Archive: September, 2015

'Marksmanship Matters' - US Army Reserve wins 2 out of 3 at FORSCOM Marksmanship Competition
September 24, 2015
Master Sgt. Russell Moore, second from left, and Capt. Kirk Freeman, middle, won the U.S. Army Forces Command Weapons Marksmanship Competition, Sept. 23, 2015, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Moore, Freeman, and Sgt. Ben Mercer, second from right, are members of the U.S. Army Reserve Marksmanship Team. Moore won the M9 pistol category, Freeman won the M4 rifle category and Mercer finished in the top for in M249 Squad Automatic Weapon. Also pictured are Brig. Gen. Michael J. Warmack, U.S. Army Reserve Command deputy chief of staff for the G-3/5/7. The three-day FORSCOM competition featured 27 marksmen from the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and the National Guard in events for the M9 pistol, the M4A1 rifle and the M249 SAW, or Squad Automatic Weapon, to recognize Soldiers who are beyond expert marksmen. The multi-tiered events challenged the competitors' ability to accurately and quickly engage targets in a variety of conditions and environments. (U.S. Army photo by Timothy L. Hale/Released)

311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) is first ESC to conduct CPX-F
September 23, 2015
Sgt. Jon Findley (right), 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Intelligence Noncommissioned Officer, explains how to brief the enemy situation using the Command Post of the Future computer system with Pfc. Arturo Gonzalez (left) during the 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Command Post Exercise – Functional at Camp Parks, Calif., Sept. 19. The CPX-F uses a closed computer network, to simulate the operation of a command post within a simulated theater of operation, complete with inputs and feedback from notional higher, lower, adjacent and adversary units.

Memorial service honors fallen Army Reserve Soldier
September 13, 2015
The Army Reserve’s 404th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) held a memorial service to honor one of its own Sept. 13 at Sharp Field on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Spc. Carlos Del Castillo, a Soldier with the 404th’s Bravo Company, died Aug. 22 due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

From TBI to Best Warrior competitor
September 9, 2015
FORT McCOY, Wis. Sgt. 1st Class Jason J. Manella, a native of Fremont, Calif., Civil Affairs Specialist assigned to Bravo Co. 445th U.S. Army Civil Affairs Battalion, 351st Civil Affairs Command assembles his assigned 9mm pistol while preforming the assembly, disassembly and functions check of a 9mm during the 2013 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition, June 24. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Cpl. Jeff Shackelford, 343rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Double Eagle - 09.03.2015
September 3, 2015
COVER STORY: In 2013, the U.S. Army Reserve recorded 57 suicides, the highest number since 2009. In 2014, the number dropped to 40. In 2015, 40 Soldiers have taken their life – 12 of those occurring in July. Jose Mojica put together a team to examine last year’s suicides to search for trends between 2013 and 2014. The team examined 15-6 investigations, police reports, witness depositions, suicide notes, medical records, and autopsy reports. (Graphic by Timothy L. Hale/U.S. Army Reserve Command)

Army Reserve soldiers take on Navy in exhibition basketball game
September 3, 2015
Sailors and Army Reserve soldiers pause for a photo on the court following an ‘Army vs. Navy’ exhibition game at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., Aug. 30. The event, hosted by Support All Veterans Equally Foundation and the WNBA’s Chicago Sky basketball team, was part of a pre-game event leading up to the Sky’s game that evening against the Connecticut Sun.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. David Lietz/Released)

Using physical fitness to overcome challenges
September 3, 2015
Sgt. Waldemar Perez, 430th Quartermaster Company Army Weight Control Program NCOIC, motivates the participants of his "boot camp" training.

Army Reserve soldier remembers relative: second most decorated soldier from World War II
September 3, 2015
Staff Sgt. Joshua Conner holds a photograph of his relative 1st Lt. Garlin Murl Conner, World War II veteran. According to various news reports, G. Conner is the second most decorated soldier from World War II.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. David Lietz/Released)

Army Reserve, National Guard Soldiers survive Sapper Stakes, turn a challenge into friendship
September 1, 2015
National Guard combat engineers with the 119th Engineer Company (Sapper), from West Virginia, carry a 15-pound shape charge onto a demolition range during Sapper Stakes 2015 competition at Fort Chaffe, Ark., Aug. 31. Combat engineers use demolition in mobility and counter-mobility to both allow movement to allies and impede movement for enemy forces. The competition is designed to build teamwork, enhance combat engineering skills and promote leadership among the units. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)