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Flooded with grace, Army Reserve captain named chaplain of the year
July 23, 2017
Capt. Doug Daspit, U.S. Army Reserve chaplain for the 321st Sustainment Brigade located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, poses for a portrait in knee-deep water after receiving the Chaplain of the Year award during the Reserve Officers Association National Convention in Crystal City, Virginia, July 22, 2017. Daspit was nominated for his response to recent Baton Rouge floods, providing one-on-one pastoral counseling to 38 Soldiers and their affected families. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Audrey Hayes)

Liquid logisticians rule at QLLEX 2017
July 21, 2017
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 728th Quartermaster Company, Fremont, Neb., operate an
Inland Pipeline Distribution System during QLLEX 2017, July 21, at Fort Bragg, NC. QLLEX, short for Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise, is the U.S. Army Reserve’s premier readiness exercise for fuel and water distribution. This year’s QLLEX is not only a full demonstration of the capability, combat-readiness, and lethality of America’s Army Reserve to put fuel and water where it is needed most – in the vehicles and hands of the war-fighter and maneuver units – but it also further exercises the interoperability of the U.S. Army Reserve alongside active Army and British Army logisticians. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Timothy L. Hale) (Released)

Army Reserve celebrates 100 years of Camp Dix
July 19, 2017
Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick McKie, Army Support Activity, Fort Dix command sergeant major, cut the cake July 18 during the Dix Centennial celebration at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.  Camp Dix provided key support to the Army and the nation from its inception in 1917 until its re-designation as “Fort Dix” in 1939.  On Oct. 1, 2009, Fort Dix transformed into the United States Army Support Activity, Fort Dix and became part of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.  More than 42,000 active-duty and reserve-component service members, civilian employees and family members work and reside on the base.

Army Reserve command celebrates a century of history
July 13, 2017
Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Walter Rodgers, Human Resources Sergeant, 85th Support Command, holds the American flag during the centennial anniversary of the 85th Support Command on June 9, 2017 at Arlington Heights, Illinois. The 85th SPT CMD color guard team wore World War I era uniforms in representation of the era the 85th Support Command’s lineage was first formed.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan/Released)

Army Reserve unit holds relinquishment of command ceremony
July 13, 2017
Command Sgt. Maj. Vernon I. Perry III, Command Sergeant Major, 85th Support Command, walks along his formation, representing the command’s 46 Army Reserve battalions, making adjustments prior to the relinquishment of command ceremony for Brig. Gen. Frederick R. Maiocco Jr., Commanding General, 85th Support Command. Maiocco served as the commanding general for three years, while working full time as a superintendent of a school district in Oregon. 
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan/Released)

Army Reserve commander bids farewell during unit’s centennial
July 12, 2017
A salute battery assigned to Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, fires 105mm blank howitzer rounds at the 85th Support Command headquarters in Arlington Heights, Ill., July 9, 2017. Brig. Gen. Frederick R. Maiocco Jr., 85th Support Command commanding general, relinquished the command colors to Maj. Gen. Tracy A. Thompson, Deputy Commanding General for Support, U.S. Army Reserve. The Army Reserve’s 85th Support Command, partnered with First Army, is made up of 46 Army Reserve battalions, nine brigade support elements, and nearly 4,300 Soldiers and Civilians spanning the continental United States and Puerto Rico. The units generate combat-ready units and Soldiers for the Army that are trained, equipped and lethal to win the nation’s wars. 
(U.S. Army photo illustration by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)

Army Reserve ambassadors enhance ready force
July 10, 2017
Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command, speaks with two-dozen Army Reserve ambassadors during the 2017 Army Reserve Ambassador Seminar July 6-9 at the Maj. John P. Pryor Army Reserve Center on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Army Reserve ambassadors enhance Soldier and unit readiness by developing awareness and advocacy with community leaders and serving as bridges to communities across the nation.

Army Reserve “Best Warrior” strives to learn and teach others
July 6, 2017
Sgt. Jonathan Anderson a Combat Engineer representing the 83rd U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Center, and Sgt. David Blalock a Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer representing the 75th Training Command, share a brief moment in the shade during Combat Skills Testing Lanes at the 2017 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, N.C. June 14. This year’s Best Warrior Competition will determine the top noncommissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier who will represent the U.S. Army Reserve in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this year at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. William A. Parsons) (Released)

Army Reserve Soldier continues lifetime of learning
July 5, 2017
Capt. Eric Moton (right), chief, Finance Division for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command, hands an award to Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Moore Nov. 5, 2016 during a retirement ceremony for Moore.  Moton earned his Ph.D. in business administration in 2016, joining a select group of Army Reserve Soldiers who have pursued higher education. Of all doctorates in the U.S. Army, 75 percent reside in the U.S. Army Reserve. Of all master’s degrees in the U.S. Army, 50 percent reside in the U.S. Army Reserve. Having such a highly educated force helps America’s Army Reserve remain the most capable, combat-ready and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the nation.

TEC Change of Responsibility
June 30, 2017
U.S. Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Law accepts the colors from Brig. Gen. Daniel J. Christian, commander, 412th Theater Engineer Command, during a change of responsibility ceremony at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss., June 10, 2017. Law takes over the Command’s top enlisted position from Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Castelveter who retires after more than 35 years of honorable service. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood)