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NEWS | April 20, 2018

U.S. Army Reserve Command celebrates 110th birthday

By Timothy L. Hale U.S. Army Reserve Command

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, civilians, and Army Reserve Ambassadors marked the 110th anniversary of the U.S. Army Reserve, at the command's headquarters, April 20, 2018, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

The day started with a birthday celebration run, followed by a brief ceremony and cake-cutting, and then forming 1-1-0 for a group photograph in front of Marshall Hall, the combined headquarters for U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC).

Formed April 23, 1908 as the Medical Reserve Corps, today's U.S. Army Reserve has evolved into a global operational reserve force, engaged to support America’s active duty forces.

Today’s Army Reserve is the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal federal reserve force in history of our nation, providing trained and ready forces and critical capabilities wherever needed, anywhere around the world where the Army needs to initiate, sustain, and prevail in major operations.

Through two World Wars, the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, the Global War on Terror and countless crises, operations, and contingencies, America's Army Reserve has never failed to answer the nation’s call.