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Support Plan

Annex C (Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration Support Plan)

1. Purpose. This Annex prescribes the role of Army Reserve participation in the Bicentennial Commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This Annex sets forth guidance for the duties, responsibilities, and opportunities of the Army Reserve and its subordinate units to participate in commemoration activities. Support for community events is nothing new for the Army Reserve.

2. General. FORSCOM is the Executive Agency for the Lewis and Clark Commemoration. All requests from Federal Agencies and Non-Federal Entities (NFE) for the use of Army Reserve Soldiers and/or assets will be forwarded through channels to the FORSCOM Commemoration Task Force (CTF), which will, in coordination with FORSCOM Headquarters Central Tasking Branch, seek the appropriate command approval for support. FORSCOM will task the Army Reserve if specific support is required during the major events of the commemoration along its planned route(s). The POC for the FORSCOM CTF can be reached at 404-464-4224.

3. Army Reserve Volunteer Support: Commanders of Regional Readiness Commands (RRC) and Direct Reporting Units (DRU) may participate and provide personnel and equipment to support the Lewis and Clark Commemoration. The unit providing support must be able to fund its participation from within its current resources. Units and Soldiers must also be within the applicable laws and regulations. The following volunteer support will be provided under the authority of AR 360-51, AR 220-99, AR 360-5, AR 700-131, the Joint Ethics Regulation, and all other applicable guidance:

a. Color Guards, bands, marching units and other ceremonial support.

b. Public Affairs, historical, and recruiting representatives at events to "tell" the Army Story.

c. Host commemorative events, presentations and inviting local community to attend.

d. Use Lewis and Clark Commemoration events as an opportunity for Army Reserve recruiting and retention.

e. Provide small units or groups on a temporary basis to retrace portions of the Lewis and Clark Trail. Their participation should be limited to just before or during a commemorative event that occurred on that portion of the trail. As representatives of the U.S. Army, they will demonstrate current Soldier craft and equipment, and be conversant with the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The USARC units and Soldiers will not represent the U.S. Army as reenactors in any commemoration events and activities.

4. Lewis and Clark POC's:

US Army Reserve
Lewis and Clark POC's




70th RRC



81st RRC



84th DIV



88th RRC



89th RRC

316-681-1759 ext 1388


95th DIV

800-427-6996 ext 305


96th RRC



98th DIV

585-338-7400 ext 369


99th RRC



104th DIV

360- 906-4128


108th DIV



5. Information necessary in civilian support request: For a request for speakers, a simple phone call or letter of request is adequate. The call or letter should outline the date and time requested and the topic to be covered. For obtaining a Special Events Permit for the use of project lands, the written request must describe the nature of the event, the starting and closing dates and times, the location or area desired for the event, the organizers of the event and a point of contact (with address and phone number), and any other pertinent data.

6. Lines of communication between civilian organizer and Army entity: Communication should be between the HQDA L&C Commemorative Office (202-685-2449) and the FORSCOM CTF (404-464-4224).

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