FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Elaine McGee (404) 629-8663
More than 300 soldiers from the USARC units listed below will train in preparation for providing support to U.S. forces participating in the NATO implementation force (IFOR) operations. The units have not been directed to mobilize or deploy nor have they been formally placed on alert. The goal of the training is to ensure mission readiness and optimal preparation of Army Reserve soldiers in the event of mobilization.
The following USARC units have been identified as candidates to support the IFOR mission and will begin preparation for possible deployment:
|203rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment||Wichita, Kan.|
|209th Broadcast Public Affairs Detachment||Rome, Ga.|
|358th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment||Fort Douglas, Utah|
|361st Press Camp Headquarters||Fort Totten, N.Y.|
|49th Military History Detachment||Forrest Park, Ill.|
|326th Military History Detachment||Columbus, Ohio|
|90th Military History Detachment||San Antonio, Texas|
|19th Material Management Center||Fort Snelling, Minn.|
|21st Theater Army Area Command Augmentation||Indianapolis, In.|
|329th Adjutant General Postal Company||St. Paul, Minn.|
|755th Adjutant General Postal Company||Texarkana, Texas|
|23rd Adjutant General Postal Company||Pittsburgh, Pa.|
|3rd Corps Support Command||Des Moines, Iowa|
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.
In addition to the USARC units, ten overseas-based Army Reserve units have been identified to begin training in support of U.S. forces.
The following Army Reserve Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations units will also begin training in support of the mission:
|353rd Civil Affairs Command||Bronx, N.Y.|
|308th Civil Affairs Brigade||Homewood, Ill.|
|304th Civil Affairs Brigade||Philadelphia, Pa.|
|432nd Civil Affairs Battalion||Green Bay, Wisc.|
|443rd Civil Affairs Battalion||Warwick, R.I.|
|415th Civil Affairs Battalion||Kalamazoo, Mi.|
|7th Psychological Operations Group||Moffett Federal Field, Calif.|
|10th Psychological Operations Battalion||St. Louis, Mo.|
|353rd Psychological Operations Battalion||Moffett Federal Field, Calif.|
|17th Psychological Operations Battalion||Arlington Heights, Ill.|
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, ***********-80-6789.