Today's Army Reserve covers more than 20 time zones across five continents. We are a battle-tested force facing a future with sophisticated adversaries. We must shift our focus and continue to adapt. We must be physically fit, mentally tough, and determined to defeat the enemy and dominate our foes. America's Army Reserve: the most capable, combat-ready, lethal federal reserve force in the history of the nation. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Calvin Reimold, Spc. Maria Casneiro and Sgt. 1st Class Jerimiah Richardson)
Short video highlighting some of the achievements of 1st MSC Soldiers during 2017.
1st Mission Support Command unit's annual training sprinkled with reality
The current COVID-19 conditions have not represented an obstacle to the Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve 432nd Transportation Company, since during the annual training, the unit has been successfully implementing specific mitigation measures that enable them to accomplish their mission, while avoiding spreading the pandemic. (Photo Credit: UPAR 432nd TC/ Released)
July 31, 2020 - Approximately a thousand Soldiers from different units within the Army Reserve 1st Mission Support Command, the largest federal U.S. Army command in the Caribbean, are performing their statutory Annual Training across the island, during the months of July and August, as the U.S. territory gets ready for the peak months of the hurricane season, and in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Civilian team continues growing at Army Reserve-Puerto Rico
Col. Manuel Ocasio Jr., deputy commander of the 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, administers the Civilian Oath of Office to Heather Zoellner, May 18, at the command's headquarters.
May 19, 2020 - Heather Zoellner, took the U.S. Army civilian oath of office, as she became the newest civilian for the 1st Mission Support Command (MSC), U.S. Army Reserve – Puerto Rico, May 18, in a ceremony led by Col. Manuel Ocasio Jr., Army Reserve-Puerto Rico’s deputy commander at the command’s headquarters.

FAQs: COVID-19 impact to the U.S. Army Reserve
May 19, 2020 - These questions have been submitted by Soldiers to various U.S. Army Reserve social media websites. Here, Soldiers may find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico highlights contributions of female Soldiers
From left to right, Sgt. Amanda Rivera (448th Engineer Battalion Mechanic), Sgt. Belmarie Laguna (268th Cargo Transfer Company Cargo Specialist) and Capt. Maria Rivera Baez (393rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Operations Officer) pose for a photo at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, during a media engagement in commemoration of the International Women's Day on March 8, 2020.
March 10, 2020 - Capt. Maria del Carmen Rivera, Sgt. Belmarie Laguna Sierra and Sgt. Amanda Rivera, all from the 1st Mission Support Command, Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, occupied the public eye as part of the command's commemoration of International Women's Week, March 9.

Safety measures critical during weapons qualification
Soldiers from the 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, maximized the use of training hours during their recent battle assembly, while conducting weapons qualification, at the Camp Santiago Joint Training Center, Feb 7-8. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Miguel Miolan, 363rd PAD)
Feb. 13, 2020 - Soldiers from the 1st Mission Support Command, U. S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, maximized the use of training hours during their recent battle assembly, while conducting weapons qualification, at the Camp Santiago Joint Training Center, Feb 7-8.

Resource efficiency managers help meet Army energy goals
Homar Velazquez, resource efficiency manager with the U.S. Army Reserve at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, explains the workings of potable water system in a clinic there. The water is collected on the roof of the clinic, drained into large tanks and then chlorinated. Puerto Rico has a high average yearly rainfall, and the clinic's potable water system can provide potable water to the clinic for 14 days independently if needed.
Feb. 11, 2020 - The accomplishments of one resource efficiency manager with the U.S. Army Reserve at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, is proving that leveraging Huntsville Center’s expertise is a force-multiplier in meeting the Army’s energy goals.

430th Quartermaster Company installs showers, laundry units during emergency in Puerto Rico
Sergeant 1st Class Victor Polanco provides a safety brief to the troops, Jan. 14 at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, prior the 430th Quartermaster Company logistic movement in support to the emergency created by a series of earthquakes in the southern region of the island.
Jan. 17, 2020 - The 430th Quartermaster Company, 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, mobilized, installed and started operating shower and laundry units at different dislocated civilians camp, Jan. 14, in response of the strong earthquake and several aftershocks that have rattled residents in Puerto Rico.

430th Quartermaster Company ready to assist in the aftermath of earthquakes in Puerto Rico
Soldiers from the 430th Quartermaster Company, 1st Mission Support Command, are moving forward with the inspections and checks, Jan. 12, in preparation for an eventual activation in support to the displaced citizens in the southwestern sector of Puerto Rico, as a result of the recent earthquakes in the region.
Jan. 13, 2020 - As a result of the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico, Soldiers from the 430th Quartermaster Company, 1st Mission Support Command, moved forward with inspections and checks Jan. 12 in preparation for an eventual activation in support for the displaced residents in the southwestern sector.

Army Reserve Soldiers bring the holiday spirit
As part of their commitment with local communities in Puerto Rico, Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve Multifunctional Geographical Command for the Caribbean, 2-348th Training Support Battalion, visited the Hogar Ninito Jesus orphanage, and delivered toys and essential items, Dec 7.
Dec. 16, 2019 - As part of their commitment with local communities in Puerto Rico, Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve Multifunctional Geographical Command for the Caribbean, 2-348th Training Support Battalion, visited the Hogar Niñito Jesus orphanage, and delivered toys and essential items, Dec 7.

Weathering the storm: 81st RD makes major progress in Puerto Rico
Major Gen. Kenneth Jones inspects a bathroom at one of the 81st’s facilities in Puerto Nuevo, which received substantial repairs after Hurricane Maria.
Nov. 14, 2019 - The 81st Readiness Division Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Kenneth Jones, and Command Sgt. Maj. Levi Maynard visited Puerto Rico to check on recovery progress made since Hurricane Maria hit in 2017. The hurricane caused island-wide devastation, including to the U.S. Army Reserve’s 12 sites outside Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.
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Brigadier General Jeffrey W. Jurasek
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