Archive: May, 2015

Local Chicago land community remembers its past veterans
May 25, 2015
Brig. Gen. Frederick R. Maiocco Jr., commanding general of the 85th Support Command, presents a wreath during a Memorial Day commemoration held in Arlington Heights, Ill., May 25. Maiocco joined a variety of veterans, local police and fire officials as well as local and federal dignitaries in presenting wreaths there. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Anthony L. Taylor/Released)

Chicago ruck march held in honor of struggling veterans
May 23, 2015
An american flag hangs on the back of a participant during the Chicago Honor the Fallen Ruck March. Approximately 450 military veterans, service members and supporters gathered for a 22-mile ruck march on May 22, just days before Memorial Day, to honor military men and women who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or have committed suicide. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michel Sauret)

Sapper unit trains to destroy lines of communication, movement
May 22, 2015
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. James Igou, 344th Engineer Company, 1st platoon team leader, tapes detonation cords together during a situational training exercise lane to simulate destroying an airfield at Fort McCoy, Wis., May 12. The 344th Eng. Company participated in Warrior Exercise 86 15-02 May 2 to 22. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

420th Eng. Company builds teamwork across units
May 22, 2015
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 420th Engineer Company (Route Clearance) out of Indiana, Pa., augmented by other 412th Theater Engineer Command units, serve as the route clearance package for a route that may have simulated chemical contamination during a situational training exercise May 13 at Fort McCoy, Wis., participating in Warrior Exercise 86 15-02. The company performed route clearance missions to hone their skills May 2 to 22. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

Bridging the Mississippi: Army Reserve bridge companies raft Mississippi during WAREX
May 18, 2015
Bridge crew members return from their situational training exercise traveling three miles down the Mississippi River from La Crosse, Wis., as part of Warrior Exercise 15-02. The 459th Engineer Company (Multi-role bridge), out of Bridgeport, W. Va., led the operation, augmented by Soldiers from the 310th, out of Fort A.P. Hill, Va., and 299th, out of Fort Belvoir, Va., Eng. Companies (Multi-role bridge). They built a six-piece float with four interior and two ramp improvised ribbon bridge bays, using five bridge erection boats to move the pieces into place. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

388th CBRN Company shows no signs of complacency
May 13, 2015
The 388th Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Company show no signs of complacency during a Mass Casualty Decontamination training event during Battle Assembly at Fort McCoy and Volk Field, Wis., May 8-10. CBRN Soldiers responded to a training scenario incident, coordinate with local and federal officials, contain the situation, identify the chemicals or toxins, all while safely evacuating and treating the effected population. The 388th CBRN Company, headquartered in Junction city, Wis., is in the second phase of a multi-year mission to support the Department of Homeland Security. Army North instructors continue to provide  388th Soldiers with hands on training, equipment, and experience to assist military and civil authorities in the event of a natural disaster, chemical emergency, or terrorist attack within the United States.

Unit provides hands-on support for WAREX
May 13, 2015
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary Claxton of Seward, Neb., unit movement NCO for the 642nd Regional Support Group, ground guides a truck April 12 at the Army Reserve Center in Decatur, Ga. Troops loaded up the equipment they would need for annual training at WAREX at Fort McCoy, Wis., in May. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gary A. Witte, 642nd Regional Support Group)

88th RSC hosts first Army Reserve FLMNET course
May 12, 2015
Marcus Jackson, a wheeled vehicle mechanic for the 88th Regional Support Command, uses artificial lighting as he disassembles the Height Management System of a Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) Stryker, during Field Level Maintenance New Equipment Training (FLMNET), May 8, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The training is being taken by both 88th RSC civilian mechanics and Soldiers of the 349th and 355th Chemical Companies, both of whom will be fielding the NBCRVs.  The training is taking place April 24-May 12, at Equipment Concentration Site 10, JBLM and is being hosted by the 88th Regional Support Command. It is the first time FLMNET has been taught in the Army Reserve.

Salt Lake City native takes command of Army 76ORC HHC
May 11, 2015
First Sgt. Duane Hedrick, first sergeant of the 76th Operational Response Command Headquarters and Headquarters Company, passes the guidon to Maj. Sandra Peters, outgoing commander of the 76th ORC HHC, during the change of command ceremony held in Salt Lake City, March 15, 2015. During the ceremony, Peters relinquished command of the to Capt. Sunny Griffith, with friends and family in attendance. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kai L. Jensen, 76th Operational Response Command)

Army Reserve soldiers celebrate Asian and Pacific Heritage Month
May 8, 2015
Capt. Joshua Choi, chief of Military Law, 85th Support Command, speaks to soldiers about his experience as an immigrant from South Korea, and his decision to join the United States Army. Choi was a guest speaker during the 85th Support Command’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance hosted by the command’s Equal Opportunity office, May 2.
The observance was conducted, during the battle assembly weekend training, with a special performance by the Barefoot Hawaiian, a local Hawaiian performing arts company,
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan/Released)