Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, command sergeant major of the Army Reserve, introduces a new video series for demonstrating Expert Soldier Badge skills. He challenges each member of the Army Reserve to know their tasks to ensure we are ready now, shaping tomorrow. For more information on the ESB: https://usacimt.tradoc.army.mil/ltb/esb/esb.html.
Col. (Ret.) John McCarthy, U.S. Army Reserve Spouse, shares his vision for Army Reserve Family Programs and talks about resources available to Army Reserve Soldiers and their Families.
The Army Reserve celebrates the advances and accomplishments of women as part of National Women's History Month. Women play a vital role in today's Army, and their sacrifices help ensure the freedom and liberty cherished by all Americans.
Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, Army Reserve Command Sergeant Major, introduces a new video series he demonstrating Expert Soldier Badge skills. He challenges each member of the Army Reserve to know their tasks in order to become ready now and shape tomorrow. For more information on the ESB visit: https://usacimt.tradoc.army.mil/ltb/esb/esb.html
Sometimes Army Reserve Soldiers are in the right place at the right time to make a difference on the national strategic level. One Soldier, Maj. Chip Autry, who previously worked in ice cream and currently works at a pharmaceutical company, was just the sort of person needed by the recently completed operations to help speed along the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, speaks out against sexual assault and sexual harassment in our ranks. All of us must work together to create an environment of trust and respect.
Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, speaks out against extremism. Extremism is not welcome in our ranks and we must get back to the culture of dignity and respect so that we can be ready now, shaping tomorrow.
Pursuing excellence has always been the goal of Capt. Benjamin Spencer, an appellate attorney for the U.S. Army Reserve. Through his pursuit, he has become the first African-American dean for William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. Throughout his life, he has striven to do his best in whatever he does, from raising his children and loving his wife to serving his country in the U.S. Army Reserve. Spencer tells his story of how this pursuit has shaped his life.
On this week's AR/60: The COVID- 19 vaccine is starting to arrive at Military Treatment Facilities. Get more COVID-19 information and Army Reserve guidance at https://www.usar.army.mil/COVID19/​.
This training video provides an overview of Service member rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and highlights Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) resources. It was developed and produced by SSgt. Treven Cannon of the Air National Guard I.G. Borwn Training and Education Center, in collaboration with the Tennessee ESGR Committee.
In the fight against COVID-19, it's not only important to choose the right mask but also to wear it properly. Cover both your mouth and your nose. You may be asymptomatic and infect others without knowing it. Your mask protects others. Their masks protect you. Take the fight seriously. Wear your mask.
Today's Army Reserve covers more than 20 time zones across five continents. Our people are the most important weapon system in accomplishing the mission, ensuring units are ready and capable to deliver victory. Our Soldiers are mentally tough, with a desire to serve their country now, and lead troops into the fight of tomorrow. In an every-changing landscape of both visible and invisible threats, we stand ready to defeat our enemies, anytime, anywhere. Modernization drives our ability to support operations in the multi-domain environment. We will mobilize rapidly with the right capabilities to win the future fight. America's Army Reserve is ready now, shaping tomorrow.
Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Take time to reach out to those affected and raise awareness of treatment services. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255; Text TALK to 741741.
If you are interested in receiving an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and commissioning into the Army Reserve, the GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign covers 4 years of full tuition and fees or $10,000 for room and board at colleges and universities served by an Army ROTC program.
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Fairfield, Illinois, Army Reserve veterinarian concludes 21 years of military service
Col. Loren Adams during a deployment to Kunar province, Afghanistan in 2010. Adams, a veterinarian that resides in Fairfield, Illinois, retired from the Army Reserve March 1, 2020 after more than two decades of service to his nation.
March 3, 2021 - Raised in Mill Creek, Indiana, Col. Loren Adams earned a Bachelor of Animal Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.He joined a private veterinary medicine practice in New...

Deployed Army Nurse, Taking Care of Soldiers is My Job
Capt. Meagan Barker is a 66S (Critical Care Nurse) working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); deployed with the 228th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) deployed to Kuwait. As part of Women’s History Month, we are spotlighting her and her deployment mission.  (Precovid pic)
March 2, 2021 - Capt. Meagan Barker is a 66S (Critical Care Nurse) working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); deployed with the 228th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) deployed to Kuwait. As part of Women’s History Month, we are spotlighting her...

A green and blue family reunion: Army father's brief meet-up with Air Force daughter in Afghanistan
Maj. Jason Blanco visits with his daughter, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Katrina Rutherford, during a brief stop at her deployed location in Afghanistan. (Courtesy photo)
March 2, 2021 - For Maj. Jason Blanco, an Army Reserve Soldier deployed to Afghanistan, an in-person meeting he needed to attend at a different camp led to an opportunity most Soldiers don’t get while deployed: a family reunion. Blanco was...

