LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
The 9th Mission Support Command (MSC) is the most ethnically diverse, geographically dispersed command in the U.S. Army Reserve, crossing seven times zones, two U.S. states, two U.S. Territories, a Commonwealth and two foreign countries.
The 9th Mission Support Command, headquartered at Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii, serves as our America’s Army Reserve Force between our US shores, and all potential threats within the Pacific Area of Operations.
Spirit of giving continues at Saipan holiday fair
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Cristin Duenas, left, a Soldier with the 302nd Quartermaster Company, 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, currently assigned to Joint Task Group-Saipan, Task Force-West, gives a holiday gift to a mother and her child during a holiday fair sponsored by the Office of Youth Affairs, Office of the Governor, at the Kagman Community Center, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Dec. 15, 2018. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. James Kennedy Benjamin)
Dec. 21, 2018 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of the 9th Mission Support Command, currently assigned to Joint Task Group- Saipan, Task Force - West, assisting with Super Typhoon Yutu recovery of the region, joined the Office of Youth Affairs, Office of the Governor, at the Kagman Community Center, Saipan Dec. 15, to give back in a different way. Soldiers distributed gifts and shared holiday cheer with families.

Army Reserve Soldier supports emergency operations after Super Typhoon Yutu
Maj. Michael Madsen, judge advocate with 87th Legal Operations Detachment, stands at a site where National Guard and 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Soldiers are providing post-Super Typhoon Yutu relief efforts in Saipan, Nov. 20 (Courtesy photo of Maj. Michael Madsen, 87th Legal Operations Detachment, U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command).
Dec. 18, 2018 - Shortly after Super Typhoon Yutu struck the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Maj. Michael Madsen was called upon to provide legal advice to the federally coordinated relief effort.

Warrior Ohana generations continue legacy at Palm Circle
Commander of the 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade, Col. Rodriguez, salutes newly promoted civil affairs noncommissioned officer and medic Sgt. 1st Class Justin Ka'ahanui at his promotion as his sons Kolomana and Ku'ikaika stand by both sides.
Dec. 17, 2018 - The Oli is asking permission, to enter and to perform the Ha’a Koa, the Hawaiian bent-knee dance of warriors. Members of the Kanaka Oiwi, a group of traditional Hawaiian cultural practitioners, gave the Oli and stood in the center of the U.S. Army promotion, performing a ceremony of their own, the Ha’a Koa, blessing the place of warriors, known today as Palm Circle, blessing the Army Reserve Soldier about to be promoted, and his ability to gather the chiefs, as a long bloodline of warriors before him had as well.

Super Typhoon Yutu connects distant family members
Oleai Elementary School first-grade teacher Ernestina Agulto, left, receives donated books from U.S. Army Lt. Col. Richard Barcinas, right, a middle school teacher in Guam and a Soldier with the 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, currently assigned to Task Force-West, at OES in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Dec. 11, 2018. Through Super Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts, Agulto and Barcinas discovered their family relationship dating back three generations, when Agulto’s great-grandmother and Barcinas’ great-grandfather, both siblings, came from Guam to Saipan.
Dec. 13, 2018 - Almost two months later, while conducting Defense Support of Civil Authorities in Saipan after Super Typhoon Yutu, a U.S. Army Reserve Soldier connects with a distant relative.

Joint Task Group-Saipan begins redeployment of forces
Saipan Mayor David Apatang thanks Soldiers with the 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, currently assigned to Joint Task Group-Saipan, Task Force-West, for the work they did to support Super Typhoon Yutu recover efforts, Nov. 29, 2018. After Super Typhoon Yutu hit the islands of Saipan and Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Oct. 24, several federal agencies immediately began a coordinated disaster response effort, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Defense and local government, to help the people of these islands recover. DOD forces used in the initial typhoon response have begun redeploying at the direction of FEMA, based on the needs of the local government.
Dec. 6, 2018 - Service members supporting recovery efforts caused by one of the worst storm systems to ever hit U.S. soil since the 1930s began redeploying back home, Nov. 28-29.

Army Reserve Soldiers forge Pacific Steel
Sgt. Kenny Tabula, 411th Engineer Battalion, fires his MK 19 grenade launcher while safety officers, Sgt. Angelyn Cayton and Sgt. Valentino Sigrah provide guidance at Schofield Barracks during Operation Pacific Steel on Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Edwin T. Basa)
Nov. 27, 2018 - The 9th Mission Support Command is conducting its first-ever Operation Pacific Steel involving Soldiers from around the Pacific at Schofield Barracks from Oct. 3 through Dec. 5. The purpose of this exercise is for Soldiers to train on crew-served weapons and pass down their knowledge to their units, as well as serving as a prerequisite to attend Operation Cold Steel.

Army Reserve Soldiers help fellow Soldiers with home cleanup
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Cristin Duenas Jr., a Soldier with 302nd Quartermaster Company, 9th Mission Support Command, currently assigned to Joint Task Force Group-Saipan in support of Super Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts, uses a chainsaw to clear a fallen tree at a fellow Soldier’s home while off-duty, Nov. 13, 2018, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and other units from within U.S. Indo-Pacific Command assigned to Task Force-West are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI’s civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts
Nov. 16, 2018 - While many residents of the CNMI took to the voting lines on Nov. 13, Army Reserve Soldiers currently assigned to Joint Task Group-Saipan, Task Force-West, were on a mission of their own.

Soldier Readiness paramount for Army Reserve Soldiers in Pacific Theater
A U.S. Army Soldier receives a vaccination during a Soldier readiness processing event. (Courtesy photo)
Nov. 7, 2018 - The Defense Department has a higher expectation of deployability by its forces, said Defense Secretary James N. Mattis in February, according to the U.S. Department of Defense’s website. With that in mind, the Army Reserve’s 9th Mission Support Command conducted one of the largest Soldier readiness processing events in the Army Reserve at the United States Army Reserve Daniel K. Inouye Complex Nov. 2 - 3.

962nd Quartermaster Company upholds dignity, reverence and respect in Afghanistan
Mortuary affairs specialists from the 962nd Quartermaster Company, attached to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, conduct a capabilities demonstration to showcase the importance and dedication it takes to prepare and place a flag over the transfer case for fallen service members on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 31, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sergeant Caitlyn Byrne)
Nov. 7, 2018 - Soldiers from the 962nd Quartermaster Company (Mortuary Affairs), out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii, arguably have one of the hardest jobs in the Army. They arrived in Afghanistan from all parts of the Pacific: Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, and Hawaii, and they are here for one purpose. The U.S. Army Reserve unit, under the 9th Mission Support Command, is responsible for receiving, processing, safeguarding and transporting the remains and accompanying personal effects of U.S. and Coalition fallen service members, contractors, and civilians throughout Afghanistan.

Army Reserve typhoon recovery efforts put needs of community above all else
SAIPAN, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands – Army Reserve Soldiers with the 9th Mission Support Command prepare a convoy of military tactical vehicles filled with FEMA Humanitarian Disaster Relief supplies at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, Saipan, Nov. 3. One of the missions assigned to the 9th MSC is to transport HDR supplies to the five locations in Saipan for public distribution. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and Indo-Pacific Command are providing Department of Defense support to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts. (Photo and cutline by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. James Kennedy Benjamin, 302nd Quartermaster Company, 9th Mission Support Command)
Nov. 5, 2018 - Despite their own personal disaster and hardship, Pacific region Army Reserve Soldiers are helping their friends and neighbors, joining the Indo-Pacific and Joint Region Marianas Super Typhoon Yutu recovery. The direct hit from the Category 5+ storm devastated the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
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