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Hinesville resident attends Army Reserve training forum
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DUBLIN, Calif. — The 63rd Regional Support Command hosted the Army Reserve National Ambassador’s Training Forum, which was attended by senior leaders and ambassadors throughout the U.S. Army Reserve, on Dec. 7.

The event was held to update ambassadors on current events within the Army Reserve and train them on matters pertinent to their positions as the Army continues to evolve.

One of the ambassadors attending was Luis Carreras, a Hinesville resident and member of the Honor Flight Savannah Inc. Board of Directors. Honor Flight arranges to have World War II, Korean and Vietnam war veterans fly to Washington to see their respective war memorials.

Presiding over the forum was Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, who praised the role of ambassadors, which is to represent the chief of the Army Reserve without salary, wages or benefits while developing awareness with community leaders and building bridges to communities across the nation.

“Why do we need Army Reserve Ambassadors (ARA)? We recognize we need it like the CASA (Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army) program,” said Talley. “We benefit from having this program, where distinguished civilian leaders from across all our states and territories use their experiences and passion to help soldiers and families in the Army Reserve.”

“While the (ARA) program is far from where we want it to be, it’s a lot better than when it was first initiated, and I thank all of you for agreeing to be ambassadors,” Talley said to the group.

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