U.S. Army Reserve


"We are BLUE DEVILS!"  1917 ~ 2017

The 88th Readiness Division, headquartered on Fort McCoy, Wis., is a two-star command which provides services and Base Operations Support (BASOPS) to more than 46,500 Army Reserve Soldiers, 2,594 Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) Soldiers and 2,524 Civilians serving in 525 units at 277 sites with 579 facilities totaling 10,341,955 square feet of facility space on 18,113 acres of land throughout 19 states in the northwestern U.S. from the Ohio River Valley to the Pacific Coast.

The 88th manages 14 Local Training Area’s across eleven states covering 7,795 acers. Local Training Areas provide Soldiers opportunities to perform in their jobs, train close to home, and make the most out of Battle Assemblies by offering units the use of facilities, grounds and training venues to include convoy operations, organizational maintenance, engineer equipment dig sites, as well as Field Training Exercises.

The most recent addition to our services and support is the 88th Fort McCoy Draw Yard. The Draw Yard is a set of common military equipment (mostly vehicles and generators), available at Fort McCoy for Exercise and Transient Training unit use. The goal is to reduce transportation costs and Reception, Staging, Onward movement, and Integration (RSOI) time for Exercise and Transient Training units during their rotation.

Accomplishing the 88th’s mission is a full-time support force of 42 AGR Soldiers, 1,227 Military Technicians, 105 Department of the Army Civilians plus 42 Troop Program Unit (TPU) Soldiers as well as Contractors assigned throughout the northwest region.

Additionally, the 88th coordinates Army Music support to the 19-state-region with the command and control of four U.S. Army Bands in seven locations.

The history and lineage of the 88th Division began a century ago in August of 1917.

The 88th Division was created following the passage of the Selective Service Act of 1917 and the registration of approximately 10 million men. National Army draftees from North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois, became the 88th Division at Camp Dodge, Iowa.

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• Real property management
• Maintenance readiness
• Music support
In The News
April 3, 2018 - “Sexual harassment, sexual assault and retaliation have no place in our Army,” Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Reinert, 88th Readiness Division commanding general, stated during the signing of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Pledge. “Stand with me in the effort to end sexual violence in our community, in our military and in our country,” Reinert said. “We must be participants in shaping a culture of trust. We must strive to make real change a reality, to make it more than just something we say and into something we do.”
March 29, 2018 - Soldiers voluntarily serve the nation. When that Soldier pays the ultimate price, it is volunteers who step in and help the family that is left behind. The Casualty Notification Officer and Casualty Assistance Officer are two separate but important duties provided to the families of deceased service members by Soldiers who volunteer for that honor.
March 27, 2018 - Dignity and respect are not simply the absence of discrimination and harassment. They are actions. That, when applied consciously and consistently, create a culture of civility within an organization.
March 25, 2018 - Providing critical information at the moment it’s needed can often be the difference between success and failure of a mission – regardless of the type of mission. For Soldiers and family members at the most recent 88th Readiness Division-hosted Yellow Ribbon, that mission was a successful re-integration and post-mobilization, during the March 23 to 25 event. The more than 300 Soldiers and family members in attendance learned about the changes to Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP) as well as from a slew of other agencies and organizations focused on assisting Soldiers and their families.
February 28, 2018 - Success is something the 88th Readiness Division has enjoyed four separate times in the Army Communities of Excellence (ACOE) competition since 2011. It earned the top prize for the U.S. Army Reserve in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. When an organization wins, it is not eligible to win the following year. However, the 88th RD continues to submit a competition pack each year in an effort to continuously improve its service to its customers: the Soldiers and families of the U.S. Army Reserve.

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