Archive: January, 2017

USARC CG visits Soldiers in Vicenza, Italy
January 23, 2017
VICENZA, Italy-Commanding General LTG Charles D. Luckey, U.S. Army Reserve Command visits 7th Mission Support Command Soldiers from the 2500th Digital Liaison Detachment and Company A, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, Jan. 21, 2017.

Army Reserve Soldiers and units must be ready, flexible
January 23, 2017
LTG Charles D. Luckey, commanding general of U.S. Army Reserve Command, speaks to Col. Bidemi Y. Olaniyi-Leyimu, commander of the Medical Support Unit - Europe during a visit to the 7th Mission Support Command at Daenner Kaserne, Jan. 22, 2017.

Soldiers can view promotion results in the field, on smartphones
January 19, 2017
Staff Sgt. Reag Wood of 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 5th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, illustrates how he uses an iphone to obtain a visual image of a mock with insurgent activity during a field training exercise at White Sands Missile Range, N.M

Army Reserve command launches maintenance readiness program
January 18, 2017
Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command, observes training during the command’s new Maintenance Sustainment and Readiness Program. The program gives Army Reserve Soldiers the opportunity to perform maintenance tasks at the 99th RSC’s Area Maintenance Support Activities and Equipment Concentration Sites in order to increase skill proficiency and enhance unit readiness.

314th CSSB assumes mission command
January 18, 2017
Lt. Col. Kevin McKenzie (right), commander of the 314th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, and Command Sgt. Maj. Mario Canizales, the senior enlisted advisor of the 314th CSSB, uncase the battalion colors during a transfer of authority ceremony in Iraq on Dec. 29, 2016. The 314th CSSB will provide area sustainment to U.S. and coalition forces, as well as divesture of the Iraq Train and Equip Fund to the Iraqi Army.

Meet Your Army: Army Reserve Maj. Florez is moving mountains for inauguration
January 17, 2017
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Beatriz Florez, a McAllen, Texas native, joined the Joint Task Force - National Capital Region in support of the 58th Presidential Inauguration, which will take place Jan. 20, 2017. The task force is charged with coordinating all military ceremonial support for the inaugural period. As a joint service committee, it includes members from all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components.

63rd RSC Ambassadors support PaYS program signing event
January 17, 2017
Olin Brewster (left), U.S. Army Reserve ambassador, 63rd Regional Support Command, talks with Maj. Gen. Michael Smith, deputy chief, U.S. Army Reserve about the benefits of the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program agreement, signed Jan. 6, Marriot Plaza Hotel, San Antonio.

Soldier completes historic combat tour
January 17, 2017
Pfc. Nessy Sanders, stands next to the vehicle she drove in Iraq during Operation Inherent Resolve. In August 2016, Sanders became the first female to deploy to Erbil, Iraq as a Combat Engineer since the Military Occupational Specialty 12B was opened to women in June 2015. Sanders is assigned to Company B, 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. A Combat Engineers duties include constructing fighting positions, fixed and floating bridges, obstacles and defensive positions and emplacing and detonationg explosives. Sanders is from Columbus, Mississippi. Her mother also served in the Army in the mid-1980s.

Erbil, Iraq is home to one of four Combined Joint Task Force locations under Operation Inherent Reslove dedicated to training Iraqi defense forces to assist in the defeat of ISIL in Iraq and Syria.

LTG Luckey visits 1CD RSSB at BAF
January 17, 2017
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan—The boss of the USAR makes a trip to Afghanistan to visit USAR, National Guard and Active Duty Soldiers with 1st Cavalry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade (1CD RSSB) at Bagram Airfield, Jan. 8. LTG Charles D. Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command talk to Lt. Col. David Dinkelman, deputy commander, 1CD RSSB and Lt. Col. Shawn O’Brien, support operations officer, 1CD RSSB during his visit to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Jan. 8.

USO and 642nd RSG host ‘Party in the Desert’
January 12, 2017
Soldiers take part in carnival activities during “Party in the Desert,” an event hosted by the 642nd Regional Support Group and the USO, at McGregor Range, N.M., Dec. 12, 2016.