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  • 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.

  • Division West NCOs train deploying Soldiers to survive MRAP rollover

    Oct 26, 2012

    Noncommissioned officers with 3-393rd Field Artillery Battalion, 479th Field Artillery Brigade, Division West, trained Soldiers with the Army Reserve's 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, out of Los Angeles, Calif., on the Mine Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicle Egress Trainer simulator here recently.

  • Family Day raises appreciation of 368th mission

    Oct 26, 2012

    LONDONBERRY, N.H. - Spc. Micheal Timmons, an Army Reserve Soldier with 368th Engineer Battalion, 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, shows his daughter Amber, niece Amber Pursey and wife Michelle the inside of an up-armored tactical military vehicle during Family Day held here Oct. 14. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michelle Conrad, 362nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • 822nd MCT ends mission in Afghanistan

    Oct 24, 2012

    The 822nd Movement Control Team officially ended its mission in Afghanistan during a transfer of authority ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 20.

  • Reserve MPs take on Bagram beat one day at a time

    Oct 23, 2012

    Cpl. Margie Jones and Spc. Judy Sanchez, both military police officers assigned to the Army Reserve's 539th Military Police Detachment, out of Buckeye, Ariz., currently patrol sector 4 on Bagram Airfield.

  • Guard, Reserve to strengthen regional alignments

    Oct 22, 2012

    Gen. David. M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, provided his views on the way ahead for the Guard and Reserve during the Association of the U.S. Army's "MG Robert G. Moorhead Guard/Reserve Breakfast," Oct. 22, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

  • Army Reserve bridge unit activated after 62 years

    Oct 19, 2012

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va.-- Soldiers, families and government officials from nearby Caroline County came together to witness the activation of the Army Reserve's 310th Engineer Company in a ceremony held here Oct. 13, 2012.

  • Westphal: Roles of the Army Reserve and National Guard critical to the Army of the future

    Oct 18, 2012

    Under Secretary Joseph W. Westphal discusses the future of the Army with the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee's fall session at the Pentagon, 17 October, 2012, Washington, DC. The Committee is chaired by Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, Commanding General of the Militia of the District of Columbia National Guard, and meets quarterly to advise the Secretary of the Army on key issues regarding the roles of the Army Reserve and National Guard. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Scottsdale, Ariz., is home to new military police battalion

    Oct 16, 2012

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The 200th Military Police Command wrote a new page in the history books during an activation ceremony of the 387th Military Police Battalion on Sept. 29. Soldiers filled the ranks and took over an old car dealership, transforming it into the home of the command's newest military police battalion.

  • ASC deputy CG retires after five decades of military service

    Oct 16, 2012

    After going through a retirement in the civilian world just two years ago, an Army Sustainment Command general officer will now end his military career that has spanned five decades beginning in 1973.

  • Army Reserve Special agents receive exposure to fire investigations

    Oct 15, 2012

    More than 200 military police and criminal investigation division agents from across the U.S. Army and Army Reserve took part in a training exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., to learn how to identify the cause of a fire.

  • Army Reserve special agents train for unique, real world scenarios

    Oct 15, 2012

    MAXTON, N.C. - "Every trigger pull is training." And that training can be paramount for a special agent, according to Special Agent Jim A. Stillman, with the 6th Military Police Group (Criminal Investigation Division) out of Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash. Stillman is one of many instructors leading training during the 200th Military Police Command's 2012 Annual Special Agent Training exercise, held from Sept. 20--30 in Maxton, N.C.

  • Army Reserve's youngest leaders develop, lead training during battle assembly

    Oct 15, 2012

    OWINGS MILLS, Md., -- The six-foot-long brown table turned on its side with metal chairs stacked precariously behind it immediately drew the attention of anyone walking into the room, but it was behind a nearby podium that a potentially deadly threat was hidden. Although the threat was a mock explosive device, the training was real for the young warfighters assigned to 3rd Platoon, 443rd Military Police Company.

  • Reserve Soldier honored during Redskins game

    Oct 15, 2012

    LANDOVER, Md. -- A loving father smiled as he brushed a speck of lint from the top of his daughter's shoulder. He took another look at her Army Service Uniform before nodding his approval. Army Reserve Spc. Casey E. Work, a native of Walkersville, Md., smiled back at her father, Frank Work, before she took a deep breath and walked out under the bright lights of the FedEx Field, home to the National Football League's Washington Redskins, during a military appreciation night on Aug. 29.

