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  • Changing Lives: Reserve Soldier pays it forward, volunteers to help other Soldiers

    Nov 13, 2014

    For two weeks, one Army Reserve Soldier volunteered to get up at 5 a.m. to help Soldiers improve their fitness levels.

  • Reserve Soldiers learn nutrition key to successful lifestyle

    Nov 13, 2014

    As Army Reserve Soldiers filed into a nearby dining facility, they noticed a few changes unique to their two-week annual training.

  • Changing Lives: Army Reserve Soldier learns lifestyle changes to battle weight

    Nov 13, 2014

    For the past two weeks, one Army Reserve Soldier has sent a 7 a.m. text message to his fiancée about his experiences during annual training.

  • Changing Lives: Reserve Soldier learns life-changing lessons during Performance Triad

    Nov 13, 2014

    Army Reserve Pfc. Kayla Fillyaw has struggled with her weight on both extremes.

  • Army Reserve MPs forge new partnerships during DSCA exercise

    Sep 12, 2014

    Army Reserve Soldiers had a unique opportunity to collaborate with Tennessee's National Guard, in support of local and state agencies during a tabletop Defense Support of Civil Authorities training exercise Sept. 5.

  • 200th MPCOM Senior NCO talks with Nashville-based Army Reserve Soldiers

    Sep 9, 2014

    "It's my job to take care of Soldiers and give them the right information to succeed in today's Army Reserve." It was a simple plan for the Fort Meade, Maryland-based 200th Military Police Command's senior enlisted Soldier during an impromptu discussion during the 290th MP Brigade's battle assembly weekend Sept. 5.

  • Army Reserve Medic follows parents' footsteps in military career

    Aug 27, 2014

    As the sounds of a UH-60M Blackhawk rotor blades cutting the humid central Florida air could be heard behind a distant tree line, a small team of Army Reserve Soldiers prepared a casualty for a 100-meter trip to an awaiting air ambulance.

  • Fort Lauderdale Army Reserve unit tackles annual training at Camp Blanding

    Aug 27, 2014

    As the temperature hovered over 100 degrees and humidity in near triple digits, Army Reserve Soldiers kept their cool during an urban operations training event Aug. 19.

  • Paratrooper keeps military dream alive in Army Reserve

    Aug 26, 2014

    "The Army Reserve is a great way to feed that itch," is how a former paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division describes his decision to return to service in the Army Reserve, after a short break.

  • Fort Meade Reserve Soldiers receive school supplies donated by local communities

    Aug 4, 2014

    Thanks to Operation Homefront and a dedicated family program staff, dozens of Army Reserve Soldiers received much-needed school supplies for their children August 3. Patrons who visited discount stores in Odenton, Jessup and Laurel, Maryland donated school supplies for service members to the Fort Meade area.

  • Top Reserve MP officer pins Major General rank

    Aug 3, 2014

    Washington D.C.-native Brig. Gen. Phillip Churn was promoted to the rank of major general during an Aug. 3 morning formation in front of the Fort Meade-based Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 200th Military Police Command.

  • Fort Meade-based Army Reserve cooks taking meals to the next level

    Aug 3, 2014

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- Thinking outside the box. That's how Army Reserve's Sgt. Toni Hurlston, Suitland, Md.-native, described the afternoon's lunch menu as her cooks were making grilled Mongolian specialties.

  • Yellow Ribbon event helps Reserve MPs, loved ones prepare for deployment

    Jul 29, 2014

    When Soldiers are told they will deploy, the last thing they need is to get overwhelmed by everything they must do before leaving. For Army Reserve Soldiers of the 361st Military Police Company and 362nd Military Police Detachment, an opportunity to get ahead of potential problems came at a Yellow Ribbon event July 11-13.

  • Family readiness group provides support for Army Reserve families

    Jul 29, 2014

    An Army Reserve unit in Ashley, Pennsylvania, is ensuring connections between family members through its family readiness group.

  • Military police bring Guardian Justice

    Jul 29, 2014

    Stone-faced military police from two nations, fitted in full riot gear, endeavor to maintain control as disgruntled and resistant detainees provoked mayhem from within their prison.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers come together to learn how to save lives

    Jul 16, 2014

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- Army Reserve Soldiers from the 200th Military Police Command and other major Reserve commands took time away from their military and civilian jobs to learn a skill that could save lives.

  • Army Reserve CID Agent wins prestigious MacArthur Leadership Award

    Jul 16, 2014

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- John Quincy Adams followed his father's footsteps to become president. Peyton Manning carried on his father's legacy by becoming one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Not to be left out, Steven S. Elrod followed his own father's Army Reserve career as a special agent with the US Army Reserve's Criminal Investigation Command. Elrod, a Chief Warrant Officer 2 with the 307th Military Police Detachment (CID), 200th Military Police Command, became one of just 28 company-grade Army officers to receive the prestigious Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award during a Pentagon-ceremony May 31.

  • Army Reserve's 200th MPCOM leaves no child behind

    Jul 13, 2014

    Taking care of Army Reserve youth is a priority for the 200th Military Police Command leadership before, during and after a mobilization or deployment.

  • Army Reserve Family attends Yellow Ribbon event together

    Jul 12, 2014

    For one 19-year-old Army Reserve Soldier scheduled to deploy to Guantanamo Bay Cuba this summer, the decision to invite his parents to a 200th Military Police Command Yellow Ribbon event was simple.

  • WANTED - Special Agents: CID launches online application portal

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, recently launched a new centralized recruiting program, part of which features an online application process aimed at recruiting qualified Soldiers to become CID Special Agents.

  • First Guardian Warrior exercise at Fort McCoy tests MP units

    Jun 30, 2014

    Some core abilities for members of the U.S. Army's Military Police (MP) Corps are to support and lead battlefield operations. Those abilities and more were tested as part of the first Guardian Warrior exercise held at Fort McCoy in early June.

  • Holman relinquishes command of military police unit at Fort McHenry ceremony

    May 5, 2014

    On the 200th Anniversary Year of the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry, the Army Reserve's 200th Military Police Command started a new chapter during a relinquishment-of-command ceremony on May 4, 2014.

  • 200th MPCOM Leadership visits DoD Criminal Investigation Task Force

    Jan 31, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Phillip M. Churn, deputy commanding general for operations of the 200th Military Police Command, recently visited the Department of Defense Criminal Investigation Task Force (CITF) for a briefing about the command.

  • 200th MPCOM embraces one law firm concept

    Oct 22, 2013

    Doing more with less. As the current budget crisis demonstrates, the days of making every dollar stretch as far as it can are here to stay. And with the implementation of a one-law-firm concept, the 200th Military Police Command is doing just that.

  • Enlist Soldier, Retain Family

    Aug 1, 2013

    ""You enlist a Soldier, but you retain a family," said James Cousar, Family Programs Coordinator, 200th Military Police Command, at the Army Reserve Family Readiness Education for Deployment event held July 19-21 in Atlanta, Ga. "When the families feel they are a part of the team, a part of the process, that Soldier has a better enlistment, a better tour. Soldier readiness plus family readiness equals mission readiness."

  • 200th MPCOM Soldier honored: Army Reserve center dedicated

    Jun 10, 2013

    CARY, N.C. - The Army Reserve center in Cary, N.C., was renamed June 8, in a light but solemn ceremony that celebrated the short life and service of Spc. Daniel Lucas Elliott. Elliott, a military police officer assigned to the 200th Military Police Command, was killed in action July 15, 2011 in Basra, Iraq, when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb just three days shy of his 22nd birthday.

  • American, Canadian MPs train together during Exercise Promethean Ram

    Apr 30, 2013

    Army Reserve soldiers assigned to the 200th Military Police Command's 443rd Military Police Company recently participated in the Canadian Forces' Exercise Promethean Ram during the month of April here.

  • Quick reaction force dominates CSTX 91

    Apr 30, 2013

    "You have gained my trust," said Akap Jomaily, Mayor of the small and very economically challenged village of Niscoln, to Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Walters and 2nd Lieutenant Mathew Wisniewski. What was thought would be a tragedy for the 339th Military Police Company of Davenport, Iowa, turned out a triumph; at least for this notional scenario it was.

  • Military police conduct close combat exercise in California

    Apr 30, 2013

    Realistic scenarios challenge soldiers to apply their skills as if they were in a theater of operations. Combat Support Training Exercise 91 13-01 provides Military Police units a wide variety of tasks to practice. An overnight mission found them methodically searching a mock village for simulated explosives.

  • 200th MPCOM cooks bake special cake for Army Reserve's 105th birthday

    Apr 25, 2013

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- "They could have gone down to the local bakery and bought a cake!" Those were the words of Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, Director for Army Reserve Human Capital Core Enterprise, as she tried the cake baked by Army Reserve cooks from the 200th Military Police Command at a 105th Birthday of the Army Reserve celebration.

  • 200th MPCOM participates in Exercise Key Resolve

    Mar 29, 2013

    More than 40 warfighters from the "Champion" command headquartered at Fort Meade, Md., participated in Exercise Key Resolve 13, which is an annual computer-assisted exercise held March 11-21 on the Korean Peninsula.

  • 200th MPCOM public affairs unit pumps up the volume at weekend training

    Mar 22, 2013

    The Army Reserve's 200th Military Police Command's 222nd Broadcast Operations Detachment based in Bell, Calif., recently stood up a temporary, small radio station for the purposes of training and entertainment.

  • US military, Kuwaiti police unite against danger on roads

    Mar 6, 2013

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- For some, traveling on the barren roads near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, is an opportunity to test the limits. In that moment, they may feel a sense of rebellion. Their adrenaline rising with their speed as they soar over speed bumps, drift around corners, and race through the desert. Unfortunately, their need for speed often ends in sirens, hopefully followed by a ticket or warning rather than a trip to the hospital. It is exactly the hope and purpose of the U.S. and Kuwaiti police team supporting 'Operation Roadrunner', to use its union of forces, experiences and cultures to combat those dangers on the roads of Kuwait.

  • Army Reserve youth tackle science day camp during battle assembly weekend

    Mar 4, 2013

    More than a dozen Army Reserve youth spent March 2, 2013, wrapped up in science experiments during a day-long camp hosted by the 200th Military Police Command's Child, Youth and Social Services staff, and organized by a local 4-H organization, as their parents participated in the monthly battle assembly weekend at Fort Meade, Md.

  • New equipment gives Reserve MP Soldiers resources to succeed

    Mar 4, 2013

    Although a military's strength is often measured by its arsenal, mission success sometimes depends on non-lethal equipment not traditionally used in armed conflicts. At the 200th Military Police Command here, mission accomplishment not only depends on Soldiers and the weapons found in the arms room, but also the Long Range Acoustic Device -- a system of speakers that uses audio as a crowd-control as well as peacekeeping measure.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers honored during Terrapins' win over top-ranked team

    Mar 4, 2013

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- As hundreds of University of Maryland students stormed the court during a men's basketball game victory over Duke University Feb 16, four Army Reserve Soldiers had courtside seats to watch the Maryland Terrapins knock off the top-ranked Duke Blue Devils.

  • Army Reserve youth discuss deployments, living without a parent for a year

    Mar 3, 2013

    Children of Army Reserve Soldiers deployed or about to deploy to Afghanistan came from all over the Southwestern U.S. to attend a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event.

  • Through her experiences, Army Reserve Teen Panel member reaches out to others

    Feb 19, 2013

    As dusk falls upon Mesa, Ariz., 18-year-old Katie Harris sits in an empty hotel conference room, planning for the next day's events as one of the leaders of the Youth, Leadership, Education and Development Program, for the 200th Military Police Command.

  • Evaluations tell the Soldier story

    Feb 19, 2013

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- Each year, thousands of Soldiers submit promotion packets or applications for various opportunities, and many of those decisions are made while reviewing the non-commissioned officer evaluation report. For a few brief moments a board member scans the NCOER to survey a period of time in a Soldier's career to make a decision that could affect the individual's military career.

  • Reserve mechanics keep 200th MPCOM rolling

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- A large wrench clanked on the concrete floor of a large motor pool floor as a mechanic momentarily released his grip as he slowly slid under a Humvee to replace a half shaft during battle assembly weekend Feb. 3.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers march on Pennsylvania Avenue during 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade

    Jan 22, 2013

    WASHINGTON D.C. -- People from around the world turned on their television sets to watch the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 21, but maybe none were more excited than a few people in Ukraine waiting for that special moment during the Presidential Inaugural Parade when they would catch a glimpse of their loved one.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers seen by millions during Tournament of Roses Parade

    Jan 15, 2013

    The 124th Tournament of Roses Parade kicked off early on New Year's Day morning as thousands of onlookers watched marching bands, colorful parades and Army Reserve Soldiers.

  • 200th MP Command Soldier recognized at 2013 All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2013

    Soldier, college student, parachutist, electrician, police officer and soon-to-be reporter. All of these words describe Staff Sgt. Dallas Pierce, with the 200th Military Police Command, at Fort Meade, Md.

  • 200th MPCOM Soldiers surprise Baltimore youth

    Dec 21, 2012

    BALTIMORE, Md. -- As 10-year-old Khalil Quarles opened the front door to his home Dec. 19, he immediately knew something was different -- parked outside on his driveway was an up-armored Humvee. Just minutes earlier the young boy, dressed in a personalized child-size Army Combat Uniform and with his first pair of dog tags draped around his neck, video chatted with Soldiers assigned to Third Army in Kuwait.

  • 200th MPCOM Soldier receives Purple Heart during ceremony

    Dec 4, 2012

    TAMPA, Fla. - Few events in a Soldier's life make as much of an impact or leave as lasting a memory as an incident resulting in a Purple Heart medal. On Sept. 18, 2008 such an event happened to Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Robert Mintz of the 320th Military Police Company from St. Petersburg, Fla., while he was in the lead vehicle of a convoy in Tikrit, Iraq.

  • 200th MPCOM cooks bring pride, appetite to battle assembly weekend

    Nov 8, 2012

    "I live, breath and eat it." That's how Spc. Zachary McDavid describes his passion for cooking. McDavid and his fellow Army Reserve cooks assigned to the 200th Military Police Command take their passion from the menu to the awaiting hungry mouths and empty of more than 100 Soldiers working during the weekend battle assembly here.

  • Soldiers from across 10 Army Reserve commands come together to prepare to march as one

    Nov 7, 2012

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md., -- The 6-foot-2-inch Army Reserve Soldier appeared even taller as he rigidly stood to have his height carefully measured as dozens of Soldiers waited in line behind him.

  • 200th MPCOM tackles medical readiness head on

    Nov 7, 2012

    "We must get the red out, period." Those were the simple words from Maj. Gen. Sanford Holman several months ago while talking to his staff about Soldier readiness across a command of more than 14,000 Soldiers in 44 states.

  • 200th MPCOM medics fine-tune medic skill sets during extensive training

    Nov 7, 2012

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- As the sounds of gun fire and mortar round explosions filled the air, a small group of Reserve Soldiers rush into a darkened room only to be exposed to bright strobe-like flashes that nearly blinded them.

  • Reserve MPs take on Bagram beat one day at a time

    Oct 23, 2012

    Cpl. Margie Jones and Spc. Judy Sanchez, both military police officers assigned to the Army Reserve's 539th Military Police Detachment, out of Buckeye, Ariz., currently patrol sector 4 on Bagram Airfield.

  • Scottsdale, Ariz., is home to new military police battalion

    Oct 16, 2012

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The 200th Military Police Command wrote a new page in the history books during an activation ceremony of the 387th Military Police Battalion on Sept. 29. Soldiers filled the ranks and took over an old car dealership, transforming it into the home of the command's newest military police battalion.

  • Army Reserve Special agents receive exposure to fire investigations

    Oct 15, 2012

    More than 200 military police and criminal investigation division agents from across the U.S. Army and Army Reserve took part in a training exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., to learn how to identify the cause of a fire.

  • Army Reserve special agents train for unique, real world scenarios

    Oct 15, 2012

    MAXTON, N.C. - "Every trigger pull is training." And that training can be paramount for a special agent, according to Special Agent Jim A. Stillman, with the 6th Military Police Group (Criminal Investigation Division) out of Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash. Stillman is one of many instructors leading training during the 200th Military Police Command's 2012 Annual Special Agent Training exercise, held from Sept. 20--30 in Maxton, N.C.

  • Army Reserve's youngest leaders develop, lead training during battle assembly

    Oct 15, 2012

    OWINGS MILLS, Md., -- The six-foot-long brown table turned on its side with metal chairs stacked precariously behind it immediately drew the attention of anyone walking into the room, but it was behind a nearby podium that a potentially deadly threat was hidden. Although the threat was a mock explosive device, the training was real for the young warfighters assigned to 3rd Platoon, 443rd Military Police Company.

  • Reserve Soldier honored during Redskins game

    Oct 15, 2012

    LANDOVER, Md. -- A loving father smiled as he brushed a speck of lint from the top of his daughter's shoulder. He took another look at her Army Service Uniform before nodding his approval. Army Reserve Spc. Casey E. Work, a native of Walkersville, Md., smiled back at her father, Frank Work, before she took a deep breath and walked out under the bright lights of the FedEx Field, home to the National Football League's Washington Redskins, during a military appreciation night on Aug. 29.

  • Reserve MPs maintain aerial proficiency

    Oct 9, 2012

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark.--Just before 4 a.m. here on July 26, 2012, with the mercury already flirting with 85 degrees Fahrenheit on a moonless and humid Arkansas morning, Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Jeremy Phetteplace told Staff Sgt. Rob Jenkins, "Remember like a Javelin" and asked him, "Clear Prop?"

  • Guard helps Reserve MPs create realistic life-saving training

    Oct 9, 2012

    Army Reserve Soldiers reached out to their National Guard brothers- and sisters-in-arms to execute a Cumulative Training Exercise on Camp Blanding, Fla., that could save lives.

  • Army Reserve MPs train with 'eye in the sky'

    Oct 5, 2012

    Army Reserve military police with 200th Military Police Command spend their battle assembly weekends in remote locations fine-tuning their unmanned aerial vehicle flying skills.

  • Canadian Forces PMO visits Guardian Justice

    Oct 3, 2012

    Senior leadership from the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal visited with 200th Military Police Command Soldiers during Exercise Guardian Justice May 14-15 located in a remote training area of Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Military Police sharpen combat medical skills at McCoy simulation center

    Oct 3, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis., -- Combat medics from a Military Police Command conducted medical recertification training from March 5-14 at Fort McCoy. Sgt. 1st Class Fernando Garcia, the senior medic for the 200th Military Police Command, headquartered at Fort Meade, Md., said he likes to bring his unit to train at the Fort McCoy Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC) because the training here is "levels above the other ones."

  • Reserve Youth take break from parents during spring break

    Oct 2, 2012

    Tucked away in the rolling hills of Maryland, several dozen Army Reserve children spent four days at the River Valley Ranch rock climbing, zip lining and doing other outdoor activities during Spring Break Camp 2012.

  • Hunting: The adventure, and the risk

    Oct 1, 2012

    Hunters who bag a buck, a bird or nothing at all still agree it's great just to be outdoors.

  • When Risk Rides the Road

    Oct 1, 2012

    In 1995, I was a drill instructor stationed at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. Recently divorced and financially burdened, I couldn't afford a car. Instead, I purchased a 1994 red and silver Suzuki 750 motorcycle so I could get out and enjoy the San Diego weather and activities. The Suzuki was the first motorcycle I had ever ridden, so I began by riding it around base to get accustomed to it.

  • Safety Sense in the Motor Pool

    Oct 1, 2012

    Equipment maintenance is a necessary and inherently dangerous task. To ensure the safety of our Soldiers and Civilians in maintenance facilities, we're required to use risk management as well as acknowledge the potential health and safety hazards present in the workplace. We also need to determine where and how personnel are likely to become injured or killed. The path to success starts with the application of the five steps of risk management outlined in Field Manual 5-19.

  • Old Guard honors fallen MPs

    Oct 1, 2012

    More than a year after sustaining his injuries, Sgt. Joseph Wilson joined other servicemembers to honor MPs killed in combat at wreath-laying ceremonies in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Sep. 25.

  • Fallen Military Police remembered in ANC Ceremony

    Sep 28, 2012

    On the eve of the 71st anniversary of the formation of the Military Police Corps Regiment, 20 military policemen killed in Afghanistan and Iraq during the past year were honored Sept. 25 in section 55 of Arlington National Cemetery during morning remarks and a wreath-laying ceremony.

  • "ASISTing" a fellow Soldier

    Sep 28, 2012

    Lifeliners, MP's learn to identify comrades in need during suicide skills training

  • Active, Reserve Soldiers team up to take top prize at MP Warfighter Challenge

    Sep 27, 2012

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo.,--For the first time during its 16-year history, a military corrections specialist was a member a three-Soldier team which took home the top prize at the Military Police Warfighter Challenge held here from Sept. 15 - 19.

  • Deploying Des Moines Reserve Soldier, fiancée marry during military ceremony at Camp Dodge

    Nov 8, 2011

    CAMP DODGE, Iowa -- Reserve Soldiers who arrive at a unit's annual training site are prepared for long days at weapons-qualification ranges, getting near-painful shots and standing in long lines at the local chow hall. For members of the 200th Military Police Command's 348th Military Police Company, based at nearby Ames, Iowa, this annual training was anything but normal on Oct. 29 during a unique formation that helped write a new chapter in the life of one Reserve military policeman.

  • Captain America, Reserve Soldiers share big screen

    Nov 7, 2011

    Twenty-five Soldiers assigned to the Columbus, Ohio-based 391st Military Police Battalion were battling bad guys with Captain America and his Avengers superheroes during an intensive battle scene that will soon play out in movie theaters worldwide in 2012.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Army Reserve sleepover more than pizzas, video games

    Aug 29, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- When Tammy Ward woke up and spoke to her son on the phone after a sleepover with new friends recently, the discussion wasn't about how many pizzas he ate, the long hours playing video games or even scary movies on the television.

  • 200th MP Command Soldier Wins USARC Best Warrior Competition

    Aug 25, 2011

    Spc. Ryan Barger has life nailed. He's a student at Grand Valley State University, a two-time all-conference high school football player and an Army Reserve Soldier. Student, athlete, Soldier; most Americans would be happy with any one of these distinctions. This 20-year-old Belding, Mich. native and member of the 303rd Military Police Company is just getting started.

  • Annual UFG exercise concludes in South Korea

    Aug 25, 2011

    Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian concluded Aug. 26, 2011, after two weeks of intense training across the Korean Peninsula.

  • 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.

  • Ulchi Freedom Guardian underway in Korea

    Aug 24, 2011

    The Republic of Korea-United States Combined Forces Command exercise "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" runs through Aug. 26, 2011, with more than 530,000 troops participating from nine nations.

  • Young detectives practice critical thinking, solve crimes

    Aug 23, 2011

    Some kids spend their summers playing baseball or swimming. Joseph Branch spent his summer rifling through a hotel room looking for evidence. Branch is one of 30 youths who participated in CSI: Crime Scene, a new EDGE program offered by Stuttgart Child, Youth and School Services.

  • 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.

  • Army North leads way during large-scale terrorism response exercise

    Aug 23, 2011

    The Vibrant Response 12 exercise, conducted by U.S. Army North, focuses on the Department of Defense mission to support civil authorities after a disaster.

  • Easy on the Eyes

    Aug 23, 2011

    More than 40,000 people a year suffer eye injuries while playing sports, according to Prevent Blindness America. However, 90 percent of these injuries can be prevented by using protective eyewear. It's important to remember that whatever game, whatever age, participants need to protect their eyes.

  • After the Storm

    Aug 23, 2011

    We've all been told what to do when a hurricane or tornado is heading toward our location. But what about once the storm has passed and we're faced with the daunting task of storm clean-up? Unfortunately, I learned firsthand after Hurricane Ike struck the Gulf Coast in September 2008.

  • Program supports military families with special needs

    Aug 22, 2011

    Family members, whether a spouse, child or dependent adult, with a chronic medical condition or special educational requirement are eligible to enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program. Conditions run the gamut of everything from asthma and allergies to autism and Alzheimer's disease.

  • CID seeking special-agent candidates

    Aug 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as Army CID, is actively seeking qualified Soldiers who are interested in pursuing a career as CID special agents.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Make Today Count

    Aug 18, 2011

    This is a spiritual-type commentary, one of our weekly Chaplain's Corner articles, written by one of many chaplains who serve in and around the National Capital Region. It is suitable for all faiths and for anyone who has a family, blood relative or not.

  • 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.

  • Guardian Justice fine tunes tactics, procedures

    Aug 10, 2011

    CAMP MCGREGOR, N.M. -- Pepper spray, 50,000 volts of static electricity and 110 degree temperatures are all ingredients of some good old Army military police training. With assistance from Mother Nature and her unseasonable extreme temperatures, Soldiers assigned to the 11th Military Police Brigade spent the summer in the remote desert environment of Fort Bliss, Texas, to equip joint-service military police with the skills to succeed during a mobilization.

  • 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.

  • Teens’ video highlights military family challenges

    Aug 10, 2011

    OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- In the old Army years ago a Soldier may have been told, “Don’t talk to me about your family because the Army doesn’t issue you a family.” Things have come a long way though, as evidenced by a recent conference for teens of personnel from the 200th Military Police Command

  • Army Manpower and Reserve Affairs official visits Guardian Justice

    Aug 9, 2011

    CAMP MCGREGOR, N.M. -- Armed with only plastic police riot shields and their instincts, nearly a dozen military policemen practiced a skill most have used while serving overseas in military detention centers " communal cell extractions. Perched on a catwalk above the training facility and intensely watching the Army Reserve training was John Newman, the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Newman and dozens of other active and reserve-component senior leadership visited Soldiers from the 200th Military Police Command during Guardian Justice, an annual premiere Reserve training exercise that focuses on fine tuning military police tactics and procedures.


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