Tag: Army Reserve

Fort Devens puts money where Soldiers’ mouths are
May 17, 2017
U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua D. Meyer climbs over a wall during the obstacle course portion of the 80th Training Command and 99th Regional Support Command’s combined Best Warrior Competition April 5, 2017.

Army Reserve’s 99th RSC honors veterans past, present
May 17, 2017
Maj. Gen. Troy. D. Kok, commanding general for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command, greets a veteran May 12 during the 99th RSC’s dining out on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.  The theme of the event was “Veterans: Then and Now.”  More than 100 veterans from area veteran homes were invited to attend.

A man of two uniforms: Army Reserve soldier honored into National Police Memorial
May 16, 2017
William and Michele McNaughton, from Centereach, New York, remember their son, Staff Sgt. James D. McNaughton, during the 29th Annual Candlelight Vigil, who is honored among other fallen police officers from around the country on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., May 13, 2017. McNaughton was a U.S. Army Reserve military police who was the first New York City police officer killed in action while deployed to Iraq, Aug. 2, 2005. Approximately 300 police officers' names were read, engraved into the National Police Memorial. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Audrey Hayes)

Military friendly employers recognized during ESGR luncheon
May 11, 2017
Brig. Gen. Jose R. Burgos, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command, gives the keynote speech May 11 at the 10th Annual Freedom Award Nominee and Pro Patria Awards luncheon, hosted by the New Jersey Committee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.  Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the reserve components through outreach, recognition and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws, and resolves employment conflicts between the service members and their employers.

NYPD officer, Army Reserve Soldier to be honored in National Police Memorial
May 8, 2017

Columbus-based Army Reserve unit wins national culinary competition
May 8, 2017
The full meal, created by the culinary team of the 391st Military Police Battalion, is shown as part of the 49th Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army Food Service competition at Camp Blanding, Florida, March 17, 2017. The 391st MP Bn., one of four Army-wide finalists, selected Camp Blanding, Florida, as their location for the final level of testing in the competition. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Carlos Lazo)

JBMDL’s Griffith Field House re-opens following $750K transformation
May 5, 2017
During the  re-opening ceremony for the Col. Jack H. Griffith Jr. Memorial Field House on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Griffith’s widow Bonnie and daughters Barb and Megan check out a static display illustrating the field house’s history. The field house re-opened May 5 following a 5-month, $750,000 transformation. In addition to receiving a new gym floor and running track, the field house now features energy-efficient lighting and is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Col. Griffith served as Fort Dix chief of staff from March 1984 until his death from cancer in December 1986. He was commissioned as an Infantry officer through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at the University of Virginia, and was a graduate of the Army War College. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam where he was wounded in combat, and served in many other assignments around the world during his 26-year career.

Army Reserve general honors World-War-II veteran
May 2, 2017
Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command, presents framed artwork from World War II to Claude Hodges, a 99th Infantry Division veteran who served during the Battle of the Bulge and is currently a resident at the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke, Virginia. Kok visited Hodges and other veterans at the center April 28.

#USARBirthday109 was a busy event for 7th MSC
April 23, 2017
Sgt. Pattisue Graham, a member of the Medical Support Unit - Europe, explains a CPR mannequin to a child Friday, April 21 at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center on Ramstein Air Base. Her units, part of the Army Reserve's 7th Mission Support Command, was celebrating the 109th Army Reserve birthday during the event.

Army Reserve command recognized for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts
April 21, 2017
Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command (right), and Command Sgt. Maj. Al Almeida, 99th RSC command sergeant major, affix the Army Superior Unit Award streamer to the 99th RSC Colors during a ceremony April 21 at the command’s headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 99th RSC received the award for providing aid and assistance from October 2012 to April 2013 to communities in New York City that were devastated by Superstorm Sandy.