Pfc. Michael Pate from the 511th Engineer Dive Detachment assists Spc. Michael Higgonbotham to the pier for Bradley’s dive to perform an underwater cutting mission 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.
A Soldier from the 511th Engineer Dive Detachment is tending the lines as divers work underwater removing concrete pilings in the pier at the Morehead City, N.C., Reserve Center. The active duty unit performed work at the reserve center as part of a Troop Construction project, saving the Army money while performing real world training.
H. Allen Skinner, the command historian for the 81st Regional Support Command (RSC), explains the tactical lessons to be learned from the mistakes that were made during the Battle of Guilford County Courthouse, whose site is now a National Park located in Greensboro, N.C., during a staff ride taken by the staff sections and Soldiers of the 108th Training Command (IET) on Feb 6. The staff rides are training events used by staff members of the unit to learn important lessons from the past in order to ensure success in future conflicts. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Javier Amador)
Cristopher Ruff, the Curator of the Army Reserve Museum shown wearing a period correct Continental Soldier's uniform, explains what took place during one of the closing moments of the Battle of Guilford County Courthouse to leaders and Soldiers of the 108th Training Command (IET) during their staff ride on Feb 6 at its site in Greensboro, N.C., which is now a National Park. The staff rides are training events used by staff members of the unit to learn important lessons from the past in order to ensure success in future conflicts. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Javier Amador)
Capt. Yolanda Mason, the G33 readiness officer (center) briefs leaders and Soldiers of the 108th Training Commad (IET), on some of the logistical as well as tactical mistakes made during the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, now a National park located in Greensboro, N.C., to fellow Leaders and Soldiers during their staff ride on Feb 6. Representatives from each of the staff sections were assigned tasks such as key figure biographies as well as the tactics of the day and how the lessons learned apply today. The staff rides are training events used by staff members of the unit to learn important lessons from the past in order to ensure success in future conflicts. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Javier Amador)
Dressed in a period correct Continental uniform, Guilford Courthouse National Park ranger Jason Baum fires a rifle similar to those Continental soldiers would have employed against the British Army during the Revolutionary War. The demonstration was part of a staff ride conducted by the 108th Training Command (IET) at the Greensboro, N.C., park on Feb. 6. The staff rides are training events used by staff members of the unit to learn important lessons from the past in order to ensure success in future conflicts. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Javier Amador)
A member of the the Wona Womalan West African Ensemble performed during the 81st Regional Support Command's annual celebration of African American history Feb. 6. "The dancers represented the culture, music and look of the root of African American history, which is Africa," said Master Sgt. Rosalind Chamberlain, Equal Opportunity Advisor.
Joseph Johnson, archaeologist, Historic Columbia, guides Soldiers and civilians of the 81st Regional Support Command through an oral and visual tour in remembrance of the Civil Rights’ movement’s impact on Columbia, Feb. 6 at Fort Jackson.
"Bringing awareness of the local history and culture is important because Columbia is the community where we live and support economically, socially and spiritually," said Master Sgt. Rosalind Chamberlain, Equal Opportunity Advisor, 81st RSC.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Antoinette Walker, 81st Regional Support Command, Public Affairs)
Colonel Donald Okura, a Soldier from USARE OJCS and his wife listen to information during a Pre-Retirement Services brief at the Lexington, Ky. VA Medical Center Dec. 5. The 81st RSC hopes to partner with the VA for all future briefs in order to provide better service to retiring Servicemembers.
Capt. LaToya Kearns, 81st Regional Support Command Retirement Services Officer, shares a laugh with Col. Julia Christian, an attendee from USARE-COTS, during a Pre-Retirement Services brief at the Lexington, Ky. VA Medical Center Dec. 5. The 81st RSC hopes to partner with the VA for all future briefs in order to provide better service to retiring service members.
Capt. LaToya Kearns, Retirement Services Officer for the 81st Regional Support Command, and Mr. James Belmont, Jr., Associate Director of the Lexington VA Medical Center exchange thanks during a briefing. The 81st RSC presented a Pre-Retirement Services brief at the Lexington, Ky. VA Medical Center Dec. 5. The 81st RSC hopes to partner with the VA for all future briefs in order to provide better service to retiring service members.
SFC Lloyd Robertson, Retirement Services NCOIC for the 81st Regional Support Command assists MSG Loretta Cotham of the 5th Medical Brigade in Birmingham, Ala., with benefits registration. The 81st RSC presented a Pre-Retirement Services brief at the Lexington, Ky. VA Medical Center Dec. 5. The 81st RSC hopes to partner with the VA for all future briefs in order to provide better service to retiring service members.
Students from two of Fort Jackson’s elementary schools receive goody bags and a reminder to “be drug-free” from members of the Ready and Resilient Campaign team. The bags contain coloring books and other material that promote a drug-free life. The 81st RSC’s Ready and Resilient Campaign team presented education programs as part of Red Ribbon Week throughout the Columbia, S.C., area, visiting local schools to discuss the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. (Photo by Jacqueline Wren, 81st Regional Support Command)
Students from two of Fort Jackson’s elementary schools receive goody bags and a reminder to “be drug-free” from members of the Ready and Resilient Campaign team. The bags contain coloring books and other material that promote a drug-free life. The 81st RSC’s Ready and Resilient Campaign team presented education programs as part of Red Ribbon Week throughout the Columbia, S.C., area, visiting local schools to discuss the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. (Photo by Jacqueline Wren, 81st Regional Support Command)
Retired Command Sergeant Major Marty Wells, renders honors after the memorial wreath is presented during the 9/11 First Responders Remembrance Memorial at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Sept. 11. The First Responders Remembrance Memorial was built in 2011, integrating two 9/11 historic World Trade Center steel beams from Tower one.  It includes all South Carolina Midlands firefighters, law enforcement, emergency medical services and all branches of the military that have lost their lives in the line of duty since Sept. 11. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kandi Huggins, 81st Regional Support Command Public Affairs)
The 81st Regional Support Command participated in a mass casualty exercise on Fort Jackson, S.C., April 7, 2015 which involved the Fort Jackson and local community. After the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Special Response Team cleared the building, victims from the active shooters were triage and evacuated by Fort Jackson and Columbia medical personnel and firemen to several hospital around the Fort Jackson and Columbia area.
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Johnny Allen was selected as the 81st Regional Support Command chief warrant officer April 24, 2015.
Master Sgt. Tomeka Brown approaches an obstacle at the Teamwork Development Course on Fort Jackson, S.C., April 24, 2015, during the 81st Regional Support Command's annual training. At the 81st RSC, Brown is responsible for providing administrative support and guidance to Active Guard Reserve and Active Component Soldiers within the southeast region, which includes reviewing and processing junior enlisted promotion packets.
Master Sgt. Tomeka Brown, of the 81st Regional Support Command, grades Brig. Gen. Mary Kate Leahy during the pushup event of the Army physical fitness test.
Chief Warrant 4 Jeff Osler, a paralegal with the 81st Regional Support Command, congratulates his former boss, Col. Joseph Crosswhite after the presentation of his Bronze Star Medal at the Hall of Justice in Statesville, North Carolina. Crosswhite served a tour in Afghanistan as an advisor to Aghan prosecutors and judges. Crosshwhite served as the Staff Judge Advocate for the 81st prior to his deployment.