  • 80th Training Command selects 2012 Instructors of the Year

    Oct 14, 2012

    Lt. Col. Michael Morris and Sgt. 1st Class Michael Pike won the 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year competition in the officer and enlisted categories, respectively, at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 13, 2012. Morris, an instructor with the 10th Battalion, 80th Regiment, teaches intermediate level education to Army Reserve, National Guard and active duty majors as a gateway for promotion to lieutenant colonel.

  • 421st Riggers: Supporting the Fight From Afar

    Oct 12, 2012

    Around noon while most units are taking a break from the day's work Army riggers with the 421st Quartermaster Company are still hard at work in the 105-degree sweltering humidity.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inductees say family members reason for success

    Oct 12, 2012

    Three Citizen Soldiers inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club each credit their family members with helping them attain membership. The level of commitment required to prepare for, and participate in events like the SAMC makes family support almost mandatory, according to Sgt. 1st Class Martin Rodriguez, acting first sergeant of the 1/104th Military Police Company. Rodriguez said that Nicol Zumpf, his fiancé and mother of his two children, maintained their household while he was away competing in the 80th Training Command's Best Warrior Competition which the command integrated into the SAMC board process, and she also helped him prepare.

  • 80th Training Command Soldier selected for Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Oct 12, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Gilpin, 7th Battalion, 95th Regiment, was selected for induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club after board proceedings at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 11, 2012. Gilpin said he was honored when his senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Major Kelly Largent, recognized his leadership abilities and nominated him for the board. "I realized this was a one-time shot at being a part of an elite organization," said Gilpin, the course manager of the battalion's Chaplain Assistant instructor

  • Chicago Columbus Day Parade Welcomes USAR Soldier, Capt. Jerry Giovannelli

    Oct 11, 2012

    60th Annual City of Chicago Columbus Day Parade (2012)

  • Radiation threat training prepares chemical unit to support 32 countries

    Oct 11, 2012

    Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind. -- When the locals started complaining of nausea, vomiting and skin rashes, members of the 371st Chemical Company from Greenwood, S.C., immediately responded to what sounded like a possible radiation threat in the village. Radiation poisoning is extremely serious, so it was lucky for the villagers that the threat was only part of the 371st's mobilization training scenario.

  • RESST gives soldiers tools for lasting relationships

    Oct 11, 2012

    Is deployment the right time to think about marriage? Over 20 soldiers with the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and its down trace units attended relationship enhancement single soldier training at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar from Sept. 27 through Sept. 30.

  • Military Talk explains the value of a veteran

    Oct 10, 2012

    Chicago Ideas Week kicked off its Ideas Festival Oct. 8, with a 'Military Talk' session at the Goodman Theater in downtown Chicago. The Military Talk focus was taking the audience from the front lines to the home front, and then explaining a Soldier's readjustment to life after war.

  • PR Soldier receives Purple Heart

    Oct 10, 2012

    Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico- Spec. Marines Candelario, a Puerto Rican soldier assigned to the US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, was presented the Purple Heart award Sept. 27, during a ceremony, hosted by the Puerto Rico Community Based Warrior Transition Unit, at Fort Buchanan.

  • Reserve MPs maintain aerial proficiency

    Oct 9, 2012

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark.--Just before 4 a.m. here on July 26, 2012, with the mercury already flirting with 85 degrees Fahrenheit on a moonless and humid Arkansas morning, Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Jeremy Phetteplace told Staff Sgt. Rob Jenkins, "Remember like a Javelin" and asked him, "Clear Prop?"

  • Guard helps Reserve MPs create realistic life-saving training

    Oct 9, 2012

    Army Reserve Soldiers reached out to their National Guard brothers- and sisters-in-arms to execute a Cumulative Training Exercise on Camp Blanding, Fla., that could save lives.

  • A Montana Farewell

    Oct 9, 2012

    A mobilization ceremony was held Oct. 6 to say goodbye to about 50 Soldiers of the 652nd Regional Support Group, a U.S. Army Reserve unit headquartered at Fort Harrison, Mont.

