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  • Fort McCoy training totals surpass 134,000 troops in FY 2011

    Oct 13, 2011

    Training totals at Fort McCoy surpassed 134,000 personnel in fiscal year (FY) 2011, which ended Sept. 30. The total is up more than 23,000 personnel from FY 2010 totals and continues the installation's record of having trained more than 100,000 personnel annually since FY 1984.

  • Army overhauling personnel management

    Oct 13, 2011

    The all-volunteer force can expect several changes in terms of promotion, evaluation and professional development as the Army looks at new strategies for overhauling its personnel management system.

  • The 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command flavor

    Oct 12, 2011

    It was time to spice up Camp Arifjan. In honor of the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's arrival in Kuwait and Hispanic Heritage Month, a special meal was prepared in the Zone 2 dining facility Oct. 5.

  • Pack it up, move it out

    Oct 12, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Nearly 1,200 containers of serviceable material and more than 35,000 line items are sitting in the Theater Redistribution Center here at any one time. That's a lot of stuff.

  • 364th ESC uncases its colors

    Oct 12, 2011

    The 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command from Marysville, Wash. officially assumed their role in the responsible drawdown of forces from Iraq October 6, 2011 with an unfurling of their colors and a patching ceremony. This is the first deployment for the command which has only stood for two years.

  • Army 10-Miler at Camp Buehring

    Oct 12, 2011

    Troops from the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command from Marysville, Wash., traveled from Camp Arifjan to run and compete in the Army 10-Miler at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Oct. 2, a shadow race based on the Army 10-Miler held annually in Washington D.C.

  • Guard, Reserve programs focus on jobs, family support

    Oct 12, 2011

    The Army National Guard and Army Reserve are both committed to building a strong, resilient force through family programs and lowering unemployment, their chiefs said this week.

  • Rodriguez stresses importance of the Reserve Component as an operational force

    Oct 10, 2011

    Gen. David Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, highlighted the critical role of Reserve Component Soldiers and units during the keynote address at the Maj. Gen. Robert G. Moorhead Guard/Reserve Breakfast at the 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the United States Army.

  • 38th Regional Support Group Change of Command Ceremony

    Oct 6, 2011

    The 38th Regional Support Group held a change of command ceremony for incoming commander Lt. Col. Bryan G. Peterson, and outgoing commander Col. Robert M. Pelletier, Oct. 1. The 38th RSG is the largest Army Reserve force in the state of West Virginia.

  • 807th Medical Maintenance helps Honduran hospital

    Sep 30, 2011

    The 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) biomedical repair team has decided to help make a difference at the Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, by repairing much-needed equipment that the hospital can't afford to repair.

  • 7th CSC shares knowledge with Romanian and German soldiers

    Sep 29, 2011

    Soldiers of the 7th Civil Support Command conducted a combined partnership event with Soldiers from the Romanian and German armies who came to share their skills and knowledge with the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade and experience firsthand how to qualify on U.S. weapon systems here at Daenner Kaserne, here Sept. 14.

  • HRC deputy becomes Army's first female African-American major general

    Sep 29, 2011

    The deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command became the first-ever female U.S. Army African-American officer to obtain the rank of major general during her promotion and departure ceremony at the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex Thursday.

  • Fort Lee set to host 2011 Best Warrior

    Sep 28, 2011

    The annual competition that showcases the skills, personal strength and commitment of the U.S. Army Soldier will make its 10th start here next week.

  • A 412th TEC Soldier explain the advantages of balancing his civilian and Army Reserve careers.

    Sep 26, 2011

    Educational Benefits & civilian skills training- Sgt. Cory Syvinski, 716th Engineer Co., 412th Theater Engineer Command discusses some of the ways the The U.S. Army Reserve has benefited him.

  • 215th Quartermaster Det. Deactivation

    Sep 26, 2011

    215th Quartermaster Detachment deactivates. The 242nd Quartermaster Company, 310th Quartermaster Detachment and the 331st Quartermaster Team are new units to activate on September 24 2011.

  • 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade launches first Army Reserve MEB Academy

    Sep 25, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, Hawaii -- The 9th Mission Support Command's 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade kicked off the first-ever, U.S. Army Reserve MEB Academy, here, Sept. 17-18.

