151st Theater Information Operations Group

MISSION

On order, the 151st Theater Information Operations Group deploys modular and tailorable Information Operations forces worldwide in order to gain and maintain information dominance by conducting Information Warfare in the Information Environment.

Globally engaged, the 151st TIOG is the Army Reserve Information Operations force provider to EUCOM, AFRICOM, CENTCOM, SOUTHCOM and USCC. Since the establishment of the TIOGs in 2009, the demand signal for IO support to theater activities and operations has increased by eight fold. The 151st TIOG executes six recurring FTNs, participates in up to 24 exercises annually, and continues to increase capability and capacity to support increased demand. With information newly established as a Joint Function and ARCYBERs recent declaration of Training Readiness Oversight (TRO) over all IO forces, Information Warfare rapidly evolves. 151st TIOG stands ready and available to meet current and future requirements.

Defender 2020: 418th Civil Affairs Soldiers meet with local leaders in Zagan, Poland
Civic leaders listen as Army Staff Sgt. Kirby Karnes, a team chief with the 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, 308th Civil Affairs Brigade, 353rd Civil Affairs Command, presents information on Defender 20, a United States Army Europe led joint multinational training exercise that will involve the participation of allies and partners from 19 countries, on Feb. 6, 2020, in Zagan, Poland.(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Anna Churco)
Feb. 18, 2020 - Soldiers with the 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, 308th Civil Affairs Brigade, 353rd Civil Affairs Command, met with local civic leaders to discuss Defender 20 and the impact of the exercise on the local communities in Zagan, Poland on February 6, 2020.

Civil Affairs Soldiers host seminar for Djiboutian veterinarians and sanitary inspectors
U.S. Army Maj. Stephanie Wire, veterinarian of the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, demonstrates how to conduct a food surface swab test during a seminar with members from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Djibouti Veterinary Services Division, in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Jan. 30, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ashley Nicole Taylor)
Feb. 5, 2020 - A team of two veterinarians and a veterinarian technician from the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team (CAB FXST) hosted the first in a series of monthly seminars this year in Djibouti City, Jan. 29 and 30.

Civil affairs team hosts first-ever dental hygiene course in Tsakatalam Village
A local student signs his name on a soccer ball in commemoration of the first ever dental hygiene course in the village of Tsakatalam, Niger, Dec. 14, 2019. The U.S. Army  443rd Civil Affairs Battalion Civil Affairs Team 219 deployed to Nigerien Air Base 201 partnered with local Agadez city dentist, Dr. Mahaman Aicha, to teach the Tsakatalam Primary School students for the first time how to properly brush and floss their teeth and the importance of good oral health. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)
Dec. 26, 2019 - For the youth in the Agadez region of Niger, good dental hygiene habits are unknown practices. To combat this, Soldiers and Airmen partnered with local health professionals and dignitaries to teach Nigerien children the importance of oral health.

U.S., Japan come together to discuss recruitment
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Robert Ramirez, assigned to the 364th Civil Affairs Brigade, fields questions about his military experience during a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force recruiting event held before Yama Sakura 77 in Camp Asaka, Japan, Dec. 8, 2019. The event offered local young people the chance to ask service members questions and hear how serving their country had changed their lives. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. John Weaver)
Dec. 16, 2019 - Senior advisers and leaders from America’s First Corps and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Eastern Army met to discuss recruitment tactics and strategies at a Q&A held during Yama Sakura 77 at Camp Asaka, Japan, Dec. 11, 2019.

Army Reserve lieutenant colonel reflects on being team member for two Army Ten-Miler titles
Nancy McCoy, an Army Reserve lieutenant colonel with the 353rd Civil Affairs Command of Staten Island, N.Y., and government civilian Equal Employment Opportunity specialist with the Army Reserve at Fort McCoy, Wis., holds two Army Ten-Miler championship trophies Nov. 14, 2019, she helped win in 2019 and 2007. The two titles are the only two Ten-Miler titles held at Fort McCoy, and McCoy is the only person to have been a part of both teams. McCoy is a resident of Tomah, Wis. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
Dec. 10, 2019 - For more than 20 years, Nancy McCoy has been running long-distance events, including marathons. Her desire to train for long distances in 1999 wasn’t about fulfilling a dream or, by 2019, being the only Soldier who helped Fort McCoy earn two Army Ten-Miler championships.

U.S. conducts joint knowledge exchange with partners in Somalia
U.S. Army Maj. Novneet Sahu (top) teaches a Ugandan People's Defense Force soldier tourniquet application techniques during a joint knowledge exchange in Somalia Oct. 30, 2019. U.S. service members in Somalia conducted a joint Tactical Casualty Combat Care knowledge exchange and mass casualty exercise with neighboring Ugandan African Union Mission in Somalia soldiers October 31, 2019. The operation enhanced partner force interoperability and communication and instilled enduring procedures for mass casualty events in the region.
Nov. 22, 2019 - U.S. service members in Somalia recently conducted a joint Tactical Casualty Combat Care information exchange and mass casualty exercise with neighboring Ugandan African Union Mission in Somalia soldiers. The operation enhanced partner force interoperability and communication, and instilled enduring procedures for mass casualty events in the region.

Change of stole ceremony welcomes new USACAPOC(A) chaplain
Maj. Gen. Darrell J. Guthrie, the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) commanding general, places a stole on Chaplain Lt. Col. Richard James, the incoming command chaplain, Nov. 20, 2019 at the USACAPOC(A) headquarters on Fort Bragg, N.C. Chaplain Col. Bruce Sidebotham, the outgoing chaplain, watches.
Nov. 20, 2019 - The incoming command chaplain is Chaplain Lt. Col. Richard James, who comes to USACAPOC(A) from the 100th Training Division (Leader Development) at Fort Knox, Ky. He replaces Chaplain Col. Bruce Sidebotham, who has been the command chaplain since 2017. Sidebotham, who joined the Army in 1981, is retiring.

Why I Serve: Spc. Ken Park
Spc. Ken Parks, a Soldier with the 414th Civil Affairs Battalion listens to the range safety officer issue commands targets during a qualification table at his unit's November drill weekend at Fort Custer, Michigan on November 16th, 2019.
Nov. 20, 2019 - "I have no idea why I joined the Army," said Spc. Ken Park, a Soldier with the 414th Civil Affairs Battalion, based out of Southfield, Michigan, about his military service. 

Reasons for service: "I love the civil affairs mission"
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Edward French, a team sergeant in Alpha Company, 414th Civil Affairs Battalion, instructs another Soldier on how to adjust the sights on his rifle while viewing where his shots landed after an iteration of firing at a rifle zeroing range at Fort Custer, Michigan, Nov. 16, 2019. Army Reserve Soldiers must stay up to date on their rifle qualifications to ensure they are lethal, capable, and combat ready. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Adam Parent)
Nov. 20, 2019 - When U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sergeant Edward French joined the Army in 1998 one of his motivating reasons was to help pay for college.

414th Civil Affairs Battalion Soldiers conduct Soldier readiness exercises
Soldiers from the 414th Civil Affairs Battalion attend a briefing providing training on various subjects, including the Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention  (SHARP) program, anti-terrorism training, and cybersecurity best practices at the Robert L. Poxon Army Reserve Center in Southfield, Michigan, Oct 19, 2019. These subjects are essential to maintaining a high level of individual and unit readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Robert Torres)
Nov. 12, 2019 - Soldiers with the 414th Civil Affairs Battalion conducted Soldier readiness exercises this weekend at the Robert L. Poxon Army Reserve Center. These exercises included weapon maintenance, an Army Physical Fitness Test, and mandatory briefings.
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