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Local Soldier honored with Reserve Center dedication
Aug 7, 2014
More than 200 family, friends and fellow service members watched as the Cape Coral U.S. Army Reserve Center was memorialized and renamed in honor of Staff Sgt. Marc A. Scialdo on July 12.
They called him brother: Soldier honored at Fort Campbell ceremony not a hero
Aug 7, 2014
A U.S. Army Reserve center located on the Tennessee side of Fort Campbell, most of which is in Kentucky, was renamed on August 3, in a ceremony honoring Army Reserve Maj. Michael L. Mundell, who was killed in Fallujah, Iraq on January 5, 2007.
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.
Wildcats volunteer at local food bank
May 27, 2014
Soldiers of the 81st Regional Support Command volunteered an afternoon of their time sorting donated food at the Harvest Hope Food Bank in Columbia on May 22.
To everything, a season: Wildcat deputy commander retires
May 27, 2014
The 81st Regional Support Command hosted a retirement ceremony for Brig. Gen. William Gothard at Darby Field on Fort Jackson, May 17.
Bronze Star Medal presented to Army Reserve lawyer and judge in his civilian courtroom
May 22, 2014
The Iredell County Hall of Justice in cooperation with the 81st Regional Support Command hosted a presentation of the Bronze Star Medal to Senior Resident Superior Court Judge and Army Reserve Col. Joseph Crosswhite on May 17.
Ceremony pre-empted by real-world emergency as Army Reserve Soldiers respond
May 9, 2014
Stories of the events of May 3, 2014, could easily start with, "An interesting thing happened on the way to ceremony."
Wildcat Soldier starts program that inspires youth
Apr 7, 2014
Inside of the Taw Caw Community Outreach Center in Summerton, S.C., many young people and parents gathered together to participate in the first Lets Talk About You Youth Expo, March 29.
Paintball enhances realism in Army Reserve unit's training
Feb 10, 2014
Tough, realistic training is the cornerstone of a successful Army. In order to make sure that her drill sergeants can provide each new private with the best training possible, Capt. Jessica Smothers, commander of Company A, 1/321st Infantry Regiment, along with her training staff coordinated some of the basic combat training curriculum for their February battle assembly.
Army Reservists Learn Suicide First Aid
Dec 5, 2013
The United States Army has been embroiled in a battle against Suicide that has extended for more than six years as the reported numbers have continued to climb annually.
Millington Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility memorialized in honor of local Tennessee Soldier
Sep 20, 2013
Not many events are etched quite as deeply into our memories as when a child enters or exits our lives.
General officer puts retirement on hold to continue a legacy
Aug 27, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. (August 24, 2013) -- As a child, Richard Torres would watch 82nd Airborne Division and Special Forces Soldiers parachute to the ground on Fort Bragg N.C. and knew he wanted nothing more than to join the Army.
StoryCorps collects military experiences
Aug 15, 2013
A joint Regional Support Command Yellow Ribbon event held by the 81st and 88th RSCs allowed those who attended an opportunity to record their stories through an organization called StoryCorps-Military Voice Initiative.
Give an Hour: more than just 60 minutes
Aug 15, 2013
Yellow Ribbon events gives Soldiers and their families the opportunity to be introduced to several resources that can assist them with whatever they need; whether it's job opportunities to free counseling.
"Say my baby's name" Wilmington Armed Forces Reserve Center memorialized in honor of local Soldier
Jul 22, 2013
"We are gathered here today not to celebrate, not to recognize brick and mortar and construction, but we're here to recognize the name which it will bear." These were the words of Pastor Jim Davis in his opening invocation at the memorialization and renaming ceremony for the Sgt. Thomas J. (T.J.) Butler IV Armed Forces Reserve Center in Wilmington, N.C., on July 13.
Brevard Center keeps community Army Strong
Jul 8, 2013
Imagine yourself being a homeless veteran, an unemployed reservist or a spouse left home to take care of three kids without any kind of support system or guidance on what benefits and resources are available to you.
