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Army Reserve Soldier's birthday to remember on mobilization to Poland
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Kimberly Curtis, a supply specialist from Helena, Montana, mobilized to Poland with the 652nd Regional Support Group, rides a horse named Liberator on her 21st birthday November 22 at SBS Stallion Stables near the town of Lobez, Poland. Curtis, who rides with several groups back in Montana, recieved the birthday surprise from her fellow 652nd Soldier, Spc. Desireh Kissinger, who is riding in the background. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Ryan C. Matson, 652nd Regional Support Group)
Dec. 4, 2019 - It’s a safe bet to say that Kimberly Curtis will never forget her 21st birthday, November 22. It won’t be due to a wild night out at bars or something one might associate with turning 21. Spc. Curtis, a supply specialist in the Army Reserve, is a member of the 652nd Regional Support Group, out of Helena, Montana, serving on her first mobilization to Drawsko Pomorskie, a remote base camp in Northwestern Poland.

Man's best friend no matter where you are
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Joel Brown, a mechanic from Casper, Wyoming, with the 652nd Regional Support Group out of Helena, Montana, runs with Verdin, a dog from the Zary Animal Shelter in Zary, Poland, November 26. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Ryan C. Matson, 652nd Regional Support Group)
Dec. 2, 2019 - Soldiers with the 652nd Regional Support Group out of Helena, Montana, while mobilized to Poland, spent a couple hours Nov. 26 walking 12 dogs at the Zary Animal Shelter.

652nd Regional Support Group Mayor's Cell team improves Skwierzyna base camp in Poland
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 652nd Regional Support Group out of Helena, Montana, making up the Mayor’s Cell at the Skwierzyna base pose in front of a stone wall November 19 on the base - from front, Sgt. 1st Class Scott Maurer, an ammunition noncommissioned officer from Belgrade, Montana, and base Deputy Mayor, Sgt. 1st Class David Winkowitsch, a maintenance noncommissioned officer from Cut Bank, Montana, and base Administrative Noncommissioned Officer, Sgt. Nathan Clayton, a human resources noncommissioned officer from Greenville, South Carolina, and base Administrative Noncommissioned Officer, and 2nd Lt. Jalen Brown,  a transportation officer from New Orleans, Louisiana and base Mayor. The team is charged with providing and improving basic life support and comfort and morale items for the Polish and American Soldiers on base. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Ryan C. Matson, 652nd Regional Support Group)
Nov. 22, 2019 - With streets lined with perfectly-cut and placed stones, long brick buildings with heavy swinging doors, and lofty trees that have obviously been growing for decades, it is hard to deny that the base on Skwierzyna, Poland, is a beautiful place.

Army Reserve Soldiers 'run for Julia'
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Eric Skoog, a chaplain’s assistant from Great Falls, Montana, with the 652nd Regional Support Group out of Helena, Montana, visits infant Julia Kapczynski after participating in a 5K race in the town of Powidz, Poland October 20. The race benefitted Kapczynski, of Powidz who is battling numerous health and developmental issues. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Ryan C. Matson, 652nd Regional Support Group)
Oct. 22, 2019 - Julia Kapczynski may still be an infant, but she has a town and an Army of people supporting her.

Program helps Soldiers cope using the power of breath
Capt. Amanda Carling, Commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company and a native of Boise, Idaho is reflecting on her thoughts after a long day of work. Carling and her husband are part of Project Welcome Home Troops organization that through volunteers, such as themselves, teaches veterans and families the power of breath.
Oct. 22, 2019 - Capt. Amanda Carling, company commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 652nd Regional Support Group, and other Soldiers find stress-management assistance through Project Welcome Home Troops.

652nd RSG's colors stand proud thanks to Soldier's talents
Staff Sgt. James Campbell, a unit supply noncommissioned officer from Great Falls, Montana, Sgt. Levi Proctor, an ammunitions specialist from Missoula, Montana, and Staff Sgt. Joel Brown a wheeled vehicle mechanic from Clancy, Montana, insert unit colors and the U.S. flag into a wooden base designed and built by Staff Sgt. Campbell.  Each unit in the military has a unit flag that represents only that unit.  The unit flag, or colors, represent the unit regardless of where they are in the world.  Colors are posted in a central location for all to see.  They are symbols of a Soldier’s identity and pride.
Oct. 11, 2019 - The Soldiers of the 652nd Regional Support Group stood huddled around a large metal storage container that had just arrived at Powidz Air Base, Poland, from the United States. When the container’s creaky doors swung open, the first thing the Soldiers saw was the unit’s wooden flag stand.

652nd Regional Support Group arrives in Poland, uncases unit colors
U.S. Army Reserve Col. Erica Herzog, left, commander of the 652nd Regional Support Group, and Command Sgt. Maj. Duane Hedrick, the 652nd command sergeant major, uncase the unit colors during a ceremony September 30 at Powidz Air Base, Powidz, Poland. The Soldiers arrived in Poland September 26 to begin a mobilization to Poland where they will be the first Army Reserve unit responsible for the operations of 10 base camps throughout the country. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Ryan Matson, 652nd Regional Support Group)
Oct. 2, 2019 - The 652nd Regional Support Group took the first formal steps in the unit’s historic mission providing base support to Allied forces throughout Poland during a ceremony at Powidz Air Base in Powidz, Poland, September 30, 2019.

Resilience expo scores a touchdown with Soldiers, families
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Jonathan Foust, a shower and laundry noncommissioned officer from Kalispell, Montana, with the 652nd Regional Support Group and U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Bill Daniels, a supply specialist, also with the 652nd, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, compete in a game of cornhole during the Touchdown to Resilience Expo September 20 at the Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier and Family Readiness Center. The expo provided numerous resources to Soldiers and their families as well as nutritional information, games, and fun activities geared toward informing Soldiers of resilience techniques. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Olha Vandergriff, 652nd Regional Support Group)
Sept. 30, 2019 - A smell of freshly-popped popcorn filled the building. Soldiers and their families gathered for a Touchdown to Resilience Expo at the Oveta Cult Hobby Soldier and Family Readiness Center. The expo is designed to teach Soldiers and families useful and practical resilience skills – or skills that help Soldiers and families deal with military and civilian stressors - but with a twist. Each quarter the expo features a unique theme, from football parties to spring cleaning. This quarter focused on a tailgate party.

652nd RSG becomes first U.S. Army Reserve unit conducting base operations In Poland
Spc. Richard Thomas, a military police specialist, talks to his family after a farewell ceremony September 7 at the Fort William Henry Harrison Reserve Center gymnasium in Helena, Montana. The 652nd RSG will become the first U.S. Army Reserve unit heading base operations in Poland during their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Ryan C. Matson, 652nd Regional Support Group)
Sept. 9, 2019 - The gym was packed with hundreds of grandparents, loved ones with cameras, and children dressed in red, white and blue clothing. They had gathered in the Fort William Henry Harrison Reserve Center gymnasium to say farewell to the Soldiers of the 652nd Regional Support Group, an Army Reserve unit from Helena, Montana, tasked with a historic mission. The ceremony was held September 7 to case the 652nd’s colors in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Poland where they would be responsible for overseeing the operations of several bases of allied Soldiers.

Out of the field and into the petroleum lab
Spc. Teagan Mercer, petroleum laboratory specialist assigned to the 786th Quartermaster Company, prepares jet fuel for analysis at the U.S. Army Petroleum Laboratory in New Cumberland, Penn., Aug. 1, 2019. Mercer, and two other Soldiers, had the chance to train with Army chemists learning the purpose behind what the Army has taught them to do in their military occupational skill. The U.S. Army Petroleum Laboratory performs critical tests and evaluations on military mobility fuels and lubricants.
Aug. 8, 2019 - Recently, three Reserve Soldiers of the 786th Quartermaster Company based in Utah, 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, had the chance to train with Army chemists learning the purpose behind what the Army has taught them to do in their military occupational skill.

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