U.S. Army Reserve medical Soldiers from Medical Support Unit-Europe, 7th Mission Support Command, teamed up with German Bundeswehr Army Reserve medical Soldiers for partnership training that included medical treatment scenarios in a mobile hospital and litter aid training loading and unloading a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter.
7th Intermediate Level Education Detachment, 7th Mission Support Command, begins their 2019-20 class in Grafenwoehr, Germany, with a first-time enrollment of Naval officers.
7th MSC Commanding General, BG Michael T. Harvey, and 7th MSC color guard Soldiers help commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Periers, France by participating in a ceremony in the city center on July 27th, 2019. During World War II, Soldiers from the 90th Infantry Division liberated the city 75 years earlier on July 27th, 1944.
LTG Charles D Luckey talks about the incompatibility of extremist groups and service in America's Army Reserve. New version has direction for commanders--including holding Soldiers accountable.
Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare Soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to ample cost savings across the service. The six-event readiness assessment, called the Army Combat Fitness Test, is intended to replace the current three-event Army Physical Fitness Test, which has been around since 1980. Beginning October 2020, all Soldiers will be required to take the new gender- and age-neutral test. Before that, field testing set to begin this October will allow the Army to refine the test, with initial plans for up to 40,000 Soldiers from all three components to see it.
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, reminds Soldiers to be aware of what they can and cannot do politically: "Make sure you understand the difference between your rights as a citizen and your responsibilities as a Soldier."
The Double Eagle App is the latest resource for Soldiers, Family members, and Department of the Army Civilians to get up-to-date information about America's Army Reserve. Available now to download for Apple and Android devices.
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, wants individual Soldiers to ensure they know the basics of their responsibilities by making education and skills training a priority.
If you are interested in receiving an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and commissioning into the Army Reserve, the GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign covers 4 years of full tuition and fees or $10,000 for room and board at colleges and universities served by an Army ROTC program.
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2500th DLD commander embodies Soldier first mentality
The outgoing commander of the 2500th Digital Liaison Detachment, Col. Christopher Varhola, thanks his Soldiers after receiving a meritorious service medal during a ceremony Aug. 17 at Camp Normandy, Grafenwoehr, Germany. Varhola will retire this November after almost 30 years of service in the U.S. Army.
Aug. 17, 2019 - GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — After a week of ranges and training at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Soldiers with the 2500th Digital Liaison Detachment said farewell to one commander and welcomed another during a change of command ceremony Aug. 17, here, at Camp Normandy.

Back to basics: Proficiency at heart of 2500th DLD's Europe mission
Capt. Michael E. Benjamin, 2500th DLD operations officer, throws a practice hand grenade during a familiarization and qualification range Aug. 16 at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany.
Aug. 16, 2019 - GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Twenty Soldiers with the 2500th Digital Liaison Detachment conducted basic warrior tasks and focused on understanding battlefield enablers during the unit’s annual training Aug. 10 to 23, here, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

Five 7th MSC officers graduate Army War College
U.S. Army Reserve Col. Aaron Justice, commander of the 510th Regional Support Group, 7th Mission Support Command, receives his diploma during the U.S. Army War College class of 2019 graduation ceremony on Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, July 26, 2019. Five 7th MSC officers graduated the two-year program with a Master's degree in Strategic Studies.
July 28, 2019 - When military officers graduate from the Army War College, they don’t just receive congratulations and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment, they also receive a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies.

7th MSC honors the people of Periers, France
Color Guard Soldiers assigned to the 7th Mission Support Command participated in the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of the town of Periers, France on July 27, 2019. The 90th Infantry Division, now the 90th Sustainment Brigade, liberated the town during World War II seven weeks after landing on Utah beach just 35 kilometers away. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Capt. Joe Bush)
July 27, 2019 - PERIERS, France: On July 27, 1944, Soldiers of the 90th Infantry Division, known as the ‘Tough Hombres’, rolled into the town of Periers, France just 35 kilometers from where they landed seven weeks earlier to be greeted by the remaining citizens as liberators, and the townspeople have never forgotten them.

