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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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.

Weathering the storm: 81st RD makes major progress in Puerto Rico
Major Gen. Kenneth Jones inspects a bathroom at one of the 81st’s facilities in Puerto Nuevo, which received substantial repairs after Hurricane Maria.
Nov. 14, 2019 - The 81st Readiness Division Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Kenneth Jones, and Command Sgt. Maj. Levi Maynard visited Puerto Rico to check on recovery progress made since Hurricane Maria hit in 2017. The hurricane caused island-wide devastation, including to the U.S. Army Reserve’s 12 sites outside Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

Soldiers and Families learn about resources to help them face unique challenges of serving in the U.S. Army Reserve at Yellow Ribbon
Chief of the U.S. Army Reserve and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, welcomed mobilizing or recently deployed U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and their Families at an 81st Readiness Division Yellow Ribbon program event, June 14-16, 2019 near Orlando, Fla. Hosted by the 81st Readiness Division, the Yellow Ribbon Program provides Soldiers and Families classes, workshops, panels and presentations that highlight the numerous organizations and programs provided to support Soldiers and their Families throughout the deployment process and return to civilian life.  (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Daniel Brown)
June 19, 2019 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and their Families face unique challenges that separate them from their active duty counterparts, cause stress for civilian employment and strain families, and Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Chief of the U.S. Army Reserve and the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command is charged with maintaining a sustainable combat-ready force.
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