During a visit to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, on May 16, 2019, Vice President Mike Pence recognized the post's achievements and those of the U.S. Army Reserve's 88th Readiness Division.
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Chicago Army Reserve Soldier re-enlists at her favorite sports team field
Sgt. Maribel Meraz, assigned to the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, headquartered in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, states the Oath of Enlistment at Gallagher Way, adjacent to the Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field, June 27, 2019, for a third six-years in the Army Reserve. Meraz enlisted in the Army Reserve in 2008 and has served on two deployments in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom. She shared that in a house divided between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, she is a Cubs fan and she gets that from her mother. Meraz conducted her reenlistment with Soldiers from her command and her mother present.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
June 28, 2019 - “Today is a great day. I re-enlisted for another six years in the (Army) Reserve,” said Sgt. Maribel Meraz, assigned to the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command headquarters. “I had the opportunity to swear in at Wrigley Field and watch the best team play.”

Army Reserve Soldier shares his success story in APFT, fitness and triathlon competitions
Maj. Christopher Tung, right, receives the Army Fitness Badge during the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command headquarters weekend battle assembly, June 8, 2019. Tung was one of four Soldiers, assigned to the 85th USARSC headquarters, who received the fitness badge at BA. Tung shared his fitness plan in preparation for Army Physical Fitness Tests and triathlons.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
June 20, 2019 - Be consistent, three times a week at the right intensity is all someone really needs to perform well on the Army Physical Fitness Test, according to Maj. Christopher Tung, detailed Inspector General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command.

Last surviving medic from World War II ‘Band of Brothers’ Battalion honored during funeral service
Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division fold the flag during a graveside service for Staff Sgt. Al Mampre. Mampre served as a medic with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during World War II.  He was one of the 'Band of Brothers' whose exploits were made into an HBO television series and also a book by historian Stephen Ambrose. Mampre died May 31, 2019, in Evanston. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division; Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command and representatives from several police departments took part in the funeral service. Belanger became friends with Mampre after meeting him at a Memorial Day ceremony in 2018.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
June 18, 2019 - Legendary World War II Soldier Al Mampre, one of the featured Soldiers in the 2001 HBO series ‘Band of Brothers’ was honored during funeral services Saturday, June 15th, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston.

Army announces Expert Soldier Badge
Army senior leaders announced the implementation of the Expert Soldier Badge, June 14. Similar to the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Expert Field Medical Badge, the ESB will allow commanders the opportunity to recognize Soldiers outside the Infantry, Special Forces and medical communities who have met a high standard of performance in physical fitness and warfighting tasks. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army graphic)
June 17, 2019 - In conjunction with the U.S. Army's 244th Birthday, the Army announced a new proficiency badge today, called the Expert Soldier Badge. The ESB is designed to improve lethality, recognize excellence in Solder combat skills and increase individual, unit and overall Army readiness. The ESB is the equivalent of the Expert Infantry Badge and Expert Field Medical Badge but for all other military occupational specialties in the Army. Commanders will soon be able to use the badge to recognize Soldiers who attain excellence in physical fitness and marksmanship and a high standard of expertise in land navigation and performing warfighting tasks. 

Chicago area woman honors her husband’s World War II service, 40 years after his death
The family of Aida Bonsonto pauses for a photo with Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command and a wedding dress made from a World War II parachute that her husband sent home. Belanger was asked to pick up the dress and deliver it to the 82nd Airborne Division War Museum at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
June 14, 2019 - In 1937 a young Chicago woman named Aida Garaffa lived across the street from a young man named Gerald “Jerry” Bonsonto.

Maj. Gen. Jody J. Daniels
Commanding General 88th Readiness Division

Command Sergeant Major Ronnie Farmer
88th RD Command Sergeant Major

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