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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...

Theory of operations studied at Power Generation class
Brandon Johnson, a Department of the Army Civilian heavy mobile repair inspector with the Area Maintenance Support Activity-164, Lexington, Ky., right, reads a theory of operations of a 15-kilowatt Tactical Quiet Generator as Sgt. Justin Meidinger, assigned to the 452nd Ordnance Company, 451st Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Aberdeen, S.D., and a military technician with the AMSA- 108-Branch Maintenance Activity (BMA)-1 in Aberdeen, left, and fellow Soldier and co-worker Sgt. Larry Woodell, search for the relay during the Logistic Sustainment Training Power Generation class at the 88th Readiness Division-operated Fort McCoy, Wis., Draw Yard March 1, 2022.  The students learned about theory of operations for the first time since the class has been offered. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).
March 7, 2022 - The students in the first Fiscal Year 22’s Logistic Sustainment Training Power Generation class were the first to learn the theory of generators and extensive details on how each piece of equipment of a generator works at the...

650th Regional Support Group holds Best Warrior Competition
U.S. Army Reserve Soldier Spc. Samuel Deharo with the 650th Regional Support Group runs towards the finish line after completing the ruck march event for the Best Warrior Competition near the George W. Dunaway Army Reserve Center, Feb 04, 2022. The 650th Regional Support Group’s Best Warrior Competition tested the Soldiers’ physical endurance with a 10-mile ruck march through the Nevada desert.
Feb. 18, 2022 - Soldiers from the 650th Regional Support Group (RSG) competed in the annual Best Warrior Competition Feb. 3-6, 2022 at the George W. Dunaway U.S. Army Reserve Center...

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,...

‘You never know who’s looking at you, when’
Sgt. 1st Class Patrick W. Gowan, a culinary specialist attached to the 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, waits in his normal spot to greet and fist bump service members in the Zone 2 dining facility on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on Nov. 15, 2021. Gowan deployed to Kuwait in March with the Los Angeles, Calif., based 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and served as the dining facility’s contracting officer representative. “It’s very hard work, long, long hours, not a lot of people appreciate it—a lot of people complain about your food but that’s OK—I’m here to provide morale in the form of chow to people, and I try to do that,” he said.
Dec. 7, 2021 - If you’ve eaten at the Zone 2 dining facility here, chances are you’ve received a fist bump from Sgt. 1st Class Patrick W. Gowan.The culinary specialist, an Army Reserve Soldier attached to the 3rd Infantry Division...

Why I serve: ‘I can help guide them in making the right decisions’
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Marcos L. Benavides, an ammunition specialist assigned to the Los Angeles, Calif., based 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, watches as a forklift picks up a pallet of Patriot missiles at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, on Oct. 11, 2021. The Soldier is preparing to redeploy after a tour spent supporting the 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, 1st Theater Sustainment Command. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Elorina Santos)
Oct. 27, 2021 - U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Marcos L. Benavides is passionate about being there for his Soldiers.“I just want to help them and make sure that they’re set in life or their military career, things I wish somebody had told me...

Army Reserve daughter of mariachi singer reflects on her Afghanistan, Qatar service
Army Reserve Spc. Luz Hernandez, who is currently deployed to Camp Buehring, Kuwait, with the South El Monte, California, based 155th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, shares a moment with her parents, Angel Hernandez Mendoza and Maria Guadalupe Lopez- Hernandez. Hernandez said she draws strength from her parents’ legacy. “I am sure there are Mexican heroes, but for me, it was just hearing my dad's and my mom's stories—how they came from nothing in Mexico.” (Photo courtesy of Spc. Luz Hernandez)
Oct. 7, 2021 - A Mexican American Army Reserve Soldier deployed here with the 155th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade reflected on her remarkable experiences in Afghanistan and Qatar for this...

Big investment, big payoff for Soldiers training in Warrior Exercise at Fort McCoy
Sgt. Christian Prado, 730th Transportation Company, Los Angeles, California, assesses his squad following a simulated chemical attack at Fort McCoy, Wis., July 15, 2021. Soldiers of the 730th conduct their annual training at Warrior Exercise. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Ricky Gavilan)
Sept. 22, 2021 - "Gas! Gas! Gas,” yell the Soldiers on a cool, cloudy morning in the woods of Wisconsin.Sgt. Christian Prado quickly looks to the left and sees Soldiers running out of their tents, which are still soggy from a night of heavy...

650th Regional Support Group change of command
Passing the colors from one commander to another represents the passing of trust and well being of the unit from one commander to another.
Aug. 31, 2021 - Col. Lance Oliver relinquished responsibility of the 650th Regional Support Group to Col. David Nowicki during the change of command ceremony held Aug. 15, 2021.Brig. Gen. John M. Dreska, commanding general, 311th...

257th TC conducts drivers' training for HET
SFC Davis inspects a wheel to ensure proper connection after divers couple M1070A1 HET and M1000 trailer. (Photo by: Staff Sgt. Donald Tillery)
Aug. 26, 2021 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 257th Transportation Company (Heavy Equipment Transporter) conducted training exercises for 41 Motor Transport Operators (88M) and 4 Wheeled Vehicle Mechanics (91B) during annual training...
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