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  • Deployed troops honor their fallen in Memorial Day service on Bagram Airfield

    May 28, 2012

    The 1st Infantry Division headquarters marked its first Memorial Day deployed to Afghanistan with a ceremony on Bagram Airfield, May 28. The Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division and Combined Joint Task Force-1 presided over the ceremony, addressing an audience of Afghan, U.S. and NATO service members.

  • Families encouraged to assess their comprehensive fitness levels

    May 25, 2012

    "The days of the Army telling Soldiers that their spouse wasn't issued in their rucksack are long gone," said First Army Division East Command Sgt. Maj. Edwin Rodriguez. The Army considers the Soldier's family as part of the Soldier. The family is part of the team and if the team suffers, so does the Army. To use the words of the Army: "The Army is the strength of the Nation, the Soldier is the strength of the Army and the Family is the strength of the Soldier." "We now realize that for a Soldier to be 100 percent focused on the mission, things at home need to be taken care of. They play a huge role in keeping our Soldiers fit and combat ready," Rodriguez explained. But for families to keep their Soldiers fit, they themselves must be taken care of as well. To that end, the Army -- and Rodriguez -- encourages families to use the GAT.

  • 1049th Transportation Company navigates the demobilization process

    May 25, 2012

    "The demobilization process is a critical part of redeployment. We need Soldiers to focus on ensuring they resolve all issues -- medical, dental, behavioral health and administrative -- before they go home to their families," explained Col. Michael S. Shrout, commander, 72nd Field Artillery Brigade, First Army Division East. The 72nd FA Bde., oversees the demobilization process for all Reserve Component Soldiers redeploying through on JBMDL.

  • Road blocks don't end at the front gate

    May 24, 2012

    George Watson, Sr., a former Tech. SGT with the Tuskegee Airmen, points out a photo of himself in President Obama's inaugural book to Sgt. Samuel Conrad of the 326th MPAD during an interview in Watson's home on February 21, 2012.

  • Hero 2 Hired program gets heroes hired

    May 24, 2012

    With a national unemployment average of about eight per cent, finding a job is not easy, especially in the economic times a redeploying Soldier currently faces. One of the newest solutions to literally hit the streets is the Mobile Job Store.

  • Soldiers begin the most important part of the reset process: Demobilization

    May 24, 2012

    When Soldiers return from deployment to Joint Base-McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, they start the most important part of the reset process -- demobilization. This crucial time allows Soldiers time to resolve medical, dental, behavioral health, financial and administrative issues prior to their release from active duty.

  • Changes coming for the Army's Regular Army Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program

    May 24, 2012

    Expansion of the Army's Regular Army Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program

  • Legal site adds new feature for Reserve/NG Soldiers

    May 24, 2012

    Many people don't think of legal issues until they have one. With Reserve and National Guard troops deploying almost as often as the active duty Soldiers, readiness has been a critical concern for over a decade throughout the two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the various places in Eastern Europe, Africa or wherever else Citizen Soldiers may find themselves.

  • BG Fernandez' tenure extended as 1st MSC Commander

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Buchanan, PR- The Department of Defense officially extended the tenure of Brig. Gen. Fernando Fernández as commander of the 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC), US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, for another year.

  • Utah Guard linguists bridge language gap for 'Beyond the Horizon Guatemala'

    May 14, 2012

    Utah National Guard members from the 300th Military Intelligence Brigade are deployed as linguists in support of Beyond the Horizon Guatemala 2012 and are bridging the communication gulf between U.S. military personnel and the host nation's military and citizens.

  • Gatesville church brings Texas hospitality to training troops

    May 14, 2012

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- Army Reserve Soldiers training here with Division West for their deployment to Kuwait were treated to some Texas hospitality yesterday organized by the First Baptist Church of Gatesville.

