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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.
The competitors met every challenge — from the new ACFT to a 12-mile ruck march to range skills testing — to vie for the top NCO and top Soldier spots in the U.S. Army Reserve in this year's command Best Warrior Competition. The 2019 winners are Sgt. Joshua Smith representing the 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training), winning NCO, and Spc. Collin George with the 102nd Military Police Company, 200th Military Police Command, winning Soldier. They will represent America’s Army Reserve at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this year at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. Take a look back at the competition at https://www.usar.army.mil/ARBWC/
Congratulations to our winners: Sgt. Joshua Smith representing the 108th Training Command (IET) is NCO of the Year and Spc. Collin George with the 102nd Military Police Company, 200th Military Police Command, is the Soldier of the Year.
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, reminds Soldiers to be aware of what they can and cannot do politically: "Make sure you understand the difference between your rights as a citizen and your responsibilities as a Soldier."
The Double Eagle App is the latest resource for Soldiers, Family members, and Department of the Army Civilians to get up-to-date information about America's Army Reserve. Available now to download for Apple and Android devices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) conducts Farewell Ceremony before Middle East Deployment
Members of the Mission Support Element set up the reception area at the farewell ceremony for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) July 7.
July 18, 2019 - Hundreds gathered to bid farewell to 250 Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) at a farewell ceremony held at the Lincoln High School Roundhouse July 7, 2019.

The 244th CAB helps mentor Iraqi Pilots
ERBIL, Iraq - An Italian Army crewmember looks out an NH-90 helicopter as it flies alongside an American UH-60 helicopter during a multinational flight movement near Erbil, Iraq, May 31, 2019.  The aircrafts’ primary missions are air movements and personnel recovery. Conducting multinational missions expands the Coalition lift capabilities, allowing the Coalition to circulate more passengers and cargo to sustain the fight. The Coalition remains united and determined in its mission to degrade and defeat Daesh, and continues to work with allies and partners to implement stabilization efforts (Photo by Task Force Griffon).
July 18, 2019 - U.S. Army Lt. Col. Natalie Nevins, 244th Combat Aviation Brigade Command Flight Surgeon, Task Force Warhawk, and her medical team traveled to the Iraqi Taji Airbase, Amber Zone, to mentor helicopter pilots from the Iraqi Army Aviation Squadron 55 unit, and demonstrate combat lifesaver and first aid skills June 17-20, 2019.

Seabees, Soldiers Join Forces During Integrated Training Exercise
FORT MCCOY, Wisc. (June 9, 2019) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 25 and Soldiers assigned to the Army's 372nd Engineer Brigade (372nd EN BDE) ride in humvees to the shooting ranges at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. The Seabees and Soldiers joined forces during a two-week exercise to practice integrated operations and train in a joint environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ted Biagioni/Released)
July 18, 2019 - Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 25 recently utilized the Engineering Professional Exchange Program (EPEP) to create a new training opportunity from June 1-14 for both the U.S. Army Reserve's 372nd Engineer Brigade and the Seabees of NMCB 25 at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. 

Army Reserve Division welcomes new commander at Fort Benning
Brig. Gen. Tony Wright accepts the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) colors from his new commander, Maj. Gen. Kate Leahy, commander of the 108th Training Command (IET), during a Change of Command Ceremony on July 13 at the National Infantry Museum. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Spc. Robert West)
July 17, 2019 - Family, friends and Soldiers from the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) welcomed their new commanding general, Brig. Gen. Tony Wright, and bid a fond farewell to their out-going commander, Brig. Gen. Miles A. Davis, during a Change of Command Ceremony on July 13, 2019, at the National Infantry Museum’s Inouye Field.

Military medical might: Healthy Cortland IRT in full swing
Sgt. Dawn Torrisi, an Army reservist from the 422nd Medical Detachment MDVS, Rockville, MD, relaxes a canine patient before surgery. This year’s Healthy Cortland & Greater Chenango Cares FY19 IRT mission is led by the Colorado Air National Guard, and is comprised of Advice Duty Air Force, Army, Navy, Reserves and National Guard troops working alongside our local community partners to bring health care and veterinary services to the underserved communities of Cortland and Chenango counties in New York. The training and readiness requirements being accomplished on this mission are mutually beneficial and provide extraordinary opportunity for the military members to give back to the local communities through no-cost medical care.   (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Technical Sgt. Brian K. Ford)
July 17, 2019 - After only a day-and-a-half of care, members of the Healthy Cortland Innovative Readiness Training saw 292 patients and even more smiles thanks to their efforts in Homer, NY, July 11. The 9-day event is part of the larger Healthy Cortland and Greater Chenango Cares Innovative Readiness Training, which is a Department of Defense military training mission, exclusive to the United States and its territories, that delivers joint training opportunities to increase deployment and emergency readiness.

