Soldiers and civilians celebrate the 108th anniversary of the U.S. Army Reserve
Chris Ruff, left, with the National Museum of the U.S. Army Reserve, and Dr. John Boyd, U.S. Army Reserve Command historian, represent a Continental and World War I soldier in honor of the 108th anniversary of the of the U.S. Army Reserve at the U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters, April 20, 2016, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The U.S. Army Reserve was founded April 23, 1908, when Congress authorized the Army to establish a Medical Reserve Corps, the official predecessor of the U.S. Army Reserve. Over the years, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers have participated in every major military campaign to include; World War I, World War II, Korean War, Cold War, Desert Shield/Desert Storm and the Global War on Terrorism. Today, approximately 200,000 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers serve around the globe.