Archive: May, 2016

Opening Day of Sapper Stakes at Fort Drum
May 20, 2016
A hundred-sixty-two Combat Engineers from all over the country are at Ft. Drum, New York to face off in Sapper States. The three day competition pits Soldiers from U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and Army National Guard in events that measure their physical endurance, mental toughness and combat engineer skills.

Sapper Stakes: Army multi-components compete in challenging engineer competition
May 20, 2016
Army Soldiers Spc. Caleb S. Bailor, Sgt. Christian E. Cieslak, assistant team Leader, Spc. Dennis P. Kianka, Spc. Trevor P. Peden, Pvt. First Class Jacob L. Reed, Staff Sgt. Daniel R. Ryan, Pvt. First Class Kristoff D. Scherma, of the 382nd Engineer Company, 365th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, are recognized for winning the 2016 Sapper Stakes competition at Fort Drum, New York, during the third year of the competition.

Army Reserve trains to maintain readiness and accountability
May 20, 2016
Class attendees finalize an exam, after a two-day course, ensuring that they understand the procedures taught by the Army Reserve’s Physical Security Officer Training Program. Each participant passed certifying them to train and support units in the physical security program.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan/Released)

The 729th TC drive Nationwide Move
May 19, 2016
Vehicles from the 729th Transportation Company at the Fresno U.S. Army Reserve Center begin their drive in the Nationwide Move exercise that will take them through five states and onto Operation Maple Resolve, which is being conducted at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, east of Edmonton, Canada. The Nationwide Move exercise is an opportunity for transportation units throughout the U.S. Army to use their driving skills.

Diverse Engineers bring Diverse Expertise
May 18, 2016
Soldiers assigned to 863rd Eng. Bn., 282nd Eng. Co., 945th Eng. Det., 313th SD Eng. Det., all Reserve units, and the 204th Eng. Det., Ohio Army National Guard, make their way to the aircraft at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group here May 2.

Fort Sheridan Army Reserve unit commander bids farewell
May 18, 2016
Lt. Col. Andrew C. Dillon, outgoing commander for the 3rd battalion, 335 Infantry Regiment, 157th Infantry Brigade, gives his final remarks during the unit’s change of command ceremony, May 15, 2016, at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. David Lietz/Released)

Army Reserve Soldiers donate to La Crosse Wis. YWCA
May 18, 2016
Capt. Andrew Jones, human resources officer 11th/100th Military Intelligence Battalion, 100th Training Division, interacts with Ruthan Schultz, the La Crosse Wis., YWCA executive director, after Jones donated approximately 50 clothing items to the YWCA on behalf of the battalion, May 12 2016.

Shaw Air Force-based Army Reserve unit to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Inherent Resolve
May 18, 2016
The 3rd Army Augmentation (3AA), Detachment 2, 76th Operational Response Command, based out of Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, conducted its HMMWV Egress Assistant Trainer (HEAT) training during the unit’s mobilization training at Fort Bliss, Texas, May 11-12, 2016, prior to their departure.

Army Reserve Soldier sparks Head Start students’ imaginations
May 18, 2016
Sgt. Russell Toof, a public affairs specialist assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve's 326th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in Reading, Pennsylvania, reads to children at a preschool in Clementon, New Jersey May 12 as part of a military appreciation day at the school.

94th Training Division breaks ground for new Army Reserve training center
May 17, 2016
Col. Stephanie Q. Howard, commander 2nd Transportation Brigade 94th Training Division, addresses the audience during the 94th TD’s groundbreaking ceremony for a new training facility May 12, 2016. The 39,127-square-foot training center will be equipped with 15 classrooms and will include a maintenance training area for transportation courses, as well as a state of the art instructional kitchen for food service specialist courses. Ninety-fourth TD instructors could potentially train 2,635 Soldiers while teaching 120 classes annually. “I’m excited that we will be one of the future tenants in this building we’re here to celebrate,” Howard said.