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Army Reserve Soldiers reach out through Chicagoland communities to share the story of veterans
Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, speaks to an audience of veterans, community leaders and local citizens at Soldier Field during the City of Chicago’s Veteran’s Day commemoration, November 11, 2019. Nearly a dozen media outlets covered the Veteran’s Day event with attendees including Illinois Governor J.B Pritzker; the City of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot; and Belanger, keynote speaker for the event, who spoke on the importance of honoring military veterans, past and present, and together participated in a wreath-laying ceremony there.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
Nov. 14, 2019 - Amid record-breaking snowfall and cold temperatures, leaders from the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command set out to honor and tell the story of Veterans, past and present, by participating in Veterans’ Day observances across the Chicagoland area, November 11, 2019.

EST, Postal Match Enforces Retention, Training
Soldiers from the 3-335th Training Support Battalion (85th Reserve Support Command)
Nov. 6, 2019 - Army Regulation directs all Soldiers to benefit from formal marksmanship events. Soldiers of the 3-335th Training Support Battalion "Blackhawks" (85th Reserve Support Command) used this training tool to enhance retention and boost training.

Army Reserve officer’s passion for Jiu-Jitsu keeps him ready to serve
Lt. Col. Pete Caragher, Deputy G-3, 85th U.S. Army Support Command, pauses for a photo with his first place belt in the expert category from the 2012 New England Championships in Springfield, Massachusetts. Caragher, is an award-winning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor. Originally from Schiller Park, Illinois, Caragher became interested in Jiu-Jitsu during his second tour as an Active Guard/Reserve officer based in California. He practices Jiu-Jitsu three or four times a week and currently holds a brown belt in the sport. His sports background includes participation in wrestling, hockey, football, cross training and the triathlon. Caragher joined the Army in 1985 and graduated from the Reserve Officer Training Corp at Northern Illinois University. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his service on a combat tour in Iraq from May 2006 until August 2007.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Michael Ariola)
Oct. 24, 2019 - Lt. Col. Peter Caragher, Deputy G-3, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, is a devoted practitioner of the ‘gentle art’ of Brazilian Jujitsu. And he is good at it too. He currently holds a brown belt with sights on receiving his black belt.

Chicago’s 2019 Columbus Day Parade honors U.S. Army Reserve general officer
Chicago’s 67th Annual Columbus Day Parade honors Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Support Command and parade honorary Grand Marshall, and Capt. Michael J. Ariola, Public Affairs Officer, 85th USARSC, both of Italian-American heritage, during Sunday’s parade in downtown Chicago, October 14, 2019. The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans sponsored the parade that showcased nearly 110 marching units and floats from various community and ethnic organizations. “Food and Culture” was the theme of this year’s parade. One of the newest attractions of this year’s parade was the Bersaglieri marching band, a military marching band, which traveled from Sicily to participate in this year’s parade. 

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
Oct. 16, 2019 - Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, participated in the Chicago’s 67th Annual Columbus Day Parade, as the Honorary Parade Grand Marshall, October 14, 2019.

First Army Commander visits Gold Star Mothers at Chicagoland luncheon
Lt. Gen. Thomas S. James Jr., Commanding General, First U.S. Army, hugs a Gold Star Mother after she received a yellow rose during the Gold Star Mother’s Day luncheon, September 29, 2019, at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois. The United States first began observing Gold Star Mother’s Day on the last Sunday of September in 1936. James, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, and a dozen dignitaries attended the Gold Star Mother’s Day luncheon. The luncheon honored the sacrifice of Gold Star Mothers and Families who have lost a loved one while serving in the U.S. military. An estimated 150 Gold Star Mothers and supporters attended the luncheon. Pritzker officially proclaimed September 29, 2019 as Gold Star Mother’s Day in Illinois. Members of the Illinois Patriot Guard lined the walkway to the entrance of the LeJardin Room where the event was held.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
Oct. 1, 2019 - U.S. Army Spc. Jesse Tilton served as a medic with the 82nd Airborne Division in Kandahar City, Afghanistan. On July 13, 2010, around 10 p.m., six Taliban suicide bombers attacked their base near the gate where they lived.
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