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Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey calls on U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers to "know what right looks like" hold themselves and each other accountable, and focus on the fundamentals of Fieldcraft.
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LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
Army announces Expert Soldier Badge
Army senior leaders announced the implementation of the Expert Soldier Badge, June 14. Similar to the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Expert Field Medical Badge, the ESB will allow commanders the opportunity to recognize Soldiers outside the Infantry, Special Forces and medical communities who have met a high standard of performance in physical fitness and warfighting tasks. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army graphic)
June 17, 2019 - In conjunction with the U.S. Army's 244th Birthday, the Army announced a new proficiency badge today, called the Expert Soldier Badge. The ESB is designed to improve lethality, recognize excellence in Solder combat skills and increase individual, unit and overall Army readiness. The ESB is the equivalent of the Expert Infantry Badge and Expert Field Medical Badge but for all other military occupational specialties in the Army. Commanders will soon be able to use the badge to recognize Soldiers who attain excellence in physical fitness and marksmanship and a high standard of expertise in land navigation and performing warfighting tasks. 

Chicago area woman honors her husband’s World War II service, 40 years after his death
The family of Aida Bonsonto pauses for a photo with Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command and a wedding dress made from a World War II parachute that her husband sent home. Belanger was asked to pick up the dress and deliver it to the 82nd Airborne Division War Museum at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
June 14, 2019 - In 1937 a young Chicago woman named Aida Garaffa lived across the street from a young man named Gerald “Jerry” Bonsonto.

Army Reserve Soldier receives honor as Chicago White Sox ’Hero of the Game’
Master Sgt. Shandrel Daniels receives an honor during the Chicago White Sox vs Washington Nationals game at Guaranteed Rate Field, June 11, 2019. Daniels attended the game to be honored during the ‘Hero of the Game’ recognition there. Daniels, who has served for 31 years with two deployments, was honored in front of a crowd of 17,000.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
June 13, 2019 - The Chicago White Sox honored Master Sgt. Shandrel Daniels, Assistant Inspector General, 85th U.S. Army Support Command, as the ‘Hero of the Game’ during their home game, June 11, 2019, playing the Washington Nationals at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Army Reserve leaders remember fallen heroes during the Memorial Day weekend throughout Chicago
A Gold Star Family takes a moment in front of the Gold Star Family float following the City of Chicago Memorial Day parade, Mar. 25, 2019.
Soldiers assigned to the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command participated in parades and ceremonies, honoring fallen heroes, during Memorial Day weekend May 25-27, 2019. Brig. Gen. Kris Belanger, Commanding General, 85th USARSC and Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Theodore Dewitt, Command Sergeant Major, 85th USARSC, participated in a Gold Star Family Breakfast Saturday morning in Chicago to honor the sacrifice of fallen military heroes and then walked to Daley Plaza to participate in a wreath laying ceremony. Maj. Gen. Marion Garcia, Commanding General, 200th Military Police Command, spoke at the ceremony about a Soldier she had served with who died on active duty. Following the ceremony, military leaders walked to Lake and State Street for the Chicago Memorial Day parade and observed the parade from the reviewing stand. On Sunday, Belanger led ten new Army recruits in the oath of enlistment and delivered a speech at the Memorial Day observance in Norridge, Illinois. Later that day, Belanger and Dewitt finished the Memorial Day weekend by participating in the Arlington Heights Centennial Memorial Day parade. In North suburban Highland Park, Col. Daniel Jaquint, 85th USARSC, gave remarks at a Memorial Day service.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L Taylor)
May 31, 2019 - U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Kris Belanger, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, and Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Theodore Dewitt, Command Sergeant Major, 85th USARSC, attended Memorial Day ceremonies in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs to honor the service of fallen military heroes, May 25-27, 2019. Rain was in the forecast all weekend but held off until the final ceremony concluded Monday afternoon.

Observe, Coach, Train
A Canadian Light Armored Vehicle moves into position while in a training exercise during Exercise Maple Resolve 19-01 on 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Det Wainwright, Alberta, Canada, Friday May 17, 2019. Maple Resolve is an annual brigade-level validation exercise for the Canadian Army's High Readiness Brigade and is designed to foster partnership among allied forces. (Photo by U.S Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Christopher Osburn)
May 20, 2019 - “They are about to begin,” muttered a figure atop a six-story building. Sgt. Zachary Wilks, a combat engineer with the 2/363rd Training Support Battalion from Mesa, Arizona was about to perform an aspect of his job, simulating casualties with Weapons Effects Simulations (WES) gear within a mock-up city, in support of Maple Resolve 19-01.
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