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Graphic depicting the Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Fiscal Year 2023 Sailors of the Year.
Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Announces Sailors of the Year
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | Feb. 9, 2024
Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve (CNAFR) announced its 2023 Sailors of the Year at an awards ceremony at the Coronado Brigantine, Feb. 8, 2024...

U.S. Navy title graphic for a profiles in professionalism story featuring Logistics Specialist 1st Class Bobby Veliz, assigned to Tactical Support Wing.
Profiles in Professionalism: Logistics Specialist 1st Class Bobby Veliz
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | Jan. 17, 2024
McAllen, Texas native Logistics Specialist 1st Class Bobby Veliz has served as a Training and Administration of the Reserve (TAR) Sailor in the Navy since July of 2002, currently assigned as supply department leading petty...

Profiles in Professionalism: IT1 Joshua Lee
Profiles in Professionalism: Information Systems Technician 1st Class Joshua Lee
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erik Melgar | Jan. 11, 2024
At Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command (REDCOM) Jacksonville, Information Systems Technician 1st Class Joshua Lee, from Boise, Idaho, received the Sailor of the Year (SOY) 2023 award on Dec. 14, 2023.This...

Lt. Cmdr. Mellany George poses for a portrait.
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Cmdr. Mellany George
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erik Melgar | Jan. 4, 2024
Lt. Cmdr. Mellany George, from Birmingham Ala., found her passion for engineering in the Boy Scouts of America Exploring Program at 14 years old. Since then, she graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in...

Navy Reserve Sailors Strengthen Navy Networks
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Ruple | Dec. 19, 2023
Fort George G. Meade (December 4, 2023) – U.S. Navy Reserve Sailor assigned to U.S. Fleet Cyber Command (FCC) and U.S. 10th Fleet (C10F) continue to detect, identify, eliminate and prevent unclassified network issues during...

SAVANNAH, Georgia (Aug. 25, 2023) |An E/A-18G Growler assigned to the “Star Warriors” of Navy Reserve squadron, Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 209, flies alongside two Air National Guard F/A-18 Super Hornets near Savannah, Georgia during Sentry Savannah, the Air National Guard’s largest air-to-air, 4th and 5th generation fighter exercise. The joint exercise brings fighter units from across the country together to train in integrated tactics. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Peter Scheu)
Star Warriors Reflect on Participation in Air National Guard’s Sentry Savannah 2023
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | Dec. 18, 2023
The Navy Reserve “Star Warriors'' of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 209 took to the Savannah, Georgia skies alongside 4th and 5th generation fighter aircraft from across the country during Air National Guard (ANG) exercise...

Profiles in Professionalism: GM3 Brittany Ommen
Profiles in Professionalism: GM3 Brittany Ommen
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew Gordon | Dec. 7, 2023
Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Brittany Ommen, a native of Arlington, Wa., has the opportunity to live this dream of hers. Ommen, a U.S. Navy Reservist attached to Navy Reserve Center, Kitsap, is playing in the Armed Forces...

Command Master Chief Nicole Rios and Command Master Chief Michael Harvie unveil the seal for Mobilization and Deployment Support Command during the launch ceremony for Mobilization and Deployment Support Command.
Navy Reserve Launches Mobilization and Deployment Support Command (MDSC)
By Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | Dec. 1, 2023
Mobilization and Deployment Support Command (MDSC) officially launched during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Naval Station Norfolk, December 1, 2023...

The Conquistadors of VR-57 is a Naval Reserve Force squadron comprised of active duty and selected reserve personnel. The squadron provides around-the-clock, Navy unique fleet essential airlift support to Fleet and Combatant Commanders world wide.

VR-57 are part of a team that is entrusted to safely execute responsive, flexible, and rapid deployable C-40 Clipper air logistics support to the Fleet and Combatant Commanders worldwide.  

In August 2005, VR-57 transitioned from the C-9B to the C-40A Clipper.  The squadron operates three Boeing C-40A Clipper (the military version of the Boeing 737-700C) aircraft. Each aircraft is normally manned with a crew five to six aircrewmen and is capable of carrying 121 passengers or 8 pallets of cargo, or a combination of 3 pallets and 69 passengers.
Navy Reserve Squadron VR-57 Reaches 200K Mishap-Free Flight Hours
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | Nov. 8, 2023
In October of 2023, the “Conquistadors” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 57 celebrated the milestone of reaching 200,000 consecutive, mishap-free flight hours...

Lt. j.g. Felix Boamah poses for a photograph.
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. j.g. Felix Boamah
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | Oct. 26, 2023
Lt. j.g. Felix Boamah made the transition from 2nd class petty officer to Lt. j.g. on August 5, 2023 at Navy Reserve Center (NRC) Charlotte. Boamah is looking forward to bringing his civilian skills, and passion, to the Navy...

Profiles in Professionalism: PS1 Santiago Guerrero
Profiles in Professionalism: PS1 Santiago Guerrero
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyra M. Watson | Oct. 20, 2023
“I grabbed onto the mirror and held on for dear life. Eventually my arm gave out and I fell off because he was driving so fast. He ran over my leg, sped off, and left me in the middle of the street.”In January of 2021,...

Navy Reserve Sailors participate in exercise Citadel Pacific (CP) 23 in August 2023.
Duty in Japan: NR CNFJ/CNRJ Sailors Train to Enhance Cultural Mission Readiness
By Cmdr. Alison Maruca, NR CNFJ Headquarters Public Affairs | Oct. 18, 2023
Cmdr. Smyth, NR Commander, Naval Forces Japan (CNFJ) Dallas-Fort Worth Chief of Staff, was part of a team of over 50 Reserve Sailors who recently traveled to Japan for Citadel Pacific (CP) 23. As one of three major exercises...

Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Rear Adm. Brad Dunham (left) shakes the hand of outgoing Commodore, Maritime Support Wing (MSW) Capt. Edward Hoak (right) during the MSW Change of Command Ceremony in the courtyard of the I-Bar on Naval Base Coronado, Sept. 21.
Maritime Support Wing Holds Change of Command Ceremony
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | Oct. 16, 2023
Capt. Edward Hoak was relieved by Capt. Nathan Rodenbarger as Commodore, Maritime Support Wing (MSW) in a ceremony at the I-Bar courtyard on Naval Base Coronado, Calif., Sept. 21...

230617-N-XH484-0XX ASHLAND, Nebr. (Jun. 17, 2023) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 22 completing needed infrastructure improvements at Camp Ashland, Mead, and Silver Creek Nebraska Army National Guard Reginal Training Sites. NMCB 22 is forward deployed throughout the Indo-Pacific region and United States ready to support major combat operations and theater security. Seabees provide general engineering and civil support to Navy, Marine Corps, and joint operational forces and are the expeditionary engineering and construction experts of the naval service. They provide task-tailored, adaptable, and combat-ready engineering and construction forces that deploy to support Navy objectives globally. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Stevenson/Released)
NMCB 22 Seabees Deploy In Support of Nebraska Army National Guard
By Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Stevenson | Oct. 10, 2023
In a display of unwavering commitment and support, a formidable force of over 175 US Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion TWO TWO (NMCB 22) has deployed for the fifth time in as many years to provide...

The Remarkable
Journey of Lt. Cmdr. John Halligan
From Special Ops to Conquering the Seas: The Remarkable Journey of Lt. Cmdr. John Halligan
By U.S. Army Spc. Matthew Mackintosh, Joint Task Force Red-Hill Public Affairs | Oct. 5, 2023
The serene yet fierce nature of the ocean is a quality that U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. John Halligan is intimately acquainted with, and it's a quality he wholeheartedly embraces. The dualistic essence of the sea offers Halligan, a...

A Frank Discussion: Readiness, Resilience & Emotional Readiness
By Rear Adm. Terry W. Eddinger Deputy Chief of Chaplains For Reserve Matters | Oct. 4, 2023
A FRANK DISCUSSION: READINESS, RESILIENCE & EMOTIONAL READINESS...

i3 Waypoints 2023
Chief of Navy Reserve Announces i3 Waypoints 2023 Winner
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyra M. Watson | Sept. 27, 2023
Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force, announced RAIN as the winning entry of the Vice Adm. John G. Cotton Innovation Excellence Award during the second annual i3 Waypoints...

230607-N-LR905-4017 SAN DIEGO (June 7, 2023) U.S. Navy Reserve Master-at-Arms 1st Class Ramiro Garcia, left, and Military Working Dog Caro, a patrol explosive dog, perform a demonstration as part of Navy Employer Recognition Event (NERE). NERE is a professional recognition event for outstanding civilian employers of Navy Reserve Sailors that have demonstrated exceptional support for their citizen-Sailor employees above and beyond the requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. NERE also provides selected civilian employers of Navy Reserve Sailors with a first-hand look at the capabilities, roles, and missions of the U.S. Navy Reserve.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob D. Bergh)
Profiles in Professionalism: MA1 Ramiro Garcia
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | Sept. 21, 2023
The hot sun beat down on Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Ramiro Garcia as he led the 2-8 Infantry Unit belonging to the Army Task Force Warhorse Regional Command South down a road to conduct soft knocks in a village outside of...

Ombudsman Appreciation Message
53rd Anniversary of the Navy Ombudsman Program
By CNRFC Public Affairs | Sept. 14, 2023
Admiral Elmo Zumwalt Jr. established the Navy Family Command Ombudsman Program Sept. 14, 1970. For 53 years, civilian volunteers appointed by local commanding officers have willingly dedicated themselves to our Sailors and...

Profiles in Professionalism: AWF1 PETTIT
Profiles in Professionalism: Naval Aircrewman Mechanical 1st Class Anthony Pettit
By Petty Officer Second Class Omar N. Rubi | Sept. 7, 2023
The Navy Air Logistics Office (NALO) is the United States Navy’s only source of dedicated aviation logistics. Among the dedicated professionals at NALO, Naval Aircrewman Mechanical 1st Class Anthony Pettit, from Cedarville,...

230906-N-DH811-1091 Virginia Beach, Va. (Sept. 6, 2023)— Cmdr. Brian Lucas, a Reserve surface warfare officer, departs his assumption of command ceremony, Sept. 6, onboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s Maritime Expeditionary Security Force deploys globally and operates throughout the sea-to-shore and inland operating environment, protecting maritime infrastructure, providing insertion and extraction capabilities and supporting assets enabling maritime operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin T. Liston)
Maritime Expeditionary Security Force Celebrates Reserve SWOs Commanding at Sea
By Yeoman 1st Class Shaunel Waller | Sept. 7, 2023
Four Reserve surface warfare officers (SWOs) assumed command of security boat companies in Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadrons Eight and Ten in a ceremony onboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Sept...

More than 60 Reserve Sailors from U.S. 5th Fleet, U.S. 3rd Fleet and U.S. Fleet Forces Command completed a four-day exercise July 16 to enhance their planning and operational capabilities.
Reserve Sailors develop, maintain critical skills in Mako Storm 23
By Lt. Cmdr. Janice Leister, NR NAVCENT PAO | Aug. 28, 2023
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Virginia — More than 60 Reserve Sailors from U.S. 5th Fleet, U.S. 3rd Fleet and U.S. Fleet Forces Command completed a four-day exercise July 16 to enhance their planning and operational capabilities...

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Profiles in Professionalism: MA2 Julia Bliss
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erik Melgar | Aug. 25, 2023
For the Ramsey, N.J., native, Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Julia Bliss there is no challenge or obstacle that can’t be overcome. Among balancing family, working in an emergency care veterinary clinic, and majoring in Criminal...

230816-N-FA353-1001 SOUTH CHINA SEA (August 16, 2023) Capt. Michael Husband, center, Maritime Operations Center - Director, Command Seventh Fleet, a reserve Sailor, poses for a photo with colleagues aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during the 2023 Summer Patrol. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Belen Saldana)
Reserve Sailors Integrate, Bolster U.S. 7th Fleet Readiness During 2023 Summer Patrol
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Belen Saldaña | Aug. 21, 2023
U.S. Navy Reserve Sailors joined the embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff aboard the flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) for her 2023 patrol in the Indo-Pacific, July 8...

Lt. Melissa Bagwell-Seifert poses for a studio photo.
Profiles in Professionalism: LT Melissa Bagwell-Seifert
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erik Melgar | Aug. 18, 2023
Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. - Every Sailor can remember when they first had the desire to join the world’s greatest Navy. For Lt. Melissa Bagwell-Seifert, from Corner, Ala., it started when she was 17 years old. Now,...

U.S. Navy corpsmen run during an assessment for Operation Blue Horizon at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Feb. 5, 2023. OBH is a joint force exercise that reinforces core competencies and fundamental practices for military medical professionals. Instructors graded participants on their proficiency in providing Tactical Combat Casualty Care, trauma nursing, K-9 first aid and aeromedical evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Hastings)
Navy and Air Force Join Forces for Medical Training at Operation Blue Horizon
By Cmdr. Michael D. Bay, MSC | Aug. 17, 2023
Navy Reserve and Air Force Reserve joined forces at MacDill Air Force Base, Jan. 30 to Feb. 10, for a combat medical training scenario called Operation Blue Horizon. Operation Blue Horizon follows previous successful joint...

Lt. Cmdr. Todd Chen poses for a photograph.
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Cmdr. Todd Chen
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | Aug. 11, 2023
In 2004, Todd Chen was going into his freshman year at the College of the Holy Cross. As part of the school’s First Year Program, Chen was required to complete some summer reading. One of the books on his reading list was...

The Navy Reserve Center North Island presents the colors during the national anthem at the deactivation ceremony for Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85 in the squadrons hangar on Naval Base Coronado.
End of an Era: The Navy’s Last Special Warfare-Dedicated Helicopter Squadron Holds Deactivation Ceremony
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn | Aug. 8, 2023
The Navy’s last special warfare-dedicated helicopter squadron, the Navy Reserve’s “Firehawks'' of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85, held a deactivation ceremony in the squadron’s hangar, June 30...

Profiles in Professionalism: PS3 Kimberly Williams
Profiles in Professionalism: PS3 Kimberly Williams
By Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Tyra M. Watson | Aug. 3, 2023
I recently asked newly-frocked Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Kimberly Williams why she chose to join the Navy Reserve. Her response was both swift and definitive. “My daughter,” she answered, without pause. Williams, who...

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (July 28, 2023) - World War II-Era Navy Machinist Mate 2nd Class William Hales (center) is photographed in celebration of his 100th birthday. Hales served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1948. (U.S. Navy photo by Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jacob Decena)
NRC St. Louis Celebrates WWII-Era Sailor's 100th Birthday
By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jacob Decena, Navy Reserve Center St. Louis | Aug. 1, 2023
Navy Reserve Center (NRC) St. Louis Sailors recently visited a World War II-era veteran to celebrate his 100th birthday.Machinist Mate Second Class William Hales, who served in the Navy 1942-1948, turned 100 years old on July...

MA1 Vanessa Ordoñez is photographed at sea aboard the Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Trenton (T-EPF-5).
Profile in Professionalism - Master at Arms 1st Class Vanessa Ordoñez
By Mass Communication Specialist First Class (SW/AW/IW) Lawrence Davis, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth Public Affairs | July 17, 2023
Master-at-Arms 1st Class Vanessa Ordoñez is the type of person who always has a plan and an unwavering commitment to public service. She has successfully integrated her military service with her civilian profession to...

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NRC Corpus Christi Enables NMRTC Operations
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lawrence Davis, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth | July 11, 2023
Sometimes things don’t go the way you anticipate or plan. When this happens, it’s critical to have those you can count on to ensure the mission still succeeds.Navy Reserve Center (NRC) Corpus Christi recently assisted Navy...

SILVERDALE, Wash. (Jun. 29, 2023) – U.S. Navy Capt. Michael D. Eberlein, left, commanding officer of Trident Refit Facility, Bangor (TRFB), presents a certificate to Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Austin Fortner. Fortner received recognition for completing his Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) as a pipefitter under the Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy (NAMTS) at TRFB. Fortner, currently attached to Naval Reserve Center-Houston, was mobilized under Surgemain from August 2020 to September 2021 where he enrolled under the NAMTS program to earn his pipefitter qualification. TRFB supports the nation’s strategic deterrence mission by repairing, incrementally overhauling, and modernizing Pacific Fleet strategic ballistic missile submarines during refits. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Christoph)
Reserve Sailor Earns Advanced Job Classification at Trident Refit Facility-Bangor
By Marvin Frilles | July 11, 2023
A Navy Reserve Sailor recently completed his Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) as a pipefitter under the Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy (NAMTS).Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Austin Fortner passed the...

230428-N-TH560-1254 WASHINGTON (April 28, 2023) Master Chief Gunner’s Mate Jessica Harrison, from Twin Falls, Idaho, is the first woman in the U.S. Navy to achieve the rank of E-9 in the gunner’s mate rating, a career field dating back to the birth of the Navy. 
When asked how she did it, Harrison said, “not by myself; it's my Sailors, my mentors, my friends.” Harrison was promoted during a small ceremony inside the Delbert D. Black National Chief’s Mess at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., April 28, 2023. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeanette Mullinax)
Reserve Sailor Becomes First Female Gunner's Mate Master Chief Petty Officer
By Petty Officer First Class Jeanette Mullinax | July 11, 2023
History was quietly made during a ceremony inside the Delbert D. Black National Chief’s Mess at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., April 28, 2023, when reserve Master Chief Gunner’s Mate Jessica Harrison became the...

GALLUP, N.M. (June 15, 2023) Navy Reserve Sailors pose for a group photo in front of a newly constructed home they built as a charitable contribution and training opportunity in partnership with the Southwest Indian Foundation. The home's construction served to educate Seabees in various practical construction techniques needed for mission readiness while fulfilling the needs of a community partner as part of the Department of Defense's Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program. Representatives from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 18, FIRST Naval Construction Regiment (FIRST NCR) and Southwest Indian Foundation are depicted.
Navy Reserve Seabees Build Home for Native Americans in Need
By Chief Petty Officer Christopher Okula | July 11, 2023
The paint is still drying on a brand new house completed by a group of Reserve-duty Seabees, who put the finishing touches today on a dwelling built for a family in need as part of a partnership with the Southwest Indian...

PHOP
Psychological Health and Outreach Program (PHOP)
By MC2 Amber Smalley | July 5, 2023
Psychological Health and Outreach Program (PHOP) provides an array of psychological health services for all Navy and Marine reserve servicemembers as well as the command and support staff that serve the reserve population and...

If you were to see Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Brenda Solano operate in her role as a pay and personnel specialist at Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command you may mistake her for someone much more senior.
Profiles in Professionalism: PS3 Brenda Solano
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | June 29, 2023
If you were to see Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Brenda Solano operate in her role as a pay and personnel specialist at Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command you may mistake her for someone much more senior. During her time...

NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan (May 17, 2023) Sailors assigned to the
Navy Reserve Squadron Completes First-Ever Deployed C-40A Clipper Reconfiguration with Support from Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | June 27, 2023
Sailors assigned to the “Conquistadors” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 57 achieved a major logistics milestone, completing the first-ever deployed C-40A Clipper reconfiguration while on a forward-deployed detachment...

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Profiles in Professionalism: ENS Liberty Zabala
By Navy Recruiting Command | June 23, 2023
Reporter Liberty Zabala is standing in a flood zone in San Diego. The torrential California storm system has overtaken a roadway, stranding cars and keeping residents from leaving their homes. She rehearses her segment, which...

Profiles in Professionalism: LT Bryan Neely
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Bryan Neely
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | June 16, 2023
During Lt. Bryan Neely’s transition from the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) to commissioned naval officer, he considered a few different career paths. When Neely was nearing the end of his time in college and...

Cmdr. Carlos Evans relieves Cmdr. Paul Parsoneault as the commanding officer of the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Five (VR-55) during a change of command ceremony held at the Seabee Museum onboard Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), Port Hueneme. NBVC is a strategically located Naval installation composed of three operating facilities: Point Mugu, Port Hueneme and San Nicolas Island. NBVC is the home of the Pacific Seabees, West Coast E-2D Hawkeyes, 3 warfare centers and 80 tenants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 1st Class Douglas
Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 55 Changes Command
By Ensign Drew Verbis, Naval Base Ventura County Public Affairs | June 14, 2023
Cmdr. Carlos Evans relieved Cmdr. Paul Parsoneault as the commanding officer of the "Minutemen" of Navy Reserve Squadron, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 55, during a change of command ceremony held at the Seabee Museum...

MA1 Vanessa Ordoñez is photographed at sea aboard the Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Trenton (T-EPF-5).
Profiles in Professionalism - Master at Arms 1st Class Vanessa Ordoñez
By Mass Communication Specialist First Class (SW/AW/IW) Lawrence Davis, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth Public Affairs | June 9, 2023
Master-at-Arms 1st Class Vanessa Ordoñez is the type of person who always has a plan and an unwaivering commitment to public service. She has successfully integrated her military service with her civilian profession to...

NORFOLK, Va.  –  Rear Adm. W. Grant Mager, Reserve Deputy, Operations, Plans and Strategy, is set to recognize # civilian employers from across the nation for their exceptional support of Navy Reserve Sailors during the annual Navy Employer Recognition Event (NERE) June 7, 2023 in San Diego.
Navy Reserve Recognizes Outstanding Civilian Employers at NERE 2023
By By Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | June 7, 2023
Rear Adm. W. Grant Mager, Reserve Deputy, Operations, Plans and Strategy, recognized over 45 civilian employers from across the nation for their exceptional support of Navy Reserve Sailors during the annual Navy Employer...

The Navy Reserve Center North Island color guard parades the colors during the United States national anthem at the
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 85 Changes Command
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | June 5, 2023
Cmdr. Kyle Johnson was relieved by Cmdr. Nick Ryan as commanding officer (CO) of the “Firehawks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85 in a ceremony in the squadron’s hangar on Naval Base Coronado, California, May 12...

Navy Reserve K/C-130T Hercules squadron the “Condors” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 64 provided critical support of Exercise Northern Edge by providing the transport of two Mobile SCIFs to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, 27-30 April. VR-64 and other squadrons of the Fleet Logistics Support Wing remain the Navy’s only source of dedicated air logistics, providing critical support around the globe with the K/C-130T Hercules and C-40A Clipper. (U.S. Navy graphic by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn)
VR-64 Provides Critical Support to Carrier Air Wing 9, Northern Edge
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | June 1, 2023
The “Condors” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 64 provided critical support of Exercise Northern Edge by providing the transport of two Mobile SCIFs to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, 27-30 April, enabling CVW-9 to fully...

Navy Reserve Operations Specialist 2nd Class Chaurice Smothers, assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Maintenance Execution Team - Alpha Fort Worth, is photographed.
Profiles in Professionalism: OS2 Chaurice Smothers
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW/IW) Lawrence Davis, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth | May 31, 2023
Operations Specialist 2nd Class Chaurice Smothers, assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Maintenance Execution Team Alpha, Fort Worth, Texas, joined the Navy Reserve in 2016 after graduating high school in Allen, Texas...

Rear Adm. Michael Steffen, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command, returned to his hometown to serve as the keynote speaker at the National D-Day Memorial’s observance event for Memorial Day, May 29, where hundreds of people gathered to honor and remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.
Remembering Their Sacrifice: Rear Adm. Michael Steffen Returns Home to Commemorate Memorial Day
By Lt. Chelsea Cannaday, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | May 29, 2023
Rear Adm. Michael Steffen, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command, returned to his hometown to serve as the keynote speaker at the National D-Day Memorial’s observance event for Memorial Day, May 29, where hundreds of people...

A C-40A Clipper assigned to the
The Global Reach of VR-59: A Look at their Impact Across the World
By Sandy Owens, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth Public Affairs | May 25, 2023
“The Lone Star Express" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 59’s primary mission is to provide safe, timely, interoperable, worldwide logistics. Through the execution of this mission, VR-59, along with the ten other...

Arriving at Naval Station Newport Rhode Island November 11, 2016, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Gioranah Abellard, a Navy Reserve Sailor from Brockton, Massachusetts, came with two goals in mind: step outside of her comfort zone and advance her professional career.
Profiles in Professionalism: Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Gioranah Abellard
By Lt. Brittany Ofori, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 8 | May 25, 2023
Arriving at Naval Station Newport Rhode Island November 11, 2016, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Gioranah Abellard, a Navy Reserve Sailor from Brockton, Massachusetts, came with two goals in mind: step outside of her comfort zone...

Cmdr. Ravi DeSilva, force mental health officer of Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve, speaks at the Fleet Logistics Support Wing Leadership conference.
Mental Health Awareness Month: Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Zeroes in on Force Mental Health
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn | May 22, 2023
In 2022, psychiatrist and Selected Reserve (SELRES) Navy flight surgeon Cmdr. Ravi DeSilva joined the Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve (CNAFR) staff to serve as the force mental health officer. DeSilva engages the force...

WASHINGTON (May 19, 2023) -- Vice Adm. John Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force announced the selection of CTR1(IW/EXW) Lewis McClintock, as the 2022 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year. Petty Officer McClintock is from San Diego, Calif., currently assigned to NR C10F NIOCHI NIC (CNIFR). As a result of his selection, CTR1 McClintock will be recommended to the Chief of Naval Personnel for meritorious advancement to the rank of chief petty officer.

The other finalists were:

BM1(EXW) Scott Graham, MSRON 8 (NECC), from Seekonk, Mass.
RP1(SCW) Michael Pornovets, COMNAVSURFPAC (PACFLT), from Biloxi, Miss.
MA1 Jose Rivera,NR NSF AUTEC (NAVSEA), from West Palm Beach, Fla.
HM1(FMF) Daniel Vetan, MFR/MFS (4th MED BATTALION), from Oakland Park, Fla. 

The finalists were recognized 15-19 May 2023 during the Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year recognition week, hosted by FORCM Tracy Hunt. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Elisandro T. Diaz)
Chief of Navy Reserve Announces the 2022 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year
By Chief of Navy Reserve Public Affairs | May 19, 2023
Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force, announced Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class (IW/EXW) as the 2022  Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year (RSOY), May 19, 2023. ...

U.S. Navy graphic by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn.
“Jaguars” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 60 Named Naval Air Force Reserve Squadron of the Year
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | May 19, 2023
The “Jaguars” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 60 were named as the Naval Air Force Reserve Squadron of the Year and presented the Captain David McCampbell Trophy by Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve (CNAFR) Rear...