Fort Dix Army engineers expand skills at Beyond the Horizon
U.S. Army Reserve Pvt. Zakiya Magid, a supply specialist from Bronx, New York, with the 358th Engineer Company, prepares mortar for a cinder block wall during the construction of a medical clinic June 21 in Tojocaz, Guatemala. The 358th Engineer Co. brought a diverse team including U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from Haiti, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Ghana and throughout Pennsylvania to work with Guatemalan partners to build a medical clinic for the people of Tojocaz. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Ryan Matson, 652nd Regional Support Group)
July 17, 2019 - The 990th Engineer Company, Fort Dix, N.J. is fresh off a deployment to the Middle East and now faces a different kind of mission — building a trade school in remote Central America as part of the partnership for joint exercise Beyond the Horizon. The exercise is a chance for more than 1,200 Service members from the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard to work and train intimately on combat support roles like building structures and providing medical services alongside Guatemalan counterparts.

Army Reserve Soldiers hone warrior skills; prepare for upcoming exercise
A group of Army Reserve Soldiers from the 371st Chemical Company, 457th Chemical Battalion, 415th Chemical Brigade, 76th Operational Response Command, based out of Greenwood, South Carolina, practice strapping down a “patient” to a litter during Combat Lifesaver (CLS) training at Camp McCrady, South Carolina June 16. More than 70 Army Reserve Soldiers from the unit are spending a few days at Camp McCrady, South Carolina conducting a variety of individual and unit training in preparation for an upcoming Combat Simulated Training Exercise (CSTX) later this month. (Official U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)
July 17, 2019 - More than 70 Army Reserve Soldiers are spending a few days here conducting a variety of individual and unit training in preparation for an upcoming Combat Simulated Training Exercise (CSTX) .

The Quandary on Centralized versus Decentralized Support
Senior U.S. Army Reserve leaders from across the country met to discuss ways to collaborate to enhance readiness. The meeting known as an Effects Coordination Board is an effort to collaborate at the general officer level to meet readiness objectives in the southeast region. The board allows Training Divisions, Readiness Divisions, and the Geographic and Functional Commands to come together to look at common training and admin tasks that can be centralized to subject matter experts to increase training time and efficiency.
July 17, 2019 - Maj. Gen. Peter A. Bosse, commander of the 335th Signal Command (Theater) and Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones, commander of the 81st Readiness Division discuss ways that U.S. Army Reserve commands can collaborate to increase readiness in America's Army Reserve

Dentists provide no-cost care while operating in field conditions
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Anshuman Rawat, a dentist, and U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Caige Nichols, a dental technician, both with the 455th Medical Company Dental Services, Fort Devens, Massachusetts, provide dental care July 12, 2019, to a civilian patient during the Greater Chenango Cares Innovative Readiness Training in Norwich, New York. IRT is a Department of Defense hands on military training opportunity that delivers joint training opportunities to increase deployment readiness while providing key services for our American communities.

(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cameron Lewis)
July 15, 2019 - Dental personnel from U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard units, U.S. Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard units, and U.S. Navy Reserve units are providing no-cost medical care to community members of rural New York during the Greater Chenango Cares Innovative Readiness Training July 11 - July 20, 2019.

Mobilization Support Force, Process is King
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Mathew S. Booth (left), Sgt. Nathan D. Wallentine, and Spc. Caiden B. Seely check feck fluids on their assigned LMTV for preventative maintenance checks and services at Stennis Motor pool. The Soldiers are members of the 872nd Support Maintenance Company that participated in the Mobilization Support Force Annual Training and Rehearsal of Concept Drill at the end of June (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Joselyn Sydnor).
July 15, 2019 - Units from across the U.S. Army Reserve who make up the Mobilization Support Force conducted their annual training at Fort Bliss, Texas, from June 17-30. These units were selected to augment Fort Bliss’s ability to sustain an increased number of warfighters who would be trained and validated during a Mobilization Force Generation Installation expansion.

Cancer survivor rucks 150 miles to raise funds for pediatric cancer
After beating a brain tumor, Spc. Shayn Lindquist, an Army Reserve civil affairs soldier, organized a 150-mile ruck march to raise more than $3000 toward pediatric cancer charities. (Photo Credit: Courtesy photo)
July 12, 2019 - For a civil affairs Army Reserve Soldier, beating cancer was the first step in a 150-mile ruck march to raise money for pediatric cancer.

Command Sgt. Maj. honors father in Guam as 75th Anniversary “Liberation of Guam, 1944” approaches
GUAM - Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick McDonald renders a salute along Asan Beach where is father, Senior Navy Corpsman Roy McDonald, was wounded 75 years earlier in the invasion of Guam. (Photo by Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick McDonald, 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade, Fort Shafter Flats, Honolulu, Hawaii)
July 12, 2019 - For Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick McDonald of the 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade based out of Fort Shafter Flats, Honolulu, Hawaii, a routine training mission in Guam is more than just training, it is a chance to personally reconnect with the island’s WWII history in ways few are given the opportunity.  Joining the Navy in the late 1940s, McDonald’s father, Senior Navy Corpsman Roy McDonald, was the senior medic on the beach tending to Marines who were with him through Bougainville and Guadalcanal campaigns.

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