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PEARL HARBOR (Sep. 23, 2020) Rear Adm. James Aiken, Valiant Shield 2020
Joint Exercise Control Group director, speaks with Navy Reservists about the importance of training how we fight and maintaining a warrior mindset throughout the exercise. Valiant Shield is a U.S. only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training in a blue-water environment among U.S. forces. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking, and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nate Laird/Released)
Reserve Sailors Sharpen Skills, Bolster Defenses at Valiant Shield
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stephen Hickok | Sept. 25, 2020
Joining an estimated 11,000 personnel from each branch of the U.S. military were approximately 25 Navy Reserve Sailors who demonstrated their flexibility and capability during exercise Valiant Shield 2020. 

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 14, 2020) Engineman 2nd Class James Leyshon, from Columbus, Ohio and assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 3, mans a .50-caliber machine gun while aboard a Mark VI patrol boat in support of Valiant Shield 2020. Valiant Shield is a U.S. only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training in a blue-water environment among U.S. forces. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking, and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Bauer)
Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) announced the official name change for all Coastal Riverine Forces
By Lt.Cmdr. Amber Lewis | Sept. 17, 2020
Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) announced the official name change for all Coastal Riverine Forces to Maritime Expeditionary Security Forces (MESF) Thursday.

Navy Ombudsman 50th Anniversary
50th Anniversary of the Navy Ombudsman Program 
By Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve | Sept. 14, 2020
For 50 years, Ombudsmen  have been delivering  world-class  support  and  service  to Navy  families  at every command across the globe. Ombudsman  efforts allow Sailors and commands to focus on the fight — to be ready for day one of a conflict — while knowing our loves ones have the support they need.  

FORT MCCOY, Wis. (Sept. 01, 2020) Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Genena Palacios assigned to Commander, Navy Recruiting Command in Millington, Tenn., walks new recruits to their barracks on board Fort McCoy, a U.S. Army training center in western Wisconsin. Recruit Training Command (RTC) is working with the Army at Fort McCoy to establish a restriction of movement (ROM) site for Navy recruits prior to entering boot camp. Additional personnel support from Great Lakes, Ill., Millington, Tenn., and Washington, D.C., have been deployed to assist RTC in conducting the initial 14-day ROM to help reduce the risk of bringing the coronavirus to RTC should any individual be infected. More than 40,000 recruits train annually at the Navy’s only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nikita Custer)
Sailor First, Sailor Always: Multiple Commands Unite to Support Making Sailors
By Lt. Kristina Wiedemann and Susan Martin, Recruit Training Command Public Affairs | Sept. 11, 2020
Every enlisted Sailor’s training starts at one place: Recruit Training Command (RTC), but with the arrival of the coronavirus in March, so came a new normal. RTC implemented a 14-day restriction of movement (ROM) for future Sailors at off-site locations to help reduce the risk of bringing the coronavirus to the command should any individual be infected. After initially using local-area hotels for ROM, it is now at Fort McCoy, a U.S. Army training center in western Wisconsin.

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From the Top - In Remembrance of Those We Lost on 9/11
By Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve | Sept. 11, 2020
On Sept. 11, 2001, 19 years ago today, 2,977 people lost their lives during a violent attack on the universal ideals of freedom, democracy, and our sovereign territory.

Professional photo of Senior Chief Hull Maintenance Technician Phil Rhodes, faculty advisor, Senior Enlisted Academy, Newport, Rhode Island.
West Valley City Native Develops Senior Enlisted Professionals
By | Sept. 9, 2020
“Being a Reserve faculty advisor can be exceptionally challenging — it is not a one weekend a month and two weeks a year job, but it is also extremely rewarding," said Senior Chief Hull Technician Phil Rhodes, a Reserve Faculty Advisor at the Navy's Senior Enlisted Academy. "This position affords the opportunity to help other senior leaders achieve a deeper understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses, which allows them to become better leaders for their Sailors.”

Navy Reserve Surge Maintenance (SURGEMAIN) delivers ship maintenance manning whenever and wherever needed.
SurgeMain - Right Skills, Right Time, Right Place
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey Hanshaw, Lt. Nathalie Behn, Lt. Matthew Montgomery | Sept. 8, 2020
“By far, SurgeMain is NAVSEA’s largest and most successful Reserve program and has gone from an unfunded pilot to one of the largest programs in the Navy Reserve" - Capt. Michael P. MacLellan, SurgeMain national Director

WASHINGTON (Sept. 4, 2020) The office of the Chief of Naval Personnel will no longer show officer service record photos during promotion, selection and assignment boards as a way to eliminate the possibility of bias in the service’s board process. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark D. Faram)
Navy Removes Photographs From All Officer Boards
By By MC1 Mark D. Faram, Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs | Sept. 4, 2020
As of Sept. 1, the Navy is no longer showing officer service record photos during promotion, selection and assignment boards.

Capt. Brian Stamm, Navy Reserve Force Chaplain, talks about services provided to Reserve Sailors and their families about the 24/7 Navy Reserve Force Chaplain Hotline (757)322-5650
Navy Reserve Force Chaplain 24/7 Hotline (757) 322-5650
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez | Sept. 4, 2020
Call the 24/7 Chaplain Hotline at (757)322-5650 to speak with a Reserve chaplain today.

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Navy Reserve Commemorates 75th Anniversary of V-J Day
By Rear Adm. John Schommer | Sept. 2, 2020
Navy Reserve Sailors were critical in fighting and winning WWII. Some three million Reserve Sailors made up over 80 percent of the Navy and nearly 23 thousand Reserve Sailors sacrificed their lives in defending our nation and the world. Today, our Navy is being challenged by great power competition, which also carries a risk of sustained combat at sea, unseen since WWII. And if that day comes, our job is to ensure the Navy Reserve is ready to answer the Nation's call if needed.

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Reserve Cyber Team Delivers Expertise in the Battle for Cyber Dominance
By Lt. Robby Mook | Aug. 28, 2020
When Justin Eitel joined the Navy Reserve in 2015, he came with years of Navy experience as a contractor working on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet initiative. In his new role as a cryptologic technician, Eitel found a way to put his prior-skills in managing the implementation of hardware to work under a new perspective — as a warfighter.

Guardians of the Past
Guardians of the Past
By Capt. Eric Pihl, Naval History and Heritage Command Reserve | Aug. 25, 2020
For the past 29 years, an elite group of Reserve Sailors attached to Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) have crisscrossed the globe to document and record fleet oral history for future generations.

Fueling your retirement
Understanding a Good Year for Reserve Retirement
By Commander Navy Reserve Forces Public Affairs | Aug. 21, 2020
Understanding a Navy Reserve retirement can seem like a daunting task. But with a proper explanation of terminology and how qualifying service is calculated, the process can be pretty straightforward. The intent of this article and accompanying video is to be a guide for all Navy Reserve Sailors in understanding how time in service culminates into a Reserve retirement and to pay attention to key retirement milestones along a Reserve career.

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Navy Reserve Announces Detailing Marketplace for Enlisted Reserve Force Billets and Assignments
By Lt. Adam Demeter, Deputy Public Affairs Officer | Aug. 20, 2020
Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command (CNRFC) announces MyNavy Assignment, a “detailing marketplace” for all enlisted Sailors, is now available to the Navy Reserve Force.

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CNR Addresses Navy Reserve Force
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez | Aug. 17, 2020
Team,1. I am honored to lead our Navy Reserve, and follow in the footsteps of CNR #14, VADM Luke

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Reserve Component Command Fort Worth Holds Change of Command Ceremony
By Mass Communication Specialist First Class Lawrence Davis | Aug. 14, 2020
Navy Region Southeast Reserve Component Command Fort Worth (NRSE RCC FTW) held a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, August 14, 2020.

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Profiles in Professionalism - Navy Transformation Leader
By Commander, Navy Reserve Force | Aug. 13, 2020
NORFOLK (Aug. 12, 2020) Navy Reserve Capt. Claudia Macon, assigned to Commander, Navy Reserve Forces

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From the Top - Chief of Navy Reserve Introductory Message to the Force
By Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve | Aug. 13, 2020
Team, I am honored to lead our Navy Reserve, and follow in the footsteps of CNR #14, VADM Luke McCollum, who set us on the right glideslope for the future. If you are reading this, we share a mutual affection for, and commitment to, our great Navy, the Navy Reserve, and the nation we serve.

WASHINGTON (Aug. 7, 2020) Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Luke McCollum (left) speaks during his change of command and retirement ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard, where he was relieved by Vice Adm. John Mustin. Secretary of the Navy, Kenneth J. Braithwaite, and Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, delivered keynote remarks. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Class Mathew J. Diendorf/Released)
Chief of Navy Reserve Changes Command
By Lt. j.g. Jacob Dirr, Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | Aug. 7, 2020
Vice Adm. John B. Mustin relieved Vice Adm. Luke M. McCollum as Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force, during a change of command ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard, Aug. 7.

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Aug. 6, 2020) A Sailor reviews the recently updated Professional Military Knowledge-Eligibility Exam (PMK-EE) mobile application. PMK-EE is an electronically delivered exam for candidates competing for advancement to pay grades E-4 through E-7. The app is available for download from the Navy App Locker. (U.S. Navy photo by Cheryl Dengler)
PMK-EE Mobile Application Update Modernizes Content, Improves Functionality for Sailors
By Cheryl Dengler | Aug. 7, 2020
An update to the Professional Military Knowledge-Eligibility Exam (PMK-EE) mobile application, released Aug. 5, improved functionality for Sailors and upgraded content to match current Navy standards and requirements.

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Vice Adm. McCollum Says Farewell
By Chief of Navy Reserve Public Affairs | Aug. 7, 2020
Before his change of command Aug. 7, former Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Luke McCollum wanted to share a few words about his time as CNR, and how much the Navy Reserve means to him.

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Navy Reserve Region SE Begins Phased Return to On-site Drill Weekends
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amy Taylor | Aug. 6, 2020
Starting in July, Reserve Region Southeast’s Navy Operational Support Centers (NOSCs) began a phased return to on-site drill weekends with precautions in place to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Reserve Chaplain Change of Leadership
Deputy Chief of Chaplains for Reserve Matters Changes Leadership
By Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | Aug. 5, 2020
Rear Adm. (Select) Terry Eddinger succeeded Rear Adm. Phillip “Endel” Lee, Jr., as Deputy Chief of Chaplains for Reserve Matters in a change of leadership ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling today.

Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command (CNRFC) hosted “One Team, One Navy” diversity dialogues with command civilian and military personnel in the Hampton Roads, Virginia region, July 29 and July 30.
Reserve HQ Sailors Discuss Diversity in Spirit of “One Team, One Navy”
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez | Aug. 4, 2020
Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command (CNRFC) hosted “One Team, One Navy” diversity dialogues with command civilian and military personnel in the Hampton Roads region, July 29 and July 30.

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Navy Reserve Support Staff Increases Reserve Readiness with New NECs
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Magan Strickland | Aug. 3, 2020
In alignment with the Navy Reserve’s Ready to Win (R2W) strategy, five new Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) codes have been recently implemented to better classify Reserve Management jobs.

A first-hand account from the front line of New York COVID-19 relief efforts.
A first-hand account from the front line of New York COVID-19 relief efforts
By Capt. Joseph Kochan, Executive Officer, Operational Health Support Unit Portsmouth, Va. | Aug. 3, 2020
It was late on April 2, when the deputy chief of staff, Naval Medical Forces Atlantic contacted Navy Reserve Operational Health Support Unit Portsmouth with a request for nurses and doctors willing to support the COVID-19 response efforts in New York City. The request started a cascade of events that landed 154 Navy Reserve medical and nurse corps officers in the heart of New York City

200625-N-IO414-1033 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (June 25, 2020) Ensign Jonathon Deering, left, Ensign Conor O’Donnell, center, and Ensign Michael Petty pose for a photo in front of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) headquarters. NCAGS serves as a communication link between merchant and military vessels and is made up entirely of U.S. Navy reservists, many of whom are professional merchant marines who leverage their civilian expertise and experience when they report for duty.
3 Navy Individual Ready Reservists Complete Tour in Bahrain
By By Commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs | | July 31, 2020
Three Navy Strategic Sealift Officers from the Individual Ready Reserve recently completed over 140 days of Active Duty for Training (ADT) as Maritime Domain Awareness analysts for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s (NAVCENT) Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) in Manama, Bahrain.

Chief of Navy Reserve Message to the Force
From the Top - Reserve Resiliency
By Vice Adm. Luke M. McCollum, Chief of Navy Reserve | July 30, 2020
It has been over six months now since COVID-19 emerged and subsequently became a global pandemic. The crisis hit the United States particularly hard, sending most of the country into quarantine starting in March, and deaths in the country exceeded 100,000 by late May. Our ready Reserve force, a key contributor to the military’s response, quickly mobilized to help fight the invisible enemy, and ease the burden on the civilian healthcare system.

FORCE Message to the Force
From the Top - Exemplifying the Art of Servant Leadership
By Master Chief Petty Officer Chris Kotz Navy Reserve Force Master Chief | July 29, 2020
Our Navy Reserve is such an unbelievable force for good. The mobilizations in support of the COVID-19 response for our Navy medical forces and Surge Maintenance (SurgeMain) units have put on display the need and power of having such tremendous talent in the strategic Reserve.

200715-N- ZO368-001 SAN DIEGO (July 15, 2020) Sailors and Federal Fire Department San Diego firefighters depart the pier after supporting firefighting efforts aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), July 15, 2020. On the morning of July 12, a fire was called away aboard the ship while it was moored pier side at Naval Base San Diego. Base, federal and shipboard firefighters responded to the fire. Bonhomme Richard is going through a maintenance availability, which began in 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Travis S. Alston/Released)
Reserve Sailors assist in firefight aboard USS Bonhomme Richard
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Travis S. Alston, Navy Region Southwest, Reserve Component Command Public Affairs | July 27, 2020
On the morning of July 12, a fire ignited on amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) while moored pier side at Naval Base San Diego.

190518-N-KV163-0015 GREAT LAKES (May 18, 2019) Sailors of Navy Reserve Assault Craft Unit-1, detachment Great Lakes prepare to get underway on Lake Michigan. ACU-1’s mission includes the traditional assault and follow-on echelon operations to support the Global War on Terrorism as well as independent multi-day anti-piracy patrols, visit-board-search and seizure operations, oil platform defense, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Sorensen/Released).
Reserve Sailors Respond to Distressed Vessel on Lake Michigan
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Helen Brown | July 16, 2020
Reserve Sailors assigned to Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Great Lakes and Assault Craft Unit ONE (ACU-1) responded to a vessel in distress, July 11.

Reserve and active-duty Sailors assigned to Norfolk Navy-operated Air Mobility Command Air Terminal load palettes onto a C-5 military cargo plane, May 2, 2020. Sailors from over 50 Navy Reserve units located across the country answered a call to support the Norfolk terminal during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Navy photo by  Lt. Cmdr. Chen Chang/Released)
Reserve Sailors help keep Norfolk AMC on schedule during COVID-19
By Story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Magan Strickland | June 29, 2020
Sailors from over 50 Navy Reserve units located across the country answered a call to keep the Norfolk Navy-operated Air Mobility Command Air Terminal on schedule during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated AT/ADT/IDTT Travel Guidance for Reservists During COVID-19.
Updated Travel Guidance for Navy Reserve Sailors During COVID-19
By Commander Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | June 22, 2020
Commander, Navy Reserve Force (CNRF) issued new, Reserve-specific guidance on June 22 for Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors travelling to conduct, Annual Training (AT), Active Duty for Training (ADT), and Inactive Duty Training-Travel (IDTT) during the COVID-19 pandemic. ALNAVRESFOR 015/20 is primarily based on the latest U.S. Navy travel guidance issued June 12 (NAVADMIN 168/20). SELRES Sailors executing Active Duty Special Work (ADSW) orders and mobilizations will continue to follow the NAVADMIN guidance and any special requirements from their supported command.

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Call to Action: Reserve Leadership Want Your Ideas
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez | June 18, 2020
Navy Reserve leadership wants all Reserve Sailors to identify and submit Reserve policy and operational improvement to the Ready to Win (R2W) Idea Portal.

171104-N-PJ969-1169 FORT PIERCE, Fla., (Nov. 4, 2017) U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Petty Officer 1st Class Morales, Centurion Battalion, provides a rallying cry to her cadets during SEAL inspired beach physical training. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Abe McNatt)
Reserve Force Master Chief Hosts Virtual Q&A With Sea Cadets
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Craig Rodarte | June 16, 2020
A panel of Reservists joined more than 40 members of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps for a virtual call to field questions about careers in the Navy and Navy Reserve.

191019-N-YU482-0025 RICHMOND Va. (Oct. 19, 2019) Hull Technician 2nd Class Steven Story raises the rear admiral flag at Navy Operational Support Center Richmond for the visit of Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Rear Adm. John Schommer. The NOSC visit, Schommer's second as CNRFC, provided an opportunity to meet with Reserve Sailors, discuss Reserve force priorities, and answer questions. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stephen Hickok/Released)
Navy Reserve Force Authorizing On-site Drill Weekends, Starting in July
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain Marquez | June 12, 2020
Commander, Navy Reserve Force (CNRF) issued new guidance June 11 for resuming regular on-site drills at Navy Operational Support Centers (NOSC). The new guidance, ALNAVRESFOR 013/20, provides a methodical approach for resuming weekend drills across the Force while mitigating the risk for COVID-19. The process is dependent upon local conditions, guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, guidance from Commander, Navy Installations Command, and approval from the CNRF chain of command.

Navy Rear Adm. Stephen Evans, left, and Rear Adm. Sara A. Joyner, right, take a tour of the USS George H.W. Bush in Portsmouth, Va., August 26, 2019.
Reservists Mobilize for Ship Maintenance
By | June 11, 2020
More than 1,600 reservists mobilized to support aircraft carrier and submarine maintenance at four shipyards to reduce the maintenance backlog due to the pandemic.

Chief of Navy Reserve Message to the Force
Honor, Courage, Commitment
By Vice Adm. Luke McCollum, Chief of Navy Reserve | June 6, 2020
Our core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment can be our guide now more than ever. Are we being honorable in what we say and do? Are we courageous enough to stand up when we hear inappropriate conversations? Are we committed to listening to one another and educating ourselves on how to be better than we are today? Reflecting on these questions and many more will make us stronger together.

200515-N-N0146-1004 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 15, 2020) Rear Adm. Rodney DeWalt (right), vice commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), and 2nd Lt. Lucas DeWalt pose for a photo after a commissioning ceremony for Air Force officers that was held virtually to prevent the spread of COVID-19. NAVCENT’s area of operations encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. The expanse is comprised of 20 countries and includes three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait at the southern tip of Yemen.  (U.S. Navy photo by Vice Adm. Jim Malloy)
Senior Reserve Leader Administers Virtual Oath of Office
By U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs | June 3, 2020
Rear Adm. Rodney DeWalt, vice commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), administered the Oath of Office to his son, Lucas DeWalt, during a graduation ceremony for students of the Texas Christian University Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps May 15, 2020.

Memorial Day
Memorial Day Message
By Rear Adm. John Schommer | May 25, 2020
Approximately one million men and women of the U.S. military have lost their lives in defense of our nation since the founding of this great Republic. For many, Memorial Day weekend signifies the start of summer. Unfortunately, it can be easy to overlook the significance of Memorial Day, and what it means to all of us. Monday, May 25, our country will honor all of the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Navy Reserve Extends Drill Postponement until June 30
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain Marquez | May 21, 2020
In a new message to all Navy Reservists, Commander, Navy Reserve Force (CNRF) is extending the current postponement of on-site Reserve drill weekends until June 30, and providing additional guidance resulting from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IRR Sailors Serve at Navy Medical Center Portsmouth
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Craig Rodarte | May 14, 2020
Senior leadership across the Navy Reserve Force and Bureau of Medicine and Surgery used the current COVID-19 climate to prove the feasibility and expedience of activating Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) Sailors to Navy Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) in direct response to special authorities granted by the COVID-19 pandemic

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Reserve Det Hones Skills Virtually During COVID-19
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christina Brewer, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa / U.S. 6th Fleet Navy Reserve Detachment 130 | May 13, 2020
Navy reservists across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East gathered around their computers to conduct their first virtual drill weekend with commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (CNE-A) and commander, U.S. 6th Fleet (C6F) Navy Reserve Detachment (Det) 130, May 2-3, 2020.

Second Fleet's Golden Opportunity
Second Fleet's Golden Opportunity
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stephen Hickok | May 7, 2020
Commander Tara Golden and her Reserve team at Second Fleet exemplify the growing demand for synergetic active and Reserve teams in response to today's new era of Great Power Competition.

Navy Reserve Patrol Squadron 62 “Broadarrows”
VP-62 Broadarrows mobilize to 7th Fleet for fourth time amid COVID-19
By Lt. Rich Green | May 5, 2020
Navy Reserve Patrol Squadron 62 “Broadarrows” on deployment to Commander, 7th Fleet area of operations assumed command of Task Group 72.8, April 8, marking the Reserve unit’s fourth partial mobilization to the region in the past seven years.

200502-N-YU482-0001 WASHINGTON (May 2, 2020) As shown through a screen capture of a Facebook Live broadcast, Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Luke McCollum and Reserve Force Master Chief Chris Kotz, top left, conduct the 2019 Reserve Sailor of the Year (RSOY) announcement ceremony using the Department of Defense Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) for Teleworking program. Hosted from the Navy Yard in Washington, McCollum and Kotz were joined virtually by the five RSOY finalists and family members. The CVR platform provided a unique opportunity to accomplish the RSOY two-day selection board process and ceremony during the COVID-19 national emergency. (U.S. Navy graphic by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stephen Hickok)
Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year Announced Through Livestream Ceremony
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Nancy diBenedetto | May 2, 2020
The 2019 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year was announced by Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Luke McCollum through a livestream broadcast of the ceremony event from the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., May 2.

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Sarah Bowllan, assigned to Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda, monitors patient vital signs in Javits New York Medical Station’s patient care facility, April 26, 2020. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, is providing military support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help communities in need. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Barry Riley)
Distributed Mobilization Process Accelerates Navy Reserve Support to COVID-19 Response Efforts
By Petty Officer 3rd Class Magan Strickland | April 28, 2020
As of April 28, nearly 1,600 Reserve Sailors are supporting COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts around the world. Nearly 1,000 of those Sailors were mobilized using a new Distributed Mobilization (DM) process.

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Navy Reserve Extends Drill Postponement Until May 31, Consolidates COVID-19 Guidance
By Petty Officer 1st Class Arthurgwain Marquez | April 17, 2020
On April 16, Commander, Navy Reserve Force (CNRF) issued ALNAVRESFOR 011/20, which announces several new policies for Navy Reserve Sailors, consolidates temporary COVID-19 guidance for ease of reference, and postpones all drill weekends until the end of May.

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Reserve Component Command Fort Worth Mobilizes Second Wave of Reservists to Assist in Global COVID-19 Combat Support
By Petty Officer 1st Class Lawrence Davis | April 17, 2020
Navy Region Southeast Reserve Component Command Fort Worth (NAVREGSE RCC FTW) and its Navy Operational Support Centers (NOSC) conducted a second round of Distributed Mobilizations, sending 30 Navy Reserve healthcare and logistics professionals to the front lines in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.

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Navy Reserve Mobile Application To Deliver Real-Time, Automated, Standardized Access to Reserve Business Processes
By Petty Officer 3rd Class Magan Strickland | April 14, 2020
In the latest improvement to Reserve Force modernization efforts, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command (CNRFC) is in the beta test phase of a new application utilizing cloud computing, mobile device friendly interfaces and digital capabilities to help modernize Navy Reserve administrative processes and customer interaction.

Message to the Force
Chief of Navy Reserve Releases Message to the Force
By Lt. Adam M Demeter | April 14, 2020
ALNAVRESFOR 010/20 SUBJECT: MESSAGE TO THE FORCE FROM VADM MCCOLLUM

Chief of Navy Reserve Message to the Force
Accomplish The Mission
By Vice Adm. Luke McCollum | April 10, 2020
No matter what the challenges, you continue to demonstrate that you will accomplish the mission. Our team is making a lasting impact throughout the Navy and globally showing the breadth and depth of the skills and experience we bring to the fight in this new era of Great Power Competition.

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Leaning In For A Culture of Excellence
By Reserve Force Master Chief Chris Kotz | April 10, 2020
Without a doubt, our Navy and Marine Corps team is extraordinarily complex, and we have many thousands of missions contributing to the overall success of the Navy. One constant across all of these missions is the necessity for each unit and command’s high performing teams to have a cohesive bond.

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Navy Reservists Answer the Call for COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Efforts
By Petty Officer 1st Class Arthurgwain Marquez | April 6, 2020
Under the direction of U.S. Northern Command for COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, approximately 500 Navy Reserve medical professionals will soon expand local medical capabilities in the New York area.

Future Capabilities
Future Capabilities
By Capt. Michael Leachman, Navy Reserve Chief Technical Officer | March 11, 2020
Any way you look at it, improving efficiency improves lethality, and both improve our ability to maintain our nation’s military advantage, which is the core of Great Power Competition.

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Sept. 6, 2019) Graduating recruits stand in formation inside Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall during a pass in review graduation ceremony at Recruit Training Command. More than 35,000 recruits train annually at the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Spencer Fling/Released)
A NOSC Survival Guide
By Cmdr. Brian Scopa, commanding officer, NOSC Richmond | Feb. 14, 2020
Why is it so important for us to get the essentials of Reserve readiness right? In war, the contest typically goes to the side that makes the fewest mistakes — not necessarily the side with the best plan or most sophisticated capabilities. The essentials form the base of the Reserve readiness pyramid, and we can’t ascend to the peak of readiness if we struggle with the basics.

Understanding the Reserve Orders and Travel Process
By Cmdr. Colin Kennedy. Commander Navy Reserve Force Director for Force Travel | Jan. 9, 2020
Reserve Sailors must be legally called to and detached from active duty status by an official order. There are only two organizations in the Navy that issue Reservists such orders: the Bureau of Personnel (BUPERS) and Commander, Navy Reserve Force (CNRF).

Reserve Retirement
Reserve Retirement
By Cmdr. Sarah McGann | Jan. 1, 2020
What keeps you motivated to serve? Is it the camaraderie or the nature of the work? Is it devotion to country or the satisfaction of being part of something bigger than yourself? Could it be at least partly the money, whether the drill or AT pay, or the GI Bill benefits or the future retirement value? For whatever reasons you serve, at some point your time in service will come to an end. The main question is whether or not you will be ready for retirement — but you probably have more than one question about how to get to that end point in your Navy career.

Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Craig Rodarte | July 11, 2019
After a distinguished career as a Navy SEAL, James Hatch continued to engage enemies but these enemies were not hiding.

Navy Reserve History
History of the Navy Reserve
By Lt. Russell Chilcoat | May 10, 2019
The history of the Navy Reserve is a proud legacy forged by dedicated men and women who, when duty called, were willing to leave their homes, put civilian careers on hold, and serve in defense of our Nation.