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Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, gives a rundown of expectations for the Active Guard Reserve Integration Training (AGRIT). For more information: 910-570-9133 or
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, reinforces the U.S. Army Reserve’s policies on Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP).
U.S. Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 4 Phillip Brashear tells his family story of struggle, legacy and honor. He is the son of Carl Brashear — the first African-American master diver in the U.S. Navy’s history — who lost his leg during a tragic accident on a mission off the coast of Spain in 1966. His story was told in the film "Men of Honor," which starred Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert De Niro.
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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.
The Seven Core Army Values are what being a U.S. Army Reserve Soldier is all about. How do you live these values on and off the field?
The Inspector General - Who's in trouble now? With guest Sgt. Maj. Trevor Sellers
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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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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.
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.
Army Reserve Soldiers honor African-American history pioneer
Maj. Gen. Mark Palzer, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, presents a Meritorious Unit Citation to former Sgt. Hilda P. Griggs, who served in the Second World War’s 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the only all-African American, all-female unit to deploy overseas during the war. The theme of this year’s Black History Month observance is, “Honoring the Past, Securing the Future.” The Department of Defense is commemorating the 75th anniversary of World War II by recognizing the contributions and sacrifices made by African-American service members. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Bethany Huff, 99th Readiness Division)
Feb. 28, 2020 - Soldiers of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division celebrated African-American History Month by honoring a trailblazer Feb. 22 at the Maj. John P. Pryor U.S. Army Reserve Center here.

Oath of enlistment becomes out-of-this-world experience
Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reserve Ted L. Copeland takes a photo with local Army Reserve recruits in Wapakoneta, Ohio, his hometown, just after the first-ever Future Soldier Swearing-In Ceremony conducted from space. Wapakoneta High School was one of 150 locations to host the live-streaming video session where NASA Astronaut Army Col. Andrew Morgan administered a nationwide oath of enlistment to approximately 1,000 Army recruits from the International Space Station. Wapakoneta was chosen due to being the birthplace of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to step onto the surface of the moon on July 21, 1969.
Feb. 28, 2020 - Every Soldier has a story or two. Their stories range from the beginning to the end of their military careers regardless of the length of time they spent in uniform. Approximately 1,000 new Army recruits will have the extremely unusual story of their oath of enlistment having been conducted from space by an Army astronaut.

Calling all Army Reserve noncommissioned officers: Warrant officer program offers challenges, technical skills
Students and visitors listen to a guest speaker at the South Carolina National Guard Regional Training Center Warrant Officer Candidate School, McCrady Training Center, Eastover, S.C., Feb. 8, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christina M. Dion)
Feb. 27, 2020 - Many people talk about the Army Corps of Noncommissioned Officers and the Commissioned Officer Corps, but there’s also a group of officers in between – the Warrant Officer Cohort.

17 students graduate from Cold-Weather Operations Course at Fort McCoy
A Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) Class 20-03 student participates in cold-water immersion training Feb. 7, 2020, at Big Sandy Lake on South Post at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
Feb. 27, 2020 - Seventeen Army Reserve Soldiers and Marines completed 14 days of training that included improvised shelter building, skiing, snowshoeing and more in Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) Class 20-03 from late January to early February.

Army Reserve Soldier graduates newly formed Senior Gunner Course with top honors
Army Reserve Sgt. Robert Zalabak, a senior gunner and native of Chicago, Illinois, assigned to the 472nd Chemical Battalion, 209th Regional Support Group, 76th Operational Response Command, displays his newly acquired Senior Gunner Course certificate and Army Achievement Medal he received after graduating the Senior Gunner Course with honors and a 96 percent grade point average.  The three-week Senior Gunner Course is a brand new multi-component platform gunnery training course in the Army Reserve developed by master gunners who saw a need for trained platform gunnery experts at not only the division level, but the brigade and battalion levels as well.  (Official U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)
Feb. 27, 2020 - After sitting through three-weeks of in-depth classroom instruction, spending long days at weapons ranges, and dedicating countless hours to late-night studying, one Soldier not only graduated the rigorous and mentally challenging Senior Gunner Course here, but he walked away with top honors.

Echoing history, Army Reserve Soldiers play baseball in gas masks
A U.S. Army Soldier, with 655 Regional Support Group, 316 Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), 377 Theater Sustainment Command, swings at a ball during a game of gas mask baseball Feb. 12, 2020 at Joint Training Center-Jordan, paying tribute to former service members who used the sport to train for chemical warfare during WWI. We still have the greatest Army in the world. We serve the people of the United States and we are going to protect them with our lives if that is what it comes to. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Shaiyla B. Hakeem)
Feb. 27, 2020 - U.S. Army Soldiers with 655th Regional Support Group, 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), 377th Theater Sustainment Command, donned their gas masks and participated in an improvised game of baseball Feb. 12, 2020, at Joint Training Center-Jordan, paying tribute to former service members who used the sport to prepare for chemical warfare during WWI.

Chicagoland Soldiers and veterans rally around all-female Honor Flight announcement
Amelia Cunningham, U.S. Air Force veteran, receives a hug from an Army Reserve Master Sgt. Lawanda Nelson during the Operation HerStory all-female Honor Flight news conference at Pritzker Military Library, in Chicago, February 25, 2020. Honor Flight, managed through a non-profit organization, is dedicated in transporting as many U.S. military veterans as possible to Washington D.C. to visit their respective memorials there, at no cost to the veteran.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
Feb. 26, 2020 - “What we have found is that there are not a lot of women on the (Honor) Flights and the reason is because they are like my mom. They relinquish their seat for a man,” said Ginny Narsete, U.S. Air Force veteran and the founder of Operation HerStory. “The second (reason) is that a lot of them didn’t know that they were veterans because they didn’t get the same accolades as the men did.”

Soldier with unique Army Reserve career shares his story of service
Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class James Jacobs, Training NCO, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, pauses for a photo at his desk. Jacobs is an 88 Uniform (Railway Specialist) with more than 20 years of experience in Army rail operations. Jacobs is one of only two Active, Guard & Reserve Soldiers holding the primary military occupational specialty of 88 Uniform in the Army.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
Feb. 24, 2020 - In the Army Reserve’s Active Guard and Reserve program, there are currently only two Soldiers that hold the primary military occupational specialty of 88 Uniform (railway adviser). One of them is Sgt. 1st Class James Jacobs who currently serves as the training noncommissioned officer for the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command headquarters and headquarters company. The other Soldier is Sgt. 1st Class Becky Cox at the 757th Expeditionary Railway Center, explained Jacobs.

Demonstrating innovative, rapid mobilization for U.S. Army Reserve forces
658th Regional Support Group Soldier prepares for weapons qualification during their Mobilization Exercise.
Feb. 24, 2020 - The capability of U.S. Army Reserve forces to rapidly mobilize has been a point of strategic discontent. However, that paradigm shift and capability is now a reality with a focused effort in the Pacific theater of operations.

Alpha, beta, gamma — oh my! 655th Regional Support Group shares CBRN expertise in Jordan
A U.S. Army Soldier (left), with 113 Financial Management Support Detachment, 101st Airborne Division, assists a Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army Quick Reaction Force Female Engagement Team Soldier with donning protective gear during a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Subject Matter Expert Exchange coordinated by fellow Soldiers, with 655 Regional Support Group, 316 Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), 377 Theater Sustainment Command, and the Canadian Armed Forces at a base outside of Amman, Jordan in February. Without regard to its appearance, Soldiers must be ready and capable to conduct the full range of military operations to defeat all enemies regardless of the threats they pose. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Shaiyla B. Hakeem)
Feb. 21, 2020 - In maintaining readiness for unsuspected chemical agent exposures, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with 655th Regional Support Group, 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), 377th Theater Sustainment Command, in collaboration with the Canadian Armed Forces, partnered with the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army Quick Reaction Force Female Engagement Team for a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Subject Matter Expert Exchange at a base outside Amman, Jordan, in February.

First Army trains observers in the Caribbean
Sgt. 1st Class Charles Thomas, the Senior OC/T Instructor for FAA class 20-103, instructs Soldiers on how to safely handle pyrotechnic simulators, February 9, 2020, at the Camp Santiago Joint Training Center, Puerto Rico. FAA students are taught how to employ grenade and artillery simulators as part of their Observer, Coach/Trainer certifications. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Roger Houghton/177th Armored Brigade Public Affairs)
Feb. 20, 2020 - The First Army Academy, located at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, trains every soldier assigned to First Army on the basics of being an Observer, Coach, and Trainer. Using the skills and procedures taught by the Academy, First Army Soldiers bridge the gap between the Active and Reserve Components.

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers conduct push pull operations for DEFENDER-Europe 20
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Sheridda Davis of the 1172nd Movement Control Detachment, 446th Movement Control Team, 510th Regional Support Group, 7th Mission Support Command, based in Grafenwoehr, Germany, ensures every vehicle is properly tagged and labeled before it leaves Coleman Barracks in Mannheim, Germany, in preparation for DEFENDER-Europe 20 on February 7, 2020. Approximately 1,200 Army Reserve Soldiers from across the U.S. and Europe are participating in DEFENDER-Europe 20, the largest deployment of U.S.-based forces to Europe for an exercise in more than 25 years.
Feb. 19, 2020 - DEFENDER-Europe 20 will be the largest deployment of U.S.-based forces to Europe for an exercise in more than 25 years. With more than 20,000 U.S. service members participating over the next five months across the theater, they will need thousands of vehicles and equipment moved in conducting the exercise across Europe.

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