New York City draftee Soldiers made history as the Lost Battalion in October 1918
Two Soldiers of the 77th Infantry Division. The division was made up of Soldiers drafteed from New York City and was known as the Metropolitan Division. In October 1918 540 of the division's Soldiers were cut off behind German lines and because known as the Lost Battalion. (Library of Congress)
Aug. 30, 2018 - One of World War I’s most heroic battlefield story features a bookish lawyer, a millionaire who charged up San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt, a carrier pigeon that’s now in the Smithsonian, and draftee Soldiers from New York City who served in the 77th Division.

Making mail mountains into molehills
On July 19, members of the 328th Human Resources Company, supported by the 787th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, along with a few other volunteers from units across the camp, received and sorted 500 bags of mail.  The bags of mail were stacked almost to the ceiling of the mailroom and all down the hallways.  (Photo by Staff Sgt. Charlotte Reavis, 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary))
Aug. 21, 2018 - On July 19, members of the 328th Human Resources Company, supported by the 787th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, along with a few other volunteers from units across the camp, received and sorted 500 bags of mail.

643rd Regional Support Group mission benefits more than 1,000 Soldiers
Specialist Mathew Michael of the 643rd Regional Support Group enters data for an incoming soldier as part of the intial step before soldiers start their training experience at Camp Ripley, MN, Aug. 11, 2018. CSTX 02-18 is a yearly training exercise that trains units to be ready for combat, lethal on the battlefield, and capable in their specialized functions. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Decker)
Aug. 20, 2018 - The RSOI is the gateway for all Army mobilizations; it sets commanders and Soldiers up for success in their theater of operations. While maintaining operations 24 hours each day, the RSOI personnel first in-process more than 1,000 Soldiers coming to the CSTX and then out-process the same group.

You call, we haul: Army Reserve watercraft operators
The large tug MG Henry Knox begins towing the barge derrick out to the open ocean during Big Logistics-Over-the-Shore West July 17, 2018. Large tugs can operate for up to 30 days at sea performing tow operations, salvage and recovery operations, and a firefighting service.
July 30, 2018 - “We haul big stuff.” The massive 200-foot barge derrick crane behind CW3 Thomas Heald, from the 467th Transportation Company, backs up his statement. Capable of lifting nearly 130 tons at 175 feet with an 80-foot crane, this crane grants Army Reserve watercraft units an unprecedented ability to haul cargo, conduct salvage operations, clear port channels and berths, and removing obstacles.

War games mean serious work for the Army Reserve
Army Reserve Soldiers from the 3rd Transportation Battalion (Expeditionary) simulate training scenarios for watercraft units in the field during Big Logistics-Over-the-Shore West July 17, 2018. Big LOTS West demonstrates the flexibility and capability Army Reserve watercraft units have in discharging troops, vehicles and materiel through austere ports, ship-to-ship and over beaches.
July 27, 2018 - Army Reserve Soldiers under the 3rd Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) conducted war games to simulate how they would move large amounts of cargo and supplies during a deployed environment. War games are essential for command elements to maintain situational awareness and to rehearse combat scenarios as closely as possible during Big Logistics-Over-the-Shore West, July 17, 2018.

U.S. Army Reserve harbormasters play huge role in Big LOTS West 18
U.S. Army Spc. Orlando Ortiz, Spc. Albert Hepburn, Staff Sgt. Josue Vazquez and Pvt. Jesus Rivera (left to right) prepare to load vehicles onto the U.S. Army Vessel Malvern Hill LCU 2025 during Big Logistics Over-the-Shore West 2018, July 11. Big LOTS West 18 is an annual Army Reserve, multi-echelon functional exercise designed for transportation units and sustainment commands to hone their expertise in port operations. More than 780 Soldiers are participating in three training locations: Port Hueneme, California, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Tacoma, Washington.
July 23, 2018 - Nearly 800 Soldiers from 13 units are participating in Big Logistics Over-the-Shore West (BLW) 2018 throughout Port Hueneme, California, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and here July 1-24.

Watercraft operators: What it takes to command the sea
Army Reserve Soldiers load the first of six vehicles onto the U.S. Army Vessel Malvern Hill LCU 2025 during Big Logistics Over-the-Shore West 2018 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, July 11. Big LOTS West 18 is an annual Army Reserve, multi-echelon functional exercise designed for transportation units and sustainment commands to hone their expertise in port operations. U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers operate 27 of the total Army’s 105 watercraft in its fleet.
July 19, 2018 - The U.S. Army Reserve offers a wide variety of career fields ranging from logistical support to human resources. However, with so many jobs to choose from some military occupational specialties can sometimes be overlooked by potential recruits. One such specialty is watercraft operator.

643rd RSG gets back to the basics
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Ryan Goulding, company commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 643rd Regional Support Group, conducts an after action review with his Soldiers following a command post exercise in Whitehall, Ohio, July 14, 2018. The training was conducted in preparation for a combat support training exercise at Camp Ripley, Minn., next month.  Training in basic warrior tasks and battle drills allows Soldiers to be prepared for real-world situations which are exceedingly diverse and complex. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Clevon Wright)
July 17, 2018 - Soldiers in the 643rd Regional Support Group Headquarters got back to the basics during a command post exercise July 13-15, 2018, in preparation for the future missions before them.

Urban assault course boosts morale
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Michael Mangan, a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer with the 439th Quartermaster Company, 377th Theater Sustainment Command, clear a room during the shoot-house event at the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, June 11, 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 Sgt. Anshu Pandeya) (Released)
June 15, 2018 - The U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior urban assault course not only challenged competitors physically and mentally, but it also served as a morale booster during the 2018 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Army Reserve unit trains to rapidly mobilize Soldiers
Spc. Raymond Johnson, left, and Spc. Nicholas Filak work on a generator during training with the 758th Ordnance Company at Fort McCoy, Wis. on March 7, 2018.  758th Ordnance Company are at training in preparation to become a Mobilization Support Force.  (released/U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mark McKinley)
June 7, 2018 - The 649th Regional Support Group is one of a few military organizations assigned to be a Mission Support Force. MSFs have a unique and critical role in the current national defense strategy – Focused Ready Units, also known as Ready Force X.
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