Archive: August, 2016

Active Preparation
August 10, 2016
FBI Special Agent Michael Culloton, left, and Lt. Col. Tim Tyler, chief financial officer with the 416th Theater Engineer Command (TEC) and Illinois State Trooper, demonstrate proper movement techniques with the M9 pistol, during active shooter training at the 416th TEC headquarters, Darien, Ill. The training provided by Special Agent Culloton gave Soldiers tools to react and protect themselves in an active shooter situation, Aug. 6, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brianna Saville/Released)

What began in 1813, continues today thanks to Army Reserve Soldiers
August 10, 2016
Army Reserve Maj. Mario Boemio, kneeling, checking the mortar around a historic building, while Sgt. 1st Class Jose Robinson writes down the data. (Photo Credit: John B. Snyder)

88th RSC’s Operation Platinum Support puts Soldiers to work turning wrenches and improving readiness
August 9, 2016
As part of his U.S. Army Reserve Annual Training participation in the 88th Regional Support Command's Operation Platinum Support mission, Sgt. Bryant Vannoy with the 298th Support Maintenance Company out of Altoona, Pa., removes the wheel of a FMTV for annual service and maintenance at the 88th RSC’s Equipment Concentration Site 67 on Fort McCoy, July 28. Operation Platinum Support allows Army Reserve Soldiers in low-density supply and maintenance specialties to perform and gain proficiency in their technical skills while acting in direct support to the numerous exercises taking place on Fort McCoy.

Army Reserve legal officer prepares for deployment
August 8, 2016
Army Reserve Capt. Jessica Herdrich, Trial Counsel, 85th Support Command, pauses for a photo during a battle assembly at the 85th Support Command. Herdrich is preparing for a yearlong deployment to Kuwait on a legal assistance mission to assist soldiers in the theater of operations.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. David Lietz/Released)

841st Hurricanes Leave Their Mark in Eastern Europe
August 8, 2016
The 841st Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, out of Miami, Florida participated in Operation Resolute Castle from June to August 2016 as part of their extended combat training. Operation Resolute Castle is a United States Army Europe led military construction operation that includes constructing roadways and infrastructure improvements. These efforts span Eastern Europe taking place in Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia and Hungary. Soldiers from several companies rotated through over a span of several weeks from a variety of military occupational specialties including medical, and vertical and horizontal construction.  (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jose F. Lopez, 841st Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command)

Soldiers proud to be part of Olympic opening ceremonies
August 8, 2016
Twenty-two time Olympic medalist swimmer Michael Phelps carries the Stars and Stripes while leading Team USA into Maracanã Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps) (Photo Credit: Tim Hipps, IMCOM Public Affairs)

Texas Guard, Reserve Soldiers and Civilians Partner at Operation Lone Star
August 8, 2016
Lt. Col. John Hsu, a dentist in the 804th Medical Brigade, U.S. Army Reserves, Operations Chief for Dental Services, prepares to treat a patient at an Operation Lone Star site in Pharr, Texas, July 27, 2016. Service members from the Texas State Guard worked alongside Soldiers from the 804th Medical Brigade, U.S. Army Reserves, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Department of State Health Services, Remote Area Medical volunteers, Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), City of Laredo Health Department, Hidalgo County DHHS and U.S. Public Health Services during Operation Lone Star (OLS), a week long real-time, large-scale emergency preparedness exercise in La Joya, Pharr, Brownsville, Rio Grande City and Laredo, Texas, July 25-29, 2016. OLS is an annual medical disaster preparedness training exercise, uniting federal, state and local health and human service providers, that addresses the medical needs of thousands of underserved Texas residents every year. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Malcolm McClendon)

Army Reserve Sustainment Command mobilizes Soldiers to make impact within the acquisition community
August 8, 2016
Sgt. 1st Class Princess Gibbs, executive assistant with Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army Acquisition, Logistics & Technology and Lt. Col. Jason Reherman, Department of the Army systems coordinator assigned to ASA (ALT) Army Reserve Element work together with Ms. Christy Carlile, staff action specialist and Mr. Bryon Manna, congressional analyst both for ASA (ALT). The group was tasked to take a closer look at the three principal decision making support systems within the Department of Defense (DoD) in order to make the process faster and better.

Signal Command Soldiers return from successful Afghan mission
August 8, 2016
Col. (Promotable) John H. Phillips, commander, 451st Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) (left), presents an American flag in a display case to 1st Lt. Anthony Rodriguez, a network operations officer and native of Tampa, Florida assigned to Detachment 11, 335th Signal Command (Theater), during a Welcome Home Warrior Ceremony at North Fort Hood, Texas Aug. 3.  The detachment of 24 Soldiers spent the last nine months deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the ongoing war on terrorism.   Their mission comprised of providing, maintaining, repairing and establishing electronic communications throughout the Afghan theater of operations.

Reserve Commands Train for Deployment Health
August 5, 2016
Attendees at the Hilton San Antonio listen to DHAP
speakers at this year's event