The 459th Engineer Company lays a bridge under fire in April 2003,
                                                           in this official Army Reserve painting by Rick Reeves. The 459th's
                                                           story is one of the publications available for download below. 
The essential mission of the Office of Army Reserve History is to write the official history of the Army Reserve.  This history not only provides a comprehensive account of Army Reserve activities in peace and war, but also serves as an important tool in the on-going training of officers and noncommissioned officers in the profession of arms.  The Publications Section prepares and publishes historical monographs and special historical studies on topics and events of historical significance to the Army Reserve or the Army such as histories of units deployed in the Global War on Terrorism; prepares the Annual Army Reserve Historical Summary in accordance with Army regulations and guidelines; coordinates component-wide historical research and publication efforts, to include development of the Army Reserve Historical Publications Plan encompassing historical products of the Army Reserve community; conducts technical review and evaluation of all subordinate unit and installation annual histories and provides professional training for personnel assigned to perform historical duties at Army Reserve - North, Army Reserve - South and at subordinate commands.  
Army Reserve History Publications (click to download as PDF)
Due to the large file sizes, some of the above PDF files may take longer to open. If you are having trouble viewing the documents online, download the PDF to your computer. This can be done by right-clicking on the link and select "Save Target
As" or "Save Link As", select where to save file, and click “save”.
OCAR History
USARC Biannual History 2008-2009 
Forming the USARC: An Oral History
U.S. Army Reserve Command:  The First Years
U.S. Army Reserve Mobilization for the Korean War
The USAR in Operation Joint Endeavor, Vol I: Mobilization and Employment: Army Staff Perspective
The USAR in Operation Joint Endeavor, Vol II: Mobilization and Employment: Major Army Command Perspective
362nd Quartermaster Battalion in Operation Iraqi Freedom
USARC Annual Historical Summaries for 1993-2000
Army Reserve Annual Historical Summaries for 2001-2003
2004/2005 Biannual Army Reserve Historical Summary
Medal of Honor Recipients; The US Army Reserve in World War II
The Heritage of the Army Reserve DVD
To order print copies of any publications listed here, please use the Order Form.
Send Request to:
Headquarters, US Army Reserve Command
ATTN: AFRC-MHR (Mrs. Foster-King)
4710 Knox Street
Fort Bragg, NC 28310-5010
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