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  • 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

  • Military Newcomers honored, sworn in for Armed Forces Day

    May 20, 2013

    Deep in Central New York roughly 70 newly enlistees were honored and sworn into the military on Armed Forces Day, at the historic General Nicholas Herkimer's Home, by Maj. Gen. Peter Lennon, commander of 377th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • "Let's Move", Soldiers Motivate Local Students

    May 17, 2013

    Columbus, Ind. -- First Army Division East trainer/mentors assigned to 205th Infantry Brigade provide pre-mobilization training to tens of thousands of Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers for deployment to Afghanistan and other contingency missions every year. In May however, the 205th added a new mission -- the "Let's Move" campaign launched by First Lady Michelle Obama to combat childhood obesity.

  • USAREC ramps up in-house marketing production

    May 17, 2013

    Army Recruiting Command is now producing more in-house marketing materials to support the recruiting effort.

  • Army partners with Air Force, Soldiers train at Air Advisor Academy

    May 17, 2013

    Trainer/mentors assigned to the 174th Infantry Brigade, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. train deploying Airmen on Army Warrior Tasks routinely. Thanks to a new partnership with the Air Force, the roles are reversed. This past week, nearly 70 mobilized Reserve Component Soldiers preparing for advise and assist missions in Afghanistan trained at the United States Air Force Air Advisor Academy.

  • 412th Theater Engineer Command hosts Engineer Planning Exercise Day Two

    May 17, 2013

  • New York home gives shelter to veteran women in transition

    May 17, 2013

    This is only one of two homes in the state of New York that focuses specifically on women veterans. They've partnered with organizations that teach nursing, carpentry and mechanics to give the house residents tangible skills they can use once they move on. They've even worked with a group that taught an eight-week course in black-and-white film photography. At the end of the course, the women displayed their work at a local historical museum that brought in a huge crowd, said Laskey. "It's no longer a matter of sending care packages to deployed Soldiers … but provide support to family members and those who are coming back (from war), which is the modern way of sending the care packages," said Maj. Gen. Peter Lennon, commander of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, about the importance of these services.

  • There can be only one -- Best Warrior

    May 15, 2013

    Noncommissioned officers representing First Army Division East's eight Brigades competed recently to determine the Division's 2013 NCO of the Year. The journey to represent the Division began at battalion level. NCOs competed and were selected for their brigade-level contest through competitions held by their respective commands earlier this year.

  • Best in Army food service honored

    May 15, 2013

    The winning units for the 2013 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army food service have been selected for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components.

  • Armed Forces celebrate in Puerto Rico

    May 15, 2013

    Hundreds of service members assigned to military units in Puerto Rico celebrated the Armed Forces Day, by participating in a 2.5 Mile Run around the Fort Buchanan, 15 May.

  • Soldiers complete sweep of Armed Forces Volleyball

    May 15, 2013

    The All-Army men's and women's teams won gold medals at the 2013 Armed Forces Volleyball Championships, held May 8-12, 2013, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

  • Army racks up medals at 2013 Warrior Games

    May 14, 2013

    So far in the games the Army has claimed 25 medals: eight gold, eight silver and nine bronze. The competition continues through May 16 with events in wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, archery and swimming.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III awards Warrior Games track and field medals

    May 14, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III awards Warrior Games track and field medals on May 14, 2013.

  • Warrior Games track and field competition

    May 14, 2013

    Images from the Warrior Games track and field competitions on May 14, 2013 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Army Materiel Command CG visits 7th Civil Support Command

    May 13, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command with headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., visited the leaders and soldiers of the 7th Civil Support Command, May 4.

  • Army Reserve legal, military police Soldiers train together during real-world scenarios

    May 13, 2013

    The real-life scenario gave military police, paralegals and judge advocates a venue to work together to fine-tune their detainee operation procedures to ensure the military police actions were in compliance with the Geneva Convention.

  • First Army units celebrate Army Reserve birthday

    May 10, 2013

    Fort Hunter Liggett's celebration was one of eight hosted by First Army Division West's multi-component units

  • 'Hot fuel' saves time, gets choppers back training quickly

    May 9, 2013

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- The launch of a new forward area refueling point here reduces 20-minute helicopter refueling times down to just four while providing actual training conditions found in a combat zone.

  • 80th Training Command presents FY 12 Commander's Excellence in Safety Awards

    May 8, 2013

    RICHMOND, Va. (4 May 2013) -- While 3rd Brigade, 94th Training Division managed to bag two unit safety awards during the 80th Training Command (TASS) second Semi-annual Safety and Occupational Health Advisory Council meeting, Staff Sergeant Jessica Hebler, Headquarters 2nd Brigade, 94th Training Division, scored an Exceptional Individual Safety Award and a surprise birthday celebration.

  • Training enhancements target reckless motorcyclists

    May 8, 2013

    Army officials are hopeful that enhancements to a mandated motorcycle safety training course will better target the No. 1 killer of Soldier riders.

  • Division West commander talks training

    May 7, 2013

    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif., -- Division West's Joint Base Lewis-McChord based 189th Infantry Brigade is currently here supporting the United States Army Reserve Command and the 84th Training Command. The 189th provides the multi-component Task Force Cold Steel as a fully integrated supporting element to the 91st Training Division for their Warrior Exercises and Combat Support Training Exercises.

  • Earth Day festival promotes respect for Native Hawaiian culture

    May 3, 2013

    Rooted deep in the islands of Hawaii is a kokua (respect) for not only the native culture, but for the 'aina (land) and kai (sea).

  • Soldiers, Army civilians bring children to work for learning, activities

    May 2, 2013

    The 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) celebrated Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day by inviting children of the service members and civilian employees to take part in a day of activities and learning April 25.

  • Thomas becomes 12th Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve

    May 2, 2013

    The Army Reserve's new command sergeant major challenged noncommissioned officers to improve themselves, their Soldiers and their units despite limited resources.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Getting riding right

    May 2, 2013

    With snow and freezing temperatures persisting throughout much of the United States well into April, it's safe to say this winter has been particularly long and hard. That's why, when the weather finally warms, Soldiers across our Army will be more eager than ever to bring their motorcycles out of storage. Hopefully you've already been talking to your riders about motorcycle safety, but May -- as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month -- presents a perfect opportunity for you to either catch up on or reinforce the conversation.

  • Army to focus on motorcycle safety in May

    May 1, 2013

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and while the nationwide campaign sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to "share the road" with motorcyclists, Army officials are placing greater emphasis on personal responsibility while riding.

  • Female senior NCO: 'This is what I was meant to do'

    May 1, 2013

    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- Looking around a tent filled with seasoned infantrymen preparing to brief their commander, one Soldier stands out. She is the only female in the room. As of 2012, women made up less than 16 percent of the total Army, and that percentage decreases as the ranks rise. Master Sgt. Erika Gordon, the lone woman in the tent, is proud not only to be a Soldier who has overcome adversity, but one of the relatively few females who has made it nearly to the pinnacle of the Army's enlisted ranks.

  • U.S. Army Reserve lieutenant colonel is 2X the citizen

    May 1, 2013

    Over the course of nearly 30 years, U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Clifford A. Conklin has built a rock-solid Army Reserve and civilian career in engineering. He currently serves as the Helmand Area Office officer in charge with the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • American, Canadian MPs train together during Exercise Promethean Ram

    Apr 30, 2013

    Army Reserve soldiers assigned to the 200th Military Police Command's 443rd Military Police Company recently participated in the Canadian Forces' Exercise Promethean Ram during the month of April here.

  • Quick reaction force dominates CSTX 91

    Apr 30, 2013

    "You have gained my trust," said Akap Jomaily, Mayor of the small and very economically challenged village of Niscoln, to Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Walters and 2nd Lieutenant Mathew Wisniewski. What was thought would be a tragedy for the 339th Military Police Company of Davenport, Iowa, turned out a triumph; at least for this notional scenario it was.

  • Military police conduct close combat exercise in California

    Apr 30, 2013

    Realistic scenarios challenge soldiers to apply their skills as if they were in a theater of operations. Combat Support Training Exercise 91 13-01 provides Military Police units a wide variety of tasks to practice. An overnight mission found them methodically searching a mock village for simulated explosives.

  • Tennessee officials commemorate 105th Army Reserve birthday

    Apr 30, 2013

    For 105 years the United States Army Reserve has been on standby to protect our country. In recent years the Reserve has proven itself as a relevant and ready force, without which the various global missions could not be accomplished.

  • 81st Regional Support Command tests their life-saving skills

    Apr 29, 2013

    Most Soldiers gain and sharpen their medical skills in a calm unrealistic training environment. However, that's not the case for Soldiers of the 81st Regional Support Command.

  • ARMED AND DANGEROUS: Empowering Officers on the Road to Success

    Apr 29, 2013

    The Army Reserve's Career Management Office is part of a pilot program providing one-on-one counseling to drilling Troop Program Unit officers identified as needing military education for promotion eligibility - giving young officers a leg up in their professions.

  • Theater Signal Command observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 29, 2013

    Members of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) and 516th Signal Brigade commemorated Sexual Assault Awareness Month through a week of activities on Fort Shafter to raise awareness and prevent sexual violence in the military.

  • 5th AR celebrates Army Reserve's 105th birthday

    Apr 29, 2013

    Division West's 5th Armored Brigade celebrated the Army Reserve's 105th birthday April 23, 2013, at McGregor Range, N.M., with a cake-cutting at the dining facility here.

  • Army Reserve celebrates 105 years

    Apr 27, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Jeffery Talley, chief, Army Reserve, and commanding general, United States Army Reserve Command, stood at the head of more than 500 service members on Bagram Air Field shortly after sunrise.

  • National summit melds citizen-Soldier needs with civilian support

    Apr 26, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III joined a broad mix of nearly 300 DOD, healthcare and civilian academic professionals from 30 states who met in Ann Arbor, Mich., to discuss the need to work collaboratively to address the resiliency needs of Reserve and National Guard service members and their families.

  • Building local partner network ensures training excellence

    Apr 26, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to First Army's training support battalions have a responsibility to provide the most relevant and expert training available. In order to gain this valuable expertise and proficiency, the planning, rehearsal, and execution of certified training must begin at home station. However, for the 174th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, not all battalions and trainers are at their home station of Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst N.J.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers train at world-renowned Mayo Clinic

    Apr 26, 2013

    Members from the Army Reserve's 865 Combat Support Hospital trained at the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Center Simulation Center in Rochester, Minn., in an exercise designed to enhance teamwork.

  • 9th MSC recognizes military children through reading

    Apr 26, 2013

    Service members are placed on the front lines every day to fight for the U.S. And while they are constantly on the minds of Americans as they ship off to various foreign locations, not often do thoughts go toward the little ones these heroes are leaving behind.

  • PSYOP group picks Best Warriors at Fort Hunter Liggett

    Apr 25, 2013

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army Reserve's 7th Psychological Operations Group from Moffett Field search for the best in their ranks.

  • The 80th Training Command's 2013 best warriors

    Apr 24, 2013

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 23, 2013) -- Two Soldiers assigned to the 100th Training Division (Operational Support) won top honors at this year's 80th Training Command (Total Army School System) Best Warrior Competition, held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 16-21.

  • Keeping Readiness with a Helping Hand

    Apr 18, 2013

    Service members assigned to the US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico are currently working in a construction project in the neighborhood of Indiera Alta, in the mountainous town of Maricao, as part of the command's Community Outreach Program.

  • Training for Combat Earns Army Superior Unit Award

    Apr 18, 2013

    First Army mobilizes, trains, validates, deploys and demobilizes Reserve Component units in support of worldwide contingency operations such as Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn, the Horn of Africa, Kosovo Forces, and others. "Over the last several years, First Army has successfully mobilized more than 5,000 units and more than 260,000 Soldiers world-wide," said Col. Timothy Newsome, chief of operations, First Army Division East.

  • Reservists celebrate Army Reserve birthday with fun run

    Apr 18, 2013

    More than 100 Army Reservists, including three who are also members of Congress, took part in a morning run, April 18, 2013, to commemorate the Army Reserve's 105th birthday.

  • Motivation key to winning best warrior competition

    Apr 18, 2013

    Nine Soldiers compete in the 80th Training Command Best Warrior Competition hosted by the 102nd Training Division (MS) at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 16-20.

  • Couple says 'I do' to Army Reserve

    Apr 17, 2013

    If you asked Elisabeth Rath six months ago if she ever thought about joining the military she would have said, "I have all the respect in the world for those who do serve, but it just wasn't for me." But when her husband Kelly decided it was time to put a uniform on again things began to change.

  • 189th IN trainer/mentors support major Calif. exercise

    Apr 17, 2013

    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- Who trains the reserve force when the force is getting ready to deploy? That job belongs to trainer/mentors, Soldiers who educate and train reserve component Army units, and some active-duty Army units, as well.

  • Army Reserve-PR invests millions in Aguadilla

    Apr 16, 2013

    Officers from the Army Reserve-Puerto Rico and the 81st Regional Support Command (RSC) participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony of a modern operations center in the closed Ramey Air force Base in Aguadilla, 14 April.

  • Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxer Melson fights for injured athletes

    Apr 16, 2013

    Capt. Boyd Melson did not make the U.S. Olympic team, but he's still in the ring, leading a significant battle in the fight against spinal-cord injuries.

  • Division West Soldier hones trainer/mentor skills

    Apr 16, 2013

    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- Several years ago, a young man from New Jersey found his way out west and now is a Gunslinger. Sgt. 1st Class Donald Davis is a member of 1st Battalion, 363rd Training Support Battalion, the "Gunslingers," located in Dublin, Calif.

  • Reservist serves missions worlds apart - from Natick to Bagram

    Apr 15, 2013

    Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. David Sanborn, normally the chief of Master Planning at U.S. Army Garrison Natick, Mass., has been serving since Oct. 6, 2012, as the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Garrison-Bagram, Afghanistan.

  • Promotion to brigadier general 'landmark' in career

    Apr 15, 2013

    In a promotion ceremony 33 years in the making, Maj. Gen. Kevin R. Wendel promoted Col. Pete Bosse to the rank of brigadier general April 14th in Birmingham, Ala. "We are here today promoting a great Soldier who, looking back on decades of service, you can see the tremendous impact he has had on our force," Wendel, First Army Division East commanding general, told the Soldiers and Civilians of the 87th United States Army Reserve Support Command (East) and the 1st Mobilization Support Group in attendance.

  • North Texas mayor proclaims 'Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen Day' in honor of Division West Soldiers

    Apr 15, 2013

    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas -- Mayor Charles England officially proclaimed April 6 "Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen Day" here in honor of Army Reserve Soldiers in 2nd Battalion, 381st Regiment, "Dragons," 479th Field Artillery Brigade, Division West.

  • Cleaning for a Cause

    Apr 15, 2013

    On any given day of the week one can find runners, walkers, bicyclists and even motorcyclists zipping up and down the Pearl Harbor Bike Path in Waipahu, Hawaii. For Sgt. 1st Class John Freese, operations noncommissioned officer with the 9th Mission Support Command, the daily commute, as he bikes from Ewa Beach to Fort Shafter Flats, here, can sometimes be an adventurous one.

  • Chief of Army Reserve meets Hawaii-based Soldiers in inaugural visit

    Apr 15, 2013

    The Chief of the Army Reserve was greeted with a warm aloha as he visited Hawaii-based Army Reserve Soldiers, families and civilians in Honolulu, April 4-11, 2013.

  • Fixing that smile

    Apr 14, 2013

    Sgt. DeAndre Haywood, 7233rd Medical Support Unit, decided that he wanted to be a dentist after his first day helping to treat patients as a trainee enrolled in the Dental Assistant Reclassification Course at the U.S. Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • AFN's Eagle lands at Fort Hunter Liggett's CSTX

    Apr 14, 2013

    Broadcast Ops Detachment provides live radio to a stateside exercise for the first time.

  • Firefighters hone airfield skills at Fort Hunter Liggett

    Apr 14, 2013

    Combat Support Training Exercise joins Army Reservists with post firefighters at Schoonover Air Field.

  • PR Troops return home

    Apr 13, 2013

    Approximately 60 soldiers assigned to the 393rd Combat Sustaintment Support Battalion (CSSB), US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, arrived to Puerto Rico from Afghanistan, 12 April, after being mobilized close to a year.

  • VOW/TAP offers a smooth transition to civilian life

    Apr 11, 2013

    As deployments draw down and employment rates continue to fluctuate, First Army Division East is committed to helping Reserve and National Guard Soldiers face the challenge of returning to their civilian lives with financial and career planning.

  • First virtual Battle Staff class graduates at Camp Shelby

    Apr 11, 2013

    The First Army Training Academy held a commencement for 15 students attending the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course Video Teleconference Training recently. This was the first time the FATA hosted the VTT course.

  • Train for Combat, Not Just a Motto

    Apr 11, 2013

    "Train for combat" is the motto of First Army Division East; it is what they do every day. "Our brigade exists solely to prepare service members for deployment; therefore, we must be expert trainers," expressed Col. Craig A. Osborne, commander, 174th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, in his vision and command philosophy.

  • Service members experience many firsts during Beyond the Horizon 2013 in Panama

    Apr 11, 2013

    COLON, Panama -- As the sun rises in Panama, service members line up for morning chow. As the line forms and grows longer, there is something noticeably different with many of the personnel; they are young, and they have never been out of the country before. Beyond the Horizon is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, U.S. Army South-planned and led annual humanitarian and civic assistance exercise. The exercise provides construction and medical assistance to partner nations throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean. The exercise generally takes place in rural, underprivileged areas and is a major component of the U.S. military's regional engagement efforts and it affords a unique opportunity to train U.S. service members alongside partner nation personnel, while providing needed services to communities throughout the region.

  • Hawaii Cadets honored at 31st JROTC Governor's Ceremony

    Apr 11, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (April 11, 2013) - Hawaii's top Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets were honored during the 31st annual Governor's JROTC Awards Ceremony and Review at Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle April 11.

  • Tough 'Ombres meet their past at Fort Hunter Liggett

    Apr 10, 2013

    Vernon Schmidt, a World War II 90th Infantry Division Tough 'Ombre soldier, met some current-day Tough 'Ombre soldiers from the 90th Sustainment Brigade during a training exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., March 21.

  • 5th AR trains Fla. Reserve Soldiers in unarmed self-defense techniques

    Apr 10, 2013

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Division West's 5th Armored Brigade conducted unarmed self-defense training here March 25 for Soldiers of the Army Reserve's 724th Military Police Battalion from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The MPs are training for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. (Photos by Sgt. 1st Class David Parish, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, Public Affairs)

  • Chief of Army Reserve champions use of Reserve and multi-compo units during Pacific visit

    Apr 9, 2013

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Chief of Army Reserve Lieutenant Gen. Jeffrey Talley engaged 311th Signal Command (Theater) Soldiers with a townhall here April 4. The commander of the Army Reserve discussed current and future plans for Reserve Component and multi-component units and employment opportunities for warfighters of all components.

  • Hero2Hired automates job search tools for successful transition

    Apr 8, 2013

    To address the need for widely available transition resources, the Department of Defense created the Hero2Hired program as a central, user-friendly resource for Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard service members to connect with military-friendly companies who want to hire them.

  • Provincial Reconstruction Teams learn from surveys

    Apr 8, 2013

    Pre-deployment site surveys prepare units for deployments and helps First Army trainer/mentors develop training that is relevant, realistic and that reflects the most current conditions Soldiers will face in theater.

  • 402nd FA supports Army Reserve's annual Warrior Exercise

    Apr 5, 2013

    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- Soldiers from the 402nd Field Artillery Brigade's California-based 3-356th Logistics Support Battalion, the "Wild Stallions," are anything but tame when it comes to supporting major training exercises. They know that no exercise would be successful without personnel, equipment and other logistical services. So, as part of their annual training last month, the battalion rode in and laid the logistics support framework for the Army Reserve's annual Warrior Exercise and Combat Service Training Exercise held here March 9 through April 26.

  • 5th AR Reserve battalion assumes MRAP training mission

    Apr 5, 2013

    McGREGOR RANGE BASE CAMP, N.M. -- For longer than two years, Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 362nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Task Force Renegade, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, trained deploying service members to operate Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles here. But, last month, they handed over their duties to another 5th Armored Brigade battalion, this one composed entirely of mobilized Army Reserve Soldiers.

  • Army Announces 2013 Warrior Games Team

    Apr 4, 2013

    The Warrior Transition Command announced the Army team for the 2013 Warrior Games, April 3, 2013, in Alexandria, Va.

  • Army Reserves' first-ever KATUSA joins the ranks of the 9th MSC

    Apr 4, 2013

    Being selected to serve as a Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army (KATUSA) is an honor in itself. But, being selected as the U.S. Army Reserves' first-ever KATUSA takes the distinction to a whole new level.

  • Natick wounded warrior, Reservist deploying to Afghanistan

    Apr 2, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Brian Scott is getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan as a squad leader with the 344th Military Police Company, an Army Reserve unit out of Massachusetts, after being wounded in Iraq only five years ago.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - What makes a safety success?

    Apr 2, 2013

    By now, readers of this column should know I'm a big advocate of safety culture. The actual definitions of that term, however, can be as varied as the missions we perform every day. That's why it's important we have some measures in place as a litmus test for leaders looking to evaluate their culture and climate. The following six criteria can help you determine both your strongest and weakest areas regarding safety, and also give you ideas for enhancing your existing risk management programs.

  • Reserve Soldiers work as Opposition Forces during training exercise

    Apr 2, 2013

    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- If you're going to train the "good guys" in a military exercise, then someone has to play the "bad guys." In most military training, the "bad guys" are the opposition force, or OPFOR. These Soldiers simulate the people and scenarios a unit may face when deployed to certain environments. For Operation Warrior-Protector, a two-month training exercise held here for reserve units from across America, hundreds of individuals were needed to play OPFOR and create a series of simultaneous events to challenge the units being trained. Division West's 189th Infantry Brigade, "Task Force Cold Steel," supplied those individuals.

  • First Army Soldiers provide realistic training while minimizing risk, reducing cost

    Apr 1, 2013

    Using the Training Aids, Devices, Simulators, and Simulations facility, a virtual simulation training facility, Soldiers of the 1-335th Infantry Regiment, 205th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, develop realistic training scenarios for the units they prepare to deploy to Afghanistan, Kosovo, the Sinai Peninsula, and the Horn of Africa.

  • 200th MPCOM participates in Exercise Key Resolve

    Mar 29, 2013

    More than 40 warfighters from the "Champion" command headquartered at Fort Meade, Md., participated in Exercise Key Resolve 13, which is an annual computer-assisted exercise held March 11-21 on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Engineer team works up a SWEAT at Fort Hunter Liggett

    Mar 29, 2013

    The weather's fine in California, but in the Warrior Exercise, SWEAT-MSO is part of the mission.

  • Army women honor past, look to future

    Mar 28, 2013

    From the American Revolutionary War to today, women have served important roles in the Army. They've made history and blazed a trail for the next generation of women who will serve.

  • Citizen-Soldiers find employment assistance through VOW/TAP

    Mar 27, 2013

    Division West's 402nd Field Artillery Brigade and the Directorate of Mobilization and Demobilization recently began implementing the training as part of the 14-day demobilization process for all redeploying Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers.

  • Pacific Reservists treat, examine American Samoa-based Soldiers, improve dental readiness

    Mar 27, 2013

    Hawaii-based Soldiers of the 9th Mission Support Command traveled thousands of miles to the remote island of American Samoa to assist in providing invaluable dental care to more than 250 American Samoa-based Reserve Soldiers, at the Pele U.S. Army Reserve Center, at Pago Pago, American Samoa, March 22-27, 2013.

  • ESGR and Pacific Army Reserve Honors Employers with Patriot Award

    Mar 27, 2013

    PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the 9th Mission Support Command, based in Honolulu, honored 24 American Samoa-based employers in a special ceremony, at the Pele U.S. Army Reserve Center, here, March 23.

  • Army Medicine realigns medical readiness divisions

    Mar 26, 2013

    Army Medicine is in the process of realigning its medical readiness divisions to better support the Army Force Generation cycle, and to assist active and Reserve components in improving medical readiness.

  • Students celebrate, honor women who inspire

    Mar 26, 2013

    In the 27 years Lt. Col. Kerry E. Norman has been in uniform, more career fields and educational opportunities have become available to women. Recently, as part of a Women's History Month commemoration, Norman took an opportunity to share some of those opportunities as well as words of encouragement with the boys and girls of Central Middle School in Columbus, Ind. "After WWII there was only one female colonel in the military," said Norman, commander of the 1-411th Logistic Support Battalion, 205th Infantry Brigade, at Fort Knox, Ky. That one female colonel, Mary Agnes Hallaren, became the director of the Women's Army Corps in 1946.

  • Readiness through Prayer in the Army Reserve-PR

    Mar 26, 2013

    The Chaplains assigned to the Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, Fort Buchanan, play an instrumental role in preparing soldiers to deploy, especially during Holy Week. With their service, military Chaplains ensure soldiers and families are ready to face the difficulties that a mobilization presents.

  • What's Holding Up Your Car?

    Mar 25, 2013

    Saturday was my day for making repairs on my car, and I'd been having problems with my old, rusty brake rotors. Every time I'd hit the brakes, the steering wheel would vibrate. I wanted to put an end to that, so I bought some good slotted and drilled replacement rotors. I gathered all the tools I needed - including a jack, wrenches, sockets and screwdrivers - and went to my garage to get started. I'd changed rotors on several cars in the past, so I basically knew how to do it.

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