Archive: June, 2016

Exercise Anakonda 2016 - Partners for Security
June 7, 2016
A Polish paratrooper reacts to incoming paratroopers at the drop zone in Torun, Poland, for Exercise Anakonda 2016, a Polish-led, multinational exercise running from June 7-17, involves approximately 25,000 participants from more than 20 nations and is a premier training event for U.S. Army Europe.

200th MPC emphasizes readiness
June 6, 2016
Culinary specialists assigned to the 200th Military Police Command keep accountability as they serve lunch out of their unit's Mobile Kitchen Trailer (MKT) during battle assembly at Fort Meade, Maryland, on June 4, 2016. The command’s goal is to have each of its units become proficient with their MKT so when they have to mobilize they are ready and prepared to use it. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Stephanie Ramirez)

Mobilization conference helps reserve units achieve readiness
June 6, 2016
Army Reserve Col. Robert Cooley, Deputy Commanding Officer, 85th Support Command, conducts an out-brief following a fiscal year 2017 mobilization conference, June 4, 2016.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt.1st Class Anthony Taylor/Released)

U.S. Army Reserve Quartermasters fuel the force at Exercise Anakonda 2016
June 6, 2016
Petroleum supply specialists with the U.S. Army Reserve's 716th Quartermaster Company, Jersey City, N.J., fill a 5,000-gallon tanker truck at the bulk fuel farm during Exercise Anakonda 2016 at the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 4, 2016. Exercise Anakonda 2016 is a Polish-led, joint multinational exercise taking place throughout Poland June 7-17. The 716th is the first U.S. Army Reserve unit to operate a fuel farm in Poland. The exercise involves more than 25,000 participants from more than 20 nations. Exercise Anakonda 2016 is a premier training event for U.S. Army Europe and participating nations and demonstrates the United States and partner nations can effectively unite under a unified command while training on contemporary scenario. (U.S. Army photo by Timothy L. Hale) (Released)

Army Reserve unit celebrates Army’s 241st Birthday
June 6, 2016
Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Greene, Command Sergeant Major, 85th Support Command, brandishes a sword covered in cake after he and the most junior enlisted soldier Erika Vahst, Human Resources Specialist, 85th Support Command, cut the birthday cake together during the command’s cake cutting ceremony for the Army’s 241st birthday, June 4, 2016. The Army’s 241st actual birthday falls on June 14, 2016. 
(US Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Anthony L. Taylor/released)

Exercise Anakonda 2016 Opening Ceremony in Chelmno
June 6, 2016
Pvt. 1st Class Austin Thompson, from Minford, Ohio, and Spc. Eric M. Johnson from Los Angeles, Ca., with the 554th Military Police Company from Stuttgart, Germany, raise the American flag for the opening ceremony of Exercise Anakonda 2016.

98 Army Reserve resident Officers graduating from the Command General Staff Officers College
June 6, 2016
On 10 June, the Army Reserve will have the largest representation of Army Reserve resident Officers graduating from the Command General Staff Officers College (CGSOC) on record. Ninety-eight Army Reserve students will walk the stage and then proceed to their next duty assignment to continue with outstanding contribution to the Army Reserve & total Army.

Terminally ill Navy veteran receives final wish
June 3, 2016
Retired Navy veteran Merle House, gives a celebratory salute following a surprise ceremony made possible by the Dream Foundation, an organization that grants wishes for terminally ill patients, June 1, at a Veterans Affairs sponsored foster care facility in San Jose, Calif.

House is in the final stages of Parkinson’s disease and had made a request to the Dream Foundation to be reunited one last time with a close female friend in Palos Verdes, Calif., which was granted by the foundation. The presentation of the ‘wish basket’, which contained the travel arrangements for his upcoming trip, was facilitated by the Santa Clara VA.

U.S. Army Reserve Command conducts relinquishment of command ceremony
June 3, 2016
The U.S. Army Reserve bid farewell to its seventh commanding general, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, during a relinquishment of command ceremony held outside Marshall Hall at Fort Bragg, N.C. on Jun. 1. Talley and his wife Linda leave USARC after successfully leading it since June of 2012.

Service members filling the gap
June 2, 2016
Former Washington Redskins wide receiver Antwaan Randle El runs football drills with a child during the Playfield in the Park in Washington, D.C., on May 28. Playfield in the Park partnered with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors to give the kids a day in the park to have fun. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Victoria Friend)