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.
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Army Reserve-Puerto Rico Soldiers return home from Cuba
Approximately 90 Soldiers from the 613th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico arrived to the island, Jan. 15, after successfully completing their mission at the Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba, where they operated the detention center for nine months. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Carlos Rodriguez)
Jan. 18, 2019 - Approximately 90 Soldiers from the 613th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico arrived to the island, Jan. 15, after successfully completing their mission at the Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba, where they operated the detention center for nine months.

Connections and Camaraderie: 81st Readiness Division builds relationships during Yellow Ribbon Event
Soldiers and their families gathered in the ballroom to kick off the year’s first Yellow Ribbon event at the 81st Readiness Division Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Event conducted Jan. 12, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. More than 350 soldiers and family members attended this two-day event designed to help service members and their families prepare for and transition from a deployment. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Maria Henderson, 204th PAD)
Jan. 16, 2019 - More than 350 mobilizing or recently deployed U.S. Army Reserve soldiers and their families gathered in Orlando, Florida, for the 81st Readiness Division Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Event Jan 12, 2019.

Race against Cancer: 210th RSG holds memorial walk, run event
FORT BLISS, Texas – Sgt. Kristina Larson, noncommissioned officer in charge of the tactical operations center for the 210th Regional Support Group/Mobilization and Deployment Brigade, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, holds a commemorative banner with Lt. Col. Angel Vega, deputy commander of the 210th RSG/MaD BDE, and his son after the Race Against Cancer memorial walk and run event here Jan. 12, 2019. This event came into fruition by the combined efforts of 210th RSG Soldiers and Tatitlek civilians, indicative of their solidarity and support for the 210th RSG/MaD BDE deputy commander, Lt. Col. Angel Vega, whose wife passed away from cancer. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Christopher A. Hernandez/210th Regional Support Group, Fort Bliss Mobilization and Deployment Brigade – Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security)
Jan. 16, 2019 - During a cool, brisk Saturday morning, a group of Army Reserve Soldiers from the 210th Regional Support Group, Mobilization and Deployment Brigade, out of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and Tatitlek civilians stood by the finish line in eager anticipation during the Race against Cancer memorial walk and run event in Fort Bliss, Texas, Jan. 12, 2019.

Army Reserve commanding general and Soldiers participate in ACFT pilot program
Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, chief of the Army Reserve, and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command addresses a group of Soldiers preparing to participate in the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) pilot program. The ACFT will replace the current fitness test of record by October 2020. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Javier Orona/Released)
Jan. 15, 2019 - Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, and United States Army Reserve Soldiers from multiple units participated in the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) Pilot Program, Jan. 10, 2019, at the Austin Armed Forces Reserve Center in Austin, Texas.

364th ESC SASMO technical assistance improves equipment readiness
Personnel from the 364th ESC’s SAMSO conducted a three-day staff assistance visit to the 652nd RSG in Helena, Montana, to ensure that not only the unit’s VSATs and CAISI equipment are fully mission capable and current on all software, but that operators are also trained in the setup, operation and tear down of the VSAT.
Jan. 10, 2019 - Army Reserve Signal Soldiers from the 652nd Regional Support Group in Helena, Montana, had the opportunity to enhance their MOS skill set following three days of hands-on training by Chief Warrant Officer 3 James Randazzo of the Sustainment Automation Support Management Office (SASMO) of the 364th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).

652nd RSG improves Soldier Readiness through MMRE
The 652nd Regional Support Group (RSG) conducted several individual readiness events during a consolidated brigade battle training assembly in an effort to increase Soldier Readiness across the command's footprint.
Jan. 7, 2019 - The 652nd Regional Support Group conducted several individual readiness events during a consolidated brigade training assembly in an effort to increase Soldier Readiness across its footprint.

Local community honors Army Reserve Soldiers in send-off ceremony
The 652nd Regional Support Group conducted a farewell ceremony Wednesday for more than 100  U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of the 890th Transportation Company deploying to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield.
Jan. 7, 2019 - The 652nd Regional Support Group conducted a farewell ceremony Wednesday for more than 100 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of the 890th Transportation Company deploying to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

Wrap your mind around this: Devices detect TBI
Spc. Dawit Nerea, 452d Combat Support Hospital, volunteers for a demonstration of the BrainScope One January 3, 2019, at the Kuwait North Military Medical Complex in Al Jahra, Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Jan. 7, 2019 - Soldiers with 452nd Combat Support Hospital presented traumatic brain injuries detection devices during the Kuwaiti Grand Rounds (KGR) at Kuwait North Military Medical Complex. During KGR, held the last Thursday of every month, both military and civilian medical providers of Kuwait and the United States military come together to present medical lectures, have discussions, and perform demonstrations of equipment.

Caribbean Geographic Command starts off the year with a deployment to Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Angel Bernard, a Military Police, native of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, kisses his daughter Adrianny Bernard (7), accompanied by his wife Marielys Lopez (right), his dad Angel Luis Bernard (left), his mother Zoraida Bernard (center) and his son Angel Adrian (6).
Jan. 2, 2019 - Approximately 50 Soldiers from the 166th Regional Support Group (RSG), U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, 1st Mission Support Command, departed recently for Afghanistan.

Sustaining dental readiness top priority in the Caribbean
Two Logistics Health Incorporated dental professionals (left and right), conduct a dental examination to a Soldier from the 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, (center) during a dental rodeo event conducted at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, Dec 17-20.
Dec. 28, 2018 - Approximately 200 Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve- P.R. participated in a dental readiness event, known as dental rodeo, conducted at building 315 of this Army Reserve installation, Dec. 17-20, as part of the proactive efforts to sustain the personal readiness of the troops assigned to the largest federal U.S. Army command in the Caribbean.

ARMEDCOM and Winn Army Community Hospital: Building readiness for the Total Force
Staff Sgt. Robert Gates, a practical nursing specialist assigned to support the 7226th Medical Support Unit, based out of Fort Jackson, South Carolina, works with Capt. Daniel Johnson, a health service administration officer assigned to Winn Army Community Hospital, in the vitals section on Dec. 12, as part of the medical Soldier Readiness Processing mission at Mower Processing Center on Fort Stewart, Georgia. 



Functionally aligned to U.S. Army Medical Command, ARMEDCOM is uniquely capable of simultaneously providing military hospital and clinic expansion, augmentation, blood donor services, dental and veterinary services while remaining postured to provide assistance to civil authorities during an emergency or disaster. Medical personnel from Winn Army Community Hospital were key to ensuring ARMEDCOM units were equipped and ready to execute their training mission at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Dec. 28, 2018 - Army Reserve formations around the world are charged with building and maintaining individual and collective readiness. For Army Reserve Medical Command units, this means focusing on medical capabilities. Not just maintaining individual medical readiness and Military Occupational Specialties, but medical readiness for the Total Force.

Army Reserve officer rucks to veterans' memorials to raise awareness
Capt. Matthew C. Rinaldi, a native of Billerica, Massachusetts, and artillery officer assigned to U.S. Army Reserve Element Europe Command, Fort Devens, poses for a photograph at Daniel Chester French's statue, Minute Man, at Concord, Massachusetts, Nov. 24. U.S. ARE EUCOM provides timely support to the combatant command and enhances its ability to conduct military operations. The more than 160 members of the unit provide international and interagency partnering to enhance transatlantic security and defend the United States forward. (Courtesy photo by Capt. Matthew C. Rinaldi)
Dec. 26, 2018 - For many, the weekend signals a time to unwind, relax and see friends after a long work week, but for Capt. Matthew C. Rinaldi, it’s the best time to visit a memorial and go for a ruck.

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