First Lt. Jamie Ray Abad of the 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, talks about his Asian and Pacific Islander heritage and his family's legacy of service in the U.S. military. In the month of May, we celebrate the rich history and traditions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and recognize their profound impact on the readiness and future of America's Army Reserve.
Lt. Col. Charles Djou of the 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, talks about what makes American Samoa a unique and significant place to serve. In the month of May, we celebrate the rich history and traditions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and recognize their profound impact on the readiness and future of America's Army Reserve.
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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.
West Point career Soldiers marry, serve and retire together
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Two U.S. Army officers who began their own careers 27 years and one day prior, by commissioning one another, retired from their individual service to the nation just as they started it, together. Both Col. Bethany L. Lee, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, 9th Mission Support Command, and Lt. Col. Carleton A. Lee, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command J6,  became a part of Army history with a combined total of 54 years, 4 months and 8 days of service to the nation. Now, from the deck of the USS Missouri, where the treaty ending World War II in the Pacific was officially signed, they completed their Army careers. (Photo by Crista Mary Mack, U.S. Army)
June 12, 2019 - Both Col. Bethany L. Lee, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, 9th Mission Support Command, and Lt. Col. Carleton A. Lee, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command J6, became a part of Army history with a combined total of 54 years, 4 months and 8 days of service to the nation. Now, from the deck of the USS Missouri, where the treaty ending World War II in the Pacific was officially signed, they completed their Army careers.

Soldiers with 9th Mission Support Command share their Father’s Day love
Army Staff Sgt. Aloha Joy C. Romero, executive assistant to the 9th Mission Command’s commanding general (left), and Army Staff Sgt. Lazuli Abuluyan, the executive noncommissioned officer for the 9th MSC’s command group, wish their respective fathers a happy Father's Day at the United States Army Reserve Daniel K. Inouye Complex, Fort Shafter Flats, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 4, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Overson)
June 7, 2019 - On June 16, many people will celebrate Father's Day, whether in spirit, together, or some other means. But how did this day come about? According to Live Science, it began in May of 1909 by Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while sitting in church listening to a Mother's Day sermon. At that moment, she decided she wanted to designate a day for her dad, American Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart.

Why I Serve: U.S. Army Reserve Col. hangs up ice skates to serve his country
U.S. Army Reserve Col. Patrick M. Pascall, 9th Mission Support Command's operations, plans and training officer, poses with his Olympic Team USA hockey jersey at the Daniel K. Inouye Reserve Complex, Fort Shafter Flats, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 31, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Overson)
June 4, 2019 - Ice hockey in Hawaii? Say it isn’t so. It is though, and U.S. Army Reserve Col. Patrick M. Pascall is living proof of that. Pascall, the 9th Mission Support Command’s operations, plans and training officer is also a center in his spare time for the Honolulu Whalers, an adult league hockey team. The U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers was also an Olympic hockey player at the age of 18 for Team USA from 1979 to 1980.

Increasing readiness in the Pacific
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 9th Mission Support Command participate in the grand opening ceremony for the Modular Small Arms range in American Samoa, Apr. 26, 2019. The MSAR is a state of the art, self-contained indoor range with the highest safety ratings. This range allows Soldiers in American Samoa to qualify on their individual weapon system and meet U.S. Army Standards without leaving home soil. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Stephanie Ramirez)
May 1, 2019 - For decades, hundreds of U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers had to fly across the Pacific Ocean to qualify on their individual weapons. But now, Soldiers in American Samoa finally have their own modular small arms range on home soil. 

Army Reserve partners with local police force in American Samoa
Brig Gen Douglas F. Anderson, 9th Mission Support Command Commanding General (left), American Samoa Attorney General Talauega Ale (center), and the Commissioner of the Department of Safety, Le'i Sonny Thompson, sign a memorandum of understanding between the U.S. Army Reserve and the local American Samoa Government to use the Army Reserve's new state-of-the-art Modular Small Arms Range when not being used by the military, at the Pele U.S. Army Reserve Center, American Samoa, April 29, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Overson)
April 30, 2019 - The U.S. Army Reserve recently opened the very first Modular Small Arms Range in American Samoa. In true partnership form, the local American Samoa Police Force may now also use the MSAR following the signing of a memorandum of understanding, which took place at the Pele U.S. Army Reserve Center, April 29, 2019. 

First indoor Army Reserve small arms range opens in American Samoa
U.S. Army Soldiers with Charlie Company, 100th Infantry ‘Go for Broke’ Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, 9th Mission Support Command, fire their weapons in the U.S. Army Reserve's first Modular Small Arms Range in Pago Pago, American Samoa, April 27, 2019. The MSAR is the very first Army Reserve indoor weapons range, which allows both 5.56 mm and 9 mm rounds to be fired indoors with no chance of a round escaping regardless of the direction it is fired. It is environmentally safe preventing fumes or residue from escaping while simultaneously filtering the interior air providing a safe environment for the Soldiers inside using the range. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Overson)
April 29, 2019 - American Samoa has a rich history of firsts in a long U.S. Army Reserve lineage, like hosting two companies from the 100th Infantry ‘Go for Broke’ Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, 9th Mission Support Command, which is the Army Reserve’s only infantry battalion. However, now they can also add the honor of the very first Army Reserve modular small arms indoor weapons range residing on the island to their resume, as a grand opening ceremony commemorated the range, April 26, 2019. 

Why We Serve: Army Reserve brothers serving together in American Samoa
U.S. Army Reserve brothers Spc. Pemerika Mahuka (left), and Sgt. Clayton (Kona) Mahuka, who both serve with Charlie Company, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, 9th Mission Support Command, pose following a day of weapons familiarization and qualification at the U.S. Army Reserve's very first Modular Small Arms Range in Pago Pago, American Samoa, April 27, 2019. The MSAR is an indoor weapons range, which allows both 5.56 mm and 9 mm rounds to be fired indoors with no chance of a round escaping regardless of the direction it is fired. It is environmentally safe preventing fumes or residue from escaping while simultaneously filtering the interior air providing a safe environment for the Soldiers inside using the range. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Overson)
April 29, 2019 - More than 200,000 Soldiers are currently serving in the U.S. Army Reserve. Out of those 200,000, there’s bound to be a few siblings serving together. However, when two brothers serve in the same Army Reserve infantry company on the small Pacific Island of American Samoa, it’s bound to turn a few heads.

Why I Serve: Army Reserve Soldier goes the distance to serve
Lt. Col. Alejandro Buniag, Commander of Theater Support Group American Samoa Detachment, American Samoa, poses for a photo following weapons familiarization and qualification in the Army Reserve's new state-of-the-art Modular Small Arms Range, American Samoa, April 27, 2019. The MSAR is the very first Army Reserve indoor weapons range, which allows both 5.56 mm and 9 mm rounds to be fired indoors with no chance of a round escaping regardless of the direction it is fired. It is environmentally safe preventing fumes or residue from escaping while simultaneously filtering the interior air providing a safe environment for the Soldiers inside using the range. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Overson)
April 29, 2019 - Many Americans know the struggle of a long commute to work, but how many travel thousands of miles to accomplish their tasks regularly? Lt. Col. Alejandro Buniag is the commander of Theater Support Group American Samoa Detachment, American Samoa, but lives 3,600 miles away in Guam.

Army Reserve established Pacific stronghold in American Samoa
A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier from the 100th Infantry Battalion displays current camouflage and position techniques in American Samoa, April, 26, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Overson)
April 29, 2019 - American Samoa has historically played a pivotal role in the security of the Pacific. In 1878 the U.S. signed a treaty for the establishment of a naval station in Pago Pago Harbor, United States Naval Station Tutuila. Under the administration of the U.S. Navy (1900–51), American Samoa became a strategic naval base.

Soldiers celebrate Army Reserve’s 111th birthday in American Samoa
The Army Reserve was founded on April 23, 1908, when Congress authorized the Army to establish a Medical Reserve Corps, the official predecessor of the Army Reserve. Today, approximately 200,000 Army Reserve Soldiers serve around the globe.
April 26, 2019 - Soldiers from American Samoa know a thing or two about pride, and on the U.S. Army Reserve’s 111th birthday, that pride was on full display during a cake cutting ceremony at the Pele U.S. Army Reserve Center, American Samoa, April 23, 2019. 
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