Army Reserve Soldier cooks for holistic readiness
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christine Vallee with the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Spc. Alexis Holfetlz with the 1-158th Aviation Regiment, 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, Army Reserve Aviation Command, Conroe, Texas, and Staff Sgt. Patrick Brady with the 1158th Army Aviation Reserve Command in Fort Knox, Kentucky, prepare ingredients for the Joint Culinary Training Exercise. The 45th annual JCTE started March 4 at Fort Lee MacLaughlin Fitness Center and continues until March 13. The exercise, administered by the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence, is the largest American Culinary Federation-sanctioned competition in North America. The exercise showcased the talent of more than 200 military chefs from all military services around the globe to include four international teams. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Therese Prats)