Army Reserve Soldiers with Delta Company, 5th Battalion, 159th General Support Aviation Battalion, 244th Aviation Brigade, 11th Aviation Command conduct preflight checks on their helicopters in preparation to provide support for Hurricane Florence relief efforts as part of the Total Army Response. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Sgt. Fred Brown/214th MPAD.)
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)
6-52 Theatre Fixed Wing Battalion conducts change of command via teleconference amid COVID-19 pandemic
U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Patrick L. Pollak, outgoing commander of 6th Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment (Theatre Fixed Wing Battalion), 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, relinquished command to Lt. Col. Bryan P. Klatt during a teleconference change of command ceremony, June 8, 2020.  COVID-19 restrictions limited attendance to immediate family, staff, and key personnel; however, the unique ceremony still allowed for proper acknowledgment of Pollak's career, while adapting to the changes brought upon by the coronavirus.
June 9, 2020 - Army Reserve Lt. Col. Patrick L. Pollak relinquished command of 6th Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment (Theatre Fixed Wing Battalion), 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, to Lt. Col. Bryan P. Klatt in a telephonic change of command ceremony June 8.

Army Reserve flight surgeon joins fight against COVID-19 in New York City
Maj. Theresa R. Simard, a flight surgeon with the 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade out of Fort Carson, Colorado, takes a break to pose for the camera inside the Javits Convention Center, now known as the Javits New York Medical Station, in New York City, April 21, 2020.  Simard is one of over 1,200 medical professionals who received the call to mobilize with the Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces to support the coronavirus relief efforts and curb the spread of the disease.
May 29, 2020 - Medical workers and other experts have been on the frontlines fighting the coronavirus pandemic since the infection surged in the United States in early March.

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.

Army Reserve Soldier cooks for holistic readiness
U.S. Army Spc. Alexis Holfeltz, a culinary specialist with 1-158th Aviation Regiment, 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, Army Reserve Aviation Command, Conroe, Texas, poses for a portrait on a Mobile Kitchen Trailer for the Joint Culinary Training Exercise March 7, 2020.  The 45th annual JCTE started March 4 at Fort Lee MacLaughlin Fitness Center and continues until March 13.  The exercise, administered by the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence, is the largest American Culinary Federation-sanctioned competition in North America. The exercise showcased the talent of more than 200 military chefs from all military services around the globe to include four international teams.  (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Therese Prats)
April 13, 2020 - U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Alexis Holfeltz is an archaeologist by civilian trade and an Army Reserve culinary specialist, who spends her drill weekends planning and preparing meals for the 1-158th Aviation Regiment, 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, Army Reserve Aviation Command, in Conroe, Texas.

Army Reserve Soldier combines military skills with civilian training to fight COVID-19
Staff Sgt. William J. Watt, an Army flight medic with Company C, 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, poses in front of a firetruck with South Metro Fire Rescue in Denver, Colorado, April 9.  Watt is a Troop Program Unit Soldier currently serving as a firefighter paramedic in his civilian capacity on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 10, 2020 - Staff Sgt. William J. Watt, an Army flight medic with Company C, 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), is a TPU Soldier who currently serves as a firefighter paramedic on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic with the South Metro Fire Rescue in Denver.

Colorado Army Reserve Soldier tests mental, physical strength during 100-mile snowshoe race
Chief Warrant Officer 3 David S. Kleparek, human resources technician with the 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, poses with the medal, buckle and plaque he won during the Snow Devil Snowshoe Race: Winter Ultra in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Feb. 29, 2020.  Kleparek placed first in the snowshoe race after completing 100 miles in 36 hours, 54 minutes and 30 seconds.
April 3, 2020 - Snowshoeing has the reputation of being an excruciating sport, even when performed recreationally rather than competitively. Chief Warrant Officer 3 David S. Kleparek, human resources technician with the 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, Army Reserve Aviation Command, welcomes the challenge.

Army Reserve family’s love exceeds boundaries
Members of the Schoonmaker family playfully pose in front of their home on March 10, 2020, in Carthage, North Carolina. U.S. Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 3 Daniel Schoonmaker, assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is a flight operations officer and foster parent. Schoonmaker uses the resiliency skills he learned in the Army to help deal with challenges he and his family face while navigating the adoption process for his foster children Olivia and Emma. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Alexandra Shea)
March 25, 2020 - For years, Emma and Olivia lived in a three-bedroom home with nine other people. In Kentucky, the two were exposed to drugs, explicit sexual scenes and verbal altercations that would sometimes become physical. This life was normal for the girls until they were met by state family service workers after school and transported to the home of U.S. Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 3 Daniel Schoonmaker, his wife Kristy and their four biological children: Gabriel, Madison, Rayden and Hailey.

From the desert to the cockpit: Army Reserve aviator shares her story
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Leyla Zeinalpour, commander of HHC, 364th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), headquartered in Marysville, Washington, and a Black Hawk and Apache helicopter pilot by trade, sits in the cockpit of a Black Hawk during a visit to discuss potential training opportunities and support with the 1-168th General Support Aviation Battalion located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Jan. 11, 2020.
Jan. 27, 2020 - U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Leyla Zeinalpour, Commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 364th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), is the first in her family to join the military. Zeinalpour shares her story as an Army Reserve Soldier, Apache and Blackhawk pilot, and the values of hard work, teamwork, staying focused and always doing the right thing whether in or out of uniform.

Army Reserve Soldier reflects on accomplishments of first combat tour
Spc. Kaleb Russell, a U.S. Army Reserve air traffic control operator with Company F, 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, shares his military story to inspire other Soldiers that wish to become professionals in the aviation field, Jan. 7 in Fort Hood, Texas.
Jan. 14, 2020 - Air space management and control procedures are critical force multipliers for Army aviation operations. To ensure the execution of such multipliers, Air Traffic Services Soldiers are responsible for enhancing force protection measures, minimizing the risks of fratricide to air space users and ground combat units, and overall increasing force effectiveness.

Army Reserve Air Traffic Services Company redeploys from USCENTCOM mission
Lt. Col. Michael R. Bean, commander of 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, welcomed his redeploying Soldiers from the Air Traffic Services Company, as well as Soldiers from the 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade at the Larkin Terminal in Robert Gray Army Airfield, Texas, Jan. 5, after a nine-month deployment in Support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
Jan. 9, 2020 - Twenty-eight Soldiers assigned to Company F, 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, returned to Fort Hood, Texas, following a nine-month deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 5.

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