In defense of our nation, the U.S. Army Reserve is proud to serve with the U.S. Army and alongside the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Space Force.
From May 10 to June 14, Army National Hiring Days is an all-Army effort to inspire young men and women across the nation to join the U.S. Army, the best trained, best equipped and most talented force in the world. The Army is also one of the most diverse organizations in the nation. Diversity in people, diversity in ideas and beliefs, diversity in skills – makes the Army the respected organization it is today. Joining the Army means being part of a team where People come First.
The Army Reserve recognizes the service of our Soldiers and all members of the military. Thank you for answering the call to serve and protect the nation.
In the month of May, the Army Reserve recognizes the topic of mental health and joins the effort to eliminate the stigmas and obstacles millions of Americans face when dealing with mental illness.
During the month of May, the Army Reserve recognizes members of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander population for their military and civilian service to our nation. We honor their sacrifices and celebrate their heritage because their stories are OUR stories as Americans.
Master Sgt. Michel Sauret, U.S. Army Reserve Command, speaks with Staff Sgt. Jessica Forester about her experiences with sexual harassment. Forester speaks about her struggles and the long term effects these remarks have. Honest conversations strives to have open conversations about tough issues facing the Army. Sexual assault/harassment is not welcome in the ranks of any unit.
Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General of U.S. Army Reserve Command was joined by Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, Command Sergeant Major of Army Reserve Command and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Patrick Nelligan, Army Reserve Command Chief, in a cake ceremony, celebrating the courage of the Army Reserve Soldier for 113 years.
Sgt. Maj. Michael Robinson, U.S. Army Reserve Command deputy commanding general - operations sergeant major, demonstrates the Expert Soldier Badge tasks for the M240B machine gun.
Command Sgt. Maj. Kelli Harr talks about resilience through severe injury and overcoming stigma and obstacles.
Every day 17.6 veterans commit suicide. In fact, the suicide rate for veterans is 1.5 times higher than non-veteran adults and most suicides occur from veterans who haven't deployed. These staggering facts caused me to take a step back and think about how I can use my Army, video, and dance background to tell this sensitive yet important topic in a vastly different way to help educate and change lives. Filmed on location in Death Valley Original singer songwriter - Zoe Wees Cover by Atlus
In the fight against COVID-19, it's not only important to choose the right mask but also to wear it properly. Cover both your mouth and your nose. You may be asymptomatic, but could still infect others without knowing it. Your mask protects others. Their masks protect you. Take the fight seriously. Wear your mask.
Brig. Gen. Kris Belanger, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Human Resources Command and director of the Reserve Personnel Management Directorate discusses RPMD and AR-SAP, the Army Reserve - Soldier Assignment Profile. Produced by Glenn Schrock and Scott Bakalars
Today's Army Reserve covers more than 20 time zones across five continents. Our people are the most important weapon system in accomplishing the mission, ensuring units are ready and capable to deliver victory. Our Soldiers are mentally tough, with a desire to serve their country now, and lead troops into the fight of tomorrow. In an every-changing landscape of both visible and invisible threats, we stand ready to defeat our enemies, anytime, anywhere. Modernization drives our ability to support operations in the multi-domain environment. We will mobilize rapidly with the right capabilities to win the future fight. America's Army Reserve is ready now, shaping tomorrow.
Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Take time to reach out to those affected and raise awareness of treatment services. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255; Text TALK to 741741.
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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Keeping morale up amid COVID-19
Chaplain (Capt.) Mary Miriti, Post Chaplain, Camp Buehring, Area Support Group Kuwait and Sgt. Seana Ruiz, religious affairs noncommissioned officer in charge, Camp Buehring, Area Support Group Kuwait, stand together for a photo, Camp Buehring Kuwait, May 3, 2021. When Miriti found out she was deploying she asked for Ruiz to be assigned as her religious affairs NCOIC. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Juan Carlos Izquierdo, U.S. Army Central Public Affairs)
May 13, 2021 - Being in a deployed environment can cause stress but luckily Soldiers can depend on the MWR and USO for time to relax and decompress with things such as video games, musical instruments and a place to hang out with friends...

'Desert Medics' restart COVID-19 vaccinations in CENTCOM footprint
Army Reserve Capt. Candice Dominguez, deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, with the Fort Sam Houston, Texas, based 228th Combat Support Hospital, injects Spc. Johnny Valle, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., deployed with the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, with a COVID-19 vaccine as part of the restart of Operation Med Spear, organized by 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support). Valle, a Patriot fire control enhanced operator, said he was happy to get the vaccine now that it is available again. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neil W. McCabe)
May 13, 2021 - After a roughly one-month pause, the "Desert Medics" of the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) relaunched the COVID-19 vaccination effort for personnel deployed across U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility...

Chemical Soldiers Build Readiness Through Gunnery
Specialist Jade Green, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist with the 379th Chemical Company out of Arlington Heights, Ill., checks the thermal sights of the M-2 .50 caliber machine gun prior to conducting crew-served weapons gunnery Table VI at Fort McCoy, Wis., May 11, 2021. Green and her team were tasked with qualifying on this weapon system to increase their readiness to respond to potential missions in the future.
May 12, 2021 - Working in teams of three, Soldiers from within the 468th Chemical Battalion umbrella attacked the ranges here to complete crew-served weapon gunner Table VI, May 11, 2021. Soldiers from the Army Reserve’s 354th, 379th and...

Soldier “blessed, honored and proud” to serve country as Pacific Islander
From left, Chap. (Maj.) Amy Noble, Master Sgt. Jennifer Voelker, and Chap. (Lt. Col.) Vicente Cepeda discuss the Strong Bonds program.
May 11, 2021 - An Army Reserve Soldier assigned to the 88th Readiness Division continues his rich family legacy of service to the nation as an Asian American Pacific Islander...

NCO delivers readiness to DEFENDER-Europe 21, other missions across Europe
Master Sgt. Roxanne Richards, assigned to the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, delivers readiness at the tactical point of need as the only Logistics Civil Augmentation Program noncommissioned officer in Europe. She is responsible for all the LOGCAP contracting requirements for Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary and Poland. And during DEFENDER-Europe 21, her responsibilities extent to Estonia, as well. (Cameron Porter)
May 11, 2021 - Within the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, noncommissioned officers play a critical role in operationalizing U.S. Army Materiel Command capabilities to deliver anticipatory readiness at the tactical point of need...

Uzzle selected as U.S. Army Reserve Command Inspector General’s 2020 Civilian of the Year
Robin Uzzle is U.S. Army Reserve Command’s newest Inspector General (IG) Civilian of the Year for 2020.
May 7, 2021 - Robin Uzzle is U.S. Army Reserve Command’s newest Inspector General (IG) Civilian of the Year for 2020...

Reserve Soldiers start first-ever BOSS Poland
U.S. and Polish Army Soldiers take off from the start line at the inaugural Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Poland event, a 5K competition held at Zagan Forward Operating Station, Poland, April 15, 2021. BOSS Poland is the first-ever BOSS program to be established for deployed and rotational troops, instituted by a U.S. Army Reserve civil affairs team. (Photo by Maj. Marcellus Simmons, 1-1 ABCT Public Affairs)
May 7, 2021 - The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program has been supporting the overall quality of life for single and unaccompanied Soldiers assigned to duty stations around the world since 1989.Now, for the first time ever,...

Driver’s training adds seasoning to transportation company
Specialist David Velazquez, seated in vehicle, truck driver, 459th Transportation Company, listens to instructions from Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tifini Steif, right, maintenance warrant officer, 459th Trans. Co., prior to conducting a check ride of a light medium tactical vehicle as part of driver's training at Fort McCoy, Wis., April 30, 2021. The check ride ensures licensed drivers' skills are still adequate enough to operate the equipment.
May 6, 2021 - Preparing for war is a serious business. For the Soldiers of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 459th Transportation Company, that business brought them to the hills of the driver’s training course here, April 30, 2021...

A hour in the life
Army Reserve Sgt. Nick Garcia, a combat medic with the 407th Medical Company, 49th Medical Battalion, 332nd Medical Brigade, San Juan, Puerto Rico, reads the vitals of Pfc. Sanchez Lang, a combat medic with the 20th Engineer Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, Ft. Hood, Texas. While many combat medics were taking part in Exercise Guardian Response 21, a multi-component Homeland Emergency Response Exercise run by the Army Reserve’s 78th Training Division, medics like Garcia were on hand to respond to  real-world medical needs. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Monte Swift)
May 6, 2021 - Army Reserve Sgt. Nick Garcia, a combat medic assigned to the 407th Medical Company, 49th Medical Battalion, 332nd Medical Brigade, San Juan, Puerto Rico, opened the rear doors of the Army M997A3 field litter ambulance...

Behind the moulage
Diesel, a TraumaFX Canine Medical Trainer, is a lifelike medical training tool that can breathe, bleed, and bark like a real dog. The Effects and Enablers cell at Camp Atterbury, Ind., is using Diesel to train veterinarians during Exercise Guardian Response 21 at Camp Atterbury, Ind. Guardian Response is a multi-component Homeland Emergency Response Exercise run by the Army Reserve's 78th Training Division. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Anshu Pandeya)
May 6, 2021 - The dog sits barking and growling trying to get someone's attention. At first glance Diesel, the dog, looks like he's been injured, but upon closer inspection one realizes this is no ordinary dog.Diesel is a life-size medical...

