Army Reserve Celebrates 100 Years

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • More than 100 Army Reserve soldiers gather at the Al Faw palace at Camp Victory, Iraq, Jan. 18, 2008, to re-enlist during a ceremony marking the 100th Anniversary of the Army Reserve. 

 U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Anthony Martinez
  • U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, MultiNational Force Iraq commander, gives his opening remarks at the 100th Army Reserve birthday mass re-enlistment, hosted in the rotunda at Al-Faw Palace, Camp Victory, Iraq. Petraeus commended the troops on their sacrifices and decision to re-enlist.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Abel Trevino
  • Forty Army Reserve soldiers, many veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq, assemble on the steps of the U.S. Capitol for a re-enlistment ceremony, April 6, 2006.  U.S. Army photo by Col. Randy Pullen
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker presents the Combat Acton Badge to Sgt. April Pashley, 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, during a June 29, 2005, Pentagon ceremony, making her the first Army Reserve soldier to receive the new award.    U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carmen Burgess
  • Lt. Gen. James R. Helmly, chief of the Army Reserve, left, presents Spec. Jeremy L. Church, 724th Transportation Company, with the Silver Star on Feb. 27, 2005, for his actions in Iraq. Church's Silver Star was the first awarded to an Army reservist in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Next to Church is 1st Lt. Matthew Brown, who commanded the convoy that was ambushed after it left Balad, Iraq, on April 9, 2004. Church was credited with saving the lives of Brown and others.   
 Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Reserve
  • U.S. Army Reserve Maj. William Wynn, of the Office of Military Cooperation-Afghanistan, guides in two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters for a landing near Gardez, Afghanistan, September 2004.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Denise Schultz
  • 311th Sets Up
The 311th Quartermaster Company (Mortuary Affairs) from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, sets up in the Pentagon's north parking lot following the attack on the Pentagon, Sept. 11, 2001. The 311th deployed and commenced its mortuary operations, sifting through tons of debris for human remains, within 72 hours of the attack. 
 Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Reserve
  • U.S. military personnel examine the ruins of Dhahran Barracks that was hit by an Iraqi Scud missile on Feb. 25, 1991 during Operation Desert Storm. Twenty-eight Army Reserve soldiers died in the attack.   Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Reserve