Chief Warrant Officers from across the 88th Readiness Division's area of responsibility talk about the importance of the Warrant Officer Corps, what it means to be a Warrant Officer and put out an open call to all who want to be the technical experts of their field. (U.S. Army Reserve video filmed by SFC John Freese, edited by Zach Mott)
Army Reserve firefighters from the 467th Engineer Company (Firefighter Headquarters) conducted training at the Fort McCoy, Wis., Fire Department's Station #2, July 16, 2021.
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 469th Engineer Company refresh their urban breaching techniques on the demolition range at Fort McCoy, Wis. Many of these Soldiers have not trained on breaching in nearly two years due to COVID-19.
Firefighters from the Illinois Fire Service Institute came to Fort McCoy to train U.S. Army Reserve firefighters and to certify them on their equipment.
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 402nd Engineer Company, Sapper Unit, trained on the Selectable Lightweight Attack Munition (SLAM) and the Blasting Demolition Kit (BDK). They learned different configurations on how to set these up as well as the effects these tools have on armor and track vehicles.
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 652nd Engineer Company train on building rafts to move vehicles from one side of a body of water to the other.
Army Reserve Soldier receives honor during Chicago WNBA game
Alex Teodosi, left, Vice President of Sponsorship, Chicago Sky, presents a plaque to U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Jodi Wernikoff, headquarters and headquarters company commander of the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command during the WNBA’s Chicago Sky’s home game versus the New York Liberty, May 12, 2022. Wernikoff attended the game as part of a military recognition honoring her for her 13 years of service, to include a deployment to Afghanistan.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
May 12, 2022 - “It is easy to overlook the opportunities that my career has afforded me, so it is always a kind reminder when people recognize and appreciate all that we do and sacrifice as service members in the Armed Forces,” said U.S...

Students study JLTV electrical systems
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Patrick McCoy, assigned to the 282nd Engineer Company, 416th Engineer Command based in Fort Carson, Colo., and a military technician based at the Equipment Concentration Site-42, prepares to use a digital multimeter to check continuity of a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle connector while Staff Sgt. Allan Zink, assigned to the Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade based in Fort Carson, and a military technician based at the Equipment Concentration Site-42, Fort Carson, looks on a laptop to tell him what pin will be tested in the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Phase One course at the 88th Readiness Division Fort McCoy, Wis., Draw Yard March 1, 2022.  (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).
May 10, 2022 - Troubleshooting was the name of the game for the students in the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Phase One course which dealt with the vehicle’s electrical systems at the 88th Readiness Division-operated Draw Yard here May 2-5,...

88th Readiness Division hosts open house at Roeder Circle
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Daniela Galvan, assigned to the 13th Psychological Operations Battalion, Arden Hills, Minn., and retired Maj. Gen. Paul Rehkamp, former commander of the 88th Army Reserve Command, cut the ceremonial cake with a saber during the 88th Readiness Division's celebration of the 114th Army Reserve Birthday and Open House at Fort Snelling, Minn., April 29, 2022. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).
May 5, 2022 - The 88th Readiness Division celebrated the Army Reserve’s 114th birthday combined with an open house at the division headquarters here April 29, 2022.Roeder Circle named in honor of the 88th Infantry Division’s Capt. Robert...

Minuteman Scholarship helps students pay for college
Cadet Tyler Mertes, second from right, enjoys time with friends at an event. The Marquette University senior is using the Minuteman Scholarship to obtain a mechanical engineering degree. (Courtesy photo)
May 5, 2022 - With the cost of a four-year degree at a university or college continually rising, now might be a good time to consider applying for a Minuteman Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty scholarship. Five different scholarships of...

Safety specialists ensure facilities, occupants remain ready
Brian Russell, center, safety and occupational health specialist, 88th Readiness Division, talks with Calvin Troutman, an additional duty safety officer with the Area Mainteance Support Activity 35, while conducting a safety inspection of the facility in Elkhorn, Neb., April 20, 2022. Russell, and other members of the 88th RD Safety Office are charged with inspecting facilities located across the 19-state region.
April 28, 2022 - A studying eye glances around the room, taking account of each tile and every cord, looking for anything that might cause harm to the occupants or the facility itself.The role of a safety and occupational health specialist...

88th RD hosts Yellow Ribbon event to prepare deploying Soldiers and their Families
Soldiers and Family members meet with community partners while attending the 88th Readiness Division’s Yellow Ribbon event in Bloomington, Minn., April 23, 2022. The Yellow Ribbon event helps deploying Soldiers and their Families remain resilient and provides information on available support options.  (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Andrew McNeil, 364th TPASE)
April 28, 2022 - When Soldiers deploy, they must prepare. They conduct health assessments, deployment specific training, briefs, equipment inventories, as well as other various training unique to the unit’s mission and area of operation. But...

88th RD civilian earns Civilian Safety Officer of Year honors
Brian Russell, left, safety and occupational health specialist, 88th Readiness Division, talks with Calvin Troutman, an additional duty safety officer with the Area Mainteance Support Activity 35, while conducting a safety inspection of the facility in Elkhorn, Neb., April 20, 2022. Russell was named the U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Forces Command's recipient for the GS 07-12 Army Individual Award for Excellence in Safety.
April 28, 2022 - Earning awards is not what motivates Brian Russell to do his job. As a safety and occupational health specialist with the 88th Readiness Division, he enjoys doing his job and ensuring the safety and wellness of the Soldiers,...

88th Readiness Division energy program contributes to unit readiness
Twenty solar arrays, including this one at the Milwaukee Army Reserve Center, help lower energy costs and promote a lower carbon footprint. (Courtesy photo)
April 28, 2022 - It may not be evident, but the 88th Readiness Division’s energy program contributes to unit readiness. The Energy Office within the Engineer Department, Directorate of Public Works here does this through numerous projects. In...

Maj. Gen. Darrell J. Guthrie
Commanding General, 88th Readiness Division
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Command Sergeant Major Gregory Betty
Command Sergeant Major, 88th Readiness Division
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