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. 
November 20, 2017 - Resiliency is a skill Soldiers are encouraged to develop, but they’re not expected to go it alone. During Operation Cold Steel II at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., leaders from U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command requested two teams of Master Resilience Trainer and Performance Experts from the Ready and Resilient Performance Training Center to assist in helping their Soldiers develop resiliency skills and hopefully contribute to higher qualification scores
November 9, 2017 - The U.S. Army Reserve serves as part of the Total Force. To build that force in the Army Reserve, there is extensive training that goes into keeping Soldiers capable, combat-ready, and lethal. For the largest Federal Reserve force in the nation's history, exercises like Operation Cold Steel II are vital in preparation to rapidly respond in any part of the world.
November 3, 2017 - For U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Cassie Kiester-Maldonado, a cargo specialist with the 743rd Transportation Company, Operation Cold Steel II is teaching her crew-served weapons operations, but she is also learning what it means to be away from her seven-month old son for the first time.
October 18, 2017 - Operation Cold Steel II kicked off Oct. 12, 2017 at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.
April 28, 2017 - Before Soldiers could complete live-fire training at Operation Cold Steel, they had to practice their skills at many of Fort McCoy's simulation facilities.
April 28, 2017 - Team members with Fort McCoy’s Virtual Battle Space 3 (VBS3) simulation facility played a direct role in training during the Operation Cold Steel exercise in March and April through use of the Mounted Machine Gun Trainer Plug-in Vehicle Crew Evaluator software program.