U.S. Army Reserve Command
Lt. Col. Brian Wojtasiak, Commander of “Viper 9” and the CONUS Replacement Center, receives the Colors during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, September 11, 2020. The 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command’s 1st Battalion, 338 Regiment, assumed the CRC mission, supporting as 5th Armored Brigade’s “Viper 9”, the ninth rotation serving in this mission. The 94th Training Division’s 8th Battalion, 108th Regiment bid farewell during the ceremony as “Viper 8” to close out their rotation. The CRC mission is to take care of Soldiers, DA Civilians and contractors that go through the mobilization process, individually, ahead of overseas deployments and assignments. This was the first unit assigned to the 85th USARSC to mobilize for this effort after receiving the mission from Army Reserve Command. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)
Army Reserve Soldiers conduct a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, September 11, 2020. The 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command’s 1st Battalion, 338 Regiment, assumed the CONUS Replacement Center mission, supporting as 5th Armored Brigade’s “Viper 9”, the ninth rotation serving in this mission. The 94th Training Division’s 8th Battalion, 108th Regiment bid farewell during the ceremony as “Viper 8” to close out their rotation. The CRC mission is to take care of Soldiers, DA Civilians and contractors that go through the mobilization process, individually, ahead of overseas deployments and assignments. This was the first unit assigned to the 85th USARSC to mobilize for this effort after receiving the mission from Army Reserve Command. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)
Lt. Col. Teresa Clements, deputy commander for First Army’s 5th Armored Brigade, gives remarks during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, September 11, 2020. The 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command’s 1st Battalion, 338 Regiment, assumed the CONUS Replacement Center mission, supporting as 5th Armored Brigade’s “Viper 9”, the ninth rotation serving in this mission. The 94th Training Division’s 8th Battalion, 108th Regiment bid farewell during the ceremony as “Viper 8” to close out their rotation. The CRC mission is to take care of Soldiers, DA Civilians and contractors that go through the mobilization process, individually, ahead of overseas deployments and assignments. This was the first unit assigned to the 85th USARSC to mobilize for this effort after receiving the mission from Army Reserve Command. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)
Staff Sgt. Natalie Romero, 5th Armored Brigade, sings the National Anthem during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, September 11, 2020. The 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command’s 1st Battalion, 338 Regiment, assumed the CONUS Replacement Center mission, supporting as 5th Armored Brigade’s “Viper 9”, the ninth rotation serving in this mission. The 94th Training Division’s 8th Battalion, 108th Regiment bid farewell during the ceremony as “Viper 8” to close out their rotation. The CRC mission is to take care of Soldiers, DA Civilians and contractors that go through the mobilization process, individually, ahead of overseas deployments and assignments. This was the first unit assigned to the 85th USARSC to mobilize for this effort after receiving the mission from Army Reserve Command. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)
1st Lt. Brittany Fouts with her husband Brett and their dogs, Rocky and Juneau in Arizona. Fouts, an Army Reserve critical care nurse from Peoria, Ariz. mobilized with Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force -7452 to support DHR Health in Edinburg, Texas as part of the Department of Defense support to COVID-19. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of the whole-of-America COVID-19 response.
1st Lt. Brittany Fouts, an Army Reserve critical care nurse from Peoria, Ariz. at DHR Health in Edinburg, Texas, late August 2020. Fouts mobilized with Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force -7452 as part of the Department of Defense support to COVID-19. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of the whole-of-America COVID-19 response.
1st Lt. Brittany Fouts, an Army Reserve critical care nurse from Peoria, Ariz., mobilized with the Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force -7452 to support DHR Health in Edinburg, Texas, as part of the Department of Defense support to COVID-19. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of the whole-of America COVID-19 response.
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Members of Army Reserve Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force 7452 volunteer their time to organize medical supplies destined for a warehouse at DHR Medical in Edinburg, Texas, on Aug. 15, 2020. In addition to supporting the medical staff at DHR Health, UAMTF-7452 is assisting to streamline the warehouse system to support the hospital’s supply requirements that have increased due to the pandemic. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of the whole-of-America COVID-19 response.
Staff Sgt. Anne Carmichael, an Army Reserve licensed practical nurse from Phoenix, Ariz., moves a racking system in a warehouse at DHR Medical in Edinburg, Texas, Sept. 3, 2020. In addition to supporting the medical staff at DHR Health, Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force-7452 is assisting to streamline the warehouse system to support the hospital’s supply requirements that have increased due to the pandemic. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of the whole-of-America COVID-19 response.
Louisiana nurse practitioner realizes dream to serve in U.S. Army
Capt. Emily Stansbury, is an Army Reserve nurse practitioner, serving with Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force – 7452, assigned to support DHR Health in Edinburg, Texas since late July.  A resident of Rayville, La., Stansbury is currently mobilized as part of the Department of Defense support to COVID-19. The task force is supporting U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of the whole-of-America COVID-19 response.
Sept. 17, 2020 - An alumna of the University of Mississippi Medical Center nurse practitioner program in Jackson, Stansbury is one of more than 1,000 Army Reserve medical professionals that have answered the nation’s call for assistance with COVID-19 since March. The Soldiers are part of the Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s whole-of-America response to the pandemic.