  • Pacific Army Reserve names top Soldier, NCO

    May 13, 2012

    The 9th Mission Support Command announced the Pacific Army Reserve Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year during a ceremony, here, May 12. The Soldier of the year title went to Spc. Chung Lee, a carpentry and masonry specialist with the 797th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Battalion, 9th MSC, who rose above the region's top Army Reservists.

  • Army Under Secretary awards leaders for streamlining and saving the Army money

    May 11, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army, Dr. Joseph W. Westphal hosts the 50th Annual Pace Awards where awardees are selected based on their performance and completion of significant staff assignments that benefit the Army by providing substantial financial savings, or technological or military development, April 3, 2012 at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

  • 412th TEC in Africa, talks capabilities and future engagements with local engineers

    May 10, 2012

    Maj. Justin Kilpatrick and Sgt. 1st Class Anna Allatt 412th Theater Engineer Command, G3 Operations, recently returned from an important trip to Africa where they discussed command capabilities and future training missions with local engineers in Chad and the Central African Republic April 15-29, 2012.

  • Preventive Maintenance Checks & Services

    May 10, 2012

    PMCS Overview AR 750--1 a. The purpose of Army maintenance is to generate and regenerate combat power and preserve the capital investment of combat systems and equipment to enable training and mission accomplishment.

  • First Army Division East Soldiers help Habitat for Humanity with Clean-up Efforts

    May 10, 2012

    FORT MEADE, MD., --The Soldier's Creed states that every Soldier stands ready to deploy and destroy the enemies of the United States. Destroying can be considered a primary mission of infantry units. However, recently, Soldiers from First Army Division East's 205th Infantry Brigade, 1-335th Infantry Battalion, recently took on a different mission. It wasn't a mission to destroy, but rebuild. The Soldiers put their skills to use to clean and beautify the Habitat for Humanity's offices in Franklin, Ind.

  • Warrant officer conference plans way ahead

    May 10, 2012

    Warrant officer conference plans way ahead

  • Millington holds groundbreaking for new Army Reserve facilities

    May 9, 2012

    The Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility/Area Maintenance Support Activity will have a new home early next year in Millington, Tenn. The official ground breaking ceremony was held on May 5 at the new site of a 38,169 square foot facility on 19 acres of land.

  • Pacific Army Reserve kicks off Best Warrior Competition

    May 9, 2012

    The 9th Mission Support Command kicked off the Pacific Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition May 7 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, pitting nine Reservists in a head-to-head battle for coveted titles of Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. The participants represent the best Soldiers and NCOs from major subordinate units within the Pacific Army Reserve, which encompasses Alaska, American Samoa, Japan, South Korea, Saipan, Guam and the Islands of Hawaii.

  • Successful demobilization rounds out Red Bull deployment

    May 9, 2012

  • Senate confirms Talley as new Army Reserve chief

    May 3, 2012

    Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley was confirmed by the Senate for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as the chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command.

  • "Real" Soldiers share Army story with elementary students

    May 3, 2012

  • Fort Meade Reservist competes in World Cavalry Championship

    May 3, 2012

    Master Sgt. Cindy Babb, a NCO assigned to the 200th Military Police Command at Fort Meade, Md., competed against some of the best military equestrians during the 2012 World Cavalry Championships, in Poland from April 18-22, 2012.

  • Brig. Gen. James T. Williams takes command of 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

    May 2, 2012

    CHICOPEE, Mass. - Brig. Gen. James T. Williams, a resident of Monroe County, Georgia, takes command of 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, following a change of command ceremony held April 22, 2012 here at Westover Air Reserve Base.

  • Fort A.P. Hill Earth Day Celebration draws hundreds of students

    May 2, 2012

    More than 700 students flocked to Fort A.P. Hill for its annual Earth Day Celebration April 19.

  • A Call to Duty, Retired Soldier Continues to Serve his Local Community

    May 1, 2012

    Retired Lt. Col. Bill Carter's normal workday consists of enabling and resourcing medical training for our Nation's Army Reserve and National Guard formations mobilizing and training under First Army before deploying overseas. However, once his First Army duty day ends Carter transforms from First Army trainer into a volunteer firefighter -- on call to fight fires or rescue those in need from crashed cars or burning buildings.

  • Hero 2 Hired program helps Redeploying Reserve and National Guard Soldiers find jobs

    May 1, 2012

  • Redeploying reserve-component Soldiers screened for rabies

    Apr 30, 2012

    Spc. Kevin Shumaker died tragically, Aug. 31, 2011, from wounds he received while deployed to Afghanistan -- injuries that came from a dog.

  • And now the 412th TEC's "2012 Best Warriors"

    Apr 30, 2012

    FORT Rucker Ala.-After a week of hard fought competition, two Soldiers now have the distinction of being the 412th Theater Engineer Command's "2012 Best Warriors." Sgt. Marc D. Bradley Jr., a construction equipment repairer, 357th Engineer Company, Asheville, N. C., and Pfc. Nathan Eilenfeldt, a combat medic with the 463rd Engineer Battalion, Wheeling, W. Va., earned the title in the noncommissioned officer and lower enlisted categories respectively. "My Soldiers at the unit told me not to come home if I did not win, said Bradley, an Active Guard Reserve Soldier. Eilenfeldt said that the competition has helped him further his goals. "I wanted to go to Airborne School, and in order to do that I knew I needed to win," said Eilenfeldt, who has been in the Army for a little more than a year. "I want to become the best Soldier that I possibly can be." Eilenfeldt, works as an Emergency Medical Technician in Grove City, Pa. He got his civilian job after receiving his EMT certification through the Army. Eilenfeldt scored the highest out of all junior enlisted competitors in the day and night land navigation courses, the M4 Rifle reflexive fire course and in the Army Physical Fitness Test. Sgt. Charles Bielitz and Spc. Zedrik Pitts were the competition's runners-up. The weeklong event, which the 926th hosted at Fort Rucker, Ala., tested the 24 competitors mentally and physically. The fitness test, two land navigation courses, and a 10-kilometer ruck march took place within the first 48 hours. "We stressed them to their limits with physical events and little sleep," said Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Hatchell, senior enlisted leader of the 926th Engineer Brigade. "We wanted to make sure we got the best out of them." "No matter how hard things were, they never complained and they never gave up," said Sgt. Maj. James Drayton, 926th Engineer Brigade, the competition's noncommissioned officer in charge. "The Soldiers that won this competition are sharp, and we are going to train them in Combative Level One and Combat Lifesaver courses to get ready for the next level," said Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Flubacher, the TEC's senior enlisted leader. Bradley and Eilenfeldt will represent the 412th TEC in the United States Army Reserve Command's Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wis., from July 14 to 21.

  • Including biometrics in deployment training helps Soldiers identify the enemy

    Apr 30, 2012

  • 305th MISO Company wins historic charity plane pull

    Apr 25, 2012

    A team of Soldiers from the 305th Psychological Operations Company put their training to use in support of the Hampton Roads Plane Pull, a local charity event, April 21, 2012. The main event consisted of a competitive plane pull.

  • Army Reserve unit honored at third annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

    Apr 23, 2012

    For most hot rod fans at the Four-Wide Nationals, it was the thunder of 30,000 horsepower engines in cars like Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher and Antron Brown's U.S. Army Top Fuel dragsters that gained their respect in Charlotte, N.C., April 14, 2012.

  • Brothers in arms: The Rowlands of the 411th Engineer Brigade

    Apr 22, 2012

    2nd Lt. Benjamin Rowland, deploying with the 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, embraces his father during the unit's farewell ceremony at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, N.Y., April 19, 2012.

  • 411th Engineer Brigade heading to Afghanistan

    Apr 22, 2012

    Family members of Soldiers of 411th Engineer Brigade share an emotional goodbye during the unit's deployment departure ceremony at Stewart Air National Guard Base April 19, 2012. The Army Reserve Soldiers known as Task Force Empire will spend approximately a year in Afghanistan in support of the ISAF Joint Command's efforts to improve security, development and governance.

  • Army Reserve-Puerto Rico celebrates 90 years

    Apr 20, 2012

    The U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico began celebrating its 90th anniversary by inaugurating a War Memorial Monument in recognition to the service of Army Reservists in the island, April 19, 2012.

  • Obtaining veteran service documents

    Apr 20, 2012

    Army veterans who served on active duty or in the Army Reserve, and the family members of those veterans, are eligible to receive service-related documents for free through a number of official sources.

  • At first medical outreach clinic of Exercise Balikatan 2012, civil affairs coordinate, docs deliver

    Apr 19, 2012

    Exercise Balikatan 2012, in its 28th iteration, inaugurated its first medical and veterinary outreach clinic at the Barangay Inagawan Sub on April 11 where Philippine and U.S. professionals delivered services for both people and animals.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers conduct joint training with Belgian partners

    Apr 18, 2012

    Army Reserve Soldiers with the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, based out of Kaiserslautern, Germany, participated for the third straight year in an annual joint training exercise with the Zaventem fire department in Belgium, April 9-14, 2012.

  • Training partnership -- key to overseas success

    Apr 18, 2012

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- An American convoy approaches, a dusty trail of dirt and sand billowing behind. The vehicles form a perimeter around the town square, and the Soldiers are quickly greeted by men speaking Pashtu.

  • 99th RSC wins top Army Reserve honors in Army Communities of Excellence competition

    Apr 18, 2012

    The 99th Regional Support Command has been named the overall winner for the Army Reserve in the 2012 Army Communities of Excellence competition.

  • ASC Reservists honored for deployments to Southwest Asia

    Apr 17, 2012

    What he'll always remember are the sand, extreme heat and ongoing incoming rocket and mortar enemy fire. For Spc. Kris Covault, it's good to be back home.

  • Soldier thanks community for family support during his deployment

    Apr 16, 2012

    When Master Sgt. Ed Devine of the 804th Medical Brigade from Fort Devens, Mass., returned in November 2011 from a yearlong deployment to Iraq, he figured he would have plenty of chores to do around the house. Devine couldn't have been more mistaken.

  • First Army Division East Keeps Combat Lifesavers up to speed

    Apr 16, 2012

    If you've ever seen a war movie, you've witnessed this familiar call from a wounded Soldier or Marine: "Medic!" But who are these brave warriors who risk their own safety to care for their wounded comrades-in-arms? And who ensures those medics and combat lifesavers receive the training they need to confidently and competently care for injured Soldiers?

  • First Army Division East Delivers toys to Afghan Children

    Apr 16, 2012

    Bringing smiles to Afghanistan children's faces wasn't covered in mobilization training and isn't listed on most Afghanistan trainer mentor's "to-do" lists. But when one First Army Division East member started thinking about the children in his area, the idea took root and was enthusiastically supported by other members of his team.

  • Arocho father and son reunite in Afghanistan

    Apr 15, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan may not be the idyllic location when Americans consider where to spend quality time with family members, but for Julio, a Puerto Rico native, and 1st Lt. Francisco Arocho, no place could be better. Julio, the deputy district engineer for programs and project management at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South and his son, Francisco briefly reunited April 15 at Kandahar Airfield to catch up with one another.

  • 7th Warrior Training Brigade takes training to Camp Bondsteel

    Apr 13, 2012

    Two Army Reserve officers from the 7th Warrior Training Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command, out of Grafenwoehr, Germany, instructed Intermediate Level Education Phase I for the 16th Multinational Battle Group -- East officers here recently.

  • First Army East Hosts Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 11, 2012

    Camp Atterbury, Ind. -- "Train for Combat" isn't just First Army Division East's motto, it's a way of life. Recently, seven Soldiers put action behind those words when they competed against each other for the title of Best Warrior.

  • 'Stealing from the Reaper'

    Apr 10, 2012

    "MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC" comes over the radio as flight crews from Company C, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, New Mexico National Guard run out to a UH-60 Black Hawk, start it up and take to the skies in response to a request for medical evacuation (MEDEVAC).

  • 412th TEC Soldiers, Family members relive Battle of Shiloh

    Apr 8, 2012

    Roby F. Evans, personnel security specialist, 412th Theater Engineer Command, and wife Trisha don Civil War-era traditional gear for the re-enactment of the Battle of Shiloh, Mar. 31, 2012.

  • PSYOP team prepares for expanded HOA mission; 345th PSYOP Company begins pre-deployment training

    Apr 5, 2012

    More than 20 Soldiers of the 345th Psychological Operations Company started pre-deployment training March 26, 2012 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Lewisville, Texas. The training is in preparation for their upcoming deployment to the Horn of Africa. The unit will go to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. early this summer for ten days of additional theater-required training and PSYOP collective exercises, then will deploy to the Horn of Africa for roughly nine months.

  • Det. 21, DCP 2 return from Afghanistan

    Apr 5, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Kevin D. Rogers, Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, 412th Theater Engineer Command, accepts his Welcome Home Warrior Citizen award from Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Flubacher, TEC's senior enlisted leader, during the detachment's Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony, Camp Shelby, Miss., Apr. 3, 2012.

  • Hurricane rehearsal gets into the nitty-gritty

    Apr 5, 2012

    On the second day of U.S. Army North's interagency hurricane response drill, emergency response leaders went step-by-step through response scenarios in a war-gaming process meant to weed-out ineffective and inefficient processes.

  • Enablers Critical to First Army Training Successes

    Apr 4, 2012

    Planning and conducting training exercises for Army National Guard units is nothing new for First Army's skilled trainers. However, bringing multiple organizations together within 75 days to train and evaluate the headquarters staff of the Indiana Army National Guard's 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team on an unfamiliar deployment mission introduced some new challenges. More than 60 trainers and support personnel from seven different organizations converged here to train, support and evaluate the 76th during its four-day culminating training exercise, a key component, prior to its Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan.

  • 642nd RSG

    Mar 29, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Jonathan G. Ives, commanding general of the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command from Marysville, Wa., presents soldiers from the 642nd Regional Support Group, an Army Reserve combat service support unit from Decatur, Ga., awards at their unit

  • 642nd RSG

    Mar 29, 2012

    [From left] The commander and command sergeant major of the 642nd Regional Support Group, Command Sgt. Maj. Donald R. McGlasson and Col. Edith M. Greene, bow their heads for the benediction given at the 642nd RSG

  • 642nd RSG

    Mar 29, 2012

    Col. Edith M. Greene, commander of the 642nd Regional Support Group, an Army Reserve combat service support unit from Decatur, Ga., presents awards to soldiers at the 642nd RSG

  • Camp Funston continues to host Soldiers, expects more

    Mar 29, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- On average, Fort Riley trains between 16,000 and 19,000 Reserve Component Soldiers every year through the Mobilization and Reserve Support Branch of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, according to Steve Crusinberry, chief, Operations and Plans Division, DPTMS.

  • FORSCOM, TRADOC conference communicates strategically with Reserve Component generals

    Mar 28, 2012

    For the first time, U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command "nested" their annual conferences with Army Reserve Component senior leadership into one combined conference, the FORSCOM Command Readiness Program and TRADOC Reserve Component General Officer Conference at the LaVern E. Weber National Guard Professional Education Center, Camp Robinson, Ark., March 26-28. With a theme of "Shaping the Army of 2020: Meeting the Needs of the Nation," the purpose of the conference was to communicate strategically with general officers from the Army Reserve and Army National Guard while addressing both FORSCOM's and TRADOC's priorities.

