Archive: January, 2016

77th CSSB Conducts Best Warrior Competition
January 26, 2016
Competitors input grid coordinates into their DAGRs before beginning the land navigation event of the 77th CSSB Best Warrior Competition held 22-24 January at Ramey Base, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

Application deadline nears for children scholarships
January 25, 2016
American Flag

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.