America's Army Reserve:  Capable, Combat-Ready, & Lethal
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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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Soldiers from “Phantom Battalion” train with their commanding general during battle assembly
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, left, commanding general of the 85th United States Army Reserve Support Command, prepares for driver’s training during the 2-360th Training Support Battalion’s weekend battle assembly training at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, Nov. 16, 2018. Belanger attended the battalion’s BA to participate in their training events, and to also show support for Soldiers and familiarize herself more with their concerns and successes.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
Nov. 19, 2018 - Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the 85th United States Army Reserve Support Command, visited with her Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 2-360th Training Support “Phantom Battalion” during a four-day battle assembly weekend training, November 15 -18, 2018.

U.S. Army and the nation's educators continue partnership for leadership symposium
U.S. Army Soldiers answer speak on the next generation of Soldiers and leaders, and discuss their personal Army stories to educators, principals and counselors during the 2018 U.S. Army Leadership Symposium held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, November 7-9, 2018. The symposium, hosted by Army Marketing & Research Group, was held with organizations that the U.S. Army formed partnerships with, beginning in 2013: The National Association of Secondary School Principals and the American School Counselor Association. The purpose of the symposium was to create a collaboration between the organizations, and gain insights and priorities of each organization. A goal of the symposium was to increase awareness of Army careers, training and education opportunities, with a focus on leadership, that educators may not be aware exist. Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the 85th United States Army Reserve Support Command, was amongst one of the Army senior leaders that participated in the event to provide insight and personal Army stories to educators and staff.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
Nov. 19, 2018 - “We share a common belief that we can build a future only with effective, well trained leaders to guide us there,” said Dr. Christine Handy, President of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. “The education community and education policy makers are finally coming around to see what the Armed Services have understood for generations, leadership matters.”

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.

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