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America's Army Reserve is in peak training season. Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, reminds Soldiers to maintain safety standards, discipline, and the expectations of field craft while honing skills essential to being part of the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the nation.
The month of May is a time to celebrate the rich history and traditions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and recognize their profound impact on the readiness and future of America's Army Reserve.
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.
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 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.
Do you have what it takes to complete the U.S. Army Reserve Warrior Fit Challenge? Find out more in this video from Command Sgt. Maj. Ted Copeland, the U.S. Army Reserve command sergeant major!
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.
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Dual Service: Montana Reserve unit Soldiers serve in police blues and Army greens
1st Lt. Jacob Ahmann, an intelligence officer with the 652nd Regional Support Group out of Helena, Montana, acts as a safety during the 652nd's M9 qualification May 15 on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Ahmann is one of nine Soldiers who work in law enforcement in the Army Reserve unit out of Helena, Montana. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Ryan C. Matson, 652nd Regional Support Group)
May 20, 2019 - Teamwork. Comradery. Adventure. A variety of missions, with no two days the same. These are the things that attracted 1st Lt. Jacob Ahmann, already a military veteran, to seek out a job in law enforcement. In the 652nd Regional Support Group, an Army Reserve unit out of Helena, Montana, with the mission of providing base operations support, Ahmann is far from alone when it comes to serving in police and military uniforms. Ahmann, an intelligence officer who previously served as the 652nd’s company commander, is one of nine other Soldiers who work in law enforcement as his civilian job.

Observe, Coach, Train
A Canadian Light Armored Vehicle moves into position while in a training exercise during Exercise Maple Resolve 19-01 on 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Det Wainwright, Alberta, Canada, Friday May 17, 2019. Maple Resolve is an annual brigade-level validation exercise for the Canadian Army's High Readiness Brigade and is designed to foster partnership among allied forces. (Photo by U.S Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Christopher Osburn)
May 20, 2019 - “They are about to begin,” muttered a figure atop a six-story building. Sgt. Zachary Wilks, a combat engineer with the 2/363rd Training Support Battalion from Mesa, Arizona was about to perform an aspect of his job, simulating casualties with Weapons Effects Simulations (WES) gear within a mock-up city, in support of Maple Resolve 19-01.

2019 Army Reserve Small Arms Championships
The 2019 USAR Small Arms Championships are designed to train the most lethal, capable, and combat ready Army Reserve Soldiers. Get on the Road to Awesome by attending this event as an individual or team. All Army Reserve Soldiers are invited.
May 18, 2019 - The 2019 Army Reserve Small Arms Championships will be held at Camp Atterbury, Ind. August 24-28. All Army Reserve Soldiers are invited to attend.

Soldiers and Civilians from across the country engage in ’Stand For Life’ suicide prevention training
Trainers and participants pause for a group photo during the close out of the 85th USARC’s ’Stand For Life’ suicide prevention training, May 6-10, 2019, at the 85th USARSC headquarters. The week-long training event provided suicide prevention program liaisons, from the command’s subordinate units, the opportunity to develop connections at the unit level and these connections will provide SPPLs with visibility, accountability, dialog and the support needed to break stigmas and identify authentic methods to successfully escort a Soldier to safety, away from suicidal ideations. Across the course of the training, numerous stories were shared from trainers and participants on how suicide impacted them but also shared and taught was how to be aware of those suffering from ideations and how to be there for those in need.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
May 17, 2019 - “The latest information that we have is that the suicide rate is going down,” said Stacey Feig, Psychological Health Program director at the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve. “That’s great news. However, the rate of suicidal ideation is still high, which means that we still have a lot of Soldiers who are hurting and who need some assistance in the immediate and in the long term, to be healthy and well as possible.”

Service Members Offer Behavioral Health Services on Camp Arifjan
Army Cpl. Andres Cruz, left, a behavioral health specialist and Capt. Tiffany Taylor, a behavioral health officer, both assigned to the 300th Special Troops Battalion, 300th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, staff a station and visit with Soldiers at the safety rodeo hosted by the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 300th Special Troops Battalion on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 7, 2019. This event serves to educate Soldiers on how to minimize and prevent accidents or injuries and to increase safety awareness. 

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Christopher Lindborg)
May 17, 2019 - Service members seeking help on Camp Arifjan are in good hands through a number of services offered by the 300th Special Troops Battalion, 300th Sustainment Brigade’s behavioral health team. 

U.S. Army Reserve Soldier reflects on family's service to the nation
United States Army Soldier Pvt. Ajani Desousa left, stands with his mother, retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Kenya Selmon, right, during his advanced individual training graduation at Fort Lee, Virginia, Feb. 2019. Kenya Selmon and Master Sgt. Robert Selmon met at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where they were both stationed with the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command. Pvt. Desousa recently enlisted in the active duty component of the U.S. Army, and is now stationed overseas. (Courtesy Photo)
May 17, 2019 - In 1988, as 17 year-old Robert Lee Selmon sat on his couch watching images flicker on the screen of his television; he began to wonder about how he could further challenge himself. The commercial that came on next offered him exactly what he was looking for.

U.S. Army Reserve Soldier reflects on how heritage has shaped her service
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Bichthuy Truong of the 804th Movement Control Team inside the unit's office space on May 10, 2019, 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Det Wainwright. Truong is a key part of her unit's operation and is being highlighted for Asian/Pacific-Islander Heritage Month.(Photo by U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Jermaine Jackson)
May 17, 2019 - An example of someone who personifies the Army values in addition to celebrating her Asian/Pacific-Islander heritage is U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Bichthuy Truong, a Vietnamese American and transportation management coordinator from the 804th Movement Control Team, based in Tacoma, Washington, who joined for tuition assistance among many other reasons.

Career ‘Citizen Soldier’ reflects on conviction in Omaha missing person case, 13 years later
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Eric Nordby currently serves as an Internal Affairs Investigator with the Omaha, Nebraska Police Department and serves as the command chief warrant officer for the 85th U. S. Army Reserve Support Command. He is a veteran law enforcement officer with 27 years of experience. Nordby grew up in rural north central Nebraska and studied pre-medicine before he joined the Army and started a career in law enforcement. Nordby worked on a missing person case in 2006, when he was a detective at the Omaha Police Department. The case involved a teenage girl named Jessica O'Grady who suddenly went missing after meeting with her boyfriend, Christopher Edwards, at his home on May 10, 2006. She had intended to tell him she was pregnant.  Nordby was assigned to the case and interviewed the suspect, Edwards. Through determination and cooperation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, Edwards was convicted of murder even though O'Grady's body was never found.
(Photo courtesy of Eric Nordby)
May 17, 2019 - On May 10, 2006 in the mid-western city of Omaha, Nebraska, a teenager named Jessica O’Grady went to her boyfriend’s home. The University of Nebraska student and waitress intended to tell him that she was pregnant, according to, then, Detective Eric Nordby, who is currently the Command Chief Warrant Officer for the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command. The following day she failed to show up for work.

4th ESC Soldiers support Vibrant Response
U.S Army Reserve Col. Gerald Tucker, the senior officer from the 4th Sustainment Command’s Operational Sustainment Team, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, briefs logistical support during Vibrant/Guardian Response 19 in Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. Vibrant/Guardian Response 19 is an annual exercise taking place from April 22 to May 22, 2019, at various locations in Indiana and Michigan. It is USNORTHCOM’s largest annual CBRN exercise and simulates a nuclear bomb detonation allowing U.S. Army units to train on disaster response and readiness. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Brandon R. Mace)
May 17, 2019 - Members of the U.S Army Reserve 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Operation Sustainment Team, based in San Antonio, Texas, participated in Vibrant and Guardian Response 19 from Apr. 26-May 16, 2019.

7th ILE Detachment educates future leaders
Maj. Gen. Todd B. McCaffrey, U.S. Africa Command chief of staff, gives the commencement speech during a U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officers Course Common Core graduation ceremony hosted by the 7th Intermediate Level Education Detachment, 7th Mission Support Command, in Grafenwoehr, Germany, May 17, 2019. The 7th ILE DET offers a unique year-long ILE common core curriculum designed for multi-component officers deployed or stationed overseas.
May 17, 2019 - GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Thirty-eight students from U.S. Army Europe, Central and Africa graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officers Course Common Core May 17, here, at the Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center.

ARMEDCOM’s best of best issued one final challenge
Fifteen Soldiers from Army Reserve Medical Command participated in the terrain fitness portion of the competition on the morning of April 16th, which included running a couple miles, low crawling long distances, push-ups, flutter kicks and other calisthenics. The Soldiers arrived on April 13th, prepared to compete in the command-level Best Warrior Competition for 2019 held April 13-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. The Best Warrior Competition recognizes Soldiers who demonstrate commitment to the Army values, embody the Warrior Ethos and represent the force of the future.
May 16, 2019 - Fifteen Soldiers arrived in Washington on a rare sunny afternoon, prepared to compete for the title of ‘Best’ as the enlisted or non-commissioned officer going forward to represent Army Reserve Medical Command at the U.S. Army Reserve Command level competition to be held at Fort Bragg, North Carolina June 23-28, 2019.

288th QM provides water for the force
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 288th Quartermaster Company, headquartered in Victoria, Texas, pack up water purification and distribution equipment on the final full day of Vibrant/Guardian Response 19 in Muscatatuck Urban Training Center May 14, 2019. Vibrant/Guardian Response 19 is an annual exercise taking place from April 22 to May 22, 2019, at various locations in Indiana and Michigan. It is USNORTHCOM’s largest annual CBRN exercise and simulates a nuclear bomb detonation allowing U.S. Army units to train on disaster response and readiness. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Brandon R. Mace)
May 16, 2019 - The U.S. Army Reserve 288th Quartermaster Company, based in Victoria, Texas, provided water purification and distribution for Vibrant and Guardian Response 19 from Apr. 26 – May 16, 2019.

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