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)
Fort McCoy, Army Reserve launches Operation Enabling Readiness pilot program
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Donald Dissinger, a family nurse practitioner assigned to Northeast Medical Area Readiness Support Group, Staten Island, N.Y., conducts a Periodic Health Assessment for a Soldier during Operation Enabling Readiness (OER) in Fort McCoy, Wis., Aug. 17, 2023. Held on Aug. 16-25, 2023, the OER pilot program was designed to enhance medical readiness in conjunction with large-scale training exercises such as Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX). It is a joint synchronization of efforts between 88th RD, Army Reserve Medical Command, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and Fort McCoy Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security - Mobilization Branch. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hernandez)
Sept. 8, 2023 - Eight U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the Army Reserve Medical Command (AR-MEDCOM) hierarchy took part in Operation Enabling Readiness (OER) here, Aug. 16-25, 2023. Hosted by the 88th Readiness Division as a pilot program,...

Army Reserve Soldiers complete Engagement Skills Trainer rifle qualification training at Fort McCoy
Army Reserve Soldiers complete training on the Engagement Skills Trainer II simulator Aug. 10, 2023, at Fort McCoy, Wis. The Soldiers were completing qualification annual training for marksmanship on their rifle requirements. According to the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center’s description of an Engagement Skills Trainer, the trainer is designed to simulate live-weapon training events that directly support individual and crew-served weapons qualification, including individual marksmanship, small unit collective and judgmental escalation-of-force exercises in a controlled environment. Every year more than 11,000 troops train on the Engagement Skills Trainer at Fort McCoy. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
Aug. 31, 2023 - Dozens of Army Reserve Soldiers lined up Aug. 10 to complete a part of their M4 qualification training at the Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) II simulator at Fort McCoy...

Wisconsin World War II veteran receives special Army Reserve visitors
World War II and U.S. Army Veteran Lt. Col. (Ret.) Harry Baker received some very special visitors on August 8, 2023, at his home in Pewaukee, Wis. Baker and his son, Scott welcomed Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker (no relation), commander of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 88th Readiness Division, Maj. Gen. Ernest Litynski, commander of the 76th Operational Response Command, 88th RD Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Betty, and 76th ORC Command Sgt. Maj. Diana Anzaldua. The two command teams were visiting on behalf of the United States Army Reserve to wish Baker an early happy 103rd birthday, which will be on Oct. 9.
Aug. 31, 2023 - World War II and U.S. Army veteran retired Lt. Col. Harry Baker received some very special visitors on Aug. 8, 2023, at his home in Pewaukee, Wisconsin...

88th Readiness Division develops event to improve medical readiness
Maj. Halley Debusk, a nurse with the 7450th Medical Operations Readiness Unit out of Aurora, Colo., conducts a vision test for a Soldier during Operation Enabling Readiness at Fort McCoy, Wis. The event was developed by planners within the 88th Readiness Division in response to the increasing number of U.S. Army Reserve soldiers having to wait months for a medical appointment or needing to travel hundreds of miles to see a provider.
Aug. 23, 2023 - The 88th Readiness Division has partnered with Army Reserve Medical Command, the Fort McCoy Non-Commissioned Officer Academy and U.S. Army Garrison Fort McCoy to spearhead Operation Enabling Readiness, a medical readiness...

Chicago Cubs honor Army Reserve officer at the Crosstown Series
Capt. Michael Ariola, Public Affairs Officer, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, waves to cheering baseball fans during the Military Salute at the Crosstown Series featuring the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox on August 16, 2023, at Wrigley Field. Ariola served on active duty as an armor officer before transitioning to the U.S. Army Reserve. 
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. David Lietz)
Aug. 22, 2023 - The Chicago Cubs honored Capt. Michael Ariola, a public affairs officer assigned to the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, during their Military Salute at the Crosstown Series versus the Chicago White Sox, August 16,...

Army Reserve public affairs Soldiers attend community engagement in Sparta, Wis.
1st Lt. Bryant Garduque, commander of the 304th Public Affairs Detachment, 88th Readiness Division, talks about why he serves in the U.S. Army Reserve, and how he was able to complete a master's degree using Army tuition assistance while serving, while at a Sparta Chamber of Commerce event, a rock concert in Evans-Bosshard Park, featuring local country-rock and blues band Greg Hall and the Wrecking Ball, benefiting local cancer research and treatment. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Bob Yarbrough)
Aug. 21, 2023 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 304th Public Affairs Detachment, 88th Readiness Division, recently attended a community engagement in Sparta, Wis., with Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, command sergeant major of the...

Army SHARP professionals enhance skill sets at national training conference
The U.S Army Reserve’s 85th Support Command and First Army’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates pause for a photo on Chartres Street during the 49th Annual National Organization for Victim Assistance training conference, July 31 – August 3, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s NOVA conference consisted of nearly 100 different workshops where Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program professionals heard firsthand from subject matter experts who shared lessons learned and best practices.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Michael Ariola)
Aug. 9, 2023 - “This type of training conference is important for Army SHARP professionals because it expands our network and resources on a national level. When assisting Soldiers serving on active duty, in the reserve, and in the National...

Army Reserve Leans Forward With 10 Emerging Technology Projects to Support Army of 2030
A Pacific Northwest National Laboratory staff member checks an ultrasonic flow meter at B.T. Collins Army Reserve Center in Sacramento, CA. The site is home to a phase change material pilot and an HVAC testbed for controls systems diagnostic tools.
Aug. 7, 2023 - The Army Reserve, now more than ever, continues to strengthen their sustainable strategic path while modernizing for the future. To support the Army of 2030, the Army Reserve is facilitating and supporting the adoption of...

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

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

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