Archive: October, 2016

305th EFD, 785th MPs handle critical missions
October 19, 2016
(Left) Capt. Jaime Corson, chaplain, Mobilization and Deployment, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, Fort Bliss Garrison speaks to Soldiers assigned to the 305th Engineer Facility Detachment and the 785th Military Police Battalion, both U.S. Army prior to boarding a flight to the U.S. Central Command at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group here Oct. 3.

New leaders with a new understanding
October 18, 2016
Senior leaders from First Army and the 85th Support Command pause for a photo during the final day of the first portion of the New Command Orientation Brief held in Arlington Heights, Illinois, October 15-16, 2016. The briefing allowed for active component leaders to receive a better understanding of support provided from the 85th Support Command and ensuring that these commander’s Army Reserve battalions and individual soldiers are mission ready.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan/Released)

Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Renovated, Expanded Suburban Chicago Army Reserve Center
October 18, 2016
From left, Rick Sewell, the deputy commission for the Homewood Police Department, Col. Edward Merrigan, commander, 308th Civil Affairs Brigade, Congresswoman Robin Kelly from Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District and Tamara Jordan, the veteran’s representative for U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, cut the ceremonial ribbon marking the re-opening of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Army Reserve Center in Homewood, Illinois, October 15.

New First Army command teams meet with Army Reserve leaders
October 17, 2016
First Army and 85th Support Command staffs discuss reserve-component systems during the New Command Team Orientation Brief at the 85th Support Command headquarters in Arlington Heights, Ill., Oct. 15, 2016. Incoming First Army brigade command teams received briefs from 85th Support Command leaders on reserve-component processes and programs to help them support the readiness of Army Reserve battalions operationally controlled by First Army.
(U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor, First Army Public Affairs)

Army Reserve human resource Soldiers prepare to deploy
October 17, 2016
BELL, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2016) –  Army Reserve Soldiers from the 376th Human Resources Company were honored by friends, family and fellow Soldiers during their farewell ceremony for their upcoming deployment to Kuwait.

(US Army Photo by Cpl. Timothy Yao, 311th ESC Public Affairs)

Local performers celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Fort Gordon Army Reserve Unit
October 17, 2016
Mary Seda, leader of the Sion Dancers, performs for Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 359th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, 335th Signal Command (Theater), Sept. 18 at Fort Gordon, Georgia, as part of a Hispanic Heritage month celebration and recognition. Seda, a military spouse, said the group has performed at area VA hospitals and military-sponsored activities, but this was the first time they had performed for Army Reserve Soldiers. (Official Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. Anthony J. Hooker, 359th TTSB public affairs)

Army Reserve Soldier volunteers to help children in Honduras
October 17, 2016
Pfc. Joshua Anderson, a service desk technician at the 335th Signal Command (Theater) headquarters, and a native of Woodstock, Georgia, teaches an English class to children in Siguatepeque, Honduras during a recent volunteer mission a group of volunteers from his church.  The group not only hosted English classes for children, but they also conducted various refurbishing and beautification projects at a seminary there.

Army Reserve Soldier reaches new heights; earns coveted badge
October 17, 2016
Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Justin P. Morelli, a combat cameraman assigned to the 982nd Combat Camera Company, 335th Signal Command (Theater), practices his free fall techniques during a four-week Free fall Parachutist course in Yuma, Arizona.  Morelli recently successfully completed the course, becoming the first Army Reserve combat cameraman to do so. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army)

Reserve Soldier perseveres through 40-year career
October 17, 2016
Private Frances Culpepper in a foxhole during basic training in 1975, Fort McCullough, Ala. Culpepper worked through the ranks to retire as a Sgt. Major more than 40-years later. (Photographer unknown)

Embracing, Enriching and Enabling America
October 15, 2016
Brig. Gen. (Retired) Fernando Fernandez addresses Soldiers, civilians and Family members of the 1st Mission Support Command during a Hispanic Heritage event held at Ramos Hall on Fort Buchanan, October 15.