Archive: 2016

President McKinley wreath laying ceremony
February 9, 2016
Congressman Bob Gibbs of Ohio speaks with Brig. Gen. R.A. Bassford, deputy commanding general of the 88th Regional Support Command, and Capt. Everett Caldwell, chaplain of the 256th Combat Support Hospital, following the annual wreath laying ceremony for William McKinley at his Presidential Library and Museum in Canton, Ohio, Jan. 30, 2016.

Army Reserve offers $25,000 bonus for most warrant officer specialties
February 9, 2016
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Russell Smith, the Army Reserve Command Chief Warrant Officer speaks during a town hall meeting with about two dozen Soldiers Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the 7th MSC headquarters building in Kaiserslautern, Germany. (Photo by Lt. Col. Jefferson Wolfe)

Clemson University dedicates Memorial Stadium flagpole to WWII hero
February 8, 2016
U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon (retired), a WWII veteran and survivor of the Bataan Death March, greets cadets of Clemson University's Reserve Officers Training Corps at the base of a flagpole that had just been named in his honor, Nov. 21, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar)

Clemson ROTC cadets test their mettle with water survival training
February 8, 2016
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Joe Medrano, a senior military instructor for Clemson University’s Reserve Officers' Training Corps program from Presidio, Texas, watches as a cadet drops - blindfolded and carrying an M16 - from a 5-meter diving board into a pool during the Combat Water Survival Test, Jan. 28, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar)

Army Press Camp Headquarters practices self-defense
February 8, 2016
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, assigned to 318th Press Camp Headquarters, participate in a Combative training at Forest Park Armed Forces Reserve Center, Ill., Feb. 6, 2016.

7th MSC/21st TSC teach tactical combatives to Soldiers; Airmen
February 8, 2016
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany-Center top, Staff Sgt. Joshua Barnes grapples with Spc. Bryan Hauenstein during battle drills at the 7th Mission Support Command led tactical combatives course Feb. 4, 2016 at Kleber Fitness Center. Barnes and Hauenstein, both members of the 92nd Military Police Company as well as other students from around the Kaiserslautern Military Community were participating in the culminating event of a two-week long tactical combatives training.

Soldier receives Ohio Military Medal of Distinction
February 8, 2016
Master Sgt. Jerry Eckert, father of Sgt. Gary Eckert, 983rd Engineer Battalion, talks to Chief Warrant Officer 5 Russell P. Smith, command chief warrant officer of the U.S. Army Reserve, about his son receiving the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction after being killed in action in May 2005.

She saves cemeteries, one at a time
February 5, 2016
Myrtis Womack Johnson, the founder of Save Our Graves Foundation, speaks during the 7th Mission Support Command’s African American/Black History Month observance Friday February 5, 2016 on Daenner Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany. This year’s theme is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.” (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th Mission Support Command Public Affairs)

USARC and RSCs plan Exercise News Day
February 5, 2016
U.S. Marine Corps Capt Peter C. Koerner, Joint Public Affairs Support Element, and Monica Womack, USARC Deputy Chief of Training and Readiness-West discuss Rehearsal of Concept for Exercise News Day, at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center., Camp Atterbury, Ind., Jan. 31 through Feb. 1
Exercise News Day is a first ever United States Army Reserve Command public affairs exercise designed to support the public affairs warfighter, the combatant commander, and serves to keep the public informed, and help the public maintain confidence in America's Army and its readiness to conduct operations in peacetime, conflict and war.
(U.S. Army Photo by 1SG Timothy B. Lawn/Released)

88th RSC continues to strive for excellence
February 5, 2016
Dr. James Foot, senior analyst/strategic planner, Army National Guard Business Transformation Office, instructs more than twenty-five 88th RSC personnel from the headquarters, RPACs, AMSA and ECS shops during an Army Communities of Excellence Organizational Assessment Course at the 88th RSC headquarters, Fort McCoy, Wis., Feb. 1-5.