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.
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.
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U.S.-Japan forces welcome new year with bilateral jump
JGSDF soldiers with the 1st Airborne Brigade, U.S. Army Reserve Alaska & 82nd Airborne soldiers and Airmen from the 374th Airlift Wing prepare for Japanese Forces’ annual New Year Jump aboard U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules from the 36th Airlift Squadron out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 10, 2020. The jump showcases a bilateral capability bringing military power together to train and emphasize a strong commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica R. Avallone)
Jan. 13, 2020 - Japan Air Self-Defense Force soldiers with the 1st Airborne Brigade along with U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in Alaska and 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers jumped from the combined U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force aircraft, showcasing the combined bilateral military capability in a training environment.

Army Reserve one-star general visits American Samoa to enhance capabilities
Pago Pago, American Samoa - Brig. Gen. Timothy Connelly, commanding general of the 9th Mission Support Command and Command Sgt. Maj. Jessie Baird meet with Federal Aviation Administration representative, Timothy Faumuina, to discuss Army Reserve access to the flight line to be optimally postured to support the island in the event of an emergency.
Dec. 13, 2019 - When Tropical Cyclone Gita devastated American Samoa in February 2018, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, residing in American Samoa, took immediate action to aid in the recovery efforts. Under the direction of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Soldiers assisted in transporting supplies and equipment to fellow citizens across the island. The Pele U.S. Army Reserve center was also used as a staging ground for federal agencies.

Readiness of American Samoan Army Reserve Soldiers vital in the Pacific
Pago Pago, American Samoa - A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier receives a vaccination during the Soldier Readiness Processing event at Pele U.S. Army Reserve Center Dec. 7.
Dec. 11, 2019 - Tutuila, the largest and the main island of American Samoa, measures only about 21 miles across and about three miles from north to south. Yet this island is home to more than 200 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 9th Mission Support Command, headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Hawaii Reserve Command Attends International Conference in Thailand
Thailand - Brig. Gen. Timothy Connelly, commanding general of the 9th Mission Support Command and Maj. Robert Behrman, Strategic Planner, along with Army chiefs from around the Indo-Pacific gathered in Bangkok, Thailand from Sept. 9th thru 11th for the 11th bi-annual Indo-Pacific Army Chiefs Conference (IPACC) and Indo-Pacific Management Seminar (IPAMS) aimed at promoting trust, understanding and cooperation among land forces in the region. (Photo by Maj. Robert Behrman)
Sept. 13, 2019 - Brig. Gen. Timothy Connelly, commanding general of the 9th Mission Support Command, along with Army chiefs from around the Indo-Pacific gathered in Bangkok, Thailand from Sept. 9th thru 11th for the 11th bi-annual Indo-Pacific Army Chiefs Conference (IPACC) and Indo-Pacific Management Seminar (IPAMS) aimed at promoting trust, understanding and cooperation among land forces in the region.

Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey visits the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment in Hawaii
Hilo, Hawaii - Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Command Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey observes Charlie Company, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment conduct squad tactical exercises at Pohakuloa Training Area during their annual training July 24, 2019. (Photo by Maj. Melodie Tafao)
Aug. 8, 2019 - Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, visited the 9th Mission Support Command and the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, during their annual training at Pohakuloa Training Area on the island of Hawaii.

Command Sgt. Maj. honors father in Guam as 75th Anniversary “Liberation of Guam, 1944” approaches
GUAM - Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick McDonald renders a salute along Asan Beach where is father, Senior Navy Corpsman Roy McDonald, was wounded 75 years earlier in the invasion of Guam. (Photo by Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick McDonald, 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade, Fort Shafter Flats, Honolulu, Hawaii)
July 12, 2019 - For Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick McDonald of the 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade based out of Fort Shafter Flats, Honolulu, Hawaii, a routine training mission in Guam is more than just training, it is a chance to personally reconnect with the island’s WWII history in ways few are given the opportunity.  Joining the Navy in the late 1940s, McDonald’s father, Senior Navy Corpsman Roy McDonald, was the senior medic on the beach tending to Marines who were with him through Bougainville and Guadalcanal campaigns.

27 Army Reserve Retirees honored in Guam
U.S. ARMY RESERVE CENTER BARRIGADA, Guam - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands honored 27 retirees and their families recently, recognizing and honoring each retiree and their family with an official Warior Citizen retirement ceremony. Soldiers and their spouses from the 368th Military Police Co., 797th Engineer Co., 302nd Quarter Master, 3303rd Mobilization Support Brigade and the Theater Support Group – Det. Marianas were recognized. (Photo by Master Sgt, Ed Daileg)
July 9, 2019 - A Soldier is a Soldier for Life, and Soldiers do not ever leave one another behind. U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers took these words to heart recently, and tracked down 27 U.S. Army Reserve retirees and their families in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, recognizing and honoring each retiree and their family at an official retirement ceremony.

9th Mission Support Command bids farewell to Anderson, welcomes Connelly
The 9th Mission Support Command Commander Col. (P) Timothy D. Connelly addresses Soldiers, Army Families and Senior Army leaders of the Pacific who gathered to honor outgoing Commanding General of the 9th Mission Support Command Brig. Gen. Douglas F. Anderson and welcome incoming Connelly during an official Change of Command ceremony hosted by U.S. Army Pacific Commanding General Robert B. Brown at Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle, June 30. (Photo by Crista Mary Mack, 9th Mission Support Command)
July 5, 2019 - The Pride of the Pacific, the 9th Mission Support Command, a geographic command of the U.S. Army Reserve, honored outgoing commanding general Brig. Gen. Douglas F. Anderson and welcomed incoming commanding general Brig. Gen. Timothy D. Connelly at an official change of command and passing of the colors ceremony at Fort Shafter’s historic Palm Circle on June 30. 

Army announces Expert Soldier Badge
Army senior leaders announced the implementation of the Expert Soldier Badge, June 14. Similar to the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Expert Field Medical Badge, the ESB will allow commanders the opportunity to recognize Soldiers outside the Infantry, Special Forces and medical communities who have met a high standard of performance in physical fitness and warfighting tasks. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army graphic)
June 17, 2019 - In conjunction with the U.S. Army's 244th Birthday, the Army announced a new proficiency badge today, called the Expert Soldier Badge. The ESB is designed to improve lethality, recognize excellence in Solder combat skills and increase individual, unit and overall Army readiness. The ESB is the equivalent of the Expert Infantry Badge and Expert Field Medical Badge but for all other military occupational specialties in the Army. Commanders will soon be able to use the badge to recognize Soldiers who attain excellence in physical fitness and marksmanship and a high standard of expertise in land navigation and performing warfighting tasks. 

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.
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Brigadier General Timothy D. Connelly
Commanding General, 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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