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Taking Aim: Former MLS player Justin Schmidt swaps soccer for U.S. Army
Justin Schmidt takes the oath of enlistment ceremony at the Albuquerque Military Entrance Processing Station, Nov. 18. Schmidt played professional soccer for four years, including Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer. He departs for Basic Combat Training in Feb. 2022 to become infantry and airborne qualified. (Courtesy Photo)
Dec. 6, 2021 - It was March 11, 2017, a cold Chicago afternoon beckoning for fans and players alike. The pressure was building for Justin Schmidt. He was just moments from taking the field against the Chicago Fire in his Major League Soccer debut for Real Salt Lake, the first rookie to start for the side in 11 years.

Nine recruiting NCOs selected for induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club
(U.S. Army photo by Lara Poirrier)
Dec. 6, 2021 - Nine recruiting noncommissioned officers from across U.S. Army Recruiting Command were selected for induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club after boards here Nov. 29-Dec. 3.

Astronaut commissions into the U.S. Army Reserve
Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, conducts the oath of office with Dr. Kate Rubins at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Nov. 2, 2021.  Rubins was commissioned to the rank of major during the ceremony.  (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Javier Orona)
Nov. 16, 2021 - Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, delivered the oath of office to Dr. Kate Rubins, a NASA astronaut, during a ceremony Nov. 2, 2021, at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

U.S. Army Soldier wins two Gold Medals, ‘Best Athlete of the Year’ at Rifle Competition in Poland
2021 Olympian and U.S. Army Spc. Sagen Maddalena, a marksmanship instructor/competitive shooter with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, shoots alongside Istvan Peni of Hungary. The U.S. Soldier and Hungarian marksman were paired up for the double match at the International Shooting Sports Federation President's Cup, an invitation-only event in Wroclaw, Poland November 3-10. 



Maddalena, a Groveland, California native, and her match teammate won the Gold Medal, beating out the combined marksmanship teams from Germany/Belarus and Norway/Russian Federation. (ISSF Courtesy Photo)
Nov. 16, 2021 - 2021 Olympian and U.S. Army Spc. Sagen Maddalena, a marksmanship instructor/competitive shooter with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, claimed two Gold Medals and the ‘Best Athlete of the Year’ title at the 2021 International Shooting Sports Federation’s President’s Cup in Wroclaw, Poland.

USAREC hosts pilot wellness workshop
The U.S. Army recruiting command surgeon hosted the first iteration of a wellness workshop, which included events centered on mental health and resiliency. Nature hiking, yoga, stress management, and sleep hygiene were some of the events hosted during the workshop. Participants also volunteered at the Hardin County Animal Shelter for a morning class trip.

(U.S. Army photo by Lara Poirrier)
Nov. 15, 2021 - The U.S. Army recruiting command surgeon hosted the first iteration of a wellness workshop, which included events centered on mental health and resiliency.