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Chef Robert Irvine: Food is very personal especially for the military
March 9, 2016
Chef Robert Irvine is no stranger to military food. As a former British Royal Navy chef and host of Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible,” Irvine uses his talents and culinary skills to not only help struggling restaurants but the U.S. military as well. Irvin appeared as a guest chef at the 41st Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event, Sept. 14, 2015, at Fort Lee, Va.  (Courtesy photo)

Parker, Barnhill score silver in Nutritional Hot Food Challenge for U.S. Army Reserve Culinary Arts Team
March 9, 2016
U.S. Army Reserve Culinary Arts Team member Staff Sgt. Joseph Parker, with the 451st Quartermaster Company, 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), fillets a trout during the Nutritional Hot Food Challenge category at the 41st Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event, March 8, 2016, at Fort Lee, Va. Parker and Barnhill earned a silver in the category with their roasted beet salad, pan-seared trout, and eggless, milkless spice cake, all coming in at under 850 calories. (U.S. Army photo by Timothy L. Hale) (Released)

310th ESC Family Programs Coordinator celebrates 45 years of service
March 9, 2016
Maj. Gen. Leslie Carroll (right), the commanding general for the 377th Theater Sustainment Command presents a length of service certificate and emblem to Margaret “Peggy” Ranschaert in honor of her 45-year career of service as an Army civilian employee during a length of service ceremony held March 4 at the Spc. Luke P. Frist Army Reserve Center at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.

80th Training Command promotes healthy living during training event
March 8, 2016
Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Darlington the 80th TC senior noncommissioned officer, addresses Soldiers on day one of the 80th Training Command health and fitness training event for individuals with body weight and Army Physical Fitness Test challenges at the command headquarters, Richmond, Va., March 4, 2016.

Three is the magic number for US Army Reserve culinary specialist
March 8, 2016
Pfc. Tyquanda Dennis, with the 275th Quartermaster Company, Fort Pickett, Va., cuts strawberries for her entry during the Armed Forces Chef of the Year competition during the 41st Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event at the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence, March 6, 2016, at Fort Lee, Va. Dennis, who has been on the U.S. Army Reserve Culinary Arts Team for only three days, scored a bronze medal in her first competition. (U.S. Army photo by Timothy L. Hale/Released)

Army Reserve soldiers experience living history
March 8, 2016
Cynthia Maddox portrays Harriet Tubman as one of her five famous African-American Women during the 85th Support Command’s Black History and Women’s History Month combined observance, March 5, 2016. Tubman was not only influential as the Underground Railroad conductor leading hundreds of slaves to freedom, never losing a person, but also as a Union Spy. She is the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan/Released)

310th ESC 2016 Best Warrior Competition Partnership and Preparation
March 8, 2016
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers competing in this year's combined 310th ESC and 3rd Transportation Brigade Expeditionary Best Warrior Competition, held at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Feb. 26 through March 2. Day 1 of the 310th ESC Best Warrior Competition included the Soldier essay competition, AWT station testing lanes and the Army standard written exam. Day 2 included M9 qualification, M16 qualification and land navigation.

James uses family heritage, traditions to score culinary silver
March 8, 2016
Chef judge Roland Schaeffer critiques the Island Dream Dessert entry of Staff Sgt. Aqueelah James, a U.S. Army Reserve Culinary Team member with the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support), Fort Gillem, Ga., in the Practical and Contemporary Hot Food Cooking/Patisserie category at the 41st Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event, March 7, 2016, at Fort Lee, Va. James, who earned a silver medal in the category, used the influences of her family heritage from the islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis and the Dominican Republic, as inspiration for the dessert. (U.S. Army photo by Timothy L. Hale/Released)

Army Reserve bids farewell to senior leader
March 7, 2016
Command Sgt. Maj. Willoughby K. Mercer addresses Soldiers, family and friends during his retirement ceremony March 5 at O'Connor's American Bar & Grille in Eastampton Township, N.J.  Mercer most recently served as the command sergeant major for the Army Reserve's 1103rd Mobilization Support Battalion, stationed on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

Army Reserve battalion deploys in support Operation Inherent Resolve
March 7, 2016
Brig. Gen. David Elwell, Commanding General, 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), thanks Army Reserve Soldiers and families during the 336th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion mobilization ceremony, March 5, 2016, Buckeye, Ariz. The 336th CSSB provides expert logistics support for the fight to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. With 65 percent of the Army’s logistics capability, the fight is dependent upon the Army Reserve.