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Kentucky Army National Guard brings the firepower to Saber Strike 18
Staff Sgt. Christopher Anderson, section chief, 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery Regiment directs a truck operator during a reloading exercise of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during Saber Strike 18 in the Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland on June 6, 2018. Saber Strike 18 is the eighth iteration of the longstanding U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners. (Michigan Army National Guard photo by Spc. Alan Prince /released)
June 6, 2018 - "This is a unique opportunity for the unit since this is the first time we have deployed with 100% of our organic elements," stated Capt. Paul Chandler, Alpha Battery commander.

Battle Group Poland hits the water for amphibious training
British soldiers in a Jackal 2A Mobility Weapon-Mounted Installation Kit, are transported across a water hazard by their Polish allies in a Polish Army Medium Amphibious Transport at the Bemowo Piskie Training Area on June 5, 2018 as part of their participation in Saber Strike 18. Saber Strike 18 is the eighth iteration of the long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners. (Michigan Army National Guard photo by Spc. Robert Douglas/Released.)
June 6, 2018 - Collaborative training with allies is the kind of environment Saber Strike 18 hopes to foster in its eighth iteration.

Strong Europe Tank Challenge Builds Camaraderie Across Borders
U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, fire at a target while conducting the defensive position live fire portion of the Strong Europe Tank Challenge at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, June 5, 2018. The Strong Europe Tank Challenge is an annual training event designed to give participating nations a dynamic, productive and fun environment in which to foster military partnerships, form Soldier-level relationships, and share tactics, techniques and procedures. The participating nations this year are Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner)
June 6, 2018 - Even across eight nations’ uniforms and six languages, some ideas require no translation like impressive tanks, a friendly competition and the importance of building multinational cooperation.

Army leaders learn by retracing WWII campaign
WWII survivors and local townsfolk from Roynac, France, greet U.S. Soldiers at a privately owned WWII Memorabilia Museum in Roynac as Operation Anvil-Dragoon was discussed May 30, 2018. Anvil-Dragoon was the campaign to take Southern France August 15, 1944. Junior and senior leaders from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, participated in a battle staff ride, which retraced the actual landing spots and troop movements in Southern France, May 27 - 31. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Overson)
June 6, 2018 - f there’s one constant in the Army, it’s learning from success stories and mistakes. Often referred to as ‘lessons learned,’ leaders study what went well and what didn’t go well in various operations. ‘After action reviews’ are often conducted to try to constantly improve missions, and at times, morale.
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Dentists provide no-cost care while operating in field conditions
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Anshuman Rawat, a dentist, and U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Caige Nichols, a dental technician, both with the 455th Medical Company Dental Services, Fort Devens, Massachusetts, provide dental care July 12, 2019, to a civilian patient during the Greater Chenango Cares Innovative Readiness Training in Norwich, New York. IRT is a Department of Defense hands on military training opportunity that delivers joint training opportunities to increase deployment readiness while providing key services for our American communities.

(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cameron Lewis)
July 15, 2019 - Dental personnel from U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard units, U.S. Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard units, and U.S. Navy Reserve units are providing no-cost medical care to community members of rural New York during the Greater Chenango Cares Innovative Readiness Training July 11 - July 20, 2019.

Back to Basics, Junior Leader Certification Program
Sgt. Ivanska M. Carrillo, 653rd Regional Support Group, U.S. Army Reserve, notes deficiencies of a 2kW Military Tactical Generator Set as her group completes a block of instruction on Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services. The 653rd RSG completed the Army Reserve’s new Junior Leader Certification Program, which was created in an effort to promote and enhance Soldier and unit readiness by reinforcing communication and trust with the units and leader.
July 15, 2019 - Twenty-one junior noncommissioned officers of the 653rd Regional Support Group graduated from the new Army Reserve Junior Leader Certification Program at Fort Bliss, Texas on June 29, 2019.

Mobilization Support Force, Process is King
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Mathew S. Booth (left), Sgt. Nathan D. Wallentine, and Spc. Caiden B. Seely check feck fluids on their assigned LMTV for preventative maintenance checks and services at Stennis Motor pool. The Soldiers are members of the 872nd Support Maintenance Company that participated in the Mobilization Support Force Annual Training and Rehearsal of Concept Drill at the end of June (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Joselyn Sydnor).
July 15, 2019 - Units from across the U.S. Army Reserve who make up the Mobilization Support Force conducted their annual training at Fort Bliss, Texas, from June 17-30. These units were selected to augment Fort Bliss’s ability to sustain an increased number of warfighters who would be trained and validated during a Mobilization Force Generation Installation expansion.

Study adds sense of touch, motion to medical simulation scenarios
A cadre member in the 32nd Medical Brigade, Heath Readiness Center of Excellence, participates in a HaptX usability study using Tactical Combat Casualty Care Simulation, or TC3Sim, medical trainer scenarios. The study, funded by Army Futures Command, Simulation and Training Technology Center was conducted June 19 and 20, 2019, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
July 15, 2019 - The U.S. Army Medical Department, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or HRCoE, Directorate of Simulation hosted a usability study of Tactical Combat Casualty Care Simulation, or TC3Sim, medical trainer scenarios using HaptX Gloves June 19 and 20 on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

Cancer survivor rucks 150 miles to raise funds for pediatric cancer
After beating a brain tumor, Spc. Shayn Lindquist, an Army Reserve civil affairs soldier, organized a 150-mile ruck march to raise more than $3000 toward pediatric cancer charities. (Photo Credit: Courtesy photo)
July 12, 2019 - For a civil affairs Army Reserve Soldier, beating cancer was the first step in a 150-mile ruck march to raise money for pediatric cancer.