Friendly rivalry: Army Reserve Soldiers strive for excellence
The 642nd Regional Support Group announced the winners of its annual Best Warrior Competition at Fort McClellan, Ala., Feb. 24, 2021. U.S. Army Spc. Omid A. Skinner with 441st Transportation Company and Sgt. 1st Class Adam Smith of the 145th Theater Movement Control Element received top honors after four days of intense challenges, including a seven-mile ruck march, land navigation course and rifle marksmanship. Skinner earned top enlisted Soldier and Smith was the top NCO out of the competitors. Both will represent the brigade at the 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Best Warrior Competition. Spc. Joshua R. Fox of the 441st Transportation Company and Staff Sgt. Manuel F. Valencia of the 287th Transportation Company were selected as runners-up and will take the winners' places if they are unable to attend the next level of competition. Pictured, from left, 642nd RSG Commander Col. Robert J. Coker, Smith, Skinner and Command Sgt. Maj. Denise Demps. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gary A. Witte, 642nd Regional Support Group)
March 2, 2021 - It wouldn’t be a competition without struggle, but several Soldiers at the 642nd Regional Support Group’s Best Warrior in January said the fellowship they found finished first.The four-day event at Fort McClellan, Ala.,...

Army Reserve Soldier looks to repeat Best Warrior success
Sgt. Christine Won of the 99th Readiness Division’s 78th Army Band participates in the division's FY21 Best Warrior Competition Train-Up event Feb. 22-26 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The event will prepare Soldiers for the upcoming Combined Readiness Division BWC by improving their depth of knowledge and proficiency in military skills in a competitive tactical environment. Further, it promotes and sustains a culture of excellence, leadership, individual readiness and team-building within the command. (U.S. Army photo by Shawn Morris, 99th RD PAO)
March 2, 2021 - Sgt. Christine Won has been to the Best Warrior Competition before, but that hasn’t stopped her from coming back for more.Won joined seven of her fellow Army Reserve Soldiers in the 99th Readiness Division’s FY21 Best Warrior...

Ohio Secretary of State joins the Army Reserve
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose takes the Oath of Enlistment at the Columbus Military Entrance Processing Station in Columbus, Ohio on March 1, 2021. LaRose joins the Army Reserve roughly 12 years after having left the Army to pursue an education, a family and career, but he always missed it. “Being a Soldier is part of who I am. It’s a part of me at my core.”
March 2, 2021 - It is not uncommon for a Soldier to join the Army, do some time, get out to pursue other ventures and come back in. What is unusual is when that Soldier comes back after 12 years, college and a family, having risen to the...

USACAPOC(A) leverages real world experience for Civil Affairs money laundering training
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Dale P. Kooyenga, 38G capabilities development manager with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne)  Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG) headquartered at Ft. Bragg, NC, coordinates the Military Support to Governance 38G Money, Banking, and Finance, money laundering crime virtual training event,
March 1, 2021 - Leveraging the talent in the ranks of the 38G program, and those applying to be in the ranks, Maj. Dale Kooyenga, 38G capabilities development manager with the USACAPOC(A) Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG), facilitated an...

Army HRC rolls out talent management platform for Army Reserve Active Guard and Reserve officers
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March 1, 2021 - The Army Reserve – Soldier Assignment Profile is now open to all AGR officers conducting a PCS during the 22-01 distribution cycle from October 2021 to March 2022. Brig. Gen. Kris Belanger, deputy commanding general, U.S...

Army Reserve Soldiers deployed to Camp Arifjan reflect on Black History Month
Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer Denrick Mills, an air mobility warrant officer deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, with the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), said his favorite Black History story is the Triple Nickel “smokejumpers.” In 1945, the all-black 555th Airborne Infantry Battalion was ordered to Oregon to fight forest fires started by nature and by incendiary-bearing balloons sent into West Coast forests by the Japanese. “They used this airborne unit to jump in an put the fire out—that’s how the smokejumpers started,” he said.
March 1, 2021 - Army Reserve Soldiers deployed here shared their thoughts about Black History Month and Black culture in America...

Army Reserve Soldier Gets Back to Basics
Sgt. Veronica Ygarza of the 99th Readiness Division’s Soldier Readiness Improvement Program participates in the division's FY21 Best Warrior Competition Train-Up event Feb. 22-26 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The event will prepare Soldiers for the upcoming Combined Readiness Division BWC by improving their depth of knowledge and proficiency in military skills in a competitive tactical environment. Further, it promotes and sustains a culture of excellence, leadership, individual readiness and team-building within the command.
Feb. 26, 2021 - The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed Sgt. Veronica Ygarza down, but she is not going to let it stop her. Ygarza joined seven of her fellow Army Reserve Soldiers in the 99th Readiness Division’s FY21 Best Warrior...

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