Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels assumed the role of Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, on July 28, 2020, during a promotion and assumption of command ceremony on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Featured guests included Gen. James C. McConville, U.S. Army Chief of Staff; Lt. Gen Leopoldo Quintas, deputy commander of U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM); Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston; Maj. Gen A.C. Roper, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve; Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, command sergeant major, U.S. Army Reserve Command, and Maj. Gen (Ret.) Leslie Purser.
Army Reserve Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force members chronicle their experiences on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. These Soldiers use their medical knowledge to support hospitals in the hardest hit areas of the United States. For more information about COVID-19, UAMTFs and Army Reserve guidance, go to https://www.usar.army.mil/COVID19/. Special thanks to Capt. Paola Perez Hamilton, 1st Lt. Michael Dolan and 1st Lt. James Ennis. Video production by Spc. Maria Casneiro.
While America’s military men and women are the most resilient fighting force on Earth, we are not immune to physical, mental, and spiritual challenges. Through leadership, education and respect for one another, we can reduce or eliminate the stigma associated with seeking help for suicidal thoughts or feelings. To get help or for more info, visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or call 1-800-273-8255.
"You are relied upon to demonstrate what right looks like every day, in communities across the nation. ... This month, as we conduct a (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention) stand down across the entire Army Reserve, know that we are working together to drive a culture change that ensures every member of this team feels heard. ..."
This video describes the capabilities of the AREC and how the AREC contributes to an Army Service Component Command.
Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, U.S. Army Reserve Command, speaks about the changes and implementation of the new ACFT 2.0. The U.S. Army challenges all Soldiers to pass the ACFT at the gold standard. The ACFT will strengthen our fitness culture, reduce injuries, and increase Army readiness. COVID19 has had an enormous impact on our nation and on our Soldiers.
In this episode, Binson attempts to find and squash the "Bug" that might get his grandma sick. Binson is an energetic and lovable character who teaches children important lessons about COVID-19 and other issues through his playful exploration. Through such play, he finds the reasons for the guidelines that Army Reserve Families should follow. These short shows are intended for children of all ages.
Army Reserve Life takes a look into Soldiers balancing dual careers. Spc. Emily Graham, a stay-at-home Mom and 68T Animal Care Specialist originally joined the Army Reserve for stability and educational benefits. Being in the Army Reserve helped her achieve her personal and professional goals.
Take our survey to identify how you, Army Reserve Soldiers, Civilians, and Family Members, are currently receiving information from the Army Reserve. We will use this survey to pinpoint the types of information you would like to receive from the Army Reserve and to make improvements in the delivery method.
"We are a values based organization. So, when in doubt, look to our seven Army Values to be the guideposts, to be the road signs, to make sure we're on track. Racism is contrary to our Army Values. It's actually an insider threat, but it dwells within hearts, and it dwells within our ranks, and we must do everything we can to root it out and crush it."
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.
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.
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Partnerships and interoperability continue despite COVID-19 challenges
CAMP ARIFJAN, KUWAIT – Key leaders, (L to R) Kuwaiti Col. Dr. Raed Altajalli, liaison officer to Kuwait Ministry of Defense (KMOD), Col Simon Hamid, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, command surgeon, Command Sgt. Maj. George Luedtke, 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and Brig. Gen. Dianne Del Rosso, deputy commanding general, 1st TSC, 311th ESC, come together for a meeting on interoperability in medical cooperation between the U.S. and Kuwait at the Black Jack Conference Room in the Operational Command Post on July 20.  (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Manuel Quiros July 20, 2020)
July 31, 2020 - Leaders from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), 3rd Medical Command Forward and Kuwaiti Col. Dr. Raed Altajalli, liaison officer to Kuwait Ministry of Defense (KMOD) met to discuss future partnership opportunities at the Operational Command Post on July 20, 2020.

Military police unit fights COVID-19 and prepares for deployment
Pvt. Anthony Miller, a corrections specialist with the 327th Military Police Battalion fires an M240B Machine Gun  as Sgt. Ricky Delapena watches during a qualification range here in Camp Ripley, Minnesota.  Units are participating in the gunnery portion of the unit's validation for deployment.
July 31, 2020 - “The reason that they are smiling is because they are beating COVID-19 and training at the same time,” said Lt. Col. Timothy Tyler, the commander of the 327th Military Police Battalion as he glanced toward a bleacher where his Soldiers practiced social distancing while carrying their assigned weapons waiting to fire.

4960th Multifunctional Training Brigade conducts engineer course amid pandemic and hurricane
After receiving the demonstration, students in the Interior Plumbing Re-Class Course, work on the specific skill in their individual booths at the Vertical Skills Building at Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii July 28, 2020.
July 31, 2020 - The 4960th Multifunctional Training Brigade, a subordinate unit of the 9th Mission Support Command (MSC), headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, embodies its motto of “Train to Lead.” The school house continues to conduct quality courses, such as the Interior Plumbing Re-Class Course. Even during Hurricane Douglas’ approach to the Hawaiian Islands, the school continued to operate safely.

9th Mission Support Command physical therapist selected for Iron Majors award
Maj. Molly Vaughan and her husband, Chip, and boys Bradley, Chase and Declan.
July 31, 2020 - Maj. Molly Vaughan, a physical therapist from the 1984th United States Army Hospital – Pacific, has been selected for attendance to the 2020 AMEDD Iron Majors Week.

