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U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Rena Patierno, a native of Staatsburg, NY, greets a young girl at a hospital in Nijrab, Kapisa Province Afghanistan, 2010. Patierno brings more than 26 years of experience as a registered nurse specializing in intensive care and emergency medicine to ARE EUCOM as well as 18 years of military service in the United States Army Reserve as a Nurse Corps Officer and Civil Affairs Officer. U.S. ARE EUCOM provides timely support to the combatant command and enhances its ability to conduct military operations. The more than 160 members of the unit provide international and interagency partnering to enhance transatlantic security and defend the United States forward. (Courtesy photo by Lt. Col. Rena Patierno)
April 23, 2019 - U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Rena Patierno, a native of Staatsburg, NY, graduate of the University of Tampa and Walden University, recently joined U.S. Army Reserve Element European Command, 76th Operational Response Command, this winter. 

Exercise Palau offers veterinary outreach to Koror
Maj. John Knowles, with the 405th Civil Affairs Battalion, performs surgery on a kitten at a veterinarian outreach program at the Palau Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) April 15, 2019, in Koror, Palau during Exercise Palau. U.S. Army veterinarians and PAWS have partnered to aid the community in providing basic animal health care for pets. Exercise Palau is sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and hosted by the nation of Palau, and strengthens the U.S. and Palau relationships, and contributes to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The exercise will run from the April 13-19, and will include several security cooperation training events as well as community and animal health outreach services at several sites including Koror, Peleliu and Angaur.  (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge)
April 17, 2019 - Palauans of the of the four-legged variety are receiving some special attention during a four-day veterinarian health outreach program that started April 15, 2019, in Koror, Palau. U.S. Army Reserve veterinarians and the Palau Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) teamed up to offer routine animal care including vaccinations, spay and neutering as a part of Exercise Palau.

Military working dogs train for CBRN exposure in Kuwait
Military working dog, Oopey, a Belgian Malinois who does patrol work and explosive detection, wears protective gear and is guided by his handler to the decontamination element to complete the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear (CBRN) decontamination training in Kuwait April 11, 2019. This is the first time Oopey conducted CBRN decontamination training. Members of the 637th Chemical Company, the 719th Medical Detachment Veterinary Service Support, and the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron came together to conduct a live exercise to train to save the lives of military working dogs and their handlers in the event they were exposed to a CBRN substance. Live training events help prepare service members for real world events which may require them to recall the skills they learned in training to stay in the fight and survive. 

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Anaidy G. Claudio, U.S. Army Central Public Affairs Office)
April 16, 2019 - Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst is something military service members do every day. Risk assessments are conducted regularly to prepare service members to identify risks and plan to implement controls to mitigate risks. Military working dogs are no exception but require a little more guidance than the average troop. 

ARMEDCOM commander receives second star
Maj. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Reserve Command, presided over a promotion ceremony for Army Reserve Medical Command’s incoming commanding general, Maj. Gen. Jonathan Woodson. At the ceremony held on March 31, 2019, at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Center in Pinellas Park, Florida, Woodson’s wife Sherril, and daughter Sarah, who currently serves the Navy as an active duty neurologist, assisted by removing the one star rank, replacing with two-star rank. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Eric W. Jones)
April 10, 2019 - Maj. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Reserve Command, presided over Brig. Gen. Jonathan Woodson’s promotion to major general in a ceremony held ahead of the command’s Change of Command ceremony at Army Reserve Medical Command’s headquarters in Pinellas Park, Florida, March 31, 2019.

ARMEDCOM bids farewell to outgoing commander, welcomes new leadership
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Mary E. Link, outgoing commanding general of Army Reserve Medical Command, relinquishes command to Maj. Gen. Jonathan Woodson, the new commanding general for ARMEDCOM headquartered in Pinellas Park, Florida, during a Change of Command ceremony held on Sunday, March 31, 2019.  The Change of Command ceremony symbolizes the continuation of leadership and unit identity despite the change of individual authority.  It also represents the transfer of power from one leader to another; passing the ceremonial flag from outgoing to incoming commander is a physical representation of that transfer. 

(Photo by Staff Sgt. Eric W. Jones)
April 4, 2019 - Maj. Gen. Mary E. Link, outgoing commanding general of Army Reserve Medical Command, relinquished command to the incoming commander, Maj. Gen. Jonathan Woodson, during a Change of Command ceremony held at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center on March 31, 2019. 

Army Reserve Soldier continues family's legacy of service
Sergeant Cory Lien poses for this undated photo during his deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the Minnesota Army National Guard's 34th Red Bull Infantry Division. Lien's son, Spc. Cory Lien Jr., is currently deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and make four generations of the same family who have served in the U.S. Army.

(Photo courtesy of Spc. Cory Lien Jr., 452nd Combat Support Hospital)
April 4, 2019 - Tracing a continued family history of military service back to World War II is something Spc. Cory Lien Jr. is proud to say.

Hands-on training in support of Operation Spartan Shield
Capt. Heather Meier, 452nd Combat Support Hospital, recently graduated from Jefferson College Physician Assistant Program with a master's degree.  She completed her clinical rotations during her deployment in support of Operation Spartan Shield at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Philip Ribas)
March 29, 2019 - Capt. Heather Meier, 452nd Combat Support Hospital, U.S. Army Reserve, is a surgical nurse currently deployed in support of Operation Spartan Shield at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. She recently earned her master's degree at a physicians assistant graduate program, and then completed her clinical rotations in Kuwait.

U.S., Chadian biomed technicians rely on expertise of one another during MEDREX 19-1
Spc. Vanessa Yonkers, Biomedical Equipment Specialist with the 248th Field Hospital, 3rd Medical Command Deployment Support, troubleshoots a steam sterilizer with Djenaissem Bekoutou, a biomedical technician, at the Military Teaching Hospital in N’Djamena, Chad during  Medical Readiness Exercise 19-1. This medical readiness exercise is the first this year in an annual series of medical readiness exercises that U.S. Army Africa facilitates within a variety of countries on the African continent, providing an opportunity for the partnered militaries to share best practices and improve medical treatment processes. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Ames)
March 13, 2019 - Successful medical readiness training exercises do not depend just on doctors’ and nurses’ abilities. Additional medical professionals who maintain the necessary equipment are vital to achieving the events’ objectives.

Injured Army Reserve Soldier finds new hill to conquer
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Eddie Cordero laughs after a fall while learning to snowboard at a Vermont ski resort in December 2018. (Photo courtesy U.S. Army Spc. Eddie Cordero)
Feb. 28, 2019 - U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Eddie Cordero soldiered on through the pain of injuring his back and neck during a deployment to Afghanistan in 2017. Once he returned to Fort Bliss, Texas after his deployment, he knew he needed to do something about it. Fortunately, he learned about the Army’s Warrior Transition Units and what they do for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and ultimately decided it was a path he needed to take.

403rd Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team conducts Combat Lifesaver Course for Italian partners
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Carmen Lozano, a medic with the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, assists two members of the Italian Carabinieri in a bleeding-control exercise during a Combat Lifesaver Course at Base Militar Italiano de Supporte, Djibouti, Jan. 15, 2019. The 10-lesson Combat Lifesaver Course is designed specifically to teach non-medical service members lifesaving interventions, including hemorrhage control and airway management. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kirsten Brandes)
Feb. 6, 2019 - A team of Army Reserve medics with the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, conducted a Combat Lifesaver Course for a class of 16 members of the Italian Army, Navy, Air Force and Carabinieri (National Police) on Base Militar Italiano de Supporte, Jan. 14-18.
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