Archive: April, 2017

Cyber Shield17 Final Planning Conference Wraps Up
April 25, 2017
Members of the Air National Guard, Army National Guard and Army Reserve, receive the introductory brief for Cyber Shield 17 at Camp Williams, April 24, 2017. Cyber Shield 17 is an Army National Guard Defensive Cyberspace Operations exercise, with participation of approximately 800 members of the Air National Guard, United States Army Reserve, state and federal government agencies, industry partners, and academia.

Exercise Unified Focus 2017 kicks off in Cameroon
April 25, 2017
U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Harold Estabrooks, U.S. Army Africa Army Reserve Engagement Cell, directs the arrangement of the group photo following the opening ceremony for exercise Unified Focus 2017, held on the Douala Naval Base, April 24, 2017. UF 17 is a weeklong tabletop exercise that brings the military partners of the Lake Chad basin area’s Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) together to practice joint planning and coordination through a series of scripted vignettes.

Soldiers tackle weapon basics, look toward certification
April 25, 2017
CAMP SWIFT, Texas – US Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Francis Jaeger (right), an operations noncommissioned officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 980th Engineer Battalion, Austin, and Fort Worth, Texas native, coaches a reserve Soldier on basic rifle marksmanship techniques, such as breathing and sight picture, while reviewing his target during a rifle range conducted here, April 22, 2017. (US Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Quentin Johnson, 211th MPAD/Released)

Seamands reflects on time spent at HRC and the way ahead for the Army
April 25, 2017
Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Seamands, relinquishes command of U.S. Army Human Resources Command to Maj. Gen. Jason T. Evans, currently serving as Director of Military Personnel Management at U.S. Army G-1, April 28, 2017 at a ceremony at the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude complex on Fort Knox, Ky. Seamands is headed to the Pentagon in Arlington County, Va. for his follow-on assignment. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton)

Maintenance keeps Operation Cold Steel moving, communicating
April 25, 2017
U.S. Army Reserve Cpl. Tyler Snyder, mechanic, fills a container with oil to fill a vehicle during Operation Cold Steel at Fort McCoy, Wis., April 13, 2017. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve's crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise to ensure that America's Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best, 84th Training Command)

#USARBirthday109 was a busy event for 7th MSC
April 23, 2017
Sgt. Pattisue Graham, a member of the Medical Support Unit - Europe, explains a CPR mannequin to a child Friday, April 21 at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center on Ramstein Air Base. Her units, part of the Army Reserve's 7th Mission Support Command, was celebrating the 109th Army Reserve birthday during the event.

Army Reserve command recognized for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts
April 21, 2017
Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command (right), and Command Sgt. Maj. Al Almeida, 99th RSC command sergeant major, affix the Army Superior Unit Award streamer to the 99th RSC Colors during a ceremony April 21 at the command’s headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 99th RSC received the award for providing aid and assistance from October 2012 to April 2013 to communities in New York City that were devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

U.S. Servicemembers visit Liberty Children’s Home during Beyond the Horizon 2017
April 21, 2017
Spc. Rudy Sneed, a shower and laundry specialist with the 452nd Quartermaster Company, lifts a small child into the air at Liberty Children's Home April 18, 2017, during a community relations event held in Ladyville, Belize as part of Beyond the Horizon 2017.  BTH 2017 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, Army South-led exercise designed to provide humanitarian and engineering services to communities in need, demonstrating U.S. support for Belize. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Fredrick Varney)

Army Reserve CG enlightens Demon Deacons
April 21, 2017
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Chief, Army Reserve & Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, led an engaging discussion with students and cadets about leadership and professionalism at the Wake Forest University School of Business in Winston Salem, North Carolina, April 18, 2017. Wake Forest's law school has used the “Conversation with...” format for campus visitors over the past decade as a way of creating a comfortable and interactive atmosphere with the students, rather than having a scripted conversation. The university's business school chose to use the same model for Luckey's visit. Matthew T. Phillips, an associate teaching professor at Wake Forest, acted as the moderator. (U.S. Army Reserve photo taken by Sgt. Stephanie Ramirez/Released)

Army Reserve unit makes history
April 20, 2017
The MK22 Mod 4 rocket from a Mine Clearing Line Charge belonging to the 979th Mobility Augmentation Company, 478th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Lexington, Ky., launches during the company's training at Wilcox Range on Fort Knox, Ky., April 1, 2017. This was part of Engineer Qualification Table XII. This company was the first U.S. Army Reserve unit to accomplish this feat. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood)