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)
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)
Military Technicians Play a Vital Role in the day-to-day operations of the 88th Readiness Division.
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)
PHOTO GALLERY: Army Reserve Soldiers re-enlist at Iowa Wild hockey game
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Gen, Matthew Baker, commander, 88th Readiness Division, Fort Snelling, Minn., reenlists 10 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers during the Iowa Wild military appreciation night in the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 20, 2023. Division Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Betty, far left, supported the ceremony. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood, 88th Readiness Division).
Jan. 24, 2023 - Ten Citizen Soldiers of both the United States Army Reserve and Iowa National Guard re-enlisted for continued military service, by renewing their Oaths of Enlistment after the first quarter of the Iowa Wild Hockey Game. The...

Practical hydraulics course keeps improving at Fort McCoy
Jamel Parker a military technician assigned to the Area Maintenance Support Activity 141, Birmingham, Ala., waits for a fellow student to tell him what the hydraulic pressure should be for one of the M120 road grader's hydraulic systems during the Practical Hydraulics class at the 88th Readiness Division-operated Draw Yard on Fort McCoy, Wis., Jan. 8, 2023. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood, 88th Readiness Division).
Jan. 13, 2023 - The four-day Practical Hydraulics course taught at the 88th Readiness Division-operated Draw Yard keeps improving. The latest one held here from Jan. 9-12, 2023, saw the students tested on a 120M Motor Grader and heavy scoop...

Fort McCoy’s New Equipment Fielding Facility fields Fort Jackson’s SIG Sauer pistols
Jimmy Morris, an instructor assigned to the Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., teaches the characteristics of SIG Sauer M17 semi-automatic pistols and how to disassemble and assemble them and how to perform a functions check during a fielding at the New Equipment Fielding Facility on Fort McCoy, Wis., Dec. 13, 2022. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).
Jan. 10, 2023 - The New Equipment Fielding Facility here assisted a short-staffed NEFF at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. by fielding the latter’s Sig Sauer M17 semi-automatic pistols earlier this fall. The 88th Readiness Division’s NEFF...

Local service members start new year with a military recognition from Chicago Blackhawks
Retired Air Force veteran Alex Parker (left) and Staff Sgt. Justin Craggs, Mobilization Non-Commissioned Officer, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, are pictured on the United Center jumbotron as hockey fans stand on their feet cheering during a military salute at a Chicago Blackhawks military appreciation night game, January 6, 2023, at the United Center.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. David Lietz)
Jan. 9, 2023 - The Chicago Blackhawks honored Staff Sgt. Justin Craggs, a mobilization non-commissioned officer assigned to the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, along with retired U.S. Air Force veteran Alex Parker before the start...

The view from the top: Joining Army Reserve offers unique opportunities
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Samantha Ortiz, a supply specialist with the 327th Military Police Battalion, works at her computer in Arlington Heights, Illinois, Jan. 7, 2023. Ortiz hails from Caguas, Puerto Rico, but moved to Chicago when she was 8 years old. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Frank Alcala)
Jan. 9, 2023 - The Army is not for everyone. The lifestyle and responsibilities are difficult to adjust to.“At first, I didn’t want to join the Army at all,” said U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Samantha Ortiz, a supply specialist with the 327th...

First line leaders surround Soldier during difficult times
Soldiers from the 469th Combat Engineer Company Infantry, Machesney Park, Ill., pose for a team photo at the National Training Center in 2021.
Jan. 6, 2023 - The leadership from a Machesney Park, Illinois, Army Reserve unit and the 389th Engineer Battalion headquartered here, combined forces to help a Soldier deal with thoughts of suicide...

Wreaths Across America ceremony honors veterans and first responders at local cemetery
A wreath lays at the grave of Revolutionary War veteran Eli Skinner at the Elk Grove Cemetery, 25 miles northwest of Chicago, December 17, 2022. Skinner is one of only two Revolutionary War veterans buried in Cook County according to Jane Gregga, Eli Skinner Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and Chapter Coordinator for Wreaths Across America. Local veterans along with staff from the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command and local residents participated in a ceremony to honor veterans and first responders buried there on Wreaths Across America Day.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by SSG David Lietz)
Dec. 21, 2022 - If you drive by this cemetery alongside the interstate 90 off ramp, in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, you might not know that two Revolutionary War veterans are buried in this hallowed ground: Eli Skinner and Aaron Miner...

Enabling readiness through facility management
Bud Berendes, left, a community planner, and Tucker Robeson, a master planner, both with Directorate of Public Works, 88th Readiness Division, provide a vital role to the Soldiers and units across the 19 state region by ensuring they have the right spaces and places to train and maintain readiness.
Dec. 14, 2022 - Managing an array of buildings and facilities ranging in age from brand new to more than half a century old while operating under the constraints of an already strained budget is one of the tasks for the Master Planning...

Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker
Commanding General, 88th Readiness Division
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Command Sergeant Major Gregory Betty
Command Sergeant Major, 88th Readiness Division
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