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  • Army Reserve Engineer Soldiers build real-world structures to improve training for all

    Jul 19, 2012

    Improvements at Fort Hunter Liggett's Base Camp Milpitas are a tangible benefit of Combat Support Training Exercise 91

  • Dempsey: Forming partnerships vital for future force

    Jul 18, 2012

    In an increasingly competitive fiscal and security environment, major powers need to develop partnerships, and partnerships take work, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said today at the National Guard Symposium on Mutual Security Cooperation.

  • Special day celebrates military heritage at youth enrichment camp

    Jul 18, 2012

    During the week of July 8-13, the Army Reserve Child, Youth and School Services, CYSS, held their annual Enrichment Camp in conjunction with the YMCA at Camp Hanes.

  • Pennsylvania's own promoted to brigadier general

    Jul 17, 2012

    Mr. Doug Johnson presents flower bouquets to Brig. Gen. Lewis G. Irwin's family, wife Marcia (right), and daughters Eva and 2nd Lt. Mary Irwin, during the 926th Engineer Brigade commander's promotion ceremony on July 14, 2012 at the USARC headquarters, Ft Bragg, N.C. (Photo: Capt. Maryjane Falefa Porter, 412th TEC Public Affairs)

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity participates in Golden Cargo 2012

    Jul 16, 2012

    More than 240 Soldiers arrived at Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Ind., July 8, 2012, to participate in the national military exercise called "Golden Cargo."

  • Army vessel rescues civilian sailor from sinking sailboat

    Jul 16, 2012

    The Army Reserve vessel USAV Robert T. Kuroda, responded to a U.S. Coast Guard request for assistance in the rescue of a civilian on a disabled sailboat, near San Nicholas Island, Calif., July 9, 2012.

  • Maintenance keeps Golden Cargo moving

    Jul 16, 2012

    For military troops participating in Operation Golden Cargo, a two-week nationwide logistics mission, finding and fixing maintenance problems is a constant task.

  • Movement Control Teams: Golden Cargo's gateway to convoy operations

    Jul 15, 2012

    Operation Golden Cargo, a logistical exercise for Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers who transport truckloads of ammunition across the U.S., has a specialized team of Soldiers that keeps convoys on track.

  • Golden Cargo puts Reservists, Guardsmen to work

    Jul 13, 2012

    Golden Cargo takes place across the western half the United States this month as members of the U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard and Navy work alongside civilians in the handling and shipping of ammunition to strategic locations.

  • Deputy Reserve chief receives NAACP award

    Jul 13, 2012

    The deputy chief of the Army Reserve received the 2012 Benjamin L. Hooks Distinguished Service Award for promoting equal opportunity at the annual conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, July 10, 2012.

  • Operation Golden Cargo gets green light

    Jul 11, 2012

    Thousands of military troops took to the road this week as part of Operation Golden Cargo, a two-week logistics operation to move ammunition to installations throughout the United States, which started July 9, 2012.

  • Army Reserve Soldier becomes Tough Mudder for Wounded Warrior

    Jul 10, 2012

    Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Thomas Reneau, a native of Belmont, N.H. and assigned to 368th Engineer Battalion, competes in Tough Mudder to help raise money to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project July 15, 2012 in Vermont.

  • Vicksburg Army Reserve Soldiers welcome their new First Sergeant

    Jul 9, 2012

    GEORGE A. MORRIS ARMY RESERVE CENTER, Miss.--Soldiers, families and friends looked on as HHC, 412th Theater Engineer Command, transfers responsibility from outgoing first sergeant, 1st Sgt. Julius Horne, to incoming first sergeant, 1st Sgt. Richard Broussard, during a change of responsibility ceremony held here July 8, 2012.

  • Reserve and Guard Invest in the future to meet threats

    Jul 9, 2012

    The Newark Armed Forces Reserve Center officially opened for business during a standing-room-only ribbon-cutting ceremony today.

  • Fort Hunter Liggett Change of Command set for July 12

    Jul 8, 2012

    The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett Change of Command ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. in the Post Theater on Infantry Road.

  • 412th TEC command team visits troops at Warrior Exercise

    Jul 5, 2012

    Maj. Gen. William Buckler, Jr., commander, 412th Theater Engineer Command, checks out a sandbox illustration as company leaders brief plan details at Warrior Exercise, Fort McCoy, June 19, 2012. The 412th command team spent three days observing troops in action and engaging with commanders about training standard, objectives and strategies necessary to improve readiness levels and to meet Army Force Generation requirements. More than 1,100 Soldiers from 412th downtrace units were at Fort McCoy for extended combat training.

  • Reserve sustainment command finishes post-mobilization training with Division West

    Jul 2, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, an Army Reserve logistics unit headquartered in Coraopolis, Pa., has finished two months of training here with Division West and will soon deploy to Kuwait.

  • Lee takes command of the 91st Training Division at Fort Hunter Liggett

    Jul 2, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Jon D. Lee takes charge as Brig. Gen. James T. Cook retires

  • Army Reserve civilian Bosses visit Fort Hunter Liggett

    Jul 1, 2012

    The 91st Training Division hosted 22 employers for a BossLift June 23 during Warrior Exercise 2012 at Fort Hunter Liggett

  • Pittsburgh Army Reserve unit arrives in Kuwait

    Jul 1, 2012

    More than 240 Pittsburgh-based Army Reserve Soldiers of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) arrived at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 1, 2012, to begin their unit's second overseas deployment.

  • 11th Aviation commander joins in gunnery and flight activities

    Jun 29, 2012

    As Company B, 1/214th General Support Aviation Battalion conducted their annual training in and around the mountains of Boise, Brig. Gen. Pete Quinn, commander of the 11th Aviation Command, stopped by to observe some of the training on June 21.

  • 59th Ordnance Brigade welcomes new commander

    Jun 29, 2012

    Col. Thomas A. Rivard assumed command of the U.S. Army Ordnance School's 59th Ordnance Brigade in a ceremony June 29 on Whittington Field.

  • U.S., Honduras mark end of Beyond the Horizon Honduras with closing ceremony

    Jun 28, 2012

    NACO, Honduras -- Service members from the U.S. and Honduras joined together June 26 at Forward Operating Base, Naco, Honduras, for the closing ceremony for Beyond the Horizon Honduras 2012.

  • 85th Support Command runners compete in 200-mile relay from Madison to Chicago

    Jun 26, 2012

    MADISON, Wis. -- These people just love to run. It is that love that kept members of the "85th Road Runners" running for 200 miles, non-stop for more than 24 hours, all the way to a finish line in Chicago.

  • Reserve CEO outlines Army's push for better energy use

    Jun 25, 2012

    Army Reserve Command Chief Executive Officer Addison Davis spoke June 25, 2012, before the Association of Climate Change Officers' annual Defense, National Security and Climate Change conference in Washington, D.C.

  • USACE reservist gets help from A's in making daughter's 16th birthday sweet

    Jun 25, 2012

    Best birthday present ever! Army Specialist Scott Pearce surprised his daughter Allie by showing up at the A's-Giants' game at the Oakland Coliseum on June 22. Allie was celebrating her 16th birthday by throwing out the first pitch. Pearce, 40, is a reservist serving as a heavy equipment operator with the 721st Engineering Company based out of Grand Prairie, Texas, and also a seasonal engineering equipment operator for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District.

  • Division West Soldiers work at 2012 NBA Finals

    Jun 25, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Two Division West Soldiers experienced the recent 2012 National Basketball Association's Finals here in a unique way.

  • Army Reserve MP battalion spearheads training efforts at Golden Coyote

    Jun 21, 2012

    Pvt. Niels Mortensen, Danish Home Guard, searches Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Flores, 382nd MP Battalion, 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, during a training exercise June 14, 2012, at Golden Coyote, Rapid City, S.D.

  • 100th Army Band plays at Cincinnati Reds game on Flag Day

    Jun 20, 2012

    The 100th Army Band from Fort Knox, Ky. traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio to perform on Flag Day, June 14.

  • Fort A.P. Hill welcomes new garrison commander

    Jun 20, 2012

    Lt. Col. Peter E. Dargle assumed command of Fort A.P. Hill from Lt. Col. Jack Haefner at a change of command ceremony June 18 at Fort A. P. Hill.

  • 338th MI Battalion Reserve Soldiers train on Camp Bullis

    Jun 20, 2012

    Nearly 100 Reserve Soldiers of the 338th Military Intelligence Battalion performed annual training at Camp Bullis, Texas, for the first two weeks of June not only to enhance their warrior and specialty skills but also to get to know one another.

  • Effort puts faces with names of state's fallen

    Jun 18, 2012

    At an Armed Forces Day Welcome Home Parade in Richmond. Va., Chief Warrant Officer 5 Candis R. Martin was one of several people who joined the procession carrying large banners displaying an image -- hers showing a smiling, Stetson-wearing son, 1st Lt. Thomas M. Martin.

  • Army's top drill sergeants to square off against each other

    Jun 18, 2012

    Six of the U.S. Army's best drill sergeants will compete for the title of 2012 Army Drill Sergeant of the Year, June 25-29, 2012, at Fort Eustis, Va.

  • Fort Hunter Liggett's 91st Training Division hosts competition for German Armed Forces badge

    Jun 18, 2012

    The 91st Training Division awards 54 German Armed Forces Proficiency Badges to Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines after two-day competition

  • Warrior Exercise 2012 at Fort Hunter Liggett includes detainee role players for realistic training

    Jun 17, 2012

    MPs from Louisiana and Nebraska join to bring skills to role-playing in Warrior Exercise 2012 at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.

  • Future system to streamline Army HR and Soldier pay

    Jun 14, 2012

    For the first time, the Army will automatically execute pay actions in response to approved personnel information changes, such as a change in grade or dependents via future system.

  • PTSD: Knowing what's wrong, getting help

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Shell shock. Battle fatigue. Combat stress reaction. Traumatic war neurosis. These are all terms from past wars to describe what is now called post traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is defined as a mental health problem that can occur when a person has been through a traumatic event.

  • Talley takes command of Army Reserve

    Jun 12, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley assumed command of the U.S. Army Reserve Command at a ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 9, 2012.

  • 411th Engineers assume control of operations in Afghanistan

    Jun 12, 2012

    Soldiers of the 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, officially took command and control of military engineering units throughout Afghanistan, June 4, 2012, in a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Rare event: Security Team gets First Army combat patch

    Jun 11, 2012

    For only the second time in more than fifty years, First Army Soldiers are deployed in support of ongoing operations Afghanistan, filling an Army requirement for Security Force Assisting and Advising Teams (SFAAT). A combat patch ceremony took place May 31 at Forward Operating Base Gamberi during which a dozen First Army Soldiers placed the First Army patch on their right shoulders.

  • Unit mobilization provides stability for mission, Reserve Soldiers

    Jun 11, 2012

    Beginning November, the 174th Infantry Brigade will replace its' individually voluntary mobilized Soldiers with one of the brigade's six Reserve battalions.

  • Operational U.S. Army Reserve assists in Guatemala

    Jun 11, 2012

    U.S. Army Reserve engineers assigned to the 1st Mission Support Command are currently playing a critical role during the U.S. Southern Command Theater Security Cooperation known as Beyond the Horizon.

  • Birmingham reserve unit evaluated for the 2013 Connelly Awards

    Jun 9, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Wardell Davis, Food Service NCOIC, 926th Engineer Battalion Forward Support Company, 926th Engineer Brigade, inspects the cooks before the start of the evaluation process by Chief Warrant Officer Danny Tindel, U.S. Army Reserve Command, June 9, 2012 in Birmingham, Ala.

  • Soldier serves with big heart, helps Afghan children

    Jun 7, 2012

    On one blustery Sunday morning, Spc. Helen Jeschow is enfolded in a bright blue wave of burqas the minute she walks through the gate, as women enveloped head-to-toe in the traditional garb of the region rush to greet her.

  • Occupational therapist joins Reserve to better understand, connect to patients

    Jun 7, 2012

    HONOLULU -- One of Tripler Army Medical Center's occupational therapists answered the nation's call, May 30, when she took the oath and was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.

  • Warriors of yesterday, today commemorate D-Day together

    Jun 6, 2012

    When Eugene Cook jumped into Normandy during the predawn hours of June 6, 1944, he landed several miles from his intended drop zone.

  • Asian Pacific Islander Heritage martial arts demonstration

    Jun 6, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Joel Quebec demonstrates two martial arts weapons forms during Asian Pacific Islander Heritage month activties at the 81st Regional Support Command on May 16, 2012.

  • Army Reserve officer reflects on positive experience at WHINSEC

    Jun 6, 2012

    Lt. Col. Victor Green (Right): "It's the opportunity to share diversity and the camaraderie that is developed during the course of a year that last a lifetime." Green is pictured here during a class visit to the U.S. Capitol in 2006. At the time he was attending resident the ILE course at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • 207th Army Liaison Team completes border ops mission in Afghanistan

    Jun 4, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Douglas Satterfield, deputy commander, 412th Theater Engineer Command, welcomes home Col. Teddy Byrd, commander, 207th Army Liaison Team, and Sgt. Maj. John Baldridge. The 207th operated a Joint Border Coordination Center in southern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • D-Day commemorations offer troops a glimpse at past

    Jun 2, 2012

    SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE, France -- As American service members prepare for events to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the D-Day landing, there are many opportunities to better understand the legacy of valor that stems from the hedgerows and beaches of Normandy.

  • Army Reserve investing big in Puerto Rico

    Jun 1, 2012

    San Juan, PR- The US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Army Reserve Center at Puerto Nuevo, a neighborhood in the Puerto Rico's capital city, 1 June 2012.

  • 311th Signal Command warriors compete for "Best of the Best" title

    May 31, 2012

    Asia and Pacific Signal non-commissioned officers and Soldiers, both Active Duty and Reserve, convened in Hawaii for four grueling days of tough challenges at the 2012 "Best of the Best" 311th Signal Command (Theater) Best Warrior Competition. Since the 311th is a multi-component unit, winners go on to the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command Army, USARPAC and Army Reserve Competition.

  • Up, Up & Away Day Camp held at 81st Regional Support Command

    May 29, 2012

    Approximately 40 Army Reserve children from all over the southeast region ranging from the ages of six to 14 attended a "Up, Up, and Away" day camp hosted by the 81st Regional Support Command's Child Youth & School Services and the Mad Science organization on May 19.

  • 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.