In the fight against COVID-19, it's not only important to choose the right mask but also to wear it properly. Cover both your mouth and your nose. You may be asymptomatic and infect others without knowing it. Your mask protects others. Their masks protect you. Take the fight seriously. Wear your mask.
Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, wants you to not let your guard down as the holiday season approaches. COVID-19 is still a threat, and Soldiers and civilians should continue to take appropriate measures to keep others and themselves safe. Wear face masks, wash your hands and maintain social distance.
Mr. John McCarthy, retired Army officer and spouse of Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, addresses Soldiers and their families to show appreciation for their ongoing commitment and support of Army Reserve service members.
The Army National Museum Opening Ceremony hosted by Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy, Fort Belvoir, VA, Nov. 11, 2020. The National Museum of the United States Army celebrates over 240 years of Army history and honors our nation’s Soldiers—past, present and future—the regular Army, the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard.
Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, Army Reserve Command, introduces her husband, Mr. John McCarthy, to the Army Reserve. Mr. McCarthy is working with Family Programs and looks forward to hearing from Soldiers, Civilian employees and Families during the upcoming months.
Today's Army Reserve covers more than 20 time zones across five continents. Our people are the most important weapon system in accomplishing the mission, ensuring units are ready and capable to deliver victory. Our Soldiers are mentally tough, with a desire to serve their country now, and lead troops into the fight of tomorrow. In an every-changing landscape of both visible and invisible threats, we stand ready to defeat our enemies, anytime, anywhere. Modernization drives our ability to support operations in the multi-domain environment. We will mobilize rapidly with the right capabilities to win the future fight. America's Army Reserve is ready now, shaping tomorrow.
Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Take time to reach out to those affected and raise awareness of treatment services. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255; Text TALK to 741741.
"You are relied upon to demonstrate what right looks like every day, in communities across the nation. ... This month, as we conduct a (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention) stand down across the entire Army Reserve, know that we are working together to drive a culture change that ensures every member of this team feels heard. ..."
"We are a values based organization. So, when in doubt, look to our seven Army Values to be the guideposts, to be the road signs, to make sure we're on track. Racism is contrary to our Army Values. It's actually an insider threat, but it dwells within hearts, and it dwells within our ranks, and we must do everything we can to root it out and crush it."
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.
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U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Jason Butler, a tuba player with the 380th Army Reserve Band, is the first of the ensemble to arrive at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Virginia for the 64th annual Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 11, 2020. The 27-year veteran of the military said serving in the Army taught him personal responsibility, specifically making sure he is wherever he needs to be on time. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Eric Zedalis)
Nov. 30, 2020 - It was well over an hour before the 380th Army Reserve Band was slated to perform for guests during the 64th annual Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial. In walks the band’s tuba player, U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Jason Butler. He’s the first of the ensemble to arrive.

People First is the focus of 412th TEC Senior Leaders Summit
Decatur, Ga. - The 412th Theater Engineer Command (TEC) conducted the Senior Leaders Summit (SLS) from 13-15 November at the Decatur Army Reserve Center. Eleven command teams gathered in-person and virtually to focus on the way ahead for all Army Reserve engineer assets in the 20 states east of the Mississippi River. Photo by Maj. William C. Allred, 412th TEC PAO
Nov. 30, 2020 - Eleven command teams from across the 412th Theater Engineer Command (TEC) gathered in-person and virtually to focus on the way ahead for all Army Reserve engineer assets in the 20 states east of the Mississippi River. The Senior Leaders Summit (SLS) was held Nov. 13-15 at the Decatur Army Reserve Center in Georgia.

3d Medical Command and General Electric Military Externship Program
Starting in 2011, the Army Reserve partnered with General Electric (GE) creating the 68A, General Electric Military Externship Program. This ten-month training program takes TPU 68As and exposes them the latest and greatest training and technology through contributions from General Electric. With two on-site training session at GE’s Healthcare Institute and two field mentorship opportunities, Army Reserve Soldiers receive one-on-one training and sponsorship from advance level GE instructors and staff. Combining classroom learning with hands-on experience, Soldiers gain the expertise to install and maintain the latest medical systems and devices used in the military and civilian medical systems.
Nov. 29, 2020 - Starting in 2011, the Army Reserve partnered with General Electric (GE) creating the 68A, General Electric Military Externship Program. This ten-month training program takes TPU 68As and exposes them the latest and greatest training and technology through contributions from General Electric. With two on-site training session at GE’s Healthcare Institute and two field mentorship opportunities, Army Reserve Soldiers receive one-on-one training and sponsorship from advance level GE instructors and staff. Combining classroom learning with hands-on experience, Soldiers gain the expertise to install and maintain the latest medical systems and devices used in the military and civilian medical systems.

Mission Command Support Group welcomes new commander
Col. Adam Dietrich (right) assumed command of the Mission Command Support Group from Col. Jeffrey Pugh during a change of command ceremony Nov. 21, 2020 at Ft. Snelling Minnesota. A change of command is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commander to another.
Nov. 25, 2020 - Col. Adam Dietrich assumed command of the Mission Command Support Group from Col. Jeffrey D. Pugh during a change of command ceremony Nov. 21, 2020, on Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Maj. Gen. Darrell J. Guthrie, commanding General of the 88th Readiness Division, officiated the event. The ceremony was held in a small but very intimate conference room with friends and family.

Conference synchronizes Army modernization, equipping efforts
Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division used the latest prototype of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) during a training exercise in October at Fort Pickett, Va. The event was part of a larger Soldier Touch Point, the third major milestone in the development and testing of the IVAS, which will undergo one more STP in the spring before initial fielding next year. (U.S. Army Photo by Bridgett Siter)
Nov. 25, 2020 - Participants at the recent Army Modernization and Equipping Conference used a platform of in-person and virtual meetings to synchronize the current and future distribution of more than 92,000 pieces of equipment to meet Army modernization and readiness priorities.

301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade completes an Area Support Group-Jordan rotation highlighted by COVID-19
Col. Derek Ulehla and Command Sgt. Maj. James Marsh case the 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade colors after the transfer of authority ceremony for Area Support Group-Jordan. The 301st MEB mobilized to Jordan in March to provide support operations for U.S. forces in Jordan. The U.S. military is in Jordan to partner with the Jordan Armed Forces to meet common security objectives in the region.
Nov. 25, 2020 - The 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, completed its mission at Area Support Group-Jordan Tuesday. In a virtual transfer of authority ceremony, the 301st MEB, led by Col. Derek Ulehla and Command Sgt. Maj. James Marsh, turned over responsibility of its Base Operating Support-Integrator mission to the 143rd Regional Support Group of the Connecticut Army National Guard.

Task Force Oceania Supports U.S. Embassy in Timor-Leste
Task Force Oceania’s Maj. Ruby Gee, liaison coordination assessment team officer-in-charge meets with Madre Angelita, orphanage coordinator to assess deficiencies and help distribute nutritional items and sanitization supplies to Dom Bosco Orphanage in Laga, Baucau Municipality, Oct. 17. Task Force Oceania teams are made up of military personnel with the expertise that is needed in the local environment where they work. The task force consists of a headquarters and several 2-Soldier teams comprised of Soldiers from all components, Active Duty, Army Reserve and National Guard. These civil affairs teams have deployed to various Pacific island countries to provide support throughout Oceania with a primary mission of assisting the State Department in the planning and execution of both military and civilian cooperative engagements throughout the region.
Nov. 24, 2020 - Major Ruby Gee, the liaison coordination assessment team officer-in-charge, and a civil affairs officer, along with Cpl. Lydia McKinney, the team’s cultural liaison non-commissioned officer, are assigned to Timor-Leste.

Honoring USACAPOC(A) Soldier and DA Civilian achievement in the time of COVID-19 safety
U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey C. Coggin speaks during the Soldier and Department of the Army Civilian recognition award ceremony at USACAPOC(A) Headquarters on Fort Bragg, N.C., Nov. 17, 2020. The recognition award ceremony was held to recognize 12 USACAPOC(A) Soldiers and DA civilians for Federal Length of Service Awards, Honorary Awards, Retirement recognition, and military awards.
Nov. 24, 2020 - With the world turned upside down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional and routine can sometimes seem like the brightest spot in the day. So was the case Tuesday, Nov. 17th as the U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and civilian staff of United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) held a socially distant awards and recognition ceremony at the headquarters building.

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Meeting the Force: Chief of Army Reserve Discusses Mission Initiatives with 94th Training Division Health Services Battalion
Maj. James Person, executive officer assigned to the 8-100th (Health Services) BN, 5th (HS) Brigade, 94th Training Division-Force Sustainment took part in a Virtual Battlefield Circulation conference call with the Chief of the Army Reserve, Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels on November 7, 2020. (U.S. Army Reserve photo courtesy of 8-100th (HS) BN)
Nov. 23, 2020 - With the Army Reserve being such a sizeable element of our nation's military, it is important that leaders engage with their subordinate units. The 8-100th (Health Services) Battalion, 5th (HS) Brigade, 94th Training Division-Force Sustainment (94th TD-FS) took part in a Virtual Battlefield Circulation conference call with the Chief of the Army Reserve (CAR), Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels on November 7, 2020.

Army Reserve Soldiers learn to save lives during Operation Cactus Gunnery
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Headquartered in DesMoines, Iowa, conducted a vehicle mounted gunnery training and qualification exercise, Nov. 4-18, at Fort McCoy, Wis.  Cactus Gunnery is designed to give Soldiers at all levels an enhanced ability to independently defend their convoys and other vehicle movements.  Army Reserve units regularly transport materials like food, ammunition, medical supplies and fuel to units in combat theaters of operation. The ability to engage organic troops and effectively bite back against would be assaults will take some pressure off security elements and contribute to the success of these vital supply missions. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class John Freese)
Nov. 19, 2020 - Nearly 30 Army Reserve gun crew members immersed themselves in two weeks of mounted gunnery training during Operation Cactus Gunnery here Nov. 4 to 18 hosted by the 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Des Moines, Iowa, to hone their convoy protection skills and ultimately to save lives.

Army Reserve’s 81st RD announces first SAMA member
The 81st Readiness Division recognized its first member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Award during an induction ceremony at the Headquarters Building Nov. 15 during battle assembly. Sgt. 1st Class Alfredo Calvillo, a career counselor with 4th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division on Fort Jackson, participated in the initial selection board in November 2019 and made it through the entire process to be named the first in the Wildcat Division. (U.S. Army photo by Michael Mascari)
Nov. 19, 2020 - The 81st Readiness Division recognized its first member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Award during an induction ceremony at the Headquarters Building Nov. 15 during battle assembly.

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