Archive: November, 2016

New AREC Director Sets Goals for Army Reserve
November 30, 2016
Brig. Gen. John B. Hashem gives a speech to members of Army North (Fifth Army) during a welcoming ceremony for him and his family to Fort Sam Houston and San Antonio at a welcoming ceremony held at the historic quadrangle, November 7. Hashem assumed responsibility as the Deputy Commanding General - Reserve Affairs and Director, Army Reserve Engagement Cell for Army North. He most recently served as the Special Assistant to the Chief of Army Reserve, Washington, D.C. The Army North AREC serves as a conduit to employ Army Reserve capabilities in support of Army North’s operational requirements.

DOD launches confidential peer-support service for Soldiers, Families
November 30, 2016
Interested personnel can learn more about the BeThere Call and Outreach Center at or call 844-357-PEER (7337). (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

Close-quarters combat training with the 410th Civil Affairs Bn.
November 29, 2016
Sgts. Pedro Lujan, right, and Miriana Taylor, left, subdue Pvt. Juan Garcia, assigned to 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, who was posing an a hostile intruder during close-quarters combat training at McGregor Range, N.M., Nov. 19. In uniform, First Lt. Colby Richardson, bottom, and Sgt. John Diaz, top, assigned to Co. B, 410th CA Bn., evaluate.

79th SSC commanding general visits Soldiers deployed in Kuwait
November 29, 2016
Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Mark W. Palzer, commanding general of the 79th Sustainment Support Command, visits the Soldiers of the 451st Expeditionary Sustainment Command and holds a town hall meeting along with Brig. General Bruce E. Hackett, commanding general of the 451st ESC, Nov. 28, 2016 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

A Roundtable Discussion to Build Ready and Resilient Families
November 29, 2016
Mrs. Julie Luckey listens intently to participants of the Army Family Programs Roundtable discussion during a break in presentations. The Roundtable discussion, held at the 416th Theater Engineer Command Headquarters, Darien, Ill., was a chance for spousal leadership throughout the three components of the Army to get ideas on improving the programs to meet the needs of Family readiness. Mrs. Hollyanne Milley, spouse of Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Gen. Mark Milley, represented the active Army; Mrs. Julie Luckey, spouse of Chief of Army Reserve, Lt. Gen. Charles Lucky, represented the Army Reserve; and Mrs. Danette Hayes, spouse of Adjutant General, Illinois National Guard, Maj. Gen. Richard J. Hayes Jr., represented the National Guard, November 15, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Proseus/released)

Sealing Victory
November 29, 2016
(Left) Brig. Gen. Robert D. Harter, Commanding General of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), cases the 316th ESC guidon with Command Sgt. Maj. Johnny McPeek (Right), the 316th ESC Command Sergeant Major, during a Colors Casing ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas Nov. 28, 2016.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Bigelow)

311th ESC Brigades conduct Joint Operations
November 29, 2016
Soldiers from the 650th Regional Support Group went to the firing range at the Fort Irwin National Training Center November 17-20, while they conducted a joint Field Training Exercise with the 304th Sustainment Brigade, during a MUTA 8 four-day battle assembly, where collective training events as well as individual readiness focused on medical readiness and firearms qualification.

94th Training Division Receives a Piece of History
November 28, 2016
(Left to right) 94th Training Division Chief Executive Officer Vivek Kshetrapal, 94th Infantry Division Historical Society Secretary John Clyburn, 94th Training Division Assistant Division Commander Col. John Aarsen, and 94th IDHS Immediate Past President Bill Van Sant participate in the flag transfer held at Fort Lee, Virginia, Nov. 21, 2016. The 94th IDHS passed their World War II colors to the current 94th Training Division at the division's headquarters.

Taking a knee on social media
November 28, 2016
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Army Secretary issues challenge with 'Hack the Army' program
November 22, 2016
Hack The U.S. Army Seal