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Annex L: Army Reserve Campaign Plan for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration (2003-2006)

1.  Purpose.

a.  General.  This Annex prescribes the role of the Army Reserve as part of the U.S. Army's participation in the Bicentennial Commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Volunteers of North Western Discovery (1803-1806).  This Annex also specifically sets forth the opportunities and responsibilities of the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, (OCAR), the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), and Army Reserve units and individuals.

b.  Objectives.  The purpose of the Army Reserve's involvement in the Commemoration is to:

(1)  Honor and commemorate the "Corps of Volunteers of North Western Discovery" (1803-1806).

(2)  Educate the American public, especially local communities along the expedition route, of the role of the Army Reserve as an integral part of the Army and of its role as part of local communities.

(3)  Provide appropriate support, along with the Army and the Army National Guard, in planning, organizing and conducting commemorative activities at the local, state and national level

(4)  Use the commemoration as an opportunity to support Army Reserve recruiting and retention efforts.

2.  Scope.  This Annex supports the U.S. Army's Commemoration Campaign Plan, outlines duties and responsibilities and provides authority and guidance for planning and participating in state, local, Federal, U.S. Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard (ARNG) Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration activities.

3.  Applicability.  This Annex applies to all Army Reserve units and Army Reservists, both in units and the Individual Ready Reserve, and establishes the planning authority for all Army Reserve involvement in the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration

4.  Concepts and Planned Activities.

a.  National Level Activities.  OCAR and the USARC will manage the Army Reserve's participation in national level activities.  The USARC will coordinate all operational aspects at both the local, state and national levels.

b.  Local and State Level Activities.  Army Reserve units, based on guidance and concurrence received through their chain of command, may participate in local and state level Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration activities.  USAR unit involvement in these activities will be allowed only as long as there is no adverse impact on unit training schedules or readiness.  All units must be able to meet their military missions in the event of a national emergency or contingency situation.  Army Reserve support will be provided in accordance with AR 210-22, AR 360-1, AR 700-131, the Joint Ethics Regulation (DOD 5500.7-R), and all other applicable guidance.  Below are some ideas and areas in which the Army Reserve can participate at the local and state level:

(1)  Provide color guards, bands, marching units and other ceremonial support,

(2)  Provide equipment to support events, such as water facilities (buffaloes), tentage, and other field items for use and/or static display.

(3)  Provide public affairs, historical, and recruiting representatives at events to tell the Army Reserve story,

(4)  Hold open houses at Army Reserve Centers to introduce the public to today's Army Reserve,

(5)  Participate in and support special commemorative activities, including the appropriate use of Army reserve facilities and joint activities with the ARNG,

(6)  Provide appropriate support to USAR soldiers who are also re-enactors of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

5.  Duties and Responsibilities.

a.  OCAR will provide general guidance and direction to the overall Army Reserve participation in the commemoration.

b.  USARC will provide specific guidance and operational support to units involved in Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration activities.

6.  Funding and Resourcing.  Unless otherwise provided, all expenses associated with the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration, such as TDY and support of commemorative activities, will come from participating unit resources.

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