Archive: December, 2015

Livin’ the dream
December 31, 2015
Staff Sgt. Russell Vidler, 98th Training Division (IET) Drill Sergeant of the Year and firefighter for the city of Ithaca, prepares his gear in preparation for the night at Central Station in Ithaca, N.Y., Dec. 16, 2015. Vidler has worked as a firefighter with the Ithaca Fire Department for two years now. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton)

Double Eagle - 12.24.2015
December 24, 2015
Looking like Santa Claus with a sack
of toys on his shoulder, a U.S. Army
paratrooper packs his parachute
after a successful jump at Sicily Drop
Zone for the 18th Annual Randy
Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop,
hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs &
Psychological Operations Command
(Airborne), Dec. 5, 2015 at Fort Bragg,
N.C. Operation Toy Drop is the world’s
largest combined airborne operation
and allows Soldiers the opportunity
to help children in need everywhere
receive toys for the holidays. (Photo
by Timothy L. Hale/U.S. Army Reserve

Home for the holidays
December 24, 2015
The mayor of Berwyn, Ill., Robert Lovero, and Frank Amaro, a veteran volunteer, present a donated condominium to a disabled veteran on Dec. 23, 2015. Through a partnership with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) and the city of Berwyn, the Olijar family received a fully furnished, permanent new home. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Elizabeth Barlow/Released)

Filling up the pantry
December 24, 2015
Monterey County Veterans Transition Center (VTC), Dec. 17, 2015. The VTC Volunteer Coordinator, Parnell Strickland, pictured with the Fort Hunter Liggett Commander, Jan C. Norris (left), some of his staff and more than a thousand pounds of food donated by its military and civilian workforce of FHL. Parnell is an Army veterans who served with the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Ord, Calif. "The VTC has changed my life, and helped me become the man I am now, a proud veteran."

Operation Feliz Navidad
December 24, 2015
The 1st Mission Support Command (MSC), U.S. Army Reserve – Puerto Rico and U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Fort Buchanan staff spread holiday cheer by giving children from Casa Cuna and Sociedad Pro Hospital del Nino some Christmas gifts that were donated as a part of “Operation Feliz Navidad” on Dec. 22. Casa Cuna director Loida Saiter gives a brief over view of what Casa Cuna has to offer the children in the facility.

Military Police Army Reserve Soldiers stop armed robbery
December 23, 2015
A group of U.S. Army Reserve military police Soldiers from the 372nd Military Police Company, of Cumberland, Md., pose in front of a pharmacy in Pemberton Township, N.J., after stopping an armed robbery that took place Dec. 12. (Courtesy photo)

DLA employee, Army Reserve pilot flies newest Army Chinook
December 23, 2015
Phillip Brashear, who is an weapons systems program manager for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, and an Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 and pilot in the U.S. Army Reserves, graduated from the two-month CH-47F Aviator Qualifications/Instructor Pilot (Transition) Course at Fort Rucker, Alabama, Dec. 15, 2015.

WIN-T network upgrades: Smaller kit, increased capability
December 17, 2015
A Soldier, from the Army Reserve 392nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, helps validate the unit's newly enhanced Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1 network equipment on Fort Eustis, Va., Nov. 30, 2015. (Photo Credit: Amy Walker, PEO C3T Public Affairs)

US Army Europe commanding general highlights USAR assets in region
December 16, 2015
Lt. Gen. Frederick  "Ben" Hodges, commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, speaks with Drew Brooks, reporter with the Fayetteville Observer, during a visit to the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters in Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 10, 2015. Hodges spoke about the value that the U.S. Army Reserve provides to the USAREUR mission and the capabilities it brings to the area of operation. (U.S. Army photo by Brian Godette/Released)

Army Reserve Public Affairs Newest Observer Coach Trainer
December 16, 2015
Master Sgt. Sauret proudly displays his First Army Observer Coach/Trainer graduation certificate