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Archive: October, 2015

North Carolina brigade takes lead of 20th chapter for US forces in Kosovo
October 8, 2015
U.S. Army Col. Vernon Simpson (right), commander of the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Johnson, the 30th ABCT command sergeant major, uncase the brigade’s colors during a Multinational Battle Group-East transfer of authority ceremony July 9, 2015, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The 30th ABCT, an Army National Guard unit from North Carolina, will lead a multinational force supporting NATO’s peace mission in Kosovo for approximately nine months. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Erick Yates, Multinational Battle Group-East)

Army Reserve Culinary Arts Team earns Silver Medal
October 8, 2015
The Army Reserve Culinary Team poses for a photograph with their coach, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Colby S. Beard, 807th Medical Command and runner, Spc. Jason L. Brye, 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), after receiving their silver medals and official certificates from the American Culinary Federation Inc. at the Military Culinary Competition held during the Barracks Row Fall Festival in Washington, Sept. 26, 2015. This is the ninth year that the Army Reserve Culinary Team has competed at this event.

Nevada Attorney General Laxalt unveils First in the Nation Program
October 7, 2015
Capt. Nic Danna, 650th Regional Support Group deputy command Judge Advocate and Afghanistan combat veteran, was recently named the director of the Office of Military Legal Assistance for the Nevada Attorney General’s Office in July of this year. Danna has been called to active duty numerous times most, recently with the 419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in 2014 for a deployment to Afghanistan.

Army Reserve Mortuary Affairs Soldiers support Bakersfield coroner’s office
October 7, 2015
The Army Reserve’s 387th Quartermaster (Mortuary Affairs) Battalion, from Los Angeles, deployed two Mobile Integrated Remains Collection Systems (MIRCS) to the Kern County California Coroner’s office Sept. 7-18. The MIRCS ran 24-hours a day. This highly deployable, self-contained modular frame can handle up to 16 remains at a time. Soldiers ensured the system maintained a consistent temperature for the entire mission. (Photo courtesy of Sgt. Lawrence Thomas, 387th Quartermaster Battalion)

Army National Guard Battalion assumes command of Multinational Force in Kosovo
October 7, 2015
North Carolina Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 252nd Armor Regiment, out of Fayetteville, N.C., stand in formation during a transition of authority ceremony July 4, 2015, at Camp Marechal de Lattre de Tassigny, Kosovo. During the ceremony, 1-252 assumed responsibility over the Multinational Battle Group-East Forward Command Post, in support of the NATO peace support mission in Kosovo. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Gina Russell, Multinational Battle Group-East)

Training for a safe and secure environment brings multinational forces together
October 7, 2015
Capt. Saijmir Germenji, commander for the Albanian Army 2nd Infantry Company, greets Col. Vernon Simpson, commander of the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, after completing training in a multinational exercise that included forces from the U.S., Albania and Moldova for crowd and riot control June 25 in Hohenfels, Germany. The 30th ABCT, an Army National Guard Unit from North Carolina, participated in this training event in preparation for a peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Erick Yates)

Army Reserve Soldier re-enlists in her hometown
October 7, 2015
The mayor of Nazareth, Pa., Carl Strye offers hometown hero Sgt. Tonya A. Remick a town banner at her re-enlistment ceremony June 26. The town banner was offered to Tonya as a token of appreciation for the service she has provided to the military and her community. (Army Reserve photo taken by Spc. Stephanie Ramirez/Released)

Florida Army medical reserve unit fits the right pieces together for peacekeeping support
October 7, 2015
Sgt. David Allen, a flight medic, and Staff Sgt. Christopher Lance, a team leader in charge of training for 345th Combat Support Hospital, demonstrate how to use the hoist device during medical evacuation procedures at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, June 19. Troops from the Romanian Army’s 26th Mountain Battalion also took part in the training. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erick Yates)

EOD techs sharpen their individual skills as they prepare for real world missions
October 7, 2015
The 666th EOD Company from Jacksonville, Ala., performs various training techniques with the Moldovan Army in the counter improvised explosive device training area June 21 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Training Center in Hohenfels, Germany. The purpose of the training is to make sure all EOD techs sharpen their individual skills as they prepare for real world missions in Kosovo. One of the techniques used is designed so the techs can limit the contact involved when dealing with an explosive device. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Erick Yates)

Portuguese army heats up training for national guard unit
October 7, 2015
Spc. Michael Morales with the 1st Battalion, 252nd Armor Regiment’s Alpha Company, maneuvers his way through flames of a broken Molotov cocktail thrown by a member of the Portuguese army military police during fire phobia training June 16 in Hohenfels, Germany. This exercise is designed to help peacekeeping troops actively go through the steps of what to do when Molotov cocktails are encountered during crowd and riot control.