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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,...

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...

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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...

Petty Officer Second Class Meghan McWain enthusiastically and successfully accomplishes her missions.
Profiles in Professionalism: PO2 Meghan McWain
By Leslie Hull-Ryde, Military Sealift Command Far East | Nov. 19, 2021
This reservist has three important roles, all of which carry a lot of responsibility.Despite, the diverse requirements and competing priorities, Petty Officer Second Class Meghan McWain enthusiastically and successfully...

Military Sealift Command Far East selected Petty Officer Second Class Jennifer Diesma as Junior Sailor of the Quarter.
Profile in Professionalism: YN2 Jennifer Diesma
By Leslie Hull-Ryde | Nov. 12, 2021
Military Sealift Command Far East selected Petty Officer Second Class Jennifer Diesma as Junior Sailor of the Quarter.“I was honored to have been selected and am grateful that my work ethic, abilities and professional...

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Veterans Day message from Chief of Navy Reserve
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks | Nov. 10, 2021
This federal holiday marks a solemn occasion, a day set aside for memories, reflection, prayer, and to give thanks. On behalf of the entire Navy Reserve, we honor all Americans who have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force,...

Fourteen chief petty officer selects assigned to Navy Operational Support Center Fort Dix, Fleet Readiness Center Reserve Mid-West, Detachment McGuire, and Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 64 joined their active duty CPO Selectee classmates from Joint-Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst (JBMDL) for a naval history and heritage run held at Valley Forge National Historic Park Oct. 16.
Reserve Chief Selects Join Navy History and Heritage Run at Valley Forge National Historic Park
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (Select) Chad Butler, Navy Operational Support Center Fort Dix | Oct. 27, 2021
Fourteen chief petty officer selects assigned to Navy Operational Support Center Fort Dix, Fleet Readiness Center Reserve Mid-West, Detachment McGuire, and Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 64 joined their active duty CPO...

Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Leonardo Santos poses for a photograph.
Profiles in Professionalism: GM2 Leonardo Santos
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Marshall | Oct. 27, 2021
Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Leonardo Santos has not touched one gun while on four-year active duty orders at NOSC Great Lakes, IL. Instead, he has found himself helping families of Sailors who have passed away receive the honors...

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Reserve Sailors Return to SURFLANT Ships after COVID-19 Hiatus
By Lt. j.g. Caroline Leya, SURFLANT Public Affairs | Oct. 26, 2021
Navy Reserve Sailors assigned to the Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic Maintenance Execution Team (CNSL MET) completed various projects aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), Oct. 17-19...

CAMP DOUGLAS, Wisc. (Aug. 17, 2021) EA-18G Growlers assigned to the
VAQ-209 Provides SEAD Capabilities for Joint Exercise Northern Lightning
By Cmdr. Peter Scheu, VAQ-209 Public Affairs | Oct. 26, 2021
The “Star Warriors” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 209 provided Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) for Exercise Northern Lightning at Volk Reserve Air Base in Wisconsin, Aug. 9-20.​Flying EA-18G Growlers, the...

Michael Cook, chief mate on USNS Yukon (T-AO 202), takes on the responsibilities of some of the most demanding positions aboard any ship in the U.S. Navy including: executive officer, damage control officer, security officer, safety officer, training officer, anti-terrorism officer, and department head.
Profiles in Professionalism: LT Michael Cook
By Leslie Hull-Ryde, Military Sealift Command Far East and Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | Oct. 22, 2021
Some of the most demanding positions aboard any ship in the U.S. Navy include executive officer, damage control officer, security officer, safety officer, training officer, anti-terrorism officer, and department head...

MA1 Andrea Navar.
Profiles in Professionalism: MA1 Andrea Navar
By Mass Communication Specialist Jonathan Word | Oct. 14, 2021
U.S. Master-at-Arms 1st Class Andrea Navar, a Navy Reservist from San Diego, Calif. assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion 1, is bringing her experience and training to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), driven by her...

Master Chief Petty Officer (SW/AW/EXW) Tracy L. Hunt relieved Master Chief Petty Officer (FMF/SW) Chris Kotz as Navy Reserve Force Master Chief during a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard, Oct. 12. Hunt becomes the 17th Navy Reserve Force Master Chief following his previous assignment as Command Master Chief for Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command in Norfolk.
Hunt Becomes 17th Navy Reserve Force Master Chief
By Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | Oct. 14, 2021
 Master Chief Petty Officer (SW/AW/EXW) Tracy L. Hunt relieved Master Chief Petty Officer (FMF/SW) Chris Kotz as Navy Reserve Force Master Chief during a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard, Oct. 12.  Hunt is the 17th Navy...

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CNR Message to Celebrate Navy’s 246th Birthday
By Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | Oct. 13, 2021
October 13, 2021 will mark the Navy's 246th Birthday. The central theme of this year’s 246th Navy Birthday and Heritage week is “Resilient and Ready”, which speaks to the Navy’s history of being able to shake off disaster,...

Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Yuakun Xia poses for a photo. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class.)
Profiles in Professionalism: Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Yuankun Xia
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vance Hand | Oct. 7, 2021
U.S. Navy Reserve Sailor, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Yuankun Xia from St. Augustine, Fla., is supporting the littoral combat ship (LCS) community as a search and rescue (SAR) swimmer during many shipboard qualifications...

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 7, 2021) Sailors assigned to Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30 Detachment 1 board a C-40 Clipper assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 61 at Brown Field Municipal Airport. The VRM-30 detachment is currently deployed with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 as the first CMV-22 Osprey detachment embarked for a CSG deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea Milburn)
Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Supports First CMV-22B Osprey Carrier Strike Group Deployment
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve | Oct. 6, 2021
Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve (CNAFR) assisted the “Titans” of Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30, Detachment (DET) 1, to became the first-ever CMV-22B “Osprey” squadron to deploy with a carrier strike group...

210827-N-UP745-1174 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 27, 2021) Sailors hold a fuel pump during a helicopter-inflight-refueling of an MH-60R Sea Hawk aboard USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98). USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) participates in FRONTIER SENTINEL alongside U.S. Coast Guard, and Canadian Allies to enhance their Arctic capabilities. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Theoplis Stewart II/Released)
Navy Reserve’s HSM-60 Conducts ISATT
By U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs | Oct. 4, 2021
The “Jaguars” of Navy Reserve Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 60 Detachment (DET) 2 conducted Initial Ship Aviation Team Training (ISATT) aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) from Aug. 26...

Profiles in Professionalism: HMC Michael Coulston and Lt. j.g. Matthew Coulston (U.S. Navy graphic by Commander, Navy Reserve Public Affairs)
Profile In Professionalism: HMC Michael Coulston and Lt. j.g. Matthew Coulston
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian P. Caracci, Navy Region Southwest Reserve Component Command Public Affairs | Oct. 1, 2021
On a sunny San Diego day, Chief Hospital Corpsman Michael Coulston, Medical Department Leading Chief Petty Officer at Navy Region Southwest Reserve Component Command, raised his right hand to reenlist...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 13, 2021) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with Dry Cargo and Ammunition Ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) on Aug. 13, 2021. Lake Champlain is participating in Large-Scale Exercise (LSE 2021), globally integrated training that demonstrates the U.S. NavyÕs ability to employ precise, lethal, and overwhelming force across three naval component commands, five numbered fleets, and 17 time zones. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Sarah Weinstein)
Navy Reserve Sailors Support Inaugural Large Scale Exercise 2021
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eugene Kretschmer and Seaman Mass Communication Specialist Jack Barnell, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs | Sept. 28, 2021
There was a feeling of anticipation in the air at Naval Station Norfolk as Sailors, both Active Duty and Reserve, worked to prepare for the largest U.S. Navy exercise to date...

EVERETT, Wash. (September 24, 2021) Capt. Jonas C. Jones, outgoing commander, Navy Region Northwest Reserve Component Command (NRNW RCC) Everett, solutes Capt. Jason E. Small, after reading of official BUPERS orders. Capt. Jason E. Small relieved Capt. Jonas C. Jones as the 26th Commander of Navy Region Northwest Reserve Component Command Everett. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kleynia R. McKnight)
RCC Everett Conducts Change of Command Ceremony
By | Sept. 27, 2021
Capt. Jason Small relieved Capt. Jonas C. Jones, Commander, Navy Region Northwest Reserve Component Command (NRNW RCC), Everett, in a change of command ceremony Friday, September 24th 2021. A retirement ceremony was conducted...

Navy Reserve Force Surgeon Symposium 2021 Emphasizes Mobilization Readiness, COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution (U.S. Navy photo by Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
Navy Reserve Force Surgeon Symposium 2021 Emphasizes Mobilization Readiness, COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
By Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | Sept. 27, 2021
Thirty-five Navy Reserve health professionals met to improve medical readiness across the Reserve Force as part of the 2021 Navy Reserve Force Surgeon Symposium hosted by Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command, September 21...

Senior Chief Master-at-Arms Ivan Delgado poses for a photograph.
Profiles in Professionalism: Senior Chief Master-at-Arms Ivan Delgado
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | Sept. 23, 2021
When Senior Chief Master-at-Arms Ivan Delgado joined the Navy Reserve in July, 2000, he was primarily looking for something supplementary to his full-time job, offering him a little extra income and a retirement plan. He had...

LAFAYETTE, La. - U.S. Navy. Capt. Sean McKay, a physician from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bethesda and the medical support team senior medical officer, looks over the medical supplies available in the intensive care unit during a tour of Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center as part of the COVID response operations in Lafayette, Louisiana, Aug. 19, 2021. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the whole-of-government COVID-19 response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael H. Lehman/Released)
NEPLO Surges Medical Teams Back Into COVID Hotspot
By NEPLO Public Affairs | Sept. 23, 2021
When COVID-19 began to surge again, states turned to the federal government for another round of pandemic medical support. Then in August, the Federal Emergency Management Agency requested support from military medical...

Navy Reserve supports testing of eNAVFIT, the Navy's new process for evaluation and fitness reports.
Reserve Sailors Conclude Testing of Navy’s eNavFit Pilot Program
By Mass Communication Specialist First Class (SW/AW/IW) Lawrence Davis, Navy Region Southeast Reserve Component Command Fort Worth Public Affairs | Sept. 16, 2021
Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors assigned to various Navy Reserve units across the United States recently concluded testing efforts of a pilot program for eNavFit, the Navy’s new performance evaluation interface, scheduled...

NEWPORT, Rhode Island (Sept. 14, 2021) The logo for the International Seapower Symposium 24. Hosted by the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday, ISS provides a forum for dialogue that bolsters maritime security by providing opportunities for international heads of navies and coast guards to collaborate, develop trust, and further navy-to-navy training. (U.S. Navy Graphic by the U.S. Naval War College)
CNR Video Message at the International Sea Power Symposium 24
By Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | Sept. 16, 2021
Commander, Navy Reserve Force and Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. John Mustin speaks at the International Sea Power Symposium 24. Hosted by the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday, ISS provides a forum for dialogue...

Ombudsman Appreciation Message
51st Anniversary of the Navy Ombudsman Program
By CNRF Public Affairs | Sept. 13, 2021
Navy Ombudsmen assist commanders, respond to family concerns and needs, and facilitate a network of strong community services. Ombudsmen allow Sailors and commands to focus on being ready to fight on day one if called...

Courtesy photo (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Brian Carraci)
One Day a Civilian, the Next a Navy Commander
By Todd Hack, Navy Talent Acquisition Group Southwest | Sept. 11, 2021
Navy medical officer recruiters mainly focus their attention to recent graduates who are looking for more financial stability in the private sector. These new doctors are looking to be inspired or to inspire others and look...

CNR 9/11 Remembrance Message (U.S. Navy graphic by Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
CNR 9/11 Remembrance Message
By Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | Sept. 10, 2021
Shipmates, I’m Vice Adm. John Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve, and Commander, Navy Reserve force.Today, we pause and reflect on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack in history… an attack perpetrated against...

Cmdr. Jorge Anaya poses for a photograph. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Madysson Ritter)
Profiles in Professionalism: Cmdr. Jorge Anaya
By NEPLO Public Affairs | Sept. 10, 2021
Growing up in Los Angeles, Cmdr. Jorge Anaya knew many people from his neighborhood who headed off into military service.As the son of immigrants, he saw the military as a way to thank the United States for the opportunity it...

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Profiles in Professionalism: HT2 Olga Perozocarrero
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | Sept. 8, 2021
In November, 2019, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael M. Gilday released a NAVADMIN calling for a culture of excellence, focusing existing Navy core values to transform behavior, norms and culture...

