts training in boats and rafts at Operation River Assault 2013 in Fort Chaffee, Ark.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers have many resources to help build resiliency

    Jul 23, 2013

    Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Margaret Wilmoth spoke to the American Mental Health Counselors Association, July 20, 2013, about the Army Reserve's approach to mental health, focusing on rehabilitation and resilience programs like the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment program and Comprehensive Soldier Fitness.

  • 210th RSG welcomes new commander

    Jul 23, 2013

    Troops assigned to the 210th Regional Support Group (RSG), the largest Army Reserve command in western Puerto Rico, participated in a change command ceremony, where Col. Cosme Torres relinquished his command to Col. Michael Grosz, at the Borinquen Air station, Aguadilla, PR, June 9.

  • More Army Reserve-PR troops to Afghanistan

    Jul 23, 2013

    Approximately 80 Soldiers assigned to the 77th Combat Sustaintment Support Battalion (CSSB), US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, left the island June 16, from the Luis Muñoz Marin airport, en route to a mobilization station in the Continental States, before departing to Afghanistan.

  • MG Lesniak discusses Army Reserve future in Puerto Rico

    Jul 23, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Glenn J. Lesniak, United States Army Reserve Deputy Commanding General for Support, visited the Army Reserve troops in the island during his visit to Fort Buchanan, June 14-16.

  • 301st MP Co returned Home

    Jul 23, 2013

    Approximately, 100 Soldiers assigned to the 301st Military Police Company, US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, arrived to the island July 20, 2013, after spending nine months deployed in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, one of the largest U.S. military bases in that country.

  • VIDEO: 854th Engineer Battalion Conducts Demolition Training

    Jul 22, 2013

    854th Engineer Battalion, US Army Reserve Soldiers train at a demolitions range during Operation River Assault 2013 in Fort Chaffee, Ark.

  • "Say my baby's name" Wilmington Armed Forces Reserve Center memorialized in honor of local Soldier

    Jul 22, 2013

    "We are gathered here today not to celebrate, not to recognize brick and mortar and construction, but we're here to recognize the name which it will bear." These were the words of Pastor Jim Davis in his opening invocation at the memorialization and renaming ceremony for the Sgt. Thomas J. (T.J.) Butler IV Armed Forces Reserve Center in Wilmington, N.C., on July 13.

  • 100th Training Division NCO inducted into prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Jul 19, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Rosemary Armijo, assigned to the 100th Training Division (Operational Support), becomes the newest inductee into the United States Army Reserve Command chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during a ceremony hosted by the 80th Training Command in Richmond, Va., July 13, 2013.

  • First Army helps Louisiana Guard maintain readiness

    Jul 18, 2013

    Hattiesburg, Miss. -- More than 100 trainer / mentors from across First Army Division East recently teamed up to train and mentor more than 2,000 Soldiers from the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at their annual training exercise at Camp Shelby, Miss.

  • From enlisted Soldier to officer to FEMA Reservist, Colorado Reserve Ambassador still serving

    Jul 17, 2013

    From enlisting into the Army National Guard and Army Reserve to receiving a direct commission to captain in the Army Reserve, then working as a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Reservist, Dr. James C. Sherman, continues to dedicate his life to serving his country as a volunteer.

  • Reservists, families attend Yellow Ribbon reintegration event

    Jul 17, 2013

    The Army Reserve's 99th Regional Support Command, based at Fort Dix, N.J., hosted a Yellow Ribbon Program event, July 13-14, 2013, at Maryland's National Harbor, just outside Washington, D.C.

  • 2013 Drill Sergeants of the Year announced

    Jul 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army selected Sgt. 1st Class David E. Stover as the 2013 active duty U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year, and Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. McCaffrey as the 2013 Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • Reservists hone combat skills during annual training

    Jul 16, 2013

    Local reservists practiced the art of their craft while wading ankle deep in concrete laying a new floor in one of Tobyhanna Army Depot's storage buildings during their annual Extended Combat Training (ECT).

  • Sustainment Command trains Soldiers for life in combat zone

    Jul 15, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command recently conducted a three-week pre-deployment training session for about 50 commissioned and noncommissioned officers heading overseas to fill positions in its brigades in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

  • Olympian Nunn to walk 50K at World Championships

    Jul 12, 2013

    Army Reserve Staff Sgt. John Nunn, a two-time Olympic race walker with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, finished second in the 20-kilometer race walk at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships as a tuneup for the 50-kilometer race walk at the 2013 IAAF World Championships, scheduled for Aug. 10-18, 2013, in Moscow.

  • Brevard Center keeps community Army Strong

    Jul 8, 2013

    Imagine yourself being a homeless veteran, an unemployed reservist or a spouse left home to take care of three kids without any kind of support system or guidance on what benefits and resources are available to you.

  • Gatesville honors Soldiers with fireworks, food on Independence Day

    Jul 8, 2013

    GATESVILLE, Texas -- Independence Day began and ended with a bang as Gatesville honored troops training on North Fort Hood with food and fireworks here July 4. National Guard and Reserve Soldiers preparing for deployment with First Army Division West's 120th Infantry and 479th Field Artillery Brigades came out to celebrate one of the nation's most patriotic holidays with citizens and veterans.

  • Crane Army Employee Receives Engineering Society Honor

    Jul 3, 2013

    The National Society of Professional Engineers named Crane Army Ammunition Activity Director of Manufacturing and Engineering Dr. Scott Haraburda as a Fellow of the Society in recognition of his leadership, service, and dedication during a ceremony in June.

  • 81st Regional Support Command holds retirement seminar

    Jul 2, 2013

    As much as the military lifer enjoys wearing the many iterations of the Army uniform during their career and loves simply being a Soldier, there comes a day when each of us must make that final PCS to Fort Living Room.

  • QLLEX Delivers Challenges and Opportunity

    Jun 26, 2013

    Originally conceived as a petroleum exercise over 30 years ago, QLLEX has become much more over the years. Currently involving personnel, military intelligence, computer and network support, supply and support operations sections, testing a broad range of Soldiers and military occupational specialties, no other CONUS-based exercise provides such a broad suite of real-world multi-echelon and joint sustainment operations training opportunities for the private through senior officer level. Based out of Fort A.P. Hill, Va., the 475th Quartermaster Group was the lead command for QLLEX with support from subordinate units at Fort Pickett, Va., Fort Bragg, N.C., and Fort Pendleton, Calf.

  • Garuda Shield brings medical care and smiles to Indonesia

    Jun 25, 2013

    Troops from the Indonesian army and the U.S. Army gave free medical treatment and dental screenings to more than 200 local residents at a public health day held at the Kostrad Medical Clinic in Cilodong, Indonesia, June 19, 2013.

  • PR proves to be the perfect environment to teach diversity

    Jun 25, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians from different units in the Continental United States (CONUS) and Puerto Rico, gathered to attend an Equal Opportunity Leaders Course at the 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC), US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico headquarters, Fort Buchanan, PR, June 23-29.

  • Pa. engineers build new MRAP course before deploying

    Jun 24, 2013

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- As part of their training before deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Army Reserve engineers from Pennsylvania recently completed a new Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle drivers training course here. Soldiers in the 333rd Engineer Company from Reading, Pa., are being trained here by 3rd Battalion, 364th Engineer Regiment, Task Force Rampant, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, before deploying to Afghanistan. To complete the MRAP drivers training course, the horizontal construction company improved a roadway through McGregor Range to enhance training and improve vehicle safety.

  • Vietnam War Veteran Receives Bronze Star Medal Earned More than 40 Years Ago

    Jun 21, 2013

    U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. and Col. Eric Lawson from the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) presented, Vietnam veteran, John Ferry of Seven Fields, Pa., with his Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge and seven other awards at a ceremony in Pittsburgh on June 21.

  • U.S. Army Celebrates its 238th Birthday Chicago-style #ArmyBday

    Jun 20, 2013

    CHICAGO, Ill. -- General Daniel B. Allyn, Commanding General of United States Army Forces Command was welcomed throughout Chicago on June 12 through 14 to celebrate the 238th birthday of the U.S. Army. Allyn traveled to Chicago to celebrate the U.S. Army's 238th birthday and to speak on a Soldier for Life panel with Army senior leaders discussing Army transition assistance programs and the benefits for companies in hiring Soldiers and veterans.

  • 310th HRSC departs for deployment for another tour

    Jun 20, 2013

    In 2009-2010, the 310th Human Resources Sustainment Center became one of the first Reserve human resources units to deploy to a combat zone

  • Spending Fathers' Day celebrating the Army's 238th Birthday, Arsenal's 200th anniversary

    Jun 19, 2013

    To take a sporting term that is widely known from this part of the country, New York's Capital District hit a "trifecta" this past Fathers' Day due in large part to the great relationship the Watervliet Arsenal has with the City of Albany. The arsenal and the City of Albany provided a free, military concert to more than 1,800 area residents June 16.

  • Army Reserve facility equips soldiers to save lives

    Jun 19, 2013

    The Medical Storage and Maintenance Facility at the Army Reserve's Equipment Concentration Site 99 is entering the "walk" stage of a pilot program that was started in January 2012.

  • Soldier surprises daughters on live TV

    Jun 19, 2013

    Sgt. Ramon Cano, assigned to the 393rd Combat Sustainment Support Command, US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, surprised his three daughters by unexpectedly appearing in a live TV program, where his family was participating, June 19, at Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

  • First Army Soldiers compete to be the Best Warrior

    Jun 17, 2013

    FORT MEADE Md., -- At the recent First Army Best Warrior competition held at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst N.J., First Army Soldiers battled for the title of Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year. And while the goal was to show how much they knew and how well they were trained, the competition also helped those Soldiers to see how much more they could learn.

  • Medical knowledge shared during Tendon Valiant

    Jun 16, 2013

    U.S. Army Reserve medical troops cranked up the pace -- and the volume -- to better train their Indonesian Army counterparts here June 14.

  • Fort McCoy community member wins U.S. Doodle4Google contest

    Jun 13, 2013

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- An artistic entry based on a happy reunion with her deployed father has earned a Sparta High School senior, whose father served at Fort McCoy, first place in the 2013 U.S. Doodle4Google contest. Sabrina Brady's doodle, entitled "Coming Home," was one of more than 130,000 submissions received in the contest and depicted the contest's theme, "My Best Day Ever." Sabrina's doodle told the story of a reunion with her father as he returned from an 18-month deployment to Iraq. Brady's father is Master Sgt. Bryce Brady, who recently served as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Training noncommissioned officer for the 86th Training Division at Fort McCoy. The doodle was featured on Google's home page May 23. Brady is the second consecutive Wisconsinite to win the competition. This year's prizes include a $30,000 college scholarship, a Chromebook computer and a $50,000 technology grant for Sparta High School.

  • Realistic Training Raises Bar for Trainer / Mentors

    Jun 11, 2013

    Edinburgh, Ind. -- The room is dark, lit only by a small flame left over from an explosion. Through the thick smoke, two Soldiers quickly enter and begin administering aid to several casualties thrown to the floor. In the background, gunfire continues to add to the already overwhelming situation as the casualties groan and call out for help.

  • 200th MPCOM Soldier honored: Army Reserve center dedicated

    Jun 10, 2013

    CARY, N.C. - The Army Reserve center in Cary, N.C., was renamed June 8, in a light but solemn ceremony that celebrated the short life and service of Spc. Daniel Lucas Elliott. Elliott, a military police officer assigned to the 200th Military Police Command, was killed in action July 15, 2011 in Basra, Iraq, when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb just three days shy of his 22nd birthday.

  • QLLEX 2013 Food Service

    Jun 6, 2013

    Originally designed as a petroleum exercise, QLLEX has become much more over the years and currently no other other CONUS-based exercise provides such a broad suite of real-world training opportunities for soldiers. QLLEX is a multicomponent exercise that challenges Quartermaster soldiers with real-time operations under combat operations and tempo.

  • 85th Support Command celebrates Army's 238th birthday

    Jun 5, 2013

    Members of the 85th Support Command, which is located approximately 25 miles northwest of Chicago, held a cake-cutting ceremony, June 1, 2013, in honor of the Army's 238th Birthday.

  • Guard, Reserve Soldiers can opt for reduced-age retirement

    Jun 5, 2013

    More reserve-component Soldiers are now eligible to receive retirement pay before they reach age 60, if they meet certain criteria and choose to do so voluntarily.

  • Army Reserve holds ribbon cutting in Knightdale, N.C.

    Jun 4, 2013

    The 81st Regional Support Command hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Army Reserve Center here on June 1.

  • Video: Combat engineers demonstrate their skills at Ardent Sentry

    Jun 4, 2013

    The 316th Engineer Company along with a squad of Soldiers from the 766th Engineer Company out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have trained alongside their Army National Guard counterparts, as well as members of the AiThe 316th Engineer Company along with a squad of Soldiers from the 766th Engineer Company out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have trained alongside their Army National Guard counterparts, as well as members of the Air National Guard and civilian first responders during the Ardent Sentry training exercise, May 17-22, 2013 at Camp Blanding, Fla. r National Guard and civilian first responders during the Ardent Sentry training exercise, May 17-22, 2013 at Camp Blanding, Fla.

  • Chaplains qualified to provide more than spiritual guidance

    Jun 3, 2013

    Most people know that chaplains provide for the religious needs of Soldiers and their families, irrespective of religious or faith background. But, they also are available to assist Soldiers and families with a variety of secular problems as well.

  • Deputy Chief, Army Reserve is honored as Adjutant General Distinguished Member of the Regiment

    Jun 3, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson, Deputy Chief, Army Reserve, was honored as a Distinguished Member of the Regiment at the Adjutant General Corps Hall of Fame during a ceremony here on May 31, 2013.

  • Keeping cool in hot weather

    Jun 3, 2013

    Participating in strenuous activities during the summer months isn't for everyone, but for Soldiers it's business as usual. In addition to the physical demands of Soldiering, some service members participate in extracurricular-sports activities, thus increasing their exposure to extremely hot and humid conditions.

  • Army Reserve troops from PR to serve in Guantanamo

    Jun 3, 2013

    Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico- Approximately 125 soldiers assigned to the 613th Military Police Company, US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, departed the Caribbean island, June 2, on their way to a mobilization station in Texas, with Guantanamo Naval Base as final destiny.

  • Joint Navy, Army Reserve Team reading to build stability, trust in Uruzgan

    May 31, 2013

    Provincial Reconstruction Teams, training at Atterbury-Muscatatuck near Edinburgh, Ind., are preparing for deployment to rural provinces in Afghanistan. This final rotation of PRTs, trained by First Army Division East, will send one team, comprised of active duty U.S. Navy personnel and a U.S Army Reserve civil affairs attachment, to serve in the Uruzgan province.

  • CSA presents 28 junior officers with MacArthur Leadership Awards

    May 31, 2013

    Twenty eight company-grade officers were honored at a Pentagon ceremony, May 30, 2013, with the prestigious General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award.

  • Europe embraces Ready and Resilient Campaign to fight sexual assault

    May 30, 2013

    Alcohol and nightclubs are the two most prevalent factors in almost all sexual assault cases in the Bavarian Military Community, according to the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, coordinator for Bavaria and Franconia, Sgt. 1st Class Yolanda King.

  • Patriots Stay 'SHARP'

    May 28, 2013

    In line with the Armywide mandated Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention standown this past week, the 174th Infantry Brigade Commander, Col. Craig A. Osborne, voiced his zero-tolerance policy.

  • Joint, realistic training reinforces Total Army concept

    May 24, 2013

    Soldiers from the First Army Division East and 10th Mountain Division recently teamed up to provide realistic and relevant training for Provincial Reconstruction Teams during their Culminating Training Exercise at Camp Atterbury, Ind. Maj. Paul Shepard, chief of plans, for the 4th Cavalry Brigade, Fort Knox, Ky., First Army Division East, said the military trains like it fights. "There is no better solution for the PRTs than to receive training with highly-trained, highly-motivated Soldiers. For the Navy O5s who command the PRTs, this is a perfect time for them and their staff to practice integrating realistic force protection into their planning and execution phases of operations," said Shepard, from Albuquerque, N.M. First Army Division East mobilizes, trains, validates and deploys Reserve Component units to support overseas military operations. Mobilization training is relevant, realistic and reflects the most current conditions Soldiers will face in theater. First Army Division East directly supports the Chief of Staff of the Army's priority of providing trained, equipped and ready forces to win the current fight, while maintaining responsiveness for unforeseen contingencies.

  • QC Religious Leaders Form Partnership To Promote 'Soldier's Wellness'

    May 24, 2013

    The First Army's Unit Ministry team hosted, 'Building Bridges for Resiliency,' an event designed to acquaint Quad City religious leaders with the resources available to support and foster resilient Soldiers and their families.

  • Pacific Army Reserve Best Warriors Announced

    May 24, 2013

    The 9th Mission Support Command announced the winners of this year's Pacific Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition during a ceremony, here, May 23.

  • Chaplain's corner: Clara Barton an American heroine

    May 23, 2013

    Although a schoolteacher by training, Clara Barton is best known for her tireless and sacrificial work as a nurse on the Civil War battlefield. Her wartime efforts and experiences are extraordinary; as was her faith in God. If ever there was an American heroine, she's one whose life ought to be emulated.

  • Wildcat sexual assault prevention training keeps skills S.H.A.R.P.

    May 23, 2013

    In the face of what seems like a tsunami of sexual harassment and assault cases sweeping through the military, and some rather close to home, the Wildcats of the 81st Regional Support Command are fighting through the waves with Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training.

  • Army Reserve doctor moves up the ranks; putting practice to work

    May 22, 2013

    It has been highlighted on numerous occasions how Army Reserve Soldiers bring with them a unique set of skills that are not always readily available in the active duty ranks.

  • All-In: Army Engineers unite in solving global military engineering issues

    May 21, 2013

    In one of the most momentous occasions in the history of the United States Army Engineer Regiment, the 412th Theater Engineer Command's Engineer TEC-ASCC Planning Exercise (ENTAPE) has proactively brought all of the Army engineering components together to bridge capability gaps in an era of declining resources.

  • 81st RSC paving the road to resilience

    May 20, 2013

    Most any online dictionary will define resilience as follows: Oxford English dictionary: 1. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity 2. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness