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  • 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.

  • Roger Clemens congratulates redeployed Soldiers from 451st Civil Affairs Battalion

    Jan 14, 2013

    Former Major League Baseball player Roger Clemens recognized and payed respect to redeployed Army Reserve Soldiers

  • Army Safety - How Did We Do? Fiscal 2012 End-Of-Year Review

    Jan 7, 2013

    As an Army, we're getting better all the time at safety. I feel confident making that statement given final numbers from fiscal 2012: With 162 accidental fatalities, it was our third-safest year on record and our best since combat operations began more than 11 years ago.

  • 200th MP Command Soldier recognized at 2013 All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2013

    Soldier, college student, parachutist, electrician, police officer and soon-to-be reporter. All of these words describe Staff Sgt. Dallas Pierce, with the 200th Military Police Command, at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Chief of Army Reserve drops in on local troops, All-American Bowl

    Jan 4, 2013

    The senior leader for the U.S. Army Reserve dropped in on local Reserve Soldiers to update them on the future of force, during his time in San Antonio for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

  • U.S. Army All-American Bowl week kicks off with Player Welcome Dinner

    Dec 30, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Henry L. Huntley, deputy commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, speaks at the Player Welcome Dinner in San Antonio, Texas.

  • AER scholarships available for families of Soldiers

    Dec 28, 2012

    Army Emergency Relief scholarships for the academic year 2013-2014 will be available starting, Jan. 2, 2013, for spouses and children of Soldiers, retired Soldiers and reserve-component Soldiers on Title 10 orders. The application deadline is May 1, 2013.

  • Texas Reserve engineers learn recovery operations

    Dec 26, 2012

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Division West's 5th Armored Brigade recently conducted vehicle recovery operations training here for Soldiers of the Army Reserve's 321st Engineer Company out of Conroe, Texas. The engineers are preparing for their deployment to Afghanistan. (Photos courtesy 3rd Engineer Battalion, 364th Regiment, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West)

  • Army's strategic vision plan unveiled

    Dec 26, 2012

    This month the latest U.S. Army Capstone Concept was released, which lays out how the will conduct future planning, organization and operations globally in support of the president's national security objectives.

  • 401st AFSB briefs incoming JSC-A commander in Afghanistan

    Dec 25, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Scottie D. Carpenter, commanding general, 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), an Army Reserve unit headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade headquarters at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 24 to learn more about 401st missions and meet some of the Soldiers, civilians and contractors who provide logistics support and selected Coalition forces across the battle space.

  • Iowa Reserve engineers learn to engage key Afghan leaders

    Dec 21, 2012

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Division West's 5th Armored Brigade conducted key leader engagement training here earlier this month for Soldiers of the Army Reserve's 402nd Engineer Company from Des Moines, Iowa. The engineers are training for their deployment to Afghanistan. (Photos by Lt. Col. Aaron Dorf, 3rd Engineer Battalion, 364th Regiment, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West)

  • 200th MPCOM Soldiers surprise Baltimore youth

    Dec 21, 2012

    BALTIMORE, Md. -- As 10-year-old Khalil Quarles opened the front door to his home Dec. 19, he immediately knew something was different -- parked outside on his driveway was an up-armored Humvee. Just minutes earlier the young boy, dressed in a personalized child-size Army Combat Uniform and with his first pair of dog tags draped around his neck, video chatted with Soldiers assigned to Third Army in Kuwait.

  • Army Medicine Helps Make a Sick Child's Dream Come True

    Dec 21, 2012

    Army Medicine personnel joined dozens of Soldiers from the 200th MP Command out of Ft. Meade, Md., in making a young patients' dream of meeting Soldiers and becoming a Soldier come true. Ten-year old Baltimore resident Khalil Quarles was diagnosed with an invasive cancer a year and a half ago and has been bravely battling this disease. Every since he was four years old, Khalil said he dreamed of becoming a Soldier in the United States Army.

  • Holidays spent far away

    Dec 20, 2012

    As the holiday season approaches, families across the world will celebrate in many different ways. For the soldiers of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), an Army Reserve unit from Pittsburgh, and the rest of the U.S. Army currently deployed overseas, these experiences will have to be shared over the phone, on Skype or through email.

  • Reserve engineers learn to engage key Afghan leaders

    Dec 20, 2012

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Division West's 5th Armored Brigade recently conducted key leader engagement training here for Soldiers of the Army Reserve's 704th Engineer Company from Hot Springs, Ark. The engineers are training for their deployment to Regional Command West in Afghanistan. (Photos courtesy 3rd Engineer Battalion, 364th Regiment, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West)


    Dec 19, 2012

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Soldiers and Civilians of the 87th United States Army Reserve Support Command (East) and the 1st Mobilization Support Group took part in a change of command ceremony December 16, 2012 in Birmingham, Ala. During the ceremony Col. Steve W. Ainsworth relinquished control of the command to Col. Pete Bosse.

  • Division West officers train for Best Ranger competition

    Dec 18, 2012

    First Army, supported by Division West, conducted training Fort Hood, Texas, earlier this month to select a team to represent the command at the upcoming 30th annual Best Ranger Competition.

  • 'Black Scorpions' prepare for mobilization training mission

    Dec 18, 2012

    For Soldiers of the 2-363rd Training Support Battalion "Black Scorpions," 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, from Mesa, Ariz., annual training at McGregor Range, N.M., this year marked the culminating event of months of hard work preparing for a one-year mobilization.

  • Safety program saves lives

    Dec 12, 2012

    FIRST ARMY DIVISION EAST, FORT MEADE, MD -- First Army Division East's safety record showed significant improvement during FY 2012, with only one reported fatality this year as opposed to three last year.

  • Historic First Army deployments end with warm welcome home

    Dec 11, 2012

    After several months of deployment for a train-and-advise mission supporting the Afghanistan National Security Forces, First Army Division West Soldiers were celebrated in a 'Welcome Home' ceremony here Dec. 10.

  • 316th Soldiers assist downsizing efforts

    Dec 8, 2012

    Teams of Soldiers with the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) have been hard at work assisting with vehicle and equipment retrograde operations at bases across Afghanistan over the past couple of months.

  • 5th AR trains Reserve engineers for deployment

    Dec 6, 2012

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Division West's 5th Armored Brigade recently conducted route clearance patrol training at McGregor Range, N.M., for Soldiers of the Army Reserve's 704th Engineer Company from Hot Springs, Ark. The engineers are training for their deployment to Regional Command West in Afghanistan. (Photos courtesy 3rd Engineer Battalion, 364th Regiment, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West)

  • 200th MPCOM Soldier receives Purple Heart during ceremony

    Dec 4, 2012

    TAMPA, Fla. - Few events in a Soldier's life make as much of an impact or leave as lasting a memory as an incident resulting in a Purple Heart medal. On Sept. 18, 2008 such an event happened to Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Robert Mintz of the 320th Military Police Company from St. Petersburg, Fla., while he was in the lead vehicle of a convoy in Tikrit, Iraq.

  • War hero remembered as Soldiers' friend

    Nov 29, 2012

    Medal of Honor recipient retired Col. James Lamar Stone ignored hospice caretakers' advice, and attended a Change of Responsibility Ceremony to see his friend Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Darlington transfer his noncommissioned officer duties as the outgoing senior enlisted leader of the 90th Aviation Support Battalion. Less than a month later, Stone's family asked Darlington to eulogize the Korean War hero, who retired from the Army with more than 30 years, of service after he died from prostate cancer at age 89 in Arlington, Texas, Nov. 9, 2012.

  • USARC Double Eagle, Nov. 2012

    Nov 29, 2012

    The November 2012 edition of the USARC Double Eagle features stories on: FORSCOM/USARC Flag Football team, Community comes together to assist service members, NCOs test land navigation skills, Leadership Fayetteville, USARC History Staff Ride program, Rios, Swan strive for Army's "Best" title

  • D-249 linemen climb to the top, repeat 1st place win

    Nov 27, 2012

    BONNER SPRINGS, KS - A repeat of last year's top honors is a testament to their technique and expertise. Army Reserve linemen from Delta Company, 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), 368th Engineer Battalion, 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, won the 'Military Category' 1st place overall at this year's annual International Lineman's Rodeo held here Oct. 13.

  • 5th AR conducts route clearance training for deploying Reserve engineers

    Nov 16, 2012

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Division West's 5th Armored Brigade recently trained the Army Reserve's 402nd Engineer Company on route clearance procedures here before the engineers deploy to Afghanistan. The unit, out of Des Moines, Iowa, trained on route clearance-specific tasks, giving Soldiers hands-on experience with route clearance equipment and noncommissioned officers the opportunity to assess their Soldiers.

  • Americans Honor and Recognize Veterans during the NFL Chicago Bears Veterans Day Game

    Nov 16, 2012

    Chicago remembered its Nation's Veterans this past Sunday, November 11, as the National Football League's (NFL) Chicago Bears hosted its annual Veterans Day game at Soldier Field, this year playing the Houston Texans. The military participation, coordinated by the Army Public Affairs Mid-West office, included members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, and Pentagon representatives.

  • Building from the ground up

    Nov 16, 2012

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A small area in Birmingham received a big push from a group of U.S. Army Reservists during an innovative readiness training exercise; which was not only to sharpen their skills but also to make one woman's dream of owning her own home finally come true.

  • TF Rampant Soldiers train with Route Clearance Husky Trainer

    Nov 13, 2012

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Noncommissioned officers from the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 364th Regiment, Task Force Rampant, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, recently participated in a train-the-trainer course here for the HUSKY Vehicle Mounted Mine Detection Cause and Effect System trainer, known as the HMDS-CES. The training system, which was tested and evaluated at Fort Bliss, Texas, last summer, uses a much less expensive radio frequency identification technology to simulate ground penetrating radar detection of buried threats. The HMDS-CES was designated as the primary trainer for units deploying for overseas contingency operations.

  • Web base program tracks, validates National Guard, Reserves

    Nov 13, 2012

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- Last year, more than 19,000 Reserve Component Soldiers, under the guidance and oversight of First Army Division East, mobilized, trained and deployed worldwide. Tracking and maintaining all the required Army training plus the required First Army mobilization training wasn't possible using the current software platform. Soldiers at the 177th Armored Brigade, however, didn't let that stand in their way.

  • FGR2: Meeting of the minds to achieve Force Readiness

    Nov 13, 2012

    Check out video clip for our interviews with Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler, Jr., commanding general, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Maj. Gen. Luis R. Visot, deputy commanding general for operations, U.S. Army Reserve Command, and Lt. Col. Philmore Williams, deputy commanding officer, 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

  • Reserve trainers 'making ready' for Far East opportunities

    Nov 8, 2012

    SEOUL, South Korea -- After years of preparing troops for military scenarios in Europe and the Middle East, a specialized Army Reserve unit is extending its training operations to the other side of the world -- the Far East. For the first time this August, nearly 100 soldiers with the 75th Training Command participated in the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian training exercise in the Republic of Korea. And, although this was the unit's first UFG, it will not be the last, as it is expected to become an enduring mission.

  • 200th MPCOM cooks bring pride, appetite to battle assembly weekend

    Nov 8, 2012

    "I live, breath and eat it." That's how Spc. Zachary McDavid describes his passion for cooking. McDavid and his fellow Army Reserve cooks assigned to the 200th Military Police Command take their passion from the menu to the awaiting hungry mouths and empty of more than 100 Soldiers working during the weekend battle assembly here.

  • Army Reserve 'Hurricane' Soldiers, Miami community honor military veterans

    Nov 8, 2012

    MIAMI, Fla.-Veterans Day celebration came early for military veterans residing here at a local health and community care facility for senior citizens. A lively, colorful parade, led by Soldiers of 841st Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, brought together Miami Mayor Tomas Relagado and members of the local community to honor and thank veterans for their enduring commitment and sacrifice to defend a grateful nation, Nov. 6.

  • Raise the roof: One nail at a time

    Nov 7, 2012

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Soldiers from the 465th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, assisted volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham to perform vital upkeep on a Hoover, Ala., residence, Nov. 3.

  • Army activates Reserve units for Hurricane Sandy relief

    Nov 5, 2012

    For the first time, the Army Reserve has activated three units to assist with a domestic disaster relief effort, under a provision of the 2012 Defense Authorization Act.

  • Division West combines training for Guard, Reserve units headed to Afghanistan

    Nov 5, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Division West's 479th Field Artillery Brigade and 166th Aviation Brigade combined training efforts here Friday for two reserve component units that are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. Company F, 1-169th General Support Aviation Battalion (Air Ambulance), an Army National Guard unit with Soldiers from Missouri, New York, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, provided medical evacuation support for simulated casualties sustained during a convoy operation conducted by the 311th Expeditionary Support Command, an Army Reserve unit from Los Angeles.

  • 85th Support Command lead the colors in NBA Chicago Bulls home game

    Nov 5, 2012

    85th Support Command (West) based out of Arlington Heights, IL (25 miles northwest of Chicago) present the colors at the home game of the NBA Chicago Bulls vs the New Orleans Hornets, Nov 3.

  • Two Citizen Soldiers celebrate birthdays at Symposium

    Nov 5, 2012

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 3, 2012) -- Command Sgt. Maj. Jenny Bryan said she was somewhat surprised when on her 50th birthday Col. Clarence Combs III, the 80th Training Command's chief of staff, called her to the front of the room then asked nearly 300 participants of the command's Readiness Symposium to sing happy birthday to her.

  • Army Reserve assets activated in support of relief efforts

    Nov 3, 2012

    The Army Reserve response to Hurricane Sandy will be the first time U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers have been activated for a domestic natural disaster under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, which streamlined the process for Federal Reserve forces to mobilize in support of relief efforts within local communities.

  • Even Hurricane Sandy can't stop mobilization training

    Nov 2, 2012

    With tight training windows to complete mobilization validation requirements, First Army trainers could not allow weather to affect mission accomplishment. Despite Hurricane Sandy knocking out power lines and causing trees to block roadways, the 174th Infantry Brigade, Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, N.J., restarted mobilization training less than 36 hours after the storm.


    Nov 1, 2012

    It was a sentimental ceremony, yet proud of its legacy as the 883rd Quartermaster Company and 315th Quartermaster Team were officially activated during a combined activation ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Broken Arrow, Okla.

  • Army Reserve Sappers win 2nd place in Army Ten-Miler

    Nov 1, 2012

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- (Back row, second from right) Capt. Michael Griffie, commander of 382nd Engineer Company, 365th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, stands proud with his Soldiers following their unit team winning 2nd place overall in this year's Army Ten-Miler's Army Reserve Men's category showdown in Washington. The Sapper team, based out of Harrisburg, Pa., consisted of Alexander Benjamin, Dennis Kianka, George Schwab, Matthew Coffey, Timothy Nevin, Ryan Krum, Ryan Lavrusky and Griffie, had a combined winning time of 4:56:56.

  • Joint Culinary Center of Excellence offers new additions to field ration menus

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 1, 2012) -- The Unitized Group Ration -- Short Order menu recently underwent changes after a six-month test at four Army installations last year.

  • Peer review: Leaders discuss merits

    Oct 31, 2012

    Integrating peer review into the Army's evaluation system was discussed during the Q&A period at the end of the Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare's "Developing Leaders: The Key to Readiness, Sustaining the Profession, and Ensuring our Legacy" forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24, 2012.

  • Brig. Gen. Williams awarded Legion of Merit

    Oct 28, 2012

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Brig. Gen. James T. Williams, commander of 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, and a resident of Monroe County, Ga., was awarded the Legion of Merit in a brief ceremony held here today at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center.