1st MSC News

It's Not Always Ok

Story by SGT Rigo Cisneros on 02/12/2018

"This course is designed to give you tools for hope," said Brig. Gen. Dustin A. Shultz, commander of the 1st Mission Support Command.

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U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Celebrates African-American History Month

Story by LTC Jefferson Wolfe on 02/09/2018

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Learn their stories.

That was the message from Col. U. L. Armstrong, the commander of the 773rd Civil Support Team, during the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz African-American History Month celebration Feb. 9 at the Kaiserslautern Army Community Center on Daenner Kaserne.

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Celebrating The Garita Warrior Spirit

Story by MAJ Ruth Castro on 02/06/2018

The purpose of the event was to "Honor the Garita Warrior Spirit." Brig. Gen. Dustin A. Shultz, commander of the 1st MSC, took time to reflect on the accomplishments of the command and to celebrate not only the beginning of a new chapter for the 1st MSC, but for all U.S. Army Reserve forces stationed in the Caribbean.

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Strong Bonds

Story by SGT Rigo Cisneros on 01/29/2018
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Relationships need nurturing and attention and the 1st Mission Support Command (MSC) Chaplains are committed to helping married couples and single Soldiers succeed within their relationships through the Strong Bonds program. Strong Bonds was help at the Intercontinental Hotel in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico January 26-28.
"It enhances relationships," said Chaplain Maj. Evelio Rodriquez with HHC 1 st Mission Support Command. "It allows people to fully enjoy their marriages," he added. "It teaches singles to look out for those relationship red flags in themselves and in others."
Over the years, the Army has recognized that the military family can experience even higher levels of stress and that can diminish a soldier's performance. To that end, the Army created the Strong Bonds program.
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Fancisco J. Albizu, assigned to the 35th Expeditionary Signal Battalion as a Computer/Detections Systems Repairer, in Yauco, Puerto Rico, attended the Strong Bonds with his wife Nereilis Candelario. The young couple has been married for a total of 55 days and decided to attend the Strong Bonds event to better their relationship as a whole.
"I'm not here because our marriage is in trouble. I wanted to come here to learn from others based on what they have learned, what tools they have used, to make a better future for us," said Francisco. "I'm hoping the classes will teach me how to strengthen all my relationships. To make a strong foundation for our marriage," he added.
Starting with a strong foundation will give a strong marriage, said Nereilis.
After two days of seminars and exercises, the event concludes. The participants gather their worksheets, books and notes and head out to practice what they have learned.
"I'm really glad we came," Said Francisco. "It has really reinforced the good things we are doing and has given us more tools to work with." The Army has always been a stabilizing force in my life and this is another piece, he added.
Even though people change throughout their lives, we learned the tools to change with each other, said Nereilis.
Strong Bonds is a chaplain led program that helps Soldiers and their families build strong relationships. The program's mission is to build Soldier readiness by providing skills the Soldier can use to strengthen his or her marriage and other relationships.
Originally, the program was just for married couples, but has been expanded to all Army members including the Army Reserve and National Guard.
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About US

Provide peacetime mission command and direct administrative and logistical support to assigned/attached elements of the Army Reserve in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and assist in Defense Civil Support to Civilian Authorities as needed and directed.

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Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico 00934

Media Inquiries: 787-707-4988

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Brigadier General Alberto C. Rosende was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Engineer Corps in May 1984 from the University of Miami Army ROTC program, as a distinguished military graduate. During his 31 years of service, BG Rosende has commanded at Company, Battalion and Brigade levels, and has served in multiple staff positions at all echelons, including the Division and Major Subordinate Command levels.

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In addition to giving you a head start on your career for your commitment, the Army Reserve will take care of you and your family by providing tremendous benefits for part time employment. As a Soldier in the Army Reserve, you’ll earn money for education, cash bonuses, discounted health care, build retirement, and more. All while you pursue your civilian career or continue your education.

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