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Sgt. 1st Class Patrick W. Gowan, a culinary specialist attached to the 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, waits in his normal spot to greet and fist bump service members in the Zone 2 dining facility on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on Nov. 15, 2021. Gowan deployed to Kuwait in March with the Los Angeles, Calif., based 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and served as the dining facility’s contracting officer representative. “It’s very hard work, long, long hours, not a lot of people appreciate it—a lot of people complain about your food but that’s OK—I’m here to provide morale in the form of chow to people, and I try to do that,” he said.
‘You never know who’s looking at you, when’
By Sgt. 1st Class Mary S. Katzenberger | Dec. 7, 2021
If you’ve eaten at the Zone 2 dining facility here, chances are you’ve received a fist bump from Sgt. 1st Class Patrick W. Gowan.The culinary specialist, an Army Reserve Soldier attached to the 3rd Infantry Division...

U.S. Army Soldiers with 90th Aviation Support Battalion and Delta Company, 7-158th General Support Aviation Battalion, 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, perform inspections on a CH-47 Chinook at North Fort Hood, TX on November 19, 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Nicholas Fuel)
11th ECAB maintainers demonstrate excellence during mobilization training
By Spc. Zachary Danaher | Dec. 7, 2021
As part of the 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade’s post-mobilization at North Fort Hood, Texas, a culminating training exercise (CTE) tested every aspect of its personnel and aviation assets in order to assess the...

The Health of the Army Family report synthesizes information from more than 300 scientific articles and numerous data sources. It uses a holistic view of health to highlight what is known and unknown about Army Family member health across multiple health domains and within the military lifecycle. (U.S. Army Public Health Center photo illustration by Andrew Leitzer)
Army Public Health Center launches inaugural Health of the Army Family report
By | Dec. 7, 2021
From the beginning, military Families have been a center of gravity for the heart of the military force. Their unwavering, steadfast and resolute presence has provided many with the emotional and psychological stability...

Col. Samuel Hunter, 658th Regional Support Group Commander (right middle) and Col. Sung Gyun Kang, Chief of Mobilization for Mobilization Forces Command, Republic of Korea (ROK) Army (left middle) pose for a photo with members of their staff while doing a tour of Training Support Activity Korea (TSAK) at Camp Humphreys. The TSAK provides training capabilities for forces located on the peninsula. The tour of the facility was conducted to prepare for future joint-training opportunities between the U.S. and its ROK Army allies.
Army Reserve Soldiers Integrate with Allies in South Korea
By Lt. Col. Steven Bittle | Dec. 6, 2021
Camp Humphreys, SOUTH KOREA — The 9th Mission Command's 658th Regional Support Group (RSG) spent their November battle assembly meeting and training with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Mobilization Forces Command at Camp...

Chicago Wolves, American Hockey League team, honors U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Richard A. Copulos, of the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, during a home game versus the Rockford Icehogs at Allstate Arena, November 27, 2021, in Rosemont, Ill. 
(Courtesy photo by Chicago Wolves)
Chicago minor-league hockey team honors U.S. Army Reserve Soldier
By Capt. Michael Ariola | Dec. 6, 2021
American Hockey League’s, Chicago Wolves, honored U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Richard A. Copulos, of the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, during a home game versus the Rockford Icehogs at Allstate Arena, November 27,...

Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Take time to reach out to those affected and raise awareness of treatment services. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255; Text TALK to 741741.
Army implements new suicide prevention initiative
By | Dec. 1, 2021
The Army is implementing a public health approach to suicide based on Centers for Disease Control suicide prevention efforts. The new, comprehensive and integrated policies, which focus on prevention, rather than...

Retired Maj. Gen. Mark McQueen, former commanding general, 108th Training Command (IET), replaces the one-star shoulder boards with two-star shoulder boards during the promotion ceremony of Maj. Gen. Mark E. Black, director of operations, J3 (Wartime) United States Forces Korea. The ceremony took place November 16, 2021, at the Joint Atrium, Marshall Hall, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Operations director, J3 (Wartime) U.S. Army Forces Korea, gains a second star
By Sgt. 1st Class Lisa M. Litchfield | Nov. 29, 2021
On November 16, 2021, the Joint Atrium, Marshall Hall, Fort Bragg, N.C., rang with applause as Maj. Gen. Mark E. Black donned his second general officer star, signifying his promotion from brigadier general to major general...

Capt. Holly Beard assists in the building of a new home as part of Honolulu Habitat for Humanity's Veterans Build 2021 which will provide a new home for a Native Hawaiian family and U.S. Navy Veteran
Civil Affairs Soldiers Volunteer in Veterans Home Build
By Phil Regina | Nov. 23, 2021
Army Reserve Soldiers from the 9th Mission Support Command’s 322 Civil Affairs Brigade raised over $3000 and volunteered for a day to assist Habitat for Humanity in their Veterans Build 2021 project which will provide a home...

Brazilian Gen. Julio Cesar de Arruda prepares to make a statement after viewing multiple U.S. Army Engineer demonstrations and displays on 18 Nov at Fort Belvoir. Photo by Maj. William C. Allred, 412th TEC PAO
Army Reserve bridge company demonstrates water bridge for Brazilian general
By Maj. William Allred | Nov. 23, 2021
The 299th Multi-Role Bridge Company (MRBC), under the 411th Engineer Brigade, assembled a wet gap bridge for a Brazilian engineer chief and his entourage on 18 November here to demonstrate U.S. Army Engineer capability and...

Master Sgt. Chi Ai Thi Truong, chief instructor of ARAC, 83rd U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Center, raises her hands in celebration of being the first female across the finish line at the 3rd annual 83rd ARRTC holiday ruck march food drive Nov. 19, 2021. Soldiers and participating civilian employees and family members walked and ran the three-mile path, carrying the food in ruck sacks that they donated to Feeding America afterward.
Soldiers, civilians and families of 83rd ARRTC deliver fun, food at 3rd annual holiday ruck march
By Eric Pilgrim | Nov. 23, 2021
Several members of 83rd U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Center took to Natcher Physical Fitness Center’s one-mile track at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on Nov. 19 to continue what has become a tradition for them...

[Left to Right] U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers Capt. Miltricia Barnwell-Talbot, headquarters & headquarters company commander, 1st Sgt. Michael M. Figueroa, HHC first sergeant, Lt. Col. Benjamin Kenion, battalion commander, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Lopez, senior enlisted advisor, and Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Failor, operations team lead, all assigned to the 3-312th Training Support Battalion, a subordinate Army Reserve unit under the 174th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, gather for a quick photo at First Army Division West Headquarters, near the end of their one year assignment at Fort Hood, Texas, October 28, 2021. The 3-312th oversaw the daily operations of the Demobilization Tactical Operations Center, in support of First Army Division West, 120th Infantry Brigade, coordinating logistics and administrative needs for redeploying National Guard and Reserve units.  (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Staff Sgt. Erick Yates)
Army Reserve creativity and talent management improve Soldier redeployment
By Staff Sgt. Erick Yates | Nov. 23, 2021
Creative talent management efforts led an Army Reserve training support battalion from Fort Meade, Maryland, to deliver impactful and long-lasting improvements to the Demobilization Tactical Operations Center (DTOC)...

Lt. Col. Adam C. Stanley, commander 2nd Space Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, oversees the 6th Space Company’s activation ceremony at Fort Carson, Colorado, Nov. 6, 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Dennis Deprisco/RELEASED)
From Apaches to Space: Commanding the Army Reserve's only space battalion
By Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Rognstad | Nov. 23, 2021
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense’s 2nd Space Battalion is the only Army Reserve space battalion. Lt. Col. Adam Stanley, the commander of the battalion, and a Delta Airlines pilot in the civilian world, took some time out...

FORT BUCHANAN, Puerto Rico—Chaplain Maj. David Keller, from United States Army Garrison-Fort Buchanan, was part of the group of chaplains leading in prayers during the ceremony.
Spiritual readiness, chapel community sponsor a prayer luncheon
By Sgt. Katherine Ramos Muniz | Nov. 22, 2021
With the intent of increasing spiritual readiness, the 1st Mission Support Command and chapel community on post sponsored a prayer luncheon at the Fort Buchanan Community Club on Nov 17...

