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The 81st Readiness Division (RD) at Fort Jackson, SC hosted all Southeast U.S Army Reserve Ambassadors (ARAs) for their Annual Workshop from 9-10 September 2021. The purpose of the workshop is to assemble the ARAs to discuss key topics directly linked to their ambassadorial duties, receive briefs from senior leaders and representatives from various Army Commands and attend a collaborative training session comprised of 81st RD military and civilian personnel. Additionally, they attended a presentation headlined by Mr. Haydn Shaw, author of the book, “Sticking Points - How to Get 5 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart“.
The 81st Readiness Division (RD) at Fort Jackson, SC hosted all Southeast U.S Army Reserve Ambassadors (ARAs) for their Annual Workshop from 9-10 September 2021. The purpose of the workshop is to assemble the ARAs to discuss key topics directly linked to their ambassadorial duties, receive briefs from senior leaders and representatives from various Army Commands and attend a collaborative training session comprised of 81st RD military and civilian personnel. Additionally, they attended a presentation headlined by Mr. Haydn Shaw, author of the book, “Sticking Points - How to Get 5 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart“.
On August 28, ARA Patrick R. Kuykendall (AZ),ARA Phil Stage (CA), ARA William Wenger (CA)Jack M Simmons (CA), and ARA Joe Boscacci,(CA), were recognized for their great service at an ESGR event in Los Alamitos, California. As ESGR Volunteers they are also enhancing their ARA role as a multiplier effect.
Ambassador Loop schedules and conducts presentations as part of the DOD Vietnam War Veterans Commemorative Partnership Program in which Vietnam War veterans are recognized for their service during the war and presented with Vietnam War Veterans Lapel Pins. During the month of August, Mr. Loop located several eligible Vietnam War veterans and made individual presentations. After a brief presentation about the Vietnam War, Loop(WA) presents each Veteran with a lapel pin, a factsheet describing the colors and symbology of the pin, a signed Presidential Proclamation and a signed State Proclamation as a lasting memento of our nation's thanks.
On September 8, together with AUSA and ARMS, ARA Lance Lehr(TX) coordinated a virtual presentation for STEM students in order to highlight the benefits of serving in the Army Reserve. During the presentation the students heard from COL (Ret) Tim Kopra, a Soldier and an astronaut with over 250 days in space. Kopra told the students how instrumental the Army was to his astronaut career and explained how important STEM education was to set him on his career path. Overall there were 250-300 students, faculty and staff in attendance.
On September 8, together with AUSA and ARMS, ARA Lance Lehr(TX) coordinated a virtual presentation for STEM students in order to highlight the benefits of serving in the Army Reserve. During the presentation the students heard from COL (Ret) Tim Kopra, a Soldier and an astronaut with over 250 days in space. Kopra told the students how instrumental the Army was to his astronaut career and explained how important STEM education was to set him on his career path. Overall there were 250-300 students, faculty and staff in attendance.
On September 8,Texas ARA Olin “Findley" Brewster was awarded the DOD ESGR lifetime award. The award was presented by the Texas ESGR committee Caryl Hill and Bob Imbler for his dedication and volunteer commitment to the soldiers and the ESGR.
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