Archive: October, 2015

New partnership: Working together means more than just badges
October 24, 2015
The U.S. Army Reserve’s 361st Civil Affairs Brigade signed a partnership with the German Bundeswehr Major Medical Clinic Cologne-Wahn, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 in Cologne-Wahn, to formalize combined training opportunities. (Photo by 1st Lt. Luis Villegas, 361st Civil Affairs Brigade)

7th MSC hosts town hall with USAR CXO
October 23, 2015
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany —Mr. James Balocki, the command executive officer for the U.S. Army Reserve, speaks with Soldiers and civilians from the 7th Mission Support Command during a town hall Oct. 22, 2015 on Daenner Kaserne.

He visited with civilian and military leaders during his week-long trip, including the Army Reserve Engagement Cell at U.S. Army Europe, the USAREUR G8, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command Deputy Chief of Staff, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Installation Management Command-Europe and USAG Rheinland Pfalz. He also was interviewed by Stars and Stripes as well as the American Forces Network. 

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th MSC Public Affairs Office)

88th RSC prepares for the unexpected
October 21, 2015
The 88th Regional Support Command’s Crisis Action Team members conduct a Continuity of Operations Plan Exercise on Fort McCoy, Wis., Oct.14. Charles Hudson (center right), 88th RSC chief of staff, led CAT members through a series of scenarios ranging from minor events resulting in a few hours of disturbance in operations to catastrophic events that required permanent relocation of headquarters operations. “The COOP’s priority of effort is to ensure mission essential functions are met,” Hudson said, “and then to ensure minimum degradation of customer support to commands within the 88th RSC geographic area of responsibility.”

California Army Reserve Civil Affairs Command changes senior enlisted Soldier
October 21, 2015
Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Thomsen talks with Soldiers, friends and families during the 351st Civil Affairs Command’s Change of Responsibility Ceremony held at Moffett Field, Calif., Oct. 17. Thomsen took the helm as the senior enlisted Soldier from Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Martello. The 351st CACOM has more than 2,100 Soldiers in eight states, to include Hawaii. The 351st CACOM is assigned to the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) based at Fort Bragg, N.C. USACAPOC (A) has more than 13,000 Soldiers with Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations and Information Operations units across the country. USACAPOC(A) has 94 percent of the Army’s General Purpose Forces’ CA Capability, 100 percent of the Army’s General Purpose Forces’ PSYOP Capability and 42 percent of the Army’s General Purpose Forces’ I/O Capability. The command also has oversight of all Army Reserve airborne operations.

The Army Reserve Sustainment Command holds assumption of command ceremony
October 21, 2015
Maj. Gen. Les Carroll, commanding general of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, Belle Chasse, La., passes the Army Reserve Sustainment Command’s colors to Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Doll charging him with the responsibility and authority of the ARSC during the ARSC’s Assumption of Command Ceremony on Oct. 17.

Reserve officer becomes third female to earn Ranger tab
October 19, 2015
Maj. Lisa Jaster, right, tackles the hurdles at the Darby Queen obstacle course as part of training at the Ranger course on Fort Benning, Ga., June 28, 2015.

Army Reserve command boosts medical readiness throughout 13-state region
October 18, 2015
Spc. Aleksandr Piovesan of the Army Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment receives a mandatory influenza vaccination during the mass medical-readiness event hosted Oct. 17-18 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 750 Army Reserve Soldiers from throughout the 99th RSC’s 13-state area of support received mandatory influenza vaccinations and other medical services.

Army Reserve, civilian firefighter finds joy in helping community
October 18, 2015
U.S. Army Reserve Pvt. Anthony Diamanti, 369th Engineer Detachment (Firefighting), a military and civilian firefighter from Berlington, N.J., offers encouragement to Tough Mudders during Tough Mudder Philly in Coatesville, Pa., Oct. 17. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

Army Reserve gets down and dirty
October 17, 2015
COATESVILLE, Penn. - Tough Mudders come up from the icy water of the Arctic Enema during the Tough Mudder Philly course in Coatesville, Penn., Oct. 18. The U.S. Army Reserve was one of the sponsors for the event.(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

First female Army Reserve graduate of Army Ranger School
October 16, 2015
Maj. Lisa Jaster, 37, an Army Reserve engineer officer, hugs fellow West Point graduates and Active Duty officers Capt. Kristen Griest, 26, and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, 25. the three women are the first female Soldiers to earn the distinctive black-and-gold Ranger tab from the combat leadership course.