81st Regional Support Command holds retirement seminar
Jul 2, 2013
As much as the military lifer enjoys wearing the many iterations of the Army uniform during their career and loves simply being a Soldier, there comes a day when each of us must make that final PCS to Fort Living Room.
310th HRSC departs for deployment for another tour
Jun 20, 2013
In 2009-2010, the 310th Human Resources Sustainment Center became one of the first Reserve human resources units to deploy to a combat zone
Soldier surprises daughters on live TV
Jun 19, 2013
Sgt. Ramon Cano, assigned to the 393rd Combat Sustainment Support Command, US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, surprised his three daughters by unexpectedly appearing in a live TV program, where his family was participating, June 19, at Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
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.
Army Reserve holds ribbon cutting in Knightdale, N.C.
Jun 4, 2013
The 81st Regional Support Command hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Army Reserve Center here on June 1.
Deputy Chief, Army Reserve is honored as Adjutant General Distinguished Member of the Regiment
Jun 3, 2013
Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson, Deputy Chief, Army Reserve, was honored as a Distinguished Member of the Regiment at the Adjutant General Corps Hall of Fame during a ceremony here on May 31, 2013.
Wildcat sexual assault prevention training keeps skills S.H.A.R.P.
May 23, 2013
In the face of what seems like a tsunami of sexual harassment and assault cases sweeping through the military, and some rather close to home, the Wildcats of the 81st Regional Support Command are fighting through the waves with Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training.
81st RSC paving the road to resilience
May 20, 2013
Most any online dictionary will define resilience as follows: Oxford English dictionary: 1. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity 2. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness
412th Theater Engineer Command hosts Engineer Planning Exercise Day Two
May 17, 2013
Armed Forces celebrate in Puerto Rico
May 15, 2013
Hundreds of service members assigned to military units in Puerto Rico celebrated the Armed Forces Day, by participating in a 2.5 Mile Run around the Fort Buchanan, 15 May.
Tennessee officials commemorate 105th Army Reserve birthday
Apr 30, 2013
For 105 years the United States Army Reserve has been on standby to protect our country. In recent years the Reserve has proven itself as a relevant and ready force, without which the various global missions could not be accomplished.
81st Regional Support Command tests their life-saving skills
Apr 29, 2013
Most Soldiers gain and sharpen their medical skills in a calm unrealistic training environment. However, that's not the case for Soldiers of the 81st Regional Support Command.
Army Reserve-PR invests millions in Aguadilla
Apr 16, 2013
Officers from the Army Reserve-Puerto Rico and the 81st Regional Support Command (RSC) participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony of a modern operations center in the closed Ramey Air force Base in Aguadilla, 14 April.
PR Troops return home
Apr 13, 2013
Approximately 60 soldiers assigned to the 393rd Combat Sustaintment Support Battalion (CSSB), US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, arrived to Puerto Rico from Afghanistan, 12 April, after being mobilized close to a year.
Readiness through Prayer in the Army Reserve-PR
Mar 26, 2013
The Chaplains assigned to the Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, Fort Buchanan, play an instrumental role in preparing soldiers to deploy, especially during Holy Week. With their service, military Chaplains ensure soldiers and families are ready to face the difficulties that a mobilization presents.
Panhandle Army Reserve Center holds groundbreaking
Mar 20, 2013
The community of Bay County, Florida will be getting a new $6 million Army Reserve center which is expected to be completed by early 2014 and will house three transportation units and over 100 Soldiers.
McLeansville Army Reserve Center holds groundbreaking
Mar 12, 2013
A $16 million Army Reserve center is going up and is expected to be completed by summer of 2014 and will house five units and over 600 Soldiers.
You Don't Have to Leave the Hooah Behind
Feb 27, 2013
The Army Reserve's Individual Mobilization Augumentee Program lets Soldiers transitioning from the active component or traditional Army Reserve units to continuing serving without the traditional "one weekend a month, two weeks a year". The IMA program lets Soldiers earn pay and credit towards retirement, receive benefits and entitlements, all while maintaining the flexibility to pursue your career and family aspirations without a "drilling reservist" schedule.
Ribbon cutting for new Statham Army Reserve Center
Feb 12, 2013
The 81st Regional Support Command hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Army Reserve Center in Statham, Ga., on February 9, 2013.
Fort Knox TASS Training Center course combines civil affairs and psychological operations training
Feb 12, 2013
More than 130 Warrior Citizens participated in a joint Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Field Training Exercise as part of a Military Occupational Specialty reclassification course at the Total Army School System Training Center, Fort Knox, Feb. 4-11, 2013.
81st Regional Support Command marketing video
Feb 7, 2013
The 81st Regional Support Command marketing video.
81st Wildcat WWI color guard marches in 57th Presidential Inauguration parade
Jan 29, 2013
For our countries leaders, the road to Washington is paved with politics. For eight Soldiers of the 81st Regional Support Command, their path to the nation's capitol was carved out of history via the lineage of service and sacrifice of 81st Infantry Division Wildcats from World Wars One and Two and various conflicts up to the present day.
Window preserves Soldier's legacy of selfless service
Dec 18, 2012
Many youngsters and young Soldiers have visions of heroism, facing an insurmountable foe against overwhelming odds and surviving as a hero or going down in a blaze of glory.
New RPAC systems provide better customer service
Dec 11, 2012
"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts." The late 18th, early 19th century author and journalist Arnold Bennett may not have had the military in mind when he made this statement, but anyone who's been in the Armed Forces for more than a minute knows it to be true.
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.
World War II veterans share history, 'Soldier for Life' memories
Nov 12, 2012
MIAMI, Fla.-World War II veterans, Aide Stein and ex-Prisoner of War Fred Rosenkoff, share history, memories and what it means to be a 'Soldier for Life', with Sgt. 1st Class Hector Valleacosta and Capt. John Parker of 841st Eng. Bn., 926th Eng. Bde., 412th Theater Engineer Command, during a Veterans Day 'Congressional Record' presentation ceremony held here at the American Legion Post 29 in Miami, Fla.
Army Reserve 'Hurricane' Soldiers, Miami community honor military veterans
Nov 8, 2012
MIAMI, Fla.-Veterans Day celebration came early for military veterans residing here at a local health and community care facility for senior citizens. A lively, colorful parade, led by Soldiers of 841st Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, brought together Miami Mayor Tomas Relagado and members of the local community to honor and thank veterans for their enduring commitment and sacrifice to defend a grateful nation, Nov. 6.
Raise the roof: One nail at a time
Nov 7, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Soldiers from the 465th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, assisted volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham to perform vital upkeep on a Hoover, Ala., residence, Nov. 3.
Two Citizen Soldiers celebrate birthdays at Symposium
Nov 5, 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 3, 2012) -- Command Sgt. Maj. Jenny Bryan said she was somewhat surprised when on her 50th birthday Col. Clarence Combs III, the 80th Training Command's chief of staff, called her to the front of the room then asked nearly 300 participants of the command's Readiness Symposium to sing happy birthday to her.
Army Reserve 391st engineers, ROTC mentor future leaders
Oct 31, 2012
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, S.C.- Capt. Jarvis Buchanan, commander, 357th Eng. Co., Asheville, N.C., Capt. Lee Stephens, commander, 346th Eng. Co., and 1st Sgt. Michael Ford, 357th Eng. Co., discuss the essence of recruiting quality leaders for their units during a visit here with the Fightin' Tiger ROTC program on Military Appreciation Day, Oct. 20.
US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico celebrates Hispanic Heritage
Sep 20, 2012
Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico- Soldiers and civilians assigned to the 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC), US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, the Fort Buchanan Garrison and other members of the local military community, participated in a Hispanic Heritage commemoration event, where Brig. Fernando Fernández was the keynote speaker, at the Fort Buchanan's Community Club, Sept.20.
Birmingham Army Reserve medics set battle rhythm
Sep 10, 2012
Soldiers from the 926th Engineer Battalion Headquarters Company out of Birmingham, Ala., proved to be an integral component at Fort McCoy, Wis., in support of Combat Support Training Exercise 2012.
Georgia Army Reserve engineer takes home new appreciation from UFG12
Sep 9, 2012
REPUBLIC OF KOREA--ROK service members, 1st Lt. Lee and Capt. Choi, observe as Maj. Camperson, U.S. Army Reserve 368th FEST-Main, briefs the survey of Chilgok Stadium during Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2012.
Military children become Junior Park Rangers at Yellow Ribbon
Aug 16, 2012
72 military children got to be sworn in as Junior Rangers for the National Park Service during a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration event in Orlando, August 12.
Miss North Carolina visits with military children at Yellow Ribbon
Aug 15, 2012
Miss North Carolina, Arlie Honeycutt, was a special guest at a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration event in Orlando on August 11.
Cape Coral holds groundbreaking for new Army Reserve facilities
Aug 2, 2012
Four Army Reserve units will have a new center in September 2013 in Cape Coral, Fla. The official ground breaking ceremony was held on July 28 at the new site of a 46,610 square foot facility on 15 acres of land.
From the Bear to the Eagle
Jul 28, 2012
From "The Cold War, Operation Joint Endeavor and Operation Iraqi Freedom … I served in them all," said Cpl. Vitalis Dubininkas, pictured here during basic training with the Soviet Army in 1991. Dubininkas has since joined the U.S. Army Reserve and is currently the 3rd Platoon Team Leader with 316th Engineer Mobility Augmentation Company, 844th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command.
Special day celebrates military heritage at youth enrichment camp
Jul 18, 2012
During the week of July 8-13, the Army Reserve Child, Youth and School Services, CYSS, held their annual Enrichment Camp in conjunction with the YMCA at Camp Hanes.
Vicksburg Army Reserve Soldiers welcome their new First Sergeant
Jul 9, 2012
GEORGE A. MORRIS ARMY RESERVE CENTER, Miss.--Soldiers, families and friends looked on as HHC, 412th Theater Engineer Command, transfers responsibility from outgoing first sergeant, 1st Sgt. Julius Horne, to incoming first sergeant, 1st Sgt. Richard Broussard, during a change of responsibility ceremony held here July 8, 2012.
100th Army Band marches in "first" Fourth of July parade
Jul 6, 2012
As a full moon rose over the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the first of the nation's Fourth of July festivities kicked off at 12 a.m. with the 100th Army Band from Fort Knox, Ky., leading the marching units.
11th Aviation commander joins in gunnery and flight activities
Jun 29, 2012
As Company B, 1/214th General Support Aviation Battalion conducted their annual training in and around the mountains of Boise, Brig. Gen. Pete Quinn, commander of the 11th Aviation Command, stopped by to observe some of the training on June 21.
100th Army Band plays at Cincinnati Reds game on Flag Day
Jun 20, 2012
The 100th Army Band from Fort Knox, Ky. traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio to perform on Flag Day, June 14.
Birmingham reserve unit evaluated for the 2013 Connelly Awards
Jun 9, 2012
Staff Sgt. Wardell Davis, Food Service NCOIC, 926th Engineer Battalion Forward Support Company, 926th Engineer Brigade, inspects the cooks before the start of the evaluation process by Chief Warrant Officer Danny Tindel, U.S. Army Reserve Command, June 9, 2012 in Birmingham, Ala.
Asian Pacific Islander Heritage martial arts demonstration
Jun 6, 2012
Sgt. 1st Class Joel Quebec demonstrates two martial arts weapons forms during Asian Pacific Islander Heritage month activties at the 81st Regional Support Command on May 16, 2012.
Army Reserve investing big in Puerto Rico
Jun 1, 2012
San Juan, PR- The US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Army Reserve Center at Puerto Nuevo, a neighborhood in the Puerto Rico's capital city, 1 June 2012.
Up, Up & Away Day Camp held at 81st Regional Support Command
May 29, 2012
Approximately 40 Army Reserve children from all over the southeast region ranging from the ages of six to 14 attended a "Up, Up, and Away" day camp hosted by the 81st Regional Support Command's Child Youth & School Services and the Mad Science organization on May 19.
Hero 2 Hired program gets heroes hired
May 24, 2012
With a national unemployment average of about eight per cent, finding a job is not easy, especially in the economic times a redeploying Soldier currently faces. One of the newest solutions to literally hit the streets is the Mobile Job Store.
Post celebrates Asian Pacific heritage
May 24, 2012
Fort Jackson celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Legal site adds new feature for Reserve/NG Soldiers
May 24, 2012
Many people don't think of legal issues until they have one. With Reserve and National Guard troops deploying almost as often as the active duty Soldiers, readiness has been a critical concern for over a decade throughout the two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the various places in Eastern Europe, Africa or wherever else Citizen Soldiers may find themselves.
BG Fernandez' tenure extended as 1st MSC Commander
May 24, 2012
Fort Buchanan, PR- The Department of Defense officially extended the tenure of Brig. Gen. Fernando Fernández as commander of the 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC), US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, for another year.
Lake Park holds groundbreaking for new Army Reserve facilities
May 22, 2012
Five Army Reserve units will have a new home early next summer in Lake Park, Fla. The official ground breaking ceremony was held on May 19 at the new site of a 64,514 square foot facility on 13 acres of land.
Soldier-musicians: MWR offers chance to open for REO Speedwagon, Styx, Blue Oyster Cult
May 15, 2012
A Soldier will open the show for REO Speedwagon, Styx and Blue Oyster Cult when they perform at Fort Knox, Ky., June 23, as part of the Army Concert Tour. Through a partnership with Army Entertainment and The Midwest Rock 'n' Roll Express, one solo guitar artist will be selected by the promoters to showcase their talent in front of an audience of thousands in the "Rock Star for a Day" contest .
412th TEC in Africa, talks capabilities and future engagements with local engineers
May 10, 2012
Maj. Justin Kilpatrick and Sgt. 1st Class Anna Allatt 412th Theater Engineer Command, G3 Operations, recently returned from an important trip to Africa where they discussed command capabilities and future training missions with local engineers in Chad and the Central African Republic April 15-29, 2012.
Millington holds groundbreaking for new Army Reserve facilities
May 9, 2012
The Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility/Area Maintenance Support Activity will have a new home early next year in Millington, Tenn. The official ground breaking ceremony was held on May 5 at the new site of a 38,169 square foot facility on 19 acres of land.
Inaugural Hopi Code Talkers Recognition Day held
Apr 26, 2012
10 out of 400 may not seem significant, but to the families of the Hopi Code Talkers assigned to the Army and Army Air Forces during World War II, the significance is as immense as the plains and mesas upon which the Hopi live.
Armed Forces Reserve Center holds ribbon cutting ceremony
Apr 20, 2012
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The 81st Regional Support Command hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Armed Forces Reserve Center here on April 14, 2012.
Equipment Concentration Site #43 holds Ribbon Cutting
Apr 20, 2012
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The 81st Regional Support Command conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new Equipment Concentration Site 43 here on April 13, 2012.
81st RSC Wildcats celebrate Women's History Month
Mar 28, 2012
Women hold up half the sky. This Chinese proverb was used to illustrate the importance of women in the history of the world and was used by Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret) Yolanda Lomax as she spoke at the 81st Regional Support Command during their Women's History Month activities on March 27. The theme for 2012 is "Women's Education, Women's Empowerment."
208th Army Band marches in Savannah's St. Patrick's Day parade
Mar 21, 2012
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- After waiting patiently for at least seven hours until it was time for them to perform, the 208th Army Reserve Band from Concord, N.C. was given the opportunity to march in the 188th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Savannah on March 17.
Last Army Reserve unit to depart Iraq has Yellow Ribbon event
Mar 12, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command was the last Army Reserve unit to leave Iraq at the end of 2011. "I got home at 2100 [9 p.m.] on Christmas Eve," said Command Sgt. Major Debbie Schroder.
Sanford Army Reserve Center holds groundbreaking
Mar 12, 2012
SANFORD, Fla. -- An $8 million Army Reserve center is going up and is expected to be completed by spring 2013, bringing the military back into the Sanford community.
"I dream in color:" 412th TEC Soldier targets underprivileged youth with new book
Mar 10, 2012
From an early age, Capt. Jarvis Buchanan knew that he wanted to be a writer. The 412th Theater Engineer Command's mobilization officer recently fulfilled his childhood dream with aspirations of helping today's youth.
Hiring Our Heroes veteran's job fair held at Fort Jackson
Mar 7, 2012
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Both pre-registered Soldiers and veterans and walk-ins numbering a total of 1,176 job seekers attended the Hiring Our Heroes job fair held at Fort Jackson's Solomon Center on March 6.
81st RSC hosts pre-retirement seminar
Feb 10, 2012
For years, Army Reserve Soldiers have pondered on what actions to take once they receive their 20-year letter. Not being educated on their options and the process makes it difficult for them to make the right decision.
Miami Soldier attends 'State of the Union' Address
Jan 23, 2012
2nd Lt. Brittany Ramos, assigned to the 841st Engineer Battalion, had the chance of a lifetime at the State of the Union address Jan. 24, 2012, thanks to an invitation from Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The 22-year old was selected for the opportunity following an impressive interview with Schultz's District Office staff. Ramos, a native of Flower Mound, Texas, and an Honors BOLC graduate last year, is proud of her family's Army strong heritage.
Reservists donate joy to local kids in these Holidays
Jan 2, 2012
San Juan, Puerto Rico -- Beyond toys and gifts, children from "La Casa Cuna de San Juan", a foster home for abused, neglected and abandoned kids in Puerto Rico, received joy and happiness when US Army Reserve Puerto Rican soldiers brought them toys and other articles, 16 Dec.
Memphis 2nd graders send letters, care packages to Soldiers in Afghanistan
Dec 30, 2011
2nd graders at Lausanne Collegiate School proudly show letters and snacks they have prepared for the Soldiers of the 689th Engineer Company currently deployed to Afghanistan.
208th Army Reserve Band Annual Holiday Concert, Newberry S.C.
Dec 13, 2011
412TEC celebrates the Holidays with Families
Dec 12, 2011
Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr., commander, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Flubacher and Chaplain Timothy Samorajski share a moment with Lt. Col. John Breland, Staff Judge Advocate Section Chief, and his family during the unit's Family Day/Christmas celebration Dec. 11, 2011 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss. (Photo: Capt. Maryjane Porter)
New Armed Forces Reserve Center opens in Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 12, 2011
Approximately 300 Army Reserve Soldiers and 190 Navy Sailors will be assigned to the Armed Forces Reserve Center - Wilmington. The Army Reserve's 650th Transportation Company and the 1151st Transportation Company have a new place they can call home.
New facility opens for Army Reserve and Alabama National Guard
Dec 8, 2011
While many in the nation were remembering Pearl Harbor, the Alabama Army National Guard and the 81st Regional Support Command, US Army Reserve conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony on the new Joint Force Headquarters Armed Forces Readiness Center here on December 7, 2011.
380th Engineer Company returns home from Iraq
Dec 6, 2011
Soldiers of the 380th Engineer Company collect personal belonings after a 9-month deployment to Iraq Nov. 28,2011 at Camp Shelby, Miss. (Photo: Capt. Maryjane Porter)
Wildcat sax player inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club
Nov 21, 2011
It started with only a couple of weeks' prep time and it ended with a recitation of the NCO creed while in the front-leaning rest position. However, it is an event that will only happen once in the life of Staff Sgt. Tyler Myers: induction into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club.
Electrical space heaters
Nov 21, 2011
Portable electric space heaters are a convenient option for warming a work or living space, but they can also be dangerous.
Army safety video wins international award
Nov 21, 2011
The safety video "Pass it On," produced by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala., won a first-place award at the 22nd International Military Film Festival held in Bracciano, Italy, Nov. 7-13, 2011.
Fort Meade launches web app for smart phones
Nov 21, 2011
The popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices has changed the way we communicate, and the Fort Meade, Md., Public Affairs Office is taking advantage of those changes.
Pro vs. GI Joe
Nov 15, 2011
With Veterans Day fast approaching, nothing screams America more than Servicemembers, football, and fireworks. Pro vs. GI Joe, a non-profit organization, found a way to put all three of these together to help celebrate and recognize the sacrifice our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines have made. The Pro vs. GI Joe organization, founded by Addie and Greg Zinone in 2007, sets up a video-game competitions between professional athletes and troops.
81st RSC commander attends Veterans Day activities in Knoxville
Nov 13, 2011
Many may believe that there is a special synchronicity associated with the date 11-11-11, especially at 11:11 am or pm. The belief that it has mystical powers has been adopted by believers in New Age philosophies. In the United States, the 11th day of the 11th month of any year is a time to honor the veteran's who have given so much, their very lives in many cases, to ensure the freedom and way of life of their country.
81st RSC holds Red Ribbon Week 5k walk
Nov 3, 2011
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest anti-drug program in the country and is celebrated in honor of murdered DEA undercover operative Enrique "Kiki" Camarena who was killed in 1985 in Mexico.
Medical Programs conference held at 81st RSC
Nov 2, 2011
Medical readiness has always been an ongoing issue in the Army, especially during the last decade through two wars and numerous other missions worldwide. Some Soldiers are processed through what seems to be a virtual swamp of medical status terminology, acronyms and web-based information systems, resulting in some troops floating through that swamp for months and even years.
Army Human Resource leader's summit held at 81st RSC
Nov 2, 2011
An old saying goes, "If one is good, two (or more) is better." It certainly seemed that way at the 81st Regional Support Command as there were two important conferences being held here simultaneously. One was a medical readiness conference and the other a Human Resources leader summit held October 26-28. Approximately 200 senior leaders from across the active Army, Army Reserve and National Guard came together to focus on and discuss such issues as manning and non-deployability to doctrine of war and peacetime garrison operations.
Army Reserve center opens at Fort Campbell
Oct 6, 2011
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky -- A new US Army Reserve center on the Tennessee side of Fort Campbell had its ribbon cutting ceremony on October 1. The new Reserve center will be the home for three Mobilization Support Battalions, the 1108th, 1109th and 1110th, as well as the 2nd Battalion, 399th Regiment, an element of the 100th Division (Institutional Training). The MSBs were stood up in 2008.
Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 goes mobile
Oct 4, 2011
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As Master Sgt. Denise Underwood, a paralegal with the 81st Regional Support Command, was reading the summer edition of Warrior Citizen Magazine, she came across a story about a Mobile Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 (M-EST 2000). She made a phone call to the number provided and after a bit of coordination via the chain of command, the Mobile EST 2000 showed up in the parking lot of the 81st RSC, making the Wildcats the first RSC to utilize the service from September 24-27.
1st Army Reserve MEDEVAC unit since Gulf War prepares to deploy
Sep 13, 2011
TAMPA, FL -- Although one Yellow Ribbon event for deploying and redeploying Soldiers may look pretty much like any other, the one thing that changes is the unit. In this case the unit is F Company, 5/159th Aviation Regiment, a Medical Evacuation unit out of Clearwater, FL.