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U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Brian Williams (right) participates in unit field training dressed in full combat gear. Crediting military training and vigilance, Williams reported a man acting suspiciously taking pictures of Levi Stadium (home of Super Bowl 50) with what appeared to be a small camera and some sort of transmission device. Stadium authorities detained the man and confirmed Williams’ suspicions, stating the FBI and Homeland Security officials were holding the man for further questioning. (Photo courtesy of Sgt. 1st Class Brian Williams)
'See something, say something'
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Brian Williams (right) participates in unit field training dressed in full combat gear. Crediting military training and vigilance, Williams reported a man acting suspiciously taking pictures of Levi Stadium (home of Super Bowl 50) with what appeared to be a small camera and some sort of ...More
James Rookard, 84, of Maple Heights, flanked by a display case of medals and mementos from his service as a truck driver during World War II, remembers the grueling pace of the Red Ball Express as a great experience but hopes “I don’t ever have to go through anything like that again.” (Courtesy of Brian Albrecht)
RED BALL VETERAN.
James Rookard, 84, of Maple Heights, flanked by a display case of medals and mementos from his service as a truck driver during World War II, remembers the grueling pace of the Red Ball Express as a great experience but hopes “I don’t ever have to go through anything like that again.” (Courtesy of Brian Albrecht)
A U.S. Army Soldier from the 982nd Combat Camera Company (Airborne), East Point, Ga., fires at a simulated target in order to provide combat lifesaving measures to a casualty, as her secondary mission of her primary (combat) mission during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training exercise during a two-day certification held at OK Gun Corral Club, Okeechobee, Fla., Jan. 30, 2016. The combat lifesaver is trained to provide immediate care that can save a casualty’s life, such as stopping severe bleeding, administering intravenous fluids to control shock and performing needle chest decompression for a casualty with tension pneumothorax. TCCC introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tracy McKithern/Released)
Tactical Combat Casualty Care
A U.S. Army Soldier from the 982nd Combat Camera Company (Airborne), East Point, Ga., fires at a simulated target in order to provide combat lifesaving measures to a casualty, as her secondary mission of her primary (combat) mission during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training exercise during a two-day certif ...More
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Justin Morelli, from the 982nd Combat Camera Company (Airborne), East Point, Ga., right, and a first responder from Florida evacuate a simulated casualty to a higher echelon of care after administering tactical field care when they are no longer under hostile fire during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training exercise during a two-day certification held at OK Gun Corral Club, Okeechobee, Fla., Jan. 30, 2016. TCCC is designed for non-medical military personnel and includes first responder skills appropriate for soldiers. Available medical equipment is limited to that carried by each soldier and the medic. The course introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tracy McKithern/Released)
Tactical Combat Casualty Care
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Justin Morelli, from the 982nd Combat Camera Company (Airborne), East Point, Ga., right, and a first responder from Florida evacuate a simulated casualty to a higher echelon of care after administering tactical field care when they are no longer under hostile fire during a Tactical Combat Casualty ...More
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Joe Medrano, a senior military instructor for Clemson University’s Reserve Officers' Training Corps program from Presidio, Texas, watches as a cadet drops - blindfolded and carrying an M16 - from a 5-meter diving board into a pool during the Combat Water Survival Test, Jan. 28, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar)
Blindfolded drop for water survival test
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Joe Medrano, a senior military instructor for Clemson University’s Reserve Officers' Training Corps program from Presidio, Texas, watches as a cadet drops - blindfolded and carrying an M16 - from a 5-meter diving board into a pool during the Combat Water Survival Test, Jan. 28, 2016. (U.S. Army ph ...More
U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet Victoria Wilson, 18, a freshman studying mechanical engineering from Fayetteville, N.C., completes the 15-meter swim portion of the Combat Water Survival Test, Jan. 28, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar)
Female cadet finishes 15-meter swim
U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet Victoria Wilson, 18, a freshman studying mechanical engineering from Fayetteville, N.C., completes the 15-meter swim portion of the Combat Water Survival Test, Jan. 28, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar)
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey talks with Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims, Command Sgt. Maj. of the U.S. Army Material Command, during a Senior Enlisted Council held at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Jan. 20, 2016. The SEC meets quarterly to discuss issues that affect the welfare of Soldiers.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joy Dulen)
SMA talks readiness at HRC
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey talks with Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims, Command Sgt. Maj. of the U.S. Army Material Command, during a Senior Enlisted Council held at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Jan. 20, 2016. The SEC meets quarterly to discuss issues that affect the welfare of Soldiers. (U.S. Army phot ...More
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Tracy L. Smith, right, is the newest medical service corps (MSC) brigadier general and the first Guamanian female general officer in the Armed Forces. The promotion ceremony was held at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park, Fla., Jan. 24, 2016. Smith graduated from the University of Guam and earned a master’s degree from Troy University in Alabama as well as the Army War College. She served in Hawaii, Georgia, New York and Washington; has received numerous awards and badges for service and medical merit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tracy McKithern/Released)
The first Guamanian female general officer in the Armed Forces
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Tracy L. Smith, right, is the newest medical service corps (MSC) brigadier general and the first Guamanian female general officer in the Armed Forces. The promotion ceremony was held at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park, Fla., Jan. 24, 2016. Smith graduated fr ...More
Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from the Marysville, Wash., School District commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with performance at Marysville Armed Forces Reserve Center Jan. 23.