A group of Sailors and their families discuss operational stress control during a tabletop exercise conducted at the Returning Warrior Workshop (RWW) in Nashville, Tennessee. Returning Warrior Workshops are a component of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program designed to honor service members and their families while helping the transition of Active and Reserve Component Sailors returning from deployments and individual augments.
Music City Hosts 2023 REDCOM Jacksonville Returning Warrior Workshop
By MC1 Beverly Taylor | May 19, 2023
Over 86 Sailors and their family members participated in Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command (REDCOM) Jacksonville’s 38th Returning Warrior Workshop (RWW) hosted in Nashville, Tennessee, April 21-23, 2023...

YN1 Lucian Anguiano Jaime
Profiles in Professionalism: YN1 Lucian Anguiano Jaime
By Mass Communication Specialist First Class Lawrence Davis, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth Public Affairs | May 10, 2023
Yeoman 1st Class Lucian Anguiano Jaime recently received the news of his selection as the top non-rated career counselor in the Navy Reserve for his role in providing career development and guidance to more than 300 TAR and...

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JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING (May 6, 2023) Rear Admiral Jackie McClelland, Vice Director, Navy Staff, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and Deputy Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, poses with Returning Warrior Workshop (RWW) attendees in Jackson Hole, Wyo. RWW, a component of the Yellow Ribbon Program, provides an opportunity for Reserve Component (RC) Sailors that have recently returned from a deployment, mobilization or individual augmentation to gain knowledge and support as they acclimate back into their civilian lives and relationships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Harry Andrew D. Gordon)
REDCOM Everett Hosts Returning Warrior Workshop
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Harry Andrew D. Gordon, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Everett | May 8, 2023
Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command (REDCOM) Everett hosted a Returning Warriors Workshop (RWW) at the Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming...

Yeoman 3rd Class Leandro “Leo” Rodriguez Rodriguez knows that it takes determination and hard work to continually earn your spot on any high-performing team.
Profiles in Professionalism: YN3 Leandro “Leo” Rodriguez Rodriguez
By NEPLO Public Affairs | May 5, 2023
As the only Navy Reserve Sailor on the All Navy Wrestling team, Yeoman 3rd Class Leandro “Leo” Rodriguez Rodriguez knows that it takes determination and hard work to continually earn your spot on any high-performing team...

Capt. Jack Tsao, commanding officer of U.S. Navy Central Command’s Navy Reserve medical unit, and Hospital Corpsman Senior Chief Matthew Watton, of NAVCENT’s active staff, with assistance from Jordanian and U.S. service members, carry a simulated medical casualty to shore on March 12, 2023 at the Royal Jordanian Navy Base in Aqaba, Jordan, during International Maritime Exercise/Cutlass Express 2023. IMX/CE 2023 is the largest multinational training event in the Middle East, involving 7,000 personnel from more than 50 nations and international organizations committed to preserving the rules-based international order and strengthening regional maritime security cooperation. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Freddie Mawanay)
Reserve Sailors Sharpen Skills in Middle East's Largest Maritime Exercise
By Ensign Andrew Park | May 4, 2023
The team of service members was participating in the International Maritime Exercise/Cutlass Express (IMX/CE) 2023, a combined exercise that involved more than 50 partner nations and international organizations. The event...

BALTIC SEA (March 8, 2022) — Sailors assigned to Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) watch as an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter of the
From War Bears to Mules: Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 60 Detachment 2 Provides Back-to-Back Critical Support to EUCOM, Standing NATO Maritime Group 2
By Lt. Cmdr. Brian Stong, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 60 Public Affairs | May 3, 2023
Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 60 Detachment 2 (HSM-60.2), spent the majority of 2022 deployed supporting near back-to-back operations embarked aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Forrest...

GULF OF TADJOURA (March 14, 2023) U.S. Navy Sailors with Maritime Security Squadron Eight (MSRON-8), currently deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, make their way home after a seaward security mission in the Gulf of Tadjoura, on March 14, 2023. The Maritime Expeditionary Security Force is a core Navy capability that provides port and harbor security, high value asset security, and maritime security in the coastal and inland waterways. Camp Lemonnier (CLDJ) serves as an expeditionary base for U.S. military forces providing, support to ships, aircraft, and personnel that ensure security throughout Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia. CLDJ enables maritime and combat operations in the Horn of Africa, while fostering positive U.S. – Africa relations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Randi Brown)
MSRON 8 keeps U.S. Personnel, Assets Safe in Djibouti
By Lt.j.g. Victoria Piccoli | May 3, 2023
Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, is located at one of the world’s busiest shipping routes, alongside the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, which serves as the gateway from the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean...

Lt. Cmdr. Dan Meyer joined the Navy Reserve with the hopes of being able to help those in need by participating in disaster relief and humanitarian aid missions.
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Cmdr. Dan Meyer
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | April 28, 2023
There are many reasons someone might join the military. Some want to follow in their family’s footsteps and join right out of high school, some join to provide for their families during times of financial hardship, and some...

NRC Nashville color guard participates in a funeral service ceremony.
NRC Nashville Color Guard Showcases Pride and Professionalism
By MC2 Amber Smalley | April 26, 2023
The Navy color guard tradition has been upheld so professionally by Navy Reserve Center (NRC) Nashville’s color guard team that they have been asked to cover many high profile events, including a Tennessee Titans game and a...

SAN DIEGO (April 2, 2023) - Navy Reserve Sailors from Navy Reserve Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. Fleet Forces, U.S. 3rd Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet, and Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Force Headquarters Group, pose for a photo during Exercise MAKO Sentry 23 in San Diego, Calif., April 2. MAKO Sentry exercises essential warfighting skills used in challenging and dynamic environments, enabling Pacific Fleet Reserve Sailors to maintain readiness at the operational level of war throughout the year. U.S. Navy Reserve increases readiness, provides strategic depth and delivers operational capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team and Joint forces throughout the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elton C. Wheeler)
MAKO SENTRY 23 Prepares Warfighting Ready Reserve MOC Watchstanders
By Lt. Joe Greenspan, U.S. Navy Reserve Pacific Fleet Public Affairs | April 24, 2023
CORONADO, Calif. More than 100 U.S. Navy Reserve sailors from U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) and U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleets executed MAKO SENTRY 23, the third SENTRY exercise to test the warfighting readiness of the Maritime...

Lt. Clint Brinker stands poses for a photo infront of the Sea World sign in Orlando, Fla.
From Seabee to Sea World
By MC2 Amber Smalley | April 21, 2023
Navy Reserve Lieutenant Clint Brinker is the Vice President of Design and Engineering for SeaWorld’s Orlando Parks. He is also a Navy Reserve Engineering Duty Officer, stationed just down the street from SeaWorld at Navy...

Capt. James Prouty, commanding officer of Navy Reserve Center Norfolk, visits a military entrance processing station.
Navy Reserve FY 2023 Enlisted Bonus Policy Update
By Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | April 19, 2023
In ALNAVRESFOR 009/23 the Navy Reserve updated the FY23 Selected Reserve Enlisted Recruiting and Retention Incentives (bonuses) for New Accession Training (NAT) and Prior Service (PS) Sailors...

The Ombudsman program has been around since 1970 when then Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Elmo Zumwalt issued the first Navy Family Ombudsman Program Instruction which adapted the concept of a spouse-to-spouse agent and representative for the command’s families. Every Navy command is required to appoint an Ombudsman to serve as the first resource for Navy families. They are volunteer family members who serve as communication links, information and referral resources, and supporters for command family members.
NRC Las Vegas Hosts Navy-wide Ombudsman Training
By U.S. Navy story by Cmdr. Erik Wells, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command San Diego Public Affairs Officer | April 18, 2023
It’s called the most difficult job in the military. And for good reason. Being a military spouse is challenging and made more challenging when your significant other is a Reservist called to active duty. Where do spouses and...

Capt. James Prouty, commanding officer of Navy Reserve Center Norfolk, visits a military entrance processing station.
No Ribbon Necessary: NRC Norfolk CO Leads by Example
By Damage Controlman 3rd Class Promise Chatman | April 14, 2023
Back in 1995, while serving as an electronics technician aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760), Prouty saw first hand how interacting with youth in his Navy capacity could affect change. ...

Chalk the Walk
Chalk The Walk
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyra M. Watson | April 13, 2023
Commander Naval Reserve Forces Command (CNRFC) held it’s annual “Chalk The Walk” event in recognition of April, designated as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM)...

Deckplate Leadership Propels Reserve Force
Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Civilians of the Year: Made in the Chief's Mess
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyra M. Watson | April 6, 2023
Chief petty officers serve as the stewards of the Navy’s tradition, heritage, and pride, continuously setting the tone throughout the Reserve Force. "Deckplate leadership" is engrained into every man or woman who has the...

PHILIPPINE SEA (Dec. 28, 2022) U.S. Navy Retail Services Specialist Seaman Bryce Melton directs the phone and distance line team aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during an underway replenishment. Chung-Hoon, part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, is currently underway in 7th Fleet conducting routine operations. 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy's largest forward-deployed numbered fleet, and routinely interacts and operates with 35 maritime nations in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andre T. Richard)
A Frank Discussion: Readiness & Resilience
By Rear Adm. Terry W. Eddinger, Deputy Chief of Chaplains For Reserve Matters | April 4, 2023
 “THE [WARFIGHTER’S] HEART, THE SPIRIT, THE SOUL, ARE EVERYTHING.UNLESS THE SOUL SUSTAINS HIM, HE CANNOT BE RELIED ON AND WILLFAIL HIMSELF AND HIS COMMANDER AND HIS COUNTRY IN THE END.”...

Ensign Luke Galbicka joined the Navy Reserve in 2015. Like many other potential Sailors, he joined to fulfill his desire for adventure and get out of his comfort zone.  His current unit is Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command, Jacksonville, which maintains the Navy’s warfighting readiness through providing extraordinary patient care to service members. He drills at Navy Reserve Center (NRC) West Palm Beach.
Profile in Professionalism: Ens. Luke Galbicka
By CM2 Simone Smith | March 31, 2023
Ensign Luke Galbicka joined the Navy Reserve in 2015. Like many other Sailors, he joined to fulfill his desire for adventure and to get out of his comfort zone. His current unit is Navy Medicine Readiness and Training...

Profiles in Professionalism: YN2 Andrea Macadangdang
Profiles in Professionalism: YN2 Andrea Macadangdang
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | March 24, 2023
YN2 Macadangdang is taking advantage of the benefits available to her as a warfighter in theNavy Reserve to set and achieve goals for her and her family’s future. She is #ReadyNow andsets a fantastic example for more junior...

To prepare for conflict in an era of Strategic Competition, we must modernize, innovate and communicate without barriers while shedding legacy constraints, technologies and processes. Our business strategy is simple – enable warfighting readiness.
Navy Reserve Information Strategy
By Capt. C. Isbell, Capt. C. Peppel, and Capt. K Powell | March 16, 2023
To prepare for conflict in an era of Strategic Competition, we must modernize, innovate and communicate without barriers while shedding legacy constraints, technologies and processes. Our business strategy is simple – enable...

DESIGN THE FORCE UPDATE
NRFI Update on Design the Force
By Cmdr. Sean Foertsch, | March 10, 2023
Vice Adm. John Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force and Rear Adm. Ted LeClair, Deputy Commander, Naval Surface Force Fleet, provide a progress update on the “Design the Force” line of effort of the...

Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Richard Shang
The Chapel of Enduring Freedom Welcomes Chaplain Shang
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Word | March 3, 2023
The Chapel of Enduring Freedom on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), recently welcomed its newest chaplain, U.S. Navy Reserve Lt. Richard Shang, a Reserve Sailor from San Jose, California...

Navy Reserve 108th Birthday Message
By Mass Communication Chief Petty Officer Elisandro T. Diaz, Office of the Chief of Navy Reserve | March 2, 2023
We would not be celebrating a Navy Reserve Birthday if not for the generations of Sailors who answered the call to serve when our nation was in need. For 108 years, you have embodied our core values of honor, courage and...

Capt. William Fraser, outgoing Commander, Tactical Support Wing (CTSW), salutes incoming CTSW Capt. Geoffrey Hughes during the CTSW change of command ceremony in the Fleet Logistics Support Wing (VR) 59 hangar at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. Commander, Tactical Support Wing mans, trains, and equips Tactical Support Wing units to consistently provide the highest quality global force management deployers, deployment enablers who provide airborne training and intelligence support, and squadron augment units to Navy forces that win in combat.
Commander, Tactical Support Wing Changes Command
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | March 1, 2023
Capt. William “Kid” Fraser was relieved by Capt. Geoffrey “Frogger” Hughes as Commander, Tactical Support Wing (CTSW) in a ceremony at the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 59 “Lone Star Express” hangar at Naval Air...

Commander Michael Felber, commanding officer, HT-28, presents Captain Oslund, USN Ret. with a plaque and squadron mug during the winging ceremony on Oct. 21. Oslund was in the first group of six women to pave the way for the integration of Women into Naval aviation. In her speech to the newly winged aviators, she stated, “The six of us became signals and instigators of change” and urged the newly winged aviators to build a more complete and dynamic blueprint for how to manage change in their own careers.
Profiles in Professionalism: Captain JoEllen Drag-Oslund
By Julie Ziegenhorn, Naval Air Station Whiting Field | Feb. 24, 2023
2023 marks a significant milestone in Navy history and in naval aviation – 50 years of women flying in the Navy. In March 1973, the first group of women began U.S. Navy flight training in Pensacola. The following year, the...

Lt. Victor Agunbiade poses for a photograph. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks)
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Victor Agunbiade
By U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa / U.S. Sixth Fleet Public Affairs | Feb. 17, 2023
 Lt. Agunbiade is a Nigerian-born, Navy Reserve Sailor who is serving as the exercise’s country lead. The following is an excerpt of a conversation about his experience visiting his home-country and the people that he met...

NSF Newport Keeping it in the Family
Brothers Turn Over Command of NSF Newport
By Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Tyra M. Campbell | Feb. 10, 2023
On February 4, 2023, Lt. Richard Gagnier was properly relieved as commanding officer of Naval Security Forces (NSF) Newport by someone very near and dear to his heart: his younger brother, Lt. j.g. Robert Gagnier...

Graphic advertising online relationship support through Military OneSource. (U.S. Navy graphic)
Military OneSource: Supporting Relationships Through Free Virtual Coaching
By Capt. Amelia Leonard | Feb. 6, 2023
One of the greatest sources of strength to meet the unique challenges of military life comes from connection with others across a Spectrum of Resilience, according to the Department of Air Force Resilience website. ...

LAGOS, Nigeria - Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Agossou Marcellin, right, a Benin native, pharmaceutical doctorate student, and U.S. Navy Reservist, returns to Benin during Obangame Express 2023.
From Benin, and Back Again: A Doctor’s Journey in the U.S. Navy Reserve Corps
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cameron C. Edy | Feb. 6, 2023
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Agossou Marcellin, at the time a General Medical Practitioner in Benin, had an impossible decision to make. Nine hours earlier, he’d admitted a seven-year-old girl with severe anemia – a...

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Kayla Gathright, a U.S. Navy Reserve Sailor assigned to MSRON 1 (Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron) is crowned Miss Oregon for America Strong 2022, during the state pageant in Salem, Oregon on July 15-16. (Courtesy photo Mathieu Lewis Rolland Photography).
Profiles in Professionalism: Boatswain's Mate Second Class Kayla Gathright
By John Hughel | Jan. 27, 2023
Call it serendipity or coincidence, maybe even karma. For Boatswain's mate second class Kayla Gathright, in the face of prevailing winds, she prefers to call it determination “or having nothing to lose,” that led her to the...

U.S. Navy photo by Navy Reserve Public Affairs
NRC Whidbey Island Sailors demonstrate the new AVD capability
By Cmdr. Nico Melendez, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command, Everett | Jan. 25, 2023
Sailors assigned to Navy Reserve Center (NRC) Whidbey Island used newly installed wireless internet to learn about the Navy Reserve’s new Azure Virtual Desktop capability. According to Cmdr. Dustin Schraud, commanding...

Cmdr. Diron Cundiff poses for a photograph. (U.S. Navy Graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks)
Profile in Professionalism: Cmdr. Diron Cundiff
By MC2 Amber Smalley | Jan. 20, 2023
Cmdr. Diron Cundiff shares many memorable experiences from his time serving in the Navy Reserve...

Capt. James Ward (right), Deputy Commodore of Commander, Fleet Logistics Support Wing (CFLSW), presents an American flag to outgoing CFLSW Capt. Ian Hawley (right) during Hawley's retirement ceremony in the Fleet Logistics Support Wing (VR) 59 hangar at Naval Air Station (NAS) Joint Reserve Base (JRB) Fort Worth. CFLSW is a Naval Air Force Reserve wing, comprised of 11 fleet logistics squadrons, providing the Navy’s sole organic intra-theater airlift capability operating worldwide. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn)
Commander, Fleet Logistics Support Wing Changes Command
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | Jan. 17, 2023
Capt. Ian Hawley was relieved by Capt. Dan Pugh as Commander, Fleet Logistics Support Wing (CFLSW) in a ceremony at the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 59 “Lone Star Express” hangar at Naval Air Station (NAS) Joint...

U.S. Navy graphic featuring Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 1st Class Gavin Persaud
Profiles in Professionalism: Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 1st Class Gavin Persaud
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | Jan. 13, 2023
Guyana native, Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 1st Class Gavin Persaud, assigned to Commander, Fleet Logistics Support Wing (CFLSW) describes his career in the United States Navy...

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Get to Know the Strategic Sealift Officer Community
By Command Navy Reserve Force Command Public Affairs | Jan. 11, 2023
As Reserve Sailors, we all have our day jobs. For the Strategic Sealift Officer (SSO) community, that day job is as a licensed merchant mariner who sails on commercial cargo ships and is at sea delivering goods around the...

OCNR N6 Visits NRC Atlanta
By MC2 Amber Smalley | Jan. 5, 2023
Capt. Christopher D. Peppel, Office of the Chief of Navy Reserve (OPNAV N0956) / RM 5E230 Director, IT Division and Navy Reserve Chief Information Officer made a site visit to Navy Reserve Center (NRC) Atlanta on October 16th...

TNR Almanac: Readiness
By CNRF Public Affairs | Dec. 30, 2022
The Navy Reservist Almanac is an annual guide providing Navy Reserve Sailors with a foundation to help understand and manage a part-time military career alongside a full-time civilian life...

A U.S. Navy Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk Helicopter with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 85 ascends from a helicopter pad after an aerial sniper training during an Urban Sniper Course on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, June 15, 2022. The aerial sniper training was led by Marines and military contractors with the Expeditionary Operations Training Group to enhance participating Marines' skills in urban environments through precision fire and engaging simulated targets from an aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jonathan Beauchamp)
Home for the Holidays: All HSC-85 “Firehawks” Home for Second Time in Nine Years
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | Dec. 29, 2022
HSC-85’s most recent detachment returned from a six-month deployment out of Kadena, Japan, Sep. 29. The homecoming marked only the second time all “Firehawks” have been stateside since their first deployment in 2013, with...

Profiles in Professionalism: MA1 TRACY BANNER
Profile in Professionalism: MA1 Tracy Branner
By MC2 Peter Ticich | Dec. 21, 2022
Master-At-Arms 2nd Class Tracy Branner climbs the ranks while serving in the Navy Reserve...

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 8, 2022) - Chief Builder Michael Ludwig, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command’s Navy Leader Development Facilitator Certification Course (CNLDF) program lead, facilitates Navy Enlisted Leader Development Course material for 17 senior enlisted leaders attending the CNLDF Course at Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth, Dec. 5-9. The course prepares and certifies senior enlisted leaders as command-level facilitators to deliver the courses that make up the Navy Enlisted Leader Development Continuum. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lawrence Davis)
REDCOM Fort Worth Hosts ELD Facilitators Certification Course
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lawrence Davis, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth | Dec. 15, 2022
FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 15, 2022) – Senior enlisted leaders from various commands across the Reserve Force assembled at Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth (REDCOM FW) Dec. 5-9, to train and earn...

U.S. Navy Yeoman 2nd Class John Feaganes, a Navy Reserve Sailor from Monroe, Mich., who drills out of Navy Operational Support Center Battle Creek, is the executive assistant at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ). Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti serves as an expeditionary base for U.S. military forces providing support to ships, aircraft and personnel that ensure security throughout Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. The base enables maritime and combat operations in the Horn of Africa while fostering positive U.S.-Africa relations. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks)
Profiles in Professionalism: Yeoman 2nd Class John Feaganes
By Mass Communication Specialist Jonathan Word | Dec. 13, 2022
What does it take to oversee the day-to-day operations of the only permanent U.S. military base on the entire African continent? Strong, experienced leadership is at the forefront of any military operation, but leaders cannot...

Nathalie “Snap Shot” Behn, a Mechanical Engineer at Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, spends most of her time supporting Sailors and ensuring readiness from behind the scenes at the Price Fighters Department. However, it was her time in uniform as a Navy Reserve Officer that earned her the title of the 2020 Reserve Officers Association Junior Officer of the Year.
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Nathalie Behn
By Kelly Luster, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support | Dec. 8, 2022
Lt. Nathalie “Snap Shot” Behn, a Mechanical Engineer at Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, spends most of her time supporting Sailors and ensuring readiness from behind the scenes at the Price Fighters...

Captain Damon Hildebrand, Branch Head, Reserve Enabling Requirements, Office of the Chief of Navy Reserve (right) is seated at the flight controls of a C-130J Hercules simulator during his visit to the historic United States Air Force Plant 6 in Marietta, Georgia, the production facility for the latest generation of the C-130 Hercules. Lockheed Martin Photography by David L. Key. November 8, 2022
Hercules Strong: Navy Reserve Warfighting Requirements Team Visits C-130 Hercules Production Plant
By Cmdr. Sean Foertsch | Dec. 5, 2022
MARIETTA, Ga. - A warfighting requirements team from the Office of the Chief of Navy Reserve recently visited the historic United States Air Force Plant 6 in Marietta, Georgia, the production facility for an agile and...

TNR Almanac: Resources
By CNRF Public Affairs | Dec. 1, 2022
The Navy Reservist Almanac is an annual guide providing Navy Reserve Sailors with a foundation to help understand and manage a part-time military career alongside a full-time civilian life...

U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms 1st Class Tony Yoon, a Navy Reserve Sailor from Winchester, California, currently deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, where he is attached to the security department, has a long history of service to his country.
Profiles in Professionalism: Master-at-Arms 1st Class Tony Yoon
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Word | Nov. 29, 2022
U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms 1st Class Tony Yoon, a Navy Reserve Sailor from Winchester, California, currently deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, where he is attached to the security department, has a long history of service...

Soldiers of the 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), deployed as Forward Assessment Sustainment Team 1 (FAST 1), in Albuquerque, New Mexico. FAST 1 executed a Joint Reception, Staging, Onward movement, and Integration (JRSOI) for Navy medical personnel deployed to support the Navajo Nation. FAST 1 Officer in Charge Maj. Arika Austin (left) speaks with Navy Capt.  Tony Nelipovich of Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (NEPLO) - Arizona about the JRSOI process.
NEPLO Skillset Recognized by Flag Officer Promotion Boards
By NEPLO Public Affairs | Nov. 23, 2022
Sometimes those who break away from the pack have a clearer path to move forward. The Navy Emergency Preparedness Officer (NEPLO) program has quietly become an unexpected path to becoming a flag officer. With a dozen leaders...

Cmdr. Mike Moreno and Lt. Cmdr. Mark Moreno pose for a photograph.
Brothers, Chaplains, Captains: Mike and Mark Moreno
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks | Nov. 22, 2022
When Mark Moreno was in high school, he spent the summer living with his older brother Mike, a Lutheran pastor living in Corpus Christi, Texas. While the younger Moreno was there, he got a summer job at a fast-food...

Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Cmdr. Debra Lynne McKee (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez)
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Cmdr. Debra Lynne McKee
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew Sneeringer | Nov. 15, 2022
When not sailing “The Happiest Place on Earth,” Lt. Cmdr. Debra Lynne McKee is a Navy Reserve Sailor attached to Navy Reserve Center Charleston, S.C. A native of Atlanta, Ga. currently residing in Reevesville, S.C., McKee...

2022 Veterans Day Message from Chief of Navy Reserve. (U.S. Navy graphic by Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
2022 Veterans Day Message from Chief of Navy Reserve
By Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | Nov. 10, 2022
Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force thanks to all those who have served in the armed forces, Active and Reserve...

Ensign Maria Banzuelo
Profiles in Professionalism: Ensign Maria Banzuelo
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | Nov. 10, 2022
Ensign Maria Banzuelo was born in the Philippines, lived much of her young life in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and moved back to her home country for college, completing her bachelor’s in business administration. She was in a...

Yeoman 1st Class (YN1) Marcus Jones is the leading petty officer of NRC Amarillo’s Administration department. His mother, Ms. Regina Jones, volunteers as the command’s information and referral specialist, functioning as a communication link between the commanding officer and command families.
NRC Amarillo's Dynamic Duo: YN1 Marcus Jones and his "Mombudsman"
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW/IW) Lawrence Davis, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth | Nov. 9, 2022
Yeoman 1st Class (YN1) Marcus Jones is the leading petty officer of NRC Amarillo’s Administration department. His mother, Ms. Regina Jones, volunteers as the command’s information and referral specialist, functioning as a...

LCDR Britney Brown poses for TNR photo.
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Cmdr. Britney Brown
By MC1 Jacob Sippel, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command, Jacksonville | Oct. 28, 2022
Growing up with a great sense of gratitude for the United States of America paved the way for Lt. Cmdr. Britney Brown to join the U.S. Navy. That same sense of gratitude keeps her motivated to give back to a service that has...

Navy Reserve Lt.j.g. Greggory Favre, a 41 year-old native of St. Louis, Missouri, is a fourth-generation military service member. His family’s dedicated service to the Nation spans more than 100 years.
Profiles in Professionalism: Lieutenant Junior Grade Greggory Favre
By Mass Communication Specialist First Class Lawrence Davis, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth | Oct. 19, 2022
Navy Reserve Lt.j.g. Greggory Favre, a 41 year-old native of St. Louis, Missouri, is a fourth-generation military service member. His family’s dedicated service to the Nation spans more than 100 years...

U.S. Navy Capt. John R. Desormier, a Navy Emergency Preparedness Officer (NEPLO) assigned to FEMA Region 1, provides Defense Support for Civil Authorities at the Hynes Convention Center COVID-19 Community Vaccine Center, Boston, Mass., April 21, 2021. U.S. service members from across the country are deployed in support of the Department of Defense federal vaccine response operations. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North,  remains committed to providing continued, flexible DoD support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of the whole-of-government response to COVID-19. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jennifer Pendleton / 14th Public Affairs Detachment)
Increased Emergency Management Needs Lead to Policy Update
By NEPLO Public Affairs | Oct. 18, 2022
WASHINGTON D.C. – For 40 years the Department of Defense has tagged the Navy’s Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers to help local communities respond to emergencies when those communities most needed help. NEPLOs are the...

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MAYPORT, Fla. - (Aug. 2, 2022) – U.S. and partner nation participants from the Combined Force Maritime Component Command pose for a group photo at the start of PANAMAX 2022, at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Aug. 2, 2022. Exercise PANAMAX 2022 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise that provides important training opportunities for nations to work together and build upon the capability to plan and conduct complex multinational operations. The exercise scenario involves security and stability operations to ensure free flow of commerce through the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor/Released)
Fourth Fleet Navy Reserve Sailors Support PANAMAX 2022
By Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Hunter Harwell | Oct. 17, 2022
For more than 100 years, the Panama Canal has linked our world by bridging the divide between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Since its completion in 1914, the canal has been one of the most vital shipping routes on the...

U.S. Navy Yeoman 1st Class Jie Chen, a Navy Reserve Sailor from New York and the administration lead petty officer of the N4 Supply Department on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), poses for a portrait.
Profiles in Professionalism: Yeoman 1st Class Jie Chen
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Word | Oct. 14, 2022
Camp Lemonnier's N4 supply department helps every service member on base accomplish the mission. Yeoman 1st Class Jie Chen, a Navy Reserve Sailor from New York, serves as a key driver behind the success of N4’s people and...

Rear Adm. Stephen Donald, right, vice commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet, speaks to U.S. Navy Reserve Sailors during Operation Cyber Dragon. Navy Reserve Sailors from U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet participated in Operation Cyber Dragon where they scanned the Navy’s unclassified network, remediated, and implemented corrective actions against vulnerabilities.  (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Darius Radzius)
Navy Reserve Sailors Secure Navy Networks in Operation Cyber Dragon
By Lt. Darius Radzius, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet | Oct. 13, 2022
Navy Reserve Sailors secured the U.S. Navy’s unclassified computer networks from outside threats during Operation Cyber Dragon at U.S. Fleet Cyber Command (FCC), March to August 2022...

Profiles in Professionalism: Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) 2nd Class Kathleen Case (U.S. Navy graphic by Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
Profiles in Professionalism: Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) 2nd Class Kathleen Case
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Harry Andrew D. Gordon, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Everett Public Affairs | Oct. 6, 2022
When she joined the Navy in 2007, ABF2(SW/AW) Kathleen Case expected to fulfill a dream and serve a 20 year active duty career, but those hopes were cut short due to family issues which resulted in an early out request...

When Ens. Shanice Proctor graduated from Officer Development School in November 2021 she became a Navy Reserve Officer, but this was far from her first experience with the Navy. 

In her civilian career she is the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Technical Lead and a Peer Mentor. As the technical lead she often finds herself working with Sailors and their systems. In fact, it was this interaction that partially inspired her to join the Navy Reserve.
Profiles in Professionalism: Ens. Shanice Proctor
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | Sept. 29, 2022
Ens. Shanice Proctor had plenty of experience working with the Navy when she entered the Navy Reserve as a commissioned officer in November, 2020...

Profile in Professionalism – Lieutenant Junior Grade Greggory Favre
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth | Sept. 27, 2022
Navy Reserve Lt.j.g. Greggory Favre, a 41 year-old native of St. Louis, Missouri, is a fourth-generation military service member. His family’s dedicated service to the Nation spans more than 100 years...

Master-at-Arms 1st Class Lashawn O. Reaves joined the Navy Reserve on a football bet, but has no regrets. “Losing that bet changed the trajectory of my life in one of the best ways imaginable,” he stated.
Profile in Professionalism: Master-at-Arms 1st Class Lashawn Reaves
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sarah Horne, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command, Jacksonville | Sept. 22, 2022
Master-at-Arms 1st Class Lashawn O. Reaves joined the Navy Reserve as part of a friendly wager on a football game, but he has absolutely no regrets. “Losing that bet changed the trajectory of my life in one of the best ways...

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Sept. 21, 2022) – NERE is a professional recognition event for outstanding civilian employers of Navy Reserve Sailors that have demonstrated exceptional support for their citizen-Sailor employees above and beyond the requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. NERE also provides selected civilian employers of Navy Reserve Sailors with a first-hand look at the capabilities, roles, and missions of the U.S. Navy Reserve. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob D. Bergh)
Navy Reserve Recognizes Outstanding Civilian Employers at NERE 2022
By Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | Sept. 21, 2022
Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. John Mustin recognized 27 civilian employers from across the nation for their exceptional support of Navy Reserve Sailors during the annual Navy Employer Recognition Event (NERE) September 21...

When Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Aisha Beaty first joined the Navy, she was an operations specialist aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The darkness of the ship’s combat direction center was her norm. She spent much of her workday monitoring a console under blue light, ensuring there were no threats to the ship and its Sailors.
Profiles in Professionalism: Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Aisha Beaty
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | Sept. 14, 2022
When Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Aisha Beaty first joined the Navy, she was a rated operations specialist (OS) aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Beaty liked her job as an OS, so when she...

Official infographic of the 2022 Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman of the Year Award Recipients. (U.S. Navy graphic by Tim McGough)
Navy Recognizes Four Ombudsmen with the Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman of the Year Award
By Timothy McGough, Commander, Navy Installations Command | Sept. 14, 2022
In late July, the Navy announced in NAVADMIN 153/22 that four dedicated ombudsmen who went above and beyond in 2022 has earned the Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman of the Year Award.Congratulations to• Mrs. Byrne Blumer,...

220818-N-UJ449-1006 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Aug. 18, 2022) Former Naval Air Station Sigonella high school graduate retired U.S. Navy Reservist Richard Kaiser, visits and talks with current high school class presidents on NAS Sigonella, Aug. 18, 2022. NAS Sigonella’s strategic location enables U.S., allied, and partner nation forces to deploy and respond as required, ensuring security and stability in Europe, Africa and Central Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Josh Coté)
Visiting the Past
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Josh Cote, Naval Air Station Sigonella | Sept. 14, 2022
Before Richard Kaiser started his own Navy career, he spent time here on Naval Air Station Sigonella as a dependent while his father served in the Navy. Kaiser graduated from the high school that was here on base, a school...

Force Master Chief Tracy Hunt, for National Suicide Prevention Month of September, introduces a video featuring Chief Yeoman Marisa Mason, who gives a personal account of how she overcame some mental health challenges to lead a rich and fulfilling life.

Mental health is one major component of every Sailor’s overall health and wellness, and is in line with CNO’s Get Real Get Better call to action, advancing a culture of excellence and accelerating our warfighting advantage. It is also in line with CNR’s Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions 2022 fourth line of effort: Develop the Force. As Vice Adm. John Mustin states, “we must be fit to be Warfighting Ready - intellectually fit, physically fit and emotionally fit.”

For a comprehensive list of mental health resources available to all Navy Reserve Sailors visit: https://www.navyreserve.navy.mil/Resources/Mental-Health-Resources/

Also available is Psychological Health Outreach Program (PHOP), dedicated to the psychological health and resiliency of those serving in the US Navy Reserve and the US Marine Corps Reserve. PHOP is a CONFIDENTIAL and FREE service. PHOP provides consultation, education, assessment and connection to resources. Visit: https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-Management/Reserve-Personnel-Mgmt/IRR/IRR-Resources/
Growl in the Face of Fear: How Chief Marisa Mason Overcame Suicide Ideation
By Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | Sept. 14, 2022
Force Master Chief Tracy Hunt, for National Suicide Prevention Month of September, introduces a video featuring Chief Yeoman Marisa Mason, who gives a personal account of how she overcame some mental health challenges to lead...

220908-N-CI480-0001 NORFOLK (Sept. 8, 2022) Rear Adm. Robert C. Nowakowski, Reserve vice commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, and approximately 50 Reserve Sailors gather during a maritime operations center exercise in Norfolk. The maritime operations center exercise, comprised of all 5th Fleet Reserve units, is training by Reserve Sailors, for Reserve Sailors to strategically align with mission requirements supporting the fleet in four lines of mobilize-to-billet effort: design, train, mobilize and develop. (U.S. Navy photo by Ian P. Delossantos, visual information specialist)
5th Fleet Reserve Sailors complete maritime operations center exercise in Norfolk
By Cmdr. Michael P. Cody | Sept. 12, 2022
Members of the 10 Navy Reserve units that support U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and U.S. 5th Fleet completed a maritime operations center exercise Sept. 8-11 in Norfolk -- the third in a series of exercises...

RICHMOND, Virginia (July 29th, 2022) Navy Reserve Force Master Chief (FORCM) Tracy Hunt places a Navy Chief combination cover on Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Phillip M. Brashear, son of the late Master Chief Master Diver Carl Brashear during his appointment as an Honorary Navy Chief Petty Officer. The appointment was held in conjunction with CW5 Brashear’s retirement ceremony celebrating his 40 years of military service at the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center onboard Defense Supply Center in Richmond, Virginia on July 29th, 2022. CW5 Brashear was appointed as an Honorary Navy Chief Petty Officer by the Master Chief Petty officer (MCPON) of the Navy Russell Smith for his relentless dedication to the United States Navy. Over the course of 17 years, CW5 Brashear inspired Sailors and members of the Chiefs Mess to keep pushing forward in the face of adversity, volunteering his service to the Navy, and accepting responsibility beyond the call of printed assignment.. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Alexa Trafton)
A Legacy of Honor
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alexa Trafton | Sept. 7, 2022
Forty years is a lifetime. In fact, it can feel like several. For Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 5 Phillip Brashear, son of legendary Master Chief Navy Diver Carl Brashear, four decades of service came full circle as he...

Naval Aircrewman (Operator) 1st Class Kat Citta is a Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailor, serving on active-duty orders with the “Broad Arrows” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 62, where she currently serves as the safety and Naval Air Training and Operations (NATOPS) Reserve leading petty officer.
Profiles in Professionalism: Naval Aircrewman (Operator) 1st Class Kat Citta
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (Select) Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | Aug. 25, 2022
Naval Aircrewman (Operator) 1st Class Kat Citta is a Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailor, serving on active-duty orders with the “Broad Arrows” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 62, where she currently serves as the safety and Naval Air...

Navy Reserve Sailor and professional NASCAR driver, Lt. Cmdr. Jesse Iwuji, prepares to race at Talladega Superspeedway on Apr. 22, 2022.
Driving To Inspire
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amber Smalley, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Jacksonville | Aug. 24, 2022
Lt. Cmdr. Jesse Iwuji is a surface warfare officer in the Navy Reserve, and when he’s not serving his country, he is an Xfinity Series NASCAR driver. Iwuji balances the line between being a U.S. Navy Reserve Sailor and...

220728-N-GV721-2003 LEMOORE, Calif. (July 28, 2022) Navy Reserve Center Lemoore poses for a group
photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Brian P. Caracci)
NRC Lemoore: Building Relationships to Increase Warfighting Readiness
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Brian P. Caracci, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command San Diego | Aug. 19, 2022
Navy Reserve Center (NRC) Lemoore is improving warfighter readiness by reaching out to other commands on Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore to strengthen relationships among Active Duty, Training & Administration of the Reserve...

For Sailors like Construction Electrician 2nd Linh Hoang, a Navy Reservist from Orange County, California, currently deployed to CLDJ where he is a part of the Public Works Department’s Facilities Maintenance and Sustainment (FM&S) branch, if he is doing his job right, you may not realize he is doing anything at all.
Profiles in Professionalism: Construction Electrician 2nd Class Linh Hoang
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Word | Aug. 16, 2022
For Sailors like Construction Electrician 2nd Linh Hoang, a Navy Reserve Sailor from Orange County, California, currently deployed to CLDJ where he is a part of the Public Works Department’s Facilities Maintenance and...

The command master chief of Fighter Squadron Composite Thirteen (VFC-13), Troy Rudisill, was selected as the 2022 Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Delbert D. Black Leadership Award recipient, August 12. (U.S. Navy graphic by MC1 Anna Van Nuys)
Fighter Squadron Composite Thirteen (VFC-13) CMC Earns Delbert Black Leadership Award
By | Aug. 12, 2022
WASHINGTON - The command master chief of Fighter Squadron Composite Thirteen (VFC-13), Troy Rudisill, was selected as the 2022 Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Delbert D. Black Leadership Award recipient, August 12...

GULF OF ADEN (June 7, 2022) Senior Chief Fire Controlman David Yanvary approaches the littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11) while participating in visit board search and seizure (VBSS) training aboard a rigid-hull inflatable boat in the Gulf of Aden, June 7. Sioux City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to help ensure maritime security and stability in the Middle East region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas A. Russell)
LCS Reserve Sailors Make History While Answering the Call
By Mineman 1st Class Michael Buck, Navy Reserve Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two Public Affairs | Aug. 5, 2022
Navy Reserve Sailors from Navy Reserve Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two (NR LCSRON 2) made history by supporting overseas planned maintenance availabilities (PMAV) with Maintenance Execution Teams during the first-ever...

