Army Reserve Soldiers going extra mile - Sgt. Audie Murphy Club
The 63rd Readiness Division and Fort Hunter Liggett teamed up and hosted the first SAMC Phase III and IV boards at FHL in September 2017, and once again during the week of May 21, 2018. Five Army Reserve Soldiers participated in the Sgt. Audie Murphy Award program’s intensive tests, and at the end, only two Soldiers proved their mettle to live up to Staff Sgt. Audie Murphy’s heroic standards of leadership and selfless service: Sgt. 1st Class Francisco Matos with the 63rd RD, and Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Caffey with the 91st Training Division. The Phase IV Board members have forwarded Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Caffey and Sgt. 1st Class Francisco Matos membership recommendations to Forces Command for approval. They will be formally inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club and presented their membership medals in September 2018. For more info: http://www.audiemurphy.com/samc.htm.
June 11, 2018 - The 63rd Readiness Division and Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., teamed up and hosted the first SAMA Phase III and IV boards at FHL in September 2017, and once again during the week of May 21, 2018. Five Army Reserve Soldiers participated in the SAMA’s intensive tests, and at the end, only two Soldiers proved their mettle to live up to Staff Sgt. Audie Murphy’s heroic standards of leadership and selfless service: Sgt. 1st Class Francisco Matos with the 63rd RD, and Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Caffey with the 91st Training Division.

300th Army Band performs at Torrance Armed Forces Concert
The 300th Army Band was the premiere showcase band that kicked off the 2018 Torrance Armed Forces Day Activities. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Timothy Yao)
May 24, 2018 - Veterans young and old share a special bond that reflects the time-honored military tradition of service. As part of the Torrance Armed Forces Day activities, the 300th Army Band performed a medley of patriotic music to honor these heroes. The concert took the audience on a musical journey highlighting how the military influenced American composers during their time. The goal is to present a musical experience that leaves the audience with a sense of patriotism, gratitude, and a reminder of the sacrifices made each day.

Logisticians can pave career path with free credentialing program
Spc. Robin Trinidad (right), an automated logistics specialist from the 103rd Quartermaster Company in Houston, inspects a cooler Feb. 17, 2016, at Fort Polk, La., used to preserve perishable foods in the field. The Los Angeles native and his Army Reserve company are supporting field exercises during a base field exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard, 204th PAD)
May 9, 2018 - Two nationally recognized credentials are available free of charge to Soldiers holding select quartermaster military occupational specialties. The Certified Logistics Associate and Certified Logistics Technician documents can be earned by enlisted 92A automated logistical specialists and 92Y unit supply specialists, as well as warrant officer 920A supply systems technicians and 920B property accounting technicians.

Suicides hamper unit readiness, effectiveness
As America’s Army Reserve heads into 2018, there is one topic that has a direct impact on unit readiness. Unfortunately, it is one many would prefer not to discuss. That topic is suicide among the ranks. As uncomfortable as it may be, suicide affects not only Families but also unit readiness and morale – directly hampering the capability, combat-readiness, and lethality of America’s Army Reserve.  (FILE- U.S. Army Reserve photo by Timothy L. Hale)(Released)
Jan. 5, 2018 - As America’s Army Reserve heads into 2018, there is one topic that has a direct impact on unit readiness. Unfortunately, it is one many would prefer not to discuss. That topic is suicide among the ranks.

Serving with honor and pride
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the Historical Recognition Team under the 63rd Readiness Division pose in City Hall prior to Veterans Day recognition ceremony at Palo Alto, Calif., Nov. 6, 2017. Team Valkyrie and its specialty teams participate in engagements thoughout the seven-state region area of responsibility for the 63d Readiness Division.
Nov. 21, 2017 - In honor of veterans and their families, the city of Palo Alto conducted their third annual Veterans Day recognition ceremony in Palo Alto’s City Hall council chambers, on the evening of Nov. 6, 2017.

Phoenix Recruiting Battalion hosts Army Reserve leadership at R2PC
Maj. Gen. Brian Alvin (left), commanding general, 63rd Readiness Division, talks about the need for more military technicians, as Command Sgt. Maj. Kelly Largent (right), 63rd RD, looks on at a Reserve Recruiting Partnership Council (R2PC) meeting on Nov. 18 at Armed Forces Reserve Center in Scottsdale, Ariz. The purpose of the R2PC was to improve communications and mutual partnerships between the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion and reserve units within Arizona in order to fill critical reserve vacancies. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Alun Thomas, USAREC Public Affairs)
Nov. 20, 2017 - The Phoenix Recruiting Battalion hosted Army Reserve leadership at a Reserve Recruiting Partnership Council (R2PC) on Nov. 18 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Honoring Veterans to the sound of the Army Band
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 191st Army Band under the 63rd Regional Support Command march in front of the review stand at the Veterans parade in Pleasanton, Calif. Veterans day is a day to honor those who have fought and sacrificed for their country and its people.
Nov. 9, 2017 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 191st Army Band, 63rd Regional Support Command and Phil Stage, 63rd RSC, U.S. Army Reserve ambassador and retired U.S. Army colonel, took part in the annual Veterans parade in Pleasanton, Calif., on Nov. 5, 2017.

63rd RSC commanding general raise awareness for Earth Day in multiple communities
The 63d Regional Support Command commanding general, Maj. Gen. Alvin stand with Command Sgt. Maj. Kelly Largent and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Belynda Lindsey during the Earth Day event held at the Sergeant James Witkowski Armed Forces Reserve Center in Mountain View.
May 1, 2017 - The 63d Regional Support Command participated in raising awareness during the national celebration of Earth Day in Mountain View, Calif. and Grand Prairie, Texas, April 20-22.

Rakkasans seize airfield
Army Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), engage enemy forces at Lakehurst Maxfield Field during a multi-component airfield seizure training exercise with the Army Reserve and the 101st Airborne Division 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.
March 17, 2017 - More than 100 Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) joined forces with U.S. Army Reserve aviators from Bravo Company, 8th Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment, Fort Knox, Ky., to conduct an airfield seizure on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ, March 13, 2017 during Warrior Exercise 78-17-01.

63rd RSC Ambassadors support PaYS program signing event
Olin Brewster (left), U.S. Army Reserve ambassador, 63rd Regional Support Command, talks with Maj. Gen. Michael Smith, deputy chief, U.S. Army Reserve about the benefits of the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program agreement, signed Jan. 6, Marriot Plaza Hotel, San Antonio.
Jan. 17, 2017 - The Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program held a signing agreement between the U.S. Army and the San Antonio Police Department, Marriot Plaza Hotel, San Antonio, Jan. 6.

Major General Brian Alvin
Commanding General
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Command Sergeant Major Kelly M. Largent
Command Sergeant Major
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