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Army Reserve Soldiers conduct a diagnostic ACFT ahead of roll out
Staff Sgt. Alyssa N. Fowler, center, Human Resources Non-commissioned Officer, 84th Training Division, pulls a 90-pound sled during the Sprint-Drag-Carry portion of the Army Combat Fitness Test. The 85th USARSC conducted a diagnostic ACFT at its headquarters in Arlington Heights, Illinois July 10-11, 2021. The U.S. Army expects to fully implement the ACFT in 2022, replacing the 40-year old Army Physical Fitness Test.   
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by SSG Erika F. Whitaker)
July 15, 2021 - Soldiers assigned to the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command and 84th Training Division conducted a diagnostic Army Combat Fitness Test during their battle assembly weekend training, in Arlington Heights, Illinois, July...

U.S. Army swears in future Soldiers during Independence Day NASCAR Cup Series
Brig. Gen. Ernest Litynski, center front, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, pauses for a photo with Soldiers from the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion-Milwaukee and Appleton Recruiting Company during the Fourth of July NASCAR Cup Series race at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, July 4, 2021. The U.S. Army recruiting battalion, along with the Appleton Recruiting Company brought recruiters and displays from across their area to meet with citizens, allow them to experience Army technology and evaluate opportunities in military service. Litynski attended the race as the Army’s senior leader and swore in 20 future Soldiers at the pre-race ceremonies.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
July 6, 2021 - The U.S. Army joined thousands of race fans at the NASCAR Cup Series, July 4, 2021, at Road America, in Elkhart, Lake, Wisconsin, to celebrate Independence Day as citizens began to venture back to outdoor activities...

Flag Day rises beyond coronavirus, bringing local community together
Lt. Col. Keith A. Cowan, 3rd Battalion, 335 Infantry Regiment, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, delivers remarks during the Village of Buffalo Grove Flag Day commemoration, June 14, 2021. 
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Erika Whitaker)
June 16, 2021 - More than a year after the Coronavirus affected the world, one Illinois village has risen from the despair. The Village of Buffalo Grove celebrated Flag Day, on June 14th, at Veterans Park. Flag Day can be traced back to The...

Chicagoland baseball team honors service during Frontier League baseball
The 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command color guard team presents the Nation’s Colors during the Schaumburg Boomers’ Memorial Day home game, May 31, 2021, against the Gateway Grizzlies. Soldiers from the 85th USARSC additionally participated in pre-game activities throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. 
(U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
June 5, 2021 - U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Scott D. Hager, along with the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command color guard team, participated in pre-game activities before the start of a Memorial Day Frontier League baseball game between the...

Sergeant Major of the Army meets with Chicago community leaders during Memorial Day weekend
Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Michael A. Grinston, delivers remarks, as the keynote speaker during the City of Chicago’s Memorial Day commemoration, May 29, 2021.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Michael J Ariola)
June 4, 2021 - “Memorial Day is a day of national, solemn reverence; a day for us to honor the military men and women who gave their lives in defense of our nation, its values, our freedoms and our liberties,” said Sgt. Maj. of the Army...
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Brigadier General Ernest Litynski
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