NJROTC perform at Army Reserve MLK event
Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from the Marysville, Wash., School District commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with performance at Marysville Armed Forces Reserve Center Jan. 23.
Drill Sergeant Edwin Toro evaluates a competitor on the proper wear and sealing of the M40 MASK during the second day of the 77th CSSB Best Warrior Competition held 22-24 January at Ramey Base, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
77th CSSB Conducts Best Warrior Competition
Drill Sergeant Edwin Toro evaluates a competitor on the proper wear and sealing of the M40 MASK during the second day of the 77th CSSB Best Warrior Competition held 22-24 January at Ramey Base, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Command Sgt. Maj. James Wills, U.S. Army Reserve Command, talks to Army Reserve Medical Command Soldiers after physical readiness training (PRT) at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center, Pinellas Park, Fla., Jan. 22, 2016. PRT provides a balanced training program that prepares Soldiers for successful task performance and provides linkage to other training conducted during the duty day. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tracy McKithern/Released)
Physical Readiness Training
Command Sgt. Maj. James Wills, U.S. Army Reserve Command, talks to Army Reserve Medical Command Soldiers after physical readiness training (PRT) at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center, Pinellas Park, Fla., Jan. 22, 2016. PRT provides a balanced training program that prepares Soldiers for successful task per ...More
Soldiers assigned to the 88th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve unit, walk across the tarmac at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group after completing a nine month deployment providing external security at Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba, Dec. 18, 2015.
88th Military Police Company comes home
Soldiers assigned to the 88th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve unit, walk across the tarmac at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group after completing a nine month deployment providing external security at Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba, Dec. 18, 2015.
Soldiers assigned to 88th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, listen to a welcome briefing at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group terminal here Dec. 18, 2015. The unit provided external security at Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba.
88th Military Police Company comes home
Soldiers assigned to 88th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, listen to a welcome briefing at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group terminal here Dec. 18, 2015. The unit provided external security at Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba.
Army Capt. Craig Morin presents an American flag to 2nd Lt. Samuel G. Leftenant's eldest sister, Nancy Leftenant-Colon, during a full military honors memorial service held for Leftenant at Arlington National Cemetery, January 14, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia.

A U.S. Army fighter pilot, and one of the famed African American Tuskegee Airmen, Samuel G. Leftenant, 21, was involved in a midair collision while escorting bombers to Sankt Viet, Austria, causing him to bailout of his damaged aircraft. He was reported MIA on April 12, 1945 and declared dead in 1946, since he was never found. Leftenant-Colon, from East Norwich, N.Y., was a nurse with the Army Reserves. She was stationed with the Tuskegee Airmen in Columbus, Ohio, after her brother died, and worked there until 1949. (U.S. Army photo by Cynthia Mitchell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District)
Memorial service held for Tuskegee Airman 2nd Lt. Samuel G. Leftenant at Arlington National Cemetery
Army Capt. Craig Morin presents an American flag to 2nd Lt. Samuel G. Leftenant's eldest sister, Nancy Leftenant-Colon, during a full military honors memorial service held for Leftenant at Arlington National Cemetery, January 14, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia. A U.S. Army fighter pilot, and one of the famed African Ame ...More
Arlington National Cemetery Honor Guard fold the United States flag during the full military honors memorial service held for 2nd Lt. Samuel G. Leftenant at Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 14, 2016, in Arlington, Va. A U.S. Army fighter pilot, and one of the famed African American Tuskegee Airmen, Samuel G. Leftenant, 21, was involved in a midair collision while escorting bombers to Sankt Viet, Austria, causing him to bailout of his damaged aircraft. He was reported MIA on April 12, 1945, and declared dead in 1946, since he was never found. (U.S. Army photo by Cynthia Mitchell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District)
Memorial service held for Tuskegee Airman 2nd Lt. Samuel G. Leftenant at Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery Honor Guard fold the United States flag during the full military honors memorial service held for 2nd Lt. Samuel G. Leftenant at Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 14, 2016, in Arlington, Va. A U.S. Army fighter pilot, and one of the famed African American Tuskegee Airmen, Samuel G. Leftenant ...More
Soldiers of the Army Reserve Medical Command, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) and the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) perform pushups during closing formation at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park, Fla., Jan. 22, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tracy McKithern/Released)
Battle training assembly
Soldiers of the Army Reserve Medical Command, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) and the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) perform pushups during closing formation at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park, Fla., Jan. 22, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tracy McKithern/Released)
U.S. Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. James Wills receives the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Army Reserve Medical Command formation during battle training assembly Jan. 22, 2016. Wills attended the Sergeant Major Advisory Board Light hosted by Command Sgt. Maj. Marlo V. Cross, ARMEDCOM, at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park, Fla., and presented USARC Commander’s Coin to three ARMEDCOM Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tracy McKithern/Released)
Battle training assembly
U.S. Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. James Wills receives the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Army Reserve Medical Command formation during battle training assembly Jan. 22, 2016. Wills attended the Sergeant Major Advisory Board Light hosted by Command Sgt. Maj. Marlo V. Cross, ARMEDCOM, at the C.W. Bill Young ...More
Soldiers assigned to 88th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, listen to a welcome briefing at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group terminal here Dec. 18, 2015. The unit provided external security at Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba.
