Today's Army Reserve covers more than 20 time zones across five continents. We are a battle-tested force facing a future with sophisticated adversaries. We must shift our focus and continue to adapt. We must be physically fit, mentally tough, and determined to defeat the enemy and dominate our foes. America's Army Reserve: the most capable, combat-ready, lethal federal reserve force in the history of the nation. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Calvin Reimold, Spc. Maria Casneiro and Sgt. 1st Class Jerimiah Richardson)
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81st RD re-ignites cadet recruiting program at UNG
At left, Capt. Caitlin Demarest Hirsch of Golden, Colorado, and on the right Capt. Rebecca Lawrence, of Tacoma, Washington, are the first Army Reserve recruiting liaison officers at the University of North Georgia in 10 years. The pair are navigating unconventional times and using unconventional methods to increase the Army Reserve cadet recruiting program on campus.
Aug. 12, 2020 - After a decade-long break, the Army Reserve is back at one of the top senior military universities piloting a program to recruit cadets along with the 75th Innovation Command in Houston, Texas. The 81st Readiness Division brought on two officers to the University of North Georgia – Signal officer Capt. Caitlin Demarest Hirsch of Golden, Colorado, and Military Intelligence officer Capt. Rebecca Lawrence, of Tacoma, Washington – to lead the new recruitment initiative.

81st Readiness Division's virtual farewell brings 'Family' together
81st Readiness Division Commanding General Brig. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones and his wife Cheryl walk out of a relinquishment of command ceremony held in Jones's honor July 30, 2020 at the division's headquarters building on Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Jones final official act was relinquishing command of the division to interim Commander Brig. Gen. Jospeh Ricciardi. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jessica Espinosa)
Aug. 4, 2020 - The U.S. Army Reserve's 81st Readiness Division bid farewell to Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones, during a socially distanced relinquishment of command ceremony July 30 at the Headquarters Building on Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

FAQs: COVID-19 impact to the U.S. Army Reserve
May 19, 2020 - These questions have been submitted by Soldiers to various U.S. Army Reserve social media websites. Here, Soldiers may find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

81st Readiness Division leverages technology to get troops out the door more efficiently
May 5, 2020 - Readiness doesn’t take a day off. Despite travel restrictions, military technicians with the 81st Readiness Division (RD) ensured Reserve Soldiers were ready to respond in a moment’s notice. Reserve Personnel Action Centers (RPACs) in Puerto Rico and Georgia processed several Soldiers through both virtual and face-to-face Level-1 Soldier Readiness Program (SRP) events in order to prepare them to deploy for COVID-19 operations.

81st Readiness Division couples to test relationship strengthening online tools
Chaplain (Maj.) Mark D. Williams, training and resource manager for the 81st Readiness Division, with his wife Sheri Leigh Williams, discusses the newly introduced online Strong Bonds course that will be going out to the field this month. They, like many Soldiers across the 81st RD, are on stay-home orders, working remotely, and have virtual battle assembly coming up — the perfect time to work on the communication and relationship-building course, according to the chaplain.
April 17, 2020 - The 81st Readiness Division is helping families through piloting an online Strong Bonds platform to support couples who may be staying home due to the novel coronavirus.

Yellow Ribbon event builds bridges for Soldiers and Families
Wife leans on her husband during the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Event hosted by the 81st Readiness Division, March 7, 2020 in Atlanta. This event is designed to facilitate overall readiness for Soldiers preparing to deploy and connect their families with vital resources throughout the deployment process. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Khylee Woodford)
March 24, 2020 - Deployment for a U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers presents unique challenges. These Soldiers confront the obstacle of filling the gaps they leave behind in their civilian obligations and at home.

Calling all Army Reserve noncommissioned officers: Warrant officer program offers challenges, technical skills
Students and visitors listen to a guest speaker at the South Carolina National Guard Regional Training Center Warrant Officer Candidate School, McCrady Training Center, Eastover, S.C., Feb. 8, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christina M. Dion)
Feb. 27, 2020 - Many people talk about the Army Corps of Noncommissioned Officers and the Commissioned Officer Corps, but there’s also a group of officers in between – the Warrant Officer Cohort.

81st Readiness Division hosts Effects Coordination Board to maximize collaboration, increase efficiencies among readiness divisions
81st Readiness Division Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones, hosts an Effects Coordination Board for senior U.S. Army Reserve leadership across the four readiness divisions nationwide at the 81st RD Headquarters, Feb. 7-8, 2020. Guests collaborated on four key lines of effort to meet readiness objectives: human resources, infrastructure, operations and logistics. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christina M. Dion)
Feb. 14, 2020 - The 81st Readiness Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones hosted an Effects Coordination Board for senior U.S. Army Reserve leadership across the four readiness divisions nationwide at the 81st RD Headquarters, Feb. 7-8, 2020.

Fit to fight: 81st Readiness Division first to receive ACFT fielding in Army Reserve
Army Combat Fitness Test equipment fielding arrives to the New Equipment Fielding Facility on Fort Jackson, S.C., allowing Army Reserve units within the 81st Readiness Division's footprint to start the training process to be ready for the new physical fitness test Feb. 4. Army Reserve units throughout the southeast region started accepting ACFT fielding equipment beginning Jan. 15.
Feb. 7, 2020 - Multiple locations across the 81st Readiness Division’s footprint received the initial fielding of the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) equipment beginning Jan. 15 and continuing throughout February.

Dorchester students visit Army Reserve maintenance facility
Nicholas Mahon, 17, a diesel mechanic student with the DCCTC, checks out  the latest software Soldiers are using for the automated turret.
Dec. 18, 2019 - The Army Reserve’s 81st Readiness Division out of Fort Jackson, South Carolina, hosted diesel mechanic students from the Dorchester County Career and Technology Center to showcase military vocations and opportunities at a maintenance facility at Joint Base Charleston on Dec. 11, 2019.
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