Archive: August, 2016

80th Training Command emphasizes “safety-culture” during workshop
August 18, 2016
CAMP ROBINSON, Ark. – Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper, commander of the 80th Training command, addresses participants of the command’s safety workshop Aug. 11, 2016.  “Safety is a leader’s responsibility and we are all leaders regardless of the rank on our chests,” Roper said.  “It is incumbent upon us as leaders to make sure we do everything necessary to ensure our Soldiers, professional staff members, military technicians, and civilians return home to their families.”

Battle of Utoy Creek Historical Marker Dedication
August 18, 2016
Army Reserve Lt. Col. L. Perry Bennett, division historian for the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado and previous command historian for the 335th Signal Command (Theater), joins members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Sons of Confederate Veterans of the Civil War next to the new historical marker recognizing the sacrifice of those who fought in the Battle of Utoy Creek Aug. 4-7, 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War at the Cascade Nature Preserve, East Point, Ga. Aug. 6. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Stephanie A. Hargett) (Released)

Heroism Forged by Fire
August 18, 2016

Guardian Shield, 2016
August 18, 2016
A U.S. Army Reserve special agent practices clearing a corner during Guardian Shield, 1 Aug., 2016. Agents from Criminal Investigation Commands across the United States, belonging to the 200th Military Police Command, gathered in Charleston, S.C., July 24 to Aug. 5, for Guardian Shield, 2016. Guardian Shield is a two-week training that certifies agents in various courses such as crime and intelligence analysis, drug suppression and domestic violence intervention. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. Audrey Hayes)

Let There Be Light: Army Reserve Honored for Energy Efficiency Projects
August 18, 2016
The 9th Mission Support Command and 99th Regional Support Command
replaced fluorescent light bulbs with energy efficient light emitting diodes
in U.S. Army Reserve facilities in Hawaii and Pennsylvania to save energy
and money. Their efforts gained accolades from the U.S. Department of
Energy's Interior Lighting Campaign.

Army Reserve officer's journey to Rio trumps Olympic bronze in pole vault
August 18, 2016
U.S. Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Sam Kendricks of Oxford, Miss., wins the bronze medal in the men's pole vault with a mark of 5.85 meters at the 2016 Olympic Games on Aug. 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's Thiago Braz de Silva took the gold with an Olympic record mark of 6.03 meters. France's Renaud Lavillenie claimed the bronze at 5.98 meters. (Photo Credit: Tim Hipps)

Chemical Soldiers share their recipe for success
August 16, 2016
Army Reserve Soldiers from the 340th Chemical Company out of Houston, Texas, perform heavy decontamination of tactical vehicles during a training event as part of the Combat Support Training Exercise here in Fort McCoy, Wis. on Aug. 14, 2016. CSTX immerses Army Reserve soldiers and other service members in real-world training scenarios to enhance unit readiness in the planning, preparation, and execution of combat service support operations. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Christopher A. Hernandez, 345th Public Affairs Detachment)

Fallen 63rd RSC officer remembered at memorial ceremony
August 16, 2016
Staff Sgt. Juan Martinez, senior human resource specialist, 63rd Regional Support Command, pays tribute to Capt. Joel Ico during a memorial service for Ico, Aug. 14, headquarters auditorium, Mountain View, Calif. Ico died July 4 at the age of 41, following an accident at his residence. He is survived by his wife Michelle and 7 children. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Alun Thomas)

983rd Engineering Battalion Completes Annual Training at Crane Army
August 16, 2016
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 983rd Engineering Battalion performed their annual training July18-Aug. 14 at Crane Army Ammunition Activity. An aspect of their hands on training was renovating two ammunition storage facilities by placing siding and a secure entrance on the existing structure. On this project Soldiers had the opportunity to work with material handling equipment provided by Crane Army, as well as an opportunity to work with heavy construction equipment that the 983rd supplied. The projects improved CAAA’s infrastructure while at the same time provided Soldiers with valuable training.

Army Reserve leaders collaborate, coordinate, communicate and cooperate to ensure readiness
August 15, 2016
Soldiers from several Army Reserve public affairs units participate in pre-deployment training during the 99th Regional Support Command’s five-day Staff Exercise Aug. 8-12 at command headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The STAFFEX was designed to integrate the 99th RSC’s full-time military and civilian employees with the command’s Troop Program Unit (TPU) Soldiers in a scenario-driven exercise to test various processes and personnel as they relate to Defense Support of Civil Authorities.