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Soldiers from “Phantom Battalion” train with their commanding general during battle assembly
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, left, commanding general of the 85th United States Army Reserve Support Command, prepares for driver’s training during the 2-360th Training Support Battalion’s weekend battle assembly training at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, Nov. 16, 2018. Belanger attended the battalion’s BA to participate in their training events, and to also show support for Soldiers and familiarize herself more with their concerns and successes.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
Nov. 19, 2018 - Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the 85th United States Army Reserve Support Command, visited with her Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 2-360th Training Support “Phantom Battalion” during a four-day battle assembly weekend training, November 15 -18, 2018.

U.S. Army and the nation's educators continue partnership for leadership symposium
U.S. Army Soldiers answer speak on the next generation of Soldiers and leaders, and discuss their personal Army stories to educators, principals and counselors during the 2018 U.S. Army Leadership Symposium held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, November 7-9, 2018. The symposium, hosted by Army Marketing & Research Group, was held with organizations that the U.S. Army formed partnerships with, beginning in 2013: The National Association of Secondary School Principals and the American School Counselor Association. The purpose of the symposium was to create a collaboration between the organizations, and gain insights and priorities of each organization. A goal of the symposium was to increase awareness of Army careers, training and education opportunities, with a focus on leadership, that educators may not be aware exist. Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the 85th United States Army Reserve Support Command, was amongst one of the Army senior leaders that participated in the event to provide insight and personal Army stories to educators and staff.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
Nov. 19, 2018 - “We share a common belief that we can build a future only with effective, well trained leaders to guide us there,” said Dr. Christine Handy, President of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. “The education community and education policy makers are finally coming around to see what the Armed Services have understood for generations, leadership matters.”

Local Chicago-land high school honors its veterans
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Kris. A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th Support Command, gives remarks during the Elk Grove High School Veterans Day ceremony, Nov. 9, 2018. Belanger was the keynote speaker for the event and attended with veterans from each of the service branches to include World War II veteran, Al Mampre, who served with the famed 101st Airborne Division’s Easy Company, 506th Infantry Regiment. Mampre’s unit story was featured on the mini-series “Band of Brothers”. Belanger also participated in a panel discussion with veterans sharing their stories and answering questions from the students about service. More than 2,000 students, faculty, veterans, and local community members attended the 5-hour event. 

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
Nov. 15, 2018 - Students, military veterans and distinguished guests filled the cafeteria at Elk Grove High School on Friday, November 9th, to share in a breakfast buffet, provided by culinary art students, before the start of a Veterans Day ceremony titled The “Nation” Honoring Heroes, Past and Present.

Chicago Army Reserve command partners with community resources to prevent suicides
Army Reserve’s suicide prevention program managers conduct break out session training with local community partners during the command’s Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshop, Sep. 27-28, 2018. The workshop certifies Soldiers and staff members in skills that help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. The command’s suicide prevention program manager, Carmella Navarro, along with other SPPMs across the country, coordinated the workshop for local community partners that can support people who struggle with suicidal ideations, to include Army Reserve Soldiers living within those communities. Community partners consisted of counselors, first responders, therapists and local citizens. According to Navarro, the resources that are available to an active component Soldier, on their installation, are not necessarily the same for a reserve component Soldier because of the broad and sometimes remote locations that Army Reserve Soldiers are located across the country. 

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
Oct. 16, 2018 - “Due to the nature of the Army Reserve’s mission (and location), our Soldiers rely heavily on community resources,” said Tifini Steif, Victim Advocate, 85th Support Command Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention team. “With Soldiers spread throughout cities and states, it often ‘takes a village’ to help our Soldiers.”

Career Soldier rejuvenates his career and life
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, left, commanding general of the 85th Support Command pauses for a photo with Staff Sgt. Joel Rogers, assigned to the 2-346th Training Support Battalion, 85th Support Command, at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, July 22, 2018. Rogers received a coin of excellence for his achievements in overcoming a life-impacting event, and taking charge of his life.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by 1st Lt. Gerald Charleston)
Sept. 7, 2018 - “My (military) career was over in April of 2016, said Staff Sgt. Joel Rogers, assigned to the 2-346th Training Support Battalion, 85th Support Command. “I put in a retirement packet and then I started feeling my energy come back.”
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