Army Reservists mobilized to support Operation Determined Effort
by Elaine McGee, U.S. Army Reserve Command (Jan. 3, 1996)

ATLANTA (Army News Service) -- The quickest mobilization of Army Reserve soldiers in recent history has so far involved more than 700 Army Reserve soldiers from U.S. Army Reserve Command units throughout the United States.

The Army Reservists have been called to active duty to support U.S. military operations in Bosnia. Of more than 700 Army Reserve soldiers mobilized to date, nearly 400 have deployed overseas to Bosnia, Hungary and Germany. Another 260 Army Reservists have reported to mobilization stations located at Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort Dix, N.J., where they will participate in training sponsored by the Joint Preparation and Onward Movement Centers.

The JPOMC, established by the United States Atlantic Command, ensures that personnel deploying to the Joint Endeavor theater are trained in Joint and North Atlantic Treaty Organization staff procedures, weapons familiarization, cultural and environmental issues and cold weather operations.

More than 100 Army Reserve soldiers reported Jan. 2 to their home stations to undergo training in security, safety and basic first aid. While at home station, soldiers will also review personal medical, legal and family support records, perform equipment checks, load equipment for transportation to their mobilization station and arrange for transportation.

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

209th Broadcast Public Affairs Detachment Rome, Ga. Bosnia-Hercegovina
203rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Wichita, Kan. Bosnia-Hercegovina
358th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Fort Douglas, Utah Bosnia-Hercegovina
361st Press Camp Headquarters Fort Totten, N.Y. Bosnia-Hercegovina
49th Military History Detachment Forrest Park, Ill. Hungary
90th Military History Detachment San Antonio, Texas Hungary
19th Corps Materiel Management Center Fort Snelling, Minn. Germany
300th Transportation Company Detachment Tacoma, Wash. Germany
21st Theater Army Area Command Indianapolis, In. Germany
3rd Corps Support Command Des Moines, Iowa Germany

The following USARC units have reported for duty at their mobilization station:

755th Adjutant General Postal Company Texarkana, Texas Fort Dix, N.J.
487th Engineer Platoon (Firefighting) Washington, Kan. Fort Dix, N.J.
369th Engineer Platoon (Firefighting) Worcester, Pa. Fort Dix, N.J.
146th Transportation Company (Detachment) Orlando, Fla. Fort Benning, Ga.
23rd Adjutant General Postal Company Pittsburgh, Pa. Fort Dix, N.J.
329th Adjutant General Postal Company St. Paul, Minn. Fort Dix, N.J.
347th Adjutant General Postal Company Marion, Ill. Fort Benning, Ga.
735th Adjutant General Postal Company Centralia, Ill. Fort Benning, Ga.
825th Adjutant General Postal Company Marion, Ill. Fort Benning, Ga.
476th Adjutant General Postal Company Centralia, Ill. Fort Benning, Ga.

Five Army Reserve units were mobilized on Dec. 29, 1995, and reported to their home stations on Jan. 2:

326th Public Affairs Detachment Reading, Pa. Reading, Pa.
5502nd U.S. Army Hospital (Detachment 1) Aurora, Colo. Aurora, Colo.
883rd Medical Detachment Boston, Mass. Boston, Mass.
4005th U.S. Army Hospital (Detachment 1) Lubbock, Texas Lubbock, Texas
388th Medical Detachment Hays, Kan. Hays, Kan.

In addition to the units listed above, nine USARC units, with more than 400 soldiers, are scheduled for mobilization and will conduct training in preparation for possible callup and participation in U.S. military operations in Bosnia:

5502nd U.S. Army Hospital (Detachment 2) Aurora, Colo.
4005th U.S. Army Hospital (Detachment 2) Lubbock, Texas
445th Veterinary Medical Detachment Independence, Mo.
338th Military Intelligence Detachment Fort Meade, Md.
1st Military Intelligence Center (Detachment 1) Phoenix, Ariz.
91st Legal Support Team Fort Sheridan, Ill.
131st Chaplain Support Team Fort Belvoir, Va.
21st Theater Army Area Command (Detachment 3) Fort Benning, Ga.

In addition to the USARC units that have been mobilized or are scheduled to mobilize, the Army Reserve has mobilized 11 European-based units assigned to the 7th Army Reserve command headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany.

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.

(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, at ***********-80-6789.)