Army Reserve Tough 'Ombres host change of command ceremony
Tough ‘Ombres from the 90th Sustainment Brigade conduct a change of command ceremony on Camp Pike in North Little Rock, Arkansas today. 
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Kevin Meisler, Commander of the 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), is officiating the ceremony.
Col. Stephen M. Pazak is relinquishing command to Col. Dixon T. Brockbank from Perry, Utah after serving as the brigade's commander since June 1, 2020.
May 16, 2022 - Army Reserve Soldiers known as the Tough ‘Ombres from the 90th Sustainment Brigade conducted a change of command ceremony on Camp Pike in North Little Rock, Arkansas, on May 14, 2022...

910 QM Tough 'Ombres arrive at NTC
Tough ‘Ombres from the 910 Quartermaster Company out of Ardmore, Oklahoma arrived at Fort Irwin, California today for an upcoming rotation in the “box” at the National Training Center. The 910 is providing petroleum support to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment out of Fort Hood, Texas. 

90th Sustainment Brigade Commander, Col. Steve Pazak, joined the troops shortly after arriving at Fort Irwin. He encouraged them to get everything they could out of annual training and asked them to look after each other during the rotation. He challenged the unit’s leadership Capt. Stephan Jackson, Commander, and 1st Sgt. John freeman to watch over the team and ensure they are spiritually, mentally, physically, and financially fit.
May 9, 2022 - Army Reserve Soldiers from the 910 Quartermaster Company out of Ardmore, Oklahoma, arrived at Fort Irwin, California, today for an upcoming rotation in the “box” at the National Training Center. The Tough 'Ombres are...

Army Reserve sustainment meets Homeland Defense
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jeff Van, center left, Joint Task Force Civil Support commanding general, and Nancy Dragani, center right, the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region 8 Regional Administrator, discuss the DoD supporting FEMA in responding to a catastrophic manmade or natural incident during Vibrant Response 22, April 29, 2022. Joint Task Force Civil Support conducts chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response and all-hazards defense support to civil authorities operations in support of the lead federal agency in order to save lives, mitigate human suffering, and prevent further injury. Vibrant Response is an annual U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command directed Command Post Exercise planned in coordination with DoD, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and other federal and state partners. As USNORTHCOM’s Joint Force Land Component Command, U.S. Army North regularly plans and conducts this multicomponent exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael H. Lehman)
May 6, 2022 - On an annual basis, U.S. Northern Command hosts an exercise known as Vibrant Response, a complex training event that enables specialized units from across the country to train on their disaster response capabilities in...

Transportation Soldiers qualify with .50 caliber machine guns
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Logan Everts, assigned to the 445th Transportation Company, 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, 377th Sustainment Command, Waterloo, Iowa engages targets from as far away as 1,300 yards to qualify with a Browning M2A1 .50-caliber machine gun at a range on Fort McCoy, Wis., April 9, 2022. His assistant gunner was Spc. Jonathan Youngberg, also of the 445th. This training builds confidence in the Soldiers and assists the U.S. Army Reserve in providing more capable Soldiers to be successful on the battlefield.(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).
April 14, 2022 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from several companies in the 470th Movement Control Battalion, 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, 79th Theater Sustainment Command, Elwood, Illinois, trained on something not every Soldier is...

Tough ‘Ombres convoy to Canada
Tough ‘Ombres from the 217th Transportation Company out of San Antonio, Texas are transporting equipment across the country to support our Canadian allies during the upcoming Exercise Maple Resolve. 

U.S. Army North and the Canadian Armed Forces plan year-round for the Canadian Army's Exercise Maple Resolve, the largest allied exercise conducted in North America. Maple Resolve provides an opportunity to enhance multi-national interoperability in a brigade-level field training exercise.

Col. Steve Pazak, 90th Sustainment Brigade Commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Brenda Acosta linked up with the convoy at Fort Knox, Kentucky to offer encouragement along the journey and to stress the importance of the training/driving time as well as safety.

Great work Tough ‘Ombres!
April 7, 2022 - Tough ‘Ombres from the 217th Transportation Company out of San Antonio, are transporting equipment across the country to support our Canadian allies during the upcoming Exercise Maple Resolve...

Ordnance company trains at ammunition supply point
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Taylor Massart assigned to the 395th Ordnance Company, 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, 377th Sustainment Command, Neenah, Wis., concentrates as she listens to her platoon sergeant in an After Action Review during the company’s annual training on Fort McCoy, Wis., March 29, 2022. This individual and collective training prepared the company to demonstrate its readiness for pre-mobilization training at Fort Hood, Texas. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).
April 4, 2022 - A U.S. Army Reserve Ordnance Company chose the Ammunition Supply Point here as the site for part of its Annual Training’s collective training March 29 through April 1, 2022. This platoon training guided the Soldiers assigned...

Polar planners: Army Reserve Soldiers provide Arctic logistics
Maj. Gen. Susan Henderson (left), commanding general of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, discusses communications capabilities during a theater tour of Exercise Arctic Edge 2022 (AE22) at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 9, 2022. AE22 is a biennial exercise that involved approximately 1,000 participants, including U.S. and Canadian service members, U.S. Coast Guardsmen, and government employees from the U.S. Department of Defense and Canada's Department of National Defence. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Mary Dempsey)
March 25, 2022 - From a hot and humid military base lined with Southern live oaks on the outskirts of New Orleans, Army Reserve logisticians of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) oversee a bevy of sustainment missions, both domestic...

Army Reserve Soldiers in Germany awarded for 4,000 volunteer hours
Deputy Garrison Manager Jae Kim (far left) and Adi Fink from the Baumholder USO (far right) stand with members of the 455th ETOE.  Photo by Bernd Mai, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Public Affairs
March 17, 2022 - Five Soldiers with the 455th Expeditionary Terminal Operations Element received the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal during a ceremony here March 9.In addition to the service medal, Baumholder’s United Services...

After cold January, CWOC students cite Fort McCoy as ideal training location for course
A student in Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) class 22-03 participates in cold-water immersion training Jan. 31, 2022, at Big Sandy Lake on South Post at Fort McCoy, Wis. The training event is the final training event before graduating from the CWOC. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy with support from contractor Veterans Range Solutions.
Feb. 16, 2022 - During January 2022 at Fort McCoy, weather data shows 18 of 31 days during the month had overnight temperatures in the below-zero range — one night as cold as minus 35 degrees Fahrenheit. And through those many cold nights,...

Army lawyer’s legal expertise enables acquisition wins at Futures Command
Ronald Sullivan in downtown Austin, near Army Futures Command headquarters. (Patrick Hunter, Army Futures Command)
Feb. 11, 2022 - Before he became an award-winning lawyer, Ronald Sullivan was a proud military brat. Born in London, he grew up primarily in San Antonio, the city where his father – an Air Force administrative specialist – met his mother, a...

LOGCAP Support Brigade unit deploying soon to support Central Command
Brig. Gen. Stephanie Howard (left), commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Sustainment Command, Birmingham, Alabama, greets soon-to-be deploying Soldiers Dec. 15 during a training break at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. Soldiers in the 4th Logistics Civil Augmentation Program Support Battalion will be deploying for about nine months to support a contracting mission in the Middle East. The 4th LOGCAP Spt. Bn. is one of five battalions within the LOGCAP Support Brigade. The brigade is headquartered at RIA and under the ARSC. (Photo by 1st Lt.  Jordan Cedillo, ARSC)
Feb. 7, 2022 - A LOGCAP Support Brigade unit will soon be heading off to support contract operations in an overseas theater.The 4th LOGCAP Support Battalion will be deploying about 19 to 22 Soldiers to a location in the Central Command...

Exercise preps ASC-ARE Soldiers for deployment
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Joseph Sheets applies his new-found knowledge to complete an assignment during Contracting Officer Representative Exercise 22.1 at Army Sustainment Command-Army Reserve Element headquarters on Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. (Sgt. 1st Class W. Wayne Marlow)
Jan. 24, 2022 - Members of the Army Sustainment Command-Army Reserve Element who will support the 401st Army Field Support Brigade in Kuwait were brought here to prepare them for their duties downrange.It proved to be time well spent,...

VIDEO: Why I Serve: Spc. Ophoven
Jan. 20, 2022 - Army Reserve Spc. John Ophoven, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear specialist, 847th Human Resources Company, shares how he wants to serve his fellow Soldiers in support of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response...

Why I serve: ‘It taught me how to be a leader and how to do the right thing'
Master Sgt. Ruben Soto, the operations sergeant major for the 1397th Deployment and Distribution Support Battalion enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1996 as a 14E, which is known today as a Patriot fire control enhanced operator. He is currently serving as a transportation senior sergeant, or 88Z, serving as an Active Guard Reserve Soldier at Port Shuaiba, Kuwait. “Once I got in and saw what the Army was—it was not what I saw in the movies or on TV—it was something totally different and I liked it,” Soto said. “It taught me how to be a leader and how to do the right thing.”
Jan. 3, 2022 - Master Sgt. Ruben Soto has given 26 years of his life to the Army and his country, and he’s not done giving.Soto is currently deployed here with the 595th Transportation Brigade, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, serving as...

Beaumont-based Army Reserve unit holds Soldier’s memorial
Soldiers of the 373rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion render honors to Sgt. Maj. Franklin E. Harris during a memorial service at the Carl H. Pipkin Army Reserve Center Oct. 16, 2021. The unit held the memorial to honor Sgt. Maj. Harris who died Sept. 27 due to complications related to COVID-19. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Mark Halliday/Released)
Oct. 20, 2021 - The 373rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) held a memorial service Saturday, Oct. 16 for an Army Reserve Soldier at the Carl H. Pipkin Army Reserve Center. The unit’s Soldiers, along with friends and family,...
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