U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers Sgt. 1st Class Alberto Torres and Sgt. Robert Oles, both assigned to the 353d Civil Affairs Command, talk about their experience serving as first responders in New York on September 11, 2001. On this day, 20 years ago, Citizen Soldiers were on the scenes, searching for survivors, helping the injured, and assisting in recovery operations.
In this quarter's wrap up, Army Reserve Soldiers from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion conduct community relations in Sackets Harbor, New York, to build rapport with the police department, fire department, and city utilities providers. The 353d Civil Affairs Command say farewell to ten Soldiers during a retirement ceremony. The combined years of service of the retirees is greater than the age of the United States Army, when it was established in 1775. On September 11, 2001, Soldiers from the 353d Civil Affairs Command were at ground zero serving as first responders following the terrorist attack in New York.
U.S. Army Maj. Richard Schultz, chaplain for the 308th Civil Affairs Brigade, speaks about the efforts he and his team took to collect donations from the Green Bay, Wisconsin, area and transport them to the Team Rubicon warehouse at the National Guard Armory in Sparta, Wisconsin, to then be sorted and brought to Fort McCoy, Sept. 14, 2021. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rhianna Ballenger, 55th Signal Company)
Community relations can be a valuable asset, which is why U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, located near Syracuse, New York, are speaking with police, fire department, and department of public works in Sackets Harbor, New York. The plan is to develop a working relationship to protect and serve their community.
Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, U.S. Army Reserve Command, speaks about the changes and implementation of the new ACFT 2.0. The U.S. Army challenges all Soldiers to pass the ACFT at the gold standard. The ACFT will strengthen our fitness culture, reduce injuries, and increase Army readiness. COVID19 has had an enormous impact on our nation and on our Soldiers. Leadership has assessed the situation and adjusted our implementation of the ACFT across the force. As a result of that assessment, we now introduce ACFT “2.0,” which will physically prepare us all for combat. ACFT 2.0 is the Army’s continuous effort to assess and evolve the ACFT by reviewing its scoring standards and alternate events. Performance data will continue to inform modifications and updates over the next few years. The Army Reserve will remain open and transparent in our scoring standards. When changes are implemented, we will provide appropriate training guidance in our doctrine. For now, no adverse administrative actions will be taken against a Soldier for failing the ACFT. This guidance is in place at least through 31 March 2022.
U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) conducts a virtual change of command from Maj. Gen. Darrell Guthrie to Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Coggin, July 6.
A team of medics with the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, conducted a Combat Lifesaver Course for a class of 16 members of the Italian Army, Navy, Air Force and Carabinieri (National Police) on Base Militar Italiano de Supporte, Jan. 14-18. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Kirsten Brandes)
The 353 Civil Affairs Command conducted a virtual Change of Command from Brig. Gen. Robert S. Cooley to Brig. Gen. Timothy Brennan 22 April 2020. Let us welcome Brig. Gen. Brennan as the new commander of 353 CACOM. Brig. Gen. Cooley moves on the become the chief of staff at Army Reserve Headquarters - Fort Bragg.
USACAPOC(A) and Canadian Chaplains train as more than prayer warriors
Chaplains from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) and  Canadian Army observe fellow Soldiers as they brief area assessments during their evaluated briefings at the Combined Religious Area Assessment and Chaplain Religious Leader Engagement training held November 16—19, 2021, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Jan. 7, 2022 - It was holy ground at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School here Nov. 16—19, 2021, as Chaplains, Chaplain Candidates, and Religious Affairs Specialists from across the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations...

U.S. service members engage with Kenyan school
U.S. Army Sgt. Connor Dowd and Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Reid with C Company, 1-102nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), Task Force Iron Gray, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), high-five students during a cultural engagement at a school in Lamu County, Kenya, Nov. 2, 2021. CJTF-HOA’s efforts, as part of a comprehensive whole-of-government approach, are aimed at increasing African partner nations’ capacity to maintain a stable environment, with an effective government that provides a degree of economic and social advancement to its citizens.



(U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Amanda Stock)
Jan. 4, 2022 - Food. Paper. Notebooks. Art supplies and soccer balls. These are just some of the items U.S. service members in East Africa donated to a school in Lamu County, Kenya. And the donations were just the beginning...

U.S. Army Reserve civil affairs support 1st Infantry Division during Combined Resolve
Capt. Alexander Dorchimont, an attorney from New York City, takes notes during a briefing in the command post of Company D, 411th Civil Affairs Battalion. U.S. Army Reserve civil affairs Soldiers supported the brigade during Combined Resolve XVI, a December 2021 exercise designed to increase readiness and enhance interoperability with Allies to enable U.S. Army Europe-Africa and U.S. European Command theater objectives.
Dec. 27, 2021 - Amid the cold and show of a Bavarian winter, battlefield refugees streamed into Kittensee, a cluster of concrete block buildings in the western part of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center.Soldiers from Company D, 411th...

351st CACOM gears up for disaster response support
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Chris Herion works with others in a cell groups as part of the table-top exercise during the second day of the Bangladesh Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE) 2021 hosted by The Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), Bangladesh Armed Forces Division (AFD), and the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC), at Dhaka, Bangladesh on Oct. 27, 2021. The DREE brings together over 30 countries working in partnership (or collaboration) with government and non-government organizations to compare best practices for disaster relief, culminating in a table-top exercise to simulate a large-scale earthquake response.
Dec. 18, 2021 - For the 351st Civil Affairs Command, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), disaster response is the name of the game. Regionally aligned with U.S. Army Pacific, the Functional Specialty...

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers support Guatemala, U.S. government efforts
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with Joint Task Force-Bravo deployed to Guatemala as part of Civil Affairs Teams 4741, 4743 pose for a photo with community leaders at San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala, Jul 2, 2021. The teams support humanitarian assistance projects and strengthen partnerships in the region, executing more than one million dollars in U.S. Government assistance to Guatemalan partners. (Courtesy photo)
Dec. 17, 2021 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with Joint Task Force-Bravo deployed to Guatemala as part of Civil Affairs Teams 4741, 4742 and 4743 to support humanitarian assistance projects and strengthen partnerships in the region...

St. Nicholas Day in Sozopol: U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers observe local Bulgarian tradition
A Bulgarian citizen throws a wreath into the Black Sea in Sozopol, Bulgaria, December 6, 2021. Locals gather every year to celebrate St. Nicholas Day with a procession, wreath ceremony and feast on traditional Bulgarian fish foods. Wreaths are tossed to honor the lives lost to the Black Sea. The U.S. is honored to continue our long-term cooperation with this strategic ally that continues to demonstrate leadership from the Black Sea region to the Balkans region. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Osvaldo Fuentes)
Dec. 13, 2021 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 415th Civil Affairs Battalion visited Sozopol, Bulgaria, on Dec. 6, 2021, to observe a local tradition...

Operations director, J3 (Wartime) U.S. Army Forces Korea, gains a second star
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.
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...

351st Civil Affairs Command welcomes a new leader to their ‘team of teams’
Soldiers of the 351st Civil Affairs Command render honors to the flag as the National Anthem plays at the change of command ceremony between Brig. Gen. Isaac Johnson, Jr., outgoing commanding general, and Brig. Gen. Christopher J. Dziubek, incoming commanding general, at the Sgt. James Witkowski Armed Forces Reserve Center, Mountain View, California, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.
Nov. 9, 2021 - Among a crowd of Soldiers, distinguished leaders, family members, and friends of the command, the 351st Civil Affairs Command (CACOM) changed command from Brig. Gen. Isaac Johnson, Jr., to Brig. Gen. Christopher J. Dziubek in...

USACAPOC(A) commanding general receives second star
Diane Coggin pins the new two-star rank on the uniform of her husband, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey C. Coggin, commanding general, U.S. Army Civil Affair and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), during his promotion ceremony, Oct. 25, 2021, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Nov. 1, 2021 - In a well-attended ceremony held Oct. 25, 2021 in the command's Memorial Garden at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey C. Coggin, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Civil Affairs and Psychological...

351 CACOM welcomes Command Sgt. Maj. Ryan T. Bodmer as new senior enlisted leader
Command Sgt. Maj. Bodmer is the senior enlisted leader of the 351st Civil Affairs Command.
Oct. 28, 2021 - The 351st Civil Affairs Command welcomed their incoming command sergeant major and bid farewell to their outgoing command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony held at the command headquarters, Oct. 17,...
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Brig. Gen. Timothy Brennan
Commanding General, 353rd Civil Affairs Command
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