Archive: January, 2017

From farm girl to protecting SecDef
January 9, 2017
Chief Warrant Officer Officer 5 Mary Hostetler, command chief for the 200th Military Police Command, poses for a portrait at the command's headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, Oct. 16. Hostetler worked with the U.S. Army Reserve Command and the Military Police School to launch an Army-Reserve-specific course for military police warrant officers, which helped graduate 35 additional Reserve students in the last two years. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)

Army partners with finance guru to offer free financial advice to Soldiers
January 5, 2017
Suze Orman, right, and Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy discuss the Army's new partnership with the personal finance expert during a news conference inside the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Jan. 4, 2017. Orman, a best-selling author and television personality, plans to offer her services free of charge to Soldiers, including a seven-step online course, normally $54, and an upcoming video detailing the military's new retirement system. (Photo Credit: Sean Kimmons)

Renegades: Army Reserve engineers show off skills at competition
January 5, 2017
Staff Sgt. Douglas K. Browning instructs soldiers on how to evaluate pipe threading at the 672nd Engineer Company vertical engineer skills competition held Dec. 10 in Missoula, Mont. Pipe threading is a skill that is required by 12K (plumber) and 12R (indoor electrician) military occupational specialties. The vertical engineer skills competition was held to inspire the same enthusiasm for vertical engineers that is held in other areas of the Corps of Engineers, and to show off Army Reserve life to members of the community (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Leroy E. Bierfreund/Released).

Countdown to the Army All-American Bowl has begun
January 5, 2017
Soldier of the Year and Soldier mentor, U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Miller, an explosive ordnance disposal team member assigned to 74th Ordnance Company (EOD) Schofield Barracks, HI, observes as U.S. Army All-American team members practice Jan. 3, at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio. Soldier mentors are selected because they have excelled in their personal and professional endeavors, are paired with AAB participants to share their personal stories of perseverance, selfless-service and excellence with the All-Americans. The practice was held in preparation for the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which will kick off Jan. 7, at the San Antonio Alamodome, and will be broadcast live on NBC at 12 p.m. CST. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the nation's premier high school football game and it provides a platform for Soldiers to engage with students, families and community officials while showcasing the Army’s latest innovations in technology and its ongoing commitment to the development of America’s future leaders. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. James Lefty Larimer, 367th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

All-American Athletes and Soldiers join forces to bring smiles to kids
January 5, 2017
Cam Akers, a running back from Clinton, Mississippi, who will represent the east team in the Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 7, gives a fist bump to Brian McGraw, one of the children in the Children's Heath Department of the University Hospital in San Antonio.  More than 30 athletes and their Soldier mentors took the opportunity to visit with kids at the hospital as part of a community relations event Jan. 3.  For 16 years the Army All-American Bowl has been the nation's premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America's future college and National Football League stars. (Official U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)

Soldier Mentor for All-American Bowl exemplifies Army values
January 5, 2017
Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Jason L. Jenkins, the Secretary of the Army's Career Counselor of the Year for 2016, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division, chats with a group of All-American marching band members at the Alamodome in San Antonio Jan. 4.  Jenkins and other outstanding Soldiers from around the country are performing duties as Soldier mentors for more than 100 All-American Bowl athletes and more than 125 All-American marching band students from across the U.S. as they prepare for the 17th Annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl to be held Jan. 7th.  For 16 years the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation's premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America's future college and NFL stars.  (Official U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)

Army Reserve partnership to help poor near Mexican border
January 5, 2017
Army Reserve Pfc. Stephen Young, right, checks vitals on a patient as Sgt. Kyle Puchalsky, center, observes during Operation Lone Star at Vela Middle School in Brownsville, Texas, July 25, 2016. Both Puchalsky and Young are health care specialists with the 399th Combat Support Hospital. This year, Army Reserve medical professionals will partner with Texas A&M nurse practitioner students to provide medical care at four sites in colonias near Laredo, Texas, June 17 to July 1. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Syreeta Shaw)

Fuel to fight: Inspector general and fuelers have special mission in ISIS fight
January 3, 2017
Inspectors General from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command-Operational Command Post and petroleum specialists from Task Force Phoenix walk the fuel lines at a forward operating base in central Iraq to inspect the operations, recently. The 1st TSC is responsible for overseeing fuel logistics in multiple countries throughout Southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard, USARCENT Public Affairs)

CSM Daniels assumes responsibility of the 650th RSG
January 3, 2017
Col. Toni A. Glover, 650th Regional Support Group commander, passes the noncommissioned officer sword, which is used to signify the transfer of responsibility, to Command Sgt. Maj. Darin S. Daniels, a Mesa, Arizona resident, in a change of responsibility ceremony at the George W. Dunaway Army Reserve Center in Sloan, Nevada December 18. In his civilian capacity, Daniels serves as a Firefighter/Paramedic on the Phoenix Fire Department.

Nearly a Century of Military Service Comes to an End
January 3, 2017
LANCASTER, Pa. - The 3rd Battalion 319th Regiment Command Sgt. Maj. David W. Hausler (left) received help casing the Battalion colors, from his son David Hausler Jr. (right), during the unit’s deactivation ceremony held here on Dec. 17, 2016. The ceremony marks the closing of the unit as part of a larger restructuring of the 800th Logistics Support Brigade, headquartered in Mustang, Oklahoma.