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Double Eagle - 12.19.2014 December 19, 2014 — COVER STORY: Pfc. William Thompson lands at Sicily Drop Zone during the 17th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), a U.S. Army Reserve operational command, Dec. 6, 2014 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Thompson serves in the 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. Thousands of paratroopers donated new, unwrapped toys to earn a seat for a jump and the chance to earn jump wings from one of six allied nations participating in this year’s event. (Photo by Timothy L. Hale/U.S. Army Reserve Command) MORE

Double Eagle - 12.19.2014 December 19, 2014 — COVER STORY: Pfc. William Thompson lands at Sicily Drop Zone during the 17th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), a U.S. Army Reserve operational command, Dec. 6, 2014 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Thompson serves in the 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. Thousands of paratroopers donated new, unwrapped toys to earn a seat for a jump and the chance to earn jump wings from one of six allied nations participating in this year’s event. (Photo by Timothy L. Hale/U.S. Army Reserve Command) MORE

ehind the scenes at Operation Toy Drop December 5, 2014 — Operation Toy Drop is the largest joint airborne operation in the world, bringing Army, Army Reserve, Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and partner nations together to raise toys for children in need during the holidays. MORE

Army Reserve General presides over final wreath laying ceremony November 26, 2014 — or the third consecutive year, Maj. Gen. David W. Puster, Commanding General of the Army Reserve’s 84th Training Command, Fort Knox, Ky., presided over a wreath laying ceremony Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville, Ky. The ceremony held here honored our 12th President Taylor. A General Officer must ensure that each former President like Taylor receive a wreath provided by the White House at his gravesite on their anniversary of their birth. MORE

Double Eagle - 11.03.2014 November 3, 2014 — COVER STORY: As the U.S. Army Reserve takes an introspective look at possible military technician and civilian personnel reductions, leaders must also figure out how to balance the force while maintaining readiness. The front page graphic has multiple meanings to reflect the present and the future. The left side of the Double Eagle is still standing representing readiness, the right side signifies pending cuts, the shadow fading into the distance represents the uncertain future, while the lighted front and surface reflections represent the present. (Graphic illustration by Timothy L. Hale/U.S. Army Reserve) MORE

US Army Reserve engineers field new mine clearing vehicle October 6, 2014 — The U.S. Army Reserve has fielded the first two M1271 Medium Flail Mine Clearing Vehicles, or MCV, with the 364th Engineer Platoon, located at Fort Smith, Arkansas. MORE

Paulie’s Posse October 5, 2014 — Staff Sgt. Paul and Jennifer Wetshtein lost their 6-year-old son, Paul “Paulie” Wetshtein, in a tragic accident in June 2014. Family and friends, to include their Army Reserve family, poured in the support. MORE

Double Eagle - 10.01.2014 October 1, 2014 — COVER STORY: Staff Sgt. Christopher Croslin, 95th Training Division (IET), U.S. Army Reserve, tackles the obstacle course during day 2 at the 2014 Army Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C. Croslin is one of two competitors from the 108th Training Command (IET) fighting for the title of Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton/108th Training Command) MORE

Chief of Army Reserve recognizes the 338th Military Intelligence Battalion September 19, 2014 — Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief of Army Reserve, commanding general U.S. Army Reserve Command, awarded soldiers of the 338th Military Intelligence Battalion the Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) Sept. 19, 2014, for their recent combat deployment to Afghanistan. To the men and women of the battalion, it meant more than just a ribbon to place on their unit colors. MORE

Double Eagle - 09.01.2014 September 1, 2014 — COVER STORY: In 2013, 57 Army Reserve Soldiers committed suicide, the highest number since 2009. The results of a panel review of each of the cases has been released to Army Suicide Awareness and Prevention managers at the U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C. The review gave them a better understanding of what caused these Soldiers to end their lives and paves the way ahead to prevent or reduce more tragic losses in the future. (Photo illustration by Timothy L. Hale/U.S. Army Reserve) MORE

7th CSC welcomes new commanding general July 26, 2014 — KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Soldiers, family members and friends gathered to bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Paul M. Benenati and welcome Brig. Gen. Arlan M. DeBlieck as the new commanding general of the 7th Civil Support Command and deputy commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command during a change of command ceremony on Daenner Kaserne, July 26. MORE

World War II Veteran is an inspiration to all June 5, 2014 — Sitting near a row of exercise machines at the Synergy Fitness Club here, this senior citizen wearing black nylon pants, a sweatshirt and a red baseball cap was not waiting for his grandchild to finish his or her workout at this fitness club on this Saturday afternoon. Instead, the 89-year old David Marshall was there to work out. Naturally, Marshall’s three-day workouts would inspire members of all ages. For those who know about World War II, he is even more inspiring. He served with the Army’s 84th Infantry Division withstanding bone-chilling winter weather and deep snow during one of the European Theater’s largest and bloodiest battles, the Battle of the Bulge. Marshall, a mortar man for Company M, 3rd Battalion, 334th Infantry Regiment, ensures every member knows he fought there. MORE

Fort Douglas celebrates Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 22, 2014 — Performers majestically swayed to the beat of Hawaiian music as they displayed their dancing talents at the Fort Douglas Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance hosted by the 807th Medical Command and 76th Operational Response Command, May 22. MORE

Army Reserve's 12th command sergeant major takes helm April 24, 2014 — Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas, Jr., will assume the duties as the top enlisted soldier for the U.S. Army Reserve in a Change of Responsibility ceremony at the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes at 2:00 pm, April 30. MORE

Army Reserve unit celebrates the Army Reserve’s birthday by giving back 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. MORE

Army Reserve Unit Receives Superior Unit Award during 106th Birthday of Army Reserve 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. MORE

Women continue to prove themselves in uniform March 25, 2014 — Women in U.S. Army have played a key role in the successes of this nation’s military, from the American Revolution to today’s overseas contingency operations. MORE

Army Reserve unit recipient of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award February 28, 2014 — The United States Army Reserve Legal Command’s 134th Legal Operations Detachment received the Reserve Family Readiness Award for 2013 during a ceremony held at the Pentagon on Feb. 28, 2014. MORE

Program highlights African-American storytelling February 5, 2014 — Bringing the African-American experience to life, Mitchell G. Capel captivated more than 100 military and civilian employees during a “brown bag” presentation hosted by the U.S. Army Reserve Command here, Feb. 5. MORE

Camp Arifjan celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 20, 2014 — Hundreds of people gathered at the Camp Arifjan theater Jan. 20 for a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday ceremony hosted by the Army Support Group Kuwait and the equal opportunity sections from the 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and the 1st Theater Sustainment Command. MORE