Archive: July, 2017

Moran wins silver at DOD Warrior Games
July 13, 2017
Sgt. 1st Class Heather Moran represented the 364th ESC in the 2017 DoD Warrior games as part of the cycling, shooting, shot put and discus throw team. The Warrior games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans participating in eight sporting events in Chicago from June 30 – July 08.

Army Reserve commander bids farewell during unit’s centennial
July 12, 2017
A salute battery assigned to Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, fires 105mm blank howitzer rounds at the 85th Support Command headquarters in Arlington Heights, Ill., July 9, 2017. Brig. Gen. Frederick R. Maiocco Jr., 85th Support Command commanding general, relinquished the command colors to Maj. Gen. Tracy A. Thompson, Deputy Commanding General for Support, U.S. Army Reserve. The Army Reserve’s 85th Support Command, partnered with First Army, is made up of 46 Army Reserve battalions, nine brigade support elements, and nearly 4,300 Soldiers and Civilians spanning the continental United States and Puerto Rico. The units generate combat-ready units and Soldiers for the Army that are trained, equipped and lethal to win the nation’s wars. 
(U.S. Army photo illustration by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)

Army Reserve dentist provides free care to those in need
July 10, 2017
Maj. Jose Cangas, an Army Reserve dentist with the 7458th Medical Backfill Battalion, prepares to assist a patient during an Innovative Readiness Training mission in Laredo, Texas, June 21, 2017. Born and raised in El Paso, a similar border city located in west Texas, the 37-year-old Soldier traveled to Laredo to treat hundreds of people living in low-income border communities as part of the two-week mission, which concluded Saturday. (Photo Credit: Sean Kimmons)

Army Reserve ambassadors enhance ready force
July 10, 2017
Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command, speaks with two-dozen Army Reserve ambassadors during the 2017 Army Reserve Ambassador Seminar July 6-9 at the Maj. John P. Pryor Army Reserve Center on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Army Reserve ambassadors enhance Soldier and unit readiness by developing awareness and advocacy with community leaders and serving as bridges to communities across the nation.

The road to “Return to Duty”
July 10, 2017
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Rachel Salemink races a wheel chair during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games at Lane Technical College Preparatory High School in Chicago July 2, 2017. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

Resolute Castle 2017: Building things to blow them up
July 10, 2017
A Skytrak lifts construction materials for a Light Demolition Range in a joint effort by the 926th Engineer Brigade and the U.K. Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia). The construction project is a part of Operation Resolute Castle 2017 at the Joint National Training Center, Cincu, Romania. Resolute Castle is an exercise strengthening the NATO alliance and enhancing its capacity for joint training and response to threats within the region.

Task Force Wolf taps Army Reserve to train future leaders
July 10, 2017
U.S. Army Reserve drill sergeants observe apprehensive and disoriented Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets experiencing their initial immersion into military order and discipline – also known as “Shark Week” – after a 4 a.m. wake-up call on their first day of Basic Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky, June 4, 2017. Task Force Wolf utilizes Army Reserve drill sergeants and training experts to develop future commissioned officers, with many of them choosing to serve in the Army Reserve.  [U.S. Army photo by Army Capt. Loyal Auterson, U.S. Army Reserve Command-Public Affairs Office // RELEASED //]

Power Players: Building Energy Monitors trained at Fort Buchanan
July 7, 2017
Dmitrii Cordero Mojica, Fort Buchanan's Resource Efficiency Manager, trains Building Energy Monitors on the Installation. Photo by Jonelle Kimbrough, Army Reserve Sustainability Programs.

295th Ordnance Company trains at Crane Army
July 6, 2017
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 295th Ordnance Company out of Hastings, Nebraska work with Army Civilians while completing their annual training at Crane Army Ammunition Activity. The Soldiers are receiving valuable experience handling munitions to increase mission readiness.

Army Reserve “Best Warrior” strives to learn and teach others
July 6, 2017
Sgt. Jonathan Anderson a Combat Engineer representing the 83rd U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Center, and Sgt. David Blalock a Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer representing the 75th Training Command, share a brief moment in the shade during Combat Skills Testing Lanes at the 2017 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, N.C. June 14. This year’s Best Warrior Competition will determine the top noncommissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier who will represent the U.S. Army Reserve in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this year at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. William A. Parsons) (Released)