A second round of Europe-based reservists with the 7th Army Reserve Command received word last week to mobilize for Operation Enduring Freedom.

On Thursday and Friday, the 7th ARCOM, based in Schwetzingen, Germany, activated more than 135 troops from five units. The soldiers provide rear operations, movement control and personnel replacements for active-duty counterparts, who include soldiers in major U.S. commands in Germany.

Those reservists join nearly 200 others from 7th ARCOM previously mobilized. An additional 90 7th ARCOM soldiers are currently supporting peacekeeping missions in the Balkans.

“The command’s current operations tempo is one of the highest among Reserve components,” said Brig. Gen. David T. Zabecki, 7th ARCOM commander. “We’ve been through mobilizations before, but never like this.”

The latest units ordered to mobilize are:

• 663rd Movement Control Team, Vicenza, Italy• 793rd Movement Control Team, Kaiserslautern, Germany• 454th Replacement Company, Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany• 330th Rear Operations Center, Kaiserslautern, Germany• 1172nd Movement Control Team, Bamberg, Germany

In January, the Army activated 7th ARCOM units to support active components with rear operations, logistics planning and staffing shortages caused by deployments.

Two dozen reservists were activated at the headquarters in Schwetzingen to support the mobilizations.

Last week, the 7th ARCOM also began staffing a round-the-clock operations center.

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