Archive: 2016

Yellow Ribbon Event a first for many Army Reserve Soldiers
February 16, 2016
The 88th Regional Support Command Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Event attendees receive Welcome Packets as they check-in at the event in Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 5, 2016. The packets includes staff contact information, training class schedules, information and guidance on services such as youth activities, travel and hotel reservations, and what to do in case of an emergency or illness. Maj. Gen. Patrick Reinert also includes a personal greeting to service members and their families.

Soldiers’ resiliency tested at Victory Forge
February 16, 2016
Facing a wind chill below freezing, a Soldier in basic combat training with C Company, 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment at Fort Jackson, S.C., struggles to evacuate a casualty by using a firemen's carry at Victory Forge, Feb. 10, 2016. During Victory Forge, Soldiers’ mental and physical abilities are tested to the limits. They are evaluated on everything they’ve learned in the prior eight weeks of training; from basic first aid to security and reconnaissance patrols. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton)

Honor and respect in death, as in life
February 11, 2016
U.S. Army Spc. Jazmin Martinez, a mortuary affairs specialist assigned to the 387th Quartermaster Company, records information on a simulated fallen Soldier for the Warrior Exercise (WAREX) 78-16-01 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 2, 2016. Mortuary affairs specialists are responsible for preparing deceased personnel for evacuation.

Legacy of Tuskegee Airmen honored during Black History Month event
February 11, 2016
‘Uncle’ Ron Spriggs speaks about the Tuskegee Airmen during the 63rd Regional Support Command’s Black History Month Celebration, Feb. 10, in the headquarters auditorium, Mountain View, Calif. Spriggs is an Air Force veteran and founder of the Ron Spriggs Exhibit of Tuskegee Airmen (RSETA), and tours the nation teaching the history of the famous airmen, the first black aviators in U.S. military history during World War II.

80th TC commander addresses DEOMI graduates
February 11, 2016
Chief Master Sgt. Boston A. Alexander, senior enlisted advisor Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, observes as Dr. Jose Bolton, dean of Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity, DEOMI, congratulates Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper, commander 80th Training Command, after Roper delivered the keynote address during the Equal Opportunity Advisors Reserve Component Course graduation ceremony at DEOMI, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 5, 2016.

Spanish, American and Slovenian CBRN responders learn to work together
February 11, 2016
Members of the 773rd Civil Support Team and the Spanish Unidad Militar de Emergencias compare readings on their instruments at a table simulating production of methamphetamine during the exercise Ocean Response Feb. 11, 2016 at Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Germany. The 773rd and the UME trained along with members of the Slovenian army during the exercise. (Photo by Lt. Col. Jefferson Wolfe, 7th Mission Support Command public affairs office)

Army surgeon general promoted at Conmy Hall
February 11, 2016
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Nadja West, center, has her current rank insignia pinned on during her promotion ceremony Feb. 9 on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall by her son, Logan, left, and daughter, Sydney, right. West’s husband, retired U.S. Army Col. Donald West, far right, and U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, left, watch. Milley promoted and swore in West to her current rank in the evening ceremony. West is the Army’s 44th surgeon general and commanding general for U.S. Army Medical Command. (Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall PAO photo by Nell King)

Army surgeon general receives third star
February 10, 2016
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley formally swears in Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West as 44th Army surgeon general as her husband, Don, holds the Bible on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Feb. 9, 2016.

Army academy completes first-ever joint course
February 9, 2016
Soldiers at the Army’s Noncommissioned Officer Academy located on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., sing the U.S. Air Force Song in recognition of the two Airmen graduating alongside them Jan. 28 as part of the academy’s first joint-service course.

Big LOTS West: The Army Reserve’s premier seaport exercise
February 9, 2016
Army Reserve Soldiers from the 483rd Transportation Battalion (Terminal), Vallejo, Calif., conduct driver's training with the RT240 Rough Terrain Cargo Handler, July 30. Big Logistics Over The Shore, West is an Army Reserve seaport and harbor operations exercise at Alameda, Concord, and Camp Parks, Calif., from July 25 to Aug. 7, 2015