Archive: October, 2014

US Army Reserve engineers field new mine clearing vehicle
October 6, 2014
An M1271 Medium Flail Mine Clearing Vehicle is equipped with a rotating flail and 72 chains with fist-sized balls, or hammers, at the end of the chains. As the vehicle drives backwards over the designated area, the flail rotates and the chains dig into the ground tearing mines apart or detonating them. The driver is protected by a deflector shield of armored steel, protecting the both the driver and vehicle against blast pressure and mine fragments.

Paulie’s Posse
October 5, 2014
A team from the MIRC's 3100 SIG joined thousands of others participants from the National Capital Region to support Autism awareness and research today on the National Mall. This team of 28 soldiers and family members, AKA Paulie's Posse, raised over $5,000 for the charity. Overall, nearly $500,000 was donated for the D.C. event.

Double Eagle - 10.01.2014
October 1, 2014
Staff Sgt. Christopher Croslin, 95th
Training Division (IET), U.S. Army
Reserve, tackles the obstacle course
during day 2 at the 2014 Army Drill
Sergeant of the Year Competition
at Fort Jackson, S.C. Croslin is one
of two competitors from the 108th
Training Command (IET) fighting for
the title of Army Reserve Drill Sergeant
of the Year. (Photo by Sgt. 1st
Class Brian Hamilton/108th Training