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  • Building a strong engineer family through ENTAPE conference

    Aug 25, 2015

    What happens when you put 73 engineers together into one room?

  • Sapper company launches mine-clearing rockets at River Assault

    Aug 25, 2015

    It's an elusive tool few of the Soldiers have seen and even less have touched.

  • Mud is no obstacle: Horizontal construction company clears way for bridge building

    Aug 25, 2015

    River Assault almost didn't happen.

  • River Assault 2015 serves as a premier training site for engineers

    Aug 25, 2015

    In swarms, engineer Soldiers muster together to breach, build and engage in every aspect of military engineering operations for Operation River Assault 2015 at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 25 to Aug. 7.

  • 390th Engineer Company builds learning opportunities for Bulgarians

    Aug 25, 2015

    Education plays a key role in a child's future. Some children in Bulgaria had their future brightened by Soldiers.

  • What Soldiers should know about the Qualitative Management Program

    Aug 11, 2015

    The following article provides an overview of the QMP process, explains why the Army has such a program, to whom it applies and to whom not, and provides a few tips on how to respond to notifications.

  • Army Reserve, active Army engineers bridge the gap on training

    Aug 7, 2015

    U.S. Army Reserve and active Army engineer units cooperated in constructing a movable bridge across the Arkansas River to create a path for units to cross during Operation River Assault, a training exercise that culminated, Aug. 4.

  • River masters piece it together like a puzzle

    Aug 6, 2015

    Bridges serve a straight path for troops and vehicles to go from point A to B. But how do they cross a river, from shore to shore, without a bridge to traverse?

  • 80th Teen Council leads the way

    Aug 6, 2015

    Ten members of the 80th Training Command Teen Council participated in a joint meeting with members of the 412th Theater Engineer Command and the 75th Training Command teen councils in Alexandria, Virginia, July 27-31, 2015. The meeting afforded the 80th TC teens an opportunity to share their ideas, challenges, and best practices with members of the 75th TC and the 412th TEC councils.

  • Building a berm

    May 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 380th Engineer Company out of Greenville, Miss., build a fuel berm as one of their horizontal construction projects during Warrior Exercise 15-02 May 2 to 22 at Fort McCoy, Wis. The company built fighting positions and berms during their extended combat training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

  • What the TEC? Redesigning Theater Engineer Commands in the Army Reserve

    May 22, 2015

    The Army Reserve has the only two Theater Engineer Commands (TECs) across the entire Department of Defense, and they're currently undergoing a major change.

  • Bridging the Mississippi: Army Reserve bridge companies raft Mississippi during WAREX

    May 21, 2015

    The bay slides into the water, opening with a splash. The boats are waiting. Army Reserve Soldiers rush onto the bay, locking it open and connecting it to the boat. The bays are dropped one-by-one and pushed together, creating a raft.

  • Building future Soldier leadership through broadening assignments

    May 18, 2015

    While enlisted Soldiers and noncommissioned officers may have heard talk that diverse broadening assignments are in their Army futures, many do not know where to go for information and guidance on making them part of their career planning.

  • 2015 Combined TEC Best Warrior Competition

    May 5, 2015

    U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Anthony Mederos, a Tallahassee, Fla., native, representing the 412th Theater Engineer Command, begins the four-mile ruck march just steps behind the front-runners April 28 at Fort McCoy, Wis. Mederos is competing to be named the Best Warrior for the 412th TEC in the 2015 Combined TEC Best Warrior Competition. The 412th and 416th TECs will advance one noncommissioned officer and one junior enlisted Warrior each to the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

  • Army Reserve engineer commands honor fallen Soldiers with memorial wall

    May 3, 2015

    An Army Reserve engineer command headquartered in Darien, Illinois, hosted a ceremony in honor of Soldiers who lost their lives in the last two decades of war-fighting operations during a memorial wall unveiling ceremony.

  • Chemical company first Army Reserve unit to own NBCRVs

    May 1, 2015

    Four semi trucks roll in with Army vehicles loaded on their beds. The Soldiers wait for them to be unloaded so they can take possession of the vehicles.

  • Best Warrior winners advance to compete at Army Reserve competition

    Apr 30, 2015

    After four days of physically and mentally grueling events, winners from the 412th and 416th Theater Engineer Commands (TEC) were selected to advance and compete at the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition, which will kick off at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, May 3.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers compete at Combined TEC Best Warrior

    Apr 28, 2015

    More than 35 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from all over the country are competing at the Combined Theater Engineer Commands' Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, April 25 to 29.

  • 412th TEC prepares for active shooter situations through FBI training

    Apr 11, 2015

    More than 60 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and civilians with the 412th Theater Engineer Command attended active shooter training April 7 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

  • Revised uniform policy changes rules for tattoos, wear of combat uniform

    Apr 10, 2015

    The Army published the revised uniform and appearance regulation, AR 670-1 and DA PAM 670-1, April 10. The new regulation lifts restrictions on the size and number of tattoos authorized for Soldiers, and changes the rules for the wear of the Army Combat Uniform during commercial travel.

  • Living the Army Values: Loyalty, 412th TEC Soldier, civilian devoted to Army family

    Apr 3, 2015

    Loyalty is a trait commonly looked for by employers. The Army is one employer that emphasizes the importance of this attribute as one of the Army Values.

  • Reserve engineers deploy to Middle East

    Apr 3, 2015

    The 244th Engineer Battalion and the 338th Engineer Company deployed March 24 from the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group airfield to conduct missions in the Middle East.

  • Dispelling military retirement myths

    Apr 2, 2015

    When a career Soldier decides it's time to hang up the uniform and submits his retirement paperwork to the personnel office, he may think it's all downhill from there. He would be wrong … Soldiers need to attack retirement just as they would any other activity through planning, preparing, rehearsing and finally executing.

  • Army releases spring/summer safety campaign

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Army's annual spring/summer safety campaign was recently released online by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Combat rations database allows Soldiers to learn about meals, ready-to-eat nutrition

    Mar 19, 2015

    When Soldiers rip open meals, ready-to-eat, also known as MRE, in a combat zone, most people probably are thinking more about flavor and filling their stomachs than about the nutrition.

  • 391st Eng. Bn. establishes partnerships for 'true joint force'

    Mar 19, 2015

    People form partnerships: from friendships to relationships people come together. For the 391st Engineer Battalion out of Greenville, South Carolina, those bonds are forming between organizations.

  • 391st Eng. Bn. trains for preparedness, sustainment, builds partnerships

    Mar 12, 2015

    Soldiers lay on the ground outside the Tactical Operations Center, some yelling for a medic, others silent. Other Soldiers scan the woods, weapons held at the ready, watching for the enemy.

  • 412th TEC shares capabilities to highlight Army Reserve impact

    Mar 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Reserve Col. Marshall Banks (left), chief of readiness, 412th Theater Engineer Command, gives a presentation of the 412th TEC's capabilities to Reuben Oates (center), constituent services representative to Sen. Thad Cochran and Col. Glenn Sanders, legislative liaison, 81st Regional Support Command, March 9 in Vicksburg, Miss. The visit was part of an outreach effort to Congress to highlight local presence, economic impact and unique capabilities within the Army Reserve. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

  • 412th TEC Soldiers, civilians participate in Read Across America

    Mar 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Danielle Greene, human resources specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 412th Theater Engineer Command, reads a story to a kindergarten class at Sherman Avenue Elementary School in Vicksburg, Miss. Approximately 15 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and civilians with the 412th TEC read Dr. Seuss stories to kindergarten through second grade classes at the school as part of Read Across America March 2 to 6. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

  • Gun Safety Is No Accident

    Mar 3, 2015

    We are Soldiers! From the moment we step off the bus and report in at the reception station, we are introduced to the Army's values and strict standards of discipline. Drill sergeants enforce these standards and capitalize on every opportunity to ensure we're focused, trained and ready to do what the Army requires, to defend this nation if, when and where it may be necessary.

  • Castelveter assumes responsibility of 412th TEC

    Feb 13, 2015

    U.S. Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Flubacher relinquished responsibility as the senior enlisted advisor of the 412th Theater Engineer Command to Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Castelveter in a ceremony Feb. 7 in Montgomery, Alabama.

  • Williams promoted to brigadier general

    Feb 13, 2015

    U.S. Army Reserve Col. Donna Williams was promoted to brigadier general in a ceremony Feb. 6 in Montgomery, Alabama.

  • Blowing down barriers: Female first sergeant takes charge of sapper company

    Feb 8, 2015

    First Sgt. Raquel Steckman is the first woman in the Army appointed to a combat engineer company as a first sergeant.

  • Operation Kick-Punch provides engineer Soldiers Ranger coaching

    Feb 2, 2015

    In the dead of a cold night, shadowy figures crept forward into a wood line with rifles raised. The roaring engines of C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III flying overhead drown out the sound of their movement through the brush. They spot their intended target: a fighting position of U.S. Army Rangers defending a vital airfield. At the signal of the group's leader, the shadowy figures unleash a volley of small arms and machine gun fire at the unsuspecting position. The Rangers quickly swivel their weapons, reciprocating fire at the attacking force. After several minutes of intense fire, the Rangers call for support and soon the buzzing of AH-6 Little Birds come into earshot and begin firing. Outnumbered and outgunned, the shadowy figures call off the attack and melt back into the darkness of the forest.

  • 412th DCG shares leadership philosophy with Leadership Vicksburg

    Jan 30, 2015

    "What is leadership and what are the qualities that make a good leader?"

  • ARNORTH AREC discuses capabilities, way ahead with 412th TEC, Army Corps of Engineers

    Jan 30, 2015

    Col. Alberto Rivera, deputy director, and Sgt. Major Rodger Clark, senior enlisted advisor, both with the Army North Army Reserve Engagement Cell, met with leaders of the 412th Theater Engineer Command and Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, to cross-talk capabilities and the way ahead in Vicksburg, Miss., Jan. 28. The ARECs are designed as "one-stop shops," directly linking back to United States Army Reserve Command and it's subordinate commands, said Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley when he spoke at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Convention in 2013. The subject matter experts on these teams will help the active duty units understand how to use the Army Reserve's capabilities. This was the ARECs first visit to the 412th TEC. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

  • The Army's 911: Opening the hose on Army fire truck maintenance

    Jan 28, 2015

    The Army Reserve is now working to service, repair and re-certify its firefighting trucks to meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.

  • Army Reserve Soldier visit inspires students

    Jan 23, 2015

    Students in Belinda Willis' first-grade class at Pelahatchie Elementary School in Pelahatchie, Mississippi, created construction paper flags for Veterans Day 2014. When they made their artwork, they had no idea it would result in a special visit.

  • Get into fitness with desk exercises

    Jan 22, 2015

    One creative method to get into fitness has existed for quite some time and is again gaining in popularity. At-your-desk fitness is an exercise approach that even the busiest executive can fit into his or her schedule.

  • Is your toxicity stopping you as an effective leader?

    Jan 22, 2015

    Where are those dynamic leaders of old?

  • Training shift increases importance of simulations

    Jan 22, 2015

    Under the Army Force Generation cycle, deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan revolved around unit training events designed for a specific mission.

  • Thrift Savings Plan contribution deadline approaches

    Jan 22, 2015

    The New Year marked an important change to the Thrift Savings Plan and deductions could halt for Soldiers unless they log in before Jan. 31.

  • Sensors keep the enemy in sight

    Jan 14, 2015

    New technology is spawning better sensors and helping the Army of today to dominate the battlefield of tomorrow.

  • Soldiers hone basic skills with 21st century equipment

    Jan 14, 2015

    Army Reserve Soldiers from the Deployable Command Post One, 412th Theater Engineer Command, trained on basic Soldier movement and communication skills in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Jan. 11.

  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

    Jan 14, 2015

    "Life's most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others? - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Women in service review rollout due January 2016

    Jan 13, 2015

    The services have been working on gender-neutral standards for all occupations and the secretary of defense is scheduled to announce final decisions to integrate or exclude any remaining occupations closed to women on or about Jan. 1, 2016.

  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Dec 23, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Cook assumes command of 926th Eng. Bde.

    Nov 25, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Lewis Irwin relinquished command of the 926th Engineer Brigade to Col. Mark A. Cook in a ceremony Nov. 23 at the Maj. David Moniac U.S. Army Reserve Center in Montgomery, Alabama.

  • 412th TEC senior Soldiers ready to support families of fallen

    Nov 25, 2014

    Approximately 25 Army Reserve Soldiers with the 412th Theater Engineer Command attended casualty assistance officer and casualty notification officer training at the George A. Morris U.S. Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Nov. 20-21 to learn to care for the families of fallen Soldiers after their loss.

  • 412th TEC Soldiers, civilians donate food to United Way

    Nov 25, 2014

    U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. David Putnum, supply sergeant, 412th Theater Engineer Command, hands canned and dry goods to Cedrick Douglas, logistics management specialist, 412th TEC, Nov. 25 following the 412th TEC food drive in Vicksburg, Miss. The 412th TEC collected approximately 2,000 items and donated them to the United Way of West Central Mississippi. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

  • Army robotics researchers look far into the future

    Nov 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army envisions a future where robots are integral members of the team performing autonomous actions and maintaining current capabilities.

  • Follow Me! 412th TEC's Motorcycle Mentorship Program gets their kickstands up

    Nov 8, 2014

    Despite the cool fall weather, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers geared up at November's battle assembly to participate in their first motorcycle safety ride round-trip from the 412th Theater Engineer Command in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Natchez, Mississippi. Seasoned motorcyclists spearheaded the training for the 150-mile route on interstate and country roads to practice riding in a group, using hand signals, spacing between bikes and riding defensively.

  • Risk of contracting EVD is extremely low

    Nov 6, 2014

    Many communicable illnesses are present at this time of year such as common colds and coughs, sore throats and the flu or flu-like ailments. Since a number of these infections have similar symptoms as the Ebola Virus Disease -- fever, diarrhea and vomiting -- Kenner Army Health Clinic medical personnel and Army Medicine want to emphasize that the risk of contacting EVD in the United States is extremely low.

  • Veterans Day deals available to troops

    Nov 6, 2014

    Many restaurants and retailers are offering Veterans Day discounts or free meals to service members and veterans. Some offers even extend to family members.

  • CSM Daniel A. Dailey selected to be next Sergeant Major of the Army

    Nov 3, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the 15th sergeant major of the Army January 30, 2015.

  • 412th TEC Headquarters changes hands

    Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Nicholas Oates, outgoing commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 412th Theater Engineer Command, relinquished command to Maj. Samuel Kicker in a change of command ceremony held here at Oct. 19 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center.

  • Army, DOE studies may lead to unique armor technology

    Oct 20, 2014

    Army Research Laboratory scientists say they may be better able to develop novel armor technologies to improve protection levels for U.S. warfighters based on information from a recent Department of Energy study.

  • Thompson, Flaggs discuss issues beneficial to Army Reserve, Vickburg community

    Oct 18, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Tracy Thompson, commanding general, 412th Theater Engineer Command, and Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr., discuss important matters mutually beneficial to the 412th TEC, Army Reserve and the local community during an office call held at the mayor's office in downtown Vicksburg, Miss., Oct. 17, 2014.

  • Carson: Changes needed in Army's 'archaic' retention, promotion system

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Army needs to make serious institutional changes in order to retain and develop the best Soldiers, the Army's under secretary said.

  • Is your relationship healthy?

    Oct 10, 2014

    As the unfortunate spate of domestic violence occurrences seem to dominate the media lately, I think it may be wise to skip the blame game. It doesn't really matter who spit on whom first. It doesn't really matter how badly someone was misbehaving. And it certainly doesn't matter who started the argument.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers volunteer to judge children's science fair

    Oct 10, 2014

    Army Reserve Soldiers from the 412th Theater Engineer Command volunteered to assist a local school with judging their science fair Oct. 9.

  • Army Reserve Soldier nominated for Nobel Prize

    Oct 3, 2014

    Sometimes people share their knowledge and experiences without knowing the impact of their words.

  • To Lt. Col. Shane Galster, we remember you

    Sep 23, 2014

    The 412th Theater Engineer Command paid final respects to Army Reserve Lt. Col. Shane Galster for his service and sacrifice to the Army, Sept. 21 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

  • Army Reserve firefighters conduct HAZMAT training, prepare for any contingency

    Sep 16, 2014

    Firefighters have a dangerous job: entering burning buildings, performing rope rescue and vehicle extrications. Recently, Army Reserve firefighters added another precarious situation to their training.

  • Army Reserve Soldier earns Best Engineer Warrant Officer award in U.S. Army

    Sep 16, 2014

    Every year an Army engineer warrant officer earns the title of the best. This year that honor went to an Army Reserve Soldier recently returned from Afghanistan.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers complete Virtual Battle Space Training in Daegu

    Sep 11, 2014

    DAEGU, Republic of Korea - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 368th Engineer Detachment (Forward Engineer Support Team-Main), out of Atlanta, Georgia, 412th Theater Engineer Command, successfully completed Virtual Battle Space 3 training while participating here in this year's Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise.

  • 412th TEC Soldiers, civilians observe Patriot Day, share personal stories

    Sep 11, 2014

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- As we take the time to remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 and the service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice following that day, Soldiers and civilians of the 412th Theater Engineer Command gather to honor their legacy and to reflect on how that day affected them personally during a special service held at the George A. Morris U.S. Army Reserve Center.

  • Deployable Command Post, 412th TEC train for real-world contingency at UFG

    Sep 7, 2014

    Soldiers should train for any contingency and be trained and ready to support their missions. One way to ensure this is with annual training exercises based on these contingencies. One exercise that does this is Ulchi Freedom Guardian, conducted annually in the Republic of Korea to enhance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the peninsula.

  • Thompson talks priorities, theater support, way forward for the 412th TEC

    Sep 7, 2014

    In his first interview since taking command on 29 June, Major General Tracy A. Thompson spoke in length about priorities, soldier readiness, relevance and support to the ASCCs, lessons learned, role models and much more. A lawyer by profession, Maj. Gen. Thompson was interviewed for this piece during his travels to the Pacific for the Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise, where approximately 80 Soldiers from the Deployable Command Post and TEC-Main deployed to Korea, Japan and Hawaii to provide engineering expertise and logistical support functions to US Army Pacific, US Forces Korea and Eighth Army. -- CPT Maryjane Falefa Porter, Public Affairs Officer, 412th Theater Engineer Command.

  • 368th Engineer Detachment participates in UFG14

    Sep 7, 2014

    DAEGU, Republic of Korea - The 368th Engineer Detachment (Forward Engineer Support Team-Main), based out of Decatur, Georgia, traveled here to participate in this year's Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise. Col. Stephen Strand, commander, 368th Eng. Det., has participated twice in previous UFG training events and said he "enjoys building relationships with other UFG participants and delivering real world products to planners."

  • Labor Day: Summer ends, safety continues

    Aug 28, 2014

    For most Americans, Labor Day signals the end of the summer. Many families wrap up the summer with a final vacation, picnic or barbecue with friends. Whatever your plans are for Labor Day, don't let an accident spoil your fun.

  • Ready Warrior prepares Soldiers for future operations

    Aug 28, 2014

    The 391st and 926th Engineer Battalions facilitated the training of more than 275 Soldiers on Army Warrior Tasks focusing on troop leading procedures during Operation Iron Castle Ready Warrior 2014, Aug. 3-16 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

  • US, Macedonia Soldiers improve kindergarten

    Aug 28, 2014

    Seven U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, nine Macedonia soldiers and two Macedonia contractors went back to kindergarten Aug. 4-26.

  • 441st volunteers for training in Afghanistan-type environment

    Aug 25, 2014

    U.S. Army Reserve units usually only attend one extended combat training event each year. This year, one unit was able to participate in two.

  • NG, Reserve integrate as team at NTC

    Aug 25, 2014

    Reserve and National Guard Soldiers usually train one weekend a month and two weeks a year. This training is normally not done side-by-side, but two units integrated this year for their extended combat training.

  • International scientists discuss Soldier physical performance

    Aug 21, 2014

    In an era of downsizing and budget cuts, placing the right Soldiers in the right jobs, keeping them healthy and optimizing their physical performance have never been more important.

  • 854th Engineer Battalion strives to provide professional products

    Aug 21, 2014

    "It's good enough for government work." This is a phrase heard throughout the military, but at one exercise, the battalion staff wants to change the meaning of the phrase.

  • Survey unit goes back-to-basics

    Aug 21, 2014

    Technology is often used to make jobs more efficient and run more smoothly. One unit providing support for Castle Installation Related Construction at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, has found going back-to-basics more convenient for their projects.

  • 674th Eng. Detachment continues civic improvements for 5th year

    Aug 19, 2014

    Seeing your accomplishments can bring you a sense of joy and pride. One U.S. Army Reserve unit relives those achievements almost every year they attend their annual training.

  • 417th Eng. Company prepares lots for paving

    Aug 19, 2014

    Finding a place to park can be a headache, driving though a lot, eyes peeled, looking for that one empty spot.

  • Providing QC for Castle IRC

    Aug 19, 2014

    Maj. John Coppola, 305th Engineer Detachment commander from Jersey City, N.J., ground guides a roller compactor while conducting quality control at Tusi Army airfield on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., during Castle Installation Related Construction, Aug. 6 to 19. The 305th provided quality control at all the project sites including vehicle pads, a training building, bus stop improvements and a culvert upgrade. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

  • 92nd CBRN Response Teams support VR '14

    Aug 7, 2014

    The 92nd Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Battalion based out of Decatur, Georgia, is providing forces to conduct reconnaissance, mass casualty decontamination, and urban search and rescue operations in support of civilian authorities during Vibrant Response 2014.

  • Army, GM, Raytheon partner on advanced training initiative for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 29, 2014

    ARLINGTON, VA, (July 29, 2014) --The U.S. Army, General Motors and Raytheon Company, today announced they are teaming up to provide eligible transitioning Army soldiers with skills to become service technicians at GM dealerships after they return to civilian life. The Shifting Gears: Automotive Technician Training Program, a multi-year partnership between the two companies and the Army, will begin in August at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. The initiative demonstrates a strong commitment to helping veterans succeed by connecting them with education and career opportunities outside of the military service. Shifting Gears will be part of the Army's Soldier for Life support program, which helps soldiers reintegrate into their communities after leaving the Army.

  • Our Northern cousins: US, Canadian Reserve engineers train together

    Jul 29, 2014

    Eighteen Reserve members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Canadian engineers imbedded with the U.S. Army Reserve's 412th and 416th Theater Engineer Command engineer units for Operation River Assault at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 14 to 26.

  • Engineers compose bridge across Arkansas River

    Jul 29, 2014

    The 412th and 416th Theater Engineer Commands alongside aviation and army diving assets combined forces to meet the challenges of crossing the Arkansas River at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 23.

  • One team: building bonds through IED defeat

    Jul 29, 2014

    The Soldiers drive slowly down the road, watching on either side for any indication of an improvised explosive device. They must make sure this road is clear.

  • Soldiers gain new experiences on weapons, vehicles

    Jul 29, 2014

    The Army has a variety of weapons and vehicles Soldiers train to fire and drive, but some are a bit more exclusive.

  • Army Reserve center dedicated to fallen Florida hero

    Jul 23, 2014

    The Army Reserve center in Sanford, Florida, was renamed July 19, in a ceremony befitting a Silver Star recipient by celebrating the life and service of Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe.

  • Developing Soldiers, teamwork through training

    Jul 18, 2014

    Soldiers are lined up, weapons ready; they begin to walk forward raising their weapons to engage their target. They stay on-line; a musical rhythm of rounds resonates as they fire their three-round bursts.

  • Training to provide essential support during River Assault

    Jul 18, 2014

    When hearing about an Army exercise called Operation River Assault, most people would think of boats and bridges, but it takes far more to ensure this exercise is successful than just amphibious equipment.

  • Close doesn't count with these grenades

    Jul 18, 2014

    U.S. Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Amy Stafford, a Lake Placid, N.Y., resident and acting platoon leader for the 366th Engineer Company out of Canton, N.Y., loads the M203 grenade launcher for qualification July 17 during Operation River Assault at Fort Chaffee, Ark. The 366th conducted range operations where Soldiers were required to hit four targets with six shots. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

  • Close doesn't count with these grenades

    Jul 18, 2014

    U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. John Page, a squad leader from De Kalb, N.Y., with the 366th Engineer Company in Canton, N.Y., explains how to sight the M203 grenade launcher to Spc. Manuel Bustos, a geospacial engineer from Bryan, Texas, with the 420th Engineer Brigade headquartered in Bryan. The 366th oversaw qualification on the range July 17 during Operation River Assault at Fort Chaffee, Ark. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

  • Top Army Reserve chemical unit earns Sibert Award

    Jul 16, 2014

    The 401st Chemical Company from Boston, was awarded the 2014 Maj. Gen. William L. Sibert Award in the Reserve category, recently at the 2014 Chemical Corps Regimental Ball at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • Engineers build roads, buildings, skills

    Jul 11, 2014

    Operation Essayons 2014 came together June 14 - 28 through months of planning that involved installation, engineer units, and the Army Installation Management Command support. The mission has a couple of goals with the first enabling engineers getting real-time, challenging and quality training and an end goal is for improved Soldier deployment readiness at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

  • Germans, Americans Honor Fallen U.S. Troops

    Jul 3, 2014

    An eyewitness never forgets. So was the case on Aug. 11, 1955.

  • The Workout Doesn't Stop Until the Recovery Begins

    Jul 2, 2014

    Ever wonder why your muscles seem to always be sore after your workouts? It could be that you are not properly refueling after your workouts.

  • Make fireworks safety a priority this holiday

    Jul 2, 2014

    According to Fireworksafety.com, malfunction and careless use of fireworks result in nearly 10,000 injuries every year. More than 65 percent of all fireworks-related injuries occur during the month of July. Fireworks safety is in your hands, and it is your responsibility as a service member to not risk injury.

  • Soldiers say thank you, farewell to commanding general

    Jul 1, 2014

    The 412th Theater Engineer Command held a change of command ceremony at the Vicksburg Convention Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 29.

  • Buckler retires after 36 years

    Jul 1, 2014

    Not many people think they will work somewhere for 36 years. U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr. is no different.

  • Thompson takes charge

    Jul 1, 2014

    U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Tracy Thompson assumed leadership of the 412th Theater Engineer Command in a change of command ceremony held here June 29.