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Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper, deputy commanding general U.S. Army Reserve, talks about the value of life of every U.S. Army Reserve Soldier and the importance of reflectively listening to the concerns and needs of others.
Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, U.S. Army Reserve Command, speaks about the changes and implementation of the new ACFT 2.0. The U.S. Army challenges all Soldiers to pass the ACFT at the gold standard. The ACFT will strengthen our fitness culture, reduce injuries, and increase Army readiness. COVID19 has had an enormous impact on our nation and on our Soldiers. Leadership has assessed the situation and adjusted our implementation of the ACFT across the force. As a result of that assessment, we now introduce ACFT “2.0,” which will physically prepare us all for combat. ACFT 2.0 is the Army’s continuous effort to assess and evolve the ACFT by reviewing its scoring standards and alternate events. Performance data will continue to inform modifications and updates over the next few years. The Army Reserve will remain open and transparent in our scoring standards. When changes are implemented, we will provide appropriate training guidance in our doctrine. For now, no adverse administrative actions will be taken against a Soldier for failing the ACFT. This guidance is in place at least through 31 March 2022.
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.
"A lot of conversation here in America over last week or two since George Floyd was killed, in Minneapolis, about what does the rule of law mean. Conversations about violence, about people who are been protesting. Talks about disobedience, discord, disharmony in America. Remember a fundamental fact fundamental truth about being American. Protest, so long as it's peaceful, not only is it lawful, it's a part of who we are. We've been doing this for hundreds of years. Now we're having a conversations, and we're going to continue to have this conversation about, as a country about all the things we've been talking about for the last four years. Our responsibility to each other ... to treat each other with dignity, with a sense of mutual respect, to be aware of, and sensitive to our own implicit biases, depending on where we were raised, how we were raised, from whence we came. You are a part of the most respected institution in the United States of America. And you should be proud of that, and you should earn it every day to make sure we retain that trust of our fellow citizens. Because we come from communities across the nation around the world. We will return to those communities. Those are our teammates, those are our friends. Those are our families. Those are our partners, and they're precious. We need to maintain their support. We need to maintain their confidence that we know we're doing. We're doing the right thing, and we serve everyone. We serve the people of the United States, not a party, not one person. We serve each other. We serve the Nation."
When hope feels lost, hope finds us. We adapt. We face new challenges. We make a difference. Join out team, make a difference. U.S. Army Reserve Commercial By SSG Tim Yao
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, reinforces his previous guidance on maintaining proper standards and discipline to ensure we limit the spread of COVID-19. Updates include battle assemblies, pay for Army Reserve Soldiers, and how America's Army Reserve is providing support in the fight against the coronavirus. For more information, visit https://www.usar.army.mil/COVID19/.
U.S. Army celebrates women's contributions and service.
#ArmyValues The Seven Core Army Values are what being a #USArmyReserve Soldier is all about. How do you live these values on and off the field? Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xUfj6
Today's Army Reserve covers more than 20 time zones across five continents. We are a battle-tested force facing a future with sophisticated adversaries. We must shift our focus and continue to adapt. We must be physically fit, mentally tough, and determined to defeat the enemy and dominate our foes. America's Army Reserve: the most capable, combat-ready, lethal federal reserve force in the history of the nation. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Calvin Reimold, Spc. Maria Casneiro and Sgt. 1st Class Jerimiah Richardson)
General relinquishes command, retires
Maj. Gen. Steven W. Ainsworth, the outgoing commander of the 84th Training Command, is honored during his relinquishment-of-command and retirement ceremonies, Aug. 22, 2020, at Fort Knox, Ky. Ainsworth served in the military for more than 42 years.
Aug. 27, 2020 - After more than 42 years of service and six commanding positions under his belt, 84th Training Command's Maj. Gen. Steven W. Ainsworth, of Brandon, Mississippi, was honored Aug. 22, 2020, with two back-to-back ceremonies.

Operation Ready Warrior teaches Soldiers adaptability, leadership
Soldiers listen as Staff Sgt. Joe Aguilar, an obeserver/controller/trainer with the 95th Training Division, explains key points of land navigation as part of Operation Ready Warrior at Fort McCoy, Wis., August 21, 2020. This training helps U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers build and strengthen critical skills in order to maintain the stringent readiness requirements while also adhering to the health and safety guidelines set forth by the Department of Defense.
Aug. 27, 2020 - Army Reserve Soldiers are learning how to adapt when integrating COVID-19 safety guidelines into training during Operation Ready Warrior underway here.

FAQs: COVID-19 impact to the U.S. Army Reserve
May 19, 2020 - These questions have been submitted by Soldiers to various U.S. Army Reserve social media websites. Here, Soldiers may find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Army Reserve Soldier graduates newly formed Senior Gunner Course with top honors
Army Reserve Sgt. Robert Zalabak, a senior gunner and native of Chicago, Illinois, assigned to the 472nd Chemical Battalion, 209th Regional Support Group, 76th Operational Response Command, displays his newly acquired Senior Gunner Course certificate and Army Achievement Medal he received after graduating the Senior Gunner Course with honors and a 96 percent grade point average.  The three-week Senior Gunner Course is a brand new multi-component platform gunnery training course in the Army Reserve developed by master gunners who saw a need for trained platform gunnery experts at not only the division level, but the brigade and battalion levels as well.  (Official U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)
Feb. 27, 2020 - After sitting through three-weeks of in-depth classroom instruction, spending long days at weapons ranges, and dedicating countless hours to late-night studying, one Soldier not only graduated the rigorous and mentally challenging Senior Gunner Course here, but he walked away with top honors.

Retention Event Creates 100% Qualification Rate
Retention and training event hosted at Camp Atterbury by the U.S. Army Reserve Marksmanship Program consisted of a mix of precision and timed action shooting events shot on paper, pop-up, and steel targets from 25 to 400 meters with an ACFT component. The event also included a formal qualification with a 100% go rate among all participants.
Sept. 5, 2019 - Quality Army Reserve events maximize Soldier retention while providing enhanced training.
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Command Sergeant Major of the 84th Training Command
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