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Today's Army Reserve covers more than 20 time zones across five continents. Our people are the most important weapon system in accomplishing the mission, ensuring units are ready and capable to deliver victory. Our Soldiers are mentally tough, with a desire to serve their country now, and lead troops into the fight of tomorrow. In an every-changing landscape of both visible and invisible threats, we stand ready to defeat our enemies, anytime, anywhere. Modernization drives our ability to support operations in the multi-domain environment. We will mobilize rapidly with the right capabilities to win the future fight. America's Army Reserve is ready now, shaping tomorrow.
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7th ILE DET graduates groundbreaking class
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Wanda Williams, commander of the 7th Mission Support Command, gives the commencement speech during an all-virtual graduation ceremony for students of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officers Course Common Core led out of Grafenwoehr, Germany, July 2, 2021. Thirty-one field grade officers including international military students representing four countries came together virtually to celebrate their year-long training.
July 2, 2021 - Thirty-one field grade officers from four countries graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officers Course Common Core July 2, coming together virtually to celebrate their year-long all digital platform...

773rd Civil Support Team administers mobile COVID testing during DEFENDER-21
Three members of the laboratory covid testing team (left) Capt. Fawn OLeary, Medical Service Officer, (middle) Capt. So, Chemical Officer and (right) Maj. Brooke Spridgen, Lab Officer, assigned to 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Mission Support Command, take a well deserved break while administering COVID 19 testing during DEFENDER-Europe 21 at Kucove, Albania, May 19, 2021. Approximately 800 Army Reserve Soldiers from the U.S. and Europe are participating in DEFENDER-Europe 21, a large-scale U.S. Army-led exercise designed to build readiness and interoperability between the U.S., NATO allies and partner militaries. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Thomas Mort)
June 3, 2021 - A five-member laboratory COVID testing team assigned to 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Mission Support Command, administer COVID-19 testing for unit movement throughout Albania from April 1 through June 5, 2021...

U.S. Army Reserve, Bulgarian troops share CBRN skills
U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Mary J. Durham, commander of the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Mission Support Command, briefs chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear reaction capabilities to Soldiers from the Bulgarian Army's 38th CBRN Defence Battalion during a military-to-military exchange held in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 25-28, 2021. The event was designed to enhance relationships and interoperability with Allies and partner nations. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Rosannie Murillo, 773rd CST)
May 29, 2021 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Mission Support Command, exchanged chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear expertise with Bulgarian Soldiers from the 38th CBRN Defence Battalion during a...

510th Soldiers keep the lights on, enable training as part of DEFENDER-Europe 21
As nearly 30,000 U.S., allied and partner forces pour into more than 30 training areas in more than a dozen European nations, a five-person advance party team from the 510th Regional Support Group is supporting this massive logistical effort by integrating nearly 2,300 Soldiers at several bases throughout Hungary.
May 19, 2021 - As nearly 30,000 U.S., allied and partner forces pour into more than 30 training areas in more than a dozen European nations, a five-person advance party team from the 510th Regional Support Group is supporting this massive...

Reserve Soldiers start first-ever BOSS Poland
U.S. and Polish Army Soldiers take off from the start line at the inaugural Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Poland event, a 5K competition held at Zagan Forward Operating Station, Poland, April 15, 2021. BOSS Poland is the first-ever BOSS program to be established for deployed and rotational troops, instituted by a U.S. Army Reserve civil affairs team. (Photo by Maj. Marcellus Simmons, 1-1 ABCT Public Affairs)
May 7, 2021 - The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program has been supporting the overall quality of life for single and unaccompanied Soldiers assigned to duty stations around the world since 1989.Now, for the first time ever,...

ADOS Soldier by day, international concert promoter by night – my job is best of both worlds
Staff Sgt. McKinely Suell IIl, who joined the Army in 1982 and is assigned to the 405th Army Field Support Brigade’s Army Field Support Battalion-Germany as an Active Duty Operational Support-Reserve Component Soldier in Vilseck, Germany, may be a Soldier for Life, but he’s also an international concert promoter who has brought a lot of top-level hip hop acts from the U.S. to Germany to perform at concerts and special events, to include artists such as Ne-Yo, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and DMX (U.S. Army Courtesy Photo)
April 22, 2021 - Even though there are more than 150 employees assigned or attached to the battalion, there are only two enlisted Soldiers working at Army Field Support Battalion-Germany – the battalion sergeant major and Staff Sgt. McKinely...

Army Reserve Soldiers in Europe get hands on Blackhawk MEDEVAC training
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Mission Support Command, perform medical evacuation training with aviation Soldiers from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment (General Support), 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, at Camp Normandy, United States Army Garrison Bavaria in Grafenwoehr, Germany, April 10, 2021.
April 12, 2021 - More than 50 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Mission Support Command, performed realistic medical evacuation training at Camp Normandy in United States Army Garrison Bavaria, here, April...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

7th ILE Detachment virtually graduates future leaders, breaks new ground
U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Michael Hiller, commander of the 7th Intermediate Level Education Detachment, 7th Mission Support Command, gives opening comments during an all-virtual graduation ceremony that took place on June 26 for graduates of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officers Course Common Core led out of Grafenwoehr, Germany. Thirty-two field grade officers and staff came together virtually from five different countries to celebrate their year-long training that culminated under the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 6, 2020 - Thirty-two field grade officers graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officers Course Common Core June 26, coming together from behind computers in five different countries to celebrate their yearlong...

773rd CST commander relinquishes command while celebrating diversity
The 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Mission Support Command out of Kaiserslautern, Germany, is filled with Soldiers from 16 different cultures. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Lorenzo Llorente, 773rd CST UPAR)
June 12, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the U.S. Army to alter traditions, including change-of-command ceremonies.Instead of standing in formation, Lt. Col. Eric Samaritoni's last request as commander of the 773rd Civil Support...

Army Reserve Soldiers “Suit Up!” for COVID-19 response
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. William Haynes, a survey team member with the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Mission Support Command, sprays EPA-approved decontamination solution at the Rhein Ordnance Barracks post office in Kaiserslautern, Germany, March 28, 2020. The 773rd assumed the role of Task Force-Prevention as part of U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz' efforts to decrease the spread of COVID-19.
April 8, 2020 - As the confirmed cases of COVID-19 (over 1 million people worldwide) continue to increase, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Mission Support Command, have taken action, in line with...

Reserve Soldiers support medical supply mission during pandemic
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Tiffany Boatner, a human resources specialist with Medical Support Unit-Europe, 7th Mission Support Command, sorts bottles of acetaminophen at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe warehouse in Pirmasens, Germany, March 26, 2020. 7th MSC Soldiers are supporting the shipping and receiving functions in the warehouse to help with the high demand of Army Class VIII medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 26, 2020 - In the midst of a global pandemic, there’s been an increase in demand for supplies at Army hospitals and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in Europe are helping to fill that demand.Soldiers from Medical Support Unit-Europe, 7th...

361st Civil Affairs Brigade changes command
Brig. Gen. Michael T. Harvey, right, commander of the 7th Mission Support Command, passes the unit colors to Col. Carlos E. Gorbea, incoming commander of the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, during a change of command ceremony held on Kleber Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, March 7, 2020. (Photo by Elisabeth Paqué, Visual Information Specialist)
March 7, 2020 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade welcomed a new commander to their unit, Col. Carlos E. Gorbea, during a March 7 ceremony, here, and bid farewell to outgoing commander, Col. Bradley A. Heston...