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 firefighters add skills to toolbelts
Army Reserve firefighters from across the nation converged on Fort McCoy, Wis., for 10 days of driver/operator training to learn how to properly utilize tactical firefighting trucks. The training will help prepare these Army Reserve Soldiers to operate in any situation they may find themselves when attacking a fire or other emergency situation.
May 25, 2022 - Firefighters from across the Army Reserve used Fort McCoy, Wis., as the backdrop for a 10-day airport rescue firefighting apparatus driver/operator training course detailing the ins and outs of various firefighting vehicles,...

Army Reserve leaders attend DSCA training
Lieutenant Col. Andrew Breithaupt, Defense Support of Civil Authorities planner, 88th Readiness Division, leads a discussion during the Defense Support of Civil Authorities leader training in Sloan, Nev., May 19, 2022. The training provided Army Reserve leadership teams with a greater understanding of the DSCA process and how to better prepare their Soldiers and units to accomplish the mission.
May 24, 2022 - More than 30 U.S. Army Reserve commanders, senior enlisted advisors and full-time staff members attended a three-day training event about the Defense Support of Civil Authorities process here May 18 to 22, 2022...

JLTV like no other vehicle
A student taking the JLTV Phase II course tightens the tire lug nuts. (Army photo by Cheryl Phillips)
May 24, 2022 - The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is gradually being added to the Army Reserve’s inventory of vehicles. To get ready, 88th Readiness Division mechanics are learning the intricacies of the JLTV’s suspension and electronics...

Chicago Wolves hockey team honors Army Reserve Soldier on Armed Forces Day
Wayne Messmer, left, Senior Executive Vice President, Chicago Wolves, and Sgt. 1st Class Moises Garcia appear on the Jumbotron before the singing of the National Anthem during a Chicago Wolves military appreciation game, May 21, 2022, at the All-State Arena. Garcia attended the game as part of a military game recognition during Armed Forces Day.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. David Lietz)
May 23, 2022 - Sgt. 1st Class Moises Garcia, assigned to the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, was honored as the Hometown Hero during a Chicago Wolves hockey military appreciation game versus the Milwaukee Admirals on Armed Forces...

Fort McCoy holds ribbon-cutting for completed FY 2019-funded barracks project
Fort McCoy's Senior Commander Maj. Gen. Darrell Guthrie, who’s also the 88th Readiness Division commanding general, provides remarks May 18, 2022, during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new fiscal year 2019-funded barracks at Fort McCoy, Wis. Fort McCoy’s senior leadership, state and federal representatives and staffers, and dozens of installation community members as well as several local media representatives celebrated the opening and participated in the ceremony. A $20.6 million contract was awarded to L.S. Black Constructors, Inc., in September 2019 to build the barracks, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Resident Office at Fort McCoy which managed the project. The barracks, which is built in the 1600 block on the Fort McCoy cantonment area, is different than traditional barracks that are located throughout the installation. This new building is four stories and is able to house 400 people in approximately 60,000 square feet. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
May 19, 2022 - Fort McCoy’s senior leadership, state and federal representatives and staffers, and dozens of installation community members as well as several local media representatives celebrated the opening of the first new multi-million...

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...

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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