Archive: 2016

88th Military Police Company comes home
January 23, 2016
Soldiers assigned to 88th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, listen to a welcome briefing at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group terminal here Dec. 18, 2015. The unit provided external security at Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba.

Winning is not everything
January 21, 2016
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Danny Wolf, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) gives a thumbs up to Staff Sgt. Joseph Parker, 451st Quartermaster Company, as they observe training. The Soldiers, both members of the Army Reserve Culinary Arts Team, were in Sloan, Nevada practicing for the 41st Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition and training local Army Reserve cooks.

Leaders Course Activity creates biases awareness
January 21, 2016
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Lionel P. Brown, 314th Military Police Company, 11th Military Police Brigade, 200th Military Police Command, center, seems to determine "how close a shark is to his sinking lifeboat" during the Life Raft Exercise of the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course 16-01 hosted by the 84th Training Command at the 11th Theater Aviation Command's Headquarters on Fort Knox, Ky., Nov. 18, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Clinton Wood/Released).

Go West: ARET-J, JGSDF Reserve Component share best practices
January 21, 2016
U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Bennie B. Nunnally (right), an Atlanta native serving as the senior enlisted adviser, ARET-J, listens to a briefing conducted by senior leaders from the 8th Artillery Regiment, Western Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). Nunnally and ARET-J's director, Army Col. Luis Pomales, traveled to Kumamoto to meet their JGSDF Western Army counterparts and discuss ideas on how to enhance the effectiveness of their respective organizations through frequent and extensive bilateral engagements. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, U.S. Army Japan)

Deployed Digital Training Campus enhances Soldiers’ training and readiness
January 21, 2016
Saipan-based Soldiers with the 302nd Quartermaster Company – Detachment 1, 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, go online to check their military emails, as well as to conduct mandatory Web-based training during battle assembly at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, Saipan, Jan. 10. The Deployed Digital Training Campus (DDTC), which comes with laptops and video teleconferencing capabilities, enhances these Soldiers’ training and readiness by allowing them access to military websites, typically not accessible from home.

Current Soldiers, veterans share meal at Colorado Veterans Home
January 21, 2016
Sgt. Zach Mott, public affairs specialist with the U.S. Army Reserve’s 207th Public Affairs Detachment, swaps stories with a U.S. Army veteran during a visit to the Colorado State Veterans Home at Fitzsimmons, Jan. 9. Mott and the other Soldiers of the 207th PAD ate lunch and visited with the veterans who reside in the Veterans Home.

US Army Reserve chief of staff honored in military/civilian retirement ceremony
January 20, 2016
In a retirement ceremony held on Jan. 16, 2016, co-hosted by the U.S. Army Reserve and the University of South Florida, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief of the Army Reserve, recognized Maj. Gen. Luis Visot for his more than 37 years of service to the U.S. Army and the Nation. Maj. Gen. Visot and his wife, Dr. Cindy Visot, were both honored for their extensive time and contributions to their community, to their civilian occupations and to the Soldiers, civilians and families of the U.S. Army Reserve.

Memorandum of Agreement increases training opportunities for 1st MSC
January 19, 2016
A memorandum between the 1st MSC and Department of Veteran Affairs was signed
on January 14, 2016 by Brig. Gen. Jose R. Burgos, 1st MSC Commanding General and Mr. Dewayne Hamlin, Veteran Affairs Director.

The 314th CSSB conducts Best Warrior Competition
January 19, 2016
Staff Sgt. Matthew Schneider, Best Warrior Competition land navigation noncommissioned officer in charge, instructs competitors on the land navigation course, during a competition held by the 314th Combat Sustainment Battalion and was held at its headquarters and Nellis Air Force Base Jan. 9.

A partnership forged
January 19, 2016
Probationary firefighters in their second week of training at the New York City Fire Academy on Russell Island in New York City, perform a drill known as motivation alley in which pairs of two firefighters must travel 100 feet down a road from a kneeling position carrying a charged 1¾-inch fire hose to put out a mock flame, Jan. 6, 2016. Drill sergeant leaders from the United States Army Drill Sergeant Academy on Fort Jackson, S.C., were at the Fire Academy Jan. 4-8, to observe training as part of a collaboration between the Fire Department of New York and the Center for Initial Military Training providing lessons learned and offering alternate training methods for new recruits. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton)