America's Army Reserve:  Capable, Combat-Ready, & Lethal
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, sends his message to the field about the Army Combat Fitness Test, the newest way the Army will evaluate the physical fitness and endurance of its Soldiers.

Lt. Gen. Luckey talks ACFT

Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, sends his message to the field about the Army Combat Fitness Test, the newest way the Army will evaluate the physical fitness and endurance of its Soldiers.
In today’s full-spectrum environment, America’s armed forces must be prepared to quickly respond to capable and sophisticated high-end threats, conduct sustained counter-terrorist operations and deter aggression in multiple regions of the world while simultaneously defending the homeland.

As the character of warfare becomes more complex, reserve forces that can survive and win on the battlefield are essential to the Army’s success in winning future wars. America’s Army Reserve is ensuring its ethos and culture are highly focused and able to deliver the most capable, combat-ready and lethal Federal Reserve Force in the history of the nation.

America's Army Reserve: Capable, Combat-Ready, and Lethal

In today’s full-spectrum environment, America’s armed forces must be prepared to quickly respond to capable and sophisticated high-end threats, conduct sustained counter-terrorist operations and deter aggression in multiple regions of the world while simultaneously defending the homeland. As the character of warfare becomes more complex, reserve forces that can survive and win on the battlefield are essential to the Army’s success in winning future wars. America’s Army Reserve is ensuring its ethos and culture are highly focused and able to deliver the most capable, combat-ready and lethal Federal Reserve Force in the history of the nation.
Same last name. Same MOS. Totally different generation. 

Spc. Dylan Cate carries an important connection with him through his service in the U.S. Army Reserve.

U.S. Army Reserve video by Sgt. Timothy Yao

#BehindTheUniform | Ep. 2: Connection

Same last name. Same MOS. Totally different generation. Spc. Dylan Cate carries an important connection with him through his service in the U.S. Army Reserve. U.S. Army Reserve video by Sgt. Timothy Yao
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers are getting some hands-on training with the Mk 19 grenade launcher at Pacific Steel. 

Check out the U.S. Army Reserve Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look at their training: https://bit.ly/2qVL0ad

Practice Makes Perfect at Pacific Steel

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers are getting some hands-on training with the Mk 19 grenade launcher at Pacific Steel. Check out the U.S. Army Reserve Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look at their training: https://bit.ly/2qVL0ad
#ArmyValues

 The Seven Core Army Values are what being a #USArmyReserve Soldier is all about. How do you live these values on and off the field?

 Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xUfj6

Army Values

#ArmyValues The Seven Core Army Values are what being a #USArmyReserve Soldier is all about. How do you live these values on and off the field? Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xUfj6
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers walk us through their roles and responsibilities at Operation Cold Steel III, currently underway at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

Proving mettle at Cold Steel III

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers walk us through their roles and responsibilities at Operation Cold Steel III, currently underway at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
U.S. Army Reserve Command Sergeant Major Ted Copeland informs soldiers of the approaching deadline to apply for the Blended Retirement System (BRS). Anyone not opted in by the deadline will by automatically locked into the legacy retirement system. December 31st, 2018 is the deadline.

For more information go to: 
myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/benefit-calculators/brs-comparison-calculator

Blended Retirement System (BRS) Opt-In

U.S. Army Reserve Command Sergeant Major Ted Copeland informs soldiers of the approaching deadline to apply for the Blended Retirement System (BRS). Anyone not opted in by the deadline will by automatically locked into the legacy retirement system. December 31st, 2018 is the deadline. For more information go to: myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/benefit-calculators/brs-comparison-calculator
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Army Reserve Soldier helped save lives during Pittsburgh synagogue shootings
Sgt. Michael Smidga posts in a photo during Army Reserve training. Smidga was among the police officers who responded to the Oct. 27 Pittsburgh synagogue shootings in which 11 people were killed.
Dec. 6, 2018 - An Army Reserve Soldier in his civilian capacity was among the police officers who responded to the Oct. 27 Pittsburgh synagogue shootings in which 11 people were killed.

Japanese leadership express interest in enhancing strategic partnership with U.S. forces in Horn of Africa
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Col. Masatoshi Tanso briefs U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kenneth Kim, commander of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, Mattydale, New York, during a key leadership engagement at Japan Self-Defense Force Base, Djibouti, Nov. 21, 2018. Japanese and U.S. leadership met to discuss ways to build relationships across the Combined Joint Operations Area. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Olivia Cobiskey)
Dec. 6, 2018 - “The CJTF-HOA mission is to prevent conflict, promote regional stability and forge partnerships between participating nations,” said Lt. Col. Kenneth Kim, commander of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, an Army Reserve unit from Mattydale, New York. “The ability to work together in a dynamic environment directly strengthens security throughout East Africa.”

Joint Task Group-Saipan begins redeployment of forces
Saipan Mayor David Apatang thanks Soldiers with the 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, currently assigned to Joint Task Group-Saipan, Task Force-West, for the work they did to support Super Typhoon Yutu recover efforts, Nov. 29, 2018. After Super Typhoon Yutu hit the islands of Saipan and Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Oct. 24, several federal agencies immediately began a coordinated disaster response effort, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Defense and local government, to help the people of these islands recover. DOD forces used in the initial typhoon response have begun redeploying at the direction of FEMA, based on the needs of the local government.
Dec. 6, 2018 - Service members supporting recovery efforts caused by one of the worst storm systems to ever hit U.S. soil since the 1930s began redeploying back home, Nov. 28-29.

