America's Army Reserve:  Capable, Combat-Ready, & Lethal

See the latest on Hurricane Florence and relief efforts from America's Army Reserve.

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 464th Transportation Company (Medium Boat), 359th Transportation Battalion, 3rd Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary), 377th Theater Sustainment Command prepare their boats to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence as part of the Total Army response.
U.S. Army Reserve pilots transported Soldiers with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, to Robins Air Force Base in Georgia to retrieve helicopters stored there due to Hurricane Florence.
The U.S. Army Reserve recognizes the history of service and sacrifice of Soldiers with Hispanic heritage who have been part of building and defending the nation.
National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.
World War I had a huge impact on the culture and technology of war, initiating social changes, reshaping national boundaries across the globe, and setting the United States on the path to becoming a world superpower. It was also the beginning of the Army’s reliance on a large federal Reserve force that would eventually form the U.S. Army Reserve of today.
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey calls on U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers to "know what right looks like," hold themselves and each other accountable, and focus on the fundamentals of Fieldcraft.
LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
Suicides among our ranks affect not only Families but also unit readiness and morale - directly hampering the capability, combat-readiness, and lethality of America's Army Reserve.
Top-notch NCOs strive for the Sergeant Audie Murphy Award
It’s the first time that an Army Reserve Readiness Division has hosted and selected top-notch noncommissioned officers into the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Award (SAMA) program. The 63d Readiness Division accepted an immense responsibility of leading and hosting a competitive SAMA board on May 28, 2018. Exceptional noncommissioned officers compete for the honor of being selected and inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) by conducting an Army Physical Fitness test and weapons qualification, displaying their knowledge of drill and ceremony, taking an exam, writing an essay, and being questioned and evaluated by a board of sergeants major.
Sept. 21, 2018 - It’s the first time that an Army Reserve Readiness Division has hosted and selected top-notch noncommissioned officers into the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Award (SAMA) program. The 63rd Readiness Division accepted an immense responsibility of leading and hosting a competitive SAMA board on May 28, 2018.

372nd MPAD Soldiers give blood to support Hurricane Florence relief efforts
NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Sullivan, with the 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, 318th Press Camp Headquarters, 99th Readiness Division, donates blood at The American Red Cross in support of the Hurricane Florence Relief effort. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by 1st Lt. Chantel Baul)
Sept. 21, 2018 - The 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of several U.S. Army Reserve units positioned throughout the Southeast to support the Hurricane Florence relief effort. Not every unit will be called to a mission, and so in the interim, the unit commander, Maj. Olha Vandergriff, decided to seize a vital opportunity to support the recovery effort from the MPAD's home station.

JRTC rotation offers realism through multi-component training effort
A gunner with the Idaho Army National Guard sits a top his tank in Dara Lam at JRTC Aug. 2.
Sept. 20, 2018 - A training event like this brings people together, and that unit cohesion can’t always be accomplished with home station training. This environment has taught us how to work with other units. - Capt. John Reed, Bravo Company, 412th Civil Affairs Battalion

Army Reserve Soldiers beat HEAT, step past first validation exercise
Maj. Darrell Bryan leaps out of the cab of a HEAT simulator Monday morning during validation excercises at North Fort Hood. Successful runs on the HEAT simulator was one of the necessary steps the unit had to take to deploy on time.
Sept. 19, 2018 - Imagine being locked in a 2-ton box with more than 45 pounds of armor strapped to you. Now imagine that box doing combat rolls down the side of a sheer mountain. That’s what the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMW) Egress Assistance Training validation the 300th Sustainment Brigade completed Monday at North Fort Hood was intended to simulate.

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers build partnership with Bundeswehr, civilian forces in humanitarian field-training exercise
U.S. Army Reserve Pfc. Jason Hutchinson, a civil affairs specialist with Charlie Company, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, Wackernheim, Germany, reviews emergency response plans with Mathias Luck, a squad leader with Technisches Hilfswerk, Wiesbaden, Germany, during a multiorganizational field training exercise in humanitarian assistance and populace control in collaboration with the Bundeswehr, THW, American Red Cross, and US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, September 15. 457th CA BN falls under 361st CA BDE, located in Kaiserslautern, Germany, which is the U.S. Army Reserve's only forward deployed multifunctional civil affairs unit in Europe providing civil affairs; movement control; human resource; chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological; public affairs and forward engineering support to U.S. Army Europe. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Spc. Daisy Zimmer, 221st Public Affairs Detachment).
Sept. 19, 2018 - Elements of the U.S. Army Reserve's one-star command in Europe paired with host nation partners and non-governmental organizations to exercise humanitarian assistance skills during an exercise at Wackernheim Regional Range Complex, Sept. 14-16.

Reserve Soldiers helping the U.S. Army complete its mission — with a SNAP of their fingers
Spc. David Rocha works on a terminal Monday afternoon. He is scheduled to deploy in support of U.S. Central Command operations in the Middle East in fewer than 60 days.
Sept. 19, 2018 - Communication in the military universe is vital. Overseas and on deployment, it can be a matter of life and death. During the next five days, Warrant Officer Edward Cheney, Staff Sgt. Gregory Gutierrez, Sgt. Kahlil ValentinSanchez, Spc. Jason Buck, and Spc. David Rocha from Grand Prairie’s 300th Sustainment Brigade will get a technical crash course in communication at Fort Hood.

108th Training Command preparing for current, future drill sergeant mission requirements
Drill sergeants from the Army Reserve's 104th Training Division, 108th Training Command, observe Soldiers during a lang navigation course for the 335th Signal Command (Theater) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Meade, Maryland, April 16, 2018. Drill sergeants served as coaches and upheld high standards during the week-long competition. Army Reserve Soldiers competing are tested physically and mentally in events that include the Army Physical Fitness Test, land navigation, combat water survival, a U.S. Marine Corps obstacle course, ruck marching, weapon qualification, Army Warrior Tasks, written exams and the Army appearance board. The winning noncommissioned officer and top junior enlisted Soldier will move on to compete in the U.S. Army Reserve Command competition later this year. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. David Gasperson)
Sept. 19, 2018 - As the U.S. Army prepares to make changes to its combat training model to become a more lethal force in preparation for the changing world landscape, the 108th Training Command, the Army Reserve's only drill sergeant training command, recognizes that it must increase its end strength to meet the increasing readiness demands of the U.S. Total Force. The 108th Training Command in engaged in various adaptive measures that will increase the readiness and lethality of the force.

Army Reserve lawyers support emergency operations during Hurricane Florence
Maj. Ralph Bailey, a judge advocate from the 213th LOD, is assigned to review mission assignments from the regional Defense Coordinating Element.
Sept. 19, 2018 - As Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas on Sept. 14, U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command Soldiers were ready to provide military support to civil authorities during emergency operations.

Dallas, Cowboys honor local military members with ‘salute to service’
1st Lt. Jarrell Brown pulls the flag taut during practice at AT&T Stadium. He will be one of more than 230 300th Sustainment Brigade and 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers that will deploy to Southeast Asia in fewer than 60 days.
Sept. 18, 2018 - Sunday Night Football marked a win for the Dallas Cowboys on two fronts. The first was beating division rival New York Giants 20-13 at AT&T Stadium. The second was giving the U.S. Army Reserve's 300th Sustainment Brigade, based in Grand Prairie, Texas, and traveling from their pre-mobilization station in Fort Hood, a deployment send-off of Texas-sized proportions.

Soldiers for life in Puerto Rico begin a new phase
Brig. Gen. Dustin A. Shultz, 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve-PR Commanding General (left), presents an official Certificate of Retirement to Col. Rafael Medina Vázquez (right) in recognition for his 31 years of service, during the command's retirement ceremony celebrated at the Fort Buchanan's Community Club, Sept. 15, 2018. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Stephanie Hargett)
Sept. 17, 2018 - Fifteen Soldiers from the 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve Puerto Rico, culminated their military career after decades of honorable service to the Nation, in a solemn ceremony at the installation's community club, Sept 15.

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