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Retired Army Reserve Ambassador receives honorary recognition

Retired Army Reserve Ambassador receives honorary recognition

Retired Army Reserve Ambassador Mary Miller received the "Order of the 88th" from Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker, commanding general of...
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88th Readiness Division commander featured speaker at Milwaukee ESGR breakfast

PHOTOS: 88th Readiness Division commander featured speaker at Milwaukee ...

Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 88th Readiness Division, was the featured guest speaker at...
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U.S. Army Reserve Criminal Investigation Division Special Agents participate in their annual training ‘Guardian Shield’ during May, 2023, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. CID is made up of professional, federal law enforcement officers who investigate felony crimes. CID Special Agents are commonly in suits and plain clothes as they conduct their investigations. Military Police officers are uniformed officers who may perform traffic duties on base, law and order policing, or detainee and detention operations abroad. Annual trainings like GS23 are essential to mission success not only for classroom and weapons qualifications, but also for agents to network and leverage experience from multiple law enforcement backgrounds.

U.S. Army Reserve holds last iteration of 'Guardian Shield'

U.S. Army Support Activity Fort Dix recently hosted the U.S. Army Reserve 200th Military Police Command’s annual exercise,...
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NEWS | July 26, 2021

Army Reserve Soldier wins gold, breaks record and blazes trail at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

U.S. Army Reserve 1st Lt. Amber English became the first Soldier to win a medal at the Olympic Games when she claimed the gold in the women’s skeet event in Tokyo.

This Colorado Springs, Colorado, native not only won the gold, but she also set a new Olympic record when she hit 56 of 60 targets in the final. 

This Soldier is also the second woman in American history to win an Olympic skeet gold medal. The first was six-time Olympian Kim Rhode, who competed in trap and skeet and won three golds, one silver and two bronze. 

English, who was ranked No. 24 in the world prior to the Olympic Games, is a member of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and trains with other shotgun Olympians at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, which is located at Fort Benning, Georgia. 

After just missing out on the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, the 31-year-old English said she was determined to not let this opportunity slip away from her. However, with competition so tight, English had to fight. 

In the qualification rounds, English shot 121 of 125 targets, which put her into the finals in third place. Only the top six athletes move onto the finals.

In the finals, she was up against the 2016 Olympic skeet gold medalist, Diana Bacosi of Italy, who took home the silver with just one target less than English. The bronze medal went to Wei Ming of China.

The finals were close and every target counted, leaving no room for error. English told Team USA that all she could do was rely on her training and give it her all.

“I was very fortunate to put everything together at the right time,” she said. “I trained very hard. There are some things that I would like to go back (to) from the match, but the shooters that adapt faster are the ones who get better results. All I could control was my own shooting and emotions. It is always down to the last wire."