  • Army Reserve units participate in Unified Endeavor

    Mar 28, 2012

    Army Reserve Soldiers with the 406th Human Resources Company, 7th Civil Support Command, along with members of the 1172nd Movement Control Team, participate in Unified Endeavour Mar. 16 here.

  • Family Readiness Support Assistant making a difference at the 841st Engineer Battalion

    Mar 28, 2012

    Lt. Col. William Schaper, commander of 841st Engineer Battalion, presents a certificate of appreciation to Janette Chandler, the battalion's Family Readiness Support Assistant for coordinating a successful Yellow Ribbon event for more than 500 Soldiers and their families in Miami, Fla.

  • 81st RSC Wildcats celebrate Women's History Month

    Mar 28, 2012

    Women hold up half the sky. This Chinese proverb was used to illustrate the importance of women in the history of the world and was used by Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret) Yolanda Lomax as she spoke at the 81st Regional Support Command during their Women's History Month activities on March 27. The theme for 2012 is "Women's Education, Women's Empowerment."

  • Soldier awarded Purple Heart, remains strong after IED attack

    Mar 26, 2012

    Brig. Gen. David L. Weeks, commander of 411th Engineer Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Krom traveled to Germany and presented the Purple Heart to Warrant Officer Stephen Gilmore at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Mar. 21, 2012. Gilmore was wounded when his vehicle struck an Improvised Explosive Device less than two weeks prior in Afghanistan.

  • 99th RSC funeral honors team trains in New Jersey

    Mar 25, 2012

    Soldiers of the 99th Regional Support Command conduct funeral-honors training March 24 at the Lakeview Memorial Park Cemetery in Cinnaminson Township, N.J. The rendering of military funeral honors is a way to show the nation's deep gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended their country. This ceremonial paying of respect is the final demonstration a grateful nation can provide to the veterans' families.

  • 99th RSC Soldiers inspires future generations during career day

    Mar 25, 2012

    Soldiers of the 99th Regional Support Command join local military members, police officers, firefighters and civilian professionals March 23 for the 20th Annual 6th Grade Career Day at the Marcus Newcomb School in Pemberton Township, N.J.

  • U.S., Gabonese medical teams unite

    Mar 25, 2012

    While working together during U.S. Army Africa-hosted Medical Accord Central 12 exercise March 5-16, 2012, U.S. and Gabonese military physicians were allowed the unique opportunity to learn and grow together, and through this process realized just how much they have in common.

  • Philippine community, Civil Affairs work shoulder-to-shoulder to break ground at local school

    Mar 24, 2012

    PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN, Philippines --Barangay Santa Cruz community members with service members from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. Marines with U.S. Army Civil Affairs attended a groundbreaking ceremony here March 19.

  • President's last words echo Army Values

    Mar 23, 2012

    In the historic Princeton Cemetery, chirping birds were silenced and the crisp spring air shattered by the clear, ringing notes of Taps as distinguished guests participated in a special wreath-laying memorial service commemorating the 175th birthday of President Grover Cleveland.

  • President nominates new chief of Army Reserve

    Mar 21, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley has been nominated by President Barack Obama for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as chief, Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command.

  • USARC, 412th TEC leaders discuss family readiness priorities

    Mar 21, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Douglas R. Satterfield, deputy commander of 412th Theater Engineer Command, wife Nancy, and USARC and 412th TEC Family Programs officials during a special luncheon for the visiting team Mar. 20, 2012, Vicksburg, Miss. (Photo: Capt. Maryjane Falefa Porter, 412th TEC Public Affairs)

  • Qualitative Service Program to help shape force during drawdown

    Mar 19, 2012

    The Army will begin to shape the force by implementing the Qualitative Service Program, beginning with a centralized selection board that will convene after April 1, 2012.

  • World Class Athlete Program athlete claims U.S. National Skeleton Championship title

    Mar 19, 2012

    Army World Class Athlete Program member Spc. Megan Henry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 854th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, won the 2012 U.S. National Skeleton Championship in the women's category at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, March 4, 2012.

