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Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, wants Soldiers and commands to stay accountable and prepared this hurricane season.
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Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, wants individual Soldiers to ensure they know the basics of their responsibilities by making education and skills training a priority.
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.
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Combat Support takes the lead
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. LaRanda M. Boone of Greenville, N.C., an operations NCO with the 207th Regional Support Group, moves through a patrol at the Advanced Warrior Tasks Lane Combat Support Tactical Exercise, Fort McCoy, Wis., Aug. 12, 2019. The lane tested Soldiers land navigation skills, ability to treat a casualty and evacuate the wounded. The 207th Regional Support Group, which processed units participating in the CSTX, projected almost 4,000 joint service members would attend its August phase, including Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine personnel. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gary A. Witte, 207th Regional Support Group)
Aug. 15, 2019 - Thousands of U.S. Reserve and National Guard troops faced pressure and hardship this summer at Fort McCoy, Wis., during the 2019 Combat Support Tactical Exercise. Joint service members from across North America toiled during 24-hour operations while dealing with the certainty of simulated attacks, the uncertainty of outcomes and the scrutiny of military evaluators.

Army Reserve observer coach/ trainers ready infantry Soldiers during Army Total Force exercise
Florida National Guard Soldiers fire at the enemy, from a rooftop building, during lanes training at eXportable Combat Training Capability 19-05 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. The Soldiers will continue their training next year at Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, Louisiana in preparation for overseas deployments or stateside mobilizations. 
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
Aug. 15, 2019 - Infantry Soldiers, assigned to the Florida National Guard, kneel in tall grass under the Friday night sky during eXportable Combat Training Capability 19-05. They stand by quietly waiting to move out during a phase of area security mission one into the mock city of Al Jaffa. Once ready, the Soldiers move towards their objective and carry out sensitive site exploitation, based on available intelligence information, and capture a high value target.

Army Reserve Soldier is honored at national pro fast pitch softball game
Maj. Rebecca Spohr, assigned to the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, throws in a ceremonial first pitch before the Chicago Bandits home game vs. the United States Specialty Sports Association Pride team at Parkway Bank Sports Complex, August 11, 2019, in Rosemont, Illinois. Spohr received an honor at the game throwing in a ceremonial first pitch. August battle assembly was the last BA for Spohr as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Michael Ariola)
Aug. 14, 2019 - U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Rebecca Spohr, was honored during pre-game activities before the start of the National Pro Fast-pitch League softball game between the Chicago Bandits and the United States Specialty Sports Association Pride at Parkway Bank Sports Complex, August 11, 2019, in Rosemont, Illinois.

We Are Here To Help
1st Lt. Lori Blakeway and Sgt. Cory Nottingham, 1972d Medical Detachment, stand for a photo at Erbil, Iraq, July 29, 2019. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Veronica McNabb)
Aug. 14, 2019 - Two Soldiers of the 1972d Medical Detachment run an operation that helps ensure warfighters are mentally fit and ready to face any challenge. Even though it's a small team, they make a lasting and significant impact.

Owasso soldier logs miles and memories in Iraq
Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 3 Melissa Barnes is the administration officer-in-charge at Erbil Air Base, Iraq.  When she's not tracking her morning mileage, she tracks reports for 3,600 Coalition military and civilian personnel.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kahlil Dash)
Aug. 14, 2019 - Minutes before the sun peaks over the Zagros mountains, the small group of runners gather up, discuss their workout plans, and set off for their morning run. It’s four hours before the start of the workday, but it won’t take long for temperatures to reach triple digits once the sun’s rays beat down on Erbil Air Base. Early starts are essential for runners who want to avoid being confined to the monotony of a treadmill.

Riggers are the Foundation for Every Parachute in the U.S. Army
Soldiers of the 861st Quartermaster Company, U.S. Army Reserve, operating in Qatar under the 77th Sustainment Brigade, have been preparing aerial drops for delivery across the U.S. Central Command area of operations. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. David Clemenko)
Aug. 13, 2019 - Behind every military aerial delivery is a highly skilled group that meticulously prepare the chutes and the packages that seem to fall effortlessly out of their military transports. They are called Riggers. Identified by their red “baseball” style hats, a U.S. Army rigger is a Soldier trained to pack, maintain, and repair parachutes. After WW2, the Army gave the Quartermaster Corps the mission of aerial delivery, including parachute rigging. Shortly after, a parachute rigger course was established at the U.S. Army Quartermaster School at Fort Lee, Virginia in 1951, and continues today.

Missouri Reserve Unit Changes Commanders
Brig. Gen. Doug Cherry (left), deputy commanding general, 76th Operational Response Command, passes the 209th Regional Support Command unit colors to Army Reserve Col. Paul V. Miller, commander, 209th RSG during a change of command ceremony at the unit headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 10.  Miller took command from Col. Christina Garamond, who has commanded the nearly 2400 personnel unit for the past two years.  (Official U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)
Aug. 13, 2019 - Army Reserve Soldiers of the 209th Regional Support Group, 76th Operational Response Command, officially welcomed a new commander here August 10, during a change of command ceremony held at the unit headquarters.

58th Transportation Battalion re-patching ceremony aligns under 94th Training Division
Col. Keith Barta, commander of the 2nd Brigade, 94th Training Division-Force Sustainment, speaks at the 58th Transportation Battalion's re-patching ceremony held at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, on June 21, 2019. Once part of the 3rd Chemical Brigade, the 58th TB is an Army Active Duty unit stationed at Fort Leonard Wood. The 58th TB now falls under the 2nd Brigade, 94th TD, under the 80th Training Command (TASS). (Photos by Maj. Ebony Gay, 94th Training Division-Force Sustainment, Public Affairs)
Aug. 12, 2019 - The 58th Transportation Battalion (Advanced Individual Training) became the 80th Training Command’s newest unit here June 21, 2019.

Battalion Earns 99% Qualification Rate Using Postal Match, EIC
Spc. Akin Noland, 345th MI BN A Co., inspects his zero target. Soldiers find this zero target made official in FY2016 provides a better approach and aim point.
Aug. 9, 2019 - Integrating new Army small arms doctrine with the Postal Match and Excellence In Competition Programs led to a large increase in Battalion-level qualification rates.

Hometown heroes train at McCrady
Spc. Richardo Lamoso, a 92W – Water Treatment Specialist with the 973rd Quartermaster Company from Ceiba, Puerto Rico, explains how the 1500 Tactical Water Purification System, or TWPS, uses reverse osmosis to create clean, safe water to drink from the murky lake water nearby. Lamoso and the TWPS were integral during the Sep. 2017 category 5 Hurricane Maria that devastated his home island. The 973rd Quartermaster “Water Dogs” used this system to produce about 1.5 million gallons of safe drinking water to the people of Puerto Rico.
Aug. 9, 2019 - Each summer McCrady Training Center receives hundreds of Reserve Soldiers who conduct annual training and real-world missions to ensure the Reserve fighting force is ready to step into mobilization roles alongside their active-duty counterparts. For one unit, logistical support is a walk in the park.

Recent conference at Fort McCoy shows Army Reserve Ambassadors' importance to readiness
88th Readiness Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. Jody J. Daniels spends time with US Army Reserve Ambassadors from the 19 states of the 88th RD, on August 3, 2019, at Fort McCoy, Wis.  The group discussed issues and the way ahead as the Ambassadors continue vital support to the 88th RD's updated mission. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Freese)
Aug. 9, 2019 - 88th Readiness Division U.S. Army Reserve Ambassadors from 19 states met on August 3, 2019, to discuss and plan a shift in focus as part of their support to the 88th RD's adjusted mission.  It's a way ahead that will take the 88th's USAR Ambassadors into the foreseeable future. 

Combined Change of Command and Change of Responsibility Ceremony Brings New Leadership to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional)
1st Sgt. Shéshé A. Lang, outgoing first sergeant Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 335th Signal Command (Theater)(Provisional), passes the colors to 1st Lt. Caroline C. Shaw, outgoing commander, HHC, 335th SC (T)(P) during a combined Change of Command and Change of Responsibility Ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, August 2, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Quinton Thompson)
Aug. 9, 2019 - After one year of serving as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional) commander and first sergeant, 1st Lt. Caroline C. Shaw and 1st Sgt. Shéshé A. Lang bid farewell during a combined change of command and change of responsibility ceremony held at the Camp Arifjan Theater. 

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