The month surrounding Veterans Day is a time to recognize the sacrifices families of American service members make and thank them for their continuous support. Army Reserve Family Programs ensures Soldiers and Family members are connected to resources within their community. Find out more at https://www.usar.army.mil/ARFP/.
November is hailed as National Aviation History Month to celebrate America’s contributions to – and future endeavors in – aviation. Army Reserve Aviation Command is one-of-a-kind, providing command and control for all Army Reserve aviation, air assault, air movement, aeromedical evacuation, and inter- and intra-theater transportation.
The U.S. Army Reserve recognizes the strength of a diverse force. Native American (American Indian and Alaskan Native) Soldiers have served in the Army with great honor, dedication and distinction, building a legacy of courage, professionalism and selfless service that will inspire generations to come.
Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General U.S. Army Reserve Command, gives a message about not letting our guards down as we approach the holiday season. COVID is still a threat and Soldiers and civilians should should continue to take appropriate steps to keep others and themselves safe.
Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Take time to reach out to those affected and raise awareness of treatment services. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255; Text TALK to 741741.
Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper, deputy commanding general U.S. Army Reserve, speaks about SHARP and valuing Soldiers within our ranks.
"We are a values based organization. So, when in doubt, look to our seven Army Values to be the guideposts, to be the road signs, to make sure we're on track. Racism is contrary to our Army Values. It's actually an insider threat, but it dwells within hearts, and it dwells within our ranks, and we must do everything we can to root it out and crush it. "Racism and other discriminatory practices break trust with the team and break trust with the American people. And we as an Army, we have spent 245 years building trust with the American people. And we will not break that trust today." -Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper serves as deputy commanding general of the Army Reserve and dedicated 33 years to law enforcement, including time as chief of police in Birmingham, Alabama.
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.
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.
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.
Army Reserve civil affairs unit conducts battlefield staff ride
Soldiers with the 457th Civil Affairs Battalion and 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Mission Support Command visit the Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Berlin, Germany September 26, 2020. 25 members from both units attended a battlefield staff ride, U.S. Army Europe leader training exercises that use the setting of a historical campaign or battle as the basis for unified land operation and professional development. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Morrow)
Oct. 23, 2020 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and Civilians from the 457th Civil Affairs Battalion and 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Mission Support Command, received hands-on WWII learning experiences during a battlefield staff ride, here, September 25-27.

773rd Civil Support Team suits up to support U.S. Navy
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Erick Olea, left, Sgt. Jonathan Medina, middle, and Staff Sgt. Christopher Branning with the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Mission Support Command, transport their equipment to a building during a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear training exercise at U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, Oct. 7, 2020. The exercise evaluated the CBRN response capabilities of a four-man U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, who called in the 773 to assist.
Oct. 22, 2020 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Mission Support Command, supported a four-man U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team during a small exercise designed to evaluate the EOD team’s response to a potential chemical hazard on U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder in early October.

Reserve Soldiers track the end of DEFENDER-Europe 20 Plus
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Fabio Gaviria of the 793rd Movement Control Team, 446th Movement Control Battalion, 510th Regional Support Group, 7th Mission Support Command, performs security checks on equipment shipped by rail from Bergen-Hohne to Coleman Barracks, Germany, Sept. 13, 2020.  MCT Soldiers under the 446th tracked more than 2,600 pieces of redeployed equipment to close out their support to DEFENDER-Europe 20 Plus. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Pelican)
Sept. 18, 2020 - When exercise DEFENDER-Europe 20 was modified in size and scope with the onset of COVID-19 in March, the substantial and critical mission of moving military equipment to support the exercise remained.

Army Reserve welcomes incoming Soldiers amid COVID-19 restrictions
Inbound Soldiers from the United States to Europe, march to lunch at the Deployment Processing Center, Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Kaiserslautern, Germany September 11, 2020. The DPC currently houses incoming personnel from the United States undergoing quarantine and in-processing to the European theater. Task Force Willkommen is a group of organizations facilitating this process during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Rick Scavetta/Released)
Sept. 11, 2020 - Hundreds of unaccompanied Soldiers spend roughly two weeks at Task Force Willkommen – German for “Welcome” – upon their arrival to Germany. Most are junior enlisted troops heading to their first assignment and have never been overseas before. Marable is one of roughly 60 Reserve Soldiers from the 7th Mission Support Command, a U.S. Army Reserve unit headquartered at Kaiserslautern’s Daenner Kaserne, who spent this summer caring for new arrivals during a 14 day lockdown, designed to reduce the spread of the virus.

7th MSC NCOs train, certify junior leaders
U.S. Army Reserve junior noncommissioned officers with the 7th Mission Support Command reaffirm their commitment to the NCO corps during a Junior Leader Certification Program ceremony held in Grafenwoehr, Germany, July 31, 2020. The program is designed to reinforce standards and is unique to the Army Reserve.
Aug. 13, 2020 - Senior enlisted leaders from the 7th Mission Support Command held two Junior Leader Certification Programs for 53 U.S. Army Reserve junior noncommissioned officers during the unit’s annual training held at United States Army Garrison Bavaria, July 28-31, 2020.

Exercise Forward and Ready 20 a success for Reserve command in Europe
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Mission Support Command, conduct a tactical training patrol involving reaction to enemy and civilian contact during exercise Forward and Ready 20 at United States Army Garrison Bavaria in Grafenwoehr, Aug. 5, 2020. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Morrow, 361st CA Bde, 7th MSC)
Aug. 9, 2020 - More than 130 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from various units within the 7th Mission Support Command successfully concluded exercise Forward and Ready 20 during annual training at United States Army Garrison Bavaria, here, from July 25 to Aug. 9.

Army Reserve command integrates Ukraine, Kosovo and North Macedonia officers into CGSOC in Europe
Maj. Jaser Mulla with the regular army from Pristina, Kosovo, poses for the camera. Mulla is attending the Command & General Staff Officers Course Common Core or CGSOC-CC, hosted by the 7th Intermediate Level Education Detachment, 7th Mission Support Command, located in Grafenwoehr, Germany, from July 2020 through July 2021. This is the first time in history the CGSOC-CC has included international students. (Courtesy photo)
Aug. 8, 2020 - For the first time in history, the 7th Intermediate Level Education Detachment located in Grafenwoehr, Germany, is hosting international students for Command & General Staff Officers Course Common Core or CGSOC-CC.

Unique Reserve detachment recalls recent success, welcomes new leader
Col. Stephen P. Case and family pose from their home in Alabama after relinquishing command of the 209th Digital Liaison Detachment July 19, 2020. Col. Case attended the change of command ceremony virtually. The detachment, headquartered at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, is part of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 7th Mission Support Command and serves in direct support of U.S. Army Europe.  (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Jackson/Released)
July 19, 2020 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 209th Digital Liaison Detachment welcomed new unit leadership during a July 19 ceremony that highlighted their unique role supporting NATO and U.S. Army Europe.

Sustainment battalion executes unique mission, supports USAREUR
Inbound Soldiers from the United States to Europe, conduct virtual in-processing at the Deployment Processing Center on Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Kaiserslautern, Germany July 17, 2020. The DPC currently houses incoming personnel from the United States undergoing quarantine and in-processing to the European theater. Task Force Wilkommen is a group of organizations facilitating this process during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Jackson/Released)
July 17, 2020 - The Department of Defense’s top priorities have not changed since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, protection of the force and families, safeguarding of mission capabilities or readiness and closely working with partners and allies to fight COVID-19 head on.

773rd CST SUITS UP with Dutch CBRN Soldiers
U.S Army Reserve Staff Sgt. William Haynes, survey team member with the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Mission Support Command, left, conducts site characterization with fellow team member, Sgt. Jonathan Medina on a vessel during a training exercise with the Netherlands CBRN Response unit in Gravendeel, Netherlands, July 8, 2020. The one-day CBRN situational training exercise focused on a CBRN incident on a maritime vessel at the Dutch Harbor in Gravendeel, Netherlands. (U.S Army Reserve by Capt. Lorenzo Llorente, 773rd CST UPAR).
July 13, 2020 - Interoperability is the ability of military equipment or groups to operate in conjunction with each other. Since NATO’s inception in 1949, allies and partners have been striving to improve interoperability. The 773rd Civil Support Team (CST) and Netherlands Defense CBRN Centrum planned to conduct a CBRN training event to exercise interoperability last spring; however, the COVID-19 pandemic compelled both organizations to delay plans.