Army Public Affairs

With nearly 40 Public Affairs units (Public Affairs Detachments, Mobile Public Affairs Detachments, Broadcast Operation Detachments, and Press Camp Headquarters) and Public Affairs professionals in our 7 Geographic and 22 Functional commands, the U.S. Army Reserve has one of the largest military news-gathering entities in the Army.

The Year in Photos 2017 only scratches the surface of the outstanding work of these Public Affairs professionals. Take a look through the images to see what America's Army Reserve accomplished last year.

Master Sgt. Claudia Polite, U.S. Army Reserve Soldier with the 3rd Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary), takes a seat among band members of Talladega College Marching Band before taking part in the 58th Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20. The parade route stretched approximately 1.5 miles along Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to the White House. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
1st Sgt. Tomeka Johnson, senior enlisted leader of the 200th Military Police Command Headquarters Company, lifts weights over her head during the final step of the Military Police High Physical Demand Testing Analysis, which requires soldiers to wear approximately 80 pounds of protective equipment, Feb. 18, 2017. The drill was part of a command sergeants major and senior enlisted leaders forum hosted by the 200th Military Police Command in Los Alamitos, Calif., Feb. 15-18, 2017, to discuss proactive personnel management of Soldiers in the U.S. Army Reserve. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Elizabeth Taylor)
U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Beedle of the 11-104th, 91st Training Division rapels down a rock face during a confidence course on February 7th, 2017 on Ft. Hunter Liggett, Calif. Beedle competed in the 91st Training Division's Best warrior competition that tested their endurance and knowledge of warrior tasks and drills. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek Cummings/Released)
U.S. Army Sgt. Juan Padilla of the 91st Training Division looks to a team member during an engagement in a simulated extraction mission on February 8th, 2017 on Ft. Hunter Liggett, Calif. Soldiers competed in the 91st Training Division's Best Warrior Competition that tested their endurance and knowledge of warrior tasks and drills. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek Cummings/Released)
Sgt. Roberto J. Cruz of the 315th Engineer Battalion navigates the reverse climb portion of the confidence course at the 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Best Warrior competition, at Joint-Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, February 9, 2017. Best Warrior is an annual competition designed to test each soldier’s physical and mental fitness, proficiency in warrior tasks, resiliency, and their determination to be the best (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Spc. Sean Harding/Released).
Pfc. Raymond A. Gomez, 387th Engineer Company, 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, leaps over an obstacle during the confidence course portion of the 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Best Warrior competition, at Joint-Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, February 9, 2017. Best Warrior is an annual competition designed to test each soldier’s physical and mental fitness, proficiency in warrior tasks, resiliency, and their determination to be the best (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Spc. Sean Harding/Released).
Soldiers of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command conduct casualty operations training Feb. 12 at command headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 99th RSC provides casualty notification and assistance, as well as funeral honors, for veterans and their families throughout the command’s 13-state region stretching from Maine to Virginia.
Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Moeller, U.S. Army Reserve drill instructor and the 2016 U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, participates in a marketing photo shoot organized by the Office of the Chief of Army Reserve at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Feb. 14, to promote the U.S. Army Reserve. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Mike Roberston, a logistics officer for Detachment 6, 335th Signal Command (Theater), shares a quiet moment with his wife, Erin, before a deployment ceremony for Det. 6 at the command headquarters in East Point, Ga., Feb. 12, 2017. The detachment left for a a nine-month deployment to the Middle East after the ceremony. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar)
Firefighter David Guerra, a flight medic with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department (MDFR), begins the decontamination process at the Port of Miami during a joint hazard material exercise with the Army Reserve’s 329th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Company (Reconnaissance and Surveillance) on Feb. 18, 2017 in Miami, Fla. The 329th CBRN Company, from Orlando, Fla., the Army Reserve’s 469th Ground Ambulance Company, from Wichita, Kan., and the Florida National Guard’s Civil Support Team, spent the day training with MDFR firefighters during a sustainment training exercise that combines civil authorities and Defense CBRN Response Force. The Miami event was the second training exercise of its kind for Northern Command. The first exercise held with a municipality was in New York City. The 329th CBRN Company is the only chemical company on the DCRF. The DCRF mission is to save lives, mitigate human suffering and facilitate recovery operations in a CBRN environment. The DCRF consists of 5,200 personnel to include Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and civilians from active-duty and reserve component units. The DCRF is a scalable force that is part of a larger collaborative response capability between local, state, tribal and federal agencies. DCRF assets are used to support the primary agency in the event of a CBRN incident. (Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Mark Bell / Released)
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Landon P. Jezek, with the 329th Chemical Company based in Orlando, Fla., removes his self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) after conducting a joint hazard material exercise with the U.S. Army and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department at the Port of Miami, Feb. 18, 2017. The 329th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Company (Reconnaissance and Surveillance), from Orlando, Fla., the Army Reserve’s 469th Ground Ambulance Company, from Wichita, Kan., and the Florida National Guard’s Civil Support Team, spent the day training with MDFR firefighters during a sustainment training exercise that combines civil authorities and Defense CBRN Response Force, in Miami, Florida. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Marisol Walker/Released)
Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, maneuver through difficult terrain on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington March 12, 2017. The city of Tacoma, Washington, receives an average rainfall of 40 inches of rain per year (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Spc. Sean F. Harding/Released).
During the Simulated Training Exercise soldiers navigate through smoke bombs to complete the mission during this year’s 200th Military Police Command’s Best Warrior Competition held at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif, Mar. 17. Competitors test their Army aptitude by completing warfare simulations, board interviews, physical fitness tests, written exams, and Warrior tasks and battle drills. (US Army photo by Sgt. Elizabeth Taylor)
A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier checks his thermal weapon sight before night live-fire qualification during Operation Cold Steel at Fort McCoy, Wis., March 20, 2017. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve's crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise to ensure that America's Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best, 84th Training Command)
A Light Medium Tactical Vehicle gunnery crew engages targets during a night live-fire gunnery qualification at the Operation Cold Steel exercise conducted at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Mar. 20, 2017. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve’s first large-scale live-fire training and crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise. Cold Steel plays a critical role in ensuring that America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Total Army and Joint Force partners anywhere in the world. In support of the Total Army Force, First Army Master Gunners participated in Cold Steel to provide expertise in crew level gunnery qualifications, and to develop Vehicle Crew Evaluator training, preparing units here and when they return to their home stations to conduct crew served weapons training and vehicle crew gunnery at the unit-level. 475 crews with an estimated 1,600 Army Reserve Soldiers will certify in M2, M19 and M240 Bravo gunner platforms across 12-day rotations through the seven-week exercise.(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)
Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Farley Thompson, a Tyrone, Ga. native and drill sergeant with Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 485th Infantry Regiment, 98th Training Division (Initial EntryTraining), which is located at Fort Benning, Ga., demonstrates level one combatives on an opponet during the 2017 108th Training Command (IET) Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, March 20, 2017. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Michelle Lunato/released)
U.S. Army Human Resources Command Soldiers fire cannon salvos at the beginning of the change of command ceremony at Fort Knox, Ky., April 28, 2017.(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton/ released)
A M-136 Volcano weapons system of the 979th Mobility Augmentation Company, 478th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Lexington, Ky., emplaces training mines during the company's training at Wilcox Range on Fort Knox, Ky., April 1, 2017. This was part of Engineer Qualification Table XII. This company was the first U.S. Army Reserve unit to accomplish this feat. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood)
FORT DEVENS, Massachusetts – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Deiss, a competitor in the 80th Training Command and 99th Regional Support Command’s Best Warrior Competition, fires an M9 pistol during a qualification range, here, April 4, 2017.
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Zachary Rumo, 366th Engineer Company, 412th Theater Engineer Command, completes basic live fire with an M2 .50 caliber machine gun during Operation Cold Steel at Fort McCoy, Wis., April 20, 2017. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve's crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise to ensure that America's Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best, 84th Training Command)
U.S. Soldiers complete the swim portion of the German Armed Forces Badge qualification at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait April 27, 2017. The German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency is one of the most sought after foreign awards in the United States Army. The 316th ESC and the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) had the privilege of hosting the award qualifications. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Bigelow)
Davis Newton, 5, places an American flag on Clemson University’s Scroll of Honor during a flag placing ceremony in preparation for Memorial Day observances, May 25, 2017. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar)
U.S. Soldiers, with the 372nd Engineer Company, make final adjustments to a cinder block wall at the St. Matthew's School construction site for Beyond the Horizon 2017, St. Matthew's, Belize, May 1, 2017. Beyond the Horizon is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, Army South-led exercise designed to provide humanitarian and engineering services to communities in need, demonstrating U.S. support for Belize. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Gary Silverman)
Chadian Col. Bakhit Saleh Harane, surgeon, and U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Michael Shotwell, general surgeon, assigned to 3rd Medical Command Deployment Support, perform a hernia surgery together during Medical Readiness Training Exercise 17-3 at the Military Teaching Hospital in N’Djamena, Chad, May 3. The mutually beneficial exercise offers opportunities for the partnered militaries to share best practices and improve medical treatment processes. (U.S. Army Africa photo by Staff Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti)
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Onderko, of Lawton, Okla., grades Sgt. 1st Class Brent Powell, of Pocahontas, Ark., as Powell does push-ups to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test on a field at Woodward Academy in East Point, Ga., May 6, 2017. The APFT is designed to test the muscular strength, endurance, and cardiovascular respiratory fitness of soldiers in the Army. Soldiers are scored based on their performance in three events consisting of the push-up, sit-up, and a two-mile run, ranging from 0 to 100 points in each event. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar)
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 341st Engineer Company and 401st Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge Company) maneuver a six-bay float raft downstream on the Mississippi River at Fountain City, Wisconsin, May 7, 2017, as part of Warrior Exercise 86-17-02. More than 70 U.S. Army Reserve units are conducting combat training to increase their lethality as cohesive units of action during the 84th Training Command’s WAREX 86-17-02 at Fort McCoy, Wis. from April 29 until May 13, 2017. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Beth Raney, 343rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command, greets a small child wearing an American flag prior to the start of the Stripes and Stars Festival celebrating the U.S. Army 242nd birthday at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
Army Reserve Warriors prepare to board a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter a the beginning of a "Mystery Event Day," the final phase of the week-long 2017 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, N.C. June 15. This year’s Best Warrior Competition will determine the top noncommissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier who will represent the U.S. Army Reserve in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this year at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by SGT David Turner) (Released)
U.S. Army Reserve soldier Sgt. Fernando Valadez of the 308th Chemical Company sprays down a tactical vehicle during a training decontamination mission on June 21st, 2017 on Ft. Hunter Liggett, Calif. Valadez participated in the 91st Training Division's Warrior Exercise that trained soldeirs on various tasks and drills. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek Cummings/Released)
Observer Coach / Trainers assigned to Army Reserve Medical Command’s 7212th Medical Support Unit monitor medical team patient care and manage vitals and responses of manikins. Soldiers assigned to the 807th Medical Command’s 228th Combat Support Hospital based out of San Antonio, Texas attended the three-day training exercise on 2-4 Jun. at the the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center located in Rochester, Minnesota.The MCMSC TeamSTEPPS Exercise, hosted by Medical Readiness and Training Command, provides Army Reserve medical units and healthcare providers the opportunity to work together in a realistic setting that replicates theater-specific injuries and focuses on teaching and incorporating TeamSTEPPS into Army Reserve processes.
Staff Sgt. Marcy DiOssi, a bridge crewmember-instructor with the 80th Training Command (The Army School System), swings onto a wooden beam as part of the 2017 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition, Fort Bragg, N.C., June 13, 2017. Competitors must try to complete as many obstacles as they can, as fast as they can. The obstacle course is only one event in the entire competition. This year’s Best Warrior Competition will determine the top noncommissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier who will represent the U.S. Army Reserve in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this year at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Milcah Villaronga) (Released)
U.S. Army Reserve watercraft operators and engineers assemble a roll-on/roll-off discharge facility during training at the Port of San Diego on July 16, 2017. The RRDF is a causeway is used to quickly move supplies from ships to shore. U.S. Army Reserve Command Soldiers are participating in Exercise Big LOTS West, a joint military training exercise designed to reinforce the 1394th Transportation Brigade's ability to rapidly deploy vital combat equipment to an operational environment. (Photo by U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. David L. Nye, 301st Public Affairs Detachment)
Sgt. Jazmyn Medina, a U.S. Army Reserve military police Soldier with the 56th Military Police Company, of Phoenix, Arizona, takes notes for a mission brief during a Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, July 22, 2017. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Active Army Soldiers from the 502nd Multi Role Bridge Co., race to "catch" interior bridge bay sections dropped by CH-47 Chinook helicopters to stage and put together. U.S. Army, Active and Reserve Soldiers join with Active and Reserve Marine components to deploy, construct and assemble an approximately 320 meter floating improved ribbon bridge across the Arkansas River during River Assault 2017, at Fort Chaffee Maneuver Center, Ark., July 26, 2017. River Assault 2017 is a two-week extended combat training exercise held July 15-28 focusing on technical skills, of various service members, culminating with the construction of a floating improved ribbon bridge across the Arkansas River. Operation River Assault is one of the key training events, which demonstrates America’s Army Reserve is the most capable, combat ready, and lethal Federal Reserve Force in the history of the nation.  (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Staff Sgt. Roger Ashley)
1st Lt. Brandon Ellerman, assigned to the 455th Engineer Company, 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, reaches higher ground to use his Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System at Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho, July 13, 2017. The 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade maintains a high level of readiness in order to provide trained, ready and resilient forces to the Army and Joint Force, who are integrated across all components, and prepared to mobilize and deploy to serve our nation across the Range of Military Operations. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. Demetrio Montoya/301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade)
Soldiers assigned to the 455th Engineer Company, 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, witness the aftermath of a 40-pound cratering charge during extended combat training at Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho, July 13, 2017. The 455th Engineer Company conducted extended combat training to improve readiness and ensure that America’s Army Reserve remains the most capable, capable, combat-ready, and lethal Federal Reserve force in the history of the Nation. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. Demetrio Montoya/301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade)
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the Army Reserve Aviation Command, transport senior citizens off of a UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter, to first responders in Conroe, Texas, Aug. 30. The Army Reserve Aviation Command provides mission command to all assigned units in order to deploy trained and ready Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigades and Theater Fixed Wing Battalions to a specified Area of Operations in support of a Combatant Commander. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Matthew Roman, Army Reserve Aviation Command Public Affairs Officer).
Three U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, from the Illinois National Guard, fly over Soldier Field in Chicago while Soldiers assigned to the 144th Army Band, based in Springfield, Illinois, present the colors during the singing of the National Anthem by Jencarlos Canela, international popstar, at the 2017 Major League Soccer All-Star game vs Real Madrid, August 2, 2017. More than 61,000 spectators were in attendance. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor/Released)
Spc. Wantea Seong, 2017 Army Reserve Best Warrior Soldier Runner-up, fires a M-249 squad automatic weapon. 2017 Army Reserve Best Warrior winners and runners up train at Fort Devens, Mass. for three weeks to prepare for the Department of Army Best Warrior Competition.
Spc. Kenny Ochoa, 2017 Army Reserve Best Warrior Soldier of the Year, tosses a grenade on the qualification course.. 2017 Army Reserve Best Warrior winners and runners up train at Fort Devens, Mass. for three weeks to prepare for the Department of Army Best Warrior Competition.
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 482nd Engineer Firefighter Detachment, Sturtevant, WI, train to extinguish a fuel fire during Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) 86-17-02 at Fort McCoy, Wis., August 15, 2017. CSTX includes more than 12,000 service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps as well as from six countries. CSTX is a large-scale training event where units experience tactical training scenarios specifically designed to replicate real-world missions. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. John Russell)
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Craig Owens, the command sergeant major of the 200th Military Police Command, U.S. Army Reserve, leads a team-building ruck march while wearing protective masks along with command sergeants major from his brigades and battalions during a ‘CSM Huddle’ in Scottsdale, Arizona, Sept. 16, 2017. During the huddle, the command sergeants major discussed critical topics relevant to their command and their units in order to increase readiness to deploy. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Staff Sgt. Michael Pagaduan, assigned to the Army’s 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, gets a high-five Sept. 1 prior to a military appreciation game with the United States men's national soccer team at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Service members from the Army and Air Force held the U.S. flag for the national anthem.
Staff Sgt. Darrell Thibeaux, a human resources specialist with the 373rd Combat Sustainment Support Brigade, is thanked by a survivor during a high water rescue mission in Beaumont, Texas, Sept. 1, 2017. Soldiers of 373rd CSSB, along with several of their vehicles, were attached to the Beaumont Fire Department conducting high water rescue missions. Within a few days time frame they were able to evacuate over 700 citizens, roughly 170 animals and had assisted with transporting over 100 emergency personnel. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Heather Doppke/released)
Special Agent Donald Rackley, of the 733rd Military Police Battalion (CID), role plays during a mock hostage negotiation scenario during Capital Shield, Sept. 8. Both active and reserve special agents from the Army's Criminal Investigation Command gathered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, September 5-9, 2017. Capital Shield’s key training events included crime scene and intelligence management, hostage and crisis negotiation and evidence processing. The Special Agents were trained for real-world incidents and established mutual partnerships between U.S. Army components. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Audrey Hayes)
1st Lt. Roberto Boudon, officer in charge of the 512th Movement Control Team, carries food and water from a UH 60 Black Hawk during a resupply mission at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. September 14.
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Douglas Wiswell and Spc. Muhammad Hasaan Hashmi, power distribution specialists assigned to Delta Company, 249th Engineering Battalion, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, pull downed power lines out of debris caused by Hurricane Maria to help restore power in the Rio Grande, Puerto Rico area, October 25, 2017. Delta Company has been providing support to local engineers building and rebuilding power lines due to damage caused by Hurricane Maria. The Army Reserve is part of a synchronized Federal emergency response system for immediate assistance. Providing timely and appropriate response to an incident remains one of the Army’s key operational concepts. The Army Reserve’s enabling capabilities remain a key component of this system by maintaining a variety of readily available capabilities including aviation, civil affairs, engineering, medical, supply and logistics that can be committed to Defense Support of Civil Authorities missions. These capabilities help the Army and Army Reserve’s community-based force save lives, prevent human suffering and extensive property damage when domestic disaster threaten the homeland. America’s Army Reserve is the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal Federal Reserve force in the history of the Nation. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Anthony Martinez)
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers Spc. Jeffrey Lebron and Sgt. Sergio Alvarado, assigned to the 432nd Transportation Company in Ceiba, PR, secure pallets of water that were transported to el Departamento de la Vivienda in San Juan, October 7.
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Stephen Justin adjusts an AN/PAS-13 Thermal Weapon Sight while Staff Sgt. Jeff Harley looks on. Both Soldiers are petroleum supply specialists with the 842nd Quartermaster Company, preparing to send the first rounds downrange with an M2 machine gun for weapons qualification during Operation Cold Steel II, hosted by the 79th Theater Sustainment Command at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 15, 2017. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve’s crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise to ensure that America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Heather Doppke/79th Theater Sustainment Command)
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Leo Erro Trajano, culinary specialist, 693rd Quartermaster Company, views the range through an AN/PAS-13 Thermal Weapon Site preparing to send rounds downrange with an M2A1 machine gun for weapons qualification during Operation Cold Steel II, hosted by the 79th Theater Sustainment Command at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 16, 2017. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve’s crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise to ensure that America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Heather Doppke/79th Theater Sustainment Command)
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 1st Mission Support Command, along with officers from partner federal agencies, load trucks with food and water to deliver to the different communities during Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Lares, Puerto Rico. October 20, 2017.
U.S. Army and partner nation paratroopers conduct Sustained Airborne Training (SAT) during the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg, N.C., Nov. 30, 2017. This year, eight countries are participating and they include; Colombia, Canada, Latvia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Germany, and Poland. Operation Toy Drop, hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is the largest combined airborne operation conducted worldwide. The event allows Soldiers the opportunity to train on their military occupational specialty, maintain their airborne readiness, and give back to the local community. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Darius Davis)
Cape Wrath (left), a 697-foot cargo vessel owned by the Department of Transportation is staged at the Port of Baltimore for use during a port operations training exercise conducted by U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 200th Military Police Command and the 1398th Deployment Distribution Support Battalion on Nov. 2, 2017, as part of their mission essential tasks for deployment. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Twins Bryant Omar and Bryant Yohel Ramos, both specialists assigned to the 390th Transportation Company Seaport Operations in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, embrace a friend during a food and water distribution mission at the Jaime A. Collazo del Rio High School in Morovis, PR, November 7. Omar and Yohel learned that their friend was moving to the mainland after having lost her job due to Hurricane Maria.
Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, administers the Oath of Enlistment to two-dozen Army recruits during a Salute to Service ceremony Nov. 8 at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan. Kok stressed the importance of readiness in the military as focus shifts from fighting terrorism to also preparing to engage with peer and near-peer threats.
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Joseph Heinrich and Spc. Jonathan Alli, 961st Transportation Detachment (TC DET), 377th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC), conduct night crew-served weapon qualification on pop-up targets with a Mark 19 gun during Operation Cold Steel II, hosted by the 79th Theater Sustainment Command (SSC), at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Nov. 17, 2017. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve's crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise to ensure America's Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice as part of Ready Force X and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world.(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Noel Williams/-U.S. Army Reserve Command)
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class David Smith with the United States Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and foreign Jumpmasters relay commands to paratroopers during the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop at MacKall Army Airfield, N.C., Dec. 4, 2017. This year, eight countries are participating and they include; Colombia, Canada, Latvia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Germany, and Poland. Operation Toy Drop, hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is the largest combined airborne operation conducted worldwide. The event allows Soldiers the opportunity to train on their military occupational specialty, maintain their airborne readiness, and give back to the local community. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Darius Davis)
U.S Army paratroopers fill the sky for the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Dec. 01, 2017 at Sicily Drop Zone, Fort Bragg , North Carolina. These jumpmasters are part of the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop. This year, eight countries are participating and they include; Colombia, Canada, Latvia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Germany, and Poland. Operation Toy Drop, hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) and is the largest combined airborne operation conducted worldwide. The event and allows Soldiers the opportunity to train on their military occupational specialty, maintain their airborne readiness, and give back to the local community. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Jones)
U.S. Army paratroopers stand in formation to receive their Swedish jump wings on Sicily Drop Zone during the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Dec. 01, 2017. This year, eight countries are participating and they include; Colombia, Canada, Latvia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Germany, and Poland. Operation Toy Drop, hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is the largest combined airborne operation conducted worldwide. The event allows Soldiers the opportunity to train on their military occupational specialty, maintain their airborne readiness, and give back to the local community. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Lisa Velazco/Released)
U.S. Army Reserve Spcs. Christopher Landon and Timothy Dauser, both motor transport operators, 182nd Transportation Company, work together as gunner and assistant gunner to qualify on an M240B machine gun as part of Operation Cold Steel II, hosted by the 79th Theater Sustainment Command at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Dec. 2, 2017. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve’s crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise to ensure that America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice as part of Ready Force X and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Heather Doppke/79th Theater Sustainment Command)