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.

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.

Best Warriors compete to earn rare marksmanship badge
Sgt. Carlos Fuentes, an information technology specialist respresenting the 166th Regional Support Group, 1st Mission Support Command at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, 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 Sgt. Anshu Pandeya) (Released)
June 11, 2018 - Noncommissioned officers and junior enlisted Soldiers competing in this year's U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition will not only have the opportunity to be the Best Warrior, but also to accrue points to earn a rare distinction in the Excellence in Competition Program.

Army Reserve senior gunners certified at Cold Steel
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Dallas Cannon, senior gunnery noncommissioned officer, mentors Troop List Unit Soldiers on engaging targets during Operation Cold Steel II at Fort McCoy, Wis., hosted by the 416th Theater Engineer Command, May 15, 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.
May 22, 2018 - Two U.S. Army Reserve senior gunnery noncommissioned officers were certified last year during Cold Steel I. This year, they, with the support of active duty master gunners, are passing their expertise on to certify more than 30 Army Reserve senior gunners throughout the country.
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