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U.S. Army Reserve Family’s Love exceeds boundaries

 

U.S. ArmyFort Bragg, NC – “Life before we moved here wasn’t good. We used to fight a lot,” said 14-year-old Olivia.

“We all stayed in one room, on one bed,” added her 15-year-old sister Emma. “I always slept on the edge.”

At an early age, both girls are well versed in what various illegal drugs are and how they are used.

“I got scared when they did drugs,” Emma explained. “They did them all: needles, pot, meth and spice. Their moods were up and down, up and down, all the time.”

For years Emma and Olivia lived in a three-bedroom home with nine other people. In Kentucky the two were exposed to drugs, explicit sexual scenes and verbal altercations that would sometimes become physical.

U.S. Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 3 Daniel Schoonmaker, assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, plays touch football with his children after work on March 11, 2020. Two of his six children are foster children his family took into their home while stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Alexandra Shea)

U.S. Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 3 Daniel Schoonmaker, assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, plays touch football with his children after work on March 11, 2020. Two of his six children are foster children his family took into their home while stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Alexandra Shea)

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962nd Quartermaster Company upholds Dignity, Reverence, and Respect in Afghanistan

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Soldiers from the 962nd Quartermaster Company (Mortuary Affairs), out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii, arguably have one of the hardest jobs in the Army. They arrived in Afghanistan from all parts of the Pacific: Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, and Hawaii, and they are here for one purpose.

The U.S. Army Reserve unit is responsible for receiving, processing, safeguarding and transporting the remains and accompanying personal effects of U.S. and Coalition fallen service members, contractors, and civilians throughout Afghanistan.

Mortuary affairs specialists from the 962nd Quartermaster Company, attached to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, conduct a capabilities demonstration to showcase the importance and dedication it takes to prepare and place a flag over the transfer case for fallen service members on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 31, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sergeant Caitlyn Byrne)

Mortuary affairs specialists from the 962nd Quartermaster Company, attached to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, conduct a capabilities demonstration to showcase the importance and dedication it takes to prepare and place a flag over the transfer case for fallen service members on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 31, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sergeant Caitlyn Byrne)

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Soldiers provide needed medical services for Fort Belknap community

 

Written by Lt. Col. Angela Wallace
Army Reserve Medical Command

Army Reserve Medical CommandHarlem, MT – In an agricultural community less than 50 miles south of the Canadian border lies a town filled with history, culture and a small group of medical professionals from the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve who are determined to make a difference.

The nearly 50 Soldiers assigned to Army Reserve Medical Command’s 7234th Medical Support Unit based out of Vallejo, California, and U.S. Army medical personnel assigned to 24th Medical Detachment, 44th Medical Brigade, 18th Airborne Corps based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in partnership with Fort Belknap Indian Health Service, offered a variety of health care services at the Fort Belknap Hospital in Harlem and Eagle Child Health Station in Hays, Montana from July 22nd through August 6th, 2017.

Capt. Emy Thompson, an active duty optometrist assigned to 179th Medical Detachment located in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is one of nearly 50 medical personnel who are working in partnership with Army Reserve Medical Command’s 7234th Medical Support Unit located in Vallejo, California, and Fort Belknap Indian Health Service to provide medical care to the local tribal population. (Lt. Col. Angela Wallace)

Capt. Emy Thompson, an active duty optometrist assigned to 179th Medical Detachment located in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is one of nearly 50 medical personnel who are working in partnership with Army Reserve Medical Command’s 7234th Medical Support Unit located in Vallejo, California, and Fort Belknap Indian Health Service to provide medical care to the local tribal population. (Lt. Col. Angela Wallace)

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Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers don historic 101st Airborne ‘Old Abe’ patch during ceremony at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) became the first division headquarters to convert to a multi-component unit division headquarters, June 16th. During a patching ceremony, soldiers from Wisconsin and Utah Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve placed Velco-backed ‘Old Abe’ patches on their upper left sleeves marking another milestone in Screaming Eagle history.

The ceremony represents one of the many transformations in the Army.

The purpose of multi-component unit division headquarters is to fully integrate Reserve and National Guard Soldiers into the modification table of organization and equipment.