Army Reserve Chicago-based command acquires new mission
Lt. Col. Brian Wojtasiak, Commander of “Viper 9” and the CONUS Replacement Center, receives the Colors during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, September 11, 2020. The 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command’s 1st Battalion, 338 Regiment, assumed the CRC mission, supporting as 5th Armored Brigade’s “Viper 9”, the ninth rotation serving in this mission. The 94th Training Division’s 8th Battalion, 108th Regiment bid farewell during the ceremony as “Viper 8” to close out their rotation. The CRC mission is to take care of Soldiers, DA Civilians and contractors that go through the mobilization process, individually, ahead of overseas deployments and assignments. This was the first unit assigned to the 85th USARSC to mobilize for this effort after receiving the mission from Army Reserve Command.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)
Sept. 16, 2020 - News stories reporting on military units preparing for overseas deployments or returning back home have been a fairly common story throughout the last two decades.

Army Reserve nurse from Peoria, Ariz., reflects on experiences as part of federal COVID-19 response
1st Lt. Brittany Fouts with her husband Brett and their dogs, Rocky and Juneau in Arizona. Fouts, an Army Reserve critical care nurse from Peoria, Ariz. mobilized with Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force -7452 to support DHR Health in Edinburg, Texas as part of the Department of Defense support to COVID-19.  U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of the whole-of-America COVID-19 response.
Sept. 16, 2020 - “I joined the military to serve my nation and during this pandemic I have been able to use my training and experience to support and care for the people of my country,” said Army Reserve 1st Lt. Brittany Fouts. “This is one of the most prestigious opportunities I have had in both my military and civilian career.”

Personnel Services Brigade Bids Farewell to Commander: History Made During Tenure
Col. Janene Marshall-Gatling (left), outgoing 4th Brigade (Personnel Services) commander, is all smiles upon receiving a farewell gift from the Soldiers of the 4th Brigade (PS) during the unit’s change of command ceremony. The ceremony was held on Victory Field at Fort Jackson, S.C., July 11, 2020. Marshall-Gatling served as the 4th Brigade (PS) commander for two years prior to her relinquishment of command to Col. Aaron Wilkes. (U.S. Army Reserve photo courtesy of 1st Lt. Matthew Rutledge, 4th Brigade (PS), 94th TD-FS)
Sept. 16, 2020 - Leaders who embark upon the unique yet challenging position of commanding Soldiers undergo one of their military career's most demanding and rewarding endeavors. Leading future generations of our nation's servicemen and women is a commendable milestone.

Army Reserve Soldiers support supply requirements in Texas as part of federal COVID-19 response
Maj. Ward Wagenseller, an Army Reserve critical care nurse from Poway, Calif., measures a racking system in a warehouse of DHR Health in Edinburg, Texas Sept. 3, 2020. A member of Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force -7452, Wegenseller has been streamlining a warehouse system to support the hospital’s supply requirements that have increased due to the pandemic. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of the whole-of-America COVID-19 response.
Sept. 14, 2020 - Beginning in March, more than 1,000 skilled Army Reserve medical Soldiers have deployed as part of the Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the specialized personnel currently serving on UATMF-7452, assigned to assist DHR Health in Edinburg, Texas, is Maj. Ward Wagenseller.