Category: Operation News Day

Behind the Scenes: Makeup and Mannequins
May 8, 2017
MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING CENTER, Indiana – Sgt. Emmanuel Cabrera from Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, a logistic specialist with the U.S. Army Reserve’s 266th Ordnance Company, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, creates an artificial laceration wound onto a civilian volunteer at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana, May 6, 2017. Nearly 4,100 Soldiers from across the country are participating in Guardian Response 17, a multi-component training exercise to validate U.S. Army units’ ability to support the Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) in the event of a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) catastrophe.

Civilians Support Military Training Through Role Play
May 4, 2017
Civilian role player Cheyenne Patton, a North Vernon, Ind., resident, goes through decontamination following a mock nuclear disaster at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, April 28, 2017. The U.S. Army Reserve’s Guardian Response 2017 is a multi-component training exercise designed to validate more than 4,000 service members in Defense Support of Civil Authorities in the event of a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear catastrophe. This year's exercise simulated an improvised nuclear device explosion with a source region electromagnetic pulse out to more than four miles. The 84th Training Command hosted this exercise and the 78th Training Division, headquartered in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, conducted the training. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Beth Raney, 343rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Carpenters at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center help build real warfare experiences
August 25, 2016
Muscatatuck, Ind.- Bill LaFollette and Shawn Kostek work together to produce special order projects at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center Carpentry Shop in Butlerville, Ind., Aug. 22, 2016. Both have worked here for the past 20 years. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Eddie Serra)

Renaissance Soldier
August 25, 2016
BUTLERVILLE, Ind. – Indiana National Guard Master Sgt. Bradley Staggs (sitting), of the 38th Infantry Division, shows U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 206th Broadcast Operations Detachment and 205th Press Camp Headquarters how to run radio broadcast equipment during Exercise News Day at MUTC on Aug. 23, 2016. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Elizabeth M. Griffith, 206th Broadcast Operations Detachment/Released)

Muscatatuck chosen to host first live public affairs exercise
August 24, 2016
MUSCATATUCK, Ind. – Once used as a mental hospital, the structure built in 1938 is now in use by civilian and military personnel coming in to conduct urban training. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Capt. Megan McFarling, 205th Press Camp Headquarters)

Army Reserve Dental Specialists refine skills in field
August 23, 2016
FORT MCCOY, Wis. – U.S. Army Reserve Soldier, Spc. Billy Dunn, a dental specialist, with the 965th Dental Company, Seagoville, Texas, and a Dallas, Texas native, prepares dental equipment for sterilization during the Global Medic Exercise at Fort McCoy, Aug. 20, 2016. More than 60 965th Soldiers took part in the exercise to hone their field operations skillset. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Quentin Johnson, 211th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

Army Reserve Military Police Conduct Security Operations
August 22, 2016
FORT MCCOY, Wis. – U.S. Army Reserve Soldier, Pfc. David Martinez, a military policeman with the 301st MP Company, Puerto Rico, and San Lorenzo native, stands watch as a tower guard over a simulated theater detention facility during a combat support training exercise at Fort McCoy, Wis., Aug. 19, 2016. The 301st was tasked with providing base defense during the exercise, which included foxhole perimeter defense, TDF security, quick reaction force teams and entry control point teams. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. Quentin Johnson, 211th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

Learning is a journey: Reserve Soldier is a traveler
August 19, 2016
Staff Sgt. Samuel Bayle is enrolled at the Defense Information School to become a “46R,” or “Broadcast Videographer.” Upon completion, Bayle will have attained skills in video techniques, voice, and editing, radio operation, and broadcast writing skills. He will continue to practice his new skillset at his unit, the 354th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, in Pittsburgh, Pa. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Rebecca Newton/Released)

Indiana State Police “Active Shooter” Training
August 18, 2016
MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING CENTER (MUTC) - An Indiana State Police officer holds his position and applies his tourniquet to a simulated injury after neutralizing the threat during training at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center on Aug. 16, 2016. The purpose of the exercise was to test officers' situational awareness and decision-making while under pressure so they will be able to react to a situation if one occurs. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Eddie Serra, 205th Press Camp Headquarters)

Water Dogs quench thirst
August 18, 2016
FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Army Reserve Soldiers from the 651st Quartermaster Company out of Evansville, Wyo., perform maintenance on a water pressure hose as part of the Combat Support Training Exercise here in Fort McCoy, Wis., on Aug. 16, 2016. CSTX immerses Army Reserve Soldiers and other service members in real-world  training scenarios to enhance unit readiness in the planning, preparation, and execution of combat service support operations. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Christopher A. Hernandez, 345th Public Affairs Detachment)