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

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

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.
Soldiers in America's Army Reserve should treat each other with dignity and respect and live the Army values.
#ArmyValues The Seven Core Army Values are what being a #USArmyReserve Soldier is all about. How do you live these values on and off the field? Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xUfj6
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.
LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
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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.

Change of Responsibility Ceremony for first sergeant at 200th MP Command
“I don’t like to half-perform,
Sept. 17, 2018 - With tears filling her eyes, 1st Sgt. Tomeka Johnson-Nunn addressed a formation of Soldiers at the 200th Military Police Command, Headquarters and Headquarters Company’s Change of Responsibility ceremony, Sept. 8, 2018, Fort Meade, Maryland.

85th Army Band's vast history comes to close with inactivation ceremony
The 85th Army Band, 88th Readiness Division, plays during the reception following the 85th Army Band Inactivation Ceremony, Sept. 9, 2018 at Arlington Height, Ill. Spc. Andrew Bilgri, a tuba player in the band said he believes their comradeship among each other will be something they carry over to the 484th Army Band, which is who they will now be attached to.
Sept. 17, 2018 - The 85th Army Reserve Band officially closed a chapter of its vast history at their inactivation ceremony, September 9. Since World War II this unit has inspired and stole the hearts of soldiers and the community through its music.
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