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.

1st MSC hosts Strong Bonds
Army Spc. Fancisco J. Albizu is in the Army Reserve.  He is assigned to the 35th Expeditionary Signal Battalion as a Computer/Detections Systems Repairer, in Yauco, Puerto Rico, attend the Strong Bonds event held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 26 – 28, 2018
Strong Bonds is a chaplain led program that helps Soldiers and their families build strong relationships. The program’s mission is to build Soldier readiness by providing skills the Soldier can use to strengthen his or her marriage and other relationships
U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Rigo Cisneros
Jan. 30, 2018 - Relationships need nurturing and attention and the 1st Mission Support Command (MSC) Chaplains are committed to helping married couples and single Soldiers succeed within their relationships through the Strong Bonds program.

Recovery continues in Puerto Rico
Soldiers from the 448 Engineering Battalion, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico, clear downed trees and clear debris at the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Puerto Nuevo, PR. On Jan. 24, 2018. The 448th has been on continual humanitarian missions since hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico. With the Army Reserve emergency mission complete, they can focusing on refitting their own buildings and equipment.
U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Rigo Cisneros
Jan. 30, 2018 - On a wet and humid Puerto Rican morning, soldiers from the 448th Engineering Battalion, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico, clear downed trees and debris at the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico. on 24 January 2018. The U.S. Army Reserve Center in Puerto Nuevo was ravaged by the hurricanes.

Army Reserve Public Affairs in DSCA operations
Brig. Gen. Dustin A. Shultz, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve 1st Mission Support Command, participates in a live radio interview at WAPA Radio, Nov 15, 2017. Since the Army Reserve is prepositioned in the Caribbean region, the PAOs played a fundamental role in coordinating access to radio stations across the island, hours after hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, which allowed the commanding general to deliver important information to all the Soldiers in a critical moment. (U.S. Army photo/released)
Dec. 6, 2017 - The role of a Public Affairs Officer (PAO) is not always fully understood in the Army. Some people think that, if a PAO is not carrying a camera around, he or she is not doing his or her job. Others believe that PAO’s duties are just to update the command’s social media platforms. Both notions are not accurate.
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