Army Reserve Tandem Jump Camp
Army Reserve Tandem Jump Camp
Army Reserve Tandem Jump Camp
This park in downtown Kinston, N.C. was overwhelmed by floodwaters after the Neuse River crested its banks as Hurricane Matthew dumped nearly 11 inches of rain in early October. This park suffered severe flood damage, less than half a mile from the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office which also suffered flood damage in the basement of the courthouse. This was the third time the sheriff’s office flooded since 1996. The sheriff’s office reached out to the 81st Regional Support Command who owned an underutilized U.S. Army Reserve Center at the Kinston airport. Through the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, U.S. Army Reserve Defense Support of Civil Authorities and Stafford Act (Disaster and Emergency Act), the sheriff’s office was able to use the facility to continue to serve the citizens of Lenoir County.  (U.S. Army photo by Timothy L. Hale)(Released)
Sheriff Ronnie Ingram surveys the damage at the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office in the basement of the courthouse, Nov. 2, 2016, in Kinston, N.C. Hurricane Matthew flooded a large portion of downtown Kinston to include the courthouse basement causing the sheriff’s office to look for dry ground to continue their operations. They reached out to the 81st Regional Support Command who had an underutilized U.S. Army Reserve Center at the Kinston airport. Through the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, U.S. Army Reserve Defense Support of Civil Authorities and Stafford Act (Disaster and Emergency Act), the sheriff’s office was able to use the facility to continue to serve the citizens of Lenoir County.  (U.S. Army photo by Timothy L. Hale)(Released)
Damaged offices at the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office in the basement of the courthouse, Nov. 2, 2016, in Kinston, N.C. Hurricane Matthew flooded a large portion of downtown Kinston to include the courthouse basement causing the sheriff's office to look for dry ground to continue their operations. They reached out to the 81st Regional Support Command who had an underutilized U.S. Army Reserve Center at the Kinston airport. Through the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, U.S. Army Reserve Defense Support of Civil Authorities and Stafford Act (Disaster and Emergency Act), the sheriff’s office was able to use the facility to continue to serve the citizens of Lenoir County.  (U.S. Army photo by Timothy L. Hale)(Released)
A mobile command post and Humvees belonging to the Lenoir County Sheriff’s office sit in the motor pool of a underutilized U.S. Army Reserve Center in Kinston, N.C., Nov. 2, 2016. After Hurricane Matthew flooded the courthouse basement in early October, the sheriff’s office reached out to the 81st Regional Support Command who owned the center at the Kinston airport. Through the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, U.S. Army Reserve Defense Support of Civil Authorities and Stafford Act (Disaster and Emergency Act), the sheriff’s office was able to use the facility to continue to serve the citizens of Lenoir County.  (U.S. Army photo by Timothy L. Hale)(Released)
The Lenoir County Sheriff’s office is using an underutilized U.S. Army Reserve Center in Kinston, N.C., after Hurricane Matthew flooded the courthouse basement in early October. The sheriff’s office reached out to the 81st Regional Support Command who owned the center at the Kinston airport. Through the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, U.S. Army Reserve Defense Support of Civil Authorities and Stafford Act (Disaster and Emergency Act), the sheriff’s office was able to use the facility to continue to serve the citizens of Lenoir County.  (U.S. Army photo by Timothy L. Hale)(Released)
The 81st Regional Support Command, Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Arlan DeBlieck, addressed the Soldiers during a Yellow Ribbon event held in Orlando, Fla., Aug 13-14, 2016.  He said that the stress that the Soldiers go through doesn’t go away, it’s always there; that the Soldiers learn to manage despite the stress.  He said that separation is going to create some issues that the Soldiers probably did not see in their marriage.  “The Yellow Ribbon has the people here that will help you cope (during reintegration) and work through those issues so that you have a stronger marriage.”
During the 355th Chemical Company's Yellow Ribbon held in Orlando, Fla., the Soldiers took a group photo with their higher headquarters, 76th ORC Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Ricky Waddell, August 13-14, 2016.
“You will be the only chemical assets that the U.S. forces have in the Middle East or central Asia.  So you guys will be there for emergency response function, but you’re also going to be there training, teaching, whether Iraqis or some of our other coalition allies, or whether it’s our own Soldiers,” said Maj. Gen. Ricky Waddell, 76th Operational Response Command, Commanding General, during the 355th Chemical Company’s Yellow Ribbon held in Orlando, Fla., August 13-14, 2016.
The 355th Chemical Company, 209th Regional Support Group, based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, attended their initial Yellow Ribbon event with their families in Orlando, Fla., August 13-14, 2016.  During the event, the Soldiers and family members were provided with sufficient information, services and other benefits such as Family Programs, Education Resource Information, chaplain advice, Tricare Programs, USAA banking, Veterans Administration benefits, Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR), and more.
The 355th Chemical Company, 209th Regional Support Group, based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, attended their initial Yellow Ribbon event with their families in Orlando, Fla., August 13-14, 2016.
The Area Maintenance Support Activity (AMSA) 147 G Shop Supervisor Donald Dillon received his plaque for 81st Regional Support Command Civilian of the Year in June. 81st Regional Support Command Director of Logistics Ardis Ferguson and his deputy, Gregg Charvoz presented Dillon the award and the Commanders Civilian Award while presenting the AMSA with the USARC-level Army Award for Maintenance Excellence.
81st Regional Support Command Director of Logistics Ardis Ferguson presents John White with a trophy  while his deputy, Gregg Charvoz presents George Boy with a plaque recognizing the shop’s achievements. Area Maintenance Support Activity 147G won the USARC-level Army Award for Maintenance Excellence and is competing at the Department of the Army Level.
(Front to rear) Michael Hamm (MAST), David Pate, Robert Kilgore, James Butler,
And Samuel Henkel pass around the trophy and plaque presented to them for the Chief of Staff Army Award for Maintenance Excellence. The Area Maintenance Support Activity 147 G in Gray, Tenn., won the US Army Reserve Command-level honors and are competing for the Department of the Army-level award.
The Area Maintenance Support Activity (AMSA) 147 G Shop Supervisor Donald Dillon received his plaque for 81st Regional Support Command Civilian of the Year in June. 81st Regional Support Command Director of Logistics Ardis Ferguson and his deputy, Gregg Charvoz presented Dillon the award and the Commanders Civilian Award while presenting the AMSA with the USARC-level Army Award for Maintenance Excellence.
Soldiers from the 511th Engineer Dive Detachment prepare to remove slings from a concrete pier being removed from the water. The active duty unit removed a dozen 10,000 pound pilings at the reserve center as part of a Troop Construction project, saving the Army money while performing real world training.
Sgt. Kyle Bradley, a salvage diver from the 511 Engineer Dive Detachment, jumps into water to perform underwater cutting at the Morehead City, N.C., Reserve Center pier. The active duty unit removed a dozen 10,000 pound pilings at the reserve center as part of a Troop Construction project, saving the Army money while performing real world training.
Soldiers from the 511th Engineer Dive Detachment prepare to remove slings from a concrete piling being removed from the water. The active duty unit removed a dozen 10,000 pound pilings at the reserve center as part of a Troop Construction project, saving the Army money while performing real world training.