Subject: Reserve supports Bosnia effort
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 1996 1:46PM

Army Reservists mobilized to support Operation Determined Effort (Jan. 23)


ATLANTA (Army News Service) -- Nearly 1,200 soldiers from U.S. Army Reserve Command units throughout the United States have been mobilized and deployed in support of Operation Determined Effort

Participating in one of the quickest mobilizations in recent history, the Reservists were called to active duty to support U.S. military operations in Bosnia. Of the more than 1,200 Army Reservists mobilized to date, more than 1,100 soldiers have deployed overseas and are stationed in Bosnia or in Germany, providing support to forward-deployed European-based U.S. units.

The following units, assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve Command, have deployed overseas in support of Operation Determined Effort:

UNIT                                         LOCATION           DUTY STATION
209th Broadcast Public Affairs Detachment    Rome, Ga.          Bosnia-Herzegovina
203rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment       Wichita, Kan.      Bosnia-Herzegovina
358th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment       Fort Douglas, Utah Bosnia-Herzegovina
361st Press Camp Headquarters                Fort Totten, N.Y.  Bosnia-Herzegovina
326th Public Affairs Detachment              Reading, Pa.       Bosnia-Herzegovina
49th Military History Detachment             Forrest Park, Ill. Germany
90th Military History Detachment             San Antonio, Texas Germany
19th Corps Materiel Management Center        Fort Snelling, MN  Germany
300th Transportation Company Detachment      Tacoma, Wash.      Germany
21st Theater Area Army Command               Indianapolis, In.  Germany
3rd Corps Support Command                    Des Moines, Iowa   Germany
755th Adjutant General Postal Company        Texarkanna, Texas  Germany
487th Engineer Detachment (Firefighting)     Washington, Kan.   Bosnia-Herzegovina
369th Engineer Detachment (Firefighting)     Norristown, Pa.           
Bosnia-Herzegovina
329th Adjutant General Postal Company        St. Paul, Minn.    Germany
23rd Adjutant General Postal Company         Pittsburgh, Pa.    Germany
1st Military Intelligence Center (Detachment 1) Phoenix, Ariz.  Germany
91st Legal Team                              Ft. Sheridan, Ill. Germany
131st Chaplain Support Team                  Ft. Belvoir, Va.   Germany
338th Military Intelligence Battalion (Co. A) Ft. Meade, Md.    Germany
4005th U.S. Army Hospital                    Lubbock, Texas     Germany
445th Veterinary Medical Detachment          Independence, Mo.  Germany
5502nd U.S. Army Hospital                    Aurora, Colo.      Germany
883rd Combat Stress Company                  Boston, Mass.      Germany
388th Medical Logistics Battalion            Hayes, Kan.        Germany
146th Transportation Company                 Orlando, Fla.      Germany

The Reservists will provide support in combat support and combat service support areas such as public affairs, postal operations, medical services, transportation, supply and logistics.

Under the authority of the Presidential Selected Reserve Call-Up, issued on December 8, 1995, soldiers assigned to the units listed above will remain on active duty for up to 270 days.

In addition to the units listed above, another 60 soldiers from three USARC units have been activated and mobilized to support installation operations at Fort Benning, Ga.:

UNIT                                         LOCATION          DUTY STATION
347th Adjutant General Reception Battalion   Marion, Ill.      Fort Benning, Ga.
476th Adjutant General Company               Centrallia, Ill.  Fort Benning, Ga.
736th Adjutant General Company               Centrallia, Ill.  Fort Benning, Ga.

The Army Reserve has also mobilized 11 European-based units assigned to the 7th Army Reserve Command headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany to support U.S. military operations in Bosnia. Another 26 Army Reserve Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations units have deployed overseas to support Operation Determined Effort.

- The Army Reserve provides essential combat support and combat service support capabilities to America s Army. Examples of this support include transportation, medical, quartermaster, supply, logistics, engineer, military police and public affairs.

Headquartered in Atlanta, the USARC commands, controls and supports all Army Reserve troop units in the continental United States with the exception of Psychological Operations, Civil Affairs and Special Forces Units. The USARC s primary mission is to provide trained and ready units to support America s Army and America. Approximately 200,000 soldiers are assigned to some 1,700 USARC units throughout the United States.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: Media are encouraged to contact the USARC Public Affairs Office, (404) 629-8660/8663/8658, for more information and to arrange coverage of these units. Additionally, information about units assigned to the U.S. Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command may be obtained by calling (910) 432-4587. Information about overseas-based Army Reserve units may be obtained by calling the 7th Army Reserve Command Public Affairs Office in Heidelberg, Germany, 011-49-6202-80-6789.