LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
Command teams sharpen training skills with new leader course
FORT SNELLING, Minn. --Brig. Gen. Howard Geck, Commanding General, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), welcomes thirteen company command teams to the first 83rd United States Army Reserve Readiness Training Command sponsored Company Leader Development Course at Fort Snelling, Minn., December 10, 2018. The five-day course teaches company command teams the skills needed to train their units and better prepare for individual and collective training. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Cpt. Jeffery Gruidl)
Dec. 20, 2018 - As the Army Reserve continues to focus and improve on readiness and intensifying its training culture, the 83rd United States Army Reserve Readiness Training Command (USARRTC) recently developed a Company Leader Development Course (CLDC) to help company leaders focus on the skills needed to train their units and better prepare for individual and collective training.

New York City draftee Soldiers made history as the Lost Battalion in October 1918
Two Soldiers of the 77th Infantry Division. The division was made up of Soldiers drafteed from New York City and was known as the Metropolitan Division. In October 1918 540 of the division's Soldiers were cut off behind German lines and because known as the Lost Battalion. (Library of Congress)
Aug. 30, 2018 - One of World War I’s most heroic battlefield story features a bookish lawyer, a millionaire who charged up San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt, a carrier pigeon that’s now in the Smithsonian, and draftee Soldiers from New York City who served in the 77th Division.

Making mail mountains into molehills
On July 19, members of the 328th Human Resources Company, supported by the 787th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, along with a few other volunteers from units across the camp, received and sorted 500 bags of mail.  The bags of mail were stacked almost to the ceiling of the mailroom and all down the hallways.  (Photo by Staff Sgt. Charlotte Reavis, 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary))
Aug. 21, 2018 - On July 19, members of the 328th Human Resources Company, supported by the 787th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, along with a few other volunteers from units across the camp, received and sorted 500 bags of mail.

643rd Regional Support Group mission benefits more than 1,000 Soldiers
Specialist Mathew Michael of the 643rd Regional Support Group enters data for an incoming soldier as part of the intial step before soldiers start their training experience at Camp Ripley, MN, Aug. 11, 2018. CSTX 02-18 is a yearly training exercise that trains units to be ready for combat, lethal on the battlefield, and capable in their specialized functions. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Decker)
Aug. 20, 2018 - The RSOI is the gateway for all Army mobilizations; it sets commanders and Soldiers up for success in their theater of operations. While maintaining operations 24 hours each day, the RSOI personnel first in-process more than 1,000 Soldiers coming to the CSTX and then out-process the same group.

You call, we haul: Army Reserve watercraft operators
The large tug MG Henry Knox begins towing the barge derrick out to the open ocean during Big Logistics-Over-the-Shore West July 17, 2018. Large tugs can operate for up to 30 days at sea performing tow operations, salvage and recovery operations, and a firefighting service.
July 30, 2018 - “We haul big stuff.” The massive 200-foot barge derrick crane behind CW3 Thomas Heald, from the 467th Transportation Company, backs up his statement. Capable of lifting nearly 130 tons at 175 feet with an 80-foot crane, this crane grants Army Reserve watercraft units an unprecedented ability to haul cargo, conduct salvage operations, clear port channels and berths, and removing obstacles.

War games mean serious work for the Army Reserve
Army Reserve Soldiers from the 3rd Transportation Battalion (Expeditionary) simulate training scenarios for watercraft units in the field during Big Logistics-Over-the-Shore West July 17, 2018. Big LOTS West demonstrates the flexibility and capability Army Reserve watercraft units have in discharging troops, vehicles and materiel through austere ports, ship-to-ship and over beaches.
July 27, 2018 - Army Reserve Soldiers under the 3rd Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) conducted war games to simulate how they would move large amounts of cargo and supplies during a deployed environment. War games are essential for command elements to maintain situational awareness and to rehearse combat scenarios as closely as possible during Big Logistics-Over-the-Shore West, July 17, 2018.

U.S. Army Reserve harbormasters play huge role in Big LOTS West 18
U.S. Army Spc. Orlando Ortiz, Spc. Albert Hepburn, Staff Sgt. Josue Vazquez and Pvt. Jesus Rivera (left to right) prepare to load vehicles onto the U.S. Army Vessel Malvern Hill LCU 2025 during Big Logistics Over-the-Shore West 2018, July 11. Big LOTS West 18 is an annual Army Reserve, multi-echelon functional exercise designed for transportation units and sustainment commands to hone their expertise in port operations. More than 780 Soldiers are participating in three training locations: Port Hueneme, California, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Tacoma, Washington.
July 23, 2018 - Nearly 800 Soldiers from 13 units are participating in Big Logistics Over-the-Shore West (BLW) 2018 throughout Port Hueneme, California, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and here July 1-24.

Watercraft operators: What it takes to command the sea
Army Reserve Soldiers load the first of six vehicles onto the U.S. Army Vessel Malvern Hill LCU 2025 during Big Logistics Over-the-Shore West 2018 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, July 11. Big LOTS West 18 is an annual Army Reserve, multi-echelon functional exercise designed for transportation units and sustainment commands to hone their expertise in port operations. U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers operate 27 of the total Army’s 105 watercraft in its fleet.
July 19, 2018 - The U.S. Army Reserve offers a wide variety of career fields ranging from logistical support to human resources. However, with so many jobs to choose from some military occupational specialties can sometimes be overlooked by potential recruits. One such specialty is watercraft operator.

643rd RSG gets back to the basics
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Ryan Goulding, company commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 643rd Regional Support Group, conducts an after action review with his Soldiers following a command post exercise in Whitehall, Ohio, July 14, 2018. The training was conducted in preparation for a combat support training exercise at Camp Ripley, Minn., next month.  Training in basic warrior tasks and battle drills allows Soldiers to be prepared for real-world situations which are exceedingly diverse and complex. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Clevon Wright)
July 17, 2018 - Soldiers in the 643rd Regional Support Group Headquarters got back to the basics during a command post exercise July 13-15, 2018, in preparation for the future missions before them.

