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U.S. Army Reserve SPC Jose Arellano-Parga, a culinary specialist, shares how training at Cold Steel III allows him to stay flexible.
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, and U.S. Army Reserve senior leadership gathered on Fort Bragg, N.C., recently to practice the new Army Combat Fitness Test.
LTG Charles D Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, and Command Sgt. Major Ted Copeland, Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve, met with certified ACFT instructors from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, in Austin, Texas, as U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers received an in-depth look at how the Army Combat Fitness Test will be executed.
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.
While practicing for the Army Combat Fitness Test with other U.S. Army Reserve leaders on Fort Bragg, N.C., Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, reiterates what Ready Force X means to the readiness of the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal federal reserve force in the Nation.
The 79th Theater Sustainment Command hosts the second iteration of Cold Steel III, Task Force Coyote, at Fort Hunter Liggett, California. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve’s crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise that ensures America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short notice as part of Ready Force X and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world.
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African-Americans have defended the nation since the Revolutionary War and continue to serve the U.S. Army with great honor and distinction, building a legacy of courage and professionalism. This legacy inspired current and past generations and will continue to do so in the future.
Army ROTC CDT Dillion To felt strongly about giving back to the country that gave him and his family so much -- he decided to do this through military service.
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 Precision Pistol Training at Fort Benning
Staff Sgt. Sandra Uptagrafft, a Pan American Games medalist and Olympic shooter, trains with the U.S. Army Reserve Service Pistol Team.
Feb. 16, 2019 - The U.S. Army Reserve Service Pistol Team conducts training for potential team shooters and evaluates Army-issue equipment.

210th RSG special projects, facilities support Fort Bliss mobilization station
FORT BLISS, Texas – Master Sgt. Jorge Coreano, noncommissioned officer in charge of the special projects and facilities section for the 210th Regional Support Group/Mobilization and Deployment Brigade, convenes with Soldiers and civilian staff during their weekly meeting at Fort Bliss, Texas, Jan. 10, 2019. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Christopher A. Hernandez, 210th Regional Support Group/Mobilization and Deployment Brigade – Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security)
Feb. 14, 2019 - Ever since April 2018, Army Reserve Soldiers of the 210th Regional Support Group, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, have painstakingly functioned as an essential component of the Mobilization and Deployment Brigade – Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort Bliss, Texas. Abiding by the brigade’s motto of ‘support the troops,’ the 210th RSG supplement their civilian counterparts to deliver logistical and administrative support to pre- and post-mobilization units that continuously rotate through this installation.

Army Cyber Institute welcomes Army Reserve Soldiers
Lt. Col. Erica Mitchell discusses Jack Voltaic, a bottom-up approach to critical infrastructure research initiative, to Maj. Sam Chanoski, 335th S.C.'s Army Reserve Cyber Operations Group. (Photo Credit: Army Cyber Institute)
Feb. 11, 2019 - The Army Cyber Institute (ACI) at West Point and the 335th Signal Command's Army Reserve Cyber Operations Group (ARCOG) joined forces the weekend of January 25-27. Determining that both units could benefit greatly from each other, the 335th SC(T) ARCOG agreed to have 10 members of the unit serve their duty with the ACI at West Point over the next couple of years.

98th honored at War Memorial in New York
Maj. Gen. Norbert Rappl, who served as the commanding general of the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) from 1982-1987, stands with the current commanding general, Brig. Gen. Miles Davis, and Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Frank Puidokas, president of the 391st Regimental Officers Association, during a plaque dedication ceremony for the 98th Training Division (IET) at the War Memorial in Rochester, New York on January 5, 2019.
Feb. 11, 2019 - Soldiers of the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), past and present, were honored during a plaque dedication ceremony at the War Memorial in Rochester, New York on Jan. 5, 2019.

Cobra Gold 19: Army Reserve Soldier builds friendships at Thai school
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Antonio Martinez, assigned to the 416th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), plays with two Thai school children at Ban Wang Mai Daeng School during Cobra Gold 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Junior Grade Travis Weger)
Feb. 11, 2019 - U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Antonio Martinez smiles as he lifts two playful elementary school students into the air at the Ban Wang Mai Daeng School in Chanthburi Province, Thailand. Curious students gather around Martinez, a towering figure at 6 feet, 3 inches, to get a closer view.

Simulators help Army Reserve Soldiers gain weapons proficiency at Cold Steel III
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Cody Densley, a HMMWV gunner with the 419th Transportation Company based in Salt Lake City, engages simulated targets with a pneumatic operated M240B machine gun in the Warrior Skills Trainer simulator during Operation Cold Steel III at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., on February 7, 2019. Virtual simulators like the WST help Soldiers gain proficiency with weapon systems prior to shooting live ammo. Operation Cold Steel III trains and qualifies Army Reserve Soldiers on M2 .50 caliber machine guns, M19 40 mm automatic grenade launchers and M240 7.62 mm machine guns weapons systems in ground and mounted military vehicles, in order to provide lethal and combat ready units ready to deploy anywhere in the world
Feb. 11, 2019 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers practiced mounted gunnery skills in virtual simulators, here, Feb. 8, 2019, as part of Operation Cold Steel III.

Learning and lethal: Army Reserve Soldiers shoot gunnery at Operation Cold Steel III
U.S Army Reserve Spc. Dakota Walton with the 957th Quartermaster Company based in Denton, Texas, fires a M2 .50 caliber machine gun from a M1151 up-armored HMMWV during Operation Cold Steel III gunnery at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif. on February 6, 2019. Gunnery crews progress through a series of increasingly difficult qualification tables while being evaluated by experienced graders. Operation Cold Steel III trains and qualifies Army Reserve Soldiers on M2 .50 caliber machine guns, M19 40 mm automatic grenade launchers and M240 7.62 mm machine guns weapons systems in ground and mounted military vehicles, in order to provide lethal and combat ready units ready to deploy anywhere in the world.
Feb. 8, 2019 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers conducted mounted gunnery live-fire training, here, Feb. 6, 2019, as part of Operation Cold Steel III.

U.S. Army Reserve unit climbs Mount Alpini alongside Italian 6th Alpini Regiment
The 2500th Digital Liason Detachment poses for a group photo at Refugio peak near Wiessenbach, Italy, Jan, 12, during the unit's three-day battle assembly Jan. 11-13. The unit climbed to the peak with the 6th Alpini Regiment of the Italian army.
Feb. 8, 2019 - Weissenbach – Rio Bianco, Italy – The 2500th Digital Liaison Detachment conducted a winter training exercise with the 6th Alpini Regiment to enhance team building, gain expertise in winter survival, and to build interoperability with their Italian partners, Jan. 11-13, 2019.

94th Training Division unit integrates with 1st Mission Support Command
Brig. Gen. Dustin Shultz, commander of the 1st Mission Support Command, gives remarks at the 1st MSC transformation integration ceremony at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, on Dec. 9, 2018, where units transitioned to the 1st MSC footprint. The 1st Battalion, 333rd Regiment (Multifunctional Training), formerly the 5th Battalion of 94th Training Division-Force Sustainment, was among several units assigned under the 1st MSC’s infrastructure.
Feb. 7, 2019 - The 1st Battalion, 333rd Regiment (Multifunctional Training), formerly the 5th Battalion under the 94th Training Division-Force Sustainment, gathered here for the 1st Mission Support Command transformation integration ceremony hosted by Brig. Gen. Dustin Shultz, 1st MSC commanding general, on Dec. 9, 2018. At the ceremony, the battalion transitioned from under the 94th TD-FS to the 1st MSC footprint. The 1-333rd was among several units that were integrated into the 1st MSC infrastructure. The 1st MSC is the largest federal U.S. Army command in the Caribbean.

Joint effort to battle suicide among Soldiers
Reserve, Active and National Guard Soldiers and family members participated in a multi-component, joint-training opportunity at McCrady Range. The garrison, 81st Readiness Division and S.C. National Guard Suicide Prevention Program Managers conducted the joint-training to include Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and Suicide-to-Hope. Photos by Mr. Michael Mascari, 81st Readiness Division.
Feb. 6, 2019 - The 81st Readiness Division is leading the charge in a multi-compo effort to defeat a common enemy: Suicide.

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