The 2019 USAR Small Arms Championships are designed to train the most lethal, capable, and combat ready Army Reserve Soldiers. Get on the Road to Awesome by attending this event as an individual or team. All Army Reserve Soldiers are invited.
Trainers and participants pause for a group photo during the close out of the 85th USARC’s ’Stand For Life’ suicide prevention training, May 6-10, 2019, at the 85th USARSC headquarters. The week-long training event provided suicide prevention program liaisons, from the command’s subordinate units, the opportunity to develop connections at the unit level and these connections will provide SPPLs with visibility, accountability, dialog and the support needed to break stigmas and identify authentic methods to successfully escort a Soldier to safety, away from suicidal ideations. Across the course of the training, numerous stories were shared from trainers and participants on how suicide impacted them but also shared and taught was how to be aware of those suffering from ideations and how to be there for those in need. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and Civilians from across the country participate in the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command’s ’Stand For Life’ suicide prevention training, May 6-10, 2019, at the 85th USARSC headquarters. The week-long training event provided suicide prevention program liaisons, from the command’s subordinate units, the opportunity to develop connections at the unit level and these connections will provide SPPLs with visibility, accountability, dialog and the support needed to break stigmas and identify authentic methods to successfully escort a Soldier to safety, away from suicidal ideations. Across the course of the training, numerous stories were shared from trainers and participants on how suicide impacted them but also shared and taught was how to be aware of those suffering from ideations and how to be there for those in need. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
Carmella Navarro, Suicide Prevention Program Manager, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, gives remarks during the 85th USARC’s ’Stand For Life’ suicide prevention training, May 6-10, 2019, at the 85th USARSC headquarters. The week-long training event provided suicide prevention program liaisons, from the command’s subordinate units, the opportunity to develop connections at the unit level and these connections will provide SPPLs with visibility, accountability, dialog and the support needed to break stigmas and identify authentic methods to successfully escort a Soldier to safety, away from suicidal ideations. Across the course of the training, numerous stories were shared from trainers and participants on how suicide impacted them but also shared and taught was how to be aware of those suffering from ideations and how to be there for those in need. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
Simon Chan, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 360th Regiment, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, responds to remarks during the 85th USARC’s ’Stand For Life’ suicide prevention training, May 6-10, 2019, at the 85th USARSC headquarters. The week-long training event provided suicide prevention program liaisons, from the command’s subordinate units, the opportunity to develop connections at the unit level and these connections will provide SPPLs with visibility, accountability, dialog and the support needed to break stigmas and identify authentic methods to successfully escort a Soldier to safety, away from suicidal ideations. Across the course of the training, numerous stories were shared from trainers and participants on how suicide impacted them but also shared and taught was how to be aware of those suffering from ideations and how to be there for those in need. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
Jason Rogers, right, Suicide Prevention Program Manager, 104th Training Division, prepares a participant for a media interview during the 85th USARC’s ’Stand For Life’ suicide prevention training, May 6-10, 2019, at the 85th USARSC headquarters. The week-long training event provided suicide prevention program liaisons, from the command’s subordinate units, the opportunity to develop connections at the unit level and these connections will provide SPPLs with visibility, accountability, dialog and the support needed to break stigmas and identify authentic methods to successfully escort a Soldier to safety, away from suicidal ideations. Across the course of the training, numerous stories were shared from trainers and participants on how suicide impacted them but also shared and taught was how to be aware of those suffering from ideations and how to be there for those in need. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
Army Cpl. Andres Cruz, left, a behavioral health specialist and Capt. Tiffany Taylor, a behavioral health officer, both assigned to the 300th Special Troops Battalion, 300th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, staff a station and visit with Soldiers at the safety rodeo hosted by the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 300th Special Troops Battalion on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 7, 2019. This event serves to educate Soldiers on how to minimize and prevent accidents or injuries and to increase safety awareness. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Christopher Lindborg)
Promotional literature was available at the redeployment stressors and sleep hygiene station during the safety rodeo hosted by the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 300th Special Troops Battalion, 300th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 7, 2019. This event serves to educate Soldiers on how to minimize and prevent accidents or injuries and to increase safety awareness. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Christopher Lindborg)
Army Capt. Tiffany Taylor, left, a behavioral health officer assigned to the 300th Special Troops Battalion (STB), 300th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, provides behavioral health information to Spc. Samuel Simmerman, a paralegal specialist assigned to the 300th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, during the safety rodeo hosted by the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 300th STB on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 7, 2019. This event serves to educate Soldiers on how to minimize and prevent accidents or injuries and to increase safety awareness. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Christopher Lindborg)
Army Capt. Tiffany Taylor, a behavioral health officer assigned to the 300th Special Troops Battalion, 300th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, conducts a sleep hygiene class at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 25, 2019. U.S. Army Central communicates the ways the Army takes care of its Soldiers and families to ensure equal opportunity and quality of life so they are ready to fight and win our nation’s wars. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Christopher Lindborg)
2019 Army Reserve Small Arms Championships
The 2019 USAR Small Arms Championships are designed to train the most lethal, capable, and combat ready Army Reserve Soldiers. Get on the Road to Awesome by attending this event as an individual or team. All Army Reserve Soldiers are invited.
May 18, 2019 - The 2019 Army Reserve Small Arms Championships will be held at Camp Atterbury, Ind. August 24-28. All Army Reserve Soldiers are invited to attend.

Soldiers and Civilians from across the country engage in ’Stand For Life’ suicide prevention training
Trainers and participants pause for a group photo during the close out of the 85th USARC’s ’Stand For Life’ suicide prevention training, May 6-10, 2019, at the 85th USARSC headquarters. The week-long training event provided suicide prevention program liaisons, from the command’s subordinate units, the opportunity to develop connections at the unit level and these connections will provide SPPLs with visibility, accountability, dialog and the support needed to break stigmas and identify authentic methods to successfully escort a Soldier to safety, away from suicidal ideations. Across the course of the training, numerous stories were shared from trainers and participants on how suicide impacted them but also shared and taught was how to be aware of those suffering from ideations and how to be there for those in need.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
May 17, 2019 - “The latest information that we have is that the suicide rate is going down,” said Stacey Feig, Psychological Health Program director at the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve. “That’s great news. However, the rate of suicidal ideation is still high, which means that we still have a lot of Soldiers who are hurting and who need some assistance in the immediate and in the long term, to be healthy and well as possible.”

U.S. Army Reserve Soldier reflects on family's service to the nation
United States Army Soldier Pvt. Ajani Desousa left, stands with his mother, retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Kenya Selmon, right, during his advanced individual training graduation at Fort Lee, Virginia, Feb. 2019. Kenya Selmon and Master Sgt. Robert Selmon met at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where they were both stationed with the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command. Pvt. Desousa recently enlisted in the active duty component of the U.S. Army, and is now stationed overseas. (Courtesy Photo)
May 17, 2019 - In 1988, as 17 year-old Robert Lee Selmon sat on his couch watching images flicker on the screen of his television; he began to wonder about how he could further challenge himself. The commercial that came on next offered him exactly what he was looking for.

U.S. Army Reserve Soldier reflects on how heritage has shaped her service
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Bichthuy Truong of the 804th Movement Control Team inside the unit's office space on May 10, 2019, 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Det Wainwright. Truong is a key part of her unit's operation and is being highlighted for Asian/Pacific-Islander Heritage Month.(Photo by U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Jermaine Jackson)
May 17, 2019 - An example of someone who personifies the Army values in addition to celebrating her Asian/Pacific-Islander heritage is U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Bichthuy Truong, a Vietnamese American and transportation management coordinator from the 804th Movement Control Team, based in Tacoma, Washington, who joined for tuition assistance among many other reasons.

Career ‘Citizen Soldier’ reflects on conviction in Omaha missing person case, 13 years later
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Eric Nordby currently serves as an Internal Affairs Investigator with the Omaha, Nebraska Police Department and serves as the command chief warrant officer for the 85th U. S. Army Reserve Support Command. He is a veteran law enforcement officer with 27 years of experience. Nordby grew up in rural north central Nebraska and studied pre-medicine before he joined the Army and started a career in law enforcement. Nordby worked on a missing person case in 2006, when he was a detective at the Omaha Police Department. The case involved a teenage girl named Jessica O'Grady who suddenly went missing after meeting with her boyfriend, Christopher Edwards, at his home on May 10, 2006. She had intended to tell him she was pregnant.  Nordby was assigned to the case and interviewed the suspect, Edwards. Through determination and cooperation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, Edwards was convicted of murder even though O'Grady's body was never found.
(Photo courtesy of Eric Nordby)
May 17, 2019 - On May 10, 2006 in the mid-western city of Omaha, Nebraska, a teenager named Jessica O’Grady went to her boyfriend’s home. The University of Nebraska student and waitress intended to tell him that she was pregnant, according to, then, Detective Eric Nordby, who is currently the Command Chief Warrant Officer for the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command. The following day she failed to show up for work.