  • Army Reserve MPs train with 'eye in the sky'

    Oct 5, 2012

    Army Reserve military police with 200th Military Police Command spend their battle assembly weekends in remote locations fine-tuning their unmanned aerial vehicle flying skills.

  • Assistant Secretary Visits Fort Des Moines

    Oct 5, 2012

    The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Fort Des Moines on Oct. 3. Hammack made the stop during her Iowa trip to see a local Army Reserve Center and learn more about the capabilities and challenges the Army Reserve faces in updating its facilities and in energy conservation.

  • Soldiers get 20 days to vote on new PT uniform

    Oct 4, 2012

    Soldiers have until Oct. 29, 2012, to vote on a possible replacement for the current Improved Physical Fitness Uniform.

  • Reserve Youth take break from parents during spring break

    Oct 2, 2012

    Tucked away in the rolling hills of Maryland, several dozen Army Reserve children spent four days at the River Valley Ranch rock climbing, zip lining and doing other outdoor activities during Spring Break Camp 2012.

  • My first deployment: Staff Sgt. John Loughran

    Oct 1, 2012

    Since 1990, Staff Sgt. John Loughran, a native of Amherst, N.Y., and member of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) support operations watercraft section, has deployed six times gaining experience on land, on sea and in the air. He served as a Marine during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Gothic Serpent and as an Army Reservist during Operation Iraqi Freedom and now Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Active, Reserve Soldiers team up to take top prize at MP Warfighter Challenge

    Sep 27, 2012

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo.,--For the first time during its 16-year history, a military corrections specialist was a member a three-Soldier team which took home the top prize at the Military Police Warfighter Challenge held here from Sept. 15 - 19.

  • 158th IN BDE Train in Real World War Exercise

    Sep 27, 2012

    With the Active Army drawing down, the Army is committed to keeping Reserve Component Forces postured for activities in the future. Over the summer, First Army Division East trainer mentors worked with Reserve units, helping them hone their collective tactical and technical drills in a war exercise (WAREX) at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett, Ca.

  • Singers shoot for the Rising Star

    Sep 24, 2012

    Rising Stars at Fort Hunter Liggett stepped up to the microphone to belt out their favorite songs, and earn a shot at stardom.

  • New First Army Division East Command Sergeant Major excited to Train for Combat!

    Sep 21, 2012

    After 27 months as the senior enlisted advisor of First Army Division East, Command Sgt. Maj. Sgt. Major Edwin Rodriguez passed the Noncommissioned Officer Sword, signifying the transfer of the responsibility of the Division, to the new Division command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis E. Defreese.

  • Army seeks Soldier input with Army Service Uniform survey

    Sep 20, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III is encouraging all active-duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers to take the Army Service Uniform survey to help inform the Army's decisions regarding future uniforms and equipment.

  • Army to change Officer Evaluation Reports

    Sep 20, 2012

    New rating forms will be adopted next year as the Army implements significant changes to its Officer Evaluation System.

  • US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico celebrates Hispanic Heritage

    Sep 20, 2012

    Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico- Soldiers and civilians assigned to the 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC), US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, the Fort Buchanan Garrison and other members of the local military community, participated in a Hispanic Heritage commemoration event, where Brig. Fernando Fernández was the keynote speaker, at the Fort Buchanan's Community Club, Sept.20.

  • Yellow Ribbon Program provides Soldiers, families resources 'they deserve'

    Sep 17, 2012

    Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Joseph W. Westphal visited Soldiers and their families, Sept. 8, 2012, at an Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program event in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Renewing Marriage Vows Across Continents

    Sep 17, 2012

  • Island time is Army time

    Sep 17, 2012

    Living in a tropical paradise doesn't mean you get to sit on the beach all day, relax and surf. Just ask Asenati Petelo. Even if she wanted to, Petelo is too busy to spend much time on the beaches of Hawaii, where she lives and works, because in addition to working a full time job she is in the U.S. Army Reserve, attends the University of Hawaii, and is a member of its ROTC program.

  • Mail for morale

    Sep 15, 2012

    Mail is an extremely important communication tool that is helpful with sustaining soldiers' morale while on deployment. "Mail is important cause it keeps you in contact with home," said Spc. Patrick Claybaugh, a resident of Belle Vernon, Pa., and member of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) support operations section currently deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. "It makes people at home feel good, makes them feel in touch and it's great for our morale too."


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