Army Reserve Chaplains Share Faith and Prayers in Palau
By Staff Sgt. Mitchell Odinger | Nov. 18, 2021
Today we take a look at the chaplain team in Operations in Pacific Island Countries. The chaplain team consists of Chaplain Daniel Leiter and Staff Sergeant Jonathan Martin. Take a look as they discuss their time spent in...

An 87th Infantry Division veteran unveils the 87th Training Division's emblem after the training division's activation ceremony in Hoover, Alabama, on November 13, 2021. The 87th ID fought under Patton's Third Army during World War II and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Osburn)
PHOTO GALLERY: 87th Training Division activation ceremony
By | Nov. 18, 2021
An activation ceremony for the 87th Training Division took place in Hoover, Alabama, on Nov. 13, 2021. Brig. Gen. Todd M. Lazaroski will serve as commanding general of the newly re-established division, which falls under the...

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Landmark partnership provides child care relief to military families
By Amy Phillips | Nov. 17, 2021
Parks Reserve Forces Training Area’s (PRFTA) sustained community relations efforts has yielded with a child care subsidy program for those living and working in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Military and Department of...

Educators, students, elected officials and military personnel celebrate during the Nov. 11 ceremony to rename the Park Middle School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, for Tuskegee Airman Malcolm E. Nettingham, who served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and died in 2020 just weeks short of his 102nd birthday. In 2007, he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his military service. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Deziree Lau, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
New Jersey school named for Tuskegee Airman on Veterans Day
By Staff Sgt. Shawn Morris | Nov. 17, 2021
The Park Middle School here was named for Tuskegee Airman Malcolm E. Nettingham during a ceremony held Nov. 11 in the school auditorium.“This is a great honor to rename the school that represents the legacy of Malcolm E...

Col. John Wildermann, chief of Operations for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, joins more than 100 senior military leaders, community members, veterans and families for a Veterans Day ceremony to name the War Memorial Park in Abington, Pennsylvania, for local veteran Ed Micciolo, who was a former U.S. Marine who served in the Vietnam War. He was a long-time Public Works employee in Abington and a community leader who led the charge to build the memorial originally dedicated two years ago. Micciolo died in January 2020 shortly after the memorial was completed. (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Antonia Greene-Edwards, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
War memorial named for U.S. Marine on Veterans Day
By Staff Sgt. Shawn Morris | Nov. 17, 2021
The War Memorial Park here was named for local veteran Ed Micciolo during a ceremony Nov. 11 at the memorial site.More than 100 senior military leaders, community members, veterans and families participated in the Veterans...

Lt. Col. Adam Stanley, left, commander of 2nd Space Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, hands the guidon to Maj. David Rossheim, right,commander of 6th Space Company, 2nd Space Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, USASMDC, during the company’s activation ceremony Nov. 6, 2021, at Fort Carson, Colorado. The newly formed company is primarily made up of Army Space Support Teams, or ARSSTs – six-person teams that provide expertise on space support operations, along with space-related capabilities that make warfighters with boots on the ground more effective and efficient in combat operations. (US Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Rognstad/RELEASED)
Army Space Brigade activates new Reserve company
By Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Rognstad | Nov. 17, 2021
In the continuing effort to support the warfighter with space-based capabilities, the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command’s 1st Space Brigade, 2nd Space Battalion activated a new Army Reserve space company. The Nov...

FORT BUCHANAN, Puerto Rico—Senior Drill Sgt. Raphael Velez, assigned to the 1-389th Drill Sergeant Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, re-enlisted indefinitely to further his military career. The Career Status Program, known as the Indefinite Re-enlistment Program, provides Soldiers ranked E-6 and above with 12 years or more of service a sense of security by eliminating re-enlistment deadlines. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Katherine Ramos, 363rd PAD)
Senior drill sergeant re-enlists indefinitely in the U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico
By Sgt. Katherine Ramos Muniz | Nov. 16, 2021
When people find out about indefinite reenlistments, they often think that a Soldier is locked in a contract with the Army forever.The Career Status Program, known as the Indefinite Re-enlistment Program, provides Soldiers...