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Chief Warrant Officer 4 Phillip Brashear, command chief warrant officer of the 80th Training Command — son of Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Brashear, the first African-American Navy master diver — shares why Veterans Day is so important.
The month surrounding Veterans Day is a time to recognize the sacrifices families of American service members make and thank them for their continuous support. Army Reserve Family Programs ensures Soldiers and Family members are connected to resources within their community. Find out more at
This month, America's Army Reserve recognizes the contributions of Native American Soldiers, Veterans, Civilians and Family members.
Surrounded by thousands of racers, Lt. Col. Frederick Moss stood out at the Army Ten Miler. “I always get the question, ‘Why is this dummy running with this binder? He must be some staff guy that is all about his work.’ You know?” Moss joked, while discussing the annual race. Indeed, Moss is a staff officer. He works for senior leaders at the U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Yet, the binder is not his work. It’s his duty.
On this episode of AR/60: We're in New York where Army Reserve Soldiers trained in realistic simulations to enhance their emergency-response skills to better support first responders.
America's Army Reserve is the most capable, combat-ready and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the Nation. Learn all about our capabilities in the latest edition of At A Glance.
LTG Charles D Luckey talks about the incompatibility of extremist groups and service in America's Army Reserve. New version has direction for commanders--including holding Soldiers accountable.
Lt. Gen. Charles D Luckey is addressing the ACFT and clearing up some of the questions he has received from the field. Download the Double Eagle App to access resources for the ACFT:
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, gives his definition of the American way of life and explains how Soldiers in America's Army Reserve are committed to defending it.
If you're a Warrant Officer in America's Army Reserve, you need to get the Double Eagle App and follow the Warrant Officer channel. Find out more in this video.
The Double Eagle App is the latest resource for Soldiers, Family members, and Department of the Army Civilians to get up-to-date information about America's Army Reserve. Available now to download for Apple and Android devices.
Want to know more about the Army Reserve? America's Army Reserve: The most capable, combat-ready, and lethal Federal Reserve force in the history of the Nation.
Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare Soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to ample cost savings across the service. The six-event readiness assessment, called the Army Combat Fitness Test, is intended to replace the current three-event Army Physical Fitness Test, which has been around since 1980. Beginning October 2020, all Soldiers will be required to take the new gender- and age-neutral test. Before that, field testing set to begin this October will allow the Army to refine the test, with initial plans for up to 40,000 Soldiers from all three components to see it.
Suicides among our ranks affect not only families but also unit readiness and morale - directly hampering the capability, combat-readiness, and lethality of America's Army Reserve.
If you are interested in receiving an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and commissioning into the Army Reserve, the GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign covers 4 years of full tuition and fees or $10,000 for room and board at colleges and universities served by an Army ROTC program.
Army Reserve Soldiers reconnect with hometown on Veterans Day
Spc. Travis Camp, and Maj. William Gaefcke, 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, virtually participate in a Veterans Day assembly at Ladd Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade Consolidated School via teleconference Nov. 11, 2019 from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Gaefcke has been a law enforcement officer in Ladd, Illinois since 1999 and is currently the chief of police. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Jonathan Wiley)
Nov. 13, 2019 - In a patriotic town of only 1,300 people, with a mayor who served during the Vietnam War and a councilman who is prior Air Force, the service of a currently deployed major and specialist in the U.S. Army Reserve is well appreciated this Veterans Day.

Army Reserve leader in lockstep with Bronx veterans
Maj. Gen. Mark Palzer, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division and senior geographic commander for the northeast, joined fellow service members and veterans for the 35th Annual Bronx Veterans Day Parade Nov. 10. “We must ensure that the military continues to endure; we need to remain ready at all times,” said Palzer, who served tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq. “The key to military success is your continued support as a community, as a nation.” (U.S. Army Photo by Sal Ottaviano, 99th DIV(R))
Nov. 13, 2019 - The U.S. Army Reserve’s senior geographic commander for the northeast region joined in the 35th annual Bronx Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 10.

New Equipment Fielding Facility contributes to unit readiness
Bryan Witherow guides Jennifer Rippa as she operates a Kalmar Rough Terrain Container Handler, or RTCH, at the NEFF yard. (U.S. Army photo by Cheryl Phillips)
Nov. 13, 2019 - A possibly little-known 88th Readiness Division asset helps units achieve readiness by ensuring Soldiers receive new equipment and weapons and that they know how to operate that different equipment. The New Equipment Fielding Facility – or NEFF – here receives new equipment, facilitates training, prepares vehicles for installation of weapons platforms and facilitates the hand off of the equipment to Army Reserve units.

Army biomed techs train with General Electric to enhance medical readiness
Army Reserve Biomedical Equipment Specialists, Spc. Zhengyuan (Sebastian) Cao (front), and Spc. Edwin N. Garcia conduct analysis of diagnostic equipment at the GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha, Wis., on October 23, 2019.  The two are part of a US Army Reserve and GE Healthcare Externship program cohort currently in the first phase of intensive ten month regiment.  The program is designed to enhance the range of medical equipment they can install, maintain and trouble shoot.  The equipment is used in Army medical centers and medical sites in the field.   The extern Soldiers will take these skills back to their Army Reserve medical units and make a direct contribution to Army Reserve medical readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Freese)
Nov. 13, 2019 - An Army Reserve training with industry program enables Army Reserve biomedical equipment specialists to take 10 months of advanced training through the GE Healthcare Institute.

414th Civil Affairs Battalion Soldiers conduct Soldier readiness exercises
Soldiers from the 414th Civil Affairs Battalion attend a briefing providing training on various subjects, including the Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention  (SHARP) program, anti-terrorism training, and cybersecurity best practices at the Robert L. Poxon Army Reserve Center in Southfield, Michigan, Oct 19, 2019. These subjects are essential to maintaining a high level of individual and unit readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Robert Torres)
Nov. 12, 2019 - Soldiers with the 414th Civil Affairs Battalion conducted Soldier readiness exercises this weekend at the Robert L. Poxon Army Reserve Center. These exercises included weapon maintenance, an Army Physical Fitness Test, and mandatory briefings.

645th Regional Support Command Soldiers compete in Best Warrior Competition
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Oliver Mepham, from the 431st Quartermaster Company, right, receives a specialized dog tag from Sgt. Maj. Richard Hagar, with the 645th Regional Support Group, at the halfway point of the ruck march event at the 645th RSG's Best Warrior Competition at Fort Custer, Michigan, Nov. 6, 2019. These dog tags were used by the cadre to confirm all the competitors had made it through the entire course (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adam Parent)
Nov. 12, 2019 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 645th Regional Support Group came together to participate in a Best Warrior Competition.

Largest police force in DoD changes leadership
Maj. Gen. John F. Hussey, commanding general, 200th Military Police Command, passes the unit colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, the senior enlisted advisor for the 200th, during a change of command ceremony Nov. 1 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. After three years of leading the largest police force in the DoD, Maj. Gen. Marion Garcia handed the reigns to Hussey. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Audrey Hayes)
Nov. 12, 2019 - After three years of commanding the largest police force in the Department of Defense, Maj. Gen. Marion Garcia handed the reins of the 200th Military Police Command to Maj. Gen. John F. Hussey in a change of command ceremony Nov. 1 on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

PSYOP Worldwide provides sharing forum for leaders
Neil Heupel, left, president of the PSYOP Regimental Association, also a PSYOP and information operations strategic planner in USACAPOC(A)’s force development directorate, congratulates Maj. Joseph E. Begley, middle left, Headquarters, 7th PSYOP Group and Lt. Col. Aaron Clapsaddle, middle right, chief of training, for USACAPOC(A), after they received Major General Robert A. McClure Medallion during the Worldwide Psychological Operations Conference Nov. 7, 2019 on Fort Bragg, N.C. Maj. Gen. Darrell Guthrie, right, looks on.
Nov. 7, 2019 - United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) hosted this year’s Worldwide Psychological Operations Conference Nov. 7 at the command’s headquarters building.

EST, Postal Match Enforces Retention, Training
Soldiers from the 3-335th Training Support Battalion (85th Reserve Support Command)
Nov. 6, 2019 - Army Regulation directs all Soldiers to benefit from formal marksmanship events. Soldiers of the 3-335th Training Support Battalion "Blackhawks" (85th Reserve Support Command) used this training tool to enhance retention and boost training.

Communication and Collaboration Key Focuses during 94th Training Division’s Leadership Huddle
Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Simpson, 94th Training Division (Force Sustainment) senior enlisted leader, speaks to multiple senior noncommissioned officers during a Command Sergeant Major Leadership Huddle held in San Antonio, Texas, on September 26-29, 2019. The 94th TD resources and conducts specified military occupational specialty reclassification, NCO and officer educational and functional training.
Nov. 6, 2019 - Emails and telephone calls have become the standard for how leaders communicate with each other, but a better option for the 94th Training Division-Force Sustainment leadership was to bring together their key senior noncommissioned officers for a Command Sergeant Major Leadership Huddle held here on September 26-29, 2019.

Wood Pallet and Crate Recycling: Turning Waste to Energy
Nov. 6, 2019 - Excess wood pallets and crates stockpiled at a facility can be an eyesore, a safety hazard, a fire hazard, a safe harbor for unwanted pests, and even a storm water violation if the wood has been saturated with oils or other potential contaminants. What should be done if wood pallets/crates are becoming a problem at your facility?

Civil Affairs battalions looking up at a new chain of command
Soldiers of the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) and 1st Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Training Brigade run through lanes in a validation exercise Sept. 22, 2019 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The units partnered with First Army to help enable 1TB to be able to better validate all Army Reserve CA and PYSOP Soldiers prior to deployment in order to increase force multipliers in an ever-changing Army.
Nov. 1, 2019 - The 1st CA PO Training Brigade, headquartered at Fort Bragg, reorganized as of Oct. 1 to fall under the 350th Civil Affairs Command, headquartered in Pensacola, Fla. In so doing, the Brigade assumed command and control of the three civil affairs battalions that previously reported directly to the 350th CACOM.

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