  • Medics maintain skills during deployment

    Sep 23, 2011

    Continuing education is more than a concept for Soldiers with the 256th Combat Support Hospital serving at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. Every week, they hold training exercises that simulate treating Soldiers in an emergency situation. The Army Reservists from Ohio take time to maintain, refresh and improve their medical skills so that they are prepared for the many possibilities that deployments bring.

  • 311th hosts Signal Regimental Week

    Sep 22, 2011

    Signaleers from the Pacific and around the globe gathered Sept 12-16 for Signal Regimental Week in Hawaii. This year's annual event celebrated 151 years of the Signal Corps Regiment, and consisted of two days of tactical and technical forums for Signal leaders, a golf scramble, a prayer breakfast, and culminated with a Regimental Run and Formal Signal Regimental Ball.

  • Army Reservist team up with Malaysian Army to provide medical care to rural village

    Sep 22, 2011

    Members of the 1984th are partnering with the Malaysian Army and the local community in one of two medical civil action programs that are part of Keris Strike 2011, a bilateral exercise with the Malaysian Army that focuses on strengthening ties and increasing interoperability.

  • FORSCOM holds Career Counselors of the Year competition

    Sep 22, 2011

    Soldiers from the 16 major subordinate commands across U.S. Army Forces Command came to compete to become the FORSCOM Career Counselor of the Year for either the Active or Reserve Component, Sept. 20-21.

  • 75th Division conducts Zanzibar exercise as part of Natural Fire 11

    Sep 21, 2011

    Twenty-five members of the 5th Brigade of the 75th Division from California recently participated in Natural Fire 11, a bilateral, multinational exercise held in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The 5th Brigade along with approximately 325 members of the armed forces of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and the United States trained side-by-side on the remote African island.

  • Streamlining Army mobilization process focus of committee visit

    Sep 19, 2011

    Ten general officers, representing the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee, met at First Army Headquarters Sept. 12 to review regulations for reserve-component policies concerning mobilization and demobilization procedures.

  • Ordnance School ceremony signals end of BRAC

    Sep 19, 2011

    As the construction equipment has all but disappeared from the Fort Lee landscape, it signifies that the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure initiatives have come to an end.

  • JOAX offers Reserve and Active Duty Soldiers a rare chance to train as one airborne Army

    Sep 19, 2011

    Paratroopers of the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion based in Riverdale, Md., along with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg participated in a Joint Operational Access Exercise September 11th and 12th. The JOAX brought together civil affairs and infantry Soldiers in a combined effort to complete a night airborne operation with follow-on missions, which replicate real world scenarios.

  • JOAX offers Reserve, active-duty Soldiers chance to together

    Sep 19, 2011

    Paratroopers of the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion, along with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division participated in a Joint Operational Access Exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 11-12, 2011.

  • Chicago Battalion NCOs stay Army Strong with Combatives training

    Sep 19, 2011

    To help the Chicago Soldiers maintain their fighting edge and fulfill the Army training requirements, the Battalion trainers coordinated with a local Military Police (MP) Reserve unit to provide the Level One Basic Combatives Course.

  • Welcoming ceremony greets Army Reserve crew and vessel

    Sep 19, 2011

    U.S. Army Reservists from the 9th Mission Support Command sailed into port, here, Aug 19, after a lengthy journey from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

  • Civil Affairs Soldiers seize initiative and leverage technology

    Sep 17, 2011

    Army Reserve Civil Affairs Soldiers use innovative technologies to build critical skills.

  • Army Strong: Home of Sustainment Completes BRAC 2005

    Sep 14, 2011

    The Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee have successfully completed their portion of the Army's largest institutional transformation ever -- Base Realignment and Closure 2005.

  • 85th Reserve Support Command Supports Sept. 11th 10-Year Anniversary Events in Chicagoland

    Sep 13, 2011

    The 85th Army Reserve Support Command of Arlington Heights, Ill. celebrates the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 by supporting several Chicagoland events. U.S. Army photos by: Staff Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor and Sgt. Carrie Castillo, 85th Support Command Public Affairs Office.

