Army Reserve vehicle transforms chemical-attack response
A Chemical Biological Protective Shelter M8E1 sits fully deployed by the 628th Forward Surgical Team out of Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on a training site during Global Medic exercise July 13 at Fort Hunter Liggett, California. The vehicle-mounted mobile shelter is self-deployable and serves as a self-contained protective air-conditioned system that is contamination-free. It allows for military support personnel to work safely and easily without having to wear chemical-biological protective clothing.
July 18, 2018 - Tucked into the tree line in a remote training location here called Ward Training Site sits what appears to be a cross between an igloo, a tent and a truck – something resembling a Transformer in one of its various configurations.

Feel the (C)BRN
Sgt. Cindy Salinas from the 228th Combat Support Hospital based out of San Antonio, Texas raises her hand to signal that she has put on all of her gear July 13, 2018 at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.  This test was one piece of the Lethal Warrior exercise, which is the initial phase of this year’s Global Medic training.
July 18, 2018 - The 228th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) left San Antonio by bus to embark on their nearly 24-hour drive to Fort Hunter Liggett. Within a week from arrival on base, the unit’s three companies completed setup of their operating base and continued to power through toward their next trial.

143rd Dental Company trains in quality care
Maj. Laura Benesh, a dentist, left, and Spc. Sienna Wathier, a dental assistant, both part of the 143rd Dental Company out of Salt Lake City, practice their craft in the field by participating in a simulated exercise testing Soldier knowledge during the Global Medic exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, July 13, 2018. The purpose of this training is for Soldiers to perfect their skills and overall readiness for a real-world needs. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Pfc. Hunter E. Eastman)
July 18, 2018 - A mobile dental operation, containing about a dozen pop-up tents, is mission-ready at the Global Medic exercise with the help of roughly 60 Soldiers here.

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.

Troop Medical Clinic supports their own during Global Medic exercise
Spc. John Reed, a nurse with the 228th Combat Support Hospital, fills a water buffalo at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, July 13, 2018, to bring water to training areas. As temperatures rise, medical officials say it is critical for Soldiers to remain hydrated in order to continue their mission and avoid heat related injuries. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Pfc. Hunter E. Eastman)
July 17, 2018 - In the arid, inland desert of the Golden State, lies an array of poisonous creatures and soaring temperatures that are ready to stop Soldiers in their tracks.

Lethal Warrior opens the gates to Global Medic
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Heather Pierce applies camouflage on July 12,2018 at Fort Hunter Liggett, California. Four members of each team were graded on their camouflage as part of the Lethal Warrior training which took place during the initial phase of the Global Medic exercise.
July 17, 2018 - As the sun rises over the California desert, Army Reserve Soldiers of the 396th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) have already begun their task - Lethal Warrior.

Are you ready? 88th RD helps families prepare for deployment
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and family members receive information on tuition assistance through Go Army Ed during the 88th Readiness Division Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Pre-deployment event in Minneapolis, Minn., June 16.
July 5, 2018 - Are you ready? This is the question the 88th Readiness Division’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program helps to answer for deploying Soldiers and their families. The 88th RD hosted more than 700 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and family members for a pre-deployment Yellow Ribbon event in Minneapolis, Minn., June 15-17.

Urban assault course boosts morale
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Michael Mangan, a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer with the 439th Quartermaster Company, 377th Theater Sustainment Command, clear a room during the shoot-house event at the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, June 11, 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 15, 2018 - The U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior urban assault course not only challenged competitors physically and mentally, but it also served as a morale booster during the 2018 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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.

Third generation physician answers Nation's call
U.S. Army Reserve Col. Paul Phillips III (far left), part of the Orthopedic Surgery team at Hill Country Memorial Medical Group in Fredericksburg, Texas, explains X-ray results to patient, Don Huston (far right), 77, and his wife, Alice, 78, of Boerne, during a clinic visit March 14. Phillips, an orthopedic surgeon and 23-year veteran, also serves as chief of Professional Services with the 228th Combat Support Hospital at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.
April 27, 2018 - “Dear patients, I am about to get called up to serve overseas. I will be back …” is how the typical letter reads from Col. Paul Phillips III, 63, a U.S. Army Reserve surgeon and civilian orthopedic surgeon.
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