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    November 03, 2014

    The Simultaneous Membership Program allows you to attend Army ROTC and serve in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. It gives you an opportunity for additional training and e…

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    November 03, 2014

    You may be surprised to learn that the Army Reserve jobs offer opportunities in a wide variety of areas. In fact, almost all Army Reserve jobs can be found in the civilian world, giving you a competi…

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    November 03, 2014

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Oct. 31, 2014) -- It looks like a giant rototiller, except the Army doesn't intend on planting gardens with it. Instead, the M1271 Mine Clearing Vehicle is designed to pl…

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    November 03, 2014

    What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted i…

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    October 31, 2014

    When you sit down with a Recruiter, he or she will make it easy to find out if the Army is right for you. Whether it's Active Duty or Army Reserve X The Army Reserve is more like a part-time job…

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    October 31, 2014

    Transportation management coordinators are primarily responsible for scheduling and selecting the modes of transportation for personnel and equipment. They organize, plan and oversee the movement of t…

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    October 31, 2014

    Cargo specialists help ensure Army forces receive supplies, weapons, equipment and mail — on a daily basis, all over the world. They are primarily responsible for transferring or supervising the…

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    October 31, 2014

    SHIRAOI PORT, Japan (Oct. 29, 2014) -- Moving nearly 21 billion pounds of military equipment more than 11,000 nautical miles is a daunting task, but Orient Shield 14 transportation mobility warrant of…

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    October 30, 2014

    he Advanced Culinary Skills Training Course (ACSTC) was developed with the intent to train select food service personnel in advanced culinary techniques employing the train-the-trainer concept. This c…

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    October 30, 2014

    The food service specialist is primarily responsible for the preparation and service of food in field or garrison food service operations. Job Duties Bake, fry, braise, boil, simmer, steam and …

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    October 30, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (Army News Service, Oct. 29, 2014) -- For many Soldiers, fulfilling the call of duty is sometimes not enough. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Roberts, a food service sergeant with 3rd Ba…

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    October 29, 2014

    Clinical laboratory scientists are primarily responsible for the scientific research of body fluids that can help prevent disease. As an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you’ll have th…

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    October 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 28, 2014) -- No vaccines or drugs are available yet to protect people worldwide against Ebola Virus Disease, but two potential vaccines are in human safety testing,…

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    October 28, 2014

    Cadet Spencer Read knew at a young age he wanted to serve his country and give back to a place that has given his family so many opportunities.…

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    October 28, 2014

    Lt. Col. Somers and Command Sgt. Maj. Mezzaline observed recruiters working with Salina High students in team building exercises.…

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    11.04.2014 - Duplicates: Current NG wanting AD WOFT (Main post: https://forums.goarmy.com/message/691556) can meps change my job. ...

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    11.04.2014 - i am on a non-inmmigrant visa, and i'm also from mexico but my parents are from brazil, i was just wondering if i could ...

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  • Unanswered Threads Listing

    11.03.2014 - Every once in a while, a thread slips through the cracks without being answered. I'll post all of them within the last t...

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  • Permanent disqualification

    11.01.2014 - I was permanently disqualified at meps for my eyes but i passed all my exams. They say my eyes wont get better which it ...

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  • AFJROTC QUESTION?

    11.03.2014 - Does AFJROTC put you in at a higher pay grade if you join the Army; Or is it brach specific such as army advances you in...

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  • SOAR Program..

    11.03.2014 - Okay, so i was wanting to know if anyone could give me a little information on the Army's SOAR program? Ive read very li...

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  • Current NG wanting AD WOFT

    10.23.2014 - Long story short, I'm a SSG with 11 years in NG aviation.  7 years of it was full time maintenance and PC.  I ...

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  • Tattoo regulations?

    11.03.2014 - So I plan on joining the Army after college but I also am looking into getting a half sleeve. Is there any regulations a...

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  • can meps change my job.

    11.01.2014 - I know this may be duplicate thread but i really didnt get an answer. I got 19d reserved but I really want a job that yo...

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  • can I change my mos.

    10.31.2014 - Its for 19d. I got a family. I decided that id rather get a support job. Because when not deployed 19ds are training and...

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A HEALTHY ARMY

2nd Lieutenant Tara Johnson - Dietitian (Reserve)

My name is Tara Beth Johnson - I'm a Lieutenant. My area of concentration is a 65-Charlie, a Dietitian, and my reserve unit is the 6253rd U.S. Army Hospital, Mesa, Arizona.

When I was Active Duty I had a bad attitude about Reservists and Guardsmen because I thought, "Oh, they're part-time, they don't care," but it's totally different.

When you're Active Duty, that's your only job, but when you're a Reservist, you have your civilian career and you have your Reserve career, which you have to manage. We have a lot of continuing education to remain dietitians.

I think being in the military made me a more disciplined person than I ever was before. Being an Officer to me is something that I had aspired to for a long time and it was really a very proud moment when my husband and my mother-in-law pinned my bars on me.

As an Army Reserve Dietitian a lot of what we do is the Weigh-to-Stay Program, helping Soldiers keep their weight in control so they can stay in the Army and it gets to be a problem with Reservists because you only see them, you know, that one time a month at Drill and what they're doing during the month may not be helping them get to that goal and so it's really trying to help people with that and modify their eating habits.

I work with the physical therapists, getting an exercise program together because they definitely fit together: exercise and diet.

What we do when we're activated, we go to Active Duty hospitals and backfill for that hospital while they get deployed. I take cooking classes because it's not enough to just tell people, "You need to eat healthy, you need this many fruits, this many vegetables."

You really have to apply that to them and especially if they've grown up in a household where healthy cooking was not stressed. It's foreign to them, so they really have to see that these foods can be prepared in a way that tastes good.