U.S. Army Reserve




Cold Steel

The world is rapidly changing, but one thing is constant:  the U.S. Army Reserve is the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal Federal reserve force in the history of the Nation.

The Army Reserve remains the dedicated federal reserve of the most decisive and lethal land force in the world, ready to fight and win the Nation’s wars.

OPERATION COLD STEEL will execute individual and vehicle crew-served weapons platform qualifications through multiple, rotations at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, (Oct. 15-Nov. 23, 2017), Fort Knox, Kentucky, (March-April 2018), Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, (Feb. 27-May 20, 2018), and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (July-Aug. 2018) U.S. Army Reserve soldiers will train and qualify on M2, M19, and M240B weapons systems in ground and mounted military vehicle platforms to include Humvees, FMTVs, HEMTTs, and HETs. 
May 2, 2018 - As the chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey leads a team of more than 200,000 Soldiers and civilians across all 50 states, U.S. territories, and more than 30 countries. During his three recent combat tours and a civilian career in law, he has continually led by example. Here are his thoughts on the role the Army Reserve plays in sustaining the force.
April 17, 2018 - The U.S. Army Reserve is training approximately 250 Vehicle Crew Evaluators (VCE) through Cold Steel II at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
April 12, 2018 - Operation Cold Steel has focused on ground and mounted gunnery qualifications with crew-served weapons, but recently added another aspect to expand the training and improve lethality.
April 4, 2018 - Soldiers at Fort McCoy, Wis., for Regional Medic and Operation Cold Steel II received a peek at the new Army and Marine vehicle to be fielded in 2019.
March 9, 2018 - Soldiers at Fort McCoy, Wis., here for training at Operation Cold Steel II, were issued training and cold-weather equipment at the Logistics Readiness Center Central Issue Facility (CIF) beginning Feb. 27, 2018.
March 5, 2018 - Operation Cold Steel II will kicked off its second iteration at Fort McCoy, Wis., on Feb. 19, 2018. The third iteration at Fort Knox, Ky., began shortly after on March 1.