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  • 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.

  • Community treats troops to cookies - a lot of cookies

    Mar 25, 2013

    Miles away from the comforts of home, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies bring smiles to soldiers' faces during Warrior Exercise.

  • Soldiers first - then they wail on the horns

    Mar 25, 2013

    Musicians hone Soldier skills at Fort Hunter Liggett - and offer a diversion to others at Warrior Exercise.

  • 'Warrior instructor citizen'

    Mar 25, 2013

    Instructors assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 94th Training Division, taught Soldiers cargo operations during the cargo specialist reclassification course, held at Fort Eustis, Va., March 3-28, 2013.

  • 200th MPCOM public affairs unit pumps up the volume at weekend training

    Mar 22, 2013

    The Army Reserve's 200th Military Police Command's 222nd Broadcast Operations Detachment based in Bell, Calif., recently stood up a temporary, small radio station for the purposes of training and entertainment.

  • SecArmy: Strong safety culture results in accident reduction

    Mar 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center officials recently hosted Secretary of the Army John McHugh at the center's state-of-the-art Crash Dynamics Lab.

  • Army Reserve Theater Support Group-Pacific conducts first-ever annual training event

    Mar 21, 2013

    The U.S. Army Reserve's only Theater Support Group gathered its nearly 100 Soldiers from across the Pacific to conduct its first-ever consolidated annual training event, at Fort Shafter Flats and at Bellows Air Force Base, Hawaii, March 6-13, 2013.

  • New OER means fewer boxes, more accountability for raters

    Mar 21, 2013

    By December, officers will be rated under a new evaluation system -- one that is designed to both strengthen rater accountability and reflect current Army leadership doctrine.

  • Panhandle Army Reserve Center holds groundbreaking

    Mar 20, 2013

    The community of Bay County, Florida will be getting a new $6 million Army Reserve center which is expected to be completed by early 2014 and will house three transportation units and over 100 Soldiers.

  • Warrior Exercise kicks off at Fort Hunter Liggett

    Mar 20, 2013

    Thousands of U.S. Army Reserve soldiers from across the nation practice skills in a multiweek exercise.

  • 402nd FA trains Texas Reserve unit for Afghan route clearance mission

    Mar 20, 2013

    The 3-410th Engineer Battalion, 402nd Field Artillery Brigade, Division West, trained Soldiers of the Army Reserve's 321st Engineer Company from Conroe, Texas, on route clearance vehicles they will be using on their mission in Afghanistan.

  • Army announces the off-ramp of reserve component units for fiscal year 2013

    Mar 20, 2013

    The Army will deploy active component units in lieu of four Army National Guard units in Operation Enduring Freedom-Trans Sahara and the Multinational Force Observer Task Force Sinai as a result of an immediate fiscal year 2013 budget shortfall of $18 billion.

  • DSC commander earns first star

    Mar 12, 2013

    In front of Soldiers and friends Saturday, Maj. Gen. Peter Lennon, commanding general, 377th Theater Sustainment Command, promoted Brig. Gen. Michael Mann, commander, Deployment Support Command (U.S. Army Reserve), to the rank of brigadier general.

  • McLeansville Army Reserve Center holds groundbreaking

    Mar 12, 2013

    A $16 million Army Reserve center is going up and is expected to be completed by summer of 2014 and will house five units and over 600 Soldiers.

  • Civilian/reservist signs on for 3 more years in Army Reserve

    Mar 11, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Latanya Foster works in two worlds; she is both a civilian employee of the Department of the Army and an Army reservist. In addition to being the property book officer and manager of the Central Issue Facility at Barton Barracks (her civilian job) she is now a unit supply specialist with the Special Operations Command Africa, or SOCAFRICA.

  • 166th AV takes Air Assault students for a ride

    Mar 11, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Division West's 166th Aviation Brigade supported the post's new Air Assault School Feb. 26 by providing orientation flights in two Black Hawks for 109 air assault students, most of whom had never before been in a helicopter.

  • High-speed specialist keeps convoys running

    Mar 8, 2013

    Spc. Cindy Le finds herself surrounded each day by a frenetic battle rhythm full of data, schematics, computer screens and other soldiers frantically moving about in one big whirlwind of an operations tempo.

  • From the sage on the stage to the guide on the side

    Mar 7, 2013

    By October 2013 Army Reserve instructors will shift their traditional lecture styled teaching method to a facilitator approach designed to incorporate students' knowledge, skills, and experiences. The 80th Training Command (Total Army School System), along with the Army Training Support Center, first introduced this strategy to Army Reserve instructors through the new Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course held at the 100th Training Division, Fort Knox Ky., January 2013. The 80th and the ATSC conducted a second course in February for 94th Training Division instructors at Camp Parks, Calif.

  • Army Reserve names Thomas as 12th command sergeant major

    Mar 7, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, Chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, announced today, Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas Jr. will become the 12th Command Sgt. Maj. of the United States Army Reserve.

  • Soldier Record Briefs to go online with new personnel, pay system

    Mar 7, 2013

    Soldier Record Briefs will be available online this fall with debut of the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army.

  • US military, Kuwaiti police unite against danger on roads

    Mar 6, 2013

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- For some, traveling on the barren roads near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, is an opportunity to test the limits. In that moment, they may feel a sense of rebellion. Their adrenaline rising with their speed as they soar over speed bumps, drift around corners, and race through the desert. Unfortunately, their need for speed often ends in sirens, hopefully followed by a ticket or warning rather than a trip to the hospital. It is exactly the hope and purpose of the U.S. and Kuwaiti police team supporting 'Operation Roadrunner', to use its union of forces, experiences and cultures to combat those dangers on the roads of Kuwait.

  • FORSCOM, USARC prepare new Lean Six Sigma Black Belts

    Mar 6, 2013

    Fourteen students representing U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), and U.S. Army Special Operations Command gathered to work toward Black Belt certification in the four-week course co-sponsored by FORSCOM G-8, Business Readiness Improvement Division, and the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) G-8, Continuous Process Improvement Office.

  • Reservist 'happy' with job, ACAP services

    Mar 6, 2013

    Spc. Alfred Hermitt of Columbus, Ga., a former active-duty Soldier who is now in the Reserves, said he achieved his goal of working for a military-friendly company that works with his drill duties as a Reservist. Hermitt was able to land the job with Waggoners Trucking, a truck driving company that regularly hires Soldiers, with assistance from the Army Career and Alumni Program at Fort Benning.

  • CSA: Sequestration to have cumulative impact

    Mar 5, 2013

    One of the effects of sequestration, which went into effect March 1, 2013, could be the reduction of the Army's end strength by 100,000, including some Guard and Reserve, the Army's chief of staff told members of Congress.

  • CID warns of email scam, criminals posing as police

    Mar 5, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning both the Army community and the public about a new Internet phishing scam where criminals are attempting to pose as Army CID officials.

  • The Performance Triad: Nutrition - The connective link in your lifespace

    Mar 5, 2013

    Nutrition is one of the three components which make up the Performance Triad. The focus of the Performance Triad is on three key areas that affect cognitive and physical performance in the Army: Activity, Nutrition, and Sleep. By improving Soldiers' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in these three areas, it is expected that performance and resilience will improve, thus improving Soldier and Unit Readiness.

  • Army Reserve youth tackle science day camp during battle assembly weekend

    Mar 4, 2013

    More than a dozen Army Reserve youth spent March 2, 2013, wrapped up in science experiments during a day-long camp hosted by the 200th Military Police Command's Child, Youth and Social Services staff, and organized by a local 4-H organization, as their parents participated in the monthly battle assembly weekend at Fort Meade, Md.

  • New equipment gives Reserve MP Soldiers resources to succeed

    Mar 4, 2013

    Although a military's strength is often measured by its arsenal, mission success sometimes depends on non-lethal equipment not traditionally used in armed conflicts. At the 200th Military Police Command here, mission accomplishment not only depends on Soldiers and the weapons found in the arms room, but also the Long Range Acoustic Device -- a system of speakers that uses audio as a crowd-control as well as peacekeeping measure.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers honored during Terrapins' win over top-ranked team

    Mar 4, 2013

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- As hundreds of University of Maryland students stormed the court during a men's basketball game victory over Duke University Feb 16, four Army Reserve Soldiers had courtside seats to watch the Maryland Terrapins knock off the top-ranked Duke Blue Devils.

  • Army Reserve youth discuss deployments, living without a parent for a year

    Mar 3, 2013

    Children of Army Reserve Soldiers deployed or about to deploy to Afghanistan came from all over the Southwestern U.S. to attend a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event.

  • You Don't Have to Leave the Hooah Behind

    Feb 27, 2013

    The Army Reserve's Individual Mobilization Augumentee Program lets Soldiers transitioning from the active component or traditional Army Reserve units to continuing serving without the traditional "one weekend a month, two weeks a year". The IMA program lets Soldiers earn pay and credit towards retirement, receive benefits and entitlements, all while maintaining the flexibility to pursue your career and family aspirations without a "drilling reservist" schedule.

  • 1,300 individual mobilization augmentee positions open for Soldiers leaving active duty

    Feb 26, 2013

    As the Army begins downsizing, a personnel official said Soldiers who leave active duty should consider the opportunity to continue serving in the Army Reserve as individual mobilization augmentees.

  • Secretary notifies Congress DOD preparing for furloughs

    Feb 20, 2013

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has notified Congress that the Defense Department is prepared to implement furloughs for civilian personnel in response to the threat of sequestration.

  • Through her experiences, Army Reserve Teen Panel member reaches out to others

    Feb 19, 2013

    As dusk falls upon Mesa, Ariz., 18-year-old Katie Harris sits in an empty hotel conference room, planning for the next day's events as one of the leaders of the Youth, Leadership, Education and Development Program, for the 200th Military Police Command.

  • Soldiers should check tuition assistance status for their schools

    Feb 15, 2013

    Effective March 1, 2013, Soldiers will no longer receive tuition assistance if their college or university has not signed the Defense Department's "Voluntary Education Partnership" Memorandum of Understanding.

  • Army Reserve Officer Blesses the Land In Afghanistan Where his Army National Guard Stepson Fell

    Feb 14, 2013

    Army Reserve Colonel Frank Kestler, a New Yorker, visited the spot in Afghanistan where his Stepson, New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Joseph Theinert fell while leading his 10th Mountain Soldiers in battle thanks to the help of New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Russell Clark and his Soldiers and Afghan National Police. The farm field near Arif Kala, Afghanistan looks nothing like a memorial. But that's what it became last Autumn as United States Army Reserve Col. Frank Kestler -- surrounded by a cordon of solemn warriors -- knelt and offered prayers for his stepson New York Army National Guard 1st. Lt. Joseph Theinert, who died in combat there a little over two years before. "To actually be there, where Joe was killed, was very sobering," Frank said.

  • Fort Knox TASS Training Center course combines civil affairs and psychological operations training

    Feb 12, 2013

    More than 130 Warrior Citizens participated in a joint Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Field Training Exercise as part of a Military Occupational Specialty reclassification course at the Total Army School System Training Center, Fort Knox, Feb. 4-11, 2013.

  • 7th CSC's 773rd CST goes 'back to school'

    Feb 11, 2013

    Chemicals, formulas and flames were the focus of 18 Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command's 773rd Civil Support Team and more than a dozen Kaiserslautern High School freshmen who met as part of the ongoing 21st Theater Sustainment Command's mentorship program, Jan. 28-29 and Jan. 31.

  • Four 7th CSC units change command

    Feb 11, 2013

    New leaders assumed command of four 7th Civil Support Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, units during separate ceremonies in January.

  • PTSD and its role-reversal effect on family caregivers

    Feb 8, 2013

    Many family members of recently-deployed service members find themselves in a different roll, with new responsibilities, upon their service member's return from combat. If Post traumatic Stress Disorder is involved, family members may now occupy a different and greater care-giver role, and in many circumstances may even be thriving in that role. The effect of PTSD on primary care-giving family members can seem minimal, but is often of longer duration and greater intensity than they are used to providing. New opportunities to avoid PTSD triggers such as avoiding large crowds and specific topics of discussion present a growing challenge. Family member caregivers are directly affected by the PTSD symptoms of a loved one.

  • Reserve mechanics keep 200th MPCOM rolling

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- A large wrench clanked on the concrete floor of a large motor pool floor as a mechanic momentarily released his grip as he slowly slid under a Humvee to replace a half shaft during battle assembly weekend Feb. 3.

  • 81st Regional Support Command marketing video

    Feb 7, 2013

    The 81st Regional Support Command marketing video.

  • Yellow Means Stop

    Feb 7, 2013

    How many times have you approached a traffic light just as it turned yellow and said to yourself, "I can make it"? As you punch the gas and fly through the intersection, you look up and see the light change to red. With a devious grin, you praise your great driving skills. I'll be the first to admit that I've done this countless times with no thought of the danger I might avoid if I would have just slowed down and stopped. However, an accident I wasn't even involved in forever changed my thinking.

  • SAMC inductee talks about his reason for joining the Army Reserve

    Feb 7, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Gilpin, senior instructor 7th Battalion, 95th Regiment, discusses his reason for joining the Army Reserve, the benefits of joining and his induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inductee focuses on leading Soldiers instead of selection

    Feb 5, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Gilpin, senior instructor 7th Battalion, 95th Regiment, was inducted 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., Feb. 1, 2013. The Sierra Leone native, who recently became a United States citizen, referred to his induction into the SAMC as a life changing experience.

  • SDDC experts train Army Reserve Unit before deployment

    Feb 5, 2013

    Surface transportation experts from Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command headquarters recently traveled to Camp Shelby, one of the Army's training and mobilization bases, to conduct vital systems training for deploying Army Reservists from the 1398th Deployment and Distribution Support Battalion.

  • Ariz. Reserve battalion mobilizes to Fort Bliss

    Feb 5, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas --January signified not only the beginning of a new year, but also the transition to active duty for the 2nd Battalion, 363rd Training Support Regiment, Task Force Black Scorpion, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, from Mesa, Ariz.

  • Brig. Gen. Thomas P. Evans relinquishes command of 102nd Training Division (MS)

    Feb 3, 2013

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Feb. 3, 2013) - Brig. Gen. Thomas P. Evans handed command of the 102nd Training Division (Maneuver Support) over to Col. Wayne M. Cavender during a Change of Command Ceremony at the Fort Leonard Wood Museum.

  • Second time's a charm for SAMC selectee

    Feb 2, 2013

    The tradition of selecting the most elite noncommissioned officers into the United States Army Reserve chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club continued after a panel of senior NCOs selected Sgt. 1st Class Cavornia Scott during board proceedings at the 80th Training Command in Richmond, Va., Feb. 1, 2013.

  • USARAF, Benin Soldiers share ideas to defeat infectious diseases

    Feb 1, 2013

    United States Army Africa facilitated Medical Readiness Training Exercise 13-1 with Soldiers from the Army Reserve Medical Command and Army Medical Command in Cotonou, Benin, Jan. 14-25.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 7 February 1967

    Jan 31, 2013

    1LT George Sisler Killed in Vietnam, awarded Medal of Honor.

  • Virtual trainer saves time, money, increases skills

    Jan 31, 2013

    Gamers fire virtual bullets with hand-held controls from the safety of their homes for entertainment. At Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., service members engage targets with real weapons using similar virtual bullet technology but with a very different purpose in mind.

  • 81st Wildcat WWI color guard marches in 57th Presidential Inauguration parade

    Jan 29, 2013

    For our countries leaders, the road to Washington is paved with politics. For eight Soldiers of the 81st Regional Support Command, their path to the nation's capitol was carved out of history via the lineage of service and sacrifice of 81st Infantry Division Wildcats from World Wars One and Two and various conflicts up to the present day.

  • 61-year-old joins the Army, hopes to follow in father's footsteps

    Jan 29, 2013

    After retiring from a radiology private practice, Richard Theodore "Ted" Mull begins yet another career this year. The 61-year-old has rejoined the Army and is heading off to the Officer Basic Leadership Course this month at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • 411th Engineer Brigade leaves legacy in Afghanistan

    Jan 28, 2013

    As Joint Task Force Empire, the members of the 411th Engineer Brigade, headquartered at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, with technical representative staffs throughout Afghanistan, executed sustained, multifunctional engineer operations as the lead engineer force assigned to U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.

  • An honor due:WWII vets set to receive medals from French

    Jan 28, 2013

    A group of American World War II combat veterans from Texas and the surrounding region will be presented with one of France's highest decorations in a public ceremony to be conducted here Feb. 1.

  • With National Spotlight on Internet Romance-Type Scams, Army CID Makes Additional Attempts to Warn U

    Jan 28, 2013

    In light of recent national news coverage, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, is again pleading with internet users worldwide to not fall prey to the ongoing online "Romance Scams" that the Army has been combating since 2009. Army CID is hopeful that the recent coverage can potentially help warn victims of the cyber-crime that ends in both undue heartache and financial hardship.

  • 404th AFSB supports American Samoa ROTC ACU drive

    Jan 25, 2013

    The 404th Army Field Support Brigade is lending its help in an ACU drive for JROTC and ROTC personel at American Samoa. Col. Leafaina Yahn was apprised of the need during a visit to Samoa last year.

  • Reserve Soldiers march in inaugural parade, cherish memorable experience

    Jan 25, 2013

    When Staff Sgt. Wilnessial Kingdom executed an eyes left and saw the president of the United States during the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade, the 80th Training Command's executive administrative assistant said instantly her eyes filled with tears.

  • RTS-Maintenance Fort McCoy earns 3-year reaccreditation, Institution of Excellence status

    Jan 24, 2013

    Regional Training Site-Maintenance at Fort McCoy has been reaccredited, and, in the process, earned its third-consecutive Institution of Excellence designation. RTS-Maintenance provides vehicle and equipment repair and maintenance training to members of the Army Reserve and other Army branches. Maj. Victor O. McGee, RTS-Maintenance commandant, said the reaccreditation is valid for three years. Prior accreditation/reaccreditation occurred in 2006 and 2009. Every RTS-Maintenance organization must be accredited, McGee said. "The Institution of Excellence designation shows we go above and beyond the call to provide training support to our students."

  • Serving With Success On Two Sides Of A Career

    Jan 23, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For 27 years and counting, Stephen Strand has served the nation in a dual-hatted career.

  • From rounding the bases to visiting a base: Major Leaguers tip hats for Texas reservists

    Jan 23, 2013

    HOUSTON (Jan. 23, 2013) -- Troops at a military installation here received a personal visit from current and former Major League Baseball players today. The service members were visited at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base by personnel from the Houston Astros baseball club. The visit was held as part of the ballclub's annual traveling community outreach program, known as Astros CAREavan.

  • Pennsylvania Reserve engineers learn construction skills

    Jan 22, 2013

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Division West's 5th Armored Brigade conducted engineer construction training here recently for Soldiers of the Army Reserve's 377th Engineer Company. The engineers are training for their deployment to Afghanistan. (Photos by Lt. Col. John Clements, 3rd Engineer Battalion, 364th Regiment, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West)

  • Joint Border Coordination Center responsibility transfers from 27th IBCT to 208th Army Liaison Team

    Jan 16, 2013

    Soldiers with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team officially transferred responsibility for operations at the Joint Border Coordination Center to the 208th Army Liaison Team at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, Jan. 7.

  • Historic Los Alamitos base now home to state-of-the-art Army Reserve headquarters

    Jan 16, 2013

    The 79th Sustainment Support Command officially opened its new 53,000-square-foot headquarters facility on Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, Calif., Jan. 12, 2013.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers seen by millions during Tournament of Roses Parade

    Jan 15, 2013

    The 124th Tournament of Roses Parade kicked off early on New Year's Day morning as thousands of onlookers watched marching bands, colorful parades and Army Reserve Soldiers.

  • Powering up the students at Regional Training Site-Maintenance Fort Indiantown Gap

    Jan 14, 2013

    Compared to other parts of the northeastern United States, Annville Pa. and its surrounding areas were spared the worst of Hurricane Sandy, but the storm created some unique challenges for the instructors and students at Regional Training Site-Maintenance, Fort Indiantown Gap. On Oct. 29, 2012, Sandy's winds knocked down trees and electrical lines causing damage and power outages to a number of facilities on the installation, including the RTS-M, FIG building.

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