316th ESC Soldiers learn what it takes to be lethal
Soldiers in the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command prepare to hit the range and qualify on weapons they are now using with increased frequency over that past year thanks to Operation Cold Steel. Operation Cold Steel is a U.S. Army Reserve series of mounted and ground crew-served weapons qualification events to improve U.S. Army Reserve readiness and lethality.
Dec. 6, 2018 - The thunderous sounds of large caliber automatic weapons, stern commands from the tower and assertive responses from the truck crew flew through the air nearly as quickly as the rounds headed downrange during Operation Cold Steel III at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. this November.

SFC Horner Dominates Fort Benning Multi-Gun Challenge
Dec. 4, 2018 - Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Horner of the Army Reserve Marksmanship Program and SIG SAUER Professional Shooting Team wins the 2018 Fort Benning Multi-Gun Challenge.

88th Readiness Division Welcomes New Commanding General
Maj. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, commanding general, 88th Readiness Division, greets Soldiers in a welcoming reception line after the change of command ceremony symbolizing her upcoming assumption of command at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, December 1, 2018.
Dec. 4, 2018 - Major General Jody J. Daniels took the helm of the 88th Readiness Division when she accepted the unit colors from Maj. Gen. Scottie D. Carpenter during a change of command ceremony at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Dec. 1, 2018.

Operation Toy Drop begins with familiarization jump
German Airborne Jump Masters train with their U.S. Army counterparts Nov. 27, 2018 at Fort Bragg, N.C., in preparation for U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command's 21st annual Operation Toy Drop. Operation Toy Drop is a combined airborne training event comprising airborne paratroopers from 14 partner nations. Each year, participating units and observers contribute toys that are distributed to various North Carolina charities.
Nov. 29, 2018 - About 260 jumpmasters from 14 partner nations landed on Fort Bragg’s Drop Zone Sicily, officially commencing the 21st annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop Wednesday. These jumpmasters will lead the anticipated 3,000 paratroopers who will jump Friday and Saturday.

Army Reserve Soldiers forge Pacific Steel
Sgt. Kenny Tabula, 411th Engineer Battalion, fires his MK 19 grenade launcher while safety officers, Sgt. Angelyn Cayton and Sgt. Valentino Sigrah provide guidance at Schofield Barracks during Operation Pacific Steel on Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Edwin T. Basa)
Nov. 27, 2018 - The 9th Mission Support Command is conducting its first-ever Operation Pacific Steel involving Soldiers from around the Pacific at Schofield Barracks from Oct. 3 through Dec. 5. The purpose of this exercise is for Soldiers to train on crew-served weapons and pass down their knowledge to their units, as well as serving as a prerequisite to attend Operation Cold Steel.

Army Reserve Soldiers attend German National Day of Remembrance event
Retired Air Force Staff Sgt. G. Paul Knapp, plays his bugle during the German National Day of Remembrance ceremony at the Fort Douglas Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah November 18.  The annual event has been held since 1977 and pays tribute to the 41 German prisoners of war who are buried at the cemetery.  This year’s ceremony featured keynote speakers, a wreath laying ceremony and special music and singing from the German Chorus Harmonie.  Knapp has played at every German National Day of Remembrance ceremony for the past 30 years. (Official U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell )
Nov. 27, 2018 - Despite frigid early morning temperatures, more than 100 people from the local German-American community along with Army Reserve Soldiers from the 76th Operational Response Command gathered amongst rows of gravestones, granite markers, and statues to witness and honor the German National Day of Remembrance (Volkstrauertag) here Nov. 18.

President Garfield revered and remembered
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Joseph Burton gives the invocation for the President James A. Garfield wreath laying ceremony in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, November 17, 2018. U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Rachel S. Grothe
Nov. 26, 2018 - Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Reinert served as the official representative for President Donald J. Trump during the wreath laying ceremony in Cleveland Heights on November 17, 2018, honoring the life and accomplishments of President James A. Garfield, born 187 years ago.

ARMEDCOM answers the call for medical readiness
Army Reserve Medical Command Soldiers with the 7250th Medical Support Unit, from Alexandria, Virginia, provide medical care for Sgt. Maj. Susan Rivera and her fellow Soldiers as part of Operation Capital Medic.

Operation Capital Medic, an initiative to maintain Soldier’s individual medical readiness, is hosted in partnership between Army Reserve Medical Command personnel and the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.   The initiative has assisted more than 1500 Soldiers to become medically deployable since August of 2017.
Nov. 26, 2018 - One of the challenges the Army Reserve faces as an essential force-provider is increasing both individual and unit readiness in order to be able to rapidly deploy when the Nation calls. Medical readiness is an essential piece to each Soldier's deployability, and remains a top priority within the Army Reserve.

Route clearance unit gets new components for life-saving mine detection vehicles
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 305th Engineer Company (Route Clearance), Camp Pendleton, Calif., train on the new Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS), recently upgraded on their Husky MK III vehicles, November 15, 2018, at Ft. Irwin, Calif. Instructors from CACI's fielding team provide training to the Soldiers on the new system (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Proseus/416th TEC).
Nov. 26, 2018 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 305th Engineer Company (Clearance) are tasked with travelling supply routes looking for deadly improvised explosive devices (IED), and other explosive threats. The 305th recently received updated components for their Husky Mounted Detection Systems (HMDS). The new components allow the soldiers to better see explosive threats buried in the ground.

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