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U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan L. Sims, a senior rail advisor of the 757th Expeditionary Railway Center (ERC), demonstrates air brake controls in a locomotive at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, August 6, 2022. Sims, a Florida native, began his railway career as a railway equipment repairman and is now a locomotive engineer. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Therese Prats)

U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan L. Sims, a senior rail advisor of the 757th Expeditionary Railway Center (ERC), demonstrates air brake controls in a locomotive at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, August 6, 2022. Sims, a Florida native, began his railway career as a railway equipment repairman and is now a locomotive engineer. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Therese Prats)

Reserve rail advisor keeps Soldiers on the right track

Story by Sgt. Therese Prats 214th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

September 22, 2022

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – Do you work at your dream job? Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan L. Sims does in not one, but two sectors.

As a civilian, he’s a locomotive engineer for Amtrak. As a Soldier, he’s a senior rail advisor for the U.S. Army Reserve. Sims has capitalized personally and professionally on his childhood love for trains, as he is happy to lead other Soldiers at his unit and keep this Army profession on track.

U.S. Army Soldiers belonging to 30th Medical Brigade carry litters towards their next station on the 3.6-mile

U.S. Army Soldiers belonging to 30th Medical Brigade carry litters towards their next station on the 3.6-mile "Value Your Life" course on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Kaiserslautern, Germany on September 21, 2022. The 21st Theater Sustainment Command event raised awareness of the effects of stress and resources available to deal with stressors.(U.S. Army photo by Pfc Samuel Signor).

21st TSC Soldiers Team Up During Suicide Prevention Month

Story by Eleanor Prohaska, 21st Theater Sustainment Command

September 21, 2022

Do you value your life? That question may be asked often during Suicide Awareness Month in September. “Value Your Life” event coordinators prompted roughly 250 21st Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers to think about their answers by carrying and then unloading life’s “burdens” September 21, 2022 at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Service Members worked in teams to carry sandbags, symbolic of life stressors, through a 3.6 mile course that included stations staffed by support agencies including 21st TSC’s Unit Ministry Team, Ready and Resilient program, Behavioral Health, Military Family Life Counselors, the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Army Substance Abuse Program and Army Community Services.

Army Spc. Erika Cotton of Alpha Battery loads a rocket pod into a M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System while participating in Saber Guardian 17 in Cincu, Romania, July 5, 2017. Cotton and three other women who trained with the unit in Romania are among the first women to serve in previously restricted field artillery positions in the South Dakota Army National Guard.( Photo by Army Staff Sgt. Rachel M Korzeniewski, National Guard)

Army Spc. Erika Cotton of Alpha Battery loads a rocket pod into a M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System while participating in Saber Guardian 17 in Cincu, Romania, July 5, 2017. Cotton and three other women who trained with the unit in Romania are among the first women to serve in previously restricted field artillery positions in the South Dakota Army National Guard.( Photo by Army Staff Sgt. Rachel M Korzeniewski, National Guard)

Diversity in U.S., Partner Militaries Is a Strategic Strength

Story by C. Todd Lopez, Department of Defense, Public Affairs Office

September 21, 2022

Diversity in the U.S. military and in the militaries of partner nations is a strategic imperative, the commander of U.S. Transportation Command said.

"The bottom line for diversity, equity, and inclusion [is] a lethal, agile and resilient joint force, but a joint force that can manage the strategic environment and these complex situations," Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost said yesterday, adding that it will take a diverse group of people, with diverse ways of thinking and diverse experiences to be successful in an increasingly complex strategic environment.

A U.S. Army Train and a damaged car are used as displays next to a caution sign during Rail Safety week at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Sept. 19, 2022. The display was set up as a visual representation of what can happen when drivers don’t pay attention at railroad crossings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chandler Baker)

A U.S. Army Train and a damaged car are used as displays next to a caution sign during Rail Safety week at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Sept. 19, 2022. The display was set up as a visual representation of what can happen when drivers don’t pay attention at railroad crossings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chandler Baker))

Stop Track Tragedies: JBLE promotes rail safety

Story by Tech. Sgt. Chandler Baker, 633d Air Base Wing Public Affairs

September 21, 2022

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – As you exit the Washington Blvd. Traffic Circle on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, you may have noticed a train stopped with a severely damaged vehicle next to it. The 733d Mission Support Group utility rail branch set up the display to show what can happen when drivers don’t pay attention at railroad crossings.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a person or vehicle is hit by a train every three hours, leaving more than 2,100 people killed or injured annually. The nonprofit organization Operation Lifesaver recognizes the third week of September as Rail Safety week, to educate the public on safety to reduce rail collisions, injuries, and fatalities.

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