America's Army Reserve:  Capable, Combat-Ready, & Lethal
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Vancamp Popese, 100th Battalion, talks about what service means to him and about his family's legacy of service. Also interviewed is his father, Popese Popese Jr., who talks about life in the military and why he served for his family.
U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Gavin Tsuda, 25th Infantry Division, talks about life in the 100th Battalion and his family’s connections to it. His uncle, Rikio Tsuda, 442nd Infantry Regiment, recalls his service during World War II.
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers walk us through their roles and responsibilities at Operation Cold Steel III, currently underway at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
The life of Army Reserve Soldier, Sgt. Ammie Acosta, in 30-seconds or less. What can serving part-time in the Army Reserve -- at least one weekend a month, two weeks a year -- mean for YOU? Find out at www.goarmyreserve.com
This month, America's Army Reserve recognizes the contributions of Native American Soldiers, Veterans, civilians and Family members.
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.
U.S. Army Reserve Command Sergeant Major Ted Copeland informs soldiers of the approaching deadline to apply for the Blended Retirement System (BRS). Anyone not opted in by the deadline will by automatically locked into the legacy retirement system. December 31st, 2018 is the deadline. For more information go to: myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/benefit-calculators/brs-comparison-calculator
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey calls on U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers to "know what right looks like," hold themselves and each other accountable, and focus on the fundamentals of Fieldcraft.
LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
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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Army Reserve general rallies with veterans at corporate event
Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, delivers praise to the companies supporting military veterans during the T-Mobile Veterans Day breakfast Nov. 11 in Manhattan. The event was one of dozens of engagements held throughout the city as part of the U.S. Army’s Meet Your Army Week.
Nov. 16, 2018 - Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, delivered praise to the companies supporting military veterans during the T-Mobile Veterans Day breakfast here Nov. 11.

Army Reserve Soldiers help fellow Soldiers with home cleanup
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Cristin Duenas Jr., a Soldier with 302nd Quartermaster Company, 9th Mission Support Command, currently assigned to Joint Task Force Group-Saipan in support of Super Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts, uses a chainsaw to clear a fallen tree at a fellow Soldier’s home while off-duty, Nov. 13, 2018, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and other units from within U.S. Indo-Pacific Command assigned to Task Force-West are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI’s civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts
Nov. 16, 2018 - SAIPAN, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands – While many residents of the CNMI took to the voting lines on Nov. 13, Army Reserve Soldiers currently assigned to Joint Task Group-Saipan, Task Force-West, were on a mission of their own.

Local Chicago-land high school honors its veterans
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Kris. A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th Support Command, gives remarks during the Elk Grove High School Veterans Day ceremony, Nov. 9, 2018. Belanger was the keynote speaker for the event and attended with veterans from each of the service branches to include World War II veteran, Al Mampre, who served with the famed 101st Airborne Division’s Easy Company, 506th Infantry Regiment. Mampre’s unit story was featured on the mini-series “Band of Brothers”. Belanger also participated in a panel discussion with veterans sharing their stories and answering questions from the students about service. More than 2,000 students, faculty, veterans, and local community members attended the 5-hour event. 

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
Nov. 15, 2018 - Students, military veterans and distinguished guests filled the cafeteria at Elk Grove High School on Friday, November 9th, to share in a breakfast buffet, provided by culinary art students, before the start of a Veterans Day ceremony titled The “Nation” Honoring Heroes, Past and Present.

Aponte is new command executive officer at 1st Mission Support Command
The United States Army Reserve Command announced, Nov. 13 that Julio Aponte has been selected as the new command executive officer at the 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, with headquarters at Fort Buchanan. The Command Executive Officer position is the senior federal civilian employee in the U.S. Army in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. (Photo Credit: Spc. Juan Jose Robles Diaz)
Nov. 14, 2018 - The United States Army Reserve Command announced, Nov. 13 that Julio Aponte has been selected as the new command executive officer at the 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, with headquarters at Fort Buchanan.

Fort Lee’s 94th Division commanding general retires, unit welcomes new commander
Brig. Gen. Stephen Iacovelli, 94th Training Division- Force Sustainment incoming commanding general passes the unit guidon to Command Sgt. Maj. Sharon Campbell, 94th TD-FS command sergeant major, as he inherits command of the division during the unit’s Change of Command ceremony during the unit’s ceremony held at the Fort Lee’s McLaughlin Fitness Center at Fort Lee, VA on Aug. 5, 2018. Brig. Hector Lopez served as the 94th TD-FS commanding general for two years upon his relinquishment of command to Iacovelli. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Ebony Gay, 94th TD-FS Public Affairs Office)
Nov. 14, 2018 - The 94th Training Division-Force Sustainment, a down-trace unit of the 80th Training Command (The Army School System), gathered at Fort Lee’s McLaughlin Fitness Center to bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Hector Lopez and welcome Brig. Gen. Stephen Iacovelli as the new division commander on Aug. 5, 2018, during the unit’s change of command ceremony.

Army Reserve leader welcomes new Soldiers at 9/11 Memorial
Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, delivers remarks Nov. 7 during a Salute to Service ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan. Kok delivered the Oath of Enlistment and served as keynote speaker during the event, which was one of dozens of engagements held throughout the city as part of the U.S. Army’s Meet Your Army Week.
Nov. 13, 2018 - The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division paid tribute to veterans Nov. 7 during a Salute to Service ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum here.

Army Reserve leader helps build bikes for military children
The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division joined pharmaceutical company Pfizer and the USO of Metropolitan New York Nov. 8 to build bicycles for military children at Pfizer World Headquarters in Manhattan. Pictured are (from left): Ilana Barishman, marketing director for Pfizer; Capt. Jason Morgan, outgoing aide-de-camp, 99th DIV(R); Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, 99th DIV(R) commanding general; and P.J. Lim, immigration paralegal for Pfizer.
Nov. 13, 2018 - The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division joined pharmaceutical company Pfizer and the USO of Metropolitan New York Nov. 8 to build bicycles for military children at Pfizer World Headquarters here.

Lt. Gen. Luckey among senior leaders mentoring future force
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general of U.S. Army Reserve Command, and ROTC cadets, who commissioned into the Army Reserve, pose for a portrait after a development conference for ROTC cadets at Howard University, Washington, Nov. 7, 2018. The conference included cadets from 22 universities and 10 senior leaders from the U.S. Army. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Audrey Hayes)
Nov. 12, 2018 - Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, joined nine other general officers at Howard University, in Washington, to mentor future leaders of America’s Army during a discussion panel Nov. 7.

Army Reserve encourages communities to bag the bag on America Recycles Day
Americans consume 100 billion single use plastic bags every year, but less than five percent of these bags are recycled. The United States Army Reserve is encouraging Soldiers, Civilians and Families to reduce their use of plastic bags and recycle them properly to help ensure clean, efficient, mission-ready facilities.
Nov. 7, 2018 - On November 15, America Recycles Day, the United States Army Reserve will reinforce its commitment to recycling.

Soldier Readiness paramount for Army Reserve Soldiers in Pacific Theater
A U.S. Army Soldier receives a vaccination during a Soldier readiness processing event. (Courtesy photo)
Nov. 7, 2018 - The Defense Department has a higher expectation of deployability by its forces, said Defense Secretary James N. Mattis in February, according to the U.S. Department of Defense’s website. With that in mind, the Army Reserve’s 9th Mission Support Command conducted one of the largest Soldier readiness processing events in the Army Reserve at the United States Army Reserve Daniel K. Inouye Complex Nov. 2 - 3.

210th RSG Soldiers deliver goods, services to Child Crisis Center of El Paso
Army Reserve Soldiers from the 210th Regional Support Group, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico – Mobilization and Deployment Brigade/Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, deliver a robust donation of diapers, baby wipes and other child care goods for the Child Crisis Center of El Paso, Nov. 1, 2018. As the predominant entity of the Fort Bliss Mobilization and Deployment Brigade/Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, the 210th RSG pooled their resources to raise 1,978 diapers and 5,940 baby wipes as part of the unit’s community outreach initiative in tandem with the Child Crisis Center of El Paso. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Christopher A. Hernandez, Mobilization and Deployment Brigade/DPTMS Fort Bliss)
Nov. 7, 2018 - Army Reserve Soldiers of the 210th Regional Support Group, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, donated a hefty sum of diapers, baby wipes, and miscellaneous child care goods to the Child Crisis Center of El Paso, Nov. 1, 2018.

962nd Quartermaster Company upholds dignity, reverence and respect in Afghanistan
Mortuary affairs specialists from the 962nd Quartermaster Company, attached to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, conduct a capabilities demonstration to showcase the importance and dedication it takes to prepare and place a flag over the transfer case for fallen service members on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 31, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sergeant Caitlyn Byrne)
Nov. 7, 2018 - Soldiers from the 962nd Quartermaster Company (Mortuary Affairs), out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii, arguably have one of the hardest jobs in the Army. They arrived in Afghanistan from all parts of the Pacific: Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, and Hawaii, and they are here for one purpose. The U.S. Army Reserve unit, under the 9th Mission Support Command, is responsible for receiving, processing, safeguarding and transporting the remains and accompanying personal effects of U.S. and Coalition fallen service members, contractors, and civilians throughout Afghanistan.

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