Archive: February, 2017

February 21, 2017
Spc. Brian Ramirez, (left), and Spc. Jose Perez, (right), both mortuary affairs specialists with the 246th Quartermaster Company (Mortuary Affairs), an U.S. Army Reserve unit based out of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, drapes an American Flag over a transfer case in Erbil, Iraq on February 3, 2017.

Childress, Sonntag rise to the top to win 2017 DSC Best Warrior
February 21, 2017
The 2107 Best Warrior completion winners  SPC Christopher Childress (2nd from left) and  SGT Brian Sonntag (3nd from right) show off their Best Warrior trophies with CSM Stevens (left)  CSM Zimmerman (Center), CSM Soto (2nd from right and CSM Anrus-Sam.

9th MSC Hosts Commanders Conference
February 21, 2017
Gen. Robert B. Brown, Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) discusses the importance of readiness and integrating the 'Total Army' concept among all troops.

Army Reserve Soldiers, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department build relationships during joint exercise
February 20, 2017
Capt. Jeff Suarez, the Air Rescue Bureau Manager with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department (MDFR), begins the decontamination process at the Port of Miami during a joint hazard material exercise with the Army Reserve’s 329th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Company (Reconnaissance and Surveillance) on Feb. 18, 2017 in Miami, Fla.

Army Reserve leader inducted into N.J. high school hall of fame
February 17, 2017
Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command, left, is inducted into the Allentown High School Hall of Fame Feb. 17 during a ceremony at the school. Kok was nominated for the school’s hall of fame by his former football and cross-country coach, Doug Hunt, right, who taught at Allentown High School for 39 years.

Supervisors Learn Ins, Outs of FMLA
February 17, 2017
Dr. David Wetzel, a traveling presenter from SkillPath, discusses the Family and Medical Leave Act with Soldier and Civilian supervisors from across the Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, community during a training session at the 88th Regional Support Command Headquarters, Feb. 15.

Army Reserve Cyber Soldiers receive readiness message from commanding general
February 17, 2017
(Left to Right) Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie Farmer, command sergeant major for the 335th Signal Command (Theater), Maj. Gen. Pete Bosse, commanding general, for the 335th SC (T), Col. Michael D. Smith, commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Cyber Operations Group, and Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Eddy, command sergeant major for the ARCOG, review readiness data being presented to them during a command brief, Jan 7 at the ARCOG headquarters in Adelphi, Maryland. The purpose was for Bosse to review and give feedback on the readiness and training status for the ARCOG. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. Erick Yates)

863rd Engineer Battalion honors new NCO’s prior to redeployment
February 17, 2017
Soldiers stand on stage and hold a piece of paper with an alphabetical letter representing each of the seven Army Values while another Soldier recites the meaning of each value during the 863rd Engineer Battalion’s Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Induction Ceremony, signifying the transition from enlisted to the rank of Sergeant at Camp Buerhing, Kuwait, Dec. 8, 2016. (Photo by U.S. Army National Guard Capt. Maria Mengrone/Released)

60 years later, the Army Reserve keeps marching along in Europe
February 16, 2017
Retired Maj. Gen. Paul Patrick, a former commander of the 7th Army Reserve Command from 1998-2002, speaks during the 7th Mission Support Command Panel Forum Feb. 10 at the Armstrong Club. This year, the U.S. Army Reserve in Europe celebrates more than 60 years of operations by looking at the past, present and future. Discussion topics included USAR participation in past operations from post-WWII era all the way up to the ongoing operation Atlantic Resolve in the Baltic States. Brig. Gen. Steven Ainsworth, the 7th MSC commanding general, hosted the event.

(Photo by Capt. Kaitlyn Heacock, 7th Mission Support Command Public Affairs Office)

Stryker teams fire through gunnery tables
February 16, 2017
Sgt. Stephen Lamb, Headquarters and Headquarters, 2nd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division acknowledges directions he is receiving from his assistance gunner before firing at a Stryker gunner day qualification Feb. 9, 2017 in Camp Beuring, Kuwait. Lamb, a native of Tyler, Texas, accredited each crew member's capabilities to teamwork.