The German-American Volksfest is a celebration of partnership between the U.S. military and the host German nation, which hosts live entertainment, carnival rides, and food concessions. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Spc. Cameron Hershberger)
The 63rd Readiness Division holds their Change of Command ceremony on Aug. 5, 2023 on Shenandoah Plaza Parade Grounds in the NASA Research Park in Moffett Field, California. Maj. Gen. Miles Davis as the outgoing commander and Maj. Gen. Tracy Smith as the incoming commander conduct the ceremony flawlessly. Not only was this ceremony something not often seen in Mountain View, Calif., but the event marks a historical moment in time for the readiness division for the incoming general is the first female commanding general of the readiness division in its history.
B-Roll of the 63rd RD Change of Responsibility ceremony Aug. 5, 2023 on Shenandoah Plaza Parade Grounds in the NASA Research Park in Moffett Field, California
Public Affairs troops of the 206th BOD go to the range in Seagoville, TX to sharpen their Soldier skills.
Fort Hunter Liggett cultivates quality of life through community connection
The Fort Hunter Liggett Women of the Chapel orchestrated a delightful 'Women's Garden Party' September 29, 2023. Nestled behind the Garrison's Lightfighter Chapel, the event provided the ladies of the FHL community with a well-deserved opportunity to unwind and connect. Amidst lush greenery, attendees indulged in a delightful spread of charcuterie, fostering new friendships, and strengthening bonds within their tight-knit community. 

(Official U.S. Army Reserve photo by Augusta Vargas)
April 12, 2024 - The Fort Hunter Liggett (FHL) Religious Support Office (RSO) is a beacon of hope for Soldiers, civilians, and their families in the remote Central California installation...

Deputy chief of Army Reserve's inspiring visit: Fort Hunter Liggett capabilities brief and student encouragement
The Deputy Chief of the Army Reserve, Maj. Gen. Gregory Mosser, visits soldiers at Fort Hunter Liggett commending them for their hard work and dedication in their Army Reserve careers.
Oct. 18, 2023 - The U.S. Army Reserve Deputy Chief (DCAR), Maj. Gen. Gregory Mosser visited Fort Hunter Liggett on Sunday, October 15, 2023, for a comprehensive capabilities brief and an installation overview...

63rd RD hosts change of command and retirement for outgoing commander
Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Tracy Smith, incoming commander, 63rd Readiness Division, hands the unit colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Bethurem, the incoming command sergeant major for the 63rd RD at Shenandoah Plaza Parade Grounds in the NASA Research Park in Moffett Field, Mountain View, Calif., Aug. 5, 2023. The passing of the unit colors here, represents the trust in the new command in her senior enlisted advisor to lead the Soldiers of the 63 RD. Smith is taking command following the retirement of Maj. Gen. Miles Davis, the former commander of the 63rd RD. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Ian Valley, 345th Public Affairs Detachment)
Aug. 7, 2023 - U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Miles Davis relinquished duties as the commanding general of the 63rd Readiness Division to Maj. Gen. Tracy Smith during a change of command ceremony held at Shenandoah Plaza Parade Grounds in the NASA...

Army Reserve Leans Forward With 10 Emerging Technology Projects to Support Army of 2030
A Pacific Northwest National Laboratory staff member checks an ultrasonic flow meter at B.T. Collins Army Reserve Center in Sacramento, CA. The site is home to a phase change material pilot and an HVAC testbed for controls systems diagnostic tools.
Aug. 7, 2023 - The Army Reserve, now more than ever, continues to strengthen their sustainable strategic path while modernizing for the future. To support the Army of 2030, the Army Reserve is facilitating and supporting the adoption of...

Parks Reserve Forces Training Area Focuses on Resilient Energy
Parks Reserve Forces Training Area leadership and personnel, staff from Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate, and technical partners cut a ribbon to commemorate the installation of seven electric vehicle dual port charging stations on the installation.
July 31, 2023 - Exciting energy-focused initiatives continue at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area (PRFTA) in Dublin, CA. On 14 July, the installation held an official ribbon cutting ceremony for two Level 3 and five Level 2 new electric...

Army Reserve Leads Way: Electric Vehicle Pilot Program with The Defense Innovation Unit
Seniors leaders from across the Army Reserve get hands-on with government and personal electric vehicles at the recent 2023 Senior Commander / Garrison Commander Conference at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area. Conference attendees were able to test drive electric vehicles and learn about the vehicle chargers slated for installation in the summer of 2023. Army Reserve photo taken by Mr. James O’Donnell, Parks Reserve Forces Training Area Public Affairs.
July 7, 2023 - The Army Reserve continues to implement clean energy solutions to increase sustainability, enhance mission readiness, and maintain the pace with the evolving ground transportation landscape. The Army Reserve is on-track to be...

63rd Readiness Division celebrates its 80th birthday
Soldiers assigned to the 63rd Readiness Division pose for a photo with distinguished guests for the unit’s 80th birthday celebration and Open House at the Sgt. James T. Witkowski Armed Forces Reserve Center in Mountain View, Calif., on June 9, 2023. The 63rd RD was activated under Maj. Gen. Louis Hibbs during WWII as the 63rd Infantry Division on June 15, 1943, due to the Army’s urgent need for combat power. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Robert McIntosh)
June 15, 2023 - The 63rd Readiness Division at the Sgt. James T. Witkowski Armed Forces Reserve Center in Mountain View, California, celebrated its 80th birthday June 9, 2023. Founded during World War II on June 15, 1943, the 63rd RD will...

Always ready: Soldiers participate in Combat Lifesavers Class
Army Reserve Soldiers, Sgt. Alec B. Pagtakhan and Spc. Gerardo J. Reyes receive special recognition from Maj. Gen. Miles A. Davis, Commanding General, 63rd Readiness Division for the extraordinary performance as first-time Combat Lifesaver course instructors at the 63rd RD in Mountain View, California, 24 Feb 2023.  The US Army Combat Lifesaver Course is an official medical training course taught to soldiers so they can provide intermediate trauma medical care to the wounded until they can receive advanced medical care or be evacuated to a medical facility.

U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Rigo Cisneros
March 20, 2023 - As the U.S. military’s role changes and adapts so must its servicemen and woman. Some of that change comes from shifting missions, new equipment, new Soldiers, but whatever the source, it means more training. One of the goals...

'Age is just a number': 63rd RD colonel endures as duathlon athlete
Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick McKie, senior enlisted leader, 63rd Readiness Division, left, Army Reserve Col. Jerry A. Brown, Congressional legislative liaison officer, 63rd RD, center, meet with local area leaders, including Air Force Col. Jeffrey Waldman, former wing commander, 129th Rescue Wing, California Air National Guard, while attending the new Google Bay View Campus grand opening ceremony in Mountain View, California, May 20, 2022. The event included a ribbon-cutting and a tour of one of the new buildings.
Dec. 27, 2022 - Army Reserve Col. Jerry A. Brown, the Congressional legislative liaison officer for the 63rd Readiness Division has been turning back the clock for many years by racing and winning as an elite competitive duathlon athlete at...

People First as Fort Hunter Liggett Repaired Water Main Break
1st Sgt. Andy Neal (left) and Maj. Christopher Layton (right) help deliver water buffalos for the Fort Hunter Liggett community during water main repairs in August 2022.
Oct. 19, 2022 - People first is a top priority of the Army Reserve. In the face of an installation-wide water emergency, the leadership and personnel at Fort Hunter Liggett, California kept the care and safety of their community at the...
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