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.
9th Mission Support Command Command Surgeon Col. Albert Yazawa speaks on the importance of 9th MSC service members getting and reporting vaccinations, on August 13 2021 at Fort Shafter Flats, in Honolulu. Yazawa also addresses the rising case numbers surrounding the COVID-19 delta variant.
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 9th Mission Support Command take part in a Pre-Jungle School Course, July 22 2021, at the Lightning Academy in Wahiawa, Hawaii. The 5 day course exposed the soldiers to a variety of skills and abilities that Jungle School is designed to impart soldiers with upon completion of the full school.
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade enjoy some early morning paddling with the Pacific Pride Paddlers on August 19 2021, at the New Hope Canoe Club in Honolulu. Paddling is a useful way to help build teamwork and encourage friendly competition, while also giving soldiers a sturdy cardio and full body workout.
‘Go for Broke’ battalion welcomes new commander
Command Sgt. Major Jerry Walden carries the 100th Battalion 442nd Infantry Regiment's colors during its change of command ceremony Friday October 15th at Fort Shafter Flats, HI.
Oct. 18, 2021 - Among a limited crowd of former commanders of the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, and senior civilian leaders of the 9th Mission Support Command (MSC), the famed "Go for Broke" changed commands from Maj. Benjamin...

Col. Mark W. Siekman assumes command of 9th MSC
Col. Mark W. Siekman addresses the Soldiers of the 9th Mission Support Command (MSC) during a change of command ceremony at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter October 1.
Oct. 5, 2021 - Col. Mark W. Siekman assumed command of the 9th Mission Support Command in an official ceremony Oct. 1, 2021 at 1100, at Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii...

U.S. Army Reserve nurses arrive on Guam, augment patient care at local hospital
TAMUNING, Guam (Sept. 30, 2021) - More than a dozen U.S. Army reserve nurses began orientation at the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) on Sept. 30, as part of their Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assignment on Guam to augment patient care at the island's only public hospital. The assignment was made possible at the request of the Governor of Guam, through FEMA and the Department of Defense (DoD). The multidisciplinary nurses will be assigned to GMHA for 30 days, and are lodging in an off-base hotel. All nurses are vaccinated and were COVID-19 tested upon arrival. (Photo courtesy of GMHA Public Information Office)
Sept. 30, 2021 - U.S. Army Reserve nurses arrived on Guam from Sept. 27-29 to augment the available nursing staff at Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH).Multidisciplinary nurses will work alongside GMH nurses and medical staff to support critical...

658th strengthens partnerships with key leaders in Korea
U.S. Army Reserve 658th Regional Support Group (RSG) Brigade Commander Col Sam Hunter greets Maj. Gen. Bong Soo Kim, Division Commander of the 53rd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea Army at Busan, September 15 2021. The two met for a planning meeting for future operations and to help strengthen the partnership between the U.S. and Republic of Korea.
Sept. 29, 2021 - The 9th Mission Support Command’s 658th Regional Support Group (RSG) conducted a planning meeting with the 53rd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea Army (ROKA), from Sept 12 to Sept. 17 2021, at Camp Humphreys in South...

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers return from Federated States of Micronesia
Sept. 24, 2021 - A team from the U.S. Army Pacific’s Taskforce Oceania (TFO) returned from mission to Guam where they focused their efforts on providing support to the peoples of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), on July 7, 2021...

1984th U.S. Army Hospital Detachment Soldiers return from Exercise Forager in Palau
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 1984th United States Army Hospital Detachment (USAHD) receive instruction on tactical combat casualty care on July 19th, 2021 in Palau.  The soldiers provided support in a variety of ways, from covid track and tracing, to reinforcing the use of hand sanitizer, sunscreen, rehydration salts to keep soldiers mission ready.
Sept. 22, 2021 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 1984th United States Army Hospital Detachment returned from their mission to the country of Palau, where they provided medical coverage, as a part of Exercise Forager. The Soldiers provided...

Army Reserve Soldier works tirelessly in the Pacific, recognized as 'mission essential'
U.S. Army Maj. Melvin Cabebe, 9th Mission Support Command, speaks about his time in Timor-Leste working with the U.S. Embassy, Aug. 5, 2021. Cabebe was instrumental in the successful coordination of Exercise Dalan ba Dame, the first bi-lateral training exercise between the U.S. Army forces and the Timor-Leste Defense Force, which ran from July 26 through August 6.



(U.S. Army Reserve photo Sgt. Teresa A. Cantero)
Sept. 13, 2021 - For U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Melvin Cabebe, no job is too big or too small. Cabebe has spent the last six months forward deployed to Timor-Leste as part of U.S. Army Pacific’s Operations in Pacific Island Countries (OPIC)...

303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade utilize VSAT to perform daily duties while in field
A pair of U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade work together to get a piece of equipment running, on August 1st 2021 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.  These Soldiers are focusing their efforts on maintaining and properly operating a VSAT, Very Small Aperture Terminal, which allows them to perform their daily duties in the field by giving them access to online web applications.
Sept. 7, 2021 - Soldiers from the 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) personnel (S1) and logistics (S4) offices perform their daily tasks during their FY21 Annual Training, on August 13 2021, at Schofield Barracks, in Honolulu. They...

Task Force Oceania Soldier saves child from drowning
Sgt. Anthony Tunstall, assigned to U.S. Army Pacific Task Force Oceania (TF-O), saved a young boy from drowning during an enculturation training at the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) Wednesday, August 11.
Aug. 26, 2021 - A U.S. Army Pacific Task Force Oceania (TF-O) Soldier saved a young boy from drowning during an enculturation training at the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) Wednesday, August 11. The PCC was closed to the public that day,...

"Go for Broke" in JBLM: Army Reserve infantry unit relocates across the Pacific
Brig. Gen. Timothy Connelly, Commanding General for the 9th Mission Support Command, speaks to Charlie Company, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, after they conducted a Live Fire Exercise during their Annual Training at Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island of Hawaii in July 2021.  



American Samoa bids a warm “Tofa Soifua” to the infamous, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment’s Charlie Company, as they transition from American Samoa to Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington.
Aug. 20, 2021 - American Samoa, a U.S. territory with a land area of 77 squares miles and a population of roughly 56,000 people, yields the highest rate of military enlistment of any U.S. State or territory. However, the island bids a warm...
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Col. Mark W. Siekman
Commander, 9th Mission Support Command
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Command Sgt. Maj. Maria A.J. Baird
Command Sergeant Major, 9th Mission Support Command
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