  • Preparing Soldiers, Families For Mobilization

    Mar 14, 2012

    Soldiers of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and their families attended a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program at the Wyndham Grand hotel in Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 10.

  • Military Police Companies experience reintegration with a Kiss

    Mar 14, 2012

    Approximately 300 Soldiers and Family members descended upon Hershey Lodge in historic Hershey Park, Pa., to participate in a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Event hosted by the 99th Regional Support Command.

  • Employment key concern for Soldiers at Yellow Ribbon

    Mar 14, 2012

    Finding a job in today's economic climate can be challenging, especially for Army Reserve Soldiers who had to leave the civilian workforce to serve their country in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations worldwide.

  • Soldier's daughter on 'America's Next Top Model'

    Mar 14, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO - Army Family member Seymone Cohen-Fobish expects to launch a modeling career after completing her stint on "America's Next Top Model." Seymone is the daughter of Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 John Fobish, a power systems technician for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, and Army Reserve Capt. Tondra Fobish, a nurse at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio.

  • Culinary arts competitors collect medals, titles

    Mar 14, 2012

    More than 340 military food service specialists gathered at Fort Lee, Va., for the final event of the largest culinary arts competition in North America.

  • Warrior Transition Command recognizes women's education, empowerment

    Mar 14, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Stefanie Mason suffered nine fractures to her head and traumatic brain injury as a result of a vehicle crash while on a mission in Afghanistan in 2010. Now she's competing for gold at the Warrior Games.

  • Division West hosts sustainment training symposium

    Mar 12, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Key senior logisticians from throughout the Army met here March 7 for the third annual First Army Sustainment Unit Logistics Training Symposium hosted by Division West.

  • "I dream in color:" 412th TEC Soldier targets underprivileged youth with new book

    Mar 10, 2012

    From an early age, Capt. Jarvis Buchanan knew that he wanted to be a writer. The 412th Theater Engineer Command's mobilization officer recently fulfilled his childhood dream with aspirations of helping today's youth.

  • Streamlined health benefit process partners First Army with VA

    Mar 8, 2012

    As Reserve and National Guard troops return from overseas deployments, Soldiers now register for their medical benefits via an online partnership established between First Army and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Eligibility Center.

  • Teams show passion with cold displays

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 8, 2012) -- Appearance means a lot in the food service industry. Ugly food, even if it tastes OK, is more likely to be passed up by picky eaters. It's also a matter of pride and creativity … accomplished cooks view food as an art form that should please the senses as well as the stomach.

  • Appetite for Competition

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- The competition may be over, but the best is yet to come … literally as the winners of the 37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition will be announced during an awards ceremony March 9 at the Post Theater on Fort Lee.

  • 99th RSC Improves the Yellow Ribbon Experience

    Mar 7, 2012

    Army Reserve Soldiers who are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan sometimes encounter a different kind of fog of war when returning to the states, leaving these hometown heroes feeling lost and unsatisfied with their commitment to their nation.

  • 5 years, thousands of troops: First Army Division East transforms to remain relevant

    Mar 6, 2012

    As First Army Division East celebrates its fifth anniversary, their mission of mobilizing, training, deploying and demobilizing Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen not only remains their focus, but they plan to expand the training provided to Reserve Component units.

  • Shuberts' shawl not Sue's but Shinemans'

    Mar 5, 2012

    Imagine someone else more deserving of the Valentine's Day gift that you bought for your spouse. That's the dilemma Master Sgt. Mark Hayes, senior noncommissioned officer of the 412th Theater Engineer Command's Resource Management Office, faced after he realized the historical significance of a baby shawl that he bought for his wife, Sue. (Photo: Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene, 412th TEC Public Affairs)

  • Culinary competition ice carvers display skills

    Mar 5, 2012

    Of all the events within the 37th Annual Military Culinary Competition currently in progress at Fort Lee, ice carving is one of the few that doesn't involve cooking.

