Reserve Engineers get back to basics during River Assault
Soldiers of the 489th Engineer Battalion conduct wet gap crossing training during Operation River Assault at Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center, July, 18. Operation River Assault is an annual Army Reserve training exercise focusing on the training and developing engineer Soldier skills at the platoon level and below. (Photo by 1st Sgt. Daniel Griego/Released)
July 30, 2018 - Soldiers from the 357th Engineer Company, based in Asheville, North Carolina, conducted support operations for Operation River Assault during their annual training on Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center, July 18.

River Assault 2018 brings services together
In this image, released by the U.S. Army Reserve, senior leaders from the 489th Engineer Battalion, 420th Engineer Brigade, deliver a mission brief to battalion commander Lt. Col. Christina Burton, July 21, 2018, during River Assault 2018 at Fort Chaffee in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The exercise is a joint operation bringing together elements from the Army Reserve, Army National Guard, regular Army, and the U.S. Marine Corps for engineer training to include wet cap crossings, helocast exercises, and demolitions. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by First Sgt. Daniel Griego/Released)
July 26, 2018 - The U.S. Army prides itself on its ability to “train as you fight.” On the 21st century battlefield, this means facing new challenges head-on by employing all available resources. For the Army Reserve, succeeding on its road to awesome means supporting and being supported by its brothers and sisters in arms, from the other Army components to the Marine Corps and other branches. Here at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, for River Assault 2018, the Army Reserve Soldiers of the 420th Engineer Brigade find camaraderie with all of the above.

A grain of sand: Army Reserve Soldier returns to roots for Beyond the Horizon 2018
Pvt. Sair Silverio, an engineer with the 926th Engineer Brigade, 844th Engineer Battalion, 390th Engineer Company out of Chattanooga, Tennessee, serves as ground guide to one of his colleagues operating a High Mobility Engineer Excavator at the Canton El Amate engineer site during the humanitarian assistance exercise Beyond the Horizon in Zacatecoluca, El Salvador. BTH is a Southern Command, US Army South led exercise in which personnel from the Army Reserve, National Guard and active-duty forces construct schools and clinics and provide medical, dental and veterinary support. During the exercise, nearly 1800 U.S. service personnel representing Army, Air Force and Marines deploy to El Salvador in 2018.

(National Guard picture by Staff Sgt. Angel D. Martinez-Navedo, CJTF-Hope, PAO)
June 26, 2018 - Pvt. Sair Silverio, an U.S. Army Reserve interior electrician with the 926th Engineer Brigade, 844th Engineer Battalion, 390th Engineer Company out of Chattanooga, Tennessee, has returned to El Salvador to literally put in his grain of sand alongside his Salvadoran and U.S. peers in what will be El Amate School Center in the La Paz Department as part of Beyond the Horizon 2018.

Warriors compete to be the best at U.S. Army Reserve competition
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Chase Craig, an observer coach-trainer from Okarche, Oklahoma, with the 3rd Company, 290th Observation and Control Training Battalion, 1st Brigade, 91st Training Division, 84th Training Command (Unit Readiness), and U.S. Army Reserve Spc. John Mundey, a bridge crewmember from Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, 459th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge), 299th Combat Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command, received the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Noncommissioned Officer and Best Warrior at an awards banquet held at the Crown Plaza at Fayetteville, North Carolina, June 15, 2018. U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers competed in The 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition held at Fort Bragg, North Carolina from June 10-15, 2018. When all scores have been calculated and competitors have rested after the grueling competition, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, Excellence in Competition pistol badge, and the U.S. Army Reserve 2018 Best Warrior noncommissioned officer and enlisted Soldier titles are awarded. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Anshu Pandeya) (Released)
June 15, 2018 - U.S. Army Reserve Spc. John Mundey and U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Chase Craig were named as winners of the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition Best Warrior and Best Noncommissioned Officer in a ceremony at the Crown Complex in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on June 15, 2018.

Craig, Mundey named U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition winners
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Chase Craig, an observer coach-trainer from Okarche, Oklahoma, with the 3rd Company, 290th Observation and Control Training Battalion, 1st Brigade, 91st Training Division, 84th Training Command (Unit Readiness), performs a low crawl on obstacle four of the Fort Bragg Air Assault School Obstacle Course. Touching the barbed wire with any part of their body during this lane results in disqualification, requiring the competitor to be returned to the beginning of the lane to try again or continue with a loss of points.  Thirty-six warriors continue to vie for the title of United States Army Reserve Best Warrior during the grueling multifaceted competition that has so far included elements of physical training, weapons marksmanship and familiarization, warrior tasks and battle drills, essay writing, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge testing and many other events. The competition began 9 June and will conclude with an awards luncheon 15 June, 2018 (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Lisa M. Litchfield/released).
June 15, 2018 - Sgt. Chase Craig and Spc. John Mundey were named the U.S. Army Reserve Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year, respectively, during the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition award ceremony at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on June 15.
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