Celebrate our Citizen Soldiers! Happy 110th Birthday to the #USArmyReserve.
April 22 is Earth Day - "Sustain the Mission/Secure the Future" - The Army uses Earth Day to highlight environmental successes and help people understand how sound environmental stewardship not only supports the quality of Soldier training, but also the quality of life of Families, Soldiers, Civilians and contractors that live and work on Army installations, and neighboring communities.
Defense support to civilian authorities is a critical mission in emergencies such as the hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico. Looking ahead, America’s Army Reserve will stay true to its roots as an expeditionary force, remaining flexible, agile, innovative and attuned to the velocity of change in our time.
Puerto and US Virgin Island the work isn't done
Resilience & recovery#USArmyReserve Soldiers from the ArmyReserve/1st MSC have shown their resilience & strength during hurricane recovery efforts -- making them more capable, combat-ready & lethal than ever before.Watch the video below to learn more.Posted by U.S. Army Reserve on Monday, April 16, 2018
You can never prepare too much for an earthquake. Click on the link to download the FEMA handbook.
Monday is the #ArmyReserve Birthday! Join us at the Dining Facility for the official cutting of the cake at noon today.
Army Reserve History
Celebrating 110 years of serviceAmerica’s Army Reserve began in 1908 as a small medical corps and has evolved into the most capable, combat-ready & lethal federal reserve force in the history of the Nation.Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xQjPd#USARBirthday110Posted by U.S. Army Reserve on Friday, April 20, 2018
Celebrate Earth Day April 22! Join people around the globe who have celebrated this day for almost 50 years. One way you can make a contribution to the environment is to do something for our local pollinators. Birds, bats, and insects transfer pollen from one plant to another as they collect nectar for food. This process is necessary for over 75% of flowering plants to reproduce and nearly 75% of our crops to grow. Unfortunately climate change, agricultural pesticide use, and habitat loss has put many species of pollinators at risk of extinction. You can help by planting native flowers in your garden, using ladybugs and mantises to control pests, weed by hand or use organic weed killers, support local beekeepers, and buy organic.
There are a multitude of activities you can do to honor our planet and help its delicate ecosystem—see the links below for some great ideas. (Photo of female Anna's hummingbird pollinating scarlet penstemon in Stony Valley by Kimberly Guilliam; written by Jackie Hancock, FHL wildlife biologist)
Earth Day is Sunday. Everybody loves birds, right? Do you have a favorite bird? A favorite bird songster? A pet bird? Tell us about it.
(My favorite songster is the mockingbird.)
And the winner of the 200th Military Police Best Warrior Competition is....
And the winner is ...Posted by 200th Military Police Command on Thursday, April 19, 2018
An enlightening and short video on what to do when the ground starts shaking.
CHECK OUT ALL THE GREAT TRAINING AT FHL AND THE SOLDIERS & ARMY CIVILIANS THAT SUPPORT IT!
The FHL quarterly magazine, The Golden Guidon, is now available at:
The 7th Infantry Division is featured on the cover.
Not only are wildflowers beautiful, they are important sources of nectar for bees and butterflies. Learn about our county's wildflowers this weekend at the California Native Plant Society Wildflower Show in Pacific Grove.
California’s Central Coast from Monterey to Santa Cruz has a long history of damaging earthquakes, according to the California Earthquake Authority.The Jolon Fault cuts through Fort Hunter Liggett. From the California Geological Survey: The Purple is the Jolon Fault; green is Rinconada Fault; red is San Andreas.
“The main trace of the San Andreas fault runs up through the Carrizo Plain and the Diablo range of the central coast region before shifting slightly westward into the Santa Cruz Mountains as it continues northward. The San Gregorio fault generally follows the coast, just offshore. These and numerous other faults are capable of damaging earthquakes similar to the 1906 San Francisco and 1989 Loma Prieta earthquakes. Soils in lowland areas may be subject to liquefaction. Houses on liquefied soil may settle or even move laterally on gentle slopes. Landslides are possible in the mountains and on steep hillsides.”
More great photos from the 200th Military Police Best Warrior Competition. Looks like fun, huh?
Flag at half-staff in honor of the passing of First Lady Barbara Bush.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH DOD DIRECTIVE 1005.06, AND AS A MARK OF RESPECT IN HONOR OF AND IN TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF UNITED STATES FIRST LADY BARBARA
BUSH, THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES SHALL BE FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY UNTIL SUNSET, THE DAY OF INTERMENT.
THE FLAG SHALL BE FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF ON ALL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BUILDINGS, GROUNDS AND NAVAL VESSELS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND
The Great San Francisco Earthquake happened on this day in 1906. It ruptured nearly 300 miles of the San Andreas Fault from San Juan Bautista to Cape Mendocino, with the epicenter near San Francisco. It was felt from southern Oregon to south of Los Angeles and east as far as central Nevada. What's the biggest earthquake you've felt?
#WildlifeWednesday Introduced to Brooklyn, New York in 1851, the house sparrow has spread to nearly all of North America, sometimes kicking out native birds from their nesting sites. This pair was found outside the PX. The birds don’t seem to care that some birders don’t appreciate them. Blame that on early settlers who missed the birds (and plants) of their native Europe and imported them to America. Nobody then knew that introducing non-native species could be bad for a whole ecosystem. (Army Reserve photo by Cindy McIntyre)
This year's theme: Brave Hearts, Resilient Souls.
Some great photos from Master Sgt. Michel Sauret of the 200th Military Police Command Best Warrior Competition being held at FHL over the next few days. (Make sure you're not eating lunch though.)
The 200th Military Police Command is conducting its Best Warrior Competition at FHL this week. They did live broadcasts of this morning's ruck march, so stay tuned for more. The 200th Military Police Command is one of only two Military Police Commands in the Army. As the senior law enforcement unit of the Army Reserve, the 200th MPC has oversight of four brigades, 22 battalions, and 53 companies dispersed across the continental U.S.
Posted by 200th Military Police Command on Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Earthquakes are a fact of life in California, so be prepared! Have an emergency kit and a plan for your family's safety. Click on the link to download a checklist of what to have, what to do, and what not to do.
The FHL Youth Fishing Derby opened on a sunny morning at Del Venturi Pond, April 14, drawing 250 registered children age 15 and younger to compete for prizes. The largest rainbow trout caught was 20-1/4 inches long. Prizes included a fishing pole and tackle box for categories age 9 and younger, and 10 to 15 years old. See more fishing derby pix on the FHL MWR Facebook page!
It's still the Month of the Military Child, which is a good reason to have a parade! See the adorable children in the Child, Youth and School Services center celebrate April 13. #MOMC Tell them how much you loved their parade!
This is earthquake country - be prepared! - From the FHL Safety Office