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Effects and Enablers team aren’t playing games
July 24, 2017
Army Reserve 1st Lt. Rebecca Milligan, of the Effects and Enablers Team, which is augmenting the 84th Training Command's Combat Support Training Exercise and the Army Medical Command’s Global Medic Exercise headquartered out of Fort Hunter Liggett, California, prepares “Trauma Charlie” a simulation injury mannequin used by medical professionals to train on during mass casualty scenarios on Camp Roberts, California, July 16, 2017.

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.

Family, faith power Army Reserve chaplain
June 26, 2017
Chap. (Maj.) Timothy Elliott, Strong Bonds program manager for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, addresses couples during a 99th Regional Support Command Strong Bonds event Jan. 27-29 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Strong Bonds is a unit-based, chaplain-led program which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening the Army Family. The core mission of the Strong Bonds program is to increase individual Soldier and Family member readiness through relationship education and skills training.

Army Reserve general helps celebrate Army’s 242nd birthday
June 14, 2017
Cutting the Army Birthday cake June 14 during the Stripes and Stars Festival at Independence Hall in Philadelphia are (from left): James A. Donahue, president of the William Penn Chapter of the Association of the United States Army; Army Recruit Brian White, the youngest Soldier in attendance; Pvt. Alex Horanczy, the oldest Soldier in attendance who served with the 42nd Infantry Division and is a Pearl Harbor Survivor; Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command; and retired Gen. Carter F. Ham, president and CEO of the Association of the United States Army and former commander of U.S. Africa Command.