Archive: June, 2015

Wildcat Soldier leads from the front
June 27, 2015
Master Sgt. Tomeka Brown (center) celebrates with Soldiers of the 81st Regional Support Command during their 2013 annual training on the fit to win. At the 81st RSC, Brown is a human resource specialist and responsible for providing administrative support and guidance to Active Guard Reserve and Active Component Soldiers within the southeast region, which includes reviewing and processing junior enlisted promotion packets.

The 'damnit' that saved the day
June 25, 2015
Spc. Travis Gantz, an Army Reserve color guard team member from the 416th Theater Engineer Command, carries the U.S. Army flag after presenting colors at Wrigley Field for a Chicago Cubs game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, June 25. The 416th TEC is headquartered just 30 miles driving distance from Wrigley Field and is responsible for more than 12,000 Army Reserve Soldiers in 27 different states. The color guard team members were Staff Sgt. John Pudowski, Staff Sgt. Timothy Cooper, Sgt. Peter Garcia, Spc. William McGuigan and Spc. Travis Gantz. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)

Can you make the notional, emotional?
June 25, 2015
U.S. Army Pfc. Alex Campbell, a resident of Midlothian, Texas, and a member of the 94th Combat Support Hospital, 807th Medical Command, tinkers with a bloody shin on a medical mannequin during the 2015 Global Medic Exercise at Fort McCoy, Wis., June 15, 2015. Global Medic is a joint and combined exercise that gives Army Reserve Soldiers the opportunity to practice their medical skills in a mobile hospital environment with members of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and the British army reserve. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Adam Stone)

7th CSC Civil Affairs, Danish CMIC team build interoperability during Brave Lion 15
June 24, 2015
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Korte, center, a civil affairs noncommissioned officer with Company B, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th CSC and a native of El Cerrito, Calif., listens to civilian role players and his Danish interpreter June 17, 2015, during the Danish Army’s Civil Military Cooperation Support Team, 2nd Armored Infantry Battalion’s NATO Response Force validation and training exercise Brave Lion 15, held June 8-19, 2015. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th CSC Public Affairs Office)

80th Training Command (TASS) Instructor of the Year credits resilience for achievement
June 23, 2015
Sgt. 1st Class Raymundo Soto, an All Source Intelligence Analyst senior instructor assigned to 6th Military Intelligence Battalion/95th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 100th Training Division, competes in the 80th Training Command (TASS) Instructor of Year Competition at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 21, 2014. Soto beat out seven other competitors from across the 80th TC to win the event. The aim of the competition is to identify and recognize the best instructors from across the 80th TC. “No matter if it’s during a briefing or on deployment, we need to always give it our all; we owe it to our Soldiers to lead from the front,” said Soto, who taught his class on resilience. “I think it takes the right instructor to give the right briefing, and since I really believe in resilience, I believed that I would do well in this competition,” added Soto, the 6th MI BN Master Resiliency trainer.

San Antonio based Army Reserve command says farewell
June 22, 2015
Brig. Gen. Kenneth Jones, 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general and Command Sgt. Maj. Paul C. Swanson case the 4th ESC colors to accompany the unit on its upcoming deployment.  Friends, family, and members of the San Antonio and military community gather to bid farewell to the 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) June 20 at Alamo Heights Junior High School.

Caring for our military working dogs
June 19, 2015
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Robert Miller, with the 994th Veterinary Detachment out of Round Rock, Texas, demonstrates life-saving techniques for injured working dogs on Fort McCoy, Wis., June 17, during Global Medic. Global Medic is the premier medical portion of the 78th Training Division’s Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) 78-15-02, which is the largest U.S. Army Reserve exercise, with more than 10,000 service members. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel Butcher, 343rd Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

Army Reserve leader bestows gift of service for Army’s 240th birthday
June 19, 2015
Three-dozen Army recruits take the Oath of Enlistment outside Philadelphia’s Independence Hall June 14 to celebrate Flag Day and the Army’s 240th birthday during the 2015 Stripes and Stars Festival. The festival was hosted by the William Penn Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army and the Philadelphia Flag Day Association. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Peter Lupo, 99th Regional Support Command)

QLLEX 2015: Largest logistics field exercise in the United States
June 18, 2015
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Marcus Baber-Newton, a power generation equipment repairer, adds fuel to a generator powering a washing machine system during the Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise (QLLEX) on Fort Huachuca, Ariz., June 10, 2015. Baber-Newton is assigned to the 974th Quartermaster Company out of Amarillo, Texas. The unit is tasked with providing hot showers and clean laundry for nearly 600 other Soldiers in the field during the QLLEX. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Jill O’Dell, 364th Press Camp Headquarters)

Family of 92nd Infantry 'Buffalo' Division soldier is presented the Silver Star
June 14, 2015
Army Reserve soldiers from the Chicago land area conduct a flag folding ceremony for the family of Army Sgt. Lawrence V. Blanchet, WWII Veteran, who was killed in action on the Italian front while serving with the 92nd Infantry “Buffalo” Division in 1945. During the ceremony the Blanchet family received Blanchet’s Silver Star in a formal presentation as well as a U.S. flag. The ceremony also included three volleys of shots fired, taps played and a flag folding presentation. (U.S. Army photo by Anthony L. Taylor/Released)