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STAND-TO! Edition: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Today's Focus:

The Army Reserve 2020 Vision and Strategy


"The stone will serve as a tribute to the 184 people who perished and to those who assisted in the rescue and recovery efforts at the Pentagon; and the lives lost in Shanksville, Pa., and at the World Trade Center. It also serves as a daily reminder of just how much we have grown as a command since Sept. 11, 2001."

- Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general

Pentagon stone dedicated at Fort McNair


"It's a win-win arrangement - having them here is a great asset. They help us with their work product and their spirit. The way these guys are fighting and recovering - their attitudes, it brings up the morale in my group."

-- Tim Cahil, an enforcement group supervisor for both task force officers and DEA agents

Wounded warrior still gets bad guys


2010-2013: 60th Anniversary of the Korean War

150 Years: The Battle of Gettysburg: The American Civil War

National Military Appreciation Month

Mental Health Month:
- Army Behavioral Health

Asian Pacific Heritage Month:
- Asian Pacific Americans in the US Army

Monday, May 30: Memorial Day


The Army Reserve 2020 Vision and Strategy

What is it?

The Army Reserve 2020 Vision and Strategy establishes the foundation for our operational concepts and strategies required for us to remain an enduring operational force. Prior to Sept. 11, 2001, the Army Reserve served as the Army's strategic force used primarily in the event of large-scale conventional war. Since Army operations began in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army Reserve has repeatedly mobilized key capabilities as an operational force in support of Army missions. As conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan resolve, the Army Reserve must focus on retaining its operational experience and culture gained over the past decade of conflict. The Army Reserve 2020 Vision and Strategy is the primary document for focusing this effort.

What has the Army Reserve done?

The Army Reserve 2020 Vision and Strategy expresses the chief of the Army Reserve's future vision for an enduring operational force. It is synchronized with the Army Campaign Plan strategy, Army transformation efforts, analysis of reserve-component employment, and numerous studies associated with war demand as the primary developmental inputs. The Vision and Strategy provides guidance for a continued Army Reserve operational force and outlines methods for future employment.

What does the Army Reserve have planned for the future?

Resourced and accessible, the enduring operational Army Reserve will serve as America's premier reservoir of shared military-civilian skills and capabilities in support and defense of the nation. We will be transformed into an enduring operational force as the expeditionary enablers of the Army, capitalizing on the most experienced, ready Army Reserve in history.

Why is this important to the Army?

As we move into the next decade and continue to adapt our capabilities, it is essential we proceed with rigorous analysis, transparency, and collaboration to further define our contribution to the future total force. Without question, the Army Reserve will continue to provide a portion of the essential strategic and operational depth to the Total Army through key enablers and technical skills at best value.

The Army Reserve Vision and Strategy provides the source strategic document from which all other Army Reserve strategic documents can maintain a theme and message consistent with the chief of Army Reserve's vision for the future Army Reserve.

Army Reserve 2020 Vision and Strategy


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