U.S. Army Reserve News
Top-notch NCOs strive for the Sergeant Audie Murphy Award
It’s the first time that an Army Reserve Readiness Division has hosted and selected top-notch noncommissioned officers into the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Award (SAMA) program. The 63d Readiness Division accepted an immense responsibility of leading and hosting a competitive SAMA board on May 28, 2018. Exceptional noncommissioned officers compete for the honor of being selected and inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) by conducting an Army Physical Fitness test and weapons qualification, displaying their knowledge of drill and ceremony, taking an exam, writing an essay, and being questioned and evaluated by a board of sergeants major.
Sept. 21, 2018 - It’s the first time that an Army Reserve Readiness Division has hosted and selected top-notch noncommissioned officers into the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Award (SAMA) program. The 63rd Readiness Division accepted an immense responsibility of leading and hosting a competitive SAMA board on May 28, 2018.

372nd MPAD Soldiers give blood to support Hurricane Florence relief efforts
NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Sullivan, with the 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, 318th Press Camp Headquarters, 99th Readiness Division, donates blood at The American Red Cross in support of the Hurricane Florence Relief effort. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by 1st Lt. Chantel Baul)
Sept. 21, 2018 - The 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of several U.S. Army Reserve units positioned throughout the Southeast to support the Hurricane Florence relief effort. Not every unit will be called to a mission, and so in the interim, the unit commander, Maj. Olha Vandergriff, decided to seize a vital opportunity to support the recovery effort from the MPAD's home station.

JRTC rotation offers realism through multi-component training effort
A gunner with the Idaho Army National Guard sits a top his tank in Dara Lam at JRTC Aug. 2.
Sept. 20, 2018 - A training event like this brings people together, and that unit cohesion can’t always be accomplished with home station training. This environment has taught us how to work with other units. - Capt. John Reed, Bravo Company, 412th Civil Affairs Battalion

Army Reserve Soldiers beat HEAT, step past first validation exercise
Maj. Darrell Bryan leaps out of the cab of a HEAT simulator Monday morning during validation excercises at North Fort Hood. Successful runs on the HEAT simulator was one of the necessary steps the unit had to take to deploy on time.
Sept. 19, 2018 - Imagine being locked in a 2-ton box with more than 45 pounds of armor strapped to you. Now imagine that box doing combat rolls down the side of a sheer mountain. That’s what the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMW) Egress Assistance Training validation the 300th Sustainment Brigade completed Monday at North Fort Hood was intended to simulate.

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers build partnership with Bundeswehr, civilian forces in humanitarian field-training exercise
U.S. Army Reserve Pfc. Jason Hutchinson, a civil affairs specialist with Charlie Company, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, Wackernheim, Germany, reviews emergency response plans with Mathias Luck, a squad leader with Technisches Hilfswerk, Wiesbaden, Germany, during a multiorganizational field training exercise in humanitarian assistance and populace control in collaboration with the Bundeswehr, THW, American Red Cross, and US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, September 15. 457th CA BN falls under 361st CA BDE, located in Kaiserslautern, Germany, which is the U.S. Army Reserve's only forward deployed multifunctional civil affairs unit in Europe providing civil affairs; movement control; human resource; chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological; public affairs and forward engineering support to U.S. Army Europe. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Spc. Daisy Zimmer, 221st Public Affairs Detachment).
Sept. 19, 2018 - Elements of the U.S. Army Reserve's one-star command in Europe paired with host nation partners and non-governmental organizations to exercise humanitarian assistance skills during an exercise at Wackernheim Regional Range Complex, Sept. 14-16.