AUSA Asks Congress to Support Guard, Reserve

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AUSA Asks Congress to Support Guard, Reserve

The Association of the U.S. Army has joined six other organizations to get congressional support for the reserve component, including expanded health care coverage, eliminating equipment shortfalls and an increase in full-time personnel support.

New Army Reserve App Helps Soldiers Connect

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New Army Reserve App Helps Soldiers Connect

Army Reserve soldiers, families and civilians will soon be able to stay up to date on all things Reserve with the touch of a finger.

The “Double Eagle” app, the Reserve’s first, will be released later this month during a “Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program” two-day event for soldiers and their families in Boston.

Luckey: Recruiting ‘On the Mark’ This Year

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Luckey: Recruiting ‘On the Mark’ This Year

Targeted programs and incentives have helped the U.S. Army Reserve get on track to meet this year’s recruiting goal, and retention is “better than we’ve done in years,” said Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of the Army Reserve and commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Command.

At just under 190,000 soldiers, the U.S. Army Reserve is below its authorized strength of 199,500, but “doing better than we were four or five months ago,” he said, and “about right on the mark” with efforts to recruit new soldiers.

15 Employers Tapped for Support Freedom Awards

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15 Employers Tapped for Support Freedom Awards

Fifteen employers have been selected to receive the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for their efforts on behalf of employees who are in the National Guard or Reserve.

“Our National Guard and Reserve members are a vital part of our national defense and deserve as much support as our country can provide,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a statement. “These 15 employers lead the way, and we are grateful for their role in helping to keep our nation safe and secure.”

Reserve Boosting Force Structure in High-Tech Areas

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Reserve Boosting Force Structure in High-Tech Areas

The Army Reserve is taking a lesson from building a medical reserve force as it looks for tech-savvy talent to fill critical new jobs.

The best, most competent medical professionals available who don’t need training were found at little or no cost to the Army Reserve in private practice, and the private sector is now where the Army Reserve is looking for highly skilled professionals in technology, Chief of Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey said recently during a breakfast hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare.

Army Reserve Facing Urgent Demands

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Army Reserve Facing Urgent Demands

Chief of Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey says his soldiers, their families and employers may feel the impact of having a more-ready force.

Guard, Reserve Use Needs to Be Balanced

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Guard, Reserve Use Needs to Be Balanced

With his 21 years of combined service in the Regular Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve, Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper knows the value of the reserve components and the challenges.

In an Army News Service interview, Esper said his own service in the National Guard after he left active duty showed this was a talented, hardworking force. “I came to really respect the Guard,” he said.