LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
Task Force Raptor Soldiers begin Exercise Always Engaged
U.S. Army Reserve Soldier with the 259th Military Intelligence Brigade walks to the vehicle staging area during exercise Always Engaged 18 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington July 12, 2018. Exercise Always Engaged is a multi-component military intelligence exercise conducted at JBLM.

 (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kenneth Burkhart, 302nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
July 30, 2018 - The 259th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade, Military Intelligence Readiness Command, located out of Tumwater, Washington conducts a multicomponent exercise known as Always Engaged 18, as part of their annual training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 9-23.

Field kitchen heats up for steamy competition
Spc. Melissa Rivera, a food service specialist with the 321st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion, prepares a meal from scratch with her team during a practice run for the Philip A. Connelly Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 13, 2018. The Connelly competition, a cooking competition presented across all Army food service platforms in garrison and field environments, is the food service team's mission at Always Engaged 2018. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Brad Miller)
July 24, 2018 - A slightly overgrown open field, surrounded on three sides by towering evergreen trees, sits beneath a nearly cloudless sky. A mildly cool breeze bends the grass to its will, leading to the majestic presence of the snow-capped Mount Rainier that looms over the small, mobile kitchen trailer at the edge of the training area.

Maintenance specialist does her part in the Army Reserve with enthusiasm
Spc. Monique Easy, a Saint Catherine, Jamaica, native and tactical power generator specialist with the 321st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion, is a proud team player within America’s Army Reserve.
July 23, 2018 - Spc. Monique Easy, a Saint Catherine, Jamaica, native and tactical power generator specialist with the 321st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion, is a proud team player within America’s Army Reserve.

Signal specialists, systems maintainers keep intelligence flowing
Spc. Korton Moore, left, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, and Spc. Audrey Andrews, of Orlando, Florida, support system signal specialists with the 321st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion, inventory radio equipment during exercise Always Engaged 2018, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 13, 2018. The 321st E-MI Battalion works alongside their sister battalion, the 373rd E-MI Battalion, during Always Engaged, which assesses the proficiency of a Military Intelligence Readiness Command unit—in this case, the 259th E-MI Brigade. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael T. Crawford)
July 18, 2018 - Moving intelligence from the unit level down to Soldiers on the battlefield requires sophisticated systems. Those systems, usually, do not come as tough as the Soldiers operating them. Fortunately, the 373rd Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion brings expert technicians to the field, ready to maintain a steady flow of information.

Public affairs officer strives to immortalize the Army’s success
Capt. Jonathan Klein explains his accomplishments and plan of action for the exercise at a battle update brief during exercise Always Engaged ‘18 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 11, 2018. The purpose of Always Engaged is to assess the proficiency of a Military Intelligence Readiness Command unit, in this case the 259th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade.
July 17, 2018 - Capt. Jonathan Klein, public affairs officer for the 259th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade, based in Tumwater, Washington, is excited to share the experiences of Army Reserve Soldiers participating in Always Engaged.

Logisticians can pave career path with free credentialing program
Spc. Robin Trinidad (right), an automated logistics specialist from the 103rd Quartermaster Company in Houston, inspects a cooler Feb. 17, 2016, at Fort Polk, La., used to preserve perishable foods in the field. The Los Angeles native and his Army Reserve company are supporting field exercises during a base field exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard, 204th PAD)
May 9, 2018 - Two nationally recognized credentials are available free of charge to Soldiers holding select quartermaster military occupational specialties. The Certified Logistics Associate and Certified Logistics Technician documents can be earned by enlisted 92A automated logistical specialists and 92Y unit supply specialists, as well as warrant officer 920A supply systems technicians and 920B property accounting technicians.

Seven commands hold Combined Best Warrior
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Thomas Lucas, 95th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), manuevers through the obstacle course at the Combined Best Warrior and Drill Sergeant of the Year Competitions at Fort Knox, Kentucky April 9-13. Eight U.S. Army Reserve Commands combined resources to not only be efficient, but to provide the competitors a more challenging competition. The commands involved were: 84th Training Command, 108th Training Command, 88th Readiness Division, 81st Readiness Division, 63rd Readiness Division, U.S. Army Reserve Aviation Command, U.S. Army Reserve Careers Division, and the U.S. Army Reserve Military Intelligence Command. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Michelle Lunato/released)
April 27, 2018 - Seven U.S. Army Reserve commands tested their Soldiers in a Best Warrior Competition at Fort Knox, Kentucky, April 9-13.

MI Soldier heading for Gold
U.S. Army Reserve 2nd Lt. David Garza practices his footwork at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. on Aug. 23, 2016 in preparation for the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games. The U.S. Paralympic National Men's Soccer team will square off against Holland during their first match in Rio, Brazil, Sept. 8, 2016. Garza is a member of the 314 Military Intelligence Battalion in San Diego, Calif.
Sept. 21, 2016 - The 2016 Paralympics are in full swing in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and hopefuls from all over the world are turning out to represent their country.
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