Urban assault course boosts morale
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Michael Mangan, a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer with the 439th Quartermaster Company, 377th Theater Sustainment Command, clear a room during the shoot-house event at the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, June 11, 2018. This year’s Best Warrior Competition will determine the top noncommissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier who will represent the U.S. Army Reserve in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this year at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Anshu Pandeya) (Released)
June 15, 2018 - The U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior urban assault course not only challenged competitors physically and mentally, but it also served as a morale booster during the 2018 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Army Reserve unit trains to rapidly mobilize Soldiers
Spc. Raymond Johnson, left, and Spc. Nicholas Filak work on a generator during training with the 758th Ordnance Company at Fort McCoy, Wis. on March 7, 2018.  758th Ordnance Company are at training in preparation to become a Mobilization Support Force.  (released/U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mark McKinley)
June 7, 2018 - The 649th Regional Support Group is one of a few military organizations assigned to be a Mission Support Force. MSFs have a unique and critical role in the current national defense strategy – Focused Ready Units, also known as Ready Force X.

Task Force Grizzly Soldier uses artistic skills for mission success
U.S. Army Spc. Andre Smith, 787th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, applies finishing touches to a howitzer he painted in front of the Task Force Grizzly Headquarters at Camp Taji, Iraq, May 22, 2018. Task Force Grizzly provides sustainment support to U.S. and Coalition Forces in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Brian Hare)
May 29, 2018 - When the 787th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) took command of their mission on May 5 at Camp Taji, one of the first things they did as a unit was to look for ways to make improvements to their work areas, including their new headquarters building.

Army Reserve Sustainment Command holds mission training brief to synchronize efforts
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Hovis (far left), command sergeant major of the Army Sustainment Command Army Reserve Element of Rock Island, Illinois and Col. Timothy Fenlason (left), commander of the ASC-ARE conduct a readiness metrics deep dive with Brig. Gen. David Ling (right), commander of the Army Reserve Sustainment Command and Command Sgt. Maj. Kristal Florquist (far right), command sergeant major of the ARSC during the Mission Training Brief held May 16-19.
May 21, 2018 - The United States Army’s number one priority remains readiness. A command’s readiness metrics are the measure of performance and measure of effectiveness in providing trained Soldiers. To focus efforts, the commander of the Army Reserve Sustainment Command called his senior leaders together for a Mission Training Brief.

143d ESC supports Military Appreciation Weekend at Westgate Resort
A Soldier from Mission Support Element,  Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), watches fireworks illuminate the night sky above Westgate Resort in Kissimmee, Fla., May 4, 2018, The fireworks display concluded a free concert that honored America’s veterans and their families. Featuring the Chris Weaver Band, the concert was the culminating event for Westgate Resorts’ second annual Military Appreciation Weekend that offered a complimentary, three-night stay at the resort to 1,500 military families. Westgate Resorts’ executive staff invited the 143d ESC to help connect its guests of honor to the many employment opportunities, counseling services and other veteran-oriented resources available throughout Central Florida. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, 143d ESC)
May 16, 2018 - Four Soldiers from Mission Support Element, 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), joined thousands of service members, veterans and their families who gathered at the Westgate Resort in Kissimmee for free food, live music and heartfelt fellowship during the second annual Military Appreciation Weekend Concert held May 5, 2018.

Logisticians can pave career path with free credentialing program
Spc. Robin Trinidad (right), an automated logistics specialist from the 103rd Quartermaster Company in Houston, inspects a cooler Feb. 17, 2016, at Fort Polk, La., used to preserve perishable foods in the field. The Los Angeles native and his Army Reserve company are supporting field exercises during a base field exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard, 204th PAD)
May 9, 2018 - Two nationally recognized credentials are available free of charge to Soldiers holding select quartermaster military occupational specialties. The Certified Logistics Associate and Certified Logistics Technician documents can be earned by enlisted 92A automated logistical specialists and 92Y unit supply specialists, as well as warrant officer 920A supply systems technicians and 920B property accounting technicians.

310th HRSC brings proven experience as they prepare to deploy
U.S. Army Col. Robin S. Julch, 310th Human Resources Sustainment Center commander, stands in formation with her unit during a deployment ceremony at Fort Jackson, S.C., March 10, 2018. The unit is preparing for a 10-month deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield. The 310th HRSC is one of only five HRSCs in the total Army and one of two in the Reserve Component.  (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Camara Clayton)
March 15, 2018 - In an atmosphere mixed with immense pride, mission focus, plenty of hugs and even some tears, Soldiers of the 310th Human Resources Sustainment Center stood before Family, friends and fellow Soldiers to say goodbye during a deployment ceremony March 10, 2018.

Best Warriors of the 316th ESC test themselves on tough terrain
Thirteen competitors from the 316th ESC’s subordinate units and its headquarters’ company compete in Best Warrior Competition at Camp Dawson, West Virginia Mar. 4-9.
March 13, 2018 - More than 30 Soldiers from 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) spent a week in the rugged mountainous terrain in near-freezing temperatures conducting and leading a specialized physical competition that’s held annually, permitting any enlisted Soldier to challenge themselves and test their knowledge of basic Army skills in a physically demanding situation.

New commander joins 642nd Regional Support Group
From left, U.S. Army Col. Jeff C. Rector takes command of the 642nd Regional Support Group by receiving the unit's flag from Brig. Gen. Deborah L. Kotulich, commanding general of the 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) during a ceremony Feb. 25, 2018, in Decatur, Ga. The 642nd Regional Support Group  oversees several thousand Army Reserve Soldiers in 28 subordinate units throughout the southeastern United States – including Georgia, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gary A. Witte, 642nd Regional Support Group)
March 8, 2018 - U.S. Army Col. Jeff C. Rector believes his new command isn’t really about taking charge; it actually means working on behalf of others.

143d ESC Soldiers say goodbye to friends, family as they prepare to deploy
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Sperduto, 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), shakes hands with fellow Soldiers on the tarmac at Orlando International Airport Feb. 25, 2018. Sperduto joined approximately 200 Soldiers from the 143d ESC who boarded a pair of charter planes bound for Killeen, Texas. The troops will spend several weeks conducting indvidual and collective training at Ft. Hood, Texas, to better prepare them to oversee sustainment operations for hundreds of American and allied units operating throughout Central Command's theater of operations. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Ian Shay, 143d ESC).
March 5, 2018 - Hundreds of family members, civic leaders and community partners gathered at the Clarion Inn in Orlando to bid farewell to more than 200 Army Reserve Soldiers from the 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) during a deployment ceremony conducted Feb. 24, 2018.

Top reserve component generals visit deployed troops during JMARC
Capt. Jill King, theater gateway chief, 49th Theater Gateway explains gateway operations to Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Mark Palzer, commanding general, 79th Sustainment Support Command, and Brig. Gen. Gregory Mosser, commanding general, 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, at the theater gateway, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 3, 2018, during Joint Monthly Access for Reserve Component (JMARC), a quarterly opportunity for senior leaders from the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard to visit with deployed Soldiers. The JMARC provided the opportunity to reserve leaders to understand the deployed mission to ensure future units are prepared, through proper manning, equipping, and training, for their missions in the USCENTCOM AOR.
Feb. 15, 2018 - Top generals from U.S. Army Reserve Command and the National Guard visited deployed troops across Kuwait Feb. 3-5, 2018, as part of Joint Monthly Access for Reserve Components, a program that facilitates top officers from the reserve components who wish to check on their troops who are forward deployed.

Cold Cold COMEX Yields White Hot Readiness
Soldiers with the 410th Signal Company position a satellite transportable terminal during a communications exercise at Fort AP Hill, January 6, 2018. The signal company set up a satellite transportable terminal in order provide direct support to the 55th Special Troops Battalion, 55th Sustainment Brigade out of Fort Belvoir, Va.
Feb. 13, 2018 - Despite record breaking cold temperatures in Virginia and throughout the country, Army Reserve Soldiers continue to lean into their training with renewed vigor.

316th ESC fuelers fire crew-served weapons in year-end range training
Twelve U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command recently completed a week-long M240B automatic weapon training event called Operation Cold Steel II at Ft. Hunter Liggett, California Dec. 12, 2017. The training makes the sustainment Soldiers more lethal, accurate and combat ready.
Jan. 4, 2018 - During the U.S. Army Reserve’s and Task Force Coyote’s Operation Cold Steel II held at Fort Hunter Liggett, California from mid-October through mid-December 2017, more than 150 Soldiers from the Pennsylvania-based 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command qualified on the M240B, a general-purpose machine gun.

Army Reserve Units March in NYC Veterans Day Parade
Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Civil Affairs/Military Information Special Operations, 102nd Training Division, 80th Training Command, prepare to carry the 80th's colors at the New York City Veterans Day parade Nov. 11, 2017.
Nov. 11, 2017 - Braving cold temperatures and blustery winds, Soldiers of the 80th Training Command and 77th Sustainment Brigade represented the Army Reserve at the New York City Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11, 2017. This parade marked a perfect opportunity for these units to celebrate their 100th anniversaries and the World War I centennial.

Operation Cold Steel II: More vehicles, weapons, firepower
Pvt. Garrett Brazzell and Staff Sgt. Lee Hicks, both petroleum specialists with the 842nd Quartermaster Company, work together as gunner and assistant gunner firing an M2 machine gun for weapons qualification during Operation Cold Steel II, hosted by the 79th Theater Sustainment Command at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 15, 2017. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve’s crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise to ensure that America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Heather Doppke/79th Theater Sustainment Command)
Oct. 18, 2017 - Operation Cold Steel II kicked off Oct. 12, 2017 at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.

At the Ready: 332nd Transportation Battalion conducts Deployment Readiness Exercise
Seated on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane laden with troops and vehicles, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Chief, U.S. Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, speaks with Soldiers from the 332nd Transportation Battalion during an aerial redeployment training mission Sept. 27, 2017, in the skies above MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Luckey joined the flight to observe firsthand the 332nd’s sustainment capabilities during Deployment Readiness Exercise Level III. DRE Level III evaluates a unit’s ability to rapidly muster, mobilize and deploy its troops and assets to any corner of the globe. DRE Level III supports Luckey’s “Fight Fast” initiative that designates key Army Reserve units to swiftly deploy overseas to neutralize new and potential threats.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron E. Ellerman, 143d ESC)
Sept. 29, 2017 - In a rapidly changing world, the ability to deploy at a moment’s notice is paramount to the success of America’s Army Reserve.

Former Miss USA, Army women making a difference in the lives of young women
Capt. Deshauna Barber, commander of the U.S. Army Reserve's 988th Quartermaster Detachment and Miss USA 2016, delivers a speech at the Steve and Marjorie Harvey
Aug. 3, 2017 - Capt. Deshauna Barber, Miss USA 2016, was joined by fellow Army women to change the lives of young women during a weeklong camp.

Army Reserve Soldiers Unload Valuable Experience at Trans Mariner 17
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 1182nd Deployment and Distribution Support Battalion, plan the next phase of Operation Trans Mariner 17 by an M-878 truck, July 30, 2017. During the operation, Army Reserve transportation specialists facilitate the transfer of supplies and munitions to units throughout the world. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Jeremiah Woods, 358th Public Affairs Detachment)
Aug. 2, 2017 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 1182nd Deployment and Distribution Support Battalion (DDSB) and the 302nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company (ICTC) convened at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, North Carolina, one of the largest military terminals in the world, in support of Operation Trans Mariner 17 for two weeks during July, 2017.

Flooded with grace, Army Reserve captain named chaplain of the year
Capt. Doug Daspit, U.S. Army Reserve chaplain for the 321st Sustainment Brigade located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, poses for a portrait in knee-deep water after receiving the Chaplain of the Year award during the Reserve Officers Association National Convention in Crystal City, Virginia, July 22, 2017. Daspit was nominated for his response to recent Baton Rouge floods, providing one-on-one pastoral counseling to 38 Soldiers and their affected families. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Audrey Hayes)
July 23, 2017 - In August 2016, more than 20 inches of rainfall caused a massive flood in Louisiana, submerging thousands of homes and businesses. According to the Red Cross, it was considered the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast four years prior. The Federal Government intervened to provide relief rescue, but one U.S. Army Reserve chaplain in particular visited flooded homes to provide spiritual relief to the Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Liquid logisticians rule at QLLEX 2017
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 728th Quartermaster Company, Fremont, Neb., operate an
Inland Pipeline Distribution System during QLLEX 2017, July 21, at Fort Bragg, NC. QLLEX, short for Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise, is the U.S. Army Reserve’s premier readiness exercise for fuel and water distribution. This year’s QLLEX is not only a full demonstration of the capability, combat-readiness, and lethality of America’s Army Reserve to put fuel and water where it is needed most – in the vehicles and hands of the war-fighter and maneuver units – but it also further exercises the interoperability of the U.S. Army Reserve alongside active Army and British Army logisticians. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Timothy L. Hale) (Released)
July 21, 2017 - Chinese strategist, Sun Tzu, wrote in his book “The Art of War,” “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.”

“Road Runners” work with Army Reserve to support Saber Guardian 17
Sgt. Cruz Cotto, a motor transport operator with 515th Transportation Company, uses the retail fuel hose of the M969 5,000 gallon fuel tanker to refuel an M1 Abrams tank in Cincu, Romania on July 7.  (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Nnamdi Okangba)
July 18, 2017 - The 515th Transportation Company “Road Runners” from Baumholder, Germany teamed up with the U.S. Army Reserve 325th Transportation Company out of Taunton, Massachusetts to provide bulk and retail fuel support to combat and sustainment forces during United States Army Europe’s premier summer exercise, Saber Guardian 17.

Rigging the sustainment game
Spc. Alexander Triska and Spc. Keith Manning of the 824th Quartermaster Company, secure a parachute to a container for aerial delivery at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar on April 25, 2017. Aerial delivery operations are essential for getting supplies to troops in the Middle East when conventional means of transportation are not feasible. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeremy Bratt)
July 6, 2017 - While the parachute riggers of the Army Reserve’s 824th Quartermaster Company, based at Fort Bragg, N.C., may not include packing parachutes for Soldiers to jump out of perfectly good airplanes, the supplies and equipment they prepare for aerial delivery are no less vital to the survival of Soldiers.

21st TSC, 7th MSC set stage for Saber Guardian 17
Brig. Gen. Steven Ainsworth, 7th Mission Support Command commanding general and 21st Theater Sustainment Command deputy commanding general, addresses Soldiers in the command post, Monday July 3, 2017, at Novo Selo Training Area during a promotion ceremony for Col. Timothy Sumovich and Staff Sgt. Mark Medina. The 7th MSC recently set up the command post in support of Saber Guardian 17. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Freese)
July 5, 2017 - The 7th Mission Support Command and elements from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command arrived July 1 at Novo Selo Training Area in support of a multinational exercise in Eastern Europe.

993rd Transportation Company works with Canadians to increase readiness
Pfc. Bradley Dodson, a maintenance mechanic from Ocala, Florida, digs a foxhole during Maple Resolve 17 at Camp Wainwright, Alberta, Canada, on May 24, 2017. Dodson’s unit, the 993rd Transportation Company, provided logistical and security support during the Canadian Army’s premier brigade-level validation exercise running 14-29 May.
May 30, 2017 - Receive the mission. Load up. Deliver supplies. Return to base.

Army Reserve Soldiers own the beach at Big Lots East 2017
Spc. Donald Dinsmore, attached to the 338th Transportation Detachment (Harbormaster) , makes an adjustment on a sensor atop Harbormaster Command and Control Center at Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Va., May 14, 2017. Dinsmore was among nearly 450 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers participating in Big Logistics Over the Shore (Big LOTS) East 2017, a U.S. Army Reserve exercise that provides hands-on training for boat units, terminal battalions, and deployment support command units to sharpen critical tasks that support bare beach operations. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by 1st Sgt. Angele Ringo)
May 19, 2017 - A notional United States ally has asked for assistance in deterring an aggressive neighbor. U.S. intervention has derailed hostile actions for now, but the enemy is expected to return, making quick resupply of geographically dispersed maneuver units essential to denying the enemy the chance to regroup. It’s an exercise scenario tailor-made for watercraft operations because the best resupply options involve bare beach.

Army Reserve unit learns Yoga as means to relieve stress
Olivia Kvitne, top, provides a Yoga instructions to members of the 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) on May 12, 2017 at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.  Kvitne is founder of Yoga for First Responders which focuses on providing Yoga as a tool to relieve stress for veterans and those who have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder.  (Released/U.S. Army photo by Capt. Charles An)
May 16, 2017 - A handful of Army Reserve Soldiers were on mats ready for a physical training session. Instead of being in the front-leaning rest position, or push-up position as most military physical training is known for, they were arching their backs and learning to control their breathing.

Behind the Scenes: Makeup and Mannequins
MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING CENTER, Indiana – Sgt. Emmanuel Cabrera from Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, a logistic specialist with the U.S. Army Reserve’s 266th Ordnance Company, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, creates an artificial laceration wound onto a civilian volunteer at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana, May 6, 2017. Nearly 4,100 Soldiers from across the country are participating in Guardian Response 17, a multi-component training exercise to validate U.S. Army units’ ability to support the Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) in the event of a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) catastrophe.
May 8, 2017 - Twisted metal, scattered clothes, and thousands of other pieces of debris litter the landscape as far as the eye can see. Handmade, tattered signs hanging on buildings and walls containing messages such as “help” and “need food” wave in the cold, wet spring wind. In a scene portraying the aftermath of a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) attack in the United States, the only thing missing are casualties. Cue the U.S. Army Reserve’s 266th Ordnance Company, 77th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

Soldiers from the 77th Sustainment Brigade compete to become the brigade’s “Best Warrior”
Soldiers from the 77th Sustainment Brigade practice casualty evacuation at the brigade level Best Warrior Competition Feb. 3, 2017.
Feb. 27, 2017 - The brigade level competition is a major step in the process to claim the ultimate title, USARC Best Warrior. The winner and runner up representing the NCOs and junior enlisted will move to the next phase. In March, all the brigades under the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) will compete for top honors which will determine who will move on to the 377th Theater Sustainment Command level.

Army Warrant Officer Candidate Brian M. Torres, a Vineland, N.J., native who recently entered the warrant officer candidate program while serving in the 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)'s G6 (Communications) section, explains how to operate a chop saw to Army Sgt. Jonathan Bell (left), an Orlando, Fla., native serving as a human resources noncomissioned officer, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 143d ESC, during a an environmental sustainability community project Jan. 27, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Bell, Torres and five other Army Reserve Soldiers constructed several wooden garden beds to help revive  Orlando’s Colonialtown North Community Garden to its former, greener glory. Directed by Green Works Orlando in conjunction with the NFL’s Environmental Program, the garden’s revival was one of the many community projects both organizations managed to lighten the environmental footprint produced by the tens of thousands of football fans who have flocked to The City Beautiful to watch the NFL’s first Pro Bowl game to take place in the Continental U.S. since 1979.
Jan. 31, 2017 - Seven Army Reserve Soldiers from the 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) joined hundreds of helping hands in reviving Orlando’s Colonialtown North Community Garden Jan. 27, 2017.

