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  • '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.

  • American Legion and US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, working together for the troops

    Feb 16, 2012

    Fort Buchanan, PR- As part of the US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico's effort to build effective partnerships with members of the community, the 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC) received the visit of Mr. Fang A. Wong, National Commander of the American Legion, at the command headquarters, 31 Jan.

  • Winning the War on Terror with adaptable warriors

    Feb 16, 2012

    The acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, David McGinnis, and Dr. Wizdom Powell, with the White House Fellows, visited Camp Atterbury and Muscatatuck to meet with key leaders, tour facilities and observe pre and post-mobilization operations.

  • 368th Engineer Battalion Soldier surprises wife on Wheel of Fortune

    Feb 14, 2012

    Game show prize money? Fourteen thousand dollars. New Sony Tablet? Four hundred dollars. Reuniting with your spouse after a yearlong tour of duty? Priceless.

  • Civil Affairs team gets dirty to learn new ways to help Afghans

    Feb 10, 2012

    401st Civil Affairs Battalion gets ADAPT-ed for Afghanistan with intense week long training the heart of California's agribusiness.

  • Fort Meade Soldier hopes to make a difference on Capitol Hill

    Feb 10, 2012

    With the desire to positively influence the lives of Soldiers everywhere, Capt. Adrian Foster applied to the Army Congressional Fellowship Program -- and was accepted. Today, he looks forward to swapping Army fatigues and combat boots for suits and Oxfords.

  • Schofield Barracks Health Clinic's own recognized for outstanding support to Reserve component

    Feb 10, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For his unwavering support of Guard and Reserve employees, Maj. Todd Jackson, clinical nurse officer-in-charge at Schofield Barracks Health Clinic's Acute Care Clinic, earned the Patriot Award, Feb. 8.

  • Virtual Hurricane simulator helps prepares Army North for future missions, exercises

    Feb 10, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Imagine a category 4 hurricane approaching the southern coast of Florida: Where will it go? What damage will it do? A program, used by U.S. Army North, will help plan, train and operate for those types of scenarios.

  • Ultimate Food Fight - 37th Military Culinary Arts Competition begins this month

    Feb 9, 2012

    Attracting more than 300 competitors and featuring more than 650 judged events, the 37th Military Culinary Arts Competition is sure to sizzle this year at Fort Lee. The competition, which is free to attend and open to the general public, is scheduled to be held at the Post Field House Feb. 29 - March 7. Main events include the field cooking competition, ice carving and student team skills, where competitors will showcase their knowledge of cuts, chops and preparation techniques.

  • Tuskegee Airman shares history with deploying Soldiers

    Feb 6, 2012

    More than 60 Army Reserve Soldiers attended a meet-and-greet with a local member of the Second World War's famed Tuskegee Airmen, Jan. 27, 2012, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

  • Survey asks for PT uniform recommendations

    Feb 6, 2012

    The Army wants Soldier input about a potential upgrade to the Army's physical fitness uniform.

  • Task Force Hurricane in the forecast for northern Afghanistan

    Feb 6, 2012

    Soldiers of the 841st Engineer Battalion's headquarters and forward support companies lead by (L-R) 1st Lt. Santos Ortiz and 1st Sgt. Stephon McAffee, headquarters company, Capt. Geoffery Givens and 1st Sgt. Corey Thompson, Forward Support Company. Seated, (L-R) Florida Governor Rick Scott, 841st Engineer Battalion commander Lt. Col. William Schaper, 926th Engineer Brigade commander Col. Lew Irwin and Miami Dade College president Dr. Jose A. Vicente during a departure ceremony at Miami Dade College, Feb. 4, 2012. The two companies will deploy to Afghanistan as part of Task Force Hurricane to provide command and control of combat and construction missions. The task force will also collaborate with the Afghan National Army in Regional Command North to improve security, development, and governance of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene, 412th TEC Public Affairs)

  • Holiday demob surge no match for First Army Division East

    Feb 3, 2012

    With a normal demobilization load of about 4,600 troops coupled with a surge demob load of nearly 2,500 troops, First Army Division East personnel proved their professionalism and reinforced their reputation as the premier organization for demob support with the successful demobilization of more than 7,000 returning Warriors.

  • Training connects Arizona teachers and U.S. Army Reserve soldiers

    Feb 3, 2012

    In a quiet, empty classroom of an elementary school nestled in the Phoenix suburb of Buckeye, a teacher and four U.S. Army Reserve soldiers sit down for a conversation on Jan. 20, 2012. After all students were dismissed for the day, the long hallways echo footsteps of faculty as soldiers from Charlie Company from the 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion introduce themselves and begin a conversation with 5th grade teacher, Christy N. Sartiano at the West Park Elementary School.

  • Oswego community bids farewell to local heroes

    Feb 2, 2012

    The Oswego community showed up in full force to demonstrate their support and bid farewell to their local heroes, the men and women of the 444th Engineer Company, during a mobilization ceremony Jan. 31, 2012 in Oswego, New York.

  • Digital partnership improves health care access for veterans

    Feb 1, 2012

    Part of the demobilization process for Reserve and National Guard troops has gone digital with a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Eligibility Center and First Army Division East. In November 2011 the pair implemented an online application for returning service members to register for health benefits during the demobilization process, rather than the traditional paper application. This online application is helping thousands of returning troops get health benefits faster.

  • Crossing the Gap … Safely

    Jan 31, 2012

    Vehicle water crossings are an inevitable yet necessary task for Leaders, Soldiers and personnel to accomplish their mission. Because of the inherent danger in water crossings, it is imperative units conduct proper terrain analysis, personnel training in fording operations, equipment preparation and apply composite risk management during the planning process and well before the execution phase.

  • Reserve Soldiers 'more relevant' than ever

    Jan 31, 2012

    Amidst concerns of budget and troop reductions, Reserve Soldiers remain a critical component of America's defense, said the chief of the Army Reserve.

  • OC/Ts Sculpt the Faces of Future Warfighters

    Jan 31, 2012

    Mastering job skills while deployed can be quite difficult, but fortunately the Soldiers attending Silver Scimitar have the luxury of being trained by some of the best from the field. As the final week of Silver Scimitar 2012 begins, Soldiers participating in the training move from the classroom to applying what they've learned in a hands-on event.

  • Junior Warrant officer brings unique experience to Silver Scimitar

    Jan 31, 2012

    Silver Scimitar brings together Soldiers from many backgrounds and components, but Warrant Officer Christina Colby adds her unique experience to the annual training event. Colby is the first chairperson of the Junior Warrant Officers' Action Committee, a newly created organization sponsored by the U.S. Warrant Officer's Association. After 12 years as an enlisted Soldier, she was appointed as a warrant officer and quickly got involved in the association to help her peers.

  • Human Resources Soldiers begin Silver Scimitar 2012

    Jan 30, 2012

    Silver Scimitar is a U.S. Army Reserve Command-sponsored two-week training event that gives Human Resources Soldiers the training and expertise they need to sustain the fight.

  • VA facility fittingly named after Army Reserve Civil Affairs Officer and doctor

    Jan 30, 2012

    As the nation begins to draw down its forces, more and more veterans will be entering the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system. As of January 25, 2012 veterans in Southern California have access to a new, state of the art medical facility now named after a civil affairs Soldier who was also, fittingly, a doctor of optometry.

  • Program connects Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers with units

    Jan 30, 2012

    The newly created Individual Ready Reserve Affiliation Program allows IRR Soldiers and their families to maintain a connection to the military community through an affiliation with the local reserve-component unit that is closest to their home.

  • New Jersey Army Reserve Soldier receives 'Chaplain of the Year' Award

    Jan 30, 2012

    Chaplain (Capt.) Karen A. Hallett (third from left) was presented the 'Chaplain of the Year' award at the Reserve Officers Association National Security Convention in Washington, D.C. Jan. 30, 2012. Hallett is pictured following the awards ceremony with Col. Kristina D. Moeller, USARC Chaplain, Brig. Gen. Douglas R. Satterfield, deputy commanding general, 412th Theater Engineer Command, and Rev. Ron Brovold. (Photo: 1st Lt. Jae Bin Ahn)

  • Army Reserve exceeds former active duty service members' expectations

    Jan 27, 2012

    For Specialists Jose' Duprey and Emilio Aguiar, coming off active duty into the Army Reserve meant new challenges.

  • Reservists finish detainee operations in Afghanistan

    Jan 27, 2012

    A company of Army Reservists stepped inside the Special Events Center at Fort Carson, Colo., Jan. 21, 2012, after completing a one-year deployment handling detainee operations in Afghanistan.

  • Army's 'best kept secret' floats

    Jan 26, 2012

    The 824th Transportation Company, a Reserve unit from Moorehead City, N.C., just arrived in Kuwait to start their yearlong deployment. The home away from home has a unique feature, it floats.

  • Dental company commander brings lifetime of knowledge

    Jan 26, 2012

    After 21 years away from the Army and retiring from dentistry in the civilian sector, Daniel P. Alston returned to serve in the Army Reserve, and now commands the 143rd Dental Company (Area Support) Forward as a lieutenant colonel.

  • Facebook: Please use responsibly

    Jan 24, 2012

    While social media like Facebook allow Soldiers to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, strangers and enemies of the U.S. might also be keeping tabs on Soldiers as well.

  • Miami Soldier attends 'State of the Union' Address

    Jan 23, 2012

    2nd Lt. Brittany Ramos, assigned to the 841st Engineer Battalion, had the chance of a lifetime at the State of the Union address Jan. 24, 2012, thanks to an invitation from Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The 22-year old was selected for the opportunity following an impressive interview with Schultz's District Office staff. Ramos, a native of Flower Mound, Texas, and an Honors BOLC graduate last year, is proud of her family's Army strong heritage.

  • Olympic hopeful Sgt. Charles Blackwell: Boxing is pure

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Five years ago, Sgt. Charles Blackwell --then a civilian -- did something ridiculous. He brazenly walked into the University of Las Vegas boxing club and said he wanted to lace up the gloves. UNLV wasn't just any team; the University had just won the 2006 National title. Blackwell wasn't just any boxing hopeful; he was a novice with absolutely zero experience. He wasn't even a student, just a campus visitor to where his sister was attending.

  • Home from Afghanistan

    Jan 14, 2012

    Ponce, PR- Approximately 100 soldiers assigned to the 475th Eng. Co., 1st Mission Support Command, US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, came home to an emotive and happy reception, 14 Jan., after a yearlong mobilization in Afghanistan.

  • Last logistics battalion returns from Iraq

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (January 12, 2012)--When Soldiers from the 275th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion deployed to Iraq last March, they embarked on a historic 10-month mission that helped close the chapter on more than

  • Spc. Justin Pfeiffer finds passion in helping others

    Jan 9, 2012

    Spc. Justin Pfeiffer, a medic with the 365th Engineer Battalion, was recently recognized by his leadership for spearheading a successful fundraising event to support the unit's Family Readiness Group. Pfeiffer is pictured with his mother, Jodie Miller, and Brig. Gen. Douglas R. Satterfield, deputy commanding general of the 412th Theater Engineer Command following the awards ceremony in Schuylkill, Pa., Dec. 11, 2011. (Photo: 2nd Lt. Renee Zimmerman)

  • Civil Affairs Soldiers Use Real World Scenario to Train for Overseas Deployment

    Jan 8, 2012

    The 418th Civil Affairs Battalion of Belton, Mo., combined realistic deployment training with real-world disaster management planning.

  • 326th Quartermaster Company Wins Philip A. Connelly Award

    Jan 6, 2012

    Soldiers from the 326th Quartermaster Company recently came together to compete and prove that they have what it takes to be the best and on Dec. 28 it was announced that the 326th was the Army Reserve Command winner of 44th Philip A. Connelly Award. Soldiers from the 326th competed in multiple United States Army Reserve Command level competitions before being announced as the winners.

  • Reserve website offers 600,000 jobs to veterans

    Jan 6, 2012

    The large number of veterans coming out of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are a good resource for American businesses looking for great employees, said an Army Reserve general.

  • Reserve Soldiers, Marines team up in Toys for Tots

    Jan 3, 2012

    Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to Army Sustainment Command joined Marine Reservists to deliver Toys for Tots.

  • Spc. Megan Henry takes 'World-Class' shot at Olympics

    Jan 3, 2012

    It's not your everyday sleigh ride. Sliding headfirst down an icy trail at speeds in excess of 80 mph is 'like jumping out of an airplane without leaving the ground,' according to Spc. Megan Henry.

  • Memphis 2nd graders send letters, care packages to Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Dec 30, 2011

    2nd graders at Lausanne Collegiate School proudly show letters and snacks they have prepared for the Soldiers of the 689th Engineer Company currently deployed to Afghanistan.

  • Reservists celebrate holidays in Afghanistan

    Dec 30, 2011

    FOB Pasab, Afghanistan- Soldiers assigned to the 389th Finance Detachment, US Army Reserve Puerto Rico, who recently arrived to Afghanistan, took a moment to celebrate the holiday season.

  • Best in Army Food Service Honored

    Dec 28, 2011

    The winning units for the 2012 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army food service have been selected for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components. The U.S. Army Quartermaster School, which is part of the Combined Arms Support Command, headquartered at Fort Lee, Va., manages the program through the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence. The International Food Service Executives Association and Department of the Army G-4 are co-sponsors of this awards program.

  • Army Reservist wins Operation Rising Star

    Dec 27, 2011

    Army Reserve Sgt. Melissa Neal, a former active-duty Soldier and current military wife and mother, added Operation Rising Star winner to her repertoire Dec. 17, 2011, at Fort Sam Houston Theatre.

  • Soldiers, community leaders receive awards for contribution to unit success

    Dec 27, 2011

    Several local community leaders were recognized for their volunteerism and valuable contribution to the 36th Engineer Battalion Dec. 11, 2011, Schuylkill, Pa. Pictured with the group are Brig. Gen. Douglas R. Satterfield, deputy commander of the 412th Theater Engineer Command, and his wife Nancy (third from right).(Photo: 2nd Lt. Renee Zimmerman)

  • Austin Army Reservist receives Purple Heart

    Dec 27, 2011

    In these images released by Texas Military Forces Col. Leroy Ontiberos received several military honors during a small ceremony in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, December 27, 2011. Army Maj. Gens. Gary Bunch and Jaye Wells pinned the Meritorious Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Purple Heart on Ontiberos as several members of his family and friends observed the military ritual. Prior to the ceremony, Allen Bergeron, a representative from the Employer Support of the Guard/Reserve committee, presented a plaque to his longtime civilian employer for his continued support. (Photo/100th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Melissa Bright)

  • Washington legislators see needs, abilities of Army Reserve

    Dec 23, 2011

    The 88th Regional Support Command conducted an Army Reserve Day in Washington State to demonstrate the needs and capabilities of the Army Reserve in conjunction with operational readiness.

  • Soldier's lengthy job search not unique in bad economy

    Dec 22, 2011

  • Army Reserve opens new headquarters

    Dec 21, 2011

    The Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve has relocated to its new headquarters building at Ft. Belvoir, Va.