Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Mezquita is Active Guard Reserve Soldier assigned to the 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in Orlando,FL. In this interview, Sgt. 1st Class Mezquita shares why he joined and continues to serve in the U.S. Army Reserve. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Leon Orange)
Capt. Reinaldo Sanchez serves as an information system officer at the 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in Orlando, Fla. Sanchez shared how his work environment changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Leon Orange)
Lt. Col. John Soto is an Active Guard Reserve Soldier assigned to the 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in Orlando, Fla. In this interview, Lt. Col. Soto shares why he joined and continues to serve in the U.S. Army Reserve. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Leon Orange)
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Combined Forces Leader Development Course leads to new approaches
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jose R. Pagan, first sergeant, 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group, speaks during a Combined Forces Leader Development Course class Feb. 20, 2020, at Al Asad, Iraq. Pagan and U.S Army Capt. Patrick Sylvers, 1972nd Medical Detachment Combat Operational Stress Control psychologist, created the course last year for troops at the base to try different approaches to military leadership. Student gatherings were suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers plan to continue it in the future. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gary A. Witte)
May 27, 2020 - Learning new styles of leadership can be a tough process in the best circumstances, but studying them in a combat zone presents its own challenges.

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.

A Soldier's Journey
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Browne, a native of Liberia, Africa, who became an American citizen, serves as the billeting NCO for Taji Military Complex, Iraq. As a child, Browne survived a civil war and life in refugee camps before emigrating to the United States. He became both a civilian police officer and joined the military. Shown here during his deployment Feb. 7, 2020, Browne received a promotion from his reserve unit soon afterward. Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve remains unified and determined in its mission to degrade and defeat Daesh and continues to work with allies and partners to implement stabilization efforts. (U.S. Army photo  by Sgt. 1st Class Gary A. Witte)
April 10, 2020 - U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Thomas Browne was 7 years old when the rebels killed his father.

Engineers keep it constructive
U.S. Army Sgt. Trevor E. Bessinger, 124th Engineer Company heavy equipment operator, digs a drainage ditch with a backhoe at Erbil Air Base, Iraq, Dec. 12, 2019. The 124th Engineer Company, based in Saluda, S.C., primarily conducts “horizonal” work, including preparing and grading land for building construction. Engineering work helps Coalition Forces throughout the area – including Kurdish Security Forces – in their ongoing fight against Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gary A. Witte)
Jan. 17, 2020 - In the engineer office at Erbil Air Base, Iraq, there is a white board displaying an ever-changing list of improvement projects. Almost daily, military and civilian personnel come through the door asking for assistance.

Ceremony marks start of deployment for Army Reserve unit
At center, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Joseph Pulvino of Buffalo, N.Y., the lead emergency room nurse for the 865th Combat Support Hospital, discusses spinal injuries over a simulated casualty with Spc. E. Analise Arvelo of Philadelphia, a combat medic with the unit, during the Combat Support Tactical Exercise at Fort McCoy, Wis., Aug. 17, 2019. Pulvino said the exercise allowed troops hands-on experience in dealing with medical crises. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gary A. Witte, 207th Regional Support Group)
Dec. 2, 2019 - Members of the 207th Regional Support Group gathered at Hilton Field on Fort Jackson, S.C., to bid parents, siblings, spouses, friends and children farewell Oct. 26, 2019 before they deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Combat Support takes the lead
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. LaRanda M. Boone of Greenville, N.C., an operations NCO with the 207th Regional Support Group, moves through a patrol at the Advanced Warrior Tasks Lane Combat Support Tactical Exercise, Fort McCoy, Wis., Aug. 12, 2019. The lane tested Soldiers land navigation skills, ability to treat a casualty and evacuate the wounded. The 207th Regional Support Group, which processed units participating in the CSTX, projected almost 4,000 joint service members would attend its August phase, including Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine personnel. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gary A. Witte, 207th Regional Support Group)
Aug. 15, 2019 - Thousands of U.S. Reserve and National Guard troops faced pressure and hardship this summer at Fort McCoy, Wis., during the 2019 Combat Support Tactical Exercise. Joint service members from across North America toiled during 24-hour operations while dealing with the certainty of simulated attacks, the uncertainty of outcomes and the scrutiny of military evaluators.

Deployed Duluth Soldier earns Norwegian skill badge
Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Nicole Verdugo of Duluth trekked for 18.6 miles in just over five hours at Erbil Air Base, Iraq, to earn the prestigious Norwegian armed forces skill badge. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kahlil Dash)
July 26, 2019 - U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Nicole Verdugo of Duluth, Minn., recently earned the prestigious Norwegian armed forces skill badge for completing a grueling 18.6-mile foot march at Erbil Air Base, Iraq.

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.

Qatar, U.S. militaries work together to strengthen Qatar C-17 air drop capabilities
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar – Members of the 824th Quartermaster Company, Detachment 11, based out of Fort Bragg, N. C., make sure they properly secure the rigging on the water-filled fuel barrel loads dropped during a training exercise with the Qatari military, May 10.  (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Charlotte Reavis, 1st TSC-OCP Public Affairs)
May 24, 2018 - Airdrop systems technicians, better known as “riggers,” from the U.S. Army Reserve's 824th Quartermaster Company, based at Fort Bragg, N.C., along with members of the United States Air Force, the Italian Army, and some U.S. contractors, are working side-by-side with the Qatar military to enhance that nation’s air drop capabilities so they can provide additional support to their own military.

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.

Brigadier General Pamela L. McGaha
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Command Sergeant Major Gerald W. Knight Jr
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