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (July 21, 2022) –U.S. Navy reserve Sailors pose for a group photo during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, July 21. Twenty-six nations, 38 ships, three submarines, more than 170 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2022 is the 28th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Dylan Lavin)
RIMPAC 2022: Building Relationships and Warfighting Readiness
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Melissa K. Russell, NR NPASE West | Aug. 5, 2022
The old saying goes that ‘practice makes perfect,’ but at Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, practice makes capable, adaptive partners of Sailors and service members from around the world. The largest international maritime...

Newly-promoted Navy Reserve Lt. Dominique Pope learned much about service from her father, a Retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant who spent most of his career serving as a Reserve Airman. 

His experience enabled him to prepare her for a rewarding career.
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Dominique Pope
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyra Campbell | Aug. 4, 2022
Newly-promoted Navy Reserve Lt. Dominique Pope learned much about service from her father, a Retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant who spent most of his career serving as a Reserve Airman. ...

The Navy Reserve has many officers who were prior enlisted service members. However, very few enlisted Sailors are prior military officers. Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Sukwon Jung holds the distinction of being part of that very small group.

Jung was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to Dublin, Ireland when he was 11 years old. He attended middle school, high school, and university in Ireland before moving back to South Korea. In November, 2009, Jung commissioned as an interpretation officer in the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN). During his time in the ROKN, Jung served tours of duty for ROKN Naval Special Warfare where he worked in partnership with U.S. Navy SEALS.
Profiles in Professionalism: PS2 Sukwon Jung
By Lt. Bryce Baswell | Aug. 4, 2022
The Navy Reserve has many officers who were prior enlisted service members. However, very few enlisted Sailors are prior military officers. Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Sukwon Jung holds the distinction of being part of...

181127-N-BM202-1111 GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Nov. 27, 2018) A recruit marches from one training location to the next at Recruit Training Command. More than 30,000 recruits graduate annually from the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Camilo Fernan/Released)
Navy Establishes Navy Recruiting Reserve Command
By Commander, Navy Recruiting Command | July 28, 2022
Commander Navy Recruiting Command (CNRC) has recently established Navy Recruiting Reserve Command (NRRC) to better support Reserve recruiting. This move is part of CNRC’s realignment of its command structure, shifting from a...

Roughly 60 Navy hospital corpsmen participated in Operation Commanding Force, the annual two-week training exercise, at Fort Drum. The culminating event on July 21 included practicing tactical field care and medical evacuation procedures with reservists going through a litter obstacle course. The training was supported by cadre from the Bridgewater-Vaccaro Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC), the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade’s 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion (DUSTOFF) and medics from 1st Brigade Combat Team and 2nd Brigade Combat Team. (Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Drum Garrison Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Michael Strasser)
Reserve Sailors Practice Tactical Field Care, Medical Skills During Annual Operation Commanding Force at Fort Drum
By Mike Strasser, Fort Drum Garrison Public Affairs | July 28, 2022
A team of U.S. Navy Reserve corpsmen went chest deep into the water while maintaining control of a heavily-loaded litter over their heads. After slogging their way across the trench, they negotiated how to move the patient,...

Roughly 60 Navy hospital corpsmen participated in Operation Commanding Force, the annual two-week training exercise, at Fort Drum. The culminating event on July 21 included practicing tactical field care and medical evacuation procedures with reservists going through a litter obstacle course. The training was supported by cadre from the Bridgewater-Vaccaro Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC), the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade’s 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion (DUSTOFF) and medics from 1st Brigade Combat Team and 2nd Brigade Combat Team. (Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Drum Garrison Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Michael Strasser)
Navy Reserve Sailors Practice Tactical Field Care, Medical Skills During Annual Operation Commanding Force at Fort Drum
By Mike Strasser, Fort Drum Garrison Public Affairs | July 28, 2022
FORT DRUM, N.Y. - A team of U.S. Navy Reserve corpsmen went chest deep into the water while maintaining control of a heavily-loaded litter over their heads. After slogging their way across the trench, they negotiated how to...

An MQ-4C arrives on the runway at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, July 13, 2022. The MQ-4C is on a deployment to MCAS Iwakuni in support of continuing operations in the Indo-Pacific area of operations. The
Reserve Sailors 'Single-Greatest Boon' to Navy's First Unmanned Patrol Squadron
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (Sel) Chelsea Milburn | July 20, 2022
As the Navy’s first unmanned squadron, the “Big Red” of Unmanned Patrol Squadron (VUP) 19 has stretched its wings far and wide since its establishment in late 2013. Reserve Sailors assigned to VUP-19’s Reserve component have...

Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force and panel of leaders selected Lt. Cdr. Jonathan Calhoun’s “Leverage Mobile Technology to Streamline Mobilization” as the winning entry of the inaugural i3 Waypoints during a taped broadcast at Ft. Meade, Maryland on June 28, 2022. 

Calhoun is from Navy Reserve U.S. Fleet Forces Maritime Operations Center and presented one of five ideas selected for the final round from 107 entries submitted.
Chief of Navy Reserve Announces i3 Waypoints 2022 Winner
By Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | July 15, 2022
Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force announced Lt. Cdr. Jonathan Calhoun’s “Leveraging Mobile Technology to Streamline Mobilization” as the winning entry of the inaugural i3...

Yeoman 2nd Class Marytere CortonOquedo, a Puerto Rico native, has had to rely on her perseverance on many occasions throughout her life, perhaps none more so than in September and October of 2017. It was during these months that Hurricane Maria devastated the Caribbean and the Southeastern coast of the United States.
Profiles in Professionalism: YN2 Marytere CortonOquendo
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | July 15, 2022
Yeoman 2nd Class Marytere CortonOquedo, a Puerto Rico native, has had to rely on her perseverance on many occasions throughout her life, perhaps none more so than in September and October of 2017. It was during these months...

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Navy Reserve Forces Command Changes Command
By Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | July 11, 2022
Rear Adm. Michael J. Steffen relieved Rear Adm. John A. Schommer as commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command (CNRFC) during a change of command ceremony at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, July 11...

Profiles in Professionalism: Capt. Ellis Cancel
Profiles in Professionalism: Capt. Eilis Cancel
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Debra Thomas | July 7, 2022
Capt. Eilis Cancel, commanding officer, Naval Forces Europe-Africa N5 Reserve Detachment, loves her country and loves flying helicopters. A literal and figurative “high-flyer” in the U.S. Navy Reserve, she has set her sights...

Chief of Navy Reserve Fourth of July Message
Chief of Navy Reserve Fourth of July Message 2022
By Chief of Navy Reserve (CNR) Vice Adm. John Mustin | June 30, 2022
Greetings shipmates, As we celebrate July 4th this year, I extend my continued appreciation to you and your families for your dedicated, unwavering service to our great nation.    ...

BIZERTE, Tunisia (May 27, 2022) Members of the Tunisian Navy practice fast roping down a tower during the in-port training phase of exercise Phoenix Express 2022 at Bizerte Naval Base in Bizerte, Tunisia on May 27, 2022 during Exercise Phoenix Express 2022. Phoenix Express 22, conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is a maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the Mediterranean. (U.S. photo by Mass Communication Specialist Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Haggerty/Released)
Reserve Sailors Lead Northern Africa Exercise Phoenix Express 2022
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Haggerty | June 24, 2022
Navy Reserve Sailors were at the helm of the U.S. Africa Command-sponsored exercise Phoenix Express 2022 in Tunis and Bizerte, Tunisia, May 23 to June 3.  The multinational maritime exercise encompassed an in-port information...

Chief Yeoman (Select) Jasmyn L. Phinizy, a native of Lorain, Ohio, was recently selected as the Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year for 2021.
Reserve Sailor of the Year: YNC Select Jasmyn L. Phinizy
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amber Smalley, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Jacksonville | June 24, 2022
Chief Yeoman (Select) Jasmyn L. Phinizy, a native of Lorain, Ohio, was recently selected as the Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year for 2021...

U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea Milburn
Navy Reserve Assists with Airlift of Donations to Displaced Ukrainian Children
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve | June 24, 2022
Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve (CNAFR) Sailors assigned to the Navy Air Logistics Office (NALO) and the “Globemasters” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 56 supported “Operation Little Vittles 2,” assisting with the...

Profiles in Professionalism: YN2 Ruiz Guzman
Profiles in Professionalism: Yeoman 2nd Class Rodrigo Ruiz Guzman
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | June 23, 2022
Yeoman 2nd Class Rodrigo Ruiz-Guzman is a Training and Administration of the Reserve (TAR) Sailor assigned to Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command (CNRFC), where he wears many hats. He is President of the CNRFC Junior...

SAN DIEGO (Jun. 10, 2022) - Incoming Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve (CNAFR) Rear Adm. Brad Dunham reads his orders during the CNAFR change of command ceremony in the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 hangar at Naval Base Coronado, Jun. 10. CNAFR mans, trains and equips the Naval Air Force Reserve in order to provide enduring operational support and strategic depth to Navy forces that win in combat. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea Milburn)
Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Changes Command
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | June 17, 2022
Rear Adm. Scott “Jonser” Jones was relieved by Rear Adm. Brad “Gunny” Dunham as Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve (CNAFR) in a ceremony at the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 “Providers” hangar at Naval Base...

Profiles in Professionalism: Ens. Erin Omberg and father, Cmdr. (Ret.) Clarence Omberg. (Photo courtesy of Ens. Erin Omburg)
Profiles in Professionalism: Ensign Erin Omberg "A Legacy of Service"
By Cmdr. Nicolas Melendez, REDCOM Everett, & Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | June 14, 2022
When Ensign Erin Omberg reported to Officer Development School (ODS) in Newport, Rhode Island, earlier this year, King Hall may have seemed familiar to her. When she checked into Navy Reserve Center Minneapolis for her first...

Profiles in Professionalism: Commander Greg Cady (U.S. Navy graphic by Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
Profile in Professionalism: Cmdr. Greg Cady
By Lt. Cmdr. Alison Maruca, Naval Forces Japan HQ Public Affairs & CNRFC Public Affairs | June 3, 2022
Cmdr. Greg Cady, retired on June 1, 2022. Throughout the course of a long and diverse career, he forged a legacy of leadership and helped recruit numerous medical professionals into the Navy Reserve...

With actor Tom Cruise working through a complex aerial scene, NAS Fallon, NV, 2019.
The TOPGUN Legacy: Making Mavericks with Capt. Brian Ferguson
By Lt. Bryce Baswell | May 31, 2022
Capt. Brian “Ferg” Ferguson has spent a significant portion of his career involved with air-to-air combat training exercises like the one described above. Ferguson attended the Adversary Instructor Course at the Navy Fighter...

NEW ORLEANS (May 21, 2022) - Navy Reserve Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Sheila Badgerow (right), a Navy Reserve Center Charlotte Sailor who was mobilized for 11 months to New York City in support of the Navy’s COVID-19 pandemic relief effort, engages in conversation with Ms. Roxy Carrillo, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program specialist, during Returning Warrior Workshop New Orleans 2022. Returning Warrior Workshops  are a component of the Department of Defense’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP), and are designed to promote the well-being of Active and Reserve Component Sailors returning from deployments and individual augments, also known as mobilizations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lawrence Davis)
REDCOM Fort Worth Welcomes Returning Warriors at RWW New Orleans
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW/IW) Lawrence Davis, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth | May 26, 2022
On a warm Friday evening in New Orleans, Louisiana, casually-dressed Navy Reserve Sailors received heartfelt greetings from event facilitators as they arrived at a luxury hotel located on the corner of the Bayou State’s famed...

NRC Riverside Hosts Captain's Cup 2022
Navy Reserve Center Riverside Makes Positive Impact on Sailors, Local Community
By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Elizabeth Mendez, Navy Reserve Center Riverside Public Affairs | May 25, 2022
Navy Reserve Center (NRC) Riverside Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Team’s goal of instilling teamwork and esprit de corps amongst the Selective Reservist (SELRES) and the staff have been extremely successful...

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana (May 15, 2022) - Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth Commander Capt. Mark Hofmann presents the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal to Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Patrick Martin. Martin is one of five Navy Reserve Center Shreveport Sailors involved in saving the life of their distressed shipmate, who experienced cardiac arrest shortly after performing the Navy physical readiness test. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lawrence Davis)
NRC Shreveport Sailors Receive Medals for Saving Shipmate’s Life
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lawrence Davis, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth | May 25, 2022
Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth (REDCOM FW) Commander Capt. Mark Hofmann presented three Commendation Medals and two Achievement Medals to five Navy Reserve Center (NRC) Shreveport Sailors,...

U.S. Navy Reservist, Personnel Specialist 1st Class Kitara Byerly looks over her husband’s grave in Swea City, Iowa. U.S. Army Reserve Specialist John Meyer took his life on November 16th, 2020. (Courtesy Photo)
Be Brave Enough to Save
By Personnel Specialist 1st Class Kitara Byerly, 7th Naval Construction Regiment | May 23, 2022
This Memorial Day Weekend, we remember the Warrior, we remember those we have lost. It has been 19 months since my husband, U.S. Army Reserve Specialist John Meyer, committed suicide. This year the Suicide Prevention DOD...

Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander,
Navy Reserve Force, announced Yeoman 1st Class Jasmyn L. Phinizy of Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Jacksonville as the 2021  Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year (RSOY), May 20, 2022.
Chief of Navy Reserve Announces the 2021 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year
By Chief of Navy Reserve Public Affairs | May 20, 2022
Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force, announced Yeoman 1st Class Jasmyn L. Phinizy of Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Jacksonville as the 2021 Navy Reserve...

220321-N-XK809-1013 FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (March 21, 2022) U.S. Navy Reserve Sailors, assigned to Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet, learn to use necessary tools during Operation Cyber Dragon. During Operation Cyber Dragon, conducted Mar. 7 - Apr. 1, Reserve Sailors assigned U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet, conducted scanning of the Navy's unclassified network to identify, remediate and implement corrective actions to reduce vulnerabilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes)
U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Executes Operation Cyber Dragon
By Lt. Darius Radzius, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. 10th Fleet | May 18, 2022
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. – The U.S. Navy’s unclassified computer networks are better protected from outside threats. U.S. Fleet Cyber Command just completed the first phase of operation Cyber Dragon where nearly 30 active...

220321-N-XK809-1013 FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (March 21, 2022) U.S. Navy Reserve Sailors, assigned to Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet, learn to use necessary tools during Operation Cyber Dragon. During Operation Cyber Dragon, conducted Mar. 7 - Apr. 1, Reserve Sailors assigned U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet, conducted scanning of the Navy's unclassified network to identify, remediate and implement corrective actions to reduce vulnerabilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes)
U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Executes Operation Cyber Dragon
By Lt. Darius Radzius, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. 10th Fleet | May 18, 2022
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. – The U.S. Navy’s unclassified computer networks are better protected from outside threats. U.S. Fleet Cyber Command just completed the first phase of operation Cyber Dragon where nearly 30 active...

Profiles in Professionalism: Master-at-Arms 2nd class Ryan Fesler photo graphic for story.
Profiles in Professionalism: Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Ryan Fesler
By By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Brian P. Caracci, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command San Diego Public Affairs | May 18, 2022
Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Ryan Fesler started his career in 2010 at the age of 29 when the economy was bad. At the time, Fesler was working a civil engineering job and no homes where being built. He'd always wanted to join...

Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force, released the Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions 20220 (NRFI) on May 17, updating the Force on the three lines of effort (LOE) to Design, Train and Mobilize the Force with a relentless focus on warfighting readiness, and announcing a fourth LOE – Develop the Force.    The Fighting Instructions is Mustin’s action plan driving the Navy Reserve to fully attain and maintain the warfighting credibility and relevance required for today and in the future.
Chief of Navy Reserve Releases Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions 2022: Updates Design, Train and Mobilize Lines of Effort, Announces Develop the Force
By Chief of Navy Reserve Public Affairs | May 17, 2022
Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force, released the Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions (NRFI) 2022 on May 17. In addition to updating the Force on the three lines of effort (LOE)...

Courtesy Photo by the New England Patriots
The Patriot: Lt. Joe Cardona Gets the Job Done
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Scott Wichmann, Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | May 13, 2022
Many Navy Reserve Sailors have pressure-filled civilian careers. Every Sunday, Lieutenant Joe Cardona finds the fortunes of his co-workers — both literally and figuratively — in his hands. For seven years, Cardona has handled...

FORT WORTH, Texas (May 4, 2022) - Graphic for Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth’s (REDCOM FW) 2021 Navy Reserve Center (NRC) of the Year selection announcement. REDCOM FW Commander Capt. Mark Hofmann announced his region’s selections for Large, Medium, and Small NRC of the Year, March 14. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lawrence Davis)
REDCOM FW Announces its 2021 NRCs of the Year
By Mass Communication Specialist (SW/AW/IW) Lawrence Davis, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth Public Affairs | May 5, 2022
Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth (REDCOM FW) Commander Capt. Mark Hofmann recently announced his region’s selections for the 2021 Large, Medium, and Small Navy Reserve Centers (NRC) of the...

Two instructor pilots and two student pilots with Training Squadron (VT) 28 responded to a distress call from Corpus Christi International Airport air traffic control and guided a civilian pilot to a safe landing at Mustang Beach Airport, Dec. 13. Pictured with a T-6B Texan II on the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi flight line from left to right: Lt. Cmdr. Dave Indiveri, Succasunna, New Jersey; Marine 1st Lt. Casey Joehnk, Port Orchard, Washington; Ensign Christophe Theodore, San Francisco; and Lt. Billy Morse, Tucson, Arizona. (Courtesy photo)
TAR Instructor Pilots, Students Assist Civilian Aircraft in Distress
By Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | May 4, 2022
Late last year, two Training and Administration of the Reserve (TAR) Navy instructor pilots (IPs) and two active duty student naval aviators (SNA) with the “Rangers” of Training Squadron (VT) 28 in Corpus Christi, Texas,...

Profiles in Professionalism: Senior Chief Operations Specialist Jason Kiritschenko. (U.S. Navy graphic by Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
Profiles in Professionalism: Senior Chief Operations Specialist Jason Kiritschenko
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Harry Andrew D. Gordon, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Everett Public Affairs | April 29, 2022
A young chef decided to take a leap out of the frying pan and into the fire in 1997. From a small kitchen in the town of Maplewood, Minnesota to a Norfolk, Virginia-based Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier...

FORT WORTH, Texas (Apr. 29, 2022) - Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth’s (REDCOM FW) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) victim advocates gather for a group photo after hosting a command SAPR 5K run, jog or walk event. During the event, the command’s SAPR VA team engaged Sailors in attendance by sharing information about direct and indirect bystander information, restricted and unrestricted reporting, and the team identified multiple SAPR and medical services points of contact both for the command and around the base. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lawrence Davis)
REDCOM FW Victim Advocates Raise Awareness with SAPR 5K
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW/IW) Lawrence Davis, Navy Region Southeast Reserve Component Command Fort Worth Public Affairs | April 29, 2022
Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response victim advocate (SAPR VA) team hosted a SAPR 5K command event at the Airfield Falls Trailhead & Conservation Park,...

U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea Milburn.
Paying it Forward: CNAFR Sailors of the Year Share Advice for Junior Sailors
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve | April 20, 2022
Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve (CNAFR) 2021 Sailors of the Year for the respective sea, shore and Reserve categories share advice for junior Sailors hoping to find similar success in their naval careers...

Capt. Quentin Packard (left) stands relieved as commodore of Maritime Support Wing (MSW) as his relief, Capt. Edward Hoak (middle), reports to Rear Adm. Scott Jones, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve (right) to assume command as MSW commodore during a change of command ceremony in the courtyard of the World Famous I-Bar at Naval Base Coronado, Mar. 3. MSW is a Navy Reserve air wing comprised of rotary and patrol units providing dedicated special operations forces (SOF) support, strategic depth in helicopter maritime strike and airborne mine countermeasures, and enduring littoral surveillance radar system (LSRS) and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operational support to the fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea Milburn)
Maritime Support Wing Holds Change of Command
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | April 20, 2022
Capt. Quentin Packard was relieved by Capt. Edward Hoak as commodore of Maritime Support Wing (MSW) in a ceremony at Naval Base Coronado, Calif., Mar. 3...

The blue-green teams of the Navy and Marine Corps expeditionary forces from Navy Cargo Handling Battalion EIGHT (NCHB-8) expeditionary fuels team and Marine Corps 6th Engineer Support Battalion Bulk Fuels Team, joined up at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, to integrate and train in coordination to focus on a concept of employment experimentation with the Expeditionary Fuel Dispensing System–Small (EFDS-S). (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist RJ Stratchko/Released)
Bulk Fueling: Expeditionary Fueling on the Move
By By Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist RJ Stratchko, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group Public Affairs | April 19, 2022
A brisk evening during golden hour, Reserve Sailors and Marines put in the practice of setting up, tearing down, and moving locations, all in an effort of getting the sets and reps in for when it’s go time to move fuel...

Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. j.g. Caleendrea Roldan (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez)
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. j.g. Caleendrea Roldan
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | April 8, 2022
Lt. j.g. Caleendrea Roldan is a Navy Reserve Nurse who, like many others in her field, has been on the frontlines battling the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for over two years.  Already a registered nurse, Roldan joined the Navy...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 13, 2022) A Navy Sailor with The Gambia military boards the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), as part of a training evolution during Exercise Obangame Express 2022, March 13, 2022. Obangame Express 2022, conducted by U.S. Forces Africa, is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the Gulf of Guinea and West African coastal regions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Emma Gray)
Reserve Sailors Take the Lead During Largest Maritime Exercise in Africa
By Lt. Mathuel Browne | April 6, 2022
Navy Reserve Sailors from across the nation arrived in West Africa in early March to take the helm of the exercise Obangame Express 2022 (OE22), the largest multinational maritime exercise in Africa. ...

Navy Reserve Public Affairs (U.S. Navy graphic by Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
Culture of Safety with AWFC Kody Sims
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Paul Seeber | April 4, 2022
Chief Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) Kody Sims, FY 2020 Reserve Sailor of the Year, underscores Navy Reserve Force Master Chief Tracy L. Hunt’s initiative fostering a Culture of Safety, where each sailor is respected and...

Navy Reserve Public Affairs (U.S. Navy graphic by Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
CNR and Navy Reserve FORCM celebrate the 129th birthday of the Chief Petty Officer
By Commander, Navy Reserve Public Affairs | April 1, 2022
Chief of Navy Reserve, and Commander, Navy Reserve Force Vice Adm. John B. Mustin and Navy Reserve Force Master Chief Tracy L. Hunt celebrate the 129th birthday of the Chief Petty Officer. (U.S. Navy by Commander, Navy...

GULFPORT, Mississippi (March 21, 2022) - Logistics Specialist 1st Class Mary Bradford, assigned to the 22nd Naval Construction Regiment, smiles as she is photographed in her work space. Bradford recently shared her experiences dealing with depression and anxiety as a way to promote, raise awareness, and erase stigmas surrounding mental health. (Courtesy photo by Mr. Jeff Pierce)
Bradford’s Story: A Sailor’s Experience with Sacrifice, Struggle, and Seeking Help to Overcome
By Mass Communication Specialist First Class (SW/AW/IW) Lawrence Davis, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth Public Affairs | March 23, 2022
From day one of boot camp, United States Navy Sailors are trained to live by a set of principles. Their development is built upon the Navy core values of honor, courage, and commitment. They are guided throughout their...

As a Naval reservist, Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Benjamin Garrett began his career at Navy Operational Support Center Portland and has been assigned to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka and Security Force Bravo Detachment in Bahrain. He applied to be a recruiter and has been in Onboarding since August 2018 for Navy Talent Acquisition Group Portland.
Profiles in Professionalism: MA2 Benjamin Garrett
By Daniel Rachal | March 22, 2022
As a Navy Reserve Sailor, Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Benjamin Garrett began his career at Navy Reserve Center Portland and has been assigned to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka and Security Force Bravo Detachment in Bahrain...

Navy Reserve Public Affairs (U.S. Navy graphic by Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
Rate Conversion Options for the Day One Warfighter
By Cmdr. John Wainwright, BUPERS-352, Enlisted Community Manager | March 21, 2022
ALNAVRESFOR 09/22 was released on February 22, 2022 and aims to support and retain the Reserve warfighter. The message grants current SELRES NAVET Sailors the opportunity to apply for reversion to their prior-service rating...

Lt. Cmdr. Brad Lawhon has lived overseas or been stationed aboard ships, both commercial and USNS, for the last seven years.

“I have coined the phrase ‘successfully homeless,’ as I have not been able to call anywhere home,” he said.
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Cmdr. Brad Lawhon
By Leslie Hull-Ryde | March 18, 2022
Lt. Cmdr. Brad Lawhon has lived overseas or been stationed aboard ships, both commercial and USNS, for the last seven years.“I have coined the phrase ‘successfully homeless,’ as I have not been able to call anywhere home,” he...

Navy Reserve, Naval Medical Forces Support Command created the Professional Development Program in September 2018. The goal of the program is to develop courses to improve professionalism and educate officer and enlisted Sailors on various leadership topics. (U.S. Navy photo by Navy Reserve, Naval Medical Forces Support Command Public Affairs)
Training Future Leaders For Navy Reserve Medicine
By Cmdr. Michael D. Bay, Navy Reserve Navy Medical Forces Support Command | March 17, 2022
Navy Reserve, Naval Medical Forces Support Command created the Professional Development Program in September 2018. The goal of the program is to develop courses to improve professionalism and educate officer and enlisted...

Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) is a program available to active duty Sailors who experienced a suicide ideation or attempt (Suicide-Related Behavior). SAIL is an evidence-based intervention that provides rapid assistance, ongoing risk assessment, care coordination, and reintegration assistance. Risk is assessed at key intervals using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale and managed using the Veterans Affairs Safety Plan through a series of contacts over 90 days following Suicide-Related Behavior. (U.S. Navy graphic by Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
Suicide Prevention: Navy Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL)
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Waldrop, Readiness and Mobilization Command (REDCOM) Norfolk Public Affairs | March 16, 2022
Sailors taking their own lives through suicide is one of the United States Navy’s top three causes of death annually. Many Sailors who have suicidal thoughts or struggles refuse to seek help. When asked, they believe they...

In 2019, Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Ron Welch had been an active-duty Sailor for 10 years and was looking for a change. He still wanted to be in the Navy, but felt he had unfinished business on the civilian side.
Profiles in Professionalism: BM1 Ron Welch
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | March 8, 2022
In 2019, Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Ron Welch had been an active-duty Sailor for 10 years and was looking for a change. He still wanted to be in the Navy, but felt he had unfinished business on the civilian side.“I liked...

LS3 Fletcher Hurley, left, and LS3 Achilles Konguep, Sailors assigned to Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella (FLCSI), load cargo pallets, March 1, 2022 at Defense Munitions Crombie, Scotland, Great Britain. Konguep is one of the reservists assigned to FLCSI’s Site Crombie, the command’s cooperative security location strategically positioned to support U.S. Naval and Joint warfighters who routinely conduct operations in the High North. (U.S. Navy photo by Paul Raymond)
Navy Reserve Sailors Add Strategic Depth to NAVSUP’s Mission Sets in Europe
By Joseph Yanik, Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella | March 8, 2022
Navy Reserve Sailors assigned to Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella (NAVSUP FLCSI) provide essential contributing support to the command’s logistics and supply mission sets delivering combat...

Navy Reserve Sailors and a civilian assigned to the maritime space cyber fires and effects coordination cell during Exercise Keen Edge 22 participate in a non-kinetic operations meeting the Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet situation room. Keen Edge is a bilateral command post exercise conducted to increase combat readiness and synchronization between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes)
Navy Reserve Sailors Bring Expanded Capabilities to Keen Edge 22
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes, U.S. 10th Fleet Public Affairs | March 4, 2022
Navy Reserve Sailors played an integral role at U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/ U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) during Keen Edge 22, a bilateral command post exercise involving U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) and the Japan Joint...

LCDR Kristin Leone, NC, USN, is a 12-year veteran of the Navy Reserve. In recent years she has become dedicated to the plight of women homeless veterans. Photograph is courtesy of LCDR Leone.
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Cmdr. Kristin Leone
By Andre Sobocinski, Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery | March 4, 2022
For Navy Reserve Nurse Lt. Cmdr. Kristin Leone the plight of homeless women veterans is a public health issue requiring action. In recent years, Leone has met with civic groups, schools, elected officials and military...

FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 16, 2022) - Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth Adaptive Mobilization department staff member Logistics Specialist 1st Class Wilfred Graf, left, issues uniform items to Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Garrett Beaudry, assigned to Naval Branch Health Clinic San Diego, in preparation for Beaudry’s individual augmentee (IA) assignment to Guantamo Bay, Cuba. IA and mobilization for Selected Reserve processing for Beaudry and other Sailors took place during an adaptive mobilization-enabling event at Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth (REDCOM FW) February 14-18. The event was observed by assessors from Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center, who certified REDCOM FW as a Navy mobilization processing site with delegated Local Area Coordinator for Mobilization (LACMOB) authority. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lawrence Davis)
REDCOM FW Successfully Executes Adaptive Mobilization, Enabled as a Navy Mobilization Processing Site
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lawrence Davis, Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth | March 3, 2022
Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth (REDCOM FW) executed an Adaptive Mobilization-enabling event Feb. 14-18, which was observed by an assessment team from Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center...

Chief of Navy Reserve, Commander, Navy Reserve Force Vice Adm. John Mustin and Navy Reserve Force Master Chief Tracy Hunt wish a happy 107th birthday to Navy Reserve Sailors and their families (U.S. Navy video by Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
Navy Reserve 107th Birthday Message
By Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | March 2, 2022
Chief of Navy Reserve, Commander, Navy Reserve Force Vice Adm. John Mustin and Navy Reserve Force Master Chief Tracy Hunt wish a happy 107th birthday to Navy Reserve Sailors and their families (U.S. Navy video by Commander,...

22020206-N-CR519-1070 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 06, 2022) Rear Adm. Robert C. Nowakowski, reserve vice commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, talks to Navy Reserve Sailors in Bahrain supporting International Maritime Exercise/Cutlass Express 2022. IMX/Cutlass Express 2022 is the largest multinational training event in the Middle East, involving more than 60 nations and international organizations committed to enhancing partnerships and interoperability to strengthen maritime security and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Helen Brown)
Putting the “Serve” in Reserve
By Lt. Cdr. Greg Melville | Feb. 24, 2022
Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Terry Adams puts the “serve” in “Reserve.” An undergraduate majoring in aeronautical science, he’s serving on mobilization orders for Combined Task Force 59 (TF 59), one of three units...

A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler aircraft assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 209, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., prepares for flight during a joint exercise Jan. 25, 2022, Joint Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The exercise provides participants with a multi-faceted, collaborative venue with supporting infrastructure and personnel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mysti Bicoy)
New Fighter Training Enhances Joint Lethality with Hawaii ANG, Navy Reserve
By Master Sgt. Mysti Bicoy 154th Wing Public Affairs - Hawaii Air National Guard | Feb. 22, 2022
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- The Hawaiian skies cleared for Total Force Airmen and Navy Reserve exercise participants as they took part in a first-of-its-kind fighter exercise here January 18-26.While the Hawaii...

At Military Sealift Command Office Korea, Navy reservist HM3 Glenn Field was responsible for helping ensure the health of MSC personnel, specifically conducting COVID-19 testing of those entering, departing and transiting through the Republic of Korea.
Profiles in Professionalism: HM3 Glenn Field
By Leslie Hull-Ryde, Military Sealift Command Far East | Feb. 17, 2022
When he joined the Navy Reserves in 2019 as a corpsman, Glenn Field had no idea what was in store for him.Who could possibly know that shortly after he enlisted a global pandemic would occur that would take the third class...

Courtesy photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
Navy Reserve Center Riverside Funeral Honor Guard Answers the Call
By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Elizabeth Mendez, Navy Reserve Center Riverside | Feb. 11, 2022
Navy Reserve Center (NRC) Riverside Funeral Honor Guard’s mission is to be the link between the surviving family members, the deceased, and the U.S. Navy.  The funeral honor guard has not missed a funeral service in over 10...

NAVAL AIR STATION JOINT RESERVE BASE FORT WORTH, TX (Feb. 7, 2022) – Navy Reserve  Force Master Chief Petty Officer Tracy L. Hunt hosts a three-day Navy Reserve Leadership Mess Symposium with 45 senior-enlisted leaders.  The aim of the meeting was producing new processes to accelerate implementation of the Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions, and update enlisted leadership on key developments.  (Photo by Mass Communication Chief Elisandro T. Diaz)
Navy Reserve Senior Enlisted Gather for Idea Exchange
By Mass Communication Chief Petty Officer Elisandro T. Diaz, Office of the Chief of Navy Reserve | Feb. 10, 2022
Force Master Chief Petty Officer Tracy L. Hunt hosted the Navy Reserve Leadership Mess Symposium to discuss pressing enlisted issues and exchange ideas among Reserve command senior enlisted leaders.  The event, the first...

When Personnel Specialist 1st Class Marian Munteanu left his hometown of Craiova, Romania in 2005 and moved to Italy, he was looking for an opportunity to save up money and gain experience in his field. His plan was to stay for 12 to 18 months, then move back home and start an accounting business.
Profiles in Professionalism: PS1 Marian Munteanu
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | Feb. 9, 2022
When Personnel Specialist 1st Class Marian Munteanu left his hometown of Craiova, Romania in 2005 and moved to Italy, he was looking for an opportunity to save up money and gain experience in his field. His plan was to stay...

Petty Officer 1st Class Shannon Brazda, a reservist in Indiana, ensures fallen service members and veterans receive proper military honors. In addition to her duties as a master-at-arms, Brazda volunteers as part of the Military Department of Indiana Ceremonial Unit. Specifically, she performs the National Anthem and other patriotic songs during special events, including Veterans Day and Memorial Day events, the Indy 500 and Indiana Pacers’s games. To her, the most important performance is when she is part of the military honors presented during funerals. (Courtesy photo)
Profiles in Professionalism: MA1 Shannon Brazda
By Leslie Hull-Ryde, Military Sealift Command Far East | Feb. 3, 2022
One reservist in Indiana ensures fallen service members and veterans receive proper military honors.In addition to her duties as a master-at-arms, Petty Officer 1st Class Shannon Brazda volunteers as part of the Military...

Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Annie Perguson poses for a photograph.
Profiles in Professionalism: IS1 Annie Ferguson
By Kristen McDonald, Afloat Training Group Western Pacific | Jan. 27, 2022
Petty Officer First Class Annie Ferguson embarked on her Reserve enlistment over 11 years ago.  Since day one, she knew she wanted to serve her country and learn a new profession. She is currently serving as an intelligence...

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Chaurice Smothers, LCSRON 2 is presented her Enlisted Surface Warfare Qualification by USS Detroit’s Commanding Officer on December 23rd, 2021. (Photo by Information Systems Technician Chief (IW/SW) Larronica Shannon)
The Heart of a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Reserve Sailor
By Captain Ray Gherardini, Navy Reserve Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 2 | Jan. 27, 2022
NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. – Arriving at Naval Station Mayport on October 3, 2021, Operations Specialist (OS) 3rd Class Chaurice Smothers came with a mission, and with a professional goal in mind.  As a Reserve Sailor...

Lt. Deniz Burnham, from Wasilla, Alaska, who was selected from a list of more than 12,000 applicants, is a former intern at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Deniz Burnham
By NAVSEA Corporate Communications | Jan. 20, 2022
Burnham, from Wasilla, Alaska, who was selected from a list of more than 12,000 applicants, is a former intern at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley...

Profiles in Professionalism: Logistics Specialist 1st Class Hermilo Simon (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez)
Profiles in Professionalism: Logistics Specialist 1st Class Hermilo Simon
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Word | Jan. 4, 2022
We live in a world run by logistics. It’s important that materials and supplies get to where they need to be, or else production would come to a standstill. Without the appropriate equipment and tools being in the hands of...

Navy Identifies Reserve Force Sailor Who Died of Coronavirus-related Complications
By Commander Navy Reserve Public Affairs | Dec. 21, 2021
Lt. Ivy Quintana-Martinez, age 35, of Lake Elsinore, Calif., assigned to Navy Reserve Center San Diego, died of COVID-related complications at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Dec. 19...

2021 Reserve Force Holiday Message.
2021 Reserve Force Holiday Message
By Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command  | Dec. 20, 2021
Greetings Shipmates, I’m Vice Admiral John Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force. In this joyful holiday season, Force Master Chief Hunt and I wish you and your families’ season’s greetings and the...

Commanding Officer of Navy Reserve Center Toledo Relieved
By Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Public Affairs | Dec. 20, 2021
TOLEDO, Ohio – Capt. Billy D. Franklin, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Reserve Component Command Great Lakes, relieved Cmdr. Jennifer Reid as commanding officer of Navy Reserve Center (NRC) Toledo on Dec. 20 due to a...

Lt. Cmdr. Adam Erwin, who is originally from Dewy Rose, Georgia, serves as a tactical chaplain with the Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) Regional Operations Center (ROC).
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Cmdr. Adam Erwin
By Ryan Labadens, NCBC Gulfport Public Affairs | Dec. 17, 2021
People from all walks of life come into the U.S. Navy to serve in various capacities, whether it’s as members of the active-duty component, as civilians, or on the Navy Reserve side as Citizen Sailors. The Citizen Sailor role...

Keep questioning. Keep learning. Keep solving problems. Accomplish the mission.

That’s the charge Chief Radio Electronics Technician Jonathan Courtney gives his Sailors, peers and supervisors.
Profiles in Professionalism: ETC Jonathan Courtney
By Leslie Hull-Ryde, Military Sealift Command Far East | Dec. 10, 2021
That’s the charge Chief Radio Electronics Technician Jonathan Courtney gives his Sailors, peers and supervisors...

Seizing the Next Cycle (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain Marquez)
Seizing the Next Cycle: Advancement Readiness Equals Warfighting Readiness
By CDR J. D. Wainwright, Reserve Enlisted Community Manager (BUPERS-352) | Dec. 9, 2021
Advancement Season is upon us. It’s one of the most sacred times in a Sailor’s career. It’s the highlight of a tour for a Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, or Command Senior Enlisted Leader. A mark of true...

Navy Reserve Public Affairs (U.S. Navy graphic by Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
122nd Army-Navy Game Spirit Spot
By Commander, Navy Reserve Public Affairs | Dec. 6, 2021
GAME ON! Don’t miss the 122nd Army-Navy game. The epic rivalry continues this Saturday, December 11 at 3 p.m. Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force Vice Adm. John B. Mustin and Chief of the Army Reserve Lt...

Steelworker 1st Class Jaclyn Bedillion poses for a photograph. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks)
Profiles in Professionalism: SW1 Jaclyn Bedillion
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | Dec. 3, 2021
Steelworker 1st Class Jaclyn Bedillion has many responsibilities. She is a mother, a wife, a homeschool teacher to her oldest son and a professional freelance photographer. On top of all of this, Bedillion is a Navy Reserve...

Navy Identifies Reserve Force Sailor Who Died of Coronavirus-related Complications
By Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Public Affairs | Nov. 29, 2021
Electronics Technician First Class William E. Mathews, age 47, of Lewisville, Texas, assigned to Navy Reserve Center Fort Worth, Texas, died of COVID-related complications Nov. 24...

Message to Newest Chief Petty Officers
By Commander Navy Reserve Public Affairs | Nov. 22, 2021
Bravo Zulu Chiefs! Congratulations on this well-earned, life-changing, momentous milestone in your Navy career. Becoming a member of the mess is an epic accomplishment, and one for which you and your families should be...

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