MEDEVAC 101: Army Reserve Soldiers train on the fly
Soldiers from various units training in support of the Global Medic exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, practice how to properly load a stretcher onto a HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter during a MEDEVAC 101 class, July 13.
July 18, 2018 - Standing in a desolate field, Spc. Ron Smith of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 175th Maintenance Company based out of Fort Jackson, South Carolina, watched with anticipation as two HH-60M MEDEVAC Blackhawk helicopters came to a landing spot a few-hundred feet away.

U.S. Army Reserve’s 420th Movement Control Battalion ready to deploy
Soldiers of the 420th Movement Control Battalion stand proudly in formation during their deployment ceremony in Simi Valley, California, July 7, 2018. The unit is deploying to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Spartan Shield.
July 11, 2018 - On a very unusually hot summer day with record-breaking temperatures in the Los Angeles area, Soldiers of the 420th Movement Control Battalion stood tall and proudly in formation before dozens of family and friends for their deployment ceremony in Simi Valley, California, July 7, 2018.

957th QM doing what it takes to be combat-ready
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 957th Quartermaster Company headquartered in Denton, TX, prepare for a convoy during CSTX 86-18-04, June 19, 2018, at Fort McCoy, WI.  CSTX 86-18-04 is a Combat Support Training Exercise that ensures America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice and bring capable, combat-ready, and lethal firepower in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world.  (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Maj. Brandon R. Mace)
June 27, 2018 - Throughout June, the 957th Quartermaster Company, headquartered in Denton, Texas, participated in Combat Support Training Exercise 86-18-04, here, increasing their capabilities, combat-readiness, and lethality in an austere environment.

All Army: Army Reserve Soldier leads team
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Raul Quinones looks for a passing lane during a May 21, 2018 practice at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Quinones, a Motor Transport Operator with the 217th Transportation Company, 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) based in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, has been a member of the All-Army Soccer team since 2012. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Timothy L. Hale)(Released)
June 27, 2018 - "It’s like my first love,” said Sgt. Raul Quinones. “People don’t realize it in the beginning but anything that is an extra-curricular activity, I think that’s a person's first love. As an athlete that's my love for soccer.” Along with being a truck driver, assigned with 217th Transportation Company, 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), San Antonio, Texas, Quinones is also a center back for the All-Army soccer team. He is currently in tryouts for the All-Services Soccer Tournament, here on post. This 35-day tryout narrows down 40 players to 18 for the final game. Quinones is the only Army Reserve Soldier on the team and is one of two team captains.

Hometown recruiting hero
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Alexis Chacon, a human resources specialist with the 77th Quartermaster Group, works as a hometown recruiter at the Zaragoza Recruiting Station, in El Paso, TX, June 11, 2018.  The Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program allows enlisted Soldiers who have recently completed initial entry training to return to their hometowns to assist the local recruiters by sharing their Army training experiences with family, friends, high school classmates, Future Soldiers, veterans, and community leaders. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Maj. Brandon R. Mace)
June 12, 2018 - One of the unique ways a U.S. Army Reserve Soldier can make a difference after returning from their initial entry training is as a hometown recruiter. Spc. Alexis Chacon, a human resources specialist with the 77th Quartermaster Group, headquartered here, was excited to assist in her hometown of El Paso, TX.

250th transportation Soldiers haul equipment from California to Canada
Soldiers of the 250th Transportation Company out of South El Monte, Calif., prepare vehicles for the second leg of Nationwide Move, where they completed a 20-vehicle convoy from California to Canada. (Courtesy photo).
June 11, 2018 - Soldiers from the 250th Transportation Company out of South El Monte, California, took part in the second leg of Exercise Nationwide Move May 1-June 4, 2018, transporting needed equipment from California to Wainwright, Canada, in support of Maple Resolve 2018.

First one in, last one out: 650th Regional Support Group at Maple Resolve 18
650th Regional Support Group Soldiers set up the OE-254 Antenna designed for broadband, omni-directional ground-based communications in support of Exercise Maple Resolve 18, Wainwright, Alberta, Canada, May 11, 2018. 

The primary purpose of Maple Resolve remains the validation of the Canada’s High Readiness Brigade. The increased US and UK involvement increases the realism of the environment and have proven beneficial to our capacity to work together in achieving our national and bi-national interests in unified land operations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Anna Bandilla)
June 4, 2018 - The 650th Regional Support Group, a U.S. Army Reserve unit out of Sloan, Nev., expeditiously deployed and redeployed 71 Soldiers in support of Exercise Maple Resolve 18-01 to Canadian Forces Base, Wainwright, Alberta, Canada, April 26 through May 31, 2018.

Army Reserve works with NATO allies to sustain life on the battlefield … virtually
U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Cherry Lipp, the Administrative Officer with the 89th Sustainment Brigade out of Kansas City, Mo., talks with a British Soldier from the 1st Armored Infantry Brigade during the Joint Warfighting Assessment at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, April 30, 2018. The 89th worked with their NATO allies during JWA, a massive assessment exercise in which Army Reserve Soldiers worked with allies to improve their joint inetroperability in simulating providing logistical combat support on the battlefield for a large-scale campaign. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by 1st Sgt. Ryan C. Matson)
May 16, 2018 - Soldiers from the 89th Sustainment Brigade from Kansas City, Mo., and their subordinate units – the 329th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, from Parsons, Kansas, the 314th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion from Las Vegas, Nevada, and the 653rd Regional Support Group out of Phoenix — traveled to Germany, where the exercise took place for the first time. They participated in an assessment of how the Army and its allies would operate together in a future fight.

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.

Jumping into new grounds
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command use a camouflage net to conceal Jump Tactical Operations Center Coyote in Fort Knox, Ky., March 22, 2018, during Combined Situational Training Exercise - Bridge. The jump TOC demonstrated the 364th ESC's capability to perform sustainment operations from a mobile environment.
April 4, 2018 - The combat boots of approximately 15 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 364th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) sunk into snow and thick mud as the small team hustled to build a secondary tactical operations center comprised of two expanding vans and supported by one generator, two satellite terminals and three HUMVEEs during Combined Situational Training Exercise - Bridge in Fort Knox, Kentucky., March 21, 2018.
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