U.S. Army Reserve

 

"BLOOD AND FIRE"

The 63rd Readiness Division provides Soldier and Family support, including Yellow Ribbon events, public works, facilities, maintenance, and resource management for the seven-state southwestern region. Its base operations, mission administrative and logistical support, enable commanders and units to maximize resources and focus on readiness.


The 63rd's history dates back to World War II. Due to an urgent need for combat power, the 63rd Infantry Division was activated June 15, 1943.

This led to the early movement of the three infantry regiments, which arrived in Marseille, France, on December 8, 1944. From mid-February 1945 until the end of World War II, the 63rd ID carved a path of “blood and fire”through the Siegfried Line to Worms, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Gunzburg, and finally, Landsberg, Germany.

63rd ID regiments earned seven Presidential Unit Citations in recognition of their combat record,which included the capturing of more than 21,000 enemy soldiers.

The 63rd ID returned home after the war and inactivated on September 27, 1945.



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63rd Readiness Division Leaders

Major General Brian Alvin
Commanding General
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Command Sergeant Major Kelly M. Largent
Command Sergeant Major
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SPECIALIZED CAPABILITIES
• Real property management
• Maintenance readiness
• Public Affairs


In The News
May 24, 2018 - Veterans young and old share a special bond that reflects the time-honored military tradition of service. As part of the Torrance Armed Forces Day activities, the 300th Army Band performed a medley of patriotic music to honor these heroes. The concert took the audience on a musical journey highlighting how the military influenced American composers during their time. The goal is to present a musical experience that leaves the audience with a sense of patriotism, gratitude, and a reminder of the sacrifices made each day.
May 9, 2018 - Two nationally recognized credentials are available free of charge to Soldiers holding select quartermaster military occupational specialties. The Certified Logistics Associate and Certified Logistics Technician documents can be earned by enlisted 92A automated logistical specialists and 92Y unit supply specialists, as well as warrant officer 920A supply systems technicians and 920B property accounting technicians.
January 5, 2018 - As America’s Army Reserve heads into 2018, there is one topic that has a direct impact on unit readiness. Unfortunately, it is one many would prefer not to discuss. That topic is suicide among the ranks.
November 21, 2017 - In honor of veterans and their families, the city of Palo Alto conducted their third annual Veterans Day recognition ceremony in Palo Alto’s City Hall council chambers, on the evening of Nov. 6, 2017.
November 20, 2017 - The Phoenix Recruiting Battalion hosted Army Reserve leadership at a Reserve Recruiting Partnership Council (R2PC) on Nov. 18 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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