U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 256th Combat Field Hospital came to Fort McCoy to learn how to build a field hospital from the ground up.
Maj. Gen. Darrell J. Guthrie, commanding general of the 88th Readiness Division, gives his thoughts on dealing with extremism in the military.
The Cold Weather Operations Course allows students from all branches of the US Military to undergo two weeks of intense cold weather immersion training. Students are instructed in various cold weather operations and survival methods to include team work, skiing, camping for extended period out doors in winter conditions, starting fires, building shelters, preventing hypothermia, sno shoe and cross country ski navigation, and responding to emergency situations such as falling through ice. The course ending in January of 2021 hosted students from the US Navy, Marines, and Army ROTC.
The 388th Chemical Company, Junction City, Wis., trained with a simulator called Virtual Battle Space 3 at Fort McCoy, Wis., on Feb. 20-21, 2021. This system helps gunnery crews improve their coordination and communication in various scenarios.
A public service announcement about the benefits and availability of the Military Technician program across the 88th Readiness Division's 19-state region.
The 88th Readiness Division conducted a change of responsibility ceremony between Sgt. Maj. Rich Perez and Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory O. Betty at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, January 14. The ceremony marked Betty's new role as the senior enlisted advisor for the 88th RD.
Area environmental protection specialists at heart of 88th RD compliance mission
Army Reserve Sgt. Jacob Pulliam, left, operations noncommissioned for 428th Military Police Company, and Andrea Pawlik, area environmental protection specialist, 88th Readiness Division, inspect a storage container for environmental compliance during a visit to the Maple Lane Army Reserve Center in South Bend, Indiana, Feb. 25, 2021. Environmental protection specialists are responsible for ensuring federal, state and local guidelines are followed at Army Reserve facilities.
April 16, 2021 - With a mission that spans more than 250 facilities and 12 training areas across 19 states, the 88th Readiness Division’s Environmental Division’s environmental responsibility is large and robust...

One Year Later: Military Historians Continue to Document Army’s COVID Response
Army Reserve Capt. Melissa Powers, officer in charge, 90th Military History Detachment, conducts an historical interview while at Navajo Nation in Gallup, N.M., Feb. 18, 2021. Interviews such as this allow Powers and the 90th MHD team to provide a complete historical picture to the U.S. Army's COVID-19 response. Since being mobilize in April 2020, the 90th MHD has conducted more than 100 historical record interviews.
April 7, 2021 - Documenting the U.S. Army’s response to the COVID-19 global pandemic has been the mission of military historians from the 88th Readiness Division for the past year, and is scheduled to continue through the end of 2021. The...

Busy training year planned for Fort McCoy’s MSTC, RTS-Medical
An Army paramedic tends to a simulated patient Jan. 11, 2021, during paramedic training at the Fort McCoy, Wis., Medical Simulation Training Center. The center is managed by the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (U.S. Army Photo by Greg Mason, Fort McCoy Multimedia-Visual Information Office)
March 15, 2021 - Fort McCoy’s medical training facilities have a busy training season ahead teaching the Soldiers who help their teammates recover from illness or injury.Fort McCoy has two medical training facilities: the Medical Simulation...

Ohio Secretary of State joins the Army Reserve
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose takes the Oath of Enlistment at the Columbus Military Entrance Processing Station in Columbus, Ohio on March 1, 2021. LaRose joins the Army Reserve roughly 12 years after having left the Army to pursue an education, a family and career, but he always missed it. “Being a Soldier is part of who I am. It’s a part of me at my core.”
March 2, 2021 - It is not uncommon for a Soldier to join the Army, do some time, get out to pursue other ventures and come back in. What is unusual is when that Soldier comes back after 12 years, college and a family, having risen to the...

Army Reserve Soldier takes on Best Warrior Challenge
Spc. Karrimi Mihalek of the 88th Readiness Division's 220th Public Affairs Detachment participates in the 99th Readiness Division's FY21 Best Warrior Competition Train-Up event Feb. 22-26 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The event will prepare Soldiers for the upcoming Combined Readiness Division BWC by improving their depth of knowledge and proficiency in military skills in a competitive tactical environment. Further, it promotes and sustains a culture of excellence, leadership, individual readiness and team-building within the command.
Feb. 25, 2021 - Spc. Karrimi Mihalek likes a challenge – she recently moved from the National Guard to the Army Reserve, relocated to her home state of Michigan, and changed her Army job from fueler to public affairs specialist. Mihalek also...

Maj. Gen. Darrell J. Guthrie
Commanding General, 88th Readiness Division

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

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