Soldiers from the Wisconsin and Utah Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve donned the historic "Old Abe" patch during a patching ceremony at 101st Division Headquarters, at Fort Campbell, Ky., June 16, 2015. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the Wisconsin and Utah Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve donned the historic “Old Abe” patch during a patching ceremony at 101st Division Headquarters, at Fort Campbell, Ky., June 16, 2015. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers act as Opposing Force to help Army Reserve enhance their individual skills

 

Written by Maj. Sean Casey
78th Training Division

78 Infantry DivisionFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort A.P. Hill, VA – Soldiers from the 78th Training Division and 101st Airborne Division join together to act as the Opposing Force (OPFOR) helping facilitate the 78th Training Division’s Warrior Exercise (WAREX) “Arctic Lightning” at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, January 10th to January 31st.

Sunlight breaks through the upper canopy of the tree line bringing a glimpse of physical comfort to January’s frigid early morning moments before the OPFOR soldier breaks the silence and initiates his attack.

Pfc. Jonathan Elledge and Pfc. Ryan Williams from Charlie Company, 1-327 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, egress from their fighting positions during a simulated ambush on Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 16, 2015. The soldiers provide realistic encounters to units as they operate in a simulated operation environment. (Spc. Phillip Scaringi, 78th Training Division)

Pfc. Jonathan Elledge and Pfc. Ryan Williams from Charlie Company, 1-327 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, egress from their fighting positions during a simulated ambush on Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 16, 2015. The soldiers provide realistic encounters to units as they operate in a simulated operation environment. (Spc. Phillip Scaringi, 78th Training Division)

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Major General Robert Harris awards Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson with Above and Beyond Award

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – Major General Robert A. Harris, Assistant Adjutant General, is responsible for 10,500 combat ready Soldiers who make up the Tennessee Army National Guard and he visited Clarksville to assist with the presentation of three awards to Sheriff John Fuson.

Sheriff Fuson was recognized for his support of his employees who are members of the Air and Army National Guard as well as US Army Reservist.

Carl Lambert State Chair for the Tennessee Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve presents Sheriff Fuson with the “Patriot Award” from the Secretary of Defense

Carl Lambert State Chair for the Tennessee Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve presents Sheriff Fuson with the “Patriot Award” from the Secretary of Defense

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U.S. Army: Suicide prevention help available 24/7

 

Written by Lisa A. Ferdinando
Army News Service

U.S. ArmyWashington, D.C. – Suicide prevention help is available 24 hours a day and that message was emphasized at the Army’s Suicide Prevention Program health fair at the Pentagon.

“Soldiers, Army civilians and family members have options,” said Sherry Simmons-Coleman, senior program analyst for the Army’s Suicide Prevention Program.

Those options include talking to a member of their unit, visiting the chaplain or behavior health professional on the installation, or calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which is available 24-hours a day at 1.800.273. TALK (8255), she said.

Members of the Army Suicide Prevention Program provide information about the resources available for Soldiers, Army civilians and family members, Sept. 12, 2013. Seen here is the Army ACE card that highlights the importance of three steps: asking if a person is suicidal, caring for that person and escorting that person to a professional.

Members of the Army Suicide Prevention Program provide information about the resources available for Soldiers, Army civilians and family members, Sept. 12, 2013. Seen here is the Army ACE card that highlights the importance of three steps: asking if a person is suicidal, caring for that person and escorting that person to a professional.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Memorial Day Ceremony to be held May 27th, 2013

 

Memorial DayMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization is hosting its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 10:00am, May 27th, at Veterans Memorial Park, Clarksville, TN.

City and county officials, as well as MCVSO staff will give remarks, with the keynote address given by LTC (Retired) Norman “Greg” Lane, US Army Reserve, who currently serves as the Battalion Executive Officer of Austin Peay State University’s ROTC.

The colors were posted by the Elester Garner Chapter of the 555th Triple Nickel as members of the Gold Star Wives look on during last year's Memorial Day Ceremony.

The colors were posted by the Elester Garner Chapter of the 555th Triple Nickel as members of the Gold Star Wives look on during last year’s Memorial Day Ceremony.

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