Strong Bonds program serves single Soldiers, too
Duro Akinmoladun, an instructor for the Strong Bonds program in Portland, Oregon, discusses communication  techniques during the first of three days of training for Soldiers at the 88th Readiness Division-sponsored event, June 22.
July 5, 2018 - Stigma, myth and mystique cloud the unknown. The single Soldier aspect of the Strong Bonds program is enmeshed in that cloud. For the 11 Soldiers who attended the 88th Readiness Division-sponsored Strong Bonds event in Portland, Oregon, June 22 to 24, they learned first-hand what the value in attending is.

Are you ready? 88th RD helps families prepare for deployment
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and family members receive information on tuition assistance through Go Army Ed during the 88th Readiness Division Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Pre-deployment event in Minneapolis, Minn., June 16.
July 5, 2018 - Are you ready? This is the question the 88th Readiness Division’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program helps to answer for deploying Soldiers and their families. The 88th RD hosted more than 700 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and family members for a pre-deployment Yellow Ribbon event in Minneapolis, Minn., June 15-17.

88th Readiness Division commander wears two hats
Maj. Gen. Patrick Reinert, Fort McCoy senior commander and 88th Readiness Division commanding general (right) and Col. David Pinter, Fort McCoy garrison commander (left) conduct an aerial tour of the extensive training capabilities provided by the Range Complex on Fort McCoy, Wis., May 23.

As a Total Force Training Center, Ft. McCoy's primary responsibility is to support the training and readiness of military personnel and units of all branches and components of America's armed forces.

The 88th RD facilitates training on Ft. McCoy through programs like Operation Platinum Support which allows Army Reserve Soldiers to gain proficiency in technical skills by providing real-world support skills while acting in direct support to the numerous exercises taking place on Ft. McCoy.
June 1, 2018 - Maj. Gen. Patrick Reinert, Fort McCoy senior commander and 88th Readiness Division commanding general, attended the Fort McCoy Garrison change of command on May 19.

Strategic planning meeting brings readiness division, geographic partners together
Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Reinert, commanding general for the 88th Readiness Division, speaks prior to the strategic planning meeting at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, May 23. The 88th RD hosts this meeting annually to update its annual plan and to ensure it is aligned with the U.S. Army Reserve Command mission and also to prepare for future challenges and needs.
May 25, 2018 - Senior leaders from the 88th Readiness Division, along with their counterparts from commands located within the unit’s 19-state area of operations, gathered at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, for a strategic planning meeting May 23.

Stories of Asian-American and Pacific Islander heritage shared at Fort McCoy
Maj. Eline D. Moeolo-Tuitele with the 88th Readiness Division speaks to Fort McCoy, Wis., community members during the Asian-American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance May 17, 2018, at McCoy’s Community Center. The theme for the 2018 observance is “Unite our vision by working together.” (U.S. Army Photo by Aimee Malone, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
May 23, 2018 - The contributions of Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other ethnic and cultural groups are essential to the United States’ heritage and success as a country, said Maj. Eline D. Moeolo-Tuitele at Fort McCoy’s Asian-American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance May 17 at McCoy’s Community Center.

Major General Patrick J. Reinert
Commanding General

Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rocca
88th RD Command Sergent Major

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