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Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, reinforces the U.S. Army Reserve’s policies on Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP).
U.S. Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 4 Phillip Brashear tells his family story of struggle, legacy and honor. He is the son of Carl Brashear — the first African-American master diver in the U.S. Navy’s history — who lost his leg during a tragic accident on a mission off the coast of Spain in 1966. His story was told in the film "Men of Honor," which starred Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert De Niro.
On this episode of AR/60: Worried about passing the ACFT? Consult FM 7-22 (Army Physical Readiness Training) to master the basics, and you'll be ready.
African-Americans have defended the nation since the Revolutionary War and continue to serve the U.S. Army with great honor and distinction, building a legacy of courage and professionalism. This legacy inspired current and past generations and will continue to do so in the future.
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The Seven Core Army Values are what being a U.S. Army Reserve Soldier is all about. How do you live these values on and off the field?
Want to know more about the Army Reserve? America's Army Reserve: The most capable, combat-ready, and lethal Federal Reserve force in the history of the Nation.
The Double Eagle App is the latest resource for Soldiers, Family members, and Department of the Army Civilians to get up-to-date information about America's Army Reserve. Available now to download for Apple and Android devices.
The Inspector General - Who's in trouble now? With guest Sgt. Maj. Trevor Sellers
The Year In Photos 2019 recognizes the photography work of U.S. Army Reserve Public Affairs professionals, who are responsible for telling the Army's story by capturing the discipline, dedication and sacrifice that comes with being an American Soldier.
Lt. Gen. Charles D Luckey is addressing the ACFT and clearing up some of the questions he has received from the field. Download the Double Eagle App to access resources for the ACFT: https://go.usa.gov/xVtgR
Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare Soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to ample cost savings across the service. The six-event readiness assessment, called the Army Combat Fitness Test, is intended to replace the current three-event Army Physical Fitness Test, which has been around since 1980. Beginning October 2020, all Soldiers will be required to take the new gender- and age-neutral test. Before that, field testing set to begin this October will allow the Army to refine the test, with initial plans for up to 40,000 Soldiers from all three components to see it.
Army Reserve Today is a 30-minute news program highlighting the best stories from around America's Army Reserve — the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the nation. • An Army Reserve Soldier runs to honor Vietnam War veterans • Army Reserve Aviation at Global Medic 2019 • Reserve trains with New York City Fire Department • Veterinarians train at local animal rescue
LTG Charles D Luckey talks about the incompatibility of extremist groups and service in America's Army Reserve. New version has direction for commanders--including holding Soldiers accountable.
Suicides among our ranks affect not only families but also unit readiness and morale - directly hampering the capability, combat-readiness, and lethality of America's Army Reserve.
If you are interested in receiving an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and commissioning into the Army Reserve, the GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign covers 4 years of full tuition and fees or $10,000 for room and board at colleges and universities served by an Army ROTC program.
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Alpha, beta, gamma — oh my! 655th Regional Support Group shares CBRN expertise in Jordan
A U.S. Army Soldier (left), with 113 Financial Management Support Detachment, 101st Airborne Division, assists a Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army Quick Reaction Force Female Engagement Team Soldier with donning protective gear during a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Subject Matter Expert Exchange coordinated by fellow Soldiers, with 655 Regional Support Group, 316 Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), 377 Theater Sustainment Command, and the Canadian Armed Forces at a base outside of Amman, Jordan in February. Without regard to its appearance, Soldiers must be ready and capable to conduct the full range of military operations to defeat all enemies regardless of the threats they pose. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Shaiyla B. Hakeem)
Feb. 21, 2020 - In maintaining readiness for unsuspected chemical agent exposures, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with 655th Regional Support Group, 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), 377th Theater Sustainment Command, in collaboration with the Canadian Armed Forces, partnered with the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army Quick Reaction Force Female Engagement Team for a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Subject Matter Expert Exchange at a base outside Amman, Jordan, in February.

First Army trains observers in the Caribbean
Sgt. 1st Class Charles Thomas, the Senior OC/T Instructor for FAA class 20-103, instructs Soldiers on how to safely handle pyrotechnic simulators, February 9, 2020, at the Camp Santiago Joint Training Center, Puerto Rico. FAA students are taught how to employ grenade and artillery simulators as part of their Observer, Coach/Trainer certifications. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Roger Houghton/177th Armored Brigade Public Affairs)
Feb. 20, 2020 - The First Army Academy, located at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, trains every soldier assigned to First Army on the basics of being an Observer, Coach, and Trainer. Using the skills and procedures taught by the Academy, First Army Soldiers bridge the gap between the Active and Reserve Components.

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers conduct push pull operations for DEFENDER-Europe 20
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Sheridda Davis of the 1172nd Movement Control Detachment, 446th Movement Control Team, 510th Regional Support Group, 7th Mission Support Command, based in Grafenwoehr, Germany, ensures every vehicle is properly tagged and labeled before it leaves Coleman Barracks in Mannheim, Germany, in preparation for DEFENDER-Europe 20 on February 7, 2020. Approximately 1,200 Army Reserve Soldiers from across the U.S. and Europe are participating in DEFENDER-Europe 20, the largest deployment of U.S.-based forces to Europe for an exercise in more than 25 years.
Feb. 19, 2020 - DEFENDER-Europe 20 will be the largest deployment of U.S.-based forces to Europe for an exercise in more than 25 years. With more than 20,000 U.S. service members participating over the next five months across the theater, they will need thousands of vehicles and equipment moved in conducting the exercise across Europe.

U.S. Army Reserve engineers train for mobile operations
Soldiers with Headquarters, Headquarter Company of the 420th Engineer Brigade hoist a Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH) tent and walk it to an adjacent area during their battle assembly February 08, 2020. The 420th Engineer Brigade is a highly mobile combat engineer brigade stationed in Bryan, Texas. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Logan Rath)
Feb. 19, 2020 - A sunny day lent itself to the U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of the Headquarters, Headquarters Company (HHC), 420th Engineer Brigade, as they tested their speed and teamwork in setting up a tactical operations center Feb. 8, 2020.

Defender 2020: 418th Civil Affairs Soldiers meet with local leaders in Zagan, Poland
Civic leaders listen as Army Staff Sgt. Kirby Karnes, a team chief with the 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, 308th Civil Affairs Brigade, 353rd Civil Affairs Command, presents information on Defender 20, a United States Army Europe led joint multinational training exercise that will involve the participation of allies and partners from 19 countries, on Feb. 6, 2020, in Zagan, Poland.(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Anna Churco)
Feb. 18, 2020 - Soldiers with the 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, 308th Civil Affairs Brigade, 353rd Civil Affairs Command, met with local civic leaders to discuss Defender 20 and the impact of the exercise on the local communities in Zagan, Poland on February 6, 2020.

Chief of Army Reserve at Fort McCoy
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, gives a presentation to students Feb. 7, 2020, at the Fort McCoy Noncommissioned Officer Academy. Luckey gave the students some career advice and important ideals to remember as they move forward as future leaders in the Army. This was also part of an official visit to Fort McCoy, where Luckey visited with garrison officials about various projects and met with Joint-Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) training personnel to learn more about how the training is planned for 2020. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
Feb. 14, 2020 - Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, engages with and advises students during a presentation Feb. 7, 2020, at the Fort McCoy Noncommissioned Officer Academy and completed other events during an official visit to the post.

851st TC prepares vehicles for DEFENDER-Europe 20
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Cassandra Bravo, Pvt. Cecilia Cabrera, and Spc. Joshua Tamez decontaminate an 851st Transportation Company vehicle in preparation for DEFENDER-Europe 20 at the 851st TC reserve center motorpool in Sinton, Texas, Feb. 9, 2020. Roughly 80 Soldiers from the 851st TC will travel to Europe as a part of DEFENDER-Europe 20, a large scale exercise where the U.S. military will deploy a division-size combat-credible force from the U.S. to Europe demonstrating their operational and strategic level readiness. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Brandon R. Mace)
Feb. 14, 2020 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 851st Transportation Company were hard at work preparing equipment for overseas movement in support of DEFENDER-Europe 20, Feb. 8-9, 2020, here.

81st Readiness Division hosts Effects Coordination Board to maximize collaboration, increase efficiencies among readiness divisions
81st Readiness Division Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones, hosts an Effects Coordination Board for senior U.S. Army Reserve leadership across the four readiness divisions nationwide at the 81st RD Headquarters, Feb. 7-8, 2020. Guests collaborated on four key lines of effort to meet readiness objectives: human resources, infrastructure, operations and logistics. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christina M. Dion)
Feb. 14, 2020 - The 81st Readiness Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones hosted an Effects Coordination Board for senior U.S. Army Reserve leadership across the four readiness divisions nationwide at the 81st RD Headquarters, Feb. 7-8, 2020.

Army Reserve Soldiers in CBRN company train to save lives
Christian L. Miles, assistant chief of training, Area Support Group – Kuwait fire department, observes members with the 379th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Company, during a mock hazardous materials spill, Jan. 31, 2020, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The 379th, a U.S. Army Reserve unit based out of Chicago, completed the event as part of a multi-part certification in responding to a hazardous material incident, identifying hazards and mitigating those hazards. (U.S. Army Photo by Cpl. Joseph Black)
Feb. 14, 2020 - As the sun rises over the CENTCOM area of operations, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers receive an exercise mission brief from Christian Miles, Area Support Group – Kuwait Fire Department assistant chief of training.

RTS-Medical, MSTC plan for busy 2020 at Fort McCoy
Medical personnel with the 865th Combat Support Hospital tend to simulated patients Aug. 20, 2019, for Global Medic 2019 at a training combat support hospital on Integrated Tactical Training Base Liberty on North Post at Fort McCoy, Wis. (U.S. Army photo by Aimee Malone, Public Affairs, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
Feb. 14, 2020 - Throughout fiscal year 2020, a large number of medical and medical-support personnel are scheduled to take advantage of Fort McCoy facilities and training. Fort McCoy’s primary medical-training facilities are Regional Training Site-Medical (RTS-Medical) and the Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC).

Army Reserve Soldier, then citizen, and soon officer
Spc. Abhinav Johri, a combat engineer (12B), at Battle Assembly with the 416th Theater Engineer Command on 4 Jan. 2020.
Feb. 14, 2020 - It is the first battle assembly of the year on Jan. 4 with the 416th Theater Engineer Command, and Deputy Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Michelle Link calls Spc. Abhinav Johri to the front of formation. He’s not being promoted or presented with an award, yet the Soldiers in formation are wondering why he is ordered to the front.

Lt. Col. Tina Holloway Discusses Something Bigger
LTC Tina Holloway is the 3d Medical Command (Deployment Support) CLINOPS, Division Medical Readiness Coordinator, and she is this week’s 3d MC(DS) Spotlight for Black History Month.

From a very young age the question of my purpose and what I should be doing for the greater good of others has been a question l have asked and answered and asked again. My initial narrow focus was on my purpose as a black woman to be the first in a family of 7 to go to college and settle in a profession that provided a level of security for myself and family that was comfortable.
Feb. 13, 2020 - Lt. Col. Tina Holloway is the 3d Medical Command (Deployment Support) CLINOPS, Division Medical Readiness Coordinator, and she is this week’s 3d MC(DS) Spotlight for Black History Month. My contribution to Black History is taking the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and greater than myself. I believe there is no special skill or education required to be great; just a desire to give more than yourself. As stated by the late Martin Luther King, “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve”. The opportunity to provide service and be a part of a cause bigger than myself is the most rewarding and gratifying gift l have ever been given. I did not realize that my journey to find my life’s purpose would lead me to a path filled with great honor, humility, and appreciation for those who have made their utmost priority of service to others so meaningful.

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