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LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
Soldier from To'hajiilee credits passion for military to Navajo roots
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Emily Juchniewicz-Armijo, an 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade medical service officer, shared her Native American story with members of the brigade in commemoration of National American Indian Heritage Month, Nov. 28, 2019, in Fort Carson, Colorado.  National American Indian Heritage Month gives us the opportunity to reflect on our shared history as Americans and to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of our people.
Dec. 3, 2019 - The U.S. Army is made up of many cultures and traditions that make it the diverse fighting force it is today. Part of this unique cultural contribution lies within the Native American population, which has the highest rate of military service per capita when compared to other ethnic groups.

Army Reserve aviation unit hosts ESGR Boss Lift in Conroe, Texas
Civilian employers who participated in the Employee Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Boss Lift, hosted by 1st Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, got the opportunity to fly in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter on Oct. 19, in Conroe, Texas.
Oct. 28, 2019 - Very few people understand the critical relationship between the U.S. Army Reserve Soldier and the civilian employer. As a member of the dedicated federal reserve of the Army, the Reserve Soldier must rely heavily on their employer's continuous commitment and sacrifice; so, they can serve the nation while maintaining rewarding civilian employment.

Army Reserve "Winged Warriors" provide military air travel at a moment’s notice
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brandon Harbaugh and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mike Garcia, U.S. Army Reserve pilots with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, walk off a C-12 Huron aircraft after moving it toward another hangar on Pope Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019, in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to hit the North Carolina coast within days. The company’s mission is to provide executive transportation to senior military officers, as well as supporting other high priority needs, such as blood resupply runs to medical sites, fly sniper teams, and travel to disaster relief sites as needed. Earlier in the morning, one of the company’s C-12 transported Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, to South Carolina, where Army Reserve Soldiers are staged to respond to relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. Though made up mostly of Army Reserve officers who have civilian careers outside of the military, the company’s operation cell and pilots remain flexible to the needs of the military, often executing flight requests in less than 12 hours. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Sept. 5, 2019 - Within hours, the commanding general of the Army Reserve needs reliable flights to see troops face-to-face, whether training through the summer months or responding to real-world missions during hurricane season.

USAR Aviation Command tests readiness in face of Hurricane Dorian
The Army Reserve Aviation Command (ARAC) received a mission to evacuate nine UH-60s from Clearwater, Florida to Fort Knox Kentucky, Aug. 30, 2019 before the arrival of Hurricane Dorian, a major CAT 5 storm currently centered near the Bahamas.   

The ARAC assigned the mission to the 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade.  Aircrews from three locations - Clearwater, Fort Knox, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, were transported to Clearwater on four C-12s from two different battalions.  6th Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment from Fort Knox and 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment from Fort Bragg moved the crews.  

The crews flew the nine aircraft to Fort Knox and were received by 8th Battalion, 229th Assault Helicopter Regiment and Aviation Support Facility Knox.  

C-12s from Fort Rucker, Alabama’s 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment flew the Fort Bragg crews home and a C-12 from 6th Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment from Fort Knox flew the Clearwater crews home.  

The entire mission from notification to complete was less than 72 hours covering a distance of 731 miles.

The ARAC, as a unified command covering coast to coast and the Army Reserve Aviation Support Facilities made this complex, multi-faceted operation possible.
Sept. 3, 2019 - Measuring readiness can be difficult. One way to measure readiness is to stress the system and evaluate the response. How the team responds when information, guidance and changes are swirling around them speaks to the resiliency of the unit. The Army Reserve Aviation Command (ARAC) did just this with the evacuation of nine UH-60 helicopters from Clearwater, Florida to Fort Knox, Kentucky on August 31, 2019. With less than 24 hours’ notice, the 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade (ECAB) gathered Soldiers from three distinct location, assembled them in Clearwater, Florida, flew nine aircraft over 700 miles, and returned all the crews to their home station in the same day.

USAR, NJARNG, Jordanian soldiers conduct MEDEVAC training
Soldiers with the Jordan Armed Forces’ 7th Mechanized Infantry Battalion move away from a medical evacuation helicopter after loading a simulated casualty as U.S. Army Sgt. Michelle Shinafelt, right, flight medic, Golf Company, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, Army Reserve Aviation Command, directs them during medical evacuation training in preparation for exercise Eager Lion 2019, Aug. 21, 2019. This multinational exercise is U.S. Central Command’s premiere exercise in the Levant region and is a major training event that provides U.S. forces, Jordan Armed Forces and 28 other participating nations the opportunity to improve their collective ability to plan and operate in a coalition-type environment. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Zach Mott)
Aug. 29, 2019 - Jordanian and American soldiers partnered together to conduct medical evacuation drills for the first time with a U.S. Army Reserve aviation asset during several days in August. 
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