Archive: October, 2015

IMA officer is third female to earn Ranger tab
October 16, 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.

Fink named Army Best Warrior NCO of the Year
October 15, 2015
U. S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Fink, assigned to 409th Area Support Medical Company, U.S. Army Reserve Command, plots grid coordinates during the U.S. Army’s Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Oct. 5, 2015. The competition is a grueling, weeklong event that tests the skills, knowledge and professionalism of 26 warriors representing 13 commands. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Christopher Brecht/Released) #BestWarrior

JTF-Bravo provides medical care to over 1,200 in Panamanian village
October 15, 2015
U.S. Army Col. Bruce Bikson, dentist and dental health care provider at the Ngobe Bugle MEDRETE, assisting a local Panamanian Dentist with the extraction of a tooth on a patient. Joint Task Force-Bravo conducts MEDRETEs to enhance partner nation relations through medical training with regional military forces and local civilian organizations while supporting the Panama Ministry of Health’s efforts to provide medical care to an underserviced population. (Photo by Liaison Officer, Dr. Guillermo Saenz)

Disabilities not always apparent to the untrained eye
October 15, 2015
Guest speaker Derrick Felton, director and team leader of Veteran Affairs Readjustment and Counseling Services, Menlo Park, Calif., talks about disability in the workplace during the 63rd Regional Support Command’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month event Oct. 14 at the headquarters auditorium, Moffett Field, Calif.

Soldiers return after a year-long deployment
October 15, 2015
Spc. Alfredo Cañuelas-Gonzalez meets and holds his 2-month-old son for the first time on Oct. 15, 2015, during the 35th Signal Battalion homecoming.

'Best Warrior' winners named at AUSA conference
October 15, 2015
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, far left, and Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, far right, present the Soldier of the Year award to Spc. Jared R. Tansley, assigned to U.S. Army Europe, and the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year award to Staff Sgt. Andrew Fink, assigned to U.S. Army Reserve Command, during the 2015 Best Warrior Competition Awards Ceremony at the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army in Washington, Oct. 12, 2015.

Practice postal security every day at work, home
October 13, 2015
Anthony Perry, the U.S. Army Reserve Command postal and official mail manager, poses for a photo in the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters mailroom, Oct. 8, 2015, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Perry said postal security should be everyone's business every day not only in the workplace but at home as well, especially during the busy holiday mail season. (U.S. Army photo by Timothy L. Hale/Released)

Gender matters, but not why you might think
October 13, 2015
U.S. Army Soldiers, both men and women, patrol the customs checkpoint at Torkham Gate, Afghanistan, April 24, 2013. Though women are still not yet fully integrated into combat units, women are not absent from the frontlines. Many fields in the Army, such as public affairs or linguistics, send women to the front where they embed with line units and share the risk. (Photo by U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 29th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

'Are you with me?' Fink and Parker win the 2015 US Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition
October 12, 2015
Staff Sgt. Andrew Fink (first place winner, noncommissioned officer category), 409th Area Support Medical Company, a native of Cook, Minn., and Spc. Bryce Parker (first place winner, Soldier category), from Marana, Ariz., with the 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion, stand with Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley (left), chief of U.S. Army Reserve, and Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas, command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Reserve, at the awards ceremony for the 2015 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, N.C., May 7. Both Soldiers received the Army Commendation Medal for their achievement. This year's top winners will represent the Army Reserve in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michel Sauret)

388th CBRN Soldiers train with local first responders, children bring new level of realism
October 9, 2015
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 388th Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Company, out of Junction City, Wis., participated in a joint training exercise at the Stevens Point Municipal Airport Oct. 3, 2015. The 409th Area Support Medical Company out of Madison, Wis. and local Stevens Point and Portage County officials participated and observed. Local civilians volunteered to role play as casualties, including a family with two small children, bringing a new level of realism to this exercise and giving Soldiers real world experience in the delicate handling of children in mass casualty decontamination scenarios. The joint exercise gave everyone involved a chance to experience what their role would be in a real world emergency. Army Reserve Soldiers play a supporting role to the local officials, so it is vital to learn how to communicate and coordinate across organizations.