Sometimes Army Reserve Soldiers are in the right place at the right time to make a difference on the national strategic level. One Soldier, Maj. Chip Autry, who previously worked in ice cream and currently works at a pharmaceutical company, was just the sort of person needed by the recently completed operations to help speed along the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, speaks out against sexual assault and sexual harassment in our ranks. All of us must work together to create an environment of trust and respect.
Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, speaks out against extremism. Extremism is not welcome in our ranks and we must get back to the culture of dignity and respect so that we can be ready now, shaping tomorrow.
Pursuing excellence has always been the goal of Capt. Benjamin Spencer, an appellate attorney for the U.S. Army Reserve. Through his pursuit, he has become the first African-American dean for William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. Throughout his life, he has striven to do his best in whatever he does, from raising his children and loving his wife to serving his country in the U.S. Army Reserve. Spencer tells his story of how this pursuit has shaped his life.
African-Americans have defended the nation since the Revolutionary War and continue to serve the U.S. Army with great honor and distinction, building a legacy of courage and professionalism. This legacy inspired current and past generations and will continue to do so in the future.
In this episode of AR/60: The COVID- 19 vaccine is starting to arrive at Military Treatment Facilities. Right now, it is voluntary. First priority are USAR medical personnel on active duty supporting COVID-19 response operations, such as Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces (UAMTFs). Final priority is to other USAR units determined by the availability of vaccines and prevalent COVID risk factors. Please note that the vaccine is a two dose series. It is very important that you receive the vaccine from the same manufacturer for both doses and at the specified time, which will vary between manufacturers. All TPU Soldiers can receive the vaccine at any local Military Treatment Facility. The Army Reserve is working to partner with over 100 U.S. wide vaccinations facilities to make the vaccine as available as possible. Soldiers and Army Civilians will still need to wear masks even after receiving the vaccine until pandemic risk of COVID-19 is substantially reduced. Even if you have already had COVID-19, it’s still recommended to receive the vaccine because the duration of immunity is unknown. The vaccines use inactivated virus, parts of the virus or a gene from the virus. None of these can cause COVID-19.
This training video provides an overview of Service member rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and highlights Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) resources. It was developed and produced by SSgt. Treven Cannon of the Air National Guard I.G. Borwn Training and Education Center, in collaboration with the Tennessee ESGR Committee.
In the fight against COVID-19, it's not only important to choose the right mask but also to wear it properly. Cover both your mouth and your nose. You may be asymptomatic and infect others without knowing it. Your mask protects others. Their masks protect you. Take the fight seriously. Wear your mask.
Today's Army Reserve covers more than 20 time zones across five continents. Our people are the most important weapon system in accomplishing the mission, ensuring units are ready and capable to deliver victory. Our Soldiers are mentally tough, with a desire to serve their country now, and lead troops into the fight of tomorrow. In an every-changing landscape of both visible and invisible threats, we stand ready to defeat our enemies, anytime, anywhere. Modernization drives our ability to support operations in the multi-domain environment. We will mobilize rapidly with the right capabilities to win the future fight. America's Army Reserve is ready now, shaping tomorrow.
Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Take time to reach out to those affected and raise awareness of treatment services. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255; Text TALK to 741741.
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.
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Army Reserve Soldier Gets Back to Basics
Sgt. Veronica Ygarza of the 99th Readiness Division’s Soldier Readiness Improvement Program participates in the division's FY21 Best Warrior Competition Train-Up event Feb. 22-26 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The event will prepare Soldiers for the upcoming Combined Readiness Division BWC by improving their depth of knowledge and proficiency in military skills in a competitive tactical environment. Further, it promotes and sustains a culture of excellence, leadership, individual readiness and team-building within the command.
Feb. 26, 2021 - The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed Sgt. Veronica Ygarza down, but she is not going to let it stop her. Ygarza joined seven of her fellow Army Reserve Soldiers in the 99th Readiness Division’s FY21 Best Warrior...

Army Reserve Soldier Learns ABCs of Leadership
Spc. Kathleen Dougherty of the 99th Readiness Division's 78th Army Band, left, participates in the division's FY21 Best Warrior Competition Train-Up event Feb. 22-26 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The event will prepare Soldiers for the upcoming Combined Readiness Division BWC by improving their depth of knowledge and proficiency in military skills in a competitive tactical environment. Further, it promotes and sustains a culture of excellence, leadership, individual readiness and team-building within the command.
Feb. 25, 2021 - Spc. Kathleen Dougherty teaches music for a living, but from Feb. 22-26, the teacher became the student. Dougherty and seven of her fellow Army Reserve Soldiers took part in the 99th Readiness Division’s FY21 Best Warrior...

Army Reserve Soldier takes on Best Warrior Challenge
Spc. Karrimi Mihalek of the 88th Readiness Division's 220th Public Affairs Detachment participates in the 99th Readiness Division's FY21 Best Warrior Competition Train-Up event Feb. 22-26 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The event will prepare Soldiers for the upcoming Combined Readiness Division BWC by improving their depth of knowledge and proficiency in military skills in a competitive tactical environment. Further, it promotes and sustains a culture of excellence, leadership, individual readiness and team-building within the command.
Feb. 25, 2021 - Spc. Karrimi Mihalek likes a challenge – she recently moved from the National Guard to the Army Reserve, relocated to her home state of Michigan, and changed her Army job from fueler to public affairs specialist. Mihalek also...

Army Reserve Soldier overcomes adversity; makes fitness a way of life
Army Reserve Sgt. Demos Moore, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist assigned to the 377th Chemical Company, 485th Chemical Battalion, 76th Operational Response Command, poses for a photo in Richmond, Virginia, February 18. Moore, who once struggled with being overweight and out of shape has dedicated himself to physical fitness, losing more than forty-pounds in the past four months.
Feb. 25, 2021 - Two-years ago, overweight, out of shape and dealing with some tough personal life challenges, Army Reserve Sgt. Demos Moore, had reached his breaking point. The future of his Army career was looking bleak and his health was...

81st RD Commanding General Maj. Gen. Shawley visits Fort Buchanan as the garrison’s new senior commander
The week of January 10 – 15, 2021 marked the first visit of 81st Readiness Division Commanding General and Senior Commander of Fort Buchanan, P.R., Major General Jamelle C. Shawley to the military installation. Maj. Gen. Shawley participated in an office call with Fort Buchanan’s Command Group. (Grissel Rosa Public Affairs Officer)
Feb. 24, 2021 - The week of January 10–15, 2021 marked the first visit of 81st Readiness Division Commanding General and Senior Commander of Fort Buchanan Maj. Gen. Jamelle C. Shawley to the military installation...

103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) conducts convoy mounted preliminary marksmanship instructions
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Jonathan Houston, an infantryman with the 753rd Quartermaster Company, 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command,  listens to preliminary marksmanship instructions during Operation Cactus Gunnery, a training mission to train Army Reserve Soldiers on Integrated Weapons Systems and convoy operations, at Ft. McCoy, Wis., Nov. 12, 2020. The training conducted was vital for units who provided convoy support elements, as ensuring efficiency of these fundamental tasks helps prepare Soldiers for future convoy operations. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Maximilian Huth)
Feb. 24, 2021 - Soldiers were trained in cross vehicle communication, calling in air support and requesting a medical evacuation, all events that can occur when coming in contact with enemy forces. Using simulated gunner positions, they...

181st Multifunctional Training Brigade remembers one of its own
Family members pose next to a portrait of retired Sgt. Maj. Bobby E. King during after a memorial ceremony at Fort McCoy, Wis., Nov 13, 2020. Retired Sgt. Maj. King served 29 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve and passed away after fighting a long battle with cancer. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. True Thao)
Feb. 24, 2021 - Retired Sgt. Maj. Bobby E. King passed away after fighting a long battle with cancer. He served 29 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve. He is survived by his wife, Pam, son, Jeffrey, daughter, Kristin and two...

Reserve Personnel Action Centers are one-stop shops
Sergeant Gage Hinderscheid, 92Y 2nd Detachment, 411th Logistics Support

Battalion, Fort McCoy, gets some great administrative support from Moya Tyson, Lead Military Personnel Administrative Specialist at the Fort McCoy, Wis., Reserve Personnel Action Center.  In addition to this one at Fort McCoy, the 88th Readiness Division has 11 more RPACS at facilities throughout its 19-state footprint, spanning Ohio to Washington state.  The RPACs provide vital guidance and assistance to Army Reserve Soldiers in the maintenance of their career records.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Freese)
Feb. 24, 2021 - Like many Soldiers in the Army Reserve, you have direct interest in making sure your personnel records are up to date for an upcoming promotion board. The Military Personnel Administrative Specialists – or MPASs – at the 88th...

First Army Alvin C. York Academy prepares observer coach/trainers for their roles
After attending the First Army Alvin C. York Academy, First Army observer coach/trainers are ready to assist Reserve Component units as they prepare for deployment.
Feb. 24, 2021 - First Army’s mission to help reserve component Soldiers prep for deployment is given a boost by the First Army Alvin C. York Academy, where attendees learn more about performing the duties of an observer coach/trainer...

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