Archive: 2015

Striving for gold, making history
November 8, 2015
138 Soldiers from the 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve Puerto Rico, U.S. Army Recruiters- San Juan, 1st Army, ARCD and Cadet Command came together to compete for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (GAFPB) at Ponce, Puerto Rico on Nov. 7-8. Participants gathered to receive their initial briefing and guidance from German Armed Forces Liaison Office and Certifying Official, Sgt. Maj. Mike. Kitzler.

80th Training Command names officer, enlisted instructors of the year
November 7, 2015
Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper, commander 80th Training Command, awards the Army Commendation Medal to Maj. David Porter, 102nd Training Division, for winning the 80th TC Instructor of the Year Award, during a ceremony at Fort Knox, Ky., Nov. 7, 2015.

Commander retires, relinquishes command
November 7, 2015
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3211 members attend the change of command ceremony for outgoing commander, Col. Keith P. Nadig, left and incoming commander, Col. Anthony Hartmann, Nov. 7, 2015, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

Reserved for a challenge
November 7, 2015
A participant pushes a sled while racing through the Army Reserve Fitness Challenge during day one of the 2015 Tough Mudder at Palm Bay Fla., Nov. 8. A team of drill sergeants was present motivating and critiquing the participants as they took on the challenge. The drill sergeants guaranteed that competitors got a feel of how it’s like working under stress and urgency by yelling commands and creating a stressful environment while ensuring the competitors navigated the course using proper Army technique. The timed challenge was comprised of five Army themed exercises in which volunteers competed for prizes and spots on the daily leaderboard.

US Army Field Band motivates Mudders
November 7, 2015
Staff Sgt. John Brandon Boron and Sgt. 1st Class Tom Lindsey jam out at the Central Florida Tough Mudder event, Nov. 7, in Palm Bay, Fla. The band performs at various events telling the Army story through rock, pop, country and patriotic music. The Tough Mudder brings people together to engage in a series of challenges that not only pushes participants to their physical limits, but tests their mental grit to get through the obstacles. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Ellerman,204th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

Army Reserve PSYOPS, Civil Affairs Soldiers share a Combined Resolve
November 7, 2015
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Samantha Holmes, Bravo Company 407th Civil Affairs Battalion, Minnesota and a Dutch soldier discuss elements of civil affairs protocol and work to develop plans during Combined Resolve V, at Hohenfels training area, Oct. 28. Holmes is imbedded with a Dutch Army unit throughout the exercise.

63rd RSC hosts Customer Focus Workshop
November 6, 2015
Brig. Gen. Doug Anderson, deputy commanding general, 63rd Regional Support Command, addresses attendees during his opening speech at the 63rd RSC’s Customer Focus Workshop, Oct. 31. The workshop ran from Oct. 30-Nov. 2, at the National Guard Professional Education Center, North Little Rock, Ark., and was aimed at providing information and assistance to customers from the seven-state region belonging to the command.

Army Reserve Soldiers receive thanks during theater stage re-inauguration
November 6, 2015
A short ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted during the Manuela Toro High School theater stage re-inauguration on November 6. Soldiers from the 448th Engineer Battalion were thanked for their support in rebuilding the theater stage as part of a community engagement project.

63rd RSC hosts critical logistics training
November 6, 2015
Kenneth Gall, chief of installation, Global Combat Support System, explains the intricacies of GCSS to logisticians attending GCSS training at the 63rd Regional Support Command headquarters, Nov. 5, Mountain View, Calif. The GCSS is a new concept designed to transform military logistics with a single Web-based solution that will replace current logistics systems.

108th hosts pilot workshop for Project Arrive Ready
November 5, 2015
Master Sgt. Sandra Cook, U.S. Army Reserve Command House Services Branch noncommissioned officer in charge, speaks to a group of Soldiers from the 108th Training Command (IET) who will serve as medical readiness coordinators for their units about line of duty reports during a two-day pilot workshop known as Project Arrive Ready in Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 3, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton)