Fort Knox Active Guard Reserve Soldier achieves ‘unthinkable’ at GT score improvement test
Sergeant 1st Class Ashley Hackley, training supervisor for HHC, Army Reserve Aviation Command, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, holds up her test results depicting the perfect 144 she scored on her March 22, 2023 Armed Forces Classification Test. She credits much of her success to the Basic Skills Education Program, a monthlong refresher course that prepares Soldiers to take the AFCT.
Dec. 22, 2023 - What’s higher than a 144 GT score on the Armed Forces Classification Test?In March, trainers at the Fort Knox Education Center and Basic Skills Education Program asked this question of Army Personnel Testing officials at Army...

Mountain Medic 23 tests joint-service medical evacuation readiness in austere environment
Airmen from multiple aeromedical staging squadrons work together to perform a cricothyrotomy, a procedure whereby a tube is inserted into a small incision made on the neck to establish an airway, on a body suit worn by an Airman at Fort Carson, Colorado, Aug. 16, 2023. The training was part of Exercise Mountain Medic 23, designed to test medevac and aeromedical evacuation capabilities in a joint-service austere battle zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Justin Norton)
Sept. 6, 2023 - Soldiers, Airmen and Guardians from multiple units participated in Exercise Mountain Medic 23, designed to simulate the evacuation and treatment of injured personnel in a joint-service austere battle zone, Aug. 7-18, 2023,...

Army Reserve-led Mountain Medic soars to new heights
U.S. Army Reserve critical care flight paramedics from 5-159th General Support Aviation Battalion, 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, Army Reserve Aviation Command, guide Air Force Reserve medical personnel from the 302nd Airlift Wing in offloading a casualty from a HH-60 MEDEVAC Black Hawk during exercise Mountain Medic at Fort Carson, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2023. Mountain Medic is an Army Reserve-led joint, multi-component, multi-domain aeromedical evacuation exercise geared at improving and reenforcing medical evacuation operations in a simulated large scale combat operations environment.
Aug. 24, 2023 - The rotor blades of the MEDEVAC helicopters never stopped spinning as the Army Reserve Aviation Command’s UH/HH-60 Black Hawks climbed to new heights and led the third iteration of the fast-paced joint operation known as...

Army Reserve officer climbs ranks from enlisted to lieutenant colonel
U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Enriquez Baez, an engineer officer with the 2nd Battalion 323rd Regiment  raises his right hand and recites the Oath of the Commissioned Officer  with Brig. Gen. Christopher Cook during his promotion ceremony on a CH-47 Chinook at Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst on July 25, 2023. The Chinook belongs to the 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade and was utilized for the promotion and a reenlistment Ceremony. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Pfc. Aiden Griffitts)
Aug. 1, 2023 - U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Enriquez Baez was promoted to lieutenant colonel during a promotion ceremony inside of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter July 25, 2023. But it wasn’t the location that made the promotion special...

Spain Port Operation kicks off DEFENDER 23
U.S. Army Reseve Staff Sgt. Matthew Zink, aviation quality control, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, and Navy Seaman Lloyd Cuesto, logistics specialist, Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center - Rota, secure aviation equipment on transport vehicles for Defender 23 in Rota, Spain, April 6, 2023.

DEFENDER 23 is a U.S. Army Europe and Africa led exercise focused on the strategic deployment of continental United States-based forces, employment of Army Prepositioned Stocks, and interoperability with Allies and partners. Taking place from 22 April to 23 June, DEFENDER 23 demonstrates USAREUR-AF’s ability to aggregate U.S.-based combat power quickly in Eastern Europe, increase lethality of the NATO Alliance through long-distance fires, build unit readiness in a complex joint, multi-national environment, and leverage host nation capabilities to increase USAREUR-AF’s operational reach.
April 18, 2023 - The first port operation of DEFENDER 23 kicked off at Rota, Spain on April 6, in a joint effort to build and maintain expeditionary forces in Europe. Aviation equipment from 5th Battalion, 159th Regiment General Support...
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