Harvey assumes command of the 7th Mission Support Command; emphasizes NATO partnership in Europe as well as individual Soldier readiness
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Michael T. Harvey, incoming commander of the 7th Mission Support Command, addresses Soldiers and guests during a change of command ceremony held on NCO Field at Daenner Kaserne, United States Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, June 29, 2019.
June 29, 2019 - U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Michael T. Harvey assumed command of the 7th Mission Support Command during a change of command ceremony, here, on NCO Field at Daenner Kaserne, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, June 29.

209th DLD digitally enhances Saber Guardian communication
Col. Stephen Case, Commander of the 209th Digital Liaison Detachment based in Wackernheim, Germany, receives a gift from a Romanian coalition partner at Saber Guardian.The DLD is currently supporting the connectivity of the NATO coalition throughout the summer exercises. SG 19 is an exercise co-led by the Romanian Joint Force Command and U.S. Army Europe, taking place from June 3-24 at various locations in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. Saber Guardian is designed to improve the integration of multinational combat forces. (Photo by Michigan National Guard Capt. Joe Legros).
June 25, 2019 - The 209th Digital Liaison Detachment brings together complex communication systems, enabling multiple battlefield assets to work together, understand each other ,and view real-time movements seamlessly. Add multiple languages to this equation, as well as completely different coalition operating systems, and you quickly realize the need for a catalyst to make all this work.

Reserve Soldiers represent U.S. in Italian military patrol competition
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Michael Benjamin (standing), and Capt. Shannon Orndorff, of the 2500th Digital Liaison Detachment, 7th Mission Support Command, prepare to get evaluated by an Italian officer during a mine-sweeping challenge while representing the U.S. during the Lombardia Commando Raid competition in Bisuschio, Italy, June 15, 2019. Lombardia is a multi-national Italian Army Reserve-led military patrol competition that runs for three days every year.
June 18, 2019 - No matter what country they serve, the military patrol seems to be a constant for Soldiers in training. Four U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 2500th Digital Liaison Detachment, 7th Mission Support Command, represented the U.S.A. at the Lombardia Commando Raid Competition held in northern Italy and southern Switzerland, June 14-16.

Army announces Expert Soldier Badge
Army senior leaders announced the implementation of the Expert Soldier Badge, June 14. Similar to the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Expert Field Medical Badge, the ESB will allow commanders the opportunity to recognize Soldiers outside the Infantry, Special Forces and medical communities who have met a high standard of performance in physical fitness and warfighting tasks. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army graphic)
June 17, 2019 - In conjunction with the U.S. Army's 244th Birthday, the Army announced a new proficiency badge today, called the Expert Soldier Badge. The ESB is designed to improve lethality, recognize excellence in Solder combat skills and increase individual, unit and overall Army readiness. The ESB is the equivalent of the Expert Infantry Badge and Expert Field Medical Badge but for all other military occupational specialties in the Army. Commanders will soon be able to use the badge to recognize Soldiers who attain excellence in physical fitness and marksmanship and a high standard of expertise in land navigation and performing warfighting tasks. 

7th MSC and 21st TSC Soldiers visit Dachau to gain understanding of significance of 75th D-Day anniversary
DACHAU, Germany—On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied D-Day invasion to end National Socialist Fascism in Europe, eight Reserve Soldiers from various units within the 7th Mission Support Command joined four active duty Soldiers from the senior leadership team of the 21st Theater Support Command´s Equal Opportunity Staff to visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial on June 5, 2019.
June 6, 2019 - DACHAU, Germany—On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied D-Day invasion to end National Socialist Fascism in Europe, eight Reserve Soldiers from various units within the 7th Mission Support Command joined four active duty Soldiers from the senior leadership team of the 21st Theater Support Command´s Equal Opportunity Staff to visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial on June 5, 2019.

7th MSC sharpens interoperability during command post exercise
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Maj. Jason M. Ruiz (front), the G3 plans officer, and Lt. Col. Scott A. Silvester, the G3 force modernization officer, both part of the exercise White Cell, develop the exercise scenario in order to test the unit’s ability to conduct the military decision making process  during the 7th MSC’s Annual Training at Daenner Kaserne May 30 to June 4, 2019. (US Army photo by Sgt. Daniel J. Friedberg, 7th MSC Public Affairs Office)
June 4, 2019 - KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Soldiers of the 7th Mission Support Command set-up a command post in an exercise designed to test their ability to perform mission essential tasks under tactical conditions at Daenner Kaserne May 30 to June 4, 2019.