Vietnam
Following the 1968 TET Offensive, 5,900 Army Reserve Soldiers were mobilized; of those, 3,500 Soldiers deployed to Vietnam.

Most Army Reserve Soldiers served in combat support and combat service support units like the 319th Transportation Company from Augusta, Ga. While deployed to Vietnam, the unit transported ammunition and rations to the 1st Infantry Division near the Cambodian border.

TODAY'S RESERVE:  THE BACKBONE OF THE ARMY

Today, the Army Reserve maintains more than 40 percent of the Transportation Corps responsible for moving supplies, troops and equipment anywhere on the globe.They are the backbone of the Army’s support and sustainment structure, providing advanced mobility on and off the battlefield.

Air traffic controllers, railway equipment repairers, and truck maintainers ensure the transfer of passengers, cargo, and equipment to and from air, land, and water.


Above: The 231st Transportation Company (Medium Boat), St. Petersburg, Fla., received the National Defense Transportation Award for their outstanding service in Vietnam

By DEC. 10, 1969, Members of the 35 Army Reserve Units Who Served in Vietnam had Earned 1,096 Awards and 277 Certificates of Achievement

In a recent, first-of-its-kind joint training exercise involving more than 300 reserve component Soldiers and numerous Canadian army troops, the 619th Transportation Company made a historic journey that took the small group of Soldiers—and truckloads of Canadian Army equipment—more than 2,000 miles across Canada’s countryside during Exercise Maple Caravan 15.

Among the challenges were making sure equipment was loaded in accordance with Canadian laws.

Top Left: Canadian Army soldiers out of Canadian Forces Base Valcartier assist Soldiers of the619th Transportation Company, Auburn, Maine, the 812thTransportation Battalion, Charlotte, N.C., and the 316thSustainment Command (Expeditionary), Coraopolis, Pa., in loading Army Reserve trucks with Canadian equipment as they begin a more than 2,500-mile journey across Canada.Soldiers experienced cross-border logistics, inclement weather conditions, operating on foreign roadways and interacting with the Canadian Army. This historic logistical exercise marks the first time an Army Reserve transportation unit has conducted a long haul mission across Canada