88th Readiness Division: Fort Snelling, Minnesota | Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
The 88th Readiness Division Historian Ward Zischke talks about Vietnam Veterans Day which is celebrated on March 29. You may not think about the Army Reserve in connection with the Vietnam War. However, three Army Reserve units were mobilized to support the Vietnam War by the 88th Army Reserve Command, Minneapolis. (Army video by Cheryl Phillips)
A promotional video highlighting the goods and services provided by the 88th Readiness Division.
Army Reserve Soldier/musicians from the 88th Readiness Division highlight the value and benefit of being a member of an Army Reserve Band. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Zach Mott, 88th Readiness Division)
Military Technicians Play a Vital Role in the day-to-day operations of the 88th Readiness Division.
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)
Soldiers from across the Army Reserve used Fort McCoy, Wis., as training grounds for the upcoming Expert Field Medical Badge testing during November 2022. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Zach Mott)
Retired Army Reserve Ambassador receives honorary recognition
ARA (retired) Mary Miller receives the Order of the 88th medal from Maj. Gen. Baker, in recognition of her service to the 88th Readiness Division and U.S. Army Reserve.
May 25, 2023 - Retired Army Reserve Ambassador Mary Miller received the "Order of the 88th" from Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker, commanding general of the 88th Readiness Division...

PHOTOS: 88th Readiness Division commander featured speaker at Milwaukee ESGR breakfast
Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 88th Readiness Division, speaks at the Wisconsin Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Breakfast with Leaders on May 15 at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center in Milwaukee. He thanked employers for their continued support of their service member Guard and Reserve employees and encouraged them to continue to promote ESGR to other business leaders.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense office that develops and promotes supportive work environments for Service members in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. It also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between the Service members and their employers.

Maj. Gen. Baker was joined by Army Reserve Ambassador Paul Hettich from Illinois.
May 24, 2023 - Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 88th Readiness Division, was the featured guest speaker at the Wisconsin Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Breakfast with Leaders on May 15 at the...

2023 Army Reserve Mission Resilience and Sustainability Training
Mr. Paul G. Wirt (Chief, Sustainment and Resiliency Division, Army
Reserve Installation Management Directorate), Mr. Stephen K. Sullivan (Chief Financial Officer and Director for Resources, Installations, and Materiel, Office of the Chief Army Reserve), Mr. Paul W. Farnan (Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment)), and Col. Martin J. Naranjo (Director, Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate) at the Closing Plenary of the 2023 Army Reserve Mission
Resilience and Sustainability Training.
May 18, 2023 - More than 200 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, civilian employees, and contractors gathered at Fort Snelling, Minn. from May 9-11 to discuss and improve the Army Reserve’s resilience and sustainability. Directorate of Public Works...

Always inspection ready: 88th Readiness Division Soldier recognized at Department of the Army level Inspector General competition
Master Sgt. Franklin Mallol stands in front of the National Capitol in Washington, D.C. Taken during his trip to the Nation’s Capitol to represent the 88th Readiness Division at the Department of the Army’s Inspector General competition. (Army Reserve Photo courtesy of Master Sgt. Franklin Mallol)
May 17, 2023 - The Army Reserve recently awarded the best of the best in the Inspector General corps, and this year’s winner is Master Sgt. Franklin Mallol from the 88th Readiness Division...

Mechanic, bartender and 40 years of service
U.S. Army Reserve CW3 Wendy Hoven observes Soldiers as they run diagnostics on a trailer at Fort McCoy, Wis. On May 3, 2023.
May 11, 2023 - Many things have changed in the world since 1985. The Berlin Wall was still standing and the space shuttle Challenger disaster was still a few months away. In the Army, you could still smoke at your desk and women were...

88th Mission Command Support Group celebrates two careers, a family’s retirement
Col. Stacy Goodman, Commander of the 88th Mission Command Support Group, presents 1st Sgt. Eric Jerauld with a retirement certificate from the Chief of the Army Reserve. Command Sgt. Maj. Sara Buhr simultaneously presents one to Sgt. 1st Class Brandy Jerauld.
April 28, 2023 - First Sgt. Eric Jerauld and Sgt. 1st Class Brandy Jerauld both celebrated their retirement from the U.S. Army Reserve on April 19, 2023, at the headquarters of 88th Mission Command Support Group, 88th Readiness Division, on...

Army Reserve Soldier receives Purple Heart for injuries received in Iraq
U.S. Army Reserve Master Sgt. Daniel Chafin, Mobilization Demobilization Operations Center Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, 2-360th Training Support Battalion, is pinned with a Purple Heart by his wife Rachel, April 05, 2023, at First Army Division West headquarters on Fort Hood, Texas. Chafin received the award for injuries he got during a deployment to Iraq in 2011. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Erika Whitaker)
April 10, 2023 - Thursday, October 6, 2011, left an indelible memory with Army Reserve Master Sgt. Daniel Chafin, an 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command Soldier currently mobilized to Fort Hood, Texas...

Fort McCoy hosts Physical Security Training Workshop
April 3, 2023 - U.S. Army Reserve Centers just became more safe and more secure. Several Soldiers and civilians learned about a myriad of security measures at a U.S. Army Reserve Command Physical Security Training Workshop hosted by the 88th...

Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker
Commanding General, 88th Readiness Division

Command Sergeant Major Gregory Betty
Command Sergeant Major, 88th Readiness Division

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