Opportunities abound during Regional Total Army Conference
Conference participants observe the realistic, life-like x-ray training station at the Iowa National Guard’s Sustainment Training Center. With fewer distractions, a low teacher-to-student ratio, and interactive, hands-on training using state-of-the-art equipment, the STC features an inimitable educational environment for today’s Army. Approximately 30 members of the U.S. Army’s Total Force – Active Duty, U.S. Army Reserve, and National Guard – met Jan. 18-19, at the Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center in Johnston, Iowa, to take part in a Regional Total Army Conference. Officials discussed current issues and how they can help synchronize training efforts to produce stronger, better-trained Soldiers.
Jan. 25, 2017 - If the intention is to train as you fight, then it only makes sense for all elements of the U.S. Army’s Total Force – Active Duty, U.S. Army Reserve, and National Guard – to synchronize efforts to provide rigorous and realistic readiness training for today’s Soldiers.

Reserve Soldiers 'sweep' excess ammo
Spc. Travis Omps and Pfc. Trey Triplett of the 321st Ordnance Battalion, use banding material to fasten a munitions container to a pallet at the Logistics Readiness Center-APG Shipping & Receiving Bldg. 714 during the Excess Ammo Operation Clean Sweep Mission at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Dec. 14, 2016.
Jan. 25, 2017 - Army Reserve Soldiers are helping reduce excess ammunition at Aberdeen Proving Ground as part of Operation Clean Sweep.

AMC, Reserve Components collaborate to succeed during Operation Patriot Bandoleer
Maj. Maria McDougal gives a portion of the 834th Transportation Battalion's concept of operations brief to senior officials that include, from left, Brig. Gen. Lathrop, California Army National Guard; Maj. Gen. Beth Austin, Army Materiel Command Assistant Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard; and Maj. Gen. Kurt J. Ryan, commander, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, during the opening of Operation Patriot Bandoleer at Military Ocean Terminal Concord, California, Jan. 18. Task Force Golden Patriot is an Active Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard joint effort to transport ammunition from MOTCO to pre-determined locations throughout the United States in support of Operation Patriot Bandoleer.
Jan. 25, 2017 - An ongoing, real-world joint mission between U.S. Army Materiel Command, Army National Guard and the Army Reserve has paved the way to a future in opportunities that ensure the Army and its Reserve Components will continue to work together in support of Total Force development and integration.

Army Reserve Sustainment Command Soldiers part of joint task force to inventory weapons and parts
Pictured is a small group of the taskforce selected by Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Center to conduct wall-to-wall inventory in preparation for audit readiness later this year. (Left to right) Sgt. Jason Brothers, a military policeman with the 450th Military Police Detachment in Birmingham, Alabama and Soldiers with the Army Reserve Sustainment Command also in Birmingham: Staff Sgt. Kareem Hill, unit supply specialist, Sgt. 1st Class Tammy Binder, human resources specialist and Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Hill, automated logistics specialist. The taskforce successfully completed the wall-to-wall inventory on July 28.
Aug. 3, 2016 - Soldiers with the Army Reserve Sustainment Command teamed up with U.S. Navy and Air Force Reservists to form a task force of more than 100 Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen selected by Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) Distribution Center at the Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, Alabama.

Army Reserve welcomes new Major General
JBSA FORT SAM HOUSTON- Major General Jones and granddaughter look as the cannons fire at the conclusion of the ceremony at the MacArthur Parade Field. The firing of the cannons symbolizes the generals “Texas farewell”, said Command Sergeant Major Paul Swanson.
(Photo by Spc. Eddie Serra of the 205th Press Camp Headquarters)
July 15, 2016 - “Attention to orders!” boomed a voice over the loud speaker. “The President of the United States has reposed special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity and abilities of Kenneth D. Jones….”

Largest Army Reserve command in Texas says farewell to Commanding General
JBSA FORT SAM HOUSTON- Brig. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones passes the colors to Command Sgt. Major Paul Swanson during the Relinquishment of Command Ceremony at the MacArthur Parade Field July 9. The ceremony symbolizes the continuity of authority as the command is passed from one individual to another. 
(Photo by Spc. Eddie Serra of the 205th Press Camp Headquarters)
July 15, 2016 - As the sun rises on a hot summer day in Central Texas, a formation of Soldiers stand tall on historic MacArthur Parade Field located in the center of the military base

Team Army archery
U.S. Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Eric Pardo takes aim during Team Army archery training in preparation for the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games held at the United States Military Academy at West point, New York, June 13. The DoD Warrior Games, June 15-21, is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans. Athletes representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom Armed Forces compete in archery, cycling, track, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, and wheelchair basketball. (US Army photo by Master Sgt. D. Keith Johnson/Released)
June 16, 2016 - WEST POINT, N.Y. (June 11, 2016) – The Team Army archery team is preparing for the 2016 Department

398th CSSB pioneers new logistics training at WAREX 91-16-02
Soldiers of the 398th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion bow their heads in prayer during WAREX 91-16-02 at Fort Hunter Liggett, Cali.  Chaplains provided emotional and spiritual support during the exercise.
June 16, 2016 - The Army Reserve Soldiers of the 398th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, headquartered in Rockville, Md., teamed up with the 91st Training Division and the 75th Training Division to provide logistics training support for WAREX 91-16-02 at Fort Hunter-Liggett, Cali. from Apr 30 to May 14, 2016.

Army Reserve Soldiers learn advanced resuscitation techniques from CALSTAR Volunteers
Ted Langevin, a volunteer with CALSTAR, teaches 2nd Medical Brigade Soldier Spc. Jasmaine Rodriguez, A 92G food service specialist From Chico California, the proper method for surgical cricothyrotomy during the annual training exercise at Camp Parks, Calif.  Big Logistics Over-The-Shore, West is an annual, Army Reserve, multi-echelon functional exercise designed for transportation units and sustainment commands to hone their expertise in Logistics Over-the-Shore (LOTS) operations from June 10 to June 24, 2016.  Big LOTS West is a multi-component exercise involving elements from the Active Component Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Maritime Administration are conducting operations at three Bay-Area California training locations: Camp Parks, Alameda Point, and Coast Guard Island.
June 14, 2016 - Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Medical Brigade, 807th Medical Command conducted advanced medical training as part of their annual training at Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area June 12, 2016.

313th MCB preparing to move again with Yellow Ribbon event
Army Reserve Soldiers and their Family members visit various service vendors during the yellow ribbon reintegration program event at the Tyson’s Corner, Va. Sheraton Hotel, May 6-8, 2016. The event came prior to deployment of the Army Reserve Soldiers of the 313th Movement Control Battalion, and was designed to prepare airmen and their spouses for stresses and possible needs that can arise during a deployment.
May 23, 2016 - More than 50 Soldiers and Families of the Army Reserve’s 313th Movement Control Battalion, headquartered in Baltimore, Md., began preparation for their upcoming deployment by attending a combined Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) event with Soldiers from the 200th Military Police Command, the 335th Signal Command (Theater), and the Military Intelligence Readiness Command, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Tyson’s Corner, Va., May 6 – 8, 2016.

Stopping a real world sexual assault
Sgt. Lucas Shafroth, an Army Reserve communications NCO with the 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Headquarters, Headquarters Company, completes driver's training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday. Schafroth thwarted a sexual assault after the April 17 battle assembly, and credits much of his response to sexual assault awareness training he received that battle assembly.
May 3, 2016 - Do all the events, training and classes done as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month affect

Feeding the Connelly Competition
Soldiers with the 733rd Transportation Company, based out of Reading, Pa., eat the meal prepared by the food service specialists of the 733rd T.C. during the annual Philip A. Connelly Award competition at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., April 23, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Dalton Smith / Released)
April 26, 2016 - “Get on line! Get on line! We have Soldiers to feed!” Those were the words of Chief Warrant Officer 4 Charles Hunter, command food advisor for the 377th Sustainment Command (Theater), as he organized trays and utensils by the food containers in the Mobile Kitchen Trailer (MKT). The food service specialists were ready to feed an Army.

643rd RSG changes leadership
Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Vincent B. Barker, commanding general of the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), addresses and the Soldiers of the 643rd Regional Support Group during their change of command ceremony, April 9 at the Whitehall, Ohio, Army Reserve Center. Col. Stephen R. Smith, formerly the chief of staff for the 310th ESC, is taking over command of the 643rd RSG from Col. William J. McLaen.
April 21, 2016 - The guidon for the Army Reserve’s 643rd Regional Support Group, 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) was handed to a new commander at a change-of-command ceremony held April 9, at the unit's Whitehall, Ohio, Army Reserve Center headquarters.

Social media PRT with the 811th OD Company
April 20, 2016 - Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Dawn-Noel P. Dunbar, assigned to the 811th Ordnance Company, 321st Ordnance Battalion, based in Raineville W.Va., has innovatively created a way to coordinate social media and Physical Readiness Training (PRT) to increase unit readiness and motivation for her fellow Soldiers.

Dana and Oestereich Advance to USARC Best Warrior Competition
SPC Jordan Gates plots points on his map as he prepares for the daytime land navigation course at Fort Devens, Mass. Gates, a native of Asheville N.C., was among 11 Soldiers from across the 377th TSC vying for the command’s Best Warrior title and the opportunity to represent the command at the U.S. Army Reserve Command competition at Fort Bragg, N.C. May 1-7, 2016.
April 20, 2016 - Eleven Soldiers braved snow and battled below-freezing temperatures in their quest to be named the best warrior in the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, in the command’s Best Warrior Competition, held April 4 – 7. These eleven already claimed the best warrior titles in their commands before descending on the frozen tundra of Ft. Devens, Mass.

Gerald Felder (left, front row), suicide program manager, 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and his students enrolled in an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Ask, Care, Escort-Suicide Intervention (ACE-SI) workshop conducted April 15-17, 2016, in Orlando, Fla., watch a roleplay scenario depicting a young man determined to end his misery by taking his own life. Roleplaying was one of the many interactive activities that taught 27 Soldiers and civilians from the 143rd ESC how to provide immediate and effective care to individuals contemplating suicide through ASIST’s scientific yet compassionate approach to connecting the potential victim with caring individuals and life-saving resources. Suicides in the Army ranks rose sharply from 45 in 2001 to 165 in 2012. Three years later, this all-time high dropped by nearly 20 percent thanks in part to interactive programs like ASIST. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary))
April 18, 2016 - Boom. The shotgun blast reverberates through the phone receiver. Breathless seconds pass before an eerily calm voice cuts through the ringing ear pressed against the other line

310th ESC Warrant Officer Call to Action!
Army Reserve warrant officers from the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) meet with Brig. Gen. Vincent B. Barker for introductions and to brief him on warrant officer priorities and job specialties at the SPC Luke P. Frist Army Reserve Center, Ind., March 20, 2016.
April 7, 2016 - During the March Battle Training Assembly here at the 310th ESC at Ft. Ben. Harrison, the warrant officers assigned to the headquarters met with Brig. Gen. Vincent B. Barker, the commanding general of the 310th ESC, to introduce ourselves to him and brief him on our job specialties. The group reflected the years of experience of the 310th ESC warrant officer corps and the incredible variation in terms of service for our warrant officers, but one thing that was immediately apparent to me was that we need new blood in our ranks.

316th’s Best Warrior
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, competing in the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Best Warrior Competition, performs pushups during the Army Physical Fitness Test at Fort Knox, Ky., March 16, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Dalton Smith/Released)
March 23, 2016 - The constant surprise and change in schedule kept the warriors competing in the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) best warrior competition moving and on the alert.

766th Transportation Battalion participates in WAREX 78-16-01
Soldiers of the Army Reserve’s 766th Transportation Battalion perform post convoy checks and maintenance during unit convoy operations, during WAREX 78-06-01 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 1, 2015. The 84th Training Command’s first WAREX of the year was hosted by the 78th Training Division at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.; the exercise involved more than 40 units from across the U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Army National Guard and Canadian Armed Forces.
March 15, 2016 - As the sun rose, it cast light on rows of military vehicles standing still, neatly aligned and ready to take Soldiers to their daily missions. The Soldiers of the 766th Transportation Battalion, based in South Bend, Ind., stood at the ready as well, nearly as stiff as the cold metal of the vehicles- it was after all a particularly brutal New Jersey winter. Nevertheless, the Soldiers of the Army Reserve’s 766th Transportation Battalion battled the extreme winter weather and field conditions to keep the mission rolling during Warrior Exercise 78-16-01 (WAREX).

310th ESC Family Programs Coordinator celebrates 45 years of service
Maj. Gen. Leslie Carroll (right), the commanding general for the 377th Theater Sustainment Command presents a length of service certificate and emblem to Margaret “Peggy” Ranschaert in honor of her 45-year career of service as an Army civilian employee during a length of service ceremony held March 4 at the Spc. Luke P. Frist Army Reserve Center at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.
March 9, 2016 - Soldiers and civilian staff from the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and the 377th Theater Sustainment Command took the opportunity to honor the 45 year public service career of Margaret “Peggy” Ranschaert with a length of service certificate and emblem here, March 4.

310th ESC 2016 Best Warrior Competition Partnership and Preparation
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers competing in this year's combined 310th ESC and 3rd Transportation Brigade Expeditionary Best Warrior Competition, held at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Feb. 26 through March 2. Day 1 of the 310th ESC Best Warrior Competition included the Soldier essay competition, AWT station testing lanes and the Army standard written exam. Day 2 included M9 qualification, M16 qualification and land navigation.
March 8, 2016 - Army Reserve Soldiers from around the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and the 3rd Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) entered the ultimate test during the 310th ESC 2016 Best Warrior Competition, held from Feb. 26 through 2 March, 2016 here.

More than 200 brave rain and snow for memorial ceremony
The official party of the 25th memorial service for the 14th Quartermaster Detachment, from the left, Councilwoman Kathleen McCormick, from the city of Greensburg, Pa., Maj. Gen. Margaret W. Boor, commanding general of the 99th Regional Support Command, Brig. Gen. Richard C. Staats, commanding general of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and Command Sgt. Maj. Johnny McPeek, command sergeant major of the 316th, observe the service in Greensburg, Pa. Feb. 25, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Dalton Smith/Released)
Feb. 26, 2016 - Twenty-five years have passed since an Iraqi Scud missile destroyed the building of the 14th Quartermaster Detachment, just six days into their deployment in Operation Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia. Former Soldiers of the unit and family members of the fallen showed up to support each other here, Feb. 25, 2016.

Soldier awarded for selfless service
Staff Sgt. Michelle Satterfield pauses for a photo after the 25th aniversary memorial service of the 14th Quartermaster Detachment, from Greensburg, Pa. Feb. 25, 2016. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Bigelow / 316th ESC)
Feb. 25, 2016 - Reminiscing while assisting with the 25th anniversary memorial service for the 14th Quartermaster Detachment in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Feb. 25, 2016, Staff Sgt. Michelle Satterfield, a water treatment operation supervisor with the 14th QM Detachment, recalls an amazing December evening.

Intra-agency partnership assists Soldiers in gaining hands-on contracting experience
Maj. Camille Morgan, security manager and safety officer for the 915th Contracting Battalion out of Baltimore, shows Sgt. 1st Class Pamela Brown, contracting specialist, also with the 915th, how to process a de-obligation during battle assembly.
Feb. 17, 2016 - A conversation between two Army Reserve Soldiers during physical fitness training was the beginning of a unique training idea to allow Soldiers the opportunity to gain real-world contracting experience during battle assembly weekends.

Winning is not everything
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Danny Wolf, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) gives a thumbs up to Staff Sgt. Joseph Parker, 451st Quartermaster Company, as they observe training. The Soldiers, both members of the Army Reserve Culinary Arts Team, were in Sloan, Nevada practicing for the 41st Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition and training local Army Reserve cooks.
Jan. 21, 2016 - SLOAN, Nev. – Vince Lombardi, legendary Green Bay Packer coach, notwithstanding, for the Army Reserve Culinary Arts Team winning is NOT everything or the only thing – it’s not even the most important thing. The most important thing for this team is improving the overall quality of Army food service and Soldier training. Making sure they are set up to accomplish this drives how Chief Warrant Officer 2 Danny Wolf has developed training for not only the team, but for cooks in Army Reserve units across the country.

AMC leverages Army Reserve to save time, money
The Commander of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, Maj. Gen. Les Carroll, hosted the Commander of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Gen. Dennis Via during a command visit to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans Jan. 8. The 377th TSC serves as the largest two-star command in the Army Reserve with a mission to operate as the Senior Army Logistics headquarters capable of planning, controlling and synchronizing operational-level Army deployment and sustainment.
Jan. 13, 2016 - The Army's highest-ranking logistics leader visited the largest mission command headquarters in the Army Reserve.

Chaplain recognized as three times the citizen
Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Carlton Fisher, assistant chief of chaplains for mobilization and readiness in the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH) at the Pentagon, congratulates Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffery Bush, command chaplain of the Army Reserve Sustainment Command of Birmingham during Bush’s promotion ceremony. Also pictured from left to right: Sgt. Maj. Ward Gros, chaplain assistant with the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, Chaplain (Maj.) Henry McCaskill Jr., command chaplain of the Deployment Support Command, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffery Bush, command chaplain of the Army Reserve Sustainment Command, Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Carlton Fisher, assistant chief of chaplains for mobilization and readiness in the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH) at the Pentagon, and Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brian Ray, command chaplain for the 377th Theater Sustainment Command of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Jan. 12, 2016 - In the United States Army Reserve it’s common to hear the term Twice the Citizen referencing a wide-range of ability and expertise among Army Reserve Soldiers. During a promotion ceremony held at the Army Reserve Sustainment Command (ARSC) in Birmingham, this term was taken one step further. Chaplain (Maj.) Jeffery Bush, command chaplain of the ARSC was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Citizen Soldiers recognized for 68 years of combined dedicated service
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Doll, commander of the Army Reserve Sustainment Command, awards Lt. Col. Jackie Crittenden with various awards and certificates during his retirement ceremony. Crittenden’s career spanned over 39 years of military service in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve.  He received the Meritorious Service Medal along with several certificates of appreciation and a memento of an eagle made out of Alabama clay from the Army Reserve Sustainment Command.
Jan. 11, 2016 - Soldiers, family members and friends gathered to give special recognition to Lt. Col. Jackie Crittenden and Lt. Col. Alan Sconiers, Soldiers of the Army Reserve Sustainment Command (ARSC) in Birmingham, Ala. The retirement ceremony marked the closing out of their military careers which spanned 68 years of dedicated service.

304th Sustainment Brigade (Special Troops Battalion) deployment mobilization ceremony
Maj. Gen. Mark Palzer Commanding General of the 79th Sustainment Support Command along with other senior officers and enlisted Soldiers thank the families attending the deployment mobilization ceremony for their support, Jan. 10. The 304th Sustainment Brigade (Special Troops Battalion) prepare for a year deployment to Fort Bliss, Texas.
Jan. 11, 2016 - On a crisp and beautiful Sunday morning, Jan. 10, 2016, at March Air Reserve Base the 304th Sustainment Brigade (Special Troops Battalion) conduct a mobilization ceremony to formally say farewell to the families of the soldiers deploying on a year long deployment to Fort Bliss, Texas.

All Aboard the Snowball Express
Gold Star family members Laura and Benjamin Forshey pose with Santa Claus and service members from the Army Reserve and Pennsylvania National Guard at the Pittsburgh International Airport Dec. 12, 2015. The Forshey's, along with nine other families from the Pennsylvania area were at the airport to start their journey on the Snowball Express. The Snowball Express concept was developed 10 years ago with the goal of bringing new hope and happy memories to the families of military heroes who have lost their lives since Sept. 11 2001. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Bigelow / released)
Dec. 13, 2015 - The Holidays can be tough. For Gold Star families, the holidays can be even tougher. For the past 10 years, American Airlines has been doing their part to make the holidays a little bit easier for the families of fallen service members.

Soldiers pack an extra life
U.S. Army Spc. Christopher Locklear, with 824th Quartermaster Company, folds a T11 reserve parachute that will be used in Operation Toy Drop. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shaiyla Hakeem)
Dec. 1, 2015 - We have all packed items such as an extra toothbrush, deodorant, clothes and snacks, but not everyone has had the opportunity to literally pack an extra life.

Looking beyond the uniform: Army Reserve show their support for their community
Ashley Hayes, a Tough Mudder competitor, participated in the Army Fitness Challenge after she completed the Central Florida Tough Mudder in Palm Bay, Fla., Nov. 7. For the fitness challenge, Hayes had to complete several tasks, which included pushing a weighted sleigh, three pullups, low crawling, 10 declined pushups and then pulling the weighted sleigh back to the start line.
Nov. 8, 2015 - Civilians and Army Reserve Soldiers challenged themselves at the 2015 Central Florida Tough Mudder in Palm Bay, Fla., Nov. 7-8.

Indianapolis Joint Partnership Conference 2015
The 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) senior enlisted adviser Command Sgt. Maj. Levi G. Maynard, speaks at the Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion Partnership Zone Conference focused on implementing the Army’s total force policy at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., Oct. 24, 2015. Leaders from the Army Reserve’s 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Indiana Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), the Army Reserve Careers Division (ARCD), and the U.S. Army’s Recruiter Battalion Indianapolis (USAREC) gathered at the Spc. Luke P. Frist Army Reserve Center on Fort Benjamin Harrison to coordinate focused recruiting support for the Army’s Total Force policy.
Oct. 30, 2015 - Leaders from the Army Reserve’s 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), the Army Reserve Careers Division (ARCD), and the U.S. Army’s Recruiter Battalion Indianapolis (USAREC) gathered at the SPC Luke P. Frist Army Reserve Center on Fort Benjamin Harrison for a day of partnership building and coordination with the 2015 Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion Partnership Zone Conference, Oct. 24.

Army Reserve activates first watercraft brigade
Brig. Gen. Norman Green, 377th Theater Sustainment Command Deputy Commander, uncases the colors of the 3d Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) with the unit’s top Non Commissioned Officer, Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Legra, during an activation and change of command ceremony on Fort Belvoir, Va.   (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. William Roland)
Oct. 27, 2015 - FORT BELVOIR, Va. – A unit born on the rails reemerged on the water in an historic ceremony that activated the 3d Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) making it the first watercraft brigade in the Army Reserve. The event was just the beginning of a busy summer and fall that saw notable training with its active duty counterpart, the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary), and the addition of more units to its footprint. For 3d TB (X) Commander Col. David Roscoe, it is an exciting time to be in the Army watercraft business.

The Army Reserve Sustainment Command holds assumption of command ceremony
Maj. Gen. Les Carroll, commanding general of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, Belle Chasse, La., passes the Army Reserve Sustainment Command’s colors to Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Doll charging him with the responsibility and authority of the ARSC during the ARSC’s Assumption of Command Ceremony on Oct. 17.
Oct. 21, 2015 - Soldiers of the Army Reserve Sustainment Command took part in an assumption of command ceremony Oct. 17 in Birmingham, Alabama. During the ceremony, the command and colors of the ARSC were passed from Maj. Gen. Les Carroll, commanding general of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command of Belle Chasse, Louisiana to Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Doll as he assumed control of the ARSC.

Logistical Civil Augmentation Program Support Battalion holds change of command ceremony
Lt. Col. Timothy Rados, incoming commander, addresses the 3rd Logistical Civil Augmentation Program Support Battalion. Their mission is to provide a trained and ready unit that is combine, cross-trained, modular and functionally deployable.
Sept. 24, 2015 - The 3rd Logistical Civil Augmentation Program Support Battalion conducted a change of command ceremony on Sept. 19, 2015. Col. Thomas Niles, commander of the LOGCAP Support Brigade presided over the ceremony and spoke highly of the battalion.

Army Reserve Fuelers deliver the ‘juice’ across North Carolina
A motor transport operator with the 705th Transportation Company prepares to offload his fuel carrier during the Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise (QLLEX) at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 12, 2015. QLLEX is an annual logistical movement event that will transport necessary petroleum and purified water throughout the U.S. (Sgt. Christopher Bigelow / Released)
July 14, 2015 - FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Approximately 1,100 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from 18 states participated in the Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise conducted at Forward Operating Base Patriot on Fort Bragg, N.C. They came from as far away as Michigan and Puerto Rico and as near as North Carolina to haul fuel for the Defense Logistics Agency. They were also there to purify and distribute water, cook for the troops, clean laundry, provide field showers and other tasks necessary to complete the mission.

Soldiers Endure, Move on to USARC Best Warrior Competition
Spc. Zachary Lerma, 826th Ordnance Company supply specialist, uses a M256 series chemical agent detector kit during the Army Warrior Task portion of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command Best Warrior Competition at Fort Devens, Mass. Lerma, a native of Beaver Dam, Wis., is representing the 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ferdinand Thomas II, RELEASED)
July 14, 2015 - FORT DEVENS, Mass. - The stakes were higher than ever for 10 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers competing in the 377th Theater Sustainment Command Best Warrior Competition held for the first time this year at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Only one noncommissioned officer and one junior Soldier could represent the 377th TSC at the U.S. Army Reserve Command’s competition, and only the best rose to the top during the weeklong event April 13-17.

2015 Phillip A. Connelly awards
(Spc. Shannel Thomas from Baltimore, Md., a field mechanical maintenance specialist with the 254th Quartermaster Company (Laundry & Bath), prepares cooking utensils for use during a Phillip A. Connelly Award Competition at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., Feb. 7, 2015. The Connelly award was established in 1968 and is designed to encourage professionalism in Army food service teams and recognize excellent performance.Army Photo by Sgt. Christopher Bigelow / 316th ESC)
July 1, 2015 - Soldiers from the 254th Quartermaster Company (Laundry & Bath) prepare to compete for a Phillip A. Connelly Award for the title of the best mess section in the U.S. Army Reserve.
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