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.

U.S. Army Reserve civil affairs battalions realign; enhances the 353rd Civil Affairs Command European mission
In a move to meet current and future operational demands, the 353rd Civil Affairs Command transitions its U.S. Africa Command civil affairs support and command relationship responsibilities to the 352nd CACOM and will focus its two brigades on civil affairs military operations in the U.S. European Command area of operations beginning October 1, 2021.
Oct. 12, 2021 - In a move to meet current and future operational demands, the 353rd Civil Affairs Command transitions its U.S. Africa Command civil affairs support and command relationship responsibilities to the 352nd CACOM and will focus...

Tennessee native, USACAPOC(A) Commanding General promoted to Major General
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Jeffrey C. Coggin, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), poses for his official portrait Oct. 12, 2021.
Oct. 4, 2021 - On Sept. 30, 2021, the U.S. Senate confirmed the promotion from brigadier general to major general of Tennessee native, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey C. Coggin, commanding general of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological...

Civil affairs NCO returning from Djibouti douses airport blaze
Sgt. 1st Class Brett Johnson, douses a fire caused by an electric scooter at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, District of Columbia. (Photo by Master Sgt. Mike Maglio, Company A, 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion)
Sept. 28, 2021 - Sgt. 1st Class Brett Johnson, a quick-thinking U.S. Army Reserve Soldier just back from deployment to East Africa, doused a fire at a Washington, District of Columbia, airport terminal...

Late service member’s devotion impacted unit, Soldiers, Army Reserve
Retired Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Lynn Winkler, a longtime resident of Danbury, Connecticut, died this past March at age 72 after a battle with cancer. Winkler’s career spanned more than four decades of military service, from Vietnam through Operation Enduring Freedom. From beginning to end, his professional life was ultimately committed to the Army Reserve’s mission of readiness. (Courtesy photo)
Aug. 23, 2021 - Retired Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Lynn Winkler was a man of strength and influence – yet after serving in war, being ready for the worst and hoping for the best, he also found ways to enjoy the simple things in life.Winkler, a...

All smiles: Civil Affairs Soldiers teach oral hygiene class in Djibouti
U.S. Army Sgt. Stovall Volanta, dental hygienist, Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team, Southern European Task Force – Africa, teaches a Djiboutian girl how to brush teeth during an oral hygiene class hosted in partnership with the Association des Femmes de We’a in We’a, Djibouti, Aug. 11, 2021.



The class served to establish and reinforce proper dental health care, both informing children on how to prevent oral decay and equipping teachers with further knowledge to pass on throughout the community and future generations.



These classes are part of the Department of Defense’s Women, Peace and Security initiative, which aims to promote the safety, equality and meaningful contributions of women around the world, and positively affect local community organizations while enriching foreign relationships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
Aug. 20, 2021 - On the highway westbound of Djibouti City, there is a small town filled with bright colors, rich culture and community known as We’a. As the people go about their daily lives, the young children immediately standout. They...

151st TIOG Change of Command
U.S. Army Reserve Col. Franklin J. Estes, incoming commander for the 151st Theater Information Operations Group, returns the unit colors to acting TIOG command sergeant major, U.S. Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. Troy A. Hershberger, during the change of command at Fort Totten, New York, July 18, 2021.
Aug. 5, 2021 - "All others may perish but the colors live on." With those ceremonial words, the change of command between outgoing commander of the U.S. Army Reserve's 151st Theater Information Operations Group (TIOG) commander, Col...

Congratulations to participants in Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers Military Competition
Team USA poses for a picture after the the closing ceremony in Lahti, Finland on August 1st. This team was composed of reserve service members from three nations, Finland, Denmark and the United States of America. The CIOR MILCOMP is an annual competition among NATO and Partnership for Peace nations. This competition test reserve service members from allied nations on several core disciplines in teams of three.
Aug. 5, 2021 - Congratulations to all of the service members who participated in the CIOR MILCOMP in Finland over the weekend!...

USACAPOC(A) and interoperability in MDO at JWA
Brig. Gen. Gen. Jeffrey C. Coggin (left), Commanding General of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), speaks with Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels (right), Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, as they participate in the Joint Warfighting Assessment 2021 distinguished visitor day initial briefing at Fort Carson, Colo., June 25, 2021. U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations, and Information Operations Soldiers took part in JWA 2021 with participants from different Army units and multinational partners such as U.K., Australian and Canadian armed forces, working to improve interoperability between U.S. joint forces and our allies. JWA exercises help the Army evaluate emerging concepts, integrate new technologies, and promote interoperability between the Army, other services, and our multinational partners. Joint and multinational partners are key to the success of Multi-Domain Operations.
Aug. 4, 2021 - At an annual event dedicated to force modernization and the development of multi-domain operations (MDO), U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) leaders came together with other leaders from...

393rd Psychological Operations Company trains at Fort McCoy
Pfc. Nicholas Krainik, a psychological operations specialist with the 393rd Psychological Operations Company, conducts scenario-based training with his team at Fort McCoy, Wis., July 16, 2021.
July 27, 2021 - Venturing into rolling green fields and lush summer foliage, this morning finds US Army Reserve Soldiers and leaders on a mission. Capt. Samuel Tunstall, operations officer of the 16th Psychological Operations Battalion, 2nd...

PHOTOS: Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers Military Competition training event
Sgt. Michael Yarrington (left), 108th Training Command, and Maj. Zack Land, 859th Special Operations Squadron, discuss scoring after shooting an M17 pistol at Camp Ethan Allen, Vermont as part of the team selection and training event for the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers  military competition, July 20th. Ten service members from the U.S. Army and Air Force reserve components train in Vermont to prepare for the CIOR MILCOMP, an annual competition among NATO and Partnership for Peace nations.
July 27, 2021 - Ten service members from the U.S. Army and Air Force reserve components train in Vermont from July 18 to 24 to prepare for the 2021 Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers Military Competition (CIOR MILCOMP), an annual...
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    151st Theater Information Operations Group
    200 Duane Road
    Bayside, NY 11358-1002


    General Inquiries:  718-631-6443


Col. Franklin J. Estes
Commander, 151st Theater Information Operations Group
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Command Sgt. Maj. Carlton B. Jones
151st Theater Information Operations Group
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