Very little conveys the health of an Army unit better than its Soldiers re-enlisting. In the last two years, more than a fifth of the troops at the 277th Engineer Company (Horizontal) have raised their right hands.
Capt. Nicholas Niedenthal was one of the officers selected for the Military Reserve Exchange Program last year and spent two weeks in Germany learning about the country's military.
This course, titled the Sapper Advanced Tactical Medical Course, is 18 days long and goes far beyond the standard Army medics training.
Army, Marine, Navy and Air Force members from the greater Chicago area came to the O'Hare Airport to salute the Snowball Express.