U.S. Army Reserve



The Army Reserve was founded April 23, 1908, when Congress authorized the Army to establish a Medical Reserve Corps, the official predecessor of the Army Reserve.

Over the years, Reserve Soldiers have participated in every major military campaign to include; World War I, World War II, Korean War, Cold War, Desert Shield/Desert Storm and the Global War on Terrorism. 

Today, approximately 200,000 Army Reserve Soldiers serve around the globe. 

“The Army can’t meet its missions without the Army Reserve,” said Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, the Army Reserve commanding general. “Our culture is about service to the Army. We are one total force.”

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U.S. Army Reserve Birthday News
April 14, 2017 - On April 23rd the Army Reserve will celebrate 109 years of service to our nation. Throughout the years, Reserve Soldiers have served in numerous capacities in every major military campaign to include; World War I, World War II, Korean War, Cold War, Desert Shield/Desert Storm and the Global War on Terrorism. Since that time, the Army Reserve has established itself to be a critical component in the U.S. military structure and support.
April 21, 2016 - This year we celebrate the 108th anniversary of the Army Reserve. From the earliest days of our
May 4, 2015 - Army Reserve and active component soldiers, from First Army, held a ceremony, May 2, at the North Fort Hood Chapel to celebrate the 107th anniversary of the Army Reserve.
April 30, 2015 - Reserve Soldiers currently on orders at Fort Bliss celebrated the 107th birthday of the Reserve April 23, during the lunch service at the Maj. Chester Garret Dining Facility on McGregor Range, N.M. Reserve Soldiers, Guardsmen, and others training at McGregor Range enjoyed a piece of birthday cake in celebration of the USAR Birthday.
April 17, 2014 - U.S. Army Reserve units have been celebrating across the world this April as the U.S. Army Reserve turned 106 years old; the 1st battalion, 383rd Training Support Battalion, 166th Aviation Brigade, First Army Division West – based at Fort Des Moines—in coordination with the City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department, decided to celebrate the Army Reserve’s birthday by giving back to the community that many of these soldiers work within and call their home on April 5.
April 5, 2014 - The multi-component Army Reserve unit, 85th Support Command, located 25 miles northwest of Chicago, celebrated the Army Reserve’s 106th birthday at the unit’s headquarters with Mayor Thomas Hayes, local mayor, and former West Point, U.S. Military Academy graduate; on April 5 which was immediately followed by an Army Superior Unit Award presentation there.
April 29, 2013 - Soldiers at Kandahar Airfield received a visit from the Chief of Army Reserve, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, April 26, to help celebrate the 105th birthday of the Army Reserve during a two-day visit.
April 16, 2013 - On Tuesday, April 23, the U.S. Army Reserve will celebrate its 105th anniversary.