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Archive: July, 2017

Engineers provide training grounds for allies
July 24, 2017
Sgt. Alex Head, 390th Engineer Company, Chattanooga, Tenn., moves concreate slabs during Resolute Castle 17 at Cincu, Romania, July 15, 2017. These slabs will be used as firing positions for tanks at the training facility Head is helping construct. The facility will provide Allied forces the opportunity to prepare for potential conflict. The entire operation is led by U.S. Army Reserve engineers, who moved Soldiers and equipment from the U.S. to Romania over a period of several weeks to complete the training facility. Resolute Castle improves interoperability, enhances confidence and security assurance between partner nations, while improving infrastructure, capability and capacity at select locations throughout Europe. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Felix R. Fimbres)

Effects and Enablers team aren’t playing games
July 24, 2017
Army Reserve 1st Lt. Rebecca Milligan, of the Effects and Enablers Team, which is augmenting the 84th Training Command's Combat Support Training Exercise and the Army Medical Command’s Global Medic Exercise headquartered out of Fort Hunter Liggett, California, prepares “Trauma Charlie” a simulation injury mannequin used by medical professionals to train on during mass casualty scenarios on Camp Roberts, California, July 16, 2017.

650th RSG runs RSOI at Big LOTS West 2017
July 24, 2017
Cpt. Jeffrey Olsen, 650th RSG, Reception Staging Onward-Movement Integration commander at Forwarding Operating Base Coronado look over RSOI station responsibilities with Spc. Ondra Caruthers, 650th RSG, FOB Coronado, Calif., July 15, 2017, during Big LOTS West 2017 exercise. The RSOI station is an important function of a military exercise in that it provides accountability and integration of personnel to the mission. The 650th RSG ran the RSOI for Big LOTS West 2017 from 6 July through 16 July.

Big Lots West for a 'Cause'
July 24, 2017
Soldiers of the 331st Transportation Company (Causeway) assemble a Modular Warping Tug (MWT) at the Port of San Diego in preparation to construct a Modular Causeway System (MCS) during Big LOTS West 17.

Flooded with grace, Army Reserve captain named chaplain of the year
July 23, 2017
Capt. Doug Daspit, U.S. Army Reserve chaplain for the 321st Sustainment Brigade located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, poses for a portrait in knee-deep water after receiving the Chaplain of the Year award during the Reserve Officers Association National Convention in Crystal City, Virginia, July 22, 2017. Daspit was nominated for his response to recent Baton Rouge floods, providing one-on-one pastoral counseling to 38 Soldiers and their affected families. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Audrey Hayes)

Liquid logisticians rule at QLLEX 2017
July 21, 2017
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 728th Quartermaster Company, Fremont, Neb., operate an
Inland Pipeline Distribution System during QLLEX 2017, July 21, at Fort Bragg, NC. QLLEX, short for Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise, is the U.S. Army Reserve’s premier readiness exercise for fuel and water distribution. This year’s QLLEX is not only a full demonstration of the capability, combat-readiness, and lethality of America’s Army Reserve to put fuel and water where it is needed most – in the vehicles and hands of the war-fighter and maneuver units – but it also further exercises the interoperability of the U.S. Army Reserve alongside active Army and British Army logisticians. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Timothy L. Hale) (Released)

PROFIS mission provides needed medical support at home and abroad
July 19, 2017
Sgt. 1st Class Jae Kang, the unit supply specialist for the 7452nd Medical Backfill Battalion, helps Maj. Priscilla Valbuena, a critical care nurse, who has been identified to prepare for a Professional Filler System (PROFIS) mission.  Soldiers mobilized to support this mission will backfill Medical Command’s active duty slots at medical centers and clinics across their health care organization.  Army Medical Department Professional Management Command (APMC) hosted the Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) level 2 from 7-9 Jul., processing approximately 100 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 7452nd MBB during the 3-day event. The objective of the process is for Soldiers to be administratively, financially, legally, spiritually, logistically and medically ready to be mobilized after attending an SRP.

Army Reserve celebrates 100 years of Camp Dix
July 19, 2017
Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick McKie, Army Support Activity, Fort Dix command sergeant major, cut the cake July 18 during the Dix Centennial celebration at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.  Camp Dix provided key support to the Army and the nation from its inception in 1917 until its re-designation as “Fort Dix” in 1939.  On Oct. 1, 2009, Fort Dix transformed into the United States Army Support Activity, Fort Dix and became part of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.  More than 42,000 active-duty and reserve-component service members, civilian employees and family members work and reside on the base.

“Road Runners” work with Army Reserve to support Saber Guardian 17
July 18, 2017
Sgt. Cruz Cotto, a motor transport operator with 515th Transportation Company, uses the retail fuel hose of the M969 5,000 gallon fuel tanker to refuel an M1 Abrams tank in Cincu, Romania on July 7.  (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Nnamdi Okangba)

Military police command using lessons learned to prepare for unknown
July 17, 2017
Command Sgt. Maj. Ted L. Copeland, command sergeant major of the Army Reserve, speaks to leadership from the 200th Military Police Command and its subordinate units during a conference at McGill Training Center at Fort Meade, Maryland, July 15, 2017. Joining Copeland is Command Sgt. Maj. Craig Owens, the command sergeant major for the 200th MP Command. The command hosted a Quarterly Training Briefing conference at Fort Meade from July 15-17, to strategize on future needs, and how they support the U.S. Army Reserve Command’s focus on combat readiness. Owens reminded the leadership to “focus on training as a unit, a team. It's the team that goes to war and wins." (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. Audrey Hayes)