Headquarters Company 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade changes command
July 31, 2020 - Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade (CA BDE) conducted a change of command Tuesday, July 21st at Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii. Maj. Jessica Woodward assumed command from Maj. Sarkis Kitsinian, who was in command for the past 28 months.

1st Mission Support Command unit's annual training sprinkled with reality
The current COVID-19 conditions have not represented an obstacle to the Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve 432nd Transportation Company, since during the annual training, the unit has been successfully implementing specific mitigation measures that enable them to accomplish their mission, while avoiding spreading the pandemic. (Photo Credit: UPAR 432nd TC/ Released)
July 31, 2020 - Approximately a thousand Soldiers from different units within the Army Reserve 1st Mission Support Command, the largest federal U.S. Army command in the Caribbean, are performing their statutory Annual Training across the island, during the months of July and August, as the U.S. territory gets ready for the peak months of the hurricane season, and in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In pursuit of excellence: Army Reserve lawyer first Black dean of country’s oldest law school
Capt. Benjamin Spencer is a U.S. Army Reserve lawyer who works for the Government Appellate Division. He is the first African American Dean hired at William & Mary, working for the oldest law school in the country. Spencer graduated from Harvard Law School and joined the Army when he was almost 41 because he felt a calling to serve people and serve his nation. (Courtesy Photo)
July 31, 2020 - Capt. Benjamin Spencer is a U.S. Army Reserve lawyer who works for the Government Appellate Division. He is the first African American Dean hired at William & Mary, working for the oldest law school in the country.

U.S. Army Reserve units join U.S. Army North COVID-19 operations in Texas
Army Reserve Soldiers with the Army Reserve Medical Command's 7458th Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force left Nashville, Tenn., for San Antonio, Texas, to receive their mission assignments as part of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) support to the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency response to COVID-19.

The 7458th UAMTF is composed of 85 skilled medical professionals from around the nation that are prepared to assist Americans most in need.
July 29, 2020 - At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, three U.S. Army Reserve Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces deployed as part of the Department of Defense’s ongoing COVID-19 operations in Texas. U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, continues to oversee the military operation in support of federal efforts and the state.

One Mission, Many Faces: U.S. Army Sgt. Tasia Blair, Behavioral Health Technician, 327th Medical Detachment (Combat Operational Stress Control)
U.S. Army Sgt. Tasia Blair is a behavioral health technician with the 327th Medical Detachment (Combat Operational Stress Control). (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gary A. Witte, 207th Regional Support Group)
July 29, 2020 - My grandpa was in the Army. Before he passed away he had some really bad dementia and started thinking the family was the enemy and started being really combative with the family. It was hard to watch. I thought about Soldiers who are younger who aren't near death who are coming home with those same issues.

Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels assumes command of U.S. Army Reserve
Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels (right), the new commanding general and Chief of U.S. Army Reserve, recites the oath of office administered by Gen. James C. McConville, chief of staff of the Army, during her promotion, oath of office, and assumption of command ceremony at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, July 28, 2020. Key guests included Gen. James C. McConville, U.S. Army Chief of Staff; Lt. Gen Leopoldo Quintas, deputy commander of U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM); Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston; Maj. Gen A.C. Roper, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve, Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Reserve; and Maj. Gen (Ret.) Leslie Purser (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Edgar Valdez)
July 29, 2020 - Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels assumed duty as the Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, United States Army Reserve Command, in a ceremony held Tuesday at Marshall Hall on Fort Bragg.

311th ESC participates in 79th TSC Best “Top Squad” Warrior Competition
Soldiers from the 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), 2nd Lt. Dylan Dang, 155th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Pfc. Octavio Nolasco, 227th Inland Cargo Transportation Company, Command Sgt. Maj. Denise Lagana, 311th ESC command sergeant major, Spc. Gabriel Vasquez, 330th Transportation Battalion, Cpl. Daniel Hernandez, 693rd Quartermaster Company, and Pfc. Michael Rubio, 163rd Ordnance Company, traveled to Fort Hunter Liggett to participate in the 79th Theater Sustainment Command’s “Top Squad” Best Warrior Competition July 14-18.
July 28, 2020 - Led by Command Sgt. Maj. Denise Lagana, 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) command sergeant major, Soldiers from the 311th ESC traveled to Fort Hunter Liggett to participate in the 79th Theater Sustainment Command’s “Top Squad” Best Warrior Competition July 14-18.

Grounded in giving: Chaplains transport donated coffee at Camp Arifjan
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Randall Day, operations chaplain assigned to Area Support Group-Kuwait prepares to unload the trunk of his vehicle with boxes of donated coffee from Holy Joe's Cafe on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 22, 2020. Day helped to unload 850 boxes of coffee for distribution to future forward deploying Soldiers. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Khylee Woodford)
July 27, 2020 - U.S. Army Chaplains transported 850 boxes of donated coffee onto the grounds of Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

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U.S. ARMY RESERVE COVID-19 RESPONSE

U.S. Army Reserve COVID-19 Response

U.S. ARMY RESERVE GUIDANCE
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