88th Military Police Company comes home
Soldiers assigned to 88th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, listen to a welcome briefing at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group terminal here Dec. 18, 2015. The unit provided external security at Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba.
Soldiers assigned to the 88th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, turned in weapons at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group Dec. 18, 2015. The unit provided external security at Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba.
88th Military Police Company comes home
Soldiers assigned to the 88th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, turned in weapons at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group Dec. 18, 2015. The unit provided external security at Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba.
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers Sgt. 1st Class Monica Waldron, Headquarters, United States Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Ky., left and Sgt. Kancice Chavis, 535th Military Police Battalion, 290th Military Police Brigade, 200th Military Police Command, listen as fellow classmates of the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course determine who has to leave a "sinking lifeboat" during the course's Life Raft Exercise at the 11th Theater Aviation Command's Headquarters  Nov. 18, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Clinton Wood/Released).
Leaders Course Activity creates biases awareness
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers Sgt. 1st Class Monica Waldron, Headquarters, United States Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Ky., left and Sgt. Kancice Chavis, 535th Military Police Battalion, 290th Military Police Brigade, 200th Military Police Command, listen as fellow classmates of the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course ...More
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Lionel P. Brown, 314th Military Police Company, 11th Military Police Brigade, 200th Military Police Command, center, seems to determine "how close a shark is to his sinking lifeboat" during the Life Raft Exercise of the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course 16-01 hosted by the 84th Training Command at the 11th Theater Aviation Command's Headquarters on Fort Knox, Ky., Nov. 18, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Clinton Wood/Released).
Leaders Course Activity creates biases awareness
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Lionel P. Brown, 314th Military Police Company, 11th Military Police Brigade, 200th Military Police Command, center, seems to determine "how close a shark is to his sinking lifeboat" during the Life Raft Exercise of the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course 16-01 hosted by the 84th Training Command at ...More
Senior leaders from the Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan (ARET-J) and the Reserve Component from Western Army, Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF), pose for a group photo at JGSDF Western Army headquarters in Camp Kenjun, Japan, Jan. 16, 2016. U.S. Army Col. Luis Pomales (first row, center), a San Juan, Puerto Rico, native serving as the director of the Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan (ARET-J), and U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Bennie B. Nunnally (first row, third from left), an Atlanta, Georgia, native serving as the senior enlisted advisor, ARET-J, visited Camp Kenjun to discuss ideas and share best practices to enhance the readiness of the U.S. Army Reserve and the JGSDF Reserve Component. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, U.S. Army Japan)
Two Armies, one partnership
Senior leaders from the Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan (ARET-J) and the Reserve Component from Western Army, Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF), pose for a group photo at JGSDF Western Army headquarters in Camp Kenjun, Japan, Jan. 16, 2016. U.S. Army Col. Luis Pomales (first row, center), a San Juan, Puerto Ri ...More
U.S. Army Col. Luis Pomales (left), a San Juan, Puerto Rico, native serving as the director of the Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan (ARET-J), shakes hands with a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force officer at Kuroishibaru training grounds near Camp Kenjun, Japan, Jan. 16, 2016. The training event was one of several cultural, social and military engagements designed to enhance the bilateral partnership between ARET-J and the JGSDF Western Army's Reserve Component. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, U.S. Army Japan)
Job well done
U.S. Army Col. Luis Pomales (left), a San Juan, Puerto Rico, native serving as the director of the Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan (ARET-J), shakes hands with a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force officer at Kuroishibaru training grounds near Camp Kenjun, Japan, Jan. 16, 2016. The training event was one of several cultu ...More
Active duty and Reserve Component Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) service members from the 8th Artillery Regiment deploy a 155 millimeter howitzer during an exercise conducted Kuroishibaru training grounds near Camp Kenjun, Japan, Jan. 16, 2016. Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan observed the exercise and complimented on the JGSDF's superb execution of total force integration. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, U.S. Army Japan)
Ready to fire
Active duty and Reserve Component Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) service members from the 8th Artillery Regiment deploy a 155 millimeter howitzer during an exercise conducted Kuroishibaru training grounds near Camp Kenjun, Japan, Jan. 16, 2016. Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan ob ...More
Master Sgt. Troy Roberson and Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Bush from the 11th Theater Aviation Command (TAC), volunteered their time to distribute toys to hospitalized children at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 9. The toys were donated by soldiers, family members and friend of the 11th TAC. The 11th TAC is the only aviation command in the U.S. Army Reserve. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Matthew Roman, 11th Theater Aviation Command Public Affairs Officer)
U.S. Army Reserve Aviation Soldier’s Hand-out Toys at Louisville Children’s Hospital
Master Sgt. Troy Roberson and Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Bush from the 11th Theater Aviation Command (TAC), volunteered their time to distribute toys to hospitalized children at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 9. The toys were donated by soldiers, family members and friend of the 11th TAC. The 11th TAC i ...More
Col. Dale Rivers, the 99th Regional Support Command's command inspector general, was among the speakers on Jan. 17 at the New Jersey State Museum's MLK commemorative event. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative
Col. Dale Rivers, the 99th Regional Support Command's command inspector general, was among the speakers on Jan. 17 at the New Jersey State Museum's MLK commemorative event. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Sgt. Zach Mott, public affairs specialist with the U.S. Army Reserve’s 207th Public Affairs Detachment, swaps stories with a U.S. Army veteran during a visit to the Colorado State Veterans Home at Fitzsimmons, Jan. 9. Mott and the other Soldiers of the 207th PAD ate lunch and visited with the veterans who reside in the Veterans Home.
