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Deployment excellence award recipients

Deployment excellence award recipients – News SUPPORTING UNIT CATEGORY * First Place–7th ARCOM, Schwetzingen, Germany * Runner Up–4013th Garrison Support Unit, Fort Polk, Louisiana LARGE UNIT CATEGORY * First Place–1190th Deployment Support Brigade, Baton Rouge, Louisiana * Runner Up–418th Quartermaster Battalion, Tucson, Arizona SMALL UNIT CATEGORY * First Place–805th Transportation Detachment (Logistics Support Vessel), Tacoma, […]

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ROA grants free membership extensions to mobilized reserve members

ROA grants free membership extensions to mobilized reserve members WASHINGTON — The Reserve Officers Association (ROA) is extending free memberships for up to two years to members who have been mobilized to support Operations Noble Eagle, Iraqi Freedom, or Enduring Freedom. ROA’s Executive Committee unanimously approved the program to show the Association’s appreciation and support […]

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Tuition assistance available to Reservists

Tuition assistance available to Reservists – Brief Article The Army Reserve is offering tuition assistance (TA) to selected reserve soldiers earning their first credential at the diploma, certificate, associate, baccalaureate, graduate level or taking vocational/technical courses offered by accredited colleges/universities. The Army Reserve will pay up to 75% of the course cost, or $187.50 per […]

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Golden thunder: Active, reserve and national guard unite for joint exercise – Training – United States Army in South Dakota/Wyoming

Golden thunder: Active, reserve and national guard unite for joint exercise – Training – United States Army in South Dakota/Wyoming – Brief Article D. Keith Johnson RAPID CITY, S.D.–It was a massing of troops as more than 6,500 soldiers converged on the Custer State Park here and in Camp Guernsey, Wyoming, for exercise Golden Thunder. […]

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New TRICARE program to boost dental readiness of Reservists

New TRICARE program to boost dental readiness of Reservists – Brief Article Kathleen T. Rhem ARLINGTON, Va. (American Forces Press Service)–TRICARE’s new dental insurance program will help ensure reservists are ready to deploy when they’re called, DoD medical officials said. “We want to encourage a higher level of dental health and dental readiness than we […]

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Dressing for the occasion – using a protective ‘moon suit’ in chemical training drills

Dressing for the occasion – using a protective ‘moon suit’ in chemical training drills – Brief Article Raquel Alfaro McDonald Chemical operations specialists don “blue moon suit” for training ATLANTA–It does not look like a typical piece of Army gear, nor is it the most comfortable garment a Reservist can put on, however it could […]

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Pursuing Olympic dream – Sandu D. Rebenciuc; steeplechase

Pursuing Olympic dream – Sandu D. Rebenciuc; steeplechase – Brief Article Jennie Parsons Reservist gets shot at steeplechase team As a kid, did you ever have a crazy dream that you would go to the Olympics to compete in the sport you loved? Did you dream you’d start sprinting at the sound of the gun, […]

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Dynamic duo relish dishing meals to troops

Dynamic duo relish dishing meals to troops Barbecue ribs, macaroni and cheese, corn, fresh fruit and fresh salads, and peppermint patty brownies–that’s just some of the items prepared by two Army Reserve noncommissioned officers for the Soldiers of Joint Task Force Quetzal. Staff Sgt. Philander Jones and Sgt. Amy Bellamy, both of whom profess a […]

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Confidential work, public recognition – Kudos

Confidential work, public recognition – Kudos – Vietnam War veteran and Army Reservist Kenneth Mair Dorea Fowlkes His unit’s mission in Laos was secret. As a consequence, Master Sgt. Kenneth Mair never considered wearing his U.S. Army Support Thailand patch on the right shoulder of his uniform signifying he was a combat veteran. That was […]

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88th Co. MPs begin 2-year deployment

88th Co. MPs begin 2-year deployment – America at War Michele Hammonds FORT EUSTIS, Va.-Cpl. Ryan Clark was shocked when he was given the news that he was among the 42 Army Reservists with the 88th Military Police (MP) Company who were being activated the very next day and were scheduled to begin a two-year […]