Reserve engineers drop into the Arkansas River for River Assault 2018
In this image, released by the U.S. Army Reserve, members of the 420th Engineer Brigade conduct a helocast drop in the Arkansas River July 22, 2018, as part of River Assault 2018, a joint training exercise featuring assets from the Army Reserve, National Guard, and active Army. This helocast event was supported by members of the Sapper Leader Course and the U.S. Army Deep Sea Dive Team. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by First Sgt. Daniel Griego/Released)
July 26, 2018 - The CH-47D Chinook helicopter is the U.S. Army’s primary troop and supply transport aircraft. It’s been around since the Vietnam War and has stood the test of time with its twin rotor blades and 42 cubic meters of cargo space, room enough for two humvees. But on this warm day in July along the Arkansas River, this legendary aircraft is supporting the Army Reserve’s River Assault 2018 with a helocast drop for the Soldiers of the 420th Engineer Brigade.

Army Reserve Soldiers partner with NYC first responders
Army Reserve Cpl. Russell Chesanek prepares to practice lifesaving skills during a training event in Manhattan, New York, July, 10, 2018. These Soldiers are part of a national response element that works with civil authorities to provide manpower, vehicles, and equipment to perform medical services as well as chemical, biological, and radiological clean up — essential skills in the event of a disaster or attack. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Felix R. Fimbres)
July 18, 2018 - Army Reserve Soldiers demonstrated their lifesaving skills in the heart of Manhattan, New York, July 9-11, to optimize interoperability with civil authorities.

961st Engineer Company combats rain with drainage in Romania
U.S. Army Reserves Sgt. Carlos Ramirez, second left, an operations supervisor, discusses the way the water channels from the hillside and onto Mad Road with Sgt. Luc Messmer, left, a technical engineer; Sgt. 1st Class Travis Douce, acting first sergeant; and 1st Lt. Taiwo Odewade, far right, the company commander of the 961st Engineer Company, during the drainage improvement project of Mad Road in support of Resolute Castle 2018 at the Joint National Training Center, Cincu, Romania, July 6, 2018. The 961st EN Co. collaborated with the Romanian Land Forces to improve drainage on Mad Road during the fourth rotation of RC18. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kimberly D. Calkins)
July 10, 2018 - U.S. Army and Romanian Land Forces engineers began drainage improvements on an existing road as part of a construction project in support of Resolute Castle 2018 at the Joint National Training Center, Cincu, Romania, July 6, 2018.

Task Force Triad wraps up Cold Steel II
U.S. Army Reserve Troop List Unit Soldiers fire a M240B machine gun during night qualifications during Operation Cold Steel II, at Fort McCoy, Wis., March 20, 2018.  Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve’s crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise to ensure America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short notice as part of Ready Force X and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Devona Felgar/301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade)
June 30, 2018 - From Feb. 19 to May 31, thousands of Reserve Soldiers trained at Fort McCoy as part of Operation Cold Steel (OCS) II. OCS operations at Fort McCoy were run by Task Force Triad, which was hosted by the 416th Theater Engineer Command, headquartered in Darien, Ill.

Doubling Down: U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers compete for more than Best Warrior honors
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. William S. Laws, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist with the 318th Chemical Company, 490th Chemical Battalion, 415th Chemical Brigade, 76th Operational Response Command, competes in the swimming event of the German Armed Forces Badge 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 Sgt. Rachel A. Leis)
June 12, 2018 - This year, top performers in America’s Ready Reserve have a special opportunity to earn the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge while participating in the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
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