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Whether you're a father who serves or a father of a Soldier, America's Army Reserve wishes you the happiest Father's Day. Thank you for all that you do!
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, reminds Soldiers to be aware of what they can and cannot do politically: "Make sure you understand the difference between your rights as a citizen and your responsibilities as a Soldier."
The Double Eagle App is the latest resource for Soldiers, Family members, and Department of the Army Civilians to get up-to-date information about America's Army Reserve. Available now to download for Apple and Android devices.
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, wants individual Soldiers to ensure they know the basics of their responsibilities by making education and skills training a priority.
Want to know more about the Army Reserve? America's Army Reserve: The most capable, combat-ready, and lethal Federal Reserve force in the history of the Nation.
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.
LTG Charles D Luckey talks about the incompatibility of extremist groups and service in America's Army Reserve. New version has direction for commanders--including holding Soldiers accountable.
Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare Soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to ample cost savings across the service. The six-event readiness assessment, called the Army Combat Fitness Test, is intended to replace the current three-event Army Physical Fitness Test, which has been around since 1980. Beginning October 2020, all Soldiers will be required to take the new gender- and age-neutral test. Before that, field testing set to begin this October will allow the Army to refine the test, with initial plans for up to 40,000 Soldiers from all three components to see it.
Do you have what it takes to complete the U.S. Army Reserve Warrior Fit Challenge? Find out more in this video from Command Sgt. Maj. Ted Copeland, the U.S. Army Reserve command sergeant major!
Suicides among our ranks affect not only Families but also unit readiness and morale - directly hampering the capability, combat-readiness, and lethality of America's Army Reserve.
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Chicago area woman honors her husband’s World War II service, 40 years after his death
Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command looks at a scrapbook compiled by Aida Bonsonto of her husband’s Army service during World War II. Gerald “Jerry” Bonsonto of Chicago was trained as a medic and served with the 82nd Airborne Division on battlefields across Europe including the Battle of the Bulge. Belanger visited with Bonsonto and her family Memorial Day weekend 2019 to receive a parachute wedding dress that will be on loan to the 82nd Airborne Division War Museum at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
June 14, 2019 - In 1937 a young Chicago woman named Aida Garaffa lived across the street from a young man named Gerald “Jerry” Bonsonto.

Army Reserve Engineers and Navy Seabees Share Command and Control of Resolute Castle 19
Cmdr. David Jayne, 22 Naval Construction Regiment and Army Maj. Robert Mikyska, 372nd Engineer Brigade, 416th Engineer Command, U.S. Army Reserve, exchange salutes during a transfer of authority ceremony in Boleslawiec, Poland May 17, 2019 during exercise Resolute Castle. Exercise Resolute Castle 19 is a U.S. Army Europe led, multinational, joint exercise which marries U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard, as well as allied and partner nation engineering unit training opportunities with the completion of tangible construction projects that enhance training capabilities in various areas of NATO’s eastern member states. 

(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Linda J. Andreoli/Released)
June 13, 2019 - Soldiers from the 372nd Engineer Brigade, 416th Engineer Command, U.S. Army Reserve, from Fort Snelling, Minnesota, arrived in Poland in January 2019 with the mission of over-seeing nearly 25 construction projects spread over three task forces and two countries in an exercise known as Resolute Castle (RC) 19.

Army Reserve Soldier receives honor as Chicago White Sox ’Hero of the Game’
Master Sgt. Shandrel Daniels receives an honor during the Chicago White Sox vs Washington Nationals game at Guaranteed Rate Field, June 11, 2019. Daniels attended the game to be honored during the ‘Hero of the Game’ recognition there. Daniels, who has served for 31 years with two deployments, was honored in front of a crowd of 17,000.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
June 13, 2019 - The Chicago White Sox honored Master Sgt. Shandrel Daniels, Assistant Inspector General, 85th U.S. Army Support Command, as the ‘Hero of the Game’ during their home game, June 11, 2019, playing the Washington Nationals at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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.

Psychological Operations Calls on Different Set of Weapons
Graduates of the 80th Training Command PSYOP class receive regimental crest pins at the end of their field exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, Feb. 6, 2019.

Civilian role players at Fort Hunter Liggett help the PSYOP students learn to negotiate the difficult terrain of cultural, social and political differences as they try to ally the factions in a way beneficial to American interests. This scenario in the 80th Training Command's PSYOP class had a small-town American feel as they ironed out disagreements in the Town Hall meeting at the end of the scenario.
June 11, 2019 - Fort Hunter Liggett’s United States Army Reserve 80th Training Command Psychological Operations (PSYOP) course provides realistic scenarios to teach Soldiers and Marines how to negotiate the difficult terrain of cultural, social and political differences when they deploy to other countries. The 4-week course is for those reclassifying for a new military occupational skill (MOS). Key skill sets taught are information-gathering and face-to-face communications.

100th Training Division Command Selected for Fielding of Army Greens
Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Betty, command sergeant major of the 100th Training Division (LD), U.S. Army Reserve,  is one of the 260 senior leaders selected by US Army Senior Leadership for initial fielding of the Army Greens service uniform.
June 11, 2019 - The command team of the 100th Training Division (Leader Development), Brig. Gen. Aaron Walter and Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Betty, are part of the 260 senior leaders selected by US Army Senior Leadership for initial fielding of the Army Greens service uniform.

348th Engineers hold mobilization training at Fort McCoy
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 348th Engineer Company (Combat Clearance), 416th Theater Engineer Command, U.S. Army Reserve, complete training in mission-oriented protective posture gear at a range June 5, 2019, at Fort McCoy, Wis. The 348th was completing the training as part of overall mobilization training for an upcoming deployment. The unit is from Kansas City, Mo. Located in the heart of the upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only U.S. Army installation in Wisconsin. The installation, with the motto as the “Total Force Training Center,” has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 military personnel from all services each year since 1984. (U.S. Army Photo courtesy 348th Engineer Company)
June 10, 2019 - Soldiers with the 348th Engineer Company (Combat Clearance), 416th Theater Engineer Command, U.S. Army Reserve, completed training in early June at Fort McCoy, Wis. 

USACAPOC(A) Soldiers participate in Polish firearms collectors convention
U.S. Soldiers teach a Polish citizen how to use night vision goggles at Zbrojownia Firearms Collector’s Association’s annual Firearms Collectors Convention June 1st, 2019, at Fort IV Tietzen, Poznan, Poland. Zbrojownia Firearms Collector’s Association and other organizations have an annual Firearms Collectors Convention, which has over one hundred individual exhibitors of firearms, presentations of military vehicles, equipment and sightseeing of Fort Tietzen. (U.S. Army Photo by Pvt. Joanna Gaona Gomez)
June 10, 2019 - The Zbrojownia Firearms Collectors Association and other Organizers hosted the annual Firearms Collectors Convention at Fort VI Tietzen, Poznan, Poland, on June 1, 2019. The Zbrojownia firearms Collectors Association partnered with the 407th Civil Affairs Battalion and 396th Composite Truck Company to provide current U.S. Army equipment and firearms.

U.S. Army Reserve General Officer Receives Esteemed Fellowship Award
Brig. Gen. W. Scott Lynn, Deputy Commanding General (Operations), of the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), was awarded an American College of Radiology (ACR) Fellowship for his contribution and influence in the specialty of radiology, at Washington, D.C., May 19, 2019.
June 7, 2019 - Brig. Gen. W. Scott Lynn, Deputy Commanding General (Operations), of the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), was awarded an American College of Radiology (ACR) Fellowship for his contribution and influence in the specialty of radiology, at Washington, D.C., May 19, 2019.

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.

353d CACOM planners help move Reserve, active Soldiers to D-Day ceremonies
Keith Nightengale, a retired #USArmy colonel, talks to Soldiers from  United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) June 3 in Normandy, France in preparation for the D-Day 75th anniversary commemoration.
June 6, 2019 - The Army Reserve’s 353d Civil Affairs Command is coordinating travel for active-duty and reserve Soldiers from the United States to France and back for the 75th Anniversary D-Day celebrations.

7th MSC and 21st TSC Soldiers visit Dachau to gain understanding of significance of 75th D-Day anniversary
DACHAU, Germany—On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied D-Day invasion to end National Socialist Fascism in Europe, eight Reserve Soldiers from various units within the 7th Mission Support Command joined four active duty Soldiers from the senior leadership team of the 21st Theater Support Command´s Equal Opportunity Staff to visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial on June 5, 2019.
June 6, 2019 - DACHAU, Germany—On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied D-Day invasion to end National Socialist Fascism in Europe, eight Reserve Soldiers from various units within the 7th Mission Support Command joined four active duty Soldiers from the senior leadership team of the 21st Theater Support Command´s Equal Opportunity Staff to visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial on June 5, 2019.

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