  • Soldiers visit with Islamic center's members as cultural lesson

    Mar 5, 2012

    The 412th Civil Affairs Battalion's Bravo Company, an Army Reserve unit based in Columbus, Ohio, visited the Noor Islamic Cultural Center and mosque Feb. 26 to learn about different customs and bridge potential cultural gaps.

  • New mission partners First Army mentors with Afghan security forces

    Mar 5, 2012

    Soldiers from First Army units located across the United States began preparations in January to deploy to Afghanistan as a part of new specialized teams that will begin this spring to train and assist Afghan National Security Forces.

  • Maj. Gen. Buckler visits Seoul, discusses engineer operations in the Far East

    Mar 3, 2012

    Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler, Jr., commanding general of the 412th Theater Engineer Command, discussed engineer operations in the Far East with Col. Donald Degidio, commander of Far East District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, during a recent visit to Seoul, Feb. 27. 2012.

  • 7th Civil Support Command oversees Montenegro humanitarian assistance mission

    Mar 1, 2012

    U.S. Army Europe has deployed a task force of two Black Hawk helicopters and a support crew to Montenegro to provide much-needed humanitarian assistance in areas heavily hit by recent snowfall.

  • 425th preps for Afghan mission in Hoosier State

    Mar 1, 2012

    Soldiers from the 425th Civil Affairs Battalion are training for their upcoming provincial reconstruction team mission to Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

  • Brig. Gen. Puster addresses regional leaders at council meeting

    Mar 1, 2012

    Brig. Gen. David Puster, commanding general of the 302d Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, addressed regional and civic leaders, and veterans, during the Western Massachusetts Advisory Council meeting held at the Springfield Recruiting Company, Feb. 22, 2012. (U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Kelly Galloway - Released)

  • Army Reserve Soldiers get post-deployment job search help

    Feb 26, 2012

    For some Reserve Soldiers redeployment means going back to their families, homes, and civilian jobs. For others, it means being released from active duty and starting a job search.

  • New assistant I.G. sworn in

    Feb 23, 2012

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- The 412th Theater Engineer Command's new assistant inspector general was sworn in during a ceremony at the TEC headquarters, Feb. 12, 2012.

  • Col. Baldwin takes reigns of 3rd MDSC OCP (FWD)

    Feb 22, 2012

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Col. Danny C. Baldwin assumed command of the Third Medical Command (Deployment Support) Operational Command Post (Forward) from Col. Chance T. Kaplan during a change of command ceremony Feb. 21 at Camp Arifjan.

  • US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico develops youth

    Feb 21, 2012

    San Juan, PR- Approximately 50 teenagers, between the ages of 14-17 years old, from all around the island of Puerto Rico, participated in the first Youth, Leadership, Education and Development (YLEAD) summit for reservists' dependents, at the CONRAD hotel in San Juan, 26-29 Jan.

  • 246th QM Co. deploys to Afghanistan

    Feb 21, 2012

    Aguadilla, PR- Troops assigned to the 246th Mortuary Affairs (MA) Company, US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, departed to a mobilization station in the Continental United States, 29 Jan, as part of their process to mobilize to Afghanistan.

  • 51-year-old mom holds her own during Basic Combat Training

    Feb 17, 2012

    When Sgt. Sandra Coast graduates from Basic Combat Training on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., she officially begins her Army career, at 51 years old.

  • Army Reserve command team visits 7th CSC Soldiers

    Feb 16, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, the chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael D. Schultz, the command sergeant major of the Army Reserve, brought Soldiers messages focusing on upcoming changes to the active and reserve Army structure during a two-day tour of the 7th Civil Support Command and the Kaiserslautern Military Community here Feb. 11-12.

  • Fort Lee graduates first class of Stryker maintainers

    Feb 16, 2012

    Twenty Soldiers are making history at Fort Lee, Va., today by being the first to graduate from the brand new Stryker Systems Maintainer military occupational specialty.


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