Army Reserve Soldiers with Delta Company, 5th Battalion, 159th General Support Aviation Battalion, 244th Aviation Brigade, 11th Aviation Command conduct preflight checks on their helicopters in preparation to provide support for Hurricane Florence relief efforts as part of the Total Army Response. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Sgt. Fred Brown/214th MPAD.)
LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
U.S. Army Reserve aviators transport donated water
U.S. Army Reserve aviators from the 7th Battalion (General Support Aviation Battalion), 158th Aviation Regiment , stationed in Conroe, Texas and currently assigned to Task Force Iron Eagle, are conducting water re-supply missions to Beaumont. An anonymous billionaire donated three semi-trailers full of bottle water to relieve water shortages caused by Hurricane Harvey. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Loyal Auterson/U.S. Army Reserve Command)(Released)
Sept. 3, 2017 - Once the skies cleared after Hurricane Harvey moved off, the work of cleaning up was hampered by flooding across the counties. This didn’t slow down the tight-knit aviation community around Conroe.

U.S. Army Reserve rescues 3,300 victims from Hurricane Harvey flooding
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 79th Quartermaster Company, 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, based in Houston, provide LMTVs to assist in the evacuation of residents affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 28, 2017. Rescue efforts are on-going and the U.S. Army Reserve is agile and capable, providing aviation and ground assets to assist the people of Texas. (U.S. Army Reserve photo courtesy 79th Quartermaster Company)
Aug. 30, 2017 - Army Reserve Soldiers from Texas and Colorado continue to support aviation and wheeled vehicle rescues of displaced civilians in affected areas.

U.S. Army Reserve aviators rescues mother, child
Sgt. Sara Cashdollar, an Army Reserve flight paramedic, C Company, 7-158 General Services Aviation Battalion, escorts a mother and her child off of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, Conroe, Texas, August 29, 2017. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Loyal Auterson) (Released)
Aug. 30, 2017 - Army Reserve flight paramedics assigned to, C Company, 7-158 General Services Aviation Battalion, rescues a mother and child from rising floodwater.

U.S. Army Reserve supports Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts
Four lives were saved by Army Reserve Soldiers from the 1-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, Army Reserve Aviation Command during emergency evacuation operations from the City of Conroe, Sewer Water Treatment Facility, responding to the immediate needs of stranded employees due to rising flood water. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Matthew A. Roman)(Released)
Aug. 28, 2017 - Four lives were saved by Army Reserve Soldiers from the 1-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, Army Reserve Aviation Command during emergency evacuation operations from the City of Conroe, Sewer Water Treatment Facility, responding to the immediate needs of stranded employees due to rising flood water.

Not your average officer, specialized Soldiers wear the warrant
U.S. Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian Pavlik, 1-214th General Support Aviation Battalion, Bravo Company, keeps a watchful eye during a flyover near Mount Rainier, Wash., onboard a CH-47 Chinook, July 22, 2016.  The 1-214th GSAB, has a unique mission which involves working with the Washington National Park  and provides support for search and rescue missions as well as fire rescue missions in the area.  (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Marisol Walker/Released)
April 3, 2017 - If you are currently serving your country in any military service, in any rank, and are looking for an opportunity to grow your skillset and better prepare for life after your career, the U.S. Army Reserve has put out a warrant for you.

U.S. Army Reserve Aviation Command uses Total Force Approach to support the Wildfire Relief Efforts in Kansas
Aircrews from the 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade (ECAB) flew three CH-47 Chinooks helicopters, specially outfitted with Bambi Bucket equipment, to assist in the relief efforts of those who were affected by the wildfires, Mar. 9. The 11th ECAB is a subordinate unit under the Army Reserve Aviation Command (ARAC). The Army Reserve Aviation Command’s mission is to provide mission command to all assigned units in order to deploy trained and ready Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigades and Theater Fixed Wing Battalions to a specified area of operations in support of the combatant commander. Its capabilities include air assault, air movement, aeromedical evacuation, casualty evacuation and civil support operations. Army Reserve units have capabilities critical to DSCA response, including search and rescue, aviation, engineer, transportation, medical and communications support. The Army Reserve has Soldiers and equipment in more than 1,100 communities across the nation allowing immediate respond to local emergencies. We stand with our nation in support of our neighbors and our primary concern is their safety and well-being. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Matthew Roman, Army Reserve Aviation Command Public Affairs Officer)
March 22, 2017 - Under the operational guidelines outlined in the Immediate Response Authority, DoD Directive 3025.18, elements of the Army Reserve Aviation Command (ARAC) met the call to man, equip and execute their first ever air mission within 30 hours of alert. Immediate Response Authority authorizes local Army Reserve commanders at the request of a local civil authority to take action to save lives, prevent human suffering or mitigate great property damage in a situation of urgency for up to 72-hours when there is insufficient time to gain approval from higher headquarters.

Making it look Easy isn’t always Easy...
U.S. Army Soldier assigned to Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provides cover during an assault at Lakehurst Maxfield Field during a multi-component airfield seizure training exercise between the Army Reserve and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) on March 13, 2017, to kick off Warrior Exercise 78-17-01. Several Army Reserve organizations including the Army Reserve Aviation Command, 84th Training Command, 78th Training Division, and members of the 200th Military Police Command helped Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division conduct the mission. Roughly 60 units from the U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and Canadian Armed Forces are participating in the 84th Training Command’s joint training exercise, WAREX 78-17-01, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst from March 8 until April 1, 2017; the WAREX is a large-scale collective training event designed to assess units’ combat capabilities as America’s Army Reserve continues to build the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal Federal Reserve force in the history of the Nation. (Army Reserve Photo by Master Sgt. Mark Bell / Released)
March 15, 2017 - Snow, sleet and frigid temperatures were no match for America’s Army Reserve and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), who joined forces to kick off more than a week-long Army Reserve-led multi-component airfield seizure exercise here March 9-17, 2017.

To Save a Life
Flight crews from the Army Reserve Aviation Command conducted simulated medical evacuation training with soldiers from the 19th Engineer Battalion on Fort Knox, Ky., from Jun 27-29, 2016. (Photos by Kevin Coates / Fort Knox Visual Information)
Feb. 10, 2017 - Beginning in World War II and the Korean War, U.S. military helicopters were utilized to evacuate wounded personnel from remote battlefield locations to definitive medical care.

Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: A Synopsis of U.S. Army Reserve Fixed-Wing Aviation
Courtesy Photo of C-12
Jan. 31, 2017 - On any given day, behind the pleasant noise of the cadenced and rhythmic prop wash, often lays a select few of Aviators who earn their pay above the clouds at 25,000 feet. Regardless of weather conditions, or time of day, these Aviators are responsible for some of the Army’s most sensitive and critical assignments. The professionals selected to work these cockpits are of the highest quality and are regularly grown from within the ranks of Army Aviation. The Army Reserve Aviation Command’s (ARAC) Fixed-Wing mission is anything but conventional, seeing as the ARAC is continuously tasked to support contingency operations within the continental U.S. and worldwide. With a Theater Aviation Battalion (TAB) Headquarters placed on each coast with companies strategically placed throughout the U.S., the ARAC is poised to continuously provide an “always available” fleet of fixed-wing capabilities to all Combatant Commanders.

For Army Reserve Aviation, Realistic Training is Multi-Component and Joint Training
AH-64 Apache helicopter taking off from air base.
Oct. 12, 2016 - In today’s global environment, our nation relies most heavily on her Army to support our national and international interests. This call to action can only be achieved through an unshakeable commitment, on the part of our Army’s leaders, to maintaining a combat ready posture at all times.

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