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Archive: February, 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.

MEDRETE brings US military medical professionals to Senegal
February 5, 2016
General surgeons U.S. Army Lt. Col. Charles Boggs, of 345th Combat Support Hospital, and Senegalese Defense Force Maj. Diop Balla, of Hopital Militaire de Ouakam, perform surgery on a patient to fix a hernia in Dakar, Senegal, Jan. 25, 2016. Boggs and other members of the U.S. Army Reserve are in partnership with the SDF to conduct a U.S. Army Africa Medical Readiness Training Exercise from Jan. 18-29. This exercise is the first of many scheduled throughout the year to demonstrate the strong partnership the U.S. has with its African partners. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Charles An)

OASS: On the right track to train the total force
February 4, 2016
Students attending the Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course at Regional Training Site Maintenance-Fort Hood, Texas, unravel a winch cable from a tow truck to connect the cable to a truck wedged in mud, Oct. 23, 2015. The course teaches Army mechanics how to properly and safely recover and tow vehicles that may be stuck or inoperable.

Red Ball Express: Keeping the Wheels of War Turning
February 3, 2016
Members of C Company, 514th Truck Regiment.  From left, James H. Bailey, Clarence Bainsford, Jack R. Blackwell, and John R. Houston. John Houston is the father of the late singer/actress Whitney Houston, and runs a company created by her. (Courtesy of the U.S. Army Transportation Museum)

'See something, Say Something'
February 3, 2016
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Brian Williams (right) participates in unit field training dressed in full combat gear. Crediting military training and vigilance, Williams reported a man acting suspiciously taking pictures of Levi Stadium (home of Super Bowl 50) with what appeared to be a small camera and some sort of transmission device. Stadium authorities detained the man and confirmed Williams’ suspicions, stating the FBI and Homeland Security officials were holding the man for further questioning. (Photo courtesy of Sgt. 1st Class Brian Williams)

ARECs ensure US Army Reserve is engaged on the world stage
February 3, 2016
The U.S. Army Reserve has a global footprint, providing assets and capabilities to regional Army Service Component Commands and Combatant Commands across the world through the help of Army Reserve Engagement Cells and Army Reserve Engagement Teams.