Archive: 2015

55th Sustainment Brigade NCO selected for ‘Not in My Squad’
December 16, 2015
Army Soldiers, including Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Chistopher O. Loring (center), stand with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during the 'Not In My Squad' initiative workshop, Oct. 13, 2015. Loring was selected among 32 Soldiers to attend the event in Washington, D.C. after the initiative was announced earlier this year.

Updated NCOER rating forms activated online
December 13, 2015
Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Seamands, commanding general, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, answers questions about the revised NCOER, or Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report, while addressing Soldiers at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium, Aug. 31, 2015. HRC has activated the new DA Form 2166-9 series in the Web-based Evaluation Entry System. Soldiers and raters may begin immediately to prepare 2166-9 in EES at the HRC website

All Aboard the Snowball Express
December 13, 2015
Gold Star family members Laura and Benjamin Forshey pose with Santa Claus and service members from the Army Reserve and Pennsylvania National Guard at the Pittsburgh International Airport Dec. 12, 2015. The Forshey's, along with nine other families from the Pennsylvania area were at the airport to start their journey on the Snowball Express. The Snowball Express concept was developed 10 years ago with the goal of bringing new hope and happy memories to the families of military heroes who have lost their lives since Sept. 11 2001. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Bigelow / released)

Army Reserve and families gather for deployment training
December 13, 2015
Deanna Storer speaks with Soldiers and their families about how to cope with daily and deployment stressors during a Yellow Ribbon event held in San Diego, Dec. 5-6, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Jenniffer Rodriguez)

Preparing to Pop Smoke: RSC Partners with VA to conduct Retirement Services Brief
December 13, 2015
Colonel Donald Okura, a Soldier from USARE OJCS and his wife listen to information during a Pre-Retirement Services brief at the Lexington, Ky. VA Medical Center Dec. 5. The 81st RSC hopes to partner with the VA for all future briefs in order to provide better service to retiring Servicemembers.

Army Reserve’s 99th RSC continues Mass Medical initiative
December 11, 2015
Pvt. Jeanette Lee of the Army Reserve’s 244th Aviation Brigade undergoes vision screening during the mass medical-readiness event hosted Aug. 8-9 by the Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., in an effort to increase Soldier readiness throughout the northeastern United States. More than 300 Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers had the opportunity to take care of their Periodic Health Assessments, dental exams, vision screenings, HIV blood draws, immunizations, hearing tests, LOD processing and temporary/permanent profiles during the event.

Army Basic Instructor Course makes teachers out of trainers
December 11, 2015
An instructor with the 4th Brigade, 94th Division's Army Basic Instructor Course at Fort Dix, New Jersey, presents her class with a course overview.  During the 10-day course, students will learn critical communication skills and the fundamentals of teaching to become certified army instructors.

63rd RSC hosts nationwide Army Reserve ambassador conference
December 10, 2015
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, speaks to Army Reserve Ambassadors during the Army Reserve National Ambassador's Training Forum, Dec. 7 in Camp Parks, Dublin, Calif.

Army Reserve engineers provide critical support at home, abroad
December 10, 2015
Army Reserve engineers provide critical support to the Total Army mission during deployments and save the Army thousands of dollars through troop projects on installations like Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.

Providing Networking Opportunities for the Army Reserve
December 10, 2015
Soldiers and their families from several military police units gather in Pittsburgh to attend a pre-deployment Yellow Ribbon event, Dec. 5. The Department of Defense developed the program to connect service members and their families with local resources before, during and after deployments. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Stephanie Ramirez)