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.
Today's Army Reserve covers more than 20 time zones across five continents. We are a battle-tested force facing a future with sophisticated adversaries. We must shift our focus and continue to adapt. We must be physically fit, mentally tough, and determined to defeat the enemy and dominate our foes. America's Army Reserve: the most capable, combat-ready, lethal federal reserve force in the history of the nation. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Calvin Reimold, Spc. Maria Casneiro and Sgt. 1st Class Jerimiah Richardson)
LTG Charles D Luckey talks about the incompatibility of extremist groups and service in America's Army Reserve. New version has direction for commanders--including holding Soldiers accountable.
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, sends his message to the field about the Army Combat Fitness Test, the newest way the Army will evaluate the physical fitness and endurance of its Soldiers.
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey calls on U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers to "know what right looks like" and hold themselves and each other accountable, and focus on the fundamentals of Fieldcraft.
#ArmyValues The Seven Core Army Values are what being a #USArmyReserve Soldier is all about. How do you live these values on and off the field? Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xUfj6
Army Reserve Chicago-based command acquires new mission
Lt. Col. Brian Wojtasiak, Commander of “Viper 9” and the CONUS Replacement Center, receives the Colors during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, September 11, 2020. The 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command’s 1st Battalion, 338 Regiment, assumed the CRC mission, supporting as 5th Armored Brigade’s “Viper 9”, the ninth rotation serving in this mission. The 94th Training Division’s 8th Battalion, 108th Regiment bid farewell during the ceremony as “Viper 8” to close out their rotation. The CRC mission is to take care of Soldiers, DA Civilians and contractors that go through the mobilization process, individually, ahead of overseas deployments and assignments. This was the first unit assigned to the 85th USARSC to mobilize for this effort after receiving the mission from Army Reserve Command.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)
Sept. 16, 2020 - News stories reporting on military units preparing for overseas deployments or returning back home have been a fairly common story throughout the last two decades.

The storyteller’s story: An afternoon with an Army Reserve public affairs officer
Capt. Angelina Cillo, public affairs officer with the 649th Regional Support Group, 103d Expeditionary Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), stands ready Aug. 8, 2020, to tell the Army story for her organization during Annual Training at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
Aug. 28, 2020 - Annual training (AT) is a special part of an Army Reserve Soldier’s career. They perform their monthly battle training assemblies (BTA) then culminate their efforts during AT. This opportunity usually affords the Soldier some field experience, where they execute their required tasks and maintain overall readiness and lethality. Behind the scenes, the public affairs officer or unit public affairs representative captures those efforts in a variety of products.

Operation Ready Warrior teaches Soldiers adaptability, leadership
Soldiers listen as Staff Sgt. Joe Aguilar, an obeserver/controller/trainer with the 95th Training Division, explains key points of land navigation as part of Operation Ready Warrior at Fort McCoy, Wis., August 21, 2020. This training helps U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers build and strengthen critical skills in order to maