Archive: December, 2015

Submission window for dozen Army fellowship programs closes Dec. 30
December 9, 2015
Dec. 30 submission deadlines are fast approaching for a dozen Army fellowship opportunities managed by the U.S. Army Human Resources Command.

Mount Pleasant native graduates from US Army Black Hawk School
December 9, 2015
U.S. Army Reserve aviator Lt. Col. Gatlen Sisk poses in front of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Sisk is an aviation liaison officer (LNO) assigned to the 11th Theater Aviation Command (TAC) out of Fort Knox, Ky. The 11th TAC is the only aviation command in the U.S. Army Reserve. The 11th TAC has two missions, functioning as both a warfighting headquarters and as a functional command. As warfighting command, the 11th TAC provides command and control, staff planning, and supervision for two aviation brigades and one air traffic service battalion. As a functional command, the 11th TAC provides command and control for all U.S. Army Reserve aviation. (Courtesy photo)

Army Reserve, National Guard SLC students volunteer to help less fortunate service members
December 9, 2015
Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Benbrook, National Guard member assigned 2-121st Regimental Training Institute, Springfield, Ill., assembles a toy bicycle at the Holiday Helper Association Toy Store during a volunteer effort with 22 fellow students enrolled in the 94th Training Division’s Quartermaster Senior Leadership Course at The Army School System Training Center, Fort Lee, Dec. 5, 2015. The students took time out of their grueling 17-week class schedule to help the nonprofit organization prepare for the holidays. They assembled 30 toy bicycles in an hour, and they also helped beautify and organize the all-volunteer run facility in preparation of the association’s annual open house, scheduled for Dec. 11, and two Christmas shopping days scheduled for Dec. 15 and 16, 2015.

Civilian and military service go hand in hand for Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year
December 8, 2015
2015 Army Reserve Drill Sgt. of the Year, Staff Sgt. Mark Mercer, 95th Training Division (IET), examines an X-ray of a patient's elbow at an orthopedic clinic in Edmond, Okla., Dec. 7, 2015. Mercer began his career in the Army Reserve as an X-ray technician and earned his civilian certification as a nationally recognized X-ray technician through his training with the Army in advanced individual training at Fort Sam Houston on Joint Base San Antonio. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton)

Army Reserve unit conducts First Army XO briefing for post Boldshift operations
December 7, 2015
Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Frederick R. Maiocco, Jr., commanding general, 85th Support Command, gives opening remarks during the First Army brigade executive officers brief on Dec. 4. The purpose of the briefing was to assist the active component brigades better understand the different processes within their Army Reserve battalions, and improve communications between the active and reserve units assigned to the brigades.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. David Lietz/Released)

Army Reserve band brings music to veterans, community
December 6, 2015
The 85th Army Band plays a Veterans Day concert honoring veterans, local community and past members of the band.

Army Reserve’s second-largest subordinate command gains new commanding general
December 5, 2015
Members of Bravo Battery, 1-143rd Field Artillery, conduct a 21-gun salute during a ceremony where Maj. Gen. Mark Palzer took command of the 79th Sustainment Support Command from Maj. Gen. Megan P. Tatu at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, Calif., Dec. 5, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Heather Doppke/released)

Medal of Honor guest speaker inspires Soldiers
December 5, 2015
Sgt. Allen J. Lynch and his wife Susan Lynch attended the 1244th Transportation Company’s Holiday Ball where Lynch was a guest speaker at the holiday ball Dec. 5.

The birth of a new unit: 363rd Engineer Battalion activates in ceremony
December 5, 2015
U.S. Army Reserve Col. Ralph Henning, commander, 411th Engineer Brigade unfurls the 363rd Engineer Battalion's flag during the 363rd's activation ceremony Dec. 5 in Knightdale, N.C. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

Army Reserve Soldier, state police trooper vows to suppress gang violence, receives award
December 5, 2015
Lt. Col. Timothy Tyler is presented with an award for extraordinary work in schools, churches, families and communities. Tyler is one of 22 award winners — 17 individuals and five organizations — by the grass roots organization Center for Racial Harmony whose mission is to increase understanding, cooperation and communication among all races and ethnic groups.