Veteran visit
Sgt. Zach Mott, public affairs specialist with the U.S. Army Reserve’s 207th Public Affairs Detachment, swaps stories with a U.S. Army veteran during a visit to the Colorado State Veterans Home at Fitzsimmons, Jan. 9. Mott and the other Soldiers of the 207th PAD ate lunch and visited with the veterans who reside in the ...More
Sgt. Franklin Reyes (left) and Spc. Koniko Nakazato, Soldiers with the 302nd Quartermaster Company – Detachment 1, 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, utilize recently installed laptops to check their military emails and conduct mandatory online training during their weekend battle assembly, here, at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, Saipan, Jan. 10. Prior to the installation of the Deployed Digital Training Campus (DDTC) and 20 laptops, Soldiers had limited access to computers during their weekend battle assembly trainings.
Deployed Digital Training Campus enhances Soldiers’ training and readiness
Sgt. Franklin Reyes (left) and Spc. Koniko Nakazato, Soldiers with the 302nd Quartermaster Company – Detachment 1, 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, utilize recently installed laptops to check their military emails and conduct mandatory online training during their weekend battle assembly, here, at the U. ...More
In a retirement ceremony held on Jan. 16, 2016, co-hosted by the U.S. Army Reserve and the University of South Florida, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief of the Army Reserve, recognized Maj. Gen. Luis Visot for his more than 37 years of service to the Army and the nation. Maj. Gen. Visot and his wife, Dr. Cindy Visot, were both honored for their extensive time and contributions to their community, to their civilian occupations and to the Soldiers, civilians and families of the U.S. Army Reserve.
Maj. Gen. Luis Visot receives US flag during retirement ceremony
In a retirement ceremony held on Jan. 16, 2016, co-hosted by the U.S. Army Reserve and the University of South Florida, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief of the Army Reserve, recognized Maj. Gen. Luis Visot for his more than 37 years of service to the Army and the nation. Maj. Gen. Visot and his wife, Dr. Cindy Visot, wer ...More
Soldiers with the 770th Engineer Company, 479th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, are working to clear land in Mattydale, N.Y., which will become home to a new Army Reserve Center.
Mattydale Reserve Center
Soldiers with the 770th Engineer Company, 479th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, are working to clear land in Mattydale, N.Y., which will become home to a new Army Reserve Center.
Soldiers with the 770th Engineer Company, 479th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, are working to clear land in Mattydale, N.Y., which will become home to a new Army Reserve Center.
Mattydale Reserve Center
Soldiers with the 770th Engineer Company, 479th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, are working to clear land in Mattydale, N.Y., which will become home to a new Army Reserve Center.
Spc. Matthew Litke, 314th Combat Sustainment Battalion competitor, stands before the competition board at the Best Warrior Competition, which was held at the headquarters and Nellis Air Force Base Jan. 9. The purpose of the Best Warrior Competition to provide units an environment conducive to conducting multi-echelon collective training and to provide an assessment specific to achieving the training readiness aim points, preparing Soldiers for entry into the available force pool.
The 314th CSSB conducts Best Warrior Competition
Spc. Matthew Litke, 314th Combat Sustainment Battalion competitor, stands before the competition board at the Best Warrior Competition, which was held at the headquarters and Nellis Air Force Base Jan. 9. The purpose of the Best Warrior Competition to provide units an environment conducive to conducting multi-echelon c ...More
Pvt. Jennifer Sandoval, Company D, 31st Engineer Battalion, stands in formation as her unit prepares for Family Day. Sandoval is one of the first two Army Reserve female 12Bs set to graduate Jan. 15 from Fort Leonard Wood, after which she will return to her home unit of 386th Engineer Company, Las Vegas, Nevada. 12B is the military occupational specialty identifier for combat engineers, a field that until 2015 was not open to women. Combat engineers perform construction and demolition tasks during combat or during combat conditions. (Army photo/Dawn Arden)
First Army Reserve female 12Bs set to graduate
Pvt. Jennifer Sandoval, Company D, 31st Engineer Battalion, stands in formation as her unit prepares for Family Day. Sandoval is one of the first two Army Reserve female 12Bs set to graduate Jan. 15 from Fort Leonard Wood, after which she will return to her home unit of 386th Engineer Company, Las Vegas, Nevada. 12B is ...More
Soldiers and civilians with the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command took part in an observance ceremony in honor of the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. at FORSCOM/USARC headquarters, Jan. 12, 2016. The ceremony highlighted the achievements Dr. King accomplished and his lasting impact on the world. A display of key events and history during King's life was set up for public viewing. (U.S. Army photo by Brian Godette/Released)
MLK Observance
Soldiers and civilians with the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command took part in an observance ceremony in honor of the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. at FORSCOM/USARC headquarters, Jan. 12, 2016. The ceremony highlighted the achievements Dr. King accomplished and his lasting impact on the world. A ...More
Sgt. 1st Class Sean Robinson, training noncommissioned officer for the U.S. Army Reserve Command Augmentation Unit (UAU), instructs Army Reserve Soldiers participating in physical fitness and water safety training during their battle assembly at Tucker Gym on Jan. 10, 2016, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The mission of the UAU is to augment the USARC staff during exercises, crisis actions, or a presidential selective reserve call-up. Soldiers of the UAU train regularly in order to provide the most qualified, trained, and prepared Soldiers upon request by Army units. (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Kristian Sorensen)
Army Reserve Soldiers participate in water safety training
Sgt. 1st Class Sean Robinson, training noncommissioned officer for the U.S. Army Reserve Command Augmentation Unit (UAU), instructs Army Reserve Soldiers participating in physical fitness and water safety training during their battle assembly at Tucker Gym on Jan. 10, 2016, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The mission of the UAU is ...More
The Commander of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, Maj. Gen. Les Carroll, hosted the Commander of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Gen. Dennis Via during a command visit to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans Jan. 8. During the visit, Gen. Via received a 377th TSC Command Brief and received a flight operation brief from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans. The 377th TSC serves as the largest two-star command in the Army Reserve with a mission to operate as the Senior Army Logistics headquarters capable of planning, controlling and synchronizing operational-level Army deployment and sustainment.
Coast Guard
The Commander of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, Maj. Gen. Les Carroll, hosted the Commander of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Gen. Dennis Via during a command visit to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans Jan. 8. During the visit, Gen. Via received a 377th TSC Command Brief and received a flight op ...More
Brig. Gen. Jose R. Burgos, 1st Mission Support Command Commanding General, bids farewell to Soldiers of the 271st HR CO (Postal) as they head to their mobilization training in Texas on January 12, 2016.
Deployments for Army Reserve Soldiers in Puerto Rico continue early in 2016
Brig. Gen. Jose R. Burgos, 1st Mission Support Command Commanding General, bids farewell to Soldiers of the 271st HR CO (Postal) as they head to their mobilization training in Texas on January 12, 2016.
Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Carlton Fisher, assistant chief of chaplains for mobilization and readiness in the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH) at the Pentagon, congratulates Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffery Bush, command chaplain of the Army Reserve Sustainment Command of Birmingham during Bush’s promotion ceremony. Also pictured from left to right: Sgt. Maj. Ward Gros, chaplain assistant with the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, Chaplain (Maj.) Henry McCaskill Jr., command chaplain of the Deployment Support Command, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffery Bush, command chaplain of the Army Reserve Sustainment Command, Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Carlton Fisher, assistant chief of chaplains for mobilization and readiness in the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH) at the Pentagon, and Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brian Ray, command chaplain for the 377th Theater Sustainment Command of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Chaplain recognized as three times the citizen
Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Carlton Fisher, assistant chief of chaplains for mobilization and readiness in the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH) at the Pentagon, congratulates Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffery Bush, command chaplain of the Army Reserve Sustainment Command of Birmingham during Bush’s promotion ceremony. Also ...More
Newly promoted Army 2nd Lt. Riki R. Riordan, signal officer, 311th Signal Command, stands at attention as his father, Patrick (left),and his wife, Miyuki (right), pin second lieutenant bars on their son and husband's shoulders during a direct commission ceremony conducted Jan. 6, 2016, at Camp Zama, Japan. Army Maj Gen. James F. Pasquarette (center, behind Riordan), commanding general, U.S. Army Japan, presided over this unique ceremony only offered to enlisted Soldiers seeking a commission in the U.S. Army Reserve. Born and raised in Tokyo, Riordan enlisted in the Army in 2001 and served as a cavalry scout. Riordan transitioned to the Army Reserve in 2003 and continued to serve his country as a drill sergeant and, later, as a Contingency Acquisition Support Model subject matter expert for U.S. Army Japan. I (U.S. Army photo by Army Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, U.S. Army Japan)
Responsibility rests on his shoulders
Newly promoted Army 2nd Lt. Riki R. Riordan, signal officer, 311th Signal Command, stands at attention as his father, Patrick (left),and his wife, Miyuki (right), pin second lieutenant bars on their son and husband's shoulders during a direct commission ceremony conducted Jan. 6, 2016, at Camp Zama, Japan. Army Maj Gen ...More
Staff Sgt. Tasha D. Seise, a human resources noncommissioned officer for United States Army Reserve Pacific Command Support Unit, examines her target during an M16 qualification range at Range CR2 on Schofield Barracks Jan. 9, 2016. This was Seise’s first opportunity to participate in a live fire range with USAPAC-SU since transferring to the unit in June.
Component Cooperation enables qualification
Staff Sgt. Tasha D. Seise, a human resources noncommissioned officer for United States Army Reserve Pacific Command Support Unit, examines her target during an M16 qualification range at Range CR2 on Schofield Barracks Jan. 9, 2016. This was Seise’s first opportunity to participate in a live fire range with USAPAC-SU s ...More
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Brian Williams (right) participates in unit field training dressed in full combat gear. Crediting military training and vigilance, Williams reported a man acting suspiciously taking pictures of Levi Stadium (home of Super Bowl 50) with what appeared to be a small camera and some sort of transmission device. Stadium authorities detained the man and confirmed Williams’ suspicions, stating the FBI and Homeland Security officials were holding the man for further questioning. (Photo courtesy of Sgt. 1st Class Brian Williams)
James Rookard, 84, of Maple Heights, flanked by a display case of medals and mementos from his service as a truck driver during World War II, remembers the grueling pace of the Red Ball Express as a great experience but hopes “I don’t ever have to go through anything like that again.” (Courtesy of Brian Albrecht)
A U.S. Army Soldier from the 982nd Combat Camera Company (Airborne), East Point, Ga., fires at a simulated target in order to provide combat lifesaving measures to a casualty, as her secondary mission of her primary (combat) mission during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training exercise during a two-day certification held at OK Gun Corral Club, Okeechobee, Fla., Jan. 30, 2016. The combat lifesaver is trained to provide immediate care that can save a casualty’s life, such as stopping severe bleeding, administering intravenous fluids to control shock and performing needle chest decompression for a casualty with tension pneumothorax. TCCC introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tracy McKithern/Released)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Justin Morelli, from the 982nd Combat Camera Company (Airborne), East Point, Ga., right, and a first responder from Florida evacuate a simulated casualty to a higher echelon of care after administering tactical field care when they are no longer under hostile fire during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training exercise during a two-day certification held at OK Gun Corral Club, Okeechobee, Fla., Jan. 30, 2016. TCCC is designed for non-medical military personnel and includes first responder skills appropriate for soldiers. Available medical equipment is limited to that carried by each soldier and the medic. The course introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tracy McKithern/Released)
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Joe Medrano, a senior military instructor for Clemson University’s Reserve Officers' Training Corps program from Presidio, Texas, watches as a cadet drops - blindfolded and carrying an M16 - from a 5-meter diving board into a pool during the Combat Water Survival Test, Jan. 28, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar)
U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet Victoria Wilson, 18, a freshman studying mechanical engineering from Fayetteville, N.C., completes the 15-meter swim portion of the Combat Water Survival Test, Jan. 28, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar)
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey talks with Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims, Command Sgt. Maj. of the U.S. Army Material Command, during a Senior Enlisted Council held at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Jan. 20, 2016. The SEC meets quarterly to discuss issues that affect the welfare of Soldiers.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joy Dulen)
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Tracy L. Smith, right, is the newest medical service corps (MSC) brigadier general and the first Guamanian female general officer in the Armed Forces. The promotion ceremony was held at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park, Fla., Jan. 24, 2016. Smith graduated from the University of Guam and earned a master’s degree from Troy University in Alabama as well as the Army War College. She served in Hawaii, Georgia, New York and Washington; has received numerous awards and badges for service and medical merit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tracy McKithern/Released)
Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from the Marysville, Wash., School District commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with performance at Marysville Armed Forces Reserve Center Jan. 23.
Drill Sergeant Edwin Toro evaluates a competitor on the proper wear and sealing of the M40 MASK during the second day of the 77th CSSB Best Warrior Competition held 22-24 January at Ramey Base, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Command Sgt. Maj. James Wills, U.S. Army Reserve Command, talks to Army Reserve Medical Command Soldiers after physical readiness training (PRT) at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center, Pinellas Park, Fla., Jan. 22, 2016. PRT provides a balanced training program that prepares Soldiers for successful task performance and provides linkage to other training conducted during the duty day. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tracy McKithern/Released)
Soldiers assigned to the 88th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve unit, walk across the tarmac at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group after completing a nine month deployment providing external security at Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba, Dec. 18, 2015.
Soldiers assigned to 88th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, listen to a welcome briefing at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group terminal here Dec. 18, 2015. The unit provided external security at Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba.
Army Capt. Craig Morin presents an American flag to 2nd Lt. Samuel G. Leftenant's eldest sister, Nancy Leftenant-Colon, during a full military honors memorial service held for Leftenant at Arlington National Cemetery, January 14, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia.

A U.S. Army fighter pilot, and one of the famed African American Tuskegee Airmen, Samuel G. Leftenant, 21, was involved in a midair collision while escorting bombers to Sankt Viet, Austria, causing him to bailout of his damaged aircraft. He was reported MIA on April 12, 1945 and declared dead in 1946, since he was never found. Leftenant-Colon, from East Norwich, N.Y., was a nurse with the Army Reserves. She was stationed with the Tuskegee Airmen in Columbus, Ohio, after her brother died, and worked there until 1949. (U.S. Army photo by Cynthia Mitchell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District)
Arlington National Cemetery Honor Guard fold the United States flag during the full military honors memorial service held for 2nd Lt. Samuel G. Leftenant at Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 14, 2016, in Arlington, Va. A U.S. Army fighter pilot, and one of the famed African American Tuskegee Airmen, Samuel G. Leftenant, 21, was involved in a midair collision while escorting bombers to Sankt Viet, Austria, causing him to bailout of his damaged aircraft. He was reported MIA on April 12, 1945, and declared dead in 1946, since he was never found. (U.S. Army photo by Cynthia Mitchell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District)
Soldiers of the Army Reserve Medical Command, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) and the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) perform pushups during closing formation at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park, Fla., Jan. 22, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tracy McKithern/Released)
U.S. Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. James Wills receives the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Army Reserve Medical Command formation during battle training assembly Jan. 22, 2016. Wills attended the Sergeant Major Advisory Board Light hosted by Command Sgt. Maj. Marlo V. Cross, ARMEDCOM, at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park, Fla., and presented USARC Commander’s Coin to three ARMEDCOM Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tracy McKithern/Released)
Soldiers assigned to 88th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, listen to a welcome briefing at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group terminal here Dec. 18, 2015. The unit provided external security at Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba.
Soldiers assigned to the 88th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, turned in weapons at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group Dec. 18, 2015. The unit provided external security at Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba.
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers Sgt. 1st Class Monica Waldron, Headquarters, United States Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Ky., left and Sgt. Kancice Chavis, 535th Military Police Battalion, 290th Military Police Brigade, 200th Military Police Command, listen as fellow classmates of the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course determine who has to leave a "sinking lifeboat" during the course's Life Raft Exercise at the 11th Theater Aviation Command's Headquarters  Nov. 18, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Clinton Wood/Released).
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Lionel P. Brown, 314th Military Police Company, 11th Military Police Brigade, 200th Military Police Command, center, seems to determine "how close a shark is to his sinking lifeboat" during the Life Raft Exercise of the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course 16-01 hosted by the 84th Training Command at the 11th Theater Aviation Command's Headquarters on Fort Knox, Ky., Nov. 18, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Clinton Wood/Released).
Senior leaders from the Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan (ARET-J) and the Reserve Component from Western Army, Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF), pose for a group photo at JGSDF Western Army headquarters in Camp Kenjun, Japan, Jan. 16, 2016. U.S. Army Col. Luis Pomales (first row, center), a San Juan, Puerto Rico, native serving as the director of the Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan (ARET-J), and U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Bennie B. Nunnally (first row, third from left), an Atlanta, Georgia, native serving as the senior enlisted advisor, ARET-J, visited Camp Kenjun to discuss ideas and share best practices to enhance the readiness of the U.S. Army Reserve and the JGSDF Reserve Component. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, U.S. Army Japan)
U.S. Army Col. Luis Pomales (left), a San Juan, Puerto Rico, native serving as the director of the Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan (ARET-J), shakes hands with a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force officer at Kuroishibaru training grounds near Camp Kenjun, Japan, Jan. 16, 2016. The training event was one of several cultural, social and military engagements designed to enhance the bilateral partnership between ARET-J and the JGSDF Western Army's Reserve Component. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, U.S. Army Japan)
Active duty and Reserve Component Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) service members from the 8th Artillery Regiment deploy a 155 millimeter howitzer during an exercise conducted Kuroishibaru training grounds near Camp Kenjun, Japan, Jan. 16, 2016. Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan observed the exercise and complimented on the JGSDF's superb execution of total force integration. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, U.S. Army Japan)
Master Sgt. Troy Roberson and Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Bush from the 11th Theater Aviation Command (TAC), volunteered their time to distribute toys to hospitalized children at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 9. The toys were donated by soldiers, family members and friend of the 11th TAC. The 11th TAC is the only aviation command in the U.S. Army Reserve. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Matthew Roman, 11th Theater Aviation Command Public Affairs Officer)
Col. Dale Rivers, the 99th Regional Support Command's command inspector general, was among the speakers on Jan. 17 at the New Jersey State Museum's MLK commemorative event. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Sgt. Zach Mott, public affairs specialist with the U.S. Army Reserve’s 207th Public Affairs Detachment, swaps stories with a U.S. Army veteran during a visit to the Colorado State Veterans Home at Fitzsimmons, Jan. 9. Mott and the other Soldiers of the 207th PAD ate lunch and visited with the veterans who reside in the Veterans Home.
Sgt. Franklin Reyes (left) and Spc. Koniko Nakazato, Soldiers with the 302nd Quartermaster Company – Detachment 1, 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, utilize recently installed laptops to check their military emails and conduct mandatory online training during their weekend battle assembly, here, at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, Saipan, Jan. 10. Prior to the installation of the Deployed Digital Training Campus (DDTC) and 20 laptops, Soldiers had limited access to computers during their weekend battle assembly trainings.
In a retirement ceremony held on Jan. 16, 2016, co-hosted by the U.S. Army Reserve and the University of South Florida, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief of the Army Reserve, recognized Maj. Gen. Luis Visot for his more than 37 years of service to the Army and the nation. Maj. Gen. Visot and his wife, Dr. Cindy Visot, were both honored for their extensive time and contributions to their community, to their civilian occupations and to the Soldiers, civilians and families of the U.S. Army Reserve.
Soldiers with the 770th Engineer Company, 479th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, are working to clear land in Mattydale, N.Y., which will become home to a new Army Reserve Center.
Soldiers with the 770th Engineer Company, 479th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, are working to clear land in Mattydale, N.Y., which will become home to a new Army Reserve Center.
Spc. Matthew Litke, 314th Combat Sustainment Battalion competitor, stands before the competition board at the Best Warrior Competition, which was held at the headquarters and Nellis Air Force Base Jan. 9. The purpose of the Best Warrior Competition to provide units an environment conducive to conducting multi-echelon collective training and to provide an assessment specific to achieving the training readiness aim points, preparing Soldiers for entry into the available force pool.
Pvt. Jennifer Sandoval, Company D, 31st Engineer Battalion, stands in formation as her unit prepares for Family Day. Sandoval is one of the first two Army Reserve female 12Bs set to graduate Jan. 15 from Fort Leonard Wood, after which she will return to her home unit of 386th Engineer Company, Las Vegas, Nevada. 12B is the military occupational specialty identifier for combat engineers, a field that until 2015 was not open to women. Combat engineers perform construction and demolition tasks during combat or during combat conditions. (Army photo/Dawn Arden)
Soldiers and civilians with the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command took part in an observance ceremony in honor of the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. at FORSCOM/USARC headquarters, Jan. 12, 2016. The ceremony highlighted the achievements Dr. King accomplished and his lasting impact on the world. A display of key events and history during King's life was set up for public viewing. (U.S. Army photo by Brian Godette/Released)
Sgt. 1st Class Sean Robinson, training noncommissioned officer for the U.S. Army Reserve Command Augmentation Unit (UAU), instructs Army Reserve Soldiers participating in physical fitness and water safety training during their battle assembly at Tucker Gym on Jan. 10, 2016, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The mission of the UAU is to augment the USARC staff during exercises, crisis actions, or a presidential selective reserve call-up. Soldiers of the UAU train regularly in order to provide the most qualified, trained, and prepared Soldiers upon request by Army units. (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Kristian Sorensen)
The Commander of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, Maj. Gen. Les Carroll, hosted the Commander of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Gen. Dennis Via during a command visit to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans Jan. 8. During the visit, Gen. Via received a 377th TSC Command Brief and received a flight operation brief from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans. The 377th TSC serves as the largest two-star command in the Army Reserve with a mission to operate as the Senior Army Logistics headquarters capable of planning, controlling and synchronizing operational-level Army deployment and sustainment.
Brig. Gen. Jose R. Burgos, 1st Mission Support Command Commanding General, bids farewell to Soldiers of the 271st HR CO (Postal) as they head to their mobilization training in Texas on January 12, 2016.
Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Carlton Fisher, assistant chief of chaplains for mobilization and readiness in the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH) at the Pentagon, congratulates Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffery Bush, command chaplain of the Army Reserve Sustainment Command of Birmingham during Bush’s promotion ceremony. Also pictured from left to right: Sgt. Maj. Ward Gros, chaplain assistant with the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, Chaplain (Maj.) Henry McCaskill Jr., command chaplain of the Deployment Support Command, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffery Bush, command chaplain of the Army Reserve Sustainment Command, Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Carlton Fisher, assistant chief of chaplains for mobilization and readiness in the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH) at the Pentagon, and Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brian Ray, command chaplain for the 377th Theater Sustainment Command of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Newly promoted Army 2nd Lt. Riki R. Riordan, signal officer, 311th Signal Command, stands at attention as his father, Patrick (left),and his wife, Miyuki (right), pin second lieutenant bars on their son and husband's shoulders during a direct commission ceremony conducted Jan. 6, 2016, at Camp Zama, Japan. Army Maj Gen. James F. Pasquarette (center, behind Riordan), commanding general, U.S. Army Japan, presided over this unique ceremony only offered to enlisted Soldiers seeking a commission in the U.S. Army Reserve. Born and raised in Tokyo, Riordan enlisted in the Army in 2001 and served as a cavalry scout. Riordan transitioned to the Army Reserve in 2003 and continued to serve his country as a drill sergeant and, later, as a Contingency Acquisition Support Model subject matter expert for U.S. Army Japan. I (U.S. Army photo by Army Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, U.S. Army Japan)
Staff Sgt. Tasha D. Seise, a human resources noncommissioned officer for United States Army Reserve Pacific Command Support Unit, examines her target during an M16 qualification range at Range CR2 on Schofield Barracks Jan. 9, 2016. This was Seise’s first opportunity to participate in a live fire range with USAPAC-SU since transferring to the unit in June.
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February 8, 2016 - The Clemson Tigers football team went into their home game against Wake Forest Nov. 21 undefeated and ranked number one in the nation, but for a few moments before kickoff all attention was turned away from the field, and onto a dapper 98 year-old gentleman sitting amid a crowd of news cameras and admirers at the foot of the Memorial Stadium flagpole, which was being permanently dedicated to him.
February 8, 2016 - U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets were tested on their stamina and personal courage with the Combat Water Survival Test at Clemson University Thursday.
February 8, 2016 - Most broadcasters, journalists, and photographers don’t start their days with martial arts training. For Soldiers in the 318th Press Camp Headquarters, combat training is just another part of their job.
February 8, 2016 - Modern Army Combatives instructors from the 7th Mission Support Command and 21st Theater Sustainment Command taught more than a dozen Soldiers and Airmen, Army Level II combatives Jan. 25-Feb. 5, 2016.
February 8, 2016 - Sgt. Gary A. Eckert Jr., a four-year Army Reserve veteran, with two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and recipient of the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts with one oak leaf cluster, was posthumously awarded the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction Jan. 23.
February 5, 2016 - A Louisiana woman’s goal is to save as many cemeteries as she can. Myrtis Womack Johnson finds, restores and collects information about abandoned African American cemeteries. To that end, she is the founder of Save Our Graves Foundation.
February 5, 2016 - Army Reserve public affairs senior leaders gather at the Indiana National Guard Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Camp Atterbury, Ind. Their mission, conduct a Rehearsal of Concept for Exercise News Day, the first ever United States Army Reserve Command public affairs exercise designed with the primary focus of training public affairs Soldiers how to best collectively tell the Army story.
February 5, 2016 - The 88th Regional Support Command conducted an Army Communities of Excellence Organizational Assessment Course based on the Baldrige Excellence Framework at RSC headquarters, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Feb. 1-5. Dr. James Foot, senior analyst/strategic planner, Army National Guard Business Transformation Office, instructed more than twenty-five 88th RSC personnel from the headquarters, RPACs, AMSA and ECS shops.
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