  • 994th Medical Detachment ensures safe food for servicemembers

    Sep 12, 2011

    The 994th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) set up the first U.S. Army Reserve-operated food surveillance laboratory in Third Army's area of responsibility early this month.

  • Fort McCoy mobilization/demobilization chapter winding down

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The departure of the 236th and 1022nd Engineer Companies from Fort McCoy in late September will bring to a close a significant chapter in Fort McCoy's history. The pair of Army National Guard companies -- one from Texas, the other from Louisiana -- will be the last to deploy from Fort McCoy. According to Brad Stewart, director, Directorate Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy, Fort McCoy will conclude its mobilization mission as the Army begins to drawdown its unit requirements in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Mobilization ending at Fort McCoy

    Sep 8, 2011

    As the Army begins to drawdown its unit requirements in Iraq and Afghanistan, Fort McCoy's mobilization mission is ending this month.

  • Overseas training connects active, Reserve Soldiers

    Sep 6, 2011

    Thousands of National Guard and Reserve Soldiers this year experienced overseas deployment training in Europe as a means to prepare for a unit deployment to a command theater operation, a security operation, a forward presence or mission support activities.

  • OCONUS Program saves money, builds Soldier skills

    Sep 6, 2011

    Nail by nail, and tile by tile, Soldiers of the 375th Engineer Company toiled in an unexpected German heat wave to put the finishing touches on two squat concrete buildings in the training fields of Hohenfels Training Area. Units like the 375th have been working on this building since the beginning of the summer as part of Overseas Deployment Training (ODT), a program that gives Reserve and National Guard Soldiers an opportunity to train, participate in exercises and provide support to Soldiers stationed overseas.

  • Reserve Chaplain bridges gap during UFG

    Sep 6, 2011

    CAMP WALKER, DAEGU, Republic of Korea -- Army Chaplains spend their days offering advice to Soldiers and are the spiritual advisors for commanders; during Ulchi Freedom Guardian one Reserve chaplain took on a much different role. When the commanding general of the 200th Military Police Command needed to communicate his thoughts and intent with his Republic of Korea counterparts, he looked toward Chaplain (Capt.) Barnabas Kim.

  • Signal Soldiers connect 200th MPC to Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 6, 2011

    CAMP WALKER, DAEGU, Republic of Korea -- Always expect the unexpected and assume nothing ever goes according to plan. For the 200th Military Police Command's communication specialists, ensuring multiple command teams here and at Fort Meade, Md., were connected was a challenge faced head-on during Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011.

  • National Guard Military Police aid, learn from counterparts in Germany

    Sep 2, 2011

    The Overseas Deployment Training program gives Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers an opportunity to train, participate in exercises, and provide support to Soldiers stationed overseas.

  • MRAP teams enable USACE to deliver quality construction

    Sep 1, 2011

    Teams of National Guardsmen and Reservists protect members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who go "outside the wire" to project sites. Without them, the Afghanistan Engineer District-South couldn't carry out its mission to design and build projects that are a critical component of creating the conditions for stability and security in Afghanistan.

  • Obama vows solid support for veterans

    Aug 31, 2011

    As the United States deals with its fiscal challenges, President Barack Obama emphasized today that it won't do so at the cost of its military and won't "balance the budget on the backs of our veterans."

  • CID Mentorship program bridges active Army, Reserve relationships

    Aug 31, 2011

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- From basic training to the battlefield, Soldiers take care of Soldiers. Taking care of each other is the simple model for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's mentorship program between the active-component and reserve-component CID units.

  • First Army provides Guard, Reserve medics realistic training

    Aug 31, 2011

    The most realistic training available for Army National Guard and Army Reserve medics resides at the 24 Medical Simulation Training Centers Army-wide.

  • American Disaster: Training to respond

    Aug 31, 2011

    Federal, state and local disaster responders, with Department of Defense counterparts, are working together here to ensure America has a trained and ready force poised to respond to various natural disasters or terrorist attacks should America face another large-scale terrorist attack.

  • 4th STB assumes responsibility of new mission

    Aug 25, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- While most service members would already be settled into their mission as they neared the mid-point of a deployment, the Soldiers of 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, are embarking on a new mission at the halfway mark of their deployment on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq. "It's an exciting time as we step away from all the base closure tasks that we had taken on as the Mayor Cell," said Lt. Col. John Hickey, the commander of 4th STB, and an Alexandria, Va., native. "We're posturing to become responsible for some of the human resources and finance units across Iraq, as well as the Convoy Support Center, a strategic hub for convoys departing Iraq."

  • Battalion officer tackles logistics endeavor

    Aug 25, 2011

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Maj. Eric VanDeWalle, the logistical officer for the 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and a native of La Grande, Ore. never knew that he and Napoleon Bonaparte, the famed military leader from Corsica, share a common knowledge regarding logistics.

  • Family reunites during deployment

    Aug 25, 2011

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- For almost all service members, a deployment means a guaranteed long-term separation from their families. The past decade, it's been a familiar occurrence for military personnel to deploy to the Middle East leaving their loved ones behind in the United States.

  • Forward Surgical Team keeps Soldiers in the fight

    Aug 24, 2011

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of the 1982nd Forward Surgical Team have been up to the task of operating at Forward Operating Base Shank since arriving in Afghanistan late last year.

  • Army Reserve's senior military police NCO reflects on importance of Reserve partnerships

    Aug 24, 2011

    Fifty Soldiers from the 200th Military Police Command are on the ground in the Republic of Korea (ROK), while a rear detachment at Fort Meade, MD prepares long-range plans for the unit. The command is not only playing a pivotal role in exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011, but is receiving praise for standing out above the fray. From just outside the unit's tactical operations center (TOC) at Camp Walker in southern ROK, the 200th's Command Sergeant Major Kurtis J. Timmer shared his insight early into the two-week command training exercise.

  • 200th MPC prepares for wartime mission during Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011

    Aug 23, 2011

    More than 50 Soldiers assigned to the 200th Military Police Command deployed to the Republic of Korea this month to participate in Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011.

  • 166th follows up on units' training

    Aug 22, 2011

    In an effort to improve training future units, key leaders of the 166th Aviation Brigade met with active-duty commanders of Task Force Thunder (159th Combat Aviation Brigade) in Afghanistan about the Reserve and National Guard units augmenting them on deployment. They also talked to the National Guard and Reserve commanders about the training their Soldiers received before the deployment.

  • MG Gerety leaves 81st RSC

    Aug 22, 2011

    MG Bill Gerety relinquishes his command on Friday, Aug. 19.

  • ASC trains Reserve Soldiers for deployment

    Aug 22, 2011

    Army Reserve Soldiers from around the country received training from the Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 19. Soldiers assigned to ASC trained reservists for deployment into theater to support its 401st and 402nd Army Field Support Brigades.

  • Army Reserve, ASIST training helping Soldiers take care of Soldiers

    Aug 22, 2011

    The training was called Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training or ASIST. The trainees are a collection of volunteers, Soldiers and Family members from the Army Reserve's 200th Military Police Command.

  • 81st Regional Support Change of Command ceremony

    Aug 21, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. " Maj. Gen. William H. Gerety relinquished command of the 81st Regional Support Command to acting commander Brig. Gen. Mark C. Arnold during a change of command ceremony here on Aug 19, 2011.

  • Soldiers, vets initially denied Purple Heart for concussive injury may resubmit

    Aug 19, 2011

    Active-duty and reserve-component Soldiers, as well as veterans, who were denied Purple Heart awards for concussive or mild traumatic brain injuries, are encouraged to resubmit documentation for reconsideration of the medal.

  • Suicide awareness video aimed at first-line supervisors

    Aug 19, 2011

    A new suicide prevention awareness video just released by the Army is aimed primarily at both junior leadership and first-line supervisors, to let them know their responsibility to be the first to identify and assist those in need.

  • New York Adjutant General Opens New Long Island Armed Forces Readiness Center

    Aug 18, 2011

    More than 1,500 Long Island members of the New York Army National Guard, the Army Reserve, the Navy Reserve and the Marine Corps Reserve will share a common home at a new Armed Forces Reserve Center in Farmingdale, NY. The New York Army National Guard is the lead agency on the project which will allow five old armories and two old Reserve Centers to be closed down, saving taxpayer dollars and providing a more efficient training location for all services.

  • Sky's the limit during 99th RSC annual training

    Aug 18, 2011

    About 170 Soldiers from the 99th Regional Support Command were airlifted to Range 85 to begin "Operation Checkerboard," a day of training that included exercises culled from the Army's Full-Spectrum Operations Mission Essential Task Lists.

  • Units holds hoops camp to benefit family readiness group

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 18, 2011) -- Basketball is not in season, but that didn't stop about 60 community youngsters from indulging themselves in a daily dose of jumpshots, lay-ups and suicide drills at the Post Field House.

  • Patience, critical thinking important for solving crimes for Reserve special agents

    Aug 17, 2011

    For one Army Reserve commander, his mission doesn't involve operation orders, phase lines or flanking movements, but rather a carefully orchestrated movement of Soldiers within an area as small as a shoebox or as large as an entire city.

  • Soldier 360° gets leaders at right time: Course builds resilience after reintegration

    Aug 17, 2011

    Just three months after returning from Afghanistan, more than 40 noncommissioned officers from the 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment reported for Soldier 360°, a leader comprehensive fitness course for junior and senior noncommissioned officers, Aug. 8-18, 2011.

  • Family GAT streamlined, back online

    Aug 17, 2011

    For those Army family members who put off completing the Global Assessment Tool survey due to the sheer number of questions, the folks who run the program listened and brought the number of questions from 260 down to 80.

  • Army Field Band offers musical mentorship to Reserve bandsmen

    Aug 16, 2011

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., Aug. 12, 2011 “Breathe!” It was the mantra of the day during a musical mentoring session held at the Maj. John P. Pryor Army Reserve Center Aug. 11 as part of the 99th Regional Support Command’s five-day training exercise, “Operation Checkerboard.”

  • 84th Training Command moves into new home on Fort Knox

    Aug 16, 2011

    New unit at Fort Knox stands up

  • ARRTC stands up at Gaffey Hall

    Aug 16, 2011

    The Army Reserve Readiness Training Center uncased its colors in its new home at Fort Knox.

  • Soldiers make MOST of training at Crane Army Ammunition Activity

    Aug 15, 2011

    More than 80 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 395th Ordnance Company received important training at Crane Army Ammunition Activity July 25-30 to learn the mission-specific skills they will need when they deploy to places like Afghanistan.

  • Aviation unit honors lives of crew lost in Afghanistan crash

    Aug 14, 2011

    Five U.S. Army Soldiers were killed Aug. 6, 2011, when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in Wardak province, Afghanistan. Their memories were honored Aug. 13 and 14 in two memorial ceremonies.

  • Final First Sergeant Course held at Fort McCoy

    Aug 11, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Forty-five Soldiers " Reserve, National Guard and active duty " comprised the final First Sergeant Course at the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy at Fort McCoy.

  • Fort McCoy Virtual Battle Space Simulation facility, scenarios benefit Soldiers

    Aug 11, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Soldiers can increase their understanding of the terrain and scenarios they will encounter during training or deployment and maximize their effectiveness by using the Virtual Battle Space Simulation (VBS2) facility at Fort McCoy.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Human Resources Command

    Aug 11, 2011

    Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh, visits Maj. Gen. Gina Farrisee, commanding general of U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HRC) at her office Aug. 11 at Fort Knox, Ky. HRC has successfully completed its BRAC move to Fort Knox, and employs about 3,300 military, civilian and contract workers.

  • 99th RSC engages ‘Operation Checkerboard’

    Aug 11, 2011

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., (Aug 10, 2011) Approximately 200 Soldiers from the 99th Regional Support Command (RSC) area of responsibility woke up this morning to begin “Operation Checkerboard” at the Maj. John P. Pryor Army Reserve Center.

  • The Sky’s the Limit during 99th RSC Annual Training

    Aug 11, 2011

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., Aug. 10, 2011 " The sound of twin-engine rotor blades slicing through the air and the sight of Soldiers occupying their objective after exiting a CH-47 Chinook helicopter marked the beginning of the 99th Regional Support Command’s five-day annual training event.

  • 200th Military Police Command gives FRG leaders tools to take care of Soldiers

    Aug 10, 2011

    OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Family Readiness Group leaders are fond of saying “Soldier readiness plus family readiness equals mission readiness.” With that focus in mind, the 200th Military Police Command put on a training conference Aug. 5-6 for FRG leaders to enhance their abilities to help Soldiers and families.

  • Civil Affairs Soldiers Turn Closed Air Force Base into Afghan Village

    Aug 9, 2011

    The Army Reserve's 418th CA BN of Belton, Mo., made creative use of a closed Air Force Base in order to conduct realistic Civil Affairs Training in an urban environment. Soldiers conducted an agricultural assessment, reacted to IEDs, met with "local officials" to provide humanitarian aid ... and calmed an angry mob of citizens.

  • The 733rd Engineer Company’s 1st Platoon took on a project that was cemented in song

    Aug 8, 2011

  • Oldest and Youngest Soldiers Share Common Ground

    Aug 6, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - One unique factor when speaking about Army National Guard and Reserve Soldiers is the age factor. For most Soldiers serving in this capacity, they make life-long careers out of being Citizen-Soldiers. For two members assigned to the 230th Sustainment Brigade, this is no different.

  • Reserve Riggers Deliver Frontline Supply Reserves

    Aug 6, 2011

    SOUTHWEST ASIA - The military has several ways of getting supplies to its troops. Depending on the amount, type and location, these three major factors determine how the supplies are delivered. The most popular and cheapest mode of transportation is by truck. We see them on the road all the time. However, what if there are no roads or the roads are too difficult for regular semi trucks to navigate? Two words: ‘air drop’.

  • Soldiers to begin 2012 with nine-month deployments

    Aug 5, 2011

    Beginning Jan. 1, deploying Soldiers will go for nine months, meaning more time at home with their families.

  • McKinley: Guard accessible, fiscally sound operational force

    Aug 2, 2011

    Reserve Component senior leaders met on Capitol Hill, July 27, 2011, to discuss maintaining the Reserves as an operational force and measures to keep it funded in such a capacity.

  • New FORSCOM/USARC headquarters honors Gen. George C. Marshall

    Aug 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command dedicated their new combined headquarters complex during a ceremony Aug. 1, 2011, in honor of General of the Army George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff from 1939 to 1945.

  • FORSCOM/USARC joint headquarters gets finishing touches

    Jul 29, 2011

    Some finishing touches were taken care of today in the pre-function area of the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command's new combined headquarters complex in preparation for the dedication of the building and uncasing of their command colors here during a 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 1, ceremony. In particular, the display featuring General of the Army George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff, 1939-1945, was made ready for the ceremony. The new headquarters has been named in honor of Gen. Marshall.

  • Demobilizing from war: Iowans return home

    Jul 28, 2011

    Before Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers are released from active duty after a deployment they go through a demobilization process during which they are thoroughly screened for medical, dental and behavioral concerns, briefed on their rights and benefits as veterans, and provided assistance on issues ranging from personal to financial.

  • It is beginning to look like home

    Jul 28, 2011

    The flags of the 50 United States and six territories (U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, District of Columbia, Northern Marianas and American Samoa) were raised today for the first time in front of the new Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex at Fort Bragg.

  • Radio technician maintains convoy communication systems

    Jul 24, 2011

    CONTIENGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq- Soldiers from the 941st Transportation Company, 749th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, must leave the base weekly for missions delivering equipment and supplies to U.S. Forces throughout the southern Iraq area.

  • Wounded warriors return to combat zone

    Jul 22, 2011

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - The last time retired Sgt. Saul Martinez was in Iraq, he was driving on a mission when an improvised explosive device suddenly hit his Humvee.

  • Ground Zero flag returns home after a one year deployment to Afghanistan with 404th Civil Affairs Ba

    Jul 22, 2011

    Nine minutes and eleven seconds. The mission of one Command Sergeant Major was simple: fly a U.S. flag over every operating base she could during her deployment to Afghanistan. The flag, once flown over the World Trade Center site in New York City, would fly at each location for nine minutes and eleven seconds.

  • Transportation warriors participate in Operation TransLOTS 2011

    Jul 22, 2011

    Nearly 300 Reserve Soldiers from units all over the country, including the territory of Puerto Rico, gathered there and at Cape Canaveral to participate in Operation TransLOTS 2011, an annual training mission preparing them for the duties they will perform when mobilized and deployed.

  • BRAC 2005 - Tick-tocking to midnight

    Jul 22, 2011

    AS Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and other senior leaders define what the Army will look like in 2020, another group in the “D” ring of the Pentagon focuses on a black digital clock labeled “BRAC 2005 DEADLINE.”

  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal certified by President Obama

    Jul 22, 2011

    Based on recommendations from military leaders, President Barack Obama has certified to Congress that the U.S. armed forces are prepared for repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.

  • U.S., Ghana partner to teach malaria prevention

    Jul 21, 2011

    A team of U.S. Soldiers from the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, an Army Reserve unit from Connecticut, partnered with Ghana's National Disaster Management Organization during MEDFLAG 11 to implement a malaria outreach program and train disaster volunteers on basic first aid skills.

  • Fort Knox welcomes truck wranglers

    Jul 21, 2011

    The first truck rodeo was hosted by the 800th Logistical Support Brigade-- part of the 80th Training Command -- at Fort Knox last week.

  • Ghana, U.S. medical personnel share knowledge, experience during MEDFLAG 11

    Jul 18, 2011

    The first portion of MEDFLAG 11 has strengthened the relationship between the U.S. and Ghana through five days of collaborative training, during which medical expertise is shared by the joint-team effort to improve medical treatment in their home countries.

  • Soldiers may soon have lighter machine gun

    Jul 15, 2011

    Soldiers may soon see a reduction in the weight of the Squad Automatic Weapon and small-arms ammunition with a potential replacement for the SAW that weighs a whopping 8.3 pounds less than the current M249.

  • 405th Brigade Support Battalion supports joint Ghana-U.S. exercise

    Jul 14, 2011

    The 405th Brigade Support Battalion of North Riverside, Ill., was in in Accra, Ghana, July 13, playing an active role in MEDFLAG 11. Sponsored by U.S. Army Africa, the bilateral MEDFLAG 11 exercise will strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Ghana through 10 days of collaborative training and sharing of medical expertise, as well as joint humanitarian civic assistance in local communities. MEDFLAG is the 405th BSB’s first mission as a unit, marking a great milestone of success for the team.

  • Services deliver ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal input

    Jul 14, 2011

    All of the services and combatant commands have provided their input to the Defense Department in advance of the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that bans gays from serving openly in the military, a Pentagon spokesman said here today.

  • Reservists deploy to help build Afghanistan

    Jul 14, 2011

    As much of the nation focuses on drawdown plans in Afghanistan, Army Reservists from the 425th Civil Affairs Battalion are preparing to deploy there this week to ensure security progress made has the opportunity to stick.

  • Ghanaian, U.S. troops join forces for MEDFLAG 11

    Jul 14, 2011

    MEDFLAG 11, a joint humanitarian assistance exercise between U.S. and Ghana Armed Forces, kicked off July 11 with an opening ceremony at the nearby Ghanaian army base, Burma Camp. Sponsored by U.S. Army Africa, the bilateral MEDFLAG 11 exercise will strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Ghana through 10 days of collaborative training and sharing of medical expertise, as well as joint humanitarian civilian assistance in local communities.

  • 78th Army Band at Phillies Game

    Jul 14, 2011

  • Fort Knox band at Fort Jackson graduation

    Jul 14, 2011

    An Army Reserve band from Fort Knox, Ky. was invited to play at a basic combat training graduation ceremony, held at Fort Jackson, S.C., July 14.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers exchange students, culture

    Jul 14, 2011

    Several active and retired Soldiers from the 99th RSC and other Army Reserve units are giving young adults from around the world the opportunity to live in and learn about the United States through a student-exchange program.

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