Archive: April, 2017

Ammo handlers keep rounds firing at Cold Steel
April 7, 2017
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Josh Kohon, motor transport operator, levels out spent ammunition to prepare the container for turn in to the Ammunition Supply Point during Operation Cold Steel at Fort McCoy, Wis., March 30, 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)

100 years ago, WWI buildup paved way for today's modern Army
April 6, 2017
Soldiers train at Camp Meade during the outbreak of World War I in 1917. Many of these structures are still standing at what is now Fort Meade.

New Jersey remembers 100th anniversary of Camp Dix, World War I
April 6, 2017
Col. Martin F. Klein, deputy commander of JBMDL and commander of Army Support Activity, Fort Dix, joins New Jersey Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State Kim Guadagno and Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael L. Cunniff, adjutant general of New Jersey, to commemorate the 100th anniversaries of the creation of Camp Dix and America’s entry into World War I during a centennial commemoration April 6 at the Trenton War Memorial in New Jersey. The event was hosted by the New Jersey Historical Commission to honor the contributions of the nearly 140,000 New Jerseyans who served during the First World War, many of whom attended basic combat training at the newly formed Camp Dix.

US, Gulf Cooperation Council countries train to respond to global threats:
April 6, 2017
Explosive ordnance disposal specialists, civilians and military engineers from the U.S. and Gulf Cooperation Council nations train on explosive ordnance disposal as part of a joint interoperability exercise for Eagle Resolve 2017 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait on March 26, 2017. The training, held at the headquarters for the Kuwaiti 94th Al-Yarmouk Mechanized Brigade, was one of several multi-week partnership trainings on asymmetric/unconventional warfare in urban environments. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Francis O'Brien)

USCENTCOM deployment/redeployment support Port Operations
April 6, 2017
936th Soldier supervises the off load of an M1 Abrams

Building Partnerships during Beyond the Horizon 2017
April 6, 2017
1st Lt. Hunter Peoples, an engineer with 672nd Engineer Company, an Army Reserve unit from Missoula, Montana, works on the foundation for a new clinic building at the Ladyville Health Clinic in Ladyville, Belize on March 29, 2017. The clinic is being built as part of Beyond the Horizon 2017 a partnership exercise between the Government of Belize and U.S. Southern Command that will consist of three free medical service events and five construction projects throughout Belize. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Eric Roberts)

DSCA Workshop prepares Soldiers for emergency response situations
April 6, 2017
Capt. Amber Grimsley, commander of the 369th Transportation Company out of Wichita, Kan., writes down the plan of action for an  emergency response scenario as part of the Defense Support of Civil Authorities workshop held in Belton, Mo., on April 2, 2017. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Christopher A. Hernandez, 345th Public Affairs Detachment)

Headquarters staff hits marksmanship with high qualification rate
April 6, 2017
Col. Robert Cooley, Deputy Commander, 85th Support Command, engages his targets on the M9 qualification range during the headquarters individual weapons qualification at Joliet Training Area, Apr. 1, 2017. The headquarters staff spent one battle assembly day at the range to qualify on the M16 rifle and M9 pistol achieving a 100 percent qualification rate on the M-16 and an 88 percent qualification rate on the M9.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan)

Army Reserve unit prepares Reserve and Guard forces ahead of deployments
April 5, 2017
The Army Reserve’s 3/335th Training Support Battalion, based out of Fort Sheridan Illinois, per-forms battalion physical training on March 28, 2017 at Fort Hood, Texas. The 3/335th TSBn re-cently arrived to Fort Hood, Texas for a one-year mobilization to train Army Reserve and Na-tional Guard units for overseas deployments in support of operational needs of the Army and our joint partners. 
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan)

Army Reserve Soldiers mobilize to train and equip a ready force
April 4, 2017
Army Reserve Sgt. Mindy Baptist, observer coach/trainer assigned to the 3/335th Training Support Battalion, based out of Fort Sheridan, Illinois, stretches out after morning battalion physical training exercise. Baptist is on her first mobilization in 11 years of service. The 3/335th TSBn, operationally controlled by First Army, recently began a one-year mobilization to train and equip Army Reserve and National Guard units ahead of overseas deployments to remain effective as the most capable, combat ready and lethal Federal Reserve force in the history of the nation.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan)