Archive: May, 2017

88TH RSC dedicates plaque in honor of Blue Devil’s 100 years of serving
May 31, 2017
Members of the Iowa National Guard fold the U.S. flag while conducting Retreat as the 88th Regional Support Command dedicates a plaque at Camp Dodge, Iowa on May 25, in honor of the 88th Infantry Division's beginning there in 1917. During the Command Retreat, Airmen, Soldiers, and Civilians are recognized by Maj. Gen. Timothy Orr, Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard, for their contributions to the Guard and their communities, state and nation.

Quartermaster unit turns lake water drinkable
May 31, 2017
Pfc. Makayla Black and Spc. Zhixin Wang with the 810th Quartermaster Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, place a hose for a Reverse-Osmosis Water Purification Unit into Big Sandy Lake on May 10, 2017, during operations for the 86th Training Division’s Warrior Exercise 86-17-02 at Fort McCoy, Wis. The Warrior Exercise provides unique training opportunities for various Soldiers in various military occupation specialties to train together on simulated combat missions and to work together as a team, just like they would in a real-world environment. The 810th provided the majority of the drinkable water used in the exercise through water-purification efforts. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)

Army Reserve Leadership Development
May 31, 2017
A platoon of military policemen assigned to 340th Military Police Co., 333rd Military Police Brigade, 200th Military Police Command, U.S. Army Reserve, march to an tactical assembly area after arriving at Lakehurst Maxfield Field, N.J., Mar 19, 2017, during Warrior Exercise 78-17-01. WAREX 78-17-01 is an important step in building the most capable, combat-ready and lethal force in history. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. George F. Gutierrez, 201st Press Camp Headquarters/ Released)

Career, Family and a Legion of Merit, All Compliments of the Army
May 31, 2017
Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Jane Decker, the last division personnel sergeant major for the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), looks back at her unit photo from basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. in 1974. Decker was originally part of the Women’s Army Corps. A few years later, Decker transferred to the U.S. Army Reserve and served over 40 years as a Citizen-Soldier. The Spencerport, New York resident was awarded a Legion of Merit during a 98th Alumni Luncheon on April 20, 2017 in Rochester, New York. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Michelle Lunato/Released)

98th Training Division JAG Selected as Military Judge
May 31, 2017
Army Reserve Lt. Col. Robert J. Gleason, the judge advocate general for the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), was recently selected by the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General to become a military judge. In his civilian capacity, Gleason is the Assistant U.S. Attorney in Charolette, N.C., where he also resides. The Citizen-Soldier has served in the Army Reserve for 25 years and said he looks forward to his new position as a military judge. “What can be better than representing the United States of America, and have the opportunity to do that every day, and have the opportunity to do the right thing. Not every job you can say that, but in this job, you do.” (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Michelle Lunato/Released)

Veterans Gather in New York for Alumni Luncheon
May 31, 2017
Chief Warrant Officer 4 (Ret.) Charlie Price, who served as a Tuskegee Airman and with the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), sits with Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Eugene Porter, who was the first division command sergeant major for the 98th Training Division (IET), after the 98th Alumni Luncheon on April 20, 2017 in Rochester, New York. Price, 94, and Porter, 91, said they enjoy coming to the luncheons for the camaraderie. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Michelle Lunato/Released)

WWI 100th Anniversary Commemoration
May 30, 2017
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Brandon Mosley, Spc. Kyle McCracken, Spc. Randy Davis, Spc. Christopher Hunter and Spc. Rashad Roberts, all with the 90th Sustainment Brigade based out of Little Rock, Ark., pause for a photograph with  Army Corps of Nurses 1st Lt. (Ret.) Josephine Reaves at a World War I commemoration event in San Antonio, Texas at Brooks City Base Hangar 9 on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The event was hosted by the City of San Antonio Department of Military Affairs to honor those who served in World War I. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Kati Waxler)

993rd Transportation Company works with Canadians to increase readiness
May 30, 2017
Pfc. Bradley Dodson, a maintenance mechanic from Ocala, Florida, digs a foxhole during Maple Resolve 17 at Camp Wainwright, Alberta, Canada, on May 24, 2017. Dodson’s unit, the 993rd Transportation Company, provided logistical and security support during the Canadian Army’s premier brigade-level validation exercise running 14-29 May.

Breaking a sweat to keep the Army whole
May 25, 2017
Spc. Jasmine Kearse, a U.S. Army Reserve Soldier from the 200th Military Police Command, bench-presses with the help of a spotter during a Performance Triad program organized by the command and hosted on Fort Meade, Maryland, May 9, 2017. The three-week fitness program took place from May 5-25 to help Soldiers who had either failed the Army Physical Fitness Test or had been on the Army Body Fat Composition program. The camp focused on the triad of overall health: physical fitness, nutrition and sleep, by providing education and personalized coaching to Soldiers in all three of those phases of life and more. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)

Over 65 employers attend Hire Our Heroes Event
May 24, 2017
Brig. Gen. Jose R. Burgos, deputy commander of the 99th Regional Support Command, welcomes approximately 300 veterans, service members and military spouses in attendance during Hiring Our Heroes job fair held at the Community Club, on Fort Buchanan, May 18th.