Traverse City, Mich., native serves as NCO in Fort Bliss Mobilization Brigade
Sgt. Joshua Wheaton, a native of Traverse City, Michigan, is a religious affairs noncommissioned officer currently serving at Fort Bliss, Texas with the 647th Regional Support Group (Forward), Fort Bliss Mobilization Brigade as the unit ministry team NCO. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Brandon Fambro)
May 6, 2021 - Sgt. Joshua Wheaton, a native of Traverse City, Michigan, is a religious affairs noncommissioned officer currently serving at Fort Bliss, Texas with the 647th Regional Support Group (Forward), Fort Bliss Mobilization Brigade...

1st TSC family life chaplain blends theology, psychology to help Soldiers
Army Reserve Maj. Eric Hughes, deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, with the Indianapolis-based 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), to serve as the 1st Theater Sustainment Command's operational command post family life chaplain, speaks at an April 14, 2021 training for the camp's chaplains and enlisted religious affairs specialists. Hughes said he heard the call to ministry during his 2005-2006 deployment to Bagram, Afghanistan, as a Kansas Air National Guard staff sergeant and munitions technician assigned to A-10 Thunderbolts and AC-130s.
May 6, 2021 - Army Reserve Maj. Eric Hughes, deployed here and serving as the 1st Theater Sustainment Command's operational command post family life chaplain, was reluctant to follow his vocation...

Guardian Shield brings the Army Reserve to train with the FBI
Spc. Timothy Harris, a human resources specialist with the 393rd Military Police Battalion (CID) performs first-aid during combat lifesaver training here in Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California as part of Guardian Shield.  Soldiers had the opportunity to work on their criminal investigation skills as well as their Soldier skills during the two week operation.
May 4, 2021 - Army Reserve Soldiers and the FBI teamed up to train with each other during Guardian Shield. The two organizations along with the Marines and local law enforcement agencies trained for two weeks on different criminal...

Cape Girardeau, Missouri native and 647th Regional Support Group (Forward) Soldier re-enlists in the United States Army Reserve
Spc. Anfernee Lovelady, armorer, 647th Regional Support Group (Forward), Fort Bliss Mobilization Brigade, poses for a photo following re-enlisting in the United States Army Reserve at Fort Bliss, Texas, April 21, 2021.
May 4, 2021 - Cape Girardeau, Missouri native and 647th Regional Support Group (Forward) Soldier re-enlists during ceremony at Fort Bliss, April 21, 2021. Spc. Anfernee Lovelady currently serves as a Class 1 armorer with the 647th Regional...

Army Reserve Soldier trains alongside New York Army National Guard
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Jimmy Aparicio (left), a wheeled vehicle mechanic for the 215th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment out of New Orleans, La., alongside Spc. Phoenix MacRabie, a wheeled vehicle mechanic from the New York Army National Guard’s 204th Engineer Battalion cuts a pipe during Guardian Response 21 at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., April 24, 2021. Guardian Response is a homeland emergency response exercise commanded by the 78th Training Division to simulate disaster response training to sharpen the skills and increase the capabilities of U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers.
May 3, 2021 - When the opportunity to get extra training presented itself, one Army Reserve Soldier volunteered to work alongside the New York Army National Guard to get the advanced skills. Spc. Jimmy Aparicio, a wheeled vehicle mechanic...

National Guard and Army Reservists Step Up to Help Passengers Meet Testing Requirement
Spc. Yanellie Urizar collects a nasal swab sample from a Naval Station Guantanamo Bay resident who must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to fly home to Jamaica.
April 30, 2021 - When Cindy Wilkerson (Capt., USN Ret.), Assistant Dept. Head and Quality Manager for the Laboratory Dept., US Navy Medical Readiness and Training Command Guantanamo Bay (US NMRTC GB), first learned that COVID-19 testing may...

New Army Reserve Ambassador Appointed to Washington D.C.
Maj. Gen. Mark Palzer, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, has confirmed the appointment by Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, of Phillip Michael Churn Sr. as a United States Army Reserve Ambassador for Washington D.C.
April 30, 2021 - Maj. Gen. Mark Palzer, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, has confirmed the appointment by Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command,...

Army Reserve Soldiers win outstanding musician award
Staff Sgt. Sheri Muneno of the 99th Readiness Division’s 78th Army Band detachment stationed at Fort Totten, New York, is among the latest recipients of the Colonel Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award. The Hamilton Award acknowledges enlisted musicians from all military branches, and honors the memory of retired Colonel Finley R. Hamilton who served 35 years in the Army Bands Program and retired as the commander and conductor of the United States Army Field Band.
April 30, 2021 - Two Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division are helping prove that Broadway’s award-winning “Hamilton,” a song-and-dance retelling of the nation’s founding, isn’t that name’s only tie to musical...

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