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Spain Port Operation kicks off DEFENDER 23
U.S. Army Reseve Staff Sgt. Matthew Zink, aviation quality control, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, and Navy Seaman Lloyd Cuesto, logistics specialist, Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center - Rota, secure aviation equipment on transport vehicles for Defender 23 in Rota, Spain, April 6, 2023.

DEFENDER 23 is a U.S. Army Europe and Africa led exercise focused on the strategic deployment of continental United States-based forces, employment of Army Prepositioned Stocks, and interoperability with Allies and partners. Taking place from 22 April to 23 June, DEFENDER 23 demonstrates USAREUR-AF’s ability to aggregate U.S.-based combat power quickly in Eastern Europe, increase lethality of the NATO Alliance through long-distance fires, build unit readiness in a complex joint, multi-national environment, and leverage host nation capabilities to increase USAREUR-AF’s operational reach.
April 18, 2023 - The first port operation of DEFENDER 23 kicked off at Rota, Spain on April 6, in a joint effort to build and maintain expeditionary forces in Europe. Aviation equipment from 5th Battalion, 159th Regiment General Support...

Army Reserve Aviation Command takes direct approach to recruiting
Brig. Gen. Roger Deon, Commanding General of the Army Reserve Aviation Command, engages with Army ROTC Cadets from the University of Louisville on March 31 at Fort Knox, Ky., sharing aviation opportunities offered by the U.S. Army Reserves. | Photo by Sarah Windmueller, U.S. Army Cadet Command Public Affairs
April 11, 2023 - Like a seasoned college football coach, Brig. Gen. Roger Deon sits across a table with Army ROTC Cadet Brandie Madden—mapping out a game plan. He scrawls red lines to connect circles of information, sketching out conditions...

V Corps, reserve component leaders sync efforts in lively symposium
Senior leaders discuss missions, organization and manning during the Reserve Component Symposium held Nov. 18-19, 2022, at V Corps headquarters on Fort Knox (photo by Spc. Gabriella Sullivan)
Nov. 21, 2022 - Around two dozen V Corps, National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve senior leaders synchronized organization and efforts in Eastern Europe during a dynamic “Reserve Component Symposium” held Friday and Saturday (Nov. 18-19) at...

Reserve aviation: Brigade caps redeployment by welcoming new leader
Col. Patrick L. Pollak, center assumes command of the 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade by accepting the unit guidon from Col. Lindsey Halter, commanding officer, Army Reserve Aviation Command, during a ceremony at Founders Field Sept. 17, 2022. (Photo by Scott Prater)
Sept. 23, 2022 - The 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade’s leaders uncased the unit’s colors at Founders Field Sept. 17, 2022, officially signaling the Army Reserve brigade’s return home from a long deployment. Not long after, brigade...

Texas Army National Guard's Task Force Mustang relieves Army Reserve's Task Force Eagle in Middle East
U.S. Army Col. Scott P. Nicholas, commander of Task Force Mustang (left), bids farewell to Col. Matthew B. Hill (right), commander of Task Force Eagle (11th Combat Aviation Brigade), during a Transfer-of-Authority ceremony held at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Aug. 27, 2022. 36th CAB, mobilized as Task Force Mustang, is deployed in support of the Combine Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve mission to advise, assist and enable partnered forces in the enduring defeat of Da’esh, the common Arabic term for ISIS, within designated areas of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Damian Mioduszewski, 36th CAB)
Sept. 15, 2022 - Soldiers and aviators of the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), successfully conducted post-mobilization operations and formally assumed its new mission as Task Force Mustang during a...

Mountain Medic 22 exercise embodies total force construct, ends successfully
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Shannon Simon, center, 5-159 General Support Aviation Battalion critical care flight paramedic, uses a training mannequin to instruct a class on the use of ventilators during exercise Mountain Medic at Fort Carson, Colorado, Aug. 19, 2022. Exercise participants were divided into three classes to learn the differences in the way the Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve administer patient care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Justin Norton)
Sept. 14, 2022 - Exercise Mountain Medic 22 wrapped up a few weeks ago after successfully incorporating multiple branches of military, several key players and both Army and Air Force aircraft in Colorado Springs, Aug. 16-26, 2022...

Aviation support battalion runs first U.S. Army Reserve Expert Soldier Badge ‘pure’ test
U.S. Army Spc. Samuel Vazquez, left, and Spc. Moises Valdez, center, with 90th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), 11th Combat Aviation Brigade, inspect an M249 light machine gun at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, July 10, 2022. U.S. Soldiers deployed in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve participated in an Expert Soldier Badge test hosted by 90th ASB, mobilized as Task Force Rattlers, to assess their mastery of physical fitness, marksmanship and other critical skills necessary for combat readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zachary Danaher)
Aug. 4, 2022 -  U.S. Soldiers mobilized with 90th Aviation Support Battalion, 11th Combat Aviation Brigade, hosted an Expert Soldier Badge test at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, July 2022...

CH-47 crew, 89B students conduct sling-load training at Fort McCoy
Students and staff with the 89B Ammunition Supply Course conduct sling-load training with a CH-47 Chinook crew at Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport on Feb. 7, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. The Ammunition Supply Course, taught by Regional Training Site-Maintenance staff at Fort McCoy, is a four-week course that provides training for Soldiers who are reclassifying to the 89B military occupational specialty. The sling-load training is one of the last major training events during the course. A sling load is used to transport munitions to remote locations or to expedite shipments in hostile locations. The CH-47 crew is with the Army Reserve’s 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment of New Century, Kansas. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
Feb. 18, 2022 - Students and staff with the 89B Ammunition Supply Course conducted sling-load training with a CH-47 Chinook crew at Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport on Feb. 7 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin...

11th ECAB maintainers demonstrate excellence during mobilization training
U.S. Army Soldiers with 90th Aviation Support Battalion and Delta Company, 7-158th General Support Aviation Battalion, 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, perform inspections on a CH-47 Chinook at North Fort Hood, TX on November 19, 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Nicholas Fuel)
Dec. 7, 2021 - As part of the 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade’s post-mobilization at North Fort Hood, Texas, a culminating training exercise (CTE) tested every aspect of its personnel and aviation assets in order to assess the...

11th ECAB Soldiers meet First Army commanding general
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Antonio Aguto, commanding general of First Army visits with mobilizing Soldiers of the 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, U.S. Army Reserve, at North Fort Hood, TX on October 26, 2021.
Nov. 1, 2021 - U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Antonio Aguto Jr., commanding general of First Army, visited Soldiers assigned to 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade (ECAB) during their mobilization at North Fort Hood, to assess their mission...

Brig. Gen. Roger F. Deon
Commanding General, Army Reserve Aviation Command (ARAC)

Command Sgt. Maj. Brian J. Schlatter
Command Sergeant Major, Army Reserve Aviation Command