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CNR Suicide Prevention Month Message
By Commander Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | Sept. 1, 2021
Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. John B. Mustin delivers a message to the Reserve Force about Suicide Prevention Month. Every day, suicide prevention is a priority for the Department of Defense and for the Navy Reserve. Every...

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Navy Reserve Officer Thanked by President for Emergency Response to Surfside Collapse
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sarah Horne, Navy Region Southeast RCC Jacksonville | Aug. 31, 2021
Within seconds that calm was split by the thundering collapse of most of the building, destroying 55 units and burying numerous sleeping tenants within...

As a reserve supply officer, Lt. Cmdr. Justin Lafeen supports Talisman Sabre. He had just wrapped up a stint in Australia at the time MSC Far East sent out the call for a reserve supply officer to orchestrate and lead shore-side logistics during Talisman Sabre. He was uniquely positioned, having extensive experience from working throughout the region for several years. (Courtesy photo)
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Cmdr. Justin Lafeen
By Leslie Hull-Ryde, Military Sealift Command Far East | Aug. 27, 2021
“Ready now. Anytime. Anywhere.”That’s been the longstanding motto of the U.S. Navy Reserve Force.For Reserve Sailors, it’s more than a mantra...

Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Lovitt poses for a photograph.
Nashville Navy Reserve Sailor Rescues Six from Car Crash
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sarah Horne | Aug. 26, 2021
Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Lovitt, assigned to Naval Operational Support Center Nashville, and his family were driving southbound on Interstate 59 toward one of their favorite vacation spots at Blue Mountain Beach, Florida. They had...

Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. John Mustin, Commander, Navy Reserve Force and Rear Adm. John Schommer pose for a group photo with employer’s, aboard USS Midway Museum during a Navy Employer Recognition Event (NERE) in San Diego, August 20, 2021. Selected employers were nominated by their Navy Reserve employees for supporting their service and especially mobilization for the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and invited to attend the one-day event that includes a tour of Midway, a static display of aircraft at Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 57, an equipment display by Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 1 and SEAL Team 17. The Navy Reserve mobilized 2,875 service members in 2020 under the presidential authorization for DoD’s support to the nation’s pandemic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian P. Caracci)
Navy Reserve Recognizes Outstanding Civilian Employers at NERE 2021
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian Caracci, Navy Region Southwest Reserve Component Command | Aug. 23, 2021
Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. John Mustin recognized select civilian employers from across the nation for their exceptional support of America's Navy Reserve Sailors, including their support of Reserve Sailor mobilization...

Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Simon Town poses for a photograph. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks)
Profiles in Professionalism: AE3 Simon Town
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cory Sanders | Aug. 19, 2021
Three years ago, Full Time Support (FTS) Aviation Electrician’s Mate (AE) 3rdClass Simon Town was living in his hometown of Hickory, North Carolina, when he felt the urgeto start something new...

210715-N-ZZ999-001 (July 15, 2021) Raleigh NC. - Navy Operational Support Center Raleigh's funeral honors team prepares to receive the remains of Navy Seaman Second Class Russell Orville Ufford of Kansas City, Missour at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Raleigh NC on July 15, 2021. Ufford was killed in action during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, and he was identified by the POW/MIA accounting agency in February this year. .(US Navy photo by EO2 Katrena Hovatter)
WWII Veteran Returned Home After Being Identified Earlier This Year
By Petty Officer 1st Class Kourtney Holloway | Aug. 19, 2021
Sailors assigned to Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Raleigh rendered honors to a WWII veteran identified earlier this year as Navy Seaman 2nd Class Russell Orville Ufford of Kansas City, Missouri...

Navy Identifies Reserve Sailor Who Died of COVID-19 Related Complications
By Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | Aug. 17, 2021
Personnel Specialist First Class Debrielle Richardson died Aug. 13, while hospitalized due to complications associated with COVID-19...

Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Lovitt poses for a photograph. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks)
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Lovitt
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sarah Horne | Aug. 12, 2021
When Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Lovitt heard about the Naval Academy while in high school, his goals came into sharp focus.​Lovitt, a Tullahoma, Tennessee native, set out to enter the prestigious service academy with the end goal of...

Chief Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) Select Kody Sims is a stickler for details. He has to be. In Sims’ world, it’s the little details that often mean the difference between success and failure — terms which, in the aviation community, can equate to life and death.That unwavering attention to detail is a major reason why Sims, a C-130 flight engineer assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Five (VR-55), Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California, was selected as the fiscal year 2020’s top Reserve enlisted Sailor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez)
Reserve Sailor of the Year: AWFC Select Kody Sims
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Scott Wichmann | Aug. 9, 2021
Chief Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) Select Kody Sims is a stickler for details. He has to be. In Sims’ world, it’s the little details that often mean the difference between success and failure — terms which, in the aviation...

210724-N-FR750-5525 AUSTIN, Texas (July 24, 2021) – Retired Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman and keynote speaker Byron Rowe holds the audience spellbound as he recalls events from his mobilization to Iraq in 2004 where he witnessed first-hand the results of intense combat operations during the Battle of Fallujah.  Rowe spoke with service members and guests during the Returning Warrior Workshop (RWW) in Austin, TX. 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Kris Hooper)
Veteran’s Story Inspires Growth and Healing for Returning Warriors
By Cmdr. Kris Hooper, Navy Region Southeast Reserve Component Command Fort Worth | Aug. 9, 2021
In 2004, retired Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Byron Rowe was mobilized in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he served initially with the Iraqi Intervention Forces participating in the Battle of Fallujah.While...

Lt. Irene Blevins poses for a photograph. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks)
Profiles in Professionalism: Lt. Irene Blevins
By Leslie Hull-Ryde, Military Sealift Command Far East Public Affairs | Aug. 6, 2021
Military Sealift Command Far East is known throughout the Indo-Pacific Region for its on-time, on-station logistics support to U.S. forces and international partners.An army of civil service and contracted mariners crew MSC...

(Aug. 2, 2021) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Marcelin Aggossou poses for a portrait during exercise Cutlass Express 2021 in East Africa, Aug. 2, 2021. Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity.
Sharing the Culture of Language
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Justin Stumberg | Aug. 4, 2021
Home to over one billion residents, Africa presents some of the highest linguistic diversity in the world...

Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Cole Bennett poses for a photograph. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks)
Profile in Professionalism: IT2 Cole Bennett
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian P. Caracci, Navy Region Southwest Reserve Component Command | July 29, 2021
Information Systems Technician (IT) 2nd class Cole Bennett served seven and half years on active duty as an Aviation Support Equipment Technician (AS) stationed aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) in Yokosuka, Japan and at...

Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jen S. Martinez, a member of the Combined Joint Information Bureau, covers U.S. Marines and Australian Defence Force during a combined urban clearance during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 in Townsville Training Area, Queensland, Australia, July 27, 2021. She is a Navy Reservist with Navy Office of Information, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and is on her first annual training. Australian and U.S. Forces combine biennially for Talisman Sabre, a month-long multi-domain exercise that strengthens allied and partner capabilities to respond to the full range of Indo-Pacific security concerns. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Travis Weger)
Sailor, Marine, Photographer: a Journey of Goals and Growth
By Lt. Travis Weger | July 29, 2021
Born on Nov. 10, the Marine Corps birthday, in Oceanside, California, home of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the stars aligned for Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jen S. Martinez, formerly Marine Staff Sergeant...

Navy Identifies Reserve Sailor Who Died from COVID-19
By Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs. | July 27, 2021
Master-at-Arms First Class Allen Hillman died July 26, while hospitalized due to complications associated with COVID-19...

VOLK FIELD, Wis. (June 15, 2021) – Electronics Technician 1st Class Marshall Hundemer, Electronics Technician 2nd Class Amanda Yazzie, from Navy Central Command Mobile Ashore Support Team Dets A and B, and John Knorr, an infrastructure technician from Copper River Enterprise Services, install a HAM radio HF antenna on Volk Field, Wisconsin during exercise Patriot 21.  The HF antenna is being tested for interoperability from amateur HAM radio operators to military HAM radios during Patriot 21. Patriot 21 is a training exercise designed for civilian emergency management and responders to work with military entities in the same manner that they would during disaster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sandi Grimnes Moreno)
NAVCENT MAST Detachments Participate in Patriot 21 Exercise
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sandi Grimnes Moreno, Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs | July 27, 2021
Reserve Sailors attached to Navy Central Command Mobile Ashore Support Team (NAVCENT MAST) Detachments A and B from Austin, Texas, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, participated in the Patriot 21 exercise at Volk Field Combat...

OEIRAS, Portugal (June 01, 2021) - Lt. Noah Furgerson stands watch as the Battle Watch Captain for Commander Task Force 154 (CTF-154) at the Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) Joint Operations Center during exercise At-Sea Demonstration/Formidable Shield 21 (ASD/FS21). ASD/FS, conducted by STRIKFORNATO on behalf of U.S. Sixth Fleet, is a live-fire integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) exercise that improves Allied interoperability using NATO command and control reporting structures. (U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Anna-Liesa Hussey)
Reserve Sailors Support NATO Exercise At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield 2021
By U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa / U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs | July 26, 2021
Navy Reserve Sailors participated in a 19-day multinational missile-defense exercise, supporting Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) and U.S. 6th Fleet from May 15 to June 2, 2021.   Exercise At-Sea...

FORT WORTH, Texas (May 15, 2021) - Chief Master-at-Arms Joe Rogers (right), the senior enlisted leader for Navy Reserve Naval Security Forces Fort Worth, observes his Sailors in the process of a weapons qualification exercise held at the small arms range aboard Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base. The exercise is part of a Navy-wide sustainment training requirement for all Sailors designated as armed watch standers. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lawrence Davis)
Train the Force: Fort Worth Sailors target increased weapons qualifications during DWE
By Mass Communication Specialist First Class (SW/AW/IW) Lawrence Davis, Navy Region Southeast Reserve Component Command Fort Worth Public Affairs | July 22, 2021
On an early Saturday morning at the gun range aboard Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, a group of 50 Sailors outfitted in Type III digital-camouflage uniforms don protective equipment and thigh-rig weapon...

Chief Master-at-Arms Joe Rogers poses for a photograph. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks)
Profile in Professionalism – Chief Master-at-Arms Joe Rogers
By Mass Communication Specialist First Class (SW/AW/IW) Lawrence Davis, Navy Region Southeast Reserve Component Command Fort Worth Public Affairs | July 22, 2021
FORT WORTH, Texas (May 10, 2021) – It’s been more than 22 years since Chief Master-at-Arms Joe Rogers swore his initial oath of enlistment to become a Navy Sailor. Since then, the knowledge and experience he has gained from...

Mobile Mine Assembly Unit (MOMAU) 7 group photo.
Minemen Among us
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Hank Gettys, Navy Reserve Chief of Information | July 21, 2021
When most people think of Naval mine warfare, Greenville does not immediately come to mind. However, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is an important part of the Navy’s mine warfare mission...

210710-N-VP310-0174 OLESHKY SANDS, Ukraine (July 10, 2021) Capt. Stuart Bauman, senior officer from U.S. Sixth Fleet at the closing ceremony of Exercise Sea Breeze 2021 in Oleshky Sands, Ukraine, July 10, 2021. Exercise Sea Breeze is a multinational maritime exercise cohosted by the U.S. Sixth Fleet and the Ukrainian Navy since 1997. Sea Breeze 2021 is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthens maritime security and peace in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Richard Hoffner/Released)
Navy Reserve Unit Supports Exercise Sea Breeze 2021 in the Black Sea, Ukraine
By Cmdr. Dan Cahill and Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | July 20, 2021
Navy Reserve Maritime Partnership Program Detachment 513 led logistics support for Exercise Sea Breeze 2021, a multi-national maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and Ukraine and co-hosted by U.S. 6th Fleet and the...

FORT WORTH, Texas (July 13, 2021) - Retired Lt. Cmdr. Johnny Quezada, executive assistant at Navy Region Southeast Reserve Component Command Fort Worth and his twin brother retired Navy Chief Angel Quezada are shown in side-by-side images of them as in Navy uniforms as children in 1970, and again as adults in 2014. The Quezada brothers have been selected for induction into the Bowie High School Memory Lane Hall of Fame during a ceremony scheduled on Oct. 16. The twins are “class of 1984” Bowie High School graduates. (Photo courtesy of Johnny Quezada)
Twin Veterans to be inducted into Hometown High School Hall of Fame
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lawrence Davis, Navy Region Southeast Reserve Component Command Fort Worth Public Affairs | July 19, 2021
Retired Lt. Cmdr. Johnny Quezada, executive assistant at Navy Region Southeast Reserve Component Command Fort Worth and his twin brother recently received news of their selections to be honored by their hometown community...

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CAMP BLANDING JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Fla. (July 8, 2021) Sailors assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two Reserve Unit review their scores during a weapons qualification course at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., July, 08, 2021. Through mobilization readiness, the Navy Reserve provides support to the active component by developing and employing mobilization processes based on the MOB-to-Billet design which expedites activation of Reserve Component forces in times of need. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Aaron Lau/Released)
LCSRON 2 Reserve Sailors Conduct Weapons Qualifications
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Hunter S. Harwell, Navy Public Affairs Support Element East, Detachment Southeast | July 16, 2021
Reserve Sailors from Navy Reserve Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two (NR LCSRON 2) conducted three days of small arms weapons qualification courses at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, July 8-10...

Capt. John Desormier poses for a photograph. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks)
Profile in Professionalism: Capt. John Desormier
By NEPLO Public Affairs | July 15, 2021
After seven years on active duty in the Navy and another 21 in the Navy Reserve, Capt.John Desormier has a seabag full of adventure, but his most recent mission will likely go down as one ofhis best experiences.  ...

AEKELY, Minn. - (July 10, 2021) Sailors from Navy Operational Support Center Minneapolis carry the remains of USS Oklahoma Sailor Fireman 1st Class Neal Todd during a full military honors funeral. Todd was killed in action aboard USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941, and his remains were recently identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and returned to Minnesota for burial.  (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Michael Sheehan)
Minnesota Sailors Honor One of Their Own During Somber, Historic Weekend
By | July 12, 2021
Navy Fireman 1st Class Neal Todd, was among 429 Sailors killed aboard USS Oklahoma (BB-37) while the ship was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, on Dec. 7, 1941...

Hull Technician 1st Class Alan Beacham poses for a photograph. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks)
Profile in Professionalism: HT1 Alan Beacham
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Timothy Hazel | July 8, 2021
Navy Reservists are often asked to support the mission in ways that can take them away from the job they were originally trained to do, making “Semper Gumby” an unofficial motto for Reserve Sailors.  Flexibility has certainly...

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (June 15, 2021) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Caitlin Sullivan, from Louisville, Ky., attached to Camp Lemonnier’s Security Department, poses for a photo, June 15, 2021. Camp Lemonnier is strategically located in Djibouti, close to the Bab al-Mandab Strait, at the south end of the Red Sea. Camp Lemonnier helps U.S., allied and partner nation forces maintain security in Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacob Sippel)
A Split-Second Chance
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacob Sippel | July 8, 2021
Master-at-Arms 1st Class Caitlin Sullivan gripped the M9 service pistol.  The scorching hot sun beamed down as sweat rolled down her face. She pushed off the safety, touched the trigger, aimed and readied to shoot a real...

Cmdr. Layne Crowe and his daughter, Lt. Sierra Crowe, were able to fly side-by-side this past April in New Orleans with Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 204, a Navy Reserve adversary squadron operating the F/A-18 Hornet, making for one of the most memorable father-daughter experiences the two have shared.
Family in Flight: Father and Daughter Flight Surgeons Fly Side-by-Side
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea Milburn, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve | July 7, 2021
Many Americans used the recent Father’s Day weekend to make new memories or reminisce about camping trips, vacations, father-daughter dances or other shared activities. These cherished memories mark important milestones in...

Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions Video Series – Mobilize the Force graphic (U.S. Navy graphic by Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions Video Series – Mobilize the Force
By Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | July 1, 2021
This is the final video– the fourth of four – in our series on the Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions. The Fighting Instructions are aligned with the CNO’s Navigation Plan 2021, and are the Navy Reserve’s action plan to...

U.S. Navy Logistics Specialist 1st Class Douglas Ness, of Brockton, Mass., supervises and assist escorting the weekly inbound shipment of Camp Lemonnier's fresh food, valued at over $250,000, from the flight line to the warehouse. Camp Lemonnier is an operational installation that enables U.S., allied and partner nation forces to be where and when they are needed to ensure security in Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks)
Profile in Professionalism: LS1 Douglas Ness
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacob Sippel and Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Natalia Murillo | July 1, 2021
Douglas Ness, of Brockton, Mass., refers to himself as a “unicorn,” because finding someone like him in his line of work is like finding a mythical creature — they simply don’t exist. Ness serves the Department of Defense in...

Message to the Force (US Navy Graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Van Nuys)
Chief of Navy Reserve Fourth of July Message 2021
By Chief of Navy Reserve (CNR) Vice Adm. John Mustin | July 1, 2021
Greetings shipmates. As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day this weekend, I want to express my gratitude to our Navy Reserve Sailors and their families for their service to our Nation. Thank you for your contribution to...

In support of the Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions, the Navy Reserve Force is in the process of updating over 1,000 Reserve unit titles using a standard naming convention. This will provide Active and Reserve commands with recognizable and consistent unit titles, ensuring better awareness regarding commands, missions/capabilities and associated locations.
Force Design Initiative Update: Reserve Unit Renaming
By Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | July 1, 2021
In support of the Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions, the Navy Reserve Force is in the process of updating over 1,000 Reserve unit titles using a standard naming convention. This will provide Active and Reserve commands with...

Navy Reserve Establishes Force Data Office (U.S. Navy graphic by Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
Navy Reserve Establishes Force Data Office
By Lt. Cmdr. James Carbaugh and Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks | June 30, 2021
With an ever-increasing emphasis on data-driven decision making, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command (CNRFC) is going all-in on the development of data science capabilities by establishing the Force Data Office (FDO)...

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Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions Video Series – Train the Force
By Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | June 30, 2021
Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions Video Series – Train the Force...

MAYPORT, Fla. (June 9, 2021) Lt. Cmdr. Jake Lunday, engineering duty officer at OPNAV N4 and additive manufacturing analyst, uses 3D-printing software while supporting Naval Station Mayport's Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC). SERMC provides surface ship maintenance, modernization and technical expertise in support of the ships and facilities on base. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Austin Collins)
Navy Reservist Enhances Navy's 3D Printing Capabilities
By Petty Officer 3rd Class Austin Collins, Navy Public Affairs Support Element East, Detachment Southeast | June 27, 2021
Replacing broken parts on a ship can often be an expensive and time-consuming obstacle. However, for the ships at Naval Station Mayport, and fleet-wide, this may soon be a problem of the past...

Chief Personnel Specialist Eddie Boeve poses for a photograph. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks)
Profiles in Professionalism: PSC Eddie Boeve
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Scott Wichmann, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | June 22, 2021
Two years ago, Chief Personnel Specialist Eddie Boeve felt as though he’d climbed a mountain. Pinned as a chief petty officer after a physically demanding chief initiation season at Navy Personnel Command in Millington,...

210621-N-FB085-005 GEORGETOWN, Guyana (June 21, 2021) U.S. Navy Logistical Specialist 1st Class Courtney Anderson, from Monroe, La., is a reserve member of U.S. Southern Command, working with the Department of State Military Liaison Office in Guyana, and is responsible for the logistical planning of the mission of Tradewinds 2021, a U.S. Southern Command sponsored Caribbean security-focused exercise in the ground, air, sea, and cyber domains, working with partner nations to conduct joint, combined and interagency training, focused on increasing regional cooperation and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Cheryl Collins/Released)
U.S. Navy Reservist Supports Tradewinds Mission in Guyana
By Lieutenant Elizabeth R. Allen | June 22, 2021
Tradewinds 2021, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, multinational, Caribbean security exercise, is currently underway in the country of Guyana, and includes strengthening partnerships though real-world support to assist with...

Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions Video Series – Design the Force banner graphic. (U.S. Navy video by Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions Video Series – Design the Force
By Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | June 22, 2021
Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions Video Series – Design the Force...

Profiles in Professionalism – Capt. David Salmons. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks)
Profiles in Professionalism: Capt. David Salmons
By Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer Program Public Affairs | June 17, 2021
Navy Reserve Capt. David Salmons learned a lot about service from his parents. His mother, a neonatal nurse practitioner, and his father, a Navy Reserve Seabee, both made careers out of serving others and the nation. ...

Cmdr. Rob Coisman and his son, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Matthew Coisman, pause outside a field hospital at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif. during Exercise Global Medic 2021. The Sailors are attached to a Navy Reserve Expeditionary Medical Facility participating in Global Medic, a joint force multi-day field training exercise that simulates real-world combat deployment in an austere environment. The Medical Readiness Training Command executes Global Medic as part of the Army Reserve Medical Command's larger mission to provide trained, equipped, and combat ready units and medical personnel to support the total force on the battlefields of today and tomorrow.
For Them, Navy Medicine is a Family Exercise
By Medical Readiness and Training Command | June 17, 2021
For Cmdr. Robert Coisman and his son, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Matthew Coisman, talking shop is a common ritual at the dinner table, but when both found their boots on the ground for this year’s Exercise Global Medic at...

Profiles in Professionalism: AG1 Bobbi Dailey (U.S. Navy graphic by Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Public Affairs)
Profile in Professionalism: Aerographer’s Mate 1st Class Bobbi Dailey
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Heidi Cheek | June 17, 2021
Bobbi Dailey served on active duty for five years as an electrician’s mate before transferring to the Navy Reserve and cross-rating to aerographer’s mate. While the two rates have vastly different job descriptions, Dailey...

Pictured from left to right: HM1 Aaron Pruneda, AWR2(NAC/AW/SW) Jacob Dawson, and AWR2(NAC/AW/SW/SS/DV) Steven Heyliger, (not pictured AWR2 Richard Maier) pose for a photograph.
HSM-60 “Jaguars” Save Two Lives in Four Days
By Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | June 16, 2021
As many Navy missions have a degree of inherent danger, Navy first responders and medical personnel are trained to quickly provide life-saving medical assistance to Navy and Marine Corps personnel in case of an emergency...

U.S. Army Reserve medical Soldiers attached to the 1980th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Team, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) conduct a simulated surgery on a combat casualty as part of their training at Global Medic in June 2021 at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif. Medical Units from the U.S. Navy Reserve and U.S. Army Reserve are participating in the joint force multi-day field training exercise that simulates real-world combat deployment in an austere environment. The Medical Readiness Training Command executes Global Medic as part of the Army Reserve Medical Command's larger mission to provide trained, equipped, and combat ready units and medical personnel to support the total force on the battlefields of today and tomorrow.
Exercise Global Medic Kicks Off at Fort Hunter Liggett
By Cmdr. Todd Spitler, Medical Readiness and Training Command | June 16, 2021
Exercise Global Medic provides robust opportunities for military medical personnel to improve their proficiencies in realistic training environments, while combining forces with sister service branches and international...

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Navy Reserve to Update Reporting Senior Construct for Cross-Assigned Out Sailors: What You Need to Know
By Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | June 16, 2021
In this era of Great Power Competition, the Navy Reserve is serious about ensuring its Sailors are warfighting ready, which means that starting next year, all Cross-Assigned Out (CAO) Sailors’ Fitness Reports (FITREPS) and...

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday, joined Chief of Navy Reserve (CNR) Vice Adm. John Mustin, to introduce a four-part video series on the Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions (NRFI). (U.S. Navy graphic by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stephen Hickok)
Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions Video Series – Introduction
By Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | June 15, 2021
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday, joined Chief of Navy Reserve (CNR) Vice Adm. John Mustin, to introduce a four-part video series on the Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions (NRFI)...

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Taking the Fight to COVID: NEPLO Sailors Lead the Way
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Scott Wichmann, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | June 14, 2021
When COVID-19 first emerged in the United States, the Navy turned to the community most poised to serve America’s citizens: Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers...

Often, I will hear someone harken to times past when the Navy was so much better than it is today. It is my opinion that this look into our past is viewed primarily through the lens of nostalgia without a clear-eyed remembrance of the full story about who we were only four decades ago. When I enlisted in the Navy as a seaman recruit in June of 1982, the nation’s wounds from the Vietnam War were still fresh. The Navy I knew then as an organization was almost unrecognizable in comparison to the professional institution that we know the Navy to be today.
A 39 Year Perspective: Navy Reserve Air Boss Reflects on the Past and Future of the Navy
By Rear Adm. Scott D. Jones, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve | June 14, 2021
Often, I will hear someone harken to times past when the Navy was so much better than it is today. It is my opinion that this look into our past is viewed primarily through the lens of nostalgia without a clear-eyed...

ST LOUIS. (June 8, 2021) – Rear Adm. Eric Peterson, Deputy Commander, Naval Medical Forces Atlantic, renders a final salute to Navy Mess Attendant 3rd Class Isaac Parker as pallbearers included local Navy reservists and staff from Navy Operational Support Center St. Louis, moves his casket into position over his gravesite at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO, June 8, 2021. Parker was killed aboard the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) when it received up to eight torpedo hits and capsized in less than 12 minutes during the attack on Pearl Harbor, HI, December 7, 1941. He was reunited with his father, mother and six other relatives buried at the cemetery, 79 years after his death following positive identification by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jermain Geerhart)
Reserve Sailors honor USS Oklahoma veteran laid to rest 79 years later
By Cmdr. Kris Hooper, Region Southeast, Reserve Component Command-Fort Worth | June 11, 2021
Navy Mess Attendant 3rd Class Isaac Parker was stationed aboard USS Oklahoma (BB-37), a Nevada class battleship, during the surprise attacks officially beginning the United States’ involvement in World War II. Like so many of...

Chief Logistics Specialist Alex Lauderdale poses for a portrait as part of his Profiles in Professionalism feature.
Profiles in Professionalism – LSC Alex Lauderdale
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Waldrop, RCC Norfolk | June 10, 2021
“Not to sound cliché, but I owe almost everything I have to the Navy Reserve,” said Chief Logistics Specialist Alex Lauderdale. “It’s given me the experience to grow my resume and pursue the career and life I want...

Moroccan multi-mission frigate Sultan Moulay Ismail (FF 614) gets underway during the sail away for exercise Phoenix Express 2021 in Tunis, Tunisia, May 22, 2021. Exercise Phoenix Express 2021, 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.
Reserve Sailors Lead Northern Africa exercise Phoenix Express 2021
By Lt. Mathuel Browne | June 9, 2021
Navy Reservists were at the helm of U.S. Africa Command sponsored exercise Phoenix Express 2021 that took place here May 17-28. The multinational maritime exercise brings together North African, European and U.S. maritime...

Today, Ensign Villavicencio is still moving forward, setting and achieving goals with a tenacious spirit that has propelled her on a journey from E-1 to O-1, undesignated seaman to Navy role model, and from fitness fanatic to small business owner — and she’s just getting started.
Profiles in Professionalism: ENS Marcia Villavicencio
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Scott Wichmann, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | June 4, 2021
Ensign Villavicencio is still moving forward, setting and achieving goals with a tenacious spirit that has propelled her on a journey from E-1 to O-1, undesignated seaman to Navy role model, and from fitness fanatic to small...

At just seven years old, Josephine (Josie) Huynh-Breiland and her family fled from their home in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in search of freedom and a better life. Now, 43 years later, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Huynh-Breiland is on orders to Expeditionary Combat Readiness Command in Norfolk, Virginia. She brings her medical expertise, and resiliency forged as a child, to assist deploying Sailors. Huynh-Breiland leverages experience gained over an almost 20-year career — one built on a foundation of courage, strength and perseverance. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez)
Profiles in Professionalism: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Josephine (Josie) Huynh-Breiland
By Lt. Cmdr. Heather Seibold, Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center | May 28, 2021
At just seven years old, Josephine (Josie) Huynh-Breiland and her family fled from their home in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in search of freedom and a better life...

SANTA RITA, Guam (April 23, 2021) U.S. Navy Reservists assigned to NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka Site Marianas form a working party to offload outgoing mail from visiting ships onboard Naval Base Guam. Throughout April 2021 Site Marianas shipped out nearly 65,000 pounds of mail.
Logisticians, Seabees, Reservists Unite to Support Visiting Units in Guam
By Brandon Taylor, Director Of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka | May 28, 2021
SANTA RITA, Guam - The Theodore Roosevelt Career Strike Group (CSG) and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) received logistics support from Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka...

Chief of Navy Reserve Memorial Day message.
Chief of Navy Reserve Memorial Day Message
By Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve | May 25, 2021
"Today, for many, the Memorial Day holiday marks the unofficial start of summer, and kicks off a long weekend and some retail sales. We know it’s much more than that. And particularly this year, as the nation opens up from...

When Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and Department of Defense (DoD) Force Protection Detachment (FPD) Bogota, Colombia requested mission essential support for a complex project requiring a Reserve Sailor with Spanish speaking ability, Lt. Roberto Lopez, assigned to Reserve NCIS Unit 1274, answered the call.
Navy Reserve Sailor Supports NCIS in Colombia
By Lt. Cmdr. Derek Jennings, Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Chief Mass Communication Specialist Scott Wichmann, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | May 25, 2021
When Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and Department of Defense (DoD) Force Protection Detachment (FPD) Bogota, Colombia requested mission essential support for a complex project requiring a Reserve Sailor with...

Personnel Specialist 1st Class Zhe Liu was born in Xi’an, China but grew up in the bustling metropolis of Beijing. After her mother married a retired U.S. Air Force firefighter, the family moved to San Diego, where, at the age of 20, Liu would soon follow in her stepfather’s footsteps to become a U.S. citizen and servicemember. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez)
Profiles in Professionalism: PS1 Zhe Liu
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez | May 20, 2021
Personnel Specialist 1st Class Zhe Liu was born in Xi’an, China but grew up in the bustling metropolis of Beijing. After her mother married a retired U.S. Air Force firefighter, the family moved to San Diego, where, at the...

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Randy Isom, a Reserve Sailor on recall orders as a canvassing recruiter with Commander, Navy Recruiting Command in Millington, Tennessee, stands on the quarterdeck of Navy Recruiting Command. Isom's assignment  has been to travel to Navy Operational Support Centers (NOSC) across the country to speak with Reserve Sailors about Canvasing Recruiter opportunities.
Active Duty is Hiring: Reserve Sailors Encouraged to Consider CANREC Opportunity
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tyler C. Priestley, Commander, Navy Recruiting Command Public Affairs | May 19, 2021
The Canvasser Recruiter (CANREC) Program is put in place to give Reserve Sailors a chance to be a Reservist recruiter for five years. The program is available to both enlisted and officers and gives Sailors an opportunity to...

Navy Reserve supports testing of eNAVFIT, the Navy's new process for evaluation and fitness reports.
Navy Reserve to Test New Evaluation and Fitness Report System
By Lt. Cmdr. Adam Demeter, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command | May 18, 2021
Several Navy Reserve commands, units, and support centers across the Reserve force have been selected to participate in a test pilot program for eNavFit, a modern solution for all Navy Evaluation (EVAL) and Fitness Report...

At age 34, Christopher Leas fulfilled a lifetime goal by joining the Navy Reserve. Over his years before the Navy, he has held multiple and diverse careers. Now with 10 years of Navy Reserve Service and as an Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class, Leas said the Reserve has brought each of his careers into a singular focus as he learned the intricacies of his rate and how the Navy core values aligned with his character.
Profiles in Professionalism: AM1 Christopher Leas
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Taylor Mohr | May 14, 2021
At age 34, Christopher Leas fulfilled a lifetime goal by joining the Navy Reserve. Over his years before the Navy, he has held multiple and diverse careers. Now with 10 years of Navy Reserve Service and as an Aviation...

A graphic created to accompany the video message from CNO Adm. Mike Gilday and Mrs. Linda Gilday for Mental Health Awareness Month.
Mental Health Awareness Month Statement
By CNO Adm. Mike Gilday and Mrs. Linda Gilday | May 13, 2021
CNO: Shipmates, CNO Gilday here with my wife Linda to talk about something that is often difficult for us to discuss - Mental Health.Linda: This past year has brought challenges that none of us expected, including for Mike...

LS2 Lyle Henderson. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Craig Z. Rodarte)
Profiles in Professionalism: LS2 Lyle Henderson
By Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class John Niere, Navy Operational Support Center Kansas City, Public Affairs | May 12, 2021
It’s not every day that you come across a military member who has served in three branches of the armed forces. There are some who have converted from one branch to another, but, it is a bit more uncommon for a service member...

NORFOLK (May 5, 2021) Sailors assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) heave in heavy-duty storm lines to secure the ship to Pier 7 at Naval Station Norfolk, May 5, 2021. Kearsarge is participating in Citadel Gale 2021, an annual hurricane exercise designed to enhance fleet, service member, and family readiness ahead of potential heavy weather threats during the hurricane season. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Vermeulen)
Navy Reserve NEPLOS Support HURREX/Citadel Gale 2021
By NEPLO Public Affairs | May 12, 2021
With winds whipping up faster than the speed limit on the highway, the danger of a hurricane can turn into destruction quickly...

210305-N-DS741-1547 ARABIAN GULF (March 5, 2021) – A Mark VI patrol boat, right, attached to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56, and patrol coastal ship USS Typhoon (PC 5), conduct defensive maneuvering techniques during Coalition Task Force (CTF) Sentinel led training in the Arabian Gulf, March 5. CTF Sentinel, the operational arm of the International Maritime Security Construct, is a multinational maritime effort to promote freedom of navigation and reassure merchant shipping by deterring and exposing state-sponsored malign activity that threatens security of the maritime commons in the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, Bab el-Mandeb Strait and Southern Red Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Pearson/Released)
Reserve Sentinels Support Global Economic Stability
By Coalition Task Force SENTINEL Public Affairs | May 11, 2021
Confidence in a rules-based international system is essential to the stability of the global economy. Without it, commerce could not flow as freely as necessary to keep up with the world’s demand. For this reason, eight...

Next CMC announced for Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command.
CNRFC CMDCM Announcement Message
By Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs | May 10, 2021
It is my distinct pleasure to congratulate Command Master Chief Nicole C. Rios on her selection to become the next Command Master Chief for Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command later this summer. ...

NORFOLK — Lt. Cmdr. Jacqueline Nordan, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve's (CNAFR) mobilization program manager, poses in the first Navy maternity flight suit. CNAFR was recently selected to participate in a preliminary rollout of a new maternity flight suit in a step to better support expecting mothers. (Graphic illustration by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stephen Hickok)
CNAFR Issues Navy’s First Maternity Flight Suit
By By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea Milburn | May 8, 2021
CNAFR was recently selected to participate in a preliminary rollout of a new maternity flight suit in a step to better support expecting mothers...

Announcement of the 2020 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year graphic.
CNR Announces 2020 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year During Virtual Ceremony
By Chief of Navy Reserve Public Affairs | May 7, 2021
The 2020 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year (RSOY) was announced by Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. John Mustin through a livestream broadcast of the ceremony event from the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., May 7...

Message to the Force (US Navy Graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Van Nuys)
Chief of Navy Reserve Announces 2020 Reserve Sailor of the Year
By By Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve | May 7, 2021
Chief of Navy Reserve Announces 2020 Reserve Sailor of the Year...

KEY WEST, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2021) Aircraft representing each of the Navy Reserve's five Tactical Support Wing (TSW) squadrons fly near Key West prior to a training exercise. The TSW aircraft were in Key West to support training for Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 209 and Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 106. (U.S. Navy photo by Commander Peter Scheu/Released)
TSW Operational and Adversary Squadrons Team Up for AACT Training
By Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs | May 3, 2021
The Navy Reserve’s Tactical Support Wing (TSW) is a powerhouse in providing support to U.S. Naval Air Forces in two highly-impactful ways. TSW’s operational squadron, the “Star Warriors” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ)...

Reserve Sailors Are Valuable Part of Recruiting Command graphic (U.S. Navy graphic by Command, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs)
Reserve Sailors Are Valuable Part of Recruiting Command
By Rear Adm. Robert Nowakowski, Deputy Commander, Navy Recruiting Command | April 30, 2021
Since early March 2020, the entire planet has diligently and creatively collaborated to adapt and overcome the COVID-19 pandemic — a historic health crisis of the greatest magnitude the likes of which have not been seen in...

Profiles in Professionalism: LS1 Tchilalou Riggs. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain Marquez)
Profiles in Professionalism: LS1 Tchilalou Riggs
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond Maddocks, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command | April 29, 2021
When Logistics Specialist 1st Class Tchilalou Riggs, a native of Togo, applied for the diversity visa lottery program in 2005, her application had roughly half of a percentage point of a chance at being accepted. That year,...