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.

Community Outreach Day: Uniting Army Reserve Soldiers and El Paso
Staff Sgt. Marty Brosett, 1st Armored Division Iron Training Detachment cadre, prepares a child’s Swiss seat at the Air Assault Obstacle Course during the third annual Community Outreach Day at Fort Bliss Aug. 25. This year’s event was coordinated by the 210th RSG and the 1st Armored Division Iron Training Detachment - along with volunteers of Child Crisis Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the El Paso Police Department – to mentor and interact with citizens of El Paso, Texas. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Christopher Hernandez, 210th Regional Support Group)
Sept. 12, 2018 - Although the overcast skies indicated a potential torrent of rainfall throughout the day, approximately 250 residents of the local El Paso community were not deterred from participating in the third annual Community Outreach Day at the Air Assault Obstacle Course at Fort Bliss on Aug. 25.

Signal Soldiers from Puerto Rico excel in annual training
Private 1st Class Natacha Altache (front) and Spec. Jose Santiago (back), Nodal Network Systems Operators and Maintainers from Charlie Company, 35th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, configure a communication shelter during the unit's annual training at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug 13, 2018.
Aug. 23, 2018 - Approximately 250 Soldiers from the 35th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Mission Support Command, the only federal Army Signal Command in the Caribbean, are currently conducting their annual training until Aug 24, in support to the Army Reserve Combat Support Training Exercise.

New Army Reserve Soldiers in Puerto Rico have a taste of annual training
From left to right, Spc. Jean Carlos, Privates 1st Class Jean Carlo Malave, Alexander Polanco, Abdin Caban and Jose Martinez, from the 311th Quartermaster Company, U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico pose for a photo during the unit's annual training in California, July 13.
July 18, 2018 - In the midst of the summer heat in California, Spc. Jean Carlo Malavé, and Privates 1st Class José Martínez, Alexander Polanco, and Abdin Cabán, all from the 311th Quartermaster Mortuary Affairs Company, 1st Mission Support Command, are currently participating in their first annual training while supporting a Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in Puerto Rico ready for 2018 hurricane season
Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve - Puerto Rico clears a road in the mountains of Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, 2017.
June 11, 2018 - As the 2018 hurricane season begins, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in Puerto Rico, who are part of the largest federal U.S. Army command permanently stationed in the Caribbean, are ready to assist civil authorities in case of natural disasters.

Soldiering On: Hurricane Maria survivor competes with Army Reserve's best
Sgt. Carlos Fuentes, a Local Area Network manager representing the 166th Regional Support Group, 1st Mission Support Command competes in the Combat Pistol Excellence in Competition event at the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, June 10, 2018. This year’s Best Warrior Competition will determine the top noncommissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier who will represent the U.S. Army Reserve in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this year at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Devin Patterson) (Released)
June 11, 2018 - Puerto Rico has been a fixture in the national dialogue ever since Hurricane Maria devastated the island in Sept. 2017. Though recovery efforts continue, many Puerto Ricans are putting their lives back together and pressing forward each day. One individual is U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Carlos Fuentes, who serves as an information technology specialist with the 166th Regional Support Group, 1st Mission Support Command at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. He is one of two Soldiers representing the command this year in the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

Logisticians can pave career path with free credentialing program
Spc. Robin Trinidad (right), an automated logistics specialist from the 103rd Quartermaster Company in Houston, inspects a cooler Feb. 17, 2016, at Fort Polk, La., used to preserve perishable foods in the field. The Los Angeles native and his Army Reserve company are supporting field exercises during a base field exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard, 204th PAD)
May 9, 2018 - Two nationally recognized credentials are available free of charge to Soldiers holding select quartermaster military occupational specialties. The Certified Logistics Associate and Certified Logistics Technician documents can be earned by enlisted 92A automated logistical specialists and 92Y unit supply specialists, as well as warrant officer 920A supply systems technicians and 920B property accounting technicians.

New Army Reserve Structure: Regional Focus
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, briefs senior and command volunteer advisors on the future of the Army Reserve during the Senior/Command Volunteer Advisor training at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 21, 2018. The training provides family readiness volunteers with the knowledge and tools needed to support their commanders, soldiers and families in their regions. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Noel Williams/U.S. Army Reserve Command)
May 3, 2018 - The U.S. Army Reserve Command Family Programs hosted Senior Volunteer Advisor-Command Volunteer Advisor training April 20-22, 2018, to explain structure changes effecting families due to the shifting from command to region focus.

1st Mission Support Command holds suicide prevention workshop
Mr. Jose Gonzalez, Suicide Prevention Program Manager for the Army Reserve's 1st Mission Support Command, Puerto Rico, takes question from command staff during the 1st MSC Suicide Prevention Course that was held 8 Feb, Ft. Buchanan, Puerto Rico.  The program is part of the transitioning of all units stationed in the Caribean under VIPER Command.
Feb. 15, 2018 - Senior leaders of the 1st Mission Support Command gathered for a one-day Suicide Prevention workshop on February 8 at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

MG Hackett visits 5th BN, 94th TNG DIV during time of transition
Maj. Gen. Bruce Hackett, commanding General of the 80th Training Command, and Brig. Gen. Hector Lopez, commanding general of the 94th Training Division, take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico to celebrate the reopening and relocation of a schoolhouse for the 94th Training Division's 5th Battalion on 13 February 2018. The 5th BN's previous schoolhouse was severely damaged by the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Maj. Gen. Hackett and Brig. Gen. Lopez were also on the island to assist with the planned tranistion and approved reassignment of all units stationed in Puerto Rico to the operational control of the 1st Mission Support Command.

Photo by Army Major Ebony Malloy, 94th Training DIV-FS Public Affairs
Feb. 14, 2018 - Maj. Gen. Bruce Hackett, commanding general of the 80th Training Command (TASS), and Brig. Gen. Hector Lopez, the commanding general of the 94th Training Division, travelled to Puerto Rico recently to celebrate the relocation and reopening of the 94th's 5th Battalion's new schoolhouse at Fort Buchanan after Hurricane Maria demolished the battalion's old training facility. The celebration was somewhat bittersweet, though, as Hackett and Lopez were also on the island to assist with the planned transition and approved reassignment of all units stationed in Puerto Rico to the operational control of the 1st Mission Support Command.
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