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    103rd ESC hosts Fort Des Moines 5K Run/Walk in honor of the Army Reserve's 105th birthday

    103rd ESC celebrates Army Reserve birthday with a 5K Run/Walk

    Courtesy Photo | U.S. Army Col. David Elwell, left, and Becky Coady, right, pose for a photo with 2nd...... read more read more



    Story by Maj. Monica Radtke 

    103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), U.S. Army Reserve, hosted the Fort Des Moines 5K Run/Walk in honor of the 105th birthday of the U.S. Army Reserve Thursday, April 25.

    The event was held at Grays Lake Park in Des Moines on the Kruidenier Trail. A sea of yellow and black could be seen as runners and walkers donning Army Reserve colors and attire made their way around the lake.

    Army Reserve soldiers as well as Marines and sailors from Fort Des Moines' tenet units were among the participants.

    Staff members from U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin’s office also ran. Amy Beller, outreach coordinator for Sen. Harkin, sounded the horn to officially start the race.

    "I think you have to constantly look for events that foster fitness and esprit de corps. What better opportunity than to bring unit members and the community together for the Army Reserve birthday," said Col. Robert Wiley, Support Operations Officer, 103rd ESC.

    The Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve sponsored the run/walk and also presented finisher trophies to participants.

    Created in 1908 as the Medical Reserve Corps, the U.S. Army Reserve is an operational force that supports the entire United States military in training and in combat.



    Date Taken: 04.25.2013
    Date Posted: 04.25.2013 18:09
    Story ID: 105852
    Location: DES MOINES, IA, US 

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