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  • The 80th Training Command's 'bottom up' approach to sexual assault, sexual harassment

    Oct 3, 2013

    While the Department of Defense wrestles with effective methods of dealing with sexual harassment and sexual assault, Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety, commander 80th Training Command (TASS), has decided to reach out to Soldiers and civilians command wide for their individual perspectives on the issue.

  • Army Medicine personnel practice teamwork at Mayo Clinic Simulation Center

    Oct 2, 2013

    Soldiers with the 865th Army Reserve Combat Support Hospital, from Utica, N.Y., perfected their medical teamwork skills at one of the nation's leading simulation centers.

  • Bold Quest OC/Ts use technology, train in multi-component, joint environment

    Oct 1, 2013

    CAMP ATTERBURY JOINT MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER, Ind -- More than 30 Soldiers from the 157th and 205th Infantry Brigades, First Army Division East, recently led training on key initiatives for Bold Quest 13-2, one of the most anticipated coalition demonstrations held at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Butlerville, Ind.

  • Congress confirms Burgos as new commander US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico

    Sep 30, 2013

    Army Reserve Col. Jose R. Burgos was confirmed by the US Congress for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and assignment as the commanding general, 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve Puerto Rico.

  • USARC recognized supply excellence

    Sep 30, 2013

    FORT MEADE MD -- U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 4th Cavalry Brigade, and 72nd Field Artillery Brigade recently competed and won in the Army-wide U.S. Army Reserve Command, 2013 Chief of Staff Army Supply Excellence Award (CSASEA). After a rigorous evaluation process, Both teams earned a nomination to compete at the upcoming Department of Army competition.

  • Division focuses on NCO spiritual resilience

    Sep 30, 2013

    FORT MEADE Md -- The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program takes a holistic approach to fitness, emphasizing the five dimensions of strength: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and family. A recent prayer breakfast at First Army Division East focused on recognizing the role of noncommissioned officers, their role as shepherds of Soldiers, and showing how a deep-seated faith can increase their spiritual resilience.

  • Training burns

    Sep 27, 2013

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- "It's like the devil just peed on my face -- that's how it feels," said Spc. Maria Rios, military police Soldier with the Puerto Rico Army National Guard's 480th Military Police Company, after completing the Oleoresin Capsicum, or "OC" spray course during her mobilization training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

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    Sep 25, 2013

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  • U.S. Army Reserve 412th Theater Engineer Command receives High Flying EAGLE Award

    Sep 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Reserve 412th Theater Engineer Command received the High Flying EAGLE Award from Army Reserve Internal Review, Sept. 23, 2013 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss. The High Flying EAGLE Award is given to units for achieving 94 percent or higher in Military Equipment/General Equipment accountability conducted by the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Financial Management and Audit Readiness. The 412th TEC achieved a 98.38 percent rate from October 2012 through July 2013 for equipment valued over $1.5 billion.

  • 7th Civil Support Command Soldiers assess Humanitarian Assistance projects in Moldova

    Sep 20, 2013

    CHISINAU, Moldova -- Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command deployed to this Eastern European nation Sept. 9 for assessments of U.S. European Command humanitarian assistance projects designed to improve the lives of the Moldovan people.

  • Army contributions to U.N. Liberia mission significant, former force chief says

    Sep 20, 2013

    Just back from 15 months in West Africa, Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Hugh Van Roosen said he was honored to have served as the force chief of staff for the United Nations Mission in Liberia.

  • Millington Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility memorialized in honor of local Tennessee Soldier

    Sep 20, 2013

    Not many events are etched quite as deeply into our memories as when a child enters or exits our lives.

  • CID cyber tips: Protecting your online identity

    Sep 19, 2013

    Now more than ever, Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members rely on the Internet to work, study, stay connected with family and friends, pay their bills or simply unwind. For criminals, the Internet provides an endless stream of potential targets to be victimized.

  • Medical leaders meet, discuss health of Reserve force

    Sep 19, 2013

    Top medical leaders from across the U.S. Army Reserve met at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 12-13, 2013, to discuss the future health of the force as Soldiers and civilians continued to deploy overseas.

  • Where military and civilian jobs meet

    Sep 19, 2013

    The 3/399 Logistics Support Battalion with support from Total Army School System Training Center-Knox conducted the third annual 800th Logistics Support Brigade Truck Rodeo Competition at Ft. Knox, Ky., Sept. 12-14.

  • SecArmy pays tribute to retiring head of Manpower, Reserve Affairs

    Sep 19, 2013

    Working during very challenging times, the third-highest ranking civilian in the Army, Thomas R. Lamont, made significant contributions to the total force, said the secretary of the Army.

  • Pacific Army Reserve leaders converge on Oahu

    Sep 19, 2013

    The leadership teams of about 50 Army Reserve units across the Pacific converged at their 9th Mission Support Command headquarters here to learn and build camaraderie, Sep. 4-6.

  • 479th Engineer Battalion sharpens proficiency, provides Soldiers opportunity to achieve goals

    Sep 18, 2013

    A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier from the 479th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, challenges herself on the obstacle course during the Air Assault validation process at Fort Drum.

  • Fort A.P. Hill opens new tactical boat launch

    Sep 18, 2013

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. -- When a bridge erection boat belonging to the 310th Engineer Battalion slid off of a Common Bridge Transporter and into the water at White's Lake on Sept. 13 it was the culmination of more than a year's effort and hard work.

  • Reserve command celebrates diversity through food, music, training

    Sep 16, 2013

    The 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command celebrated Diversity Day on Friday, Sept. 13, also called a Multi-Ethnic Observance, as a way of paying homage to a variety of cultures and ethnic groups on a single day.

  • Citizen-Soldier is money in the bank

    Sep 14, 2013

    Kevin McCreadie, president and CEO of PNC Capital Advisors, says he wishes he had more employees like Col. Martin Schulz, commander 3rd Brigade, 100th Division, an Army Reserve command headquartered at Fort Totten, N.Y.

  • 7th CSC Soldiers participate in SRP

    Sep 13, 2013

    Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command conducted Soldier Readiness Processing Sept. 7-8 here to improve the unit's overall mission readiness.

  • 338th MI Battalion trains on Camp Bullis

    Sep 13, 2013

    Reserve Soldiers of the 338th Military Intelligence Battalion wrapped up two weeks of intensive training at the Intelligence and Security Command Detention Training Facility on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis.

  • Multi-component training ensures readiness of Total Army Force

    Sep 12, 2013

    First Army Division East recently demonstrated its ability to conduct multi-component training to ensure the readiness of the Total Army Force in a fiscally constrained environment, joining internal and external active duty forces with reserve-component forces and showcasing relationships built over a decade of war.

  • Recruiting is: Rewarding, Productive, Elite

    Sep 12, 2013

    Recruiting duty offers soldiers the opportunity to help others succeed and learn valuable skills.

  • Army Reserve needs warrant officers: aviation, logistics, signal, others

    Sep 11, 2013

    For non-commissioned officers with strong character and strong leadership skills who want to give their careers a boost, becoming a U.S. Army Reserve warrant officer might be the answer.

  • Reservists bolster USASAC workforce

    Sep 11, 2013

    The USASAC workforce was bolstered recently with the arrival of a team of reservists from the Army Reserve Sustainment Command for their two-week annual training. The seven-member team, led by Lt. Col. Ken Tavares, is part of Army Material Command's Army Reserve Element, based out of Huntsville, Ala.

  • VIDEO: Petroleum specialists power Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13

    Sep 11, 2013

    Petroleum specialists keep the fuel flowing to power Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13 exercise in South Korea.

  • SHARP: Soldiers need character in addition to competence

    Sep 10, 2013

    To eliminate sexual assault in the Army, all Soldiers are going to need more than just the know-how to do their jobs," said the new SHARP program director. "They're also going to need character -- to ensure they uphold Army values."

  • U.S. Army Reserve participates in Water Security and Conflict Resolution Summit

    Sep 10, 2013

    A member of the U.S. Water Partnership, the U.S. Army Reserve is collaborating to share engineering, transportation and medical expertise in the efforts to assure the world's population has access to safe and secure water.

  • VIDEO: Powering Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13

    Sep 6, 2013

    Generator mechanics keep the power humming for this annual exercise in Republic of Korea. Includes sound bites from Staff Sgt. Jason Orwick, Mechanic NCOIC, 20th Support Command. Hometown: Findley, Ohio; and Spc. Kareem Williams, Generator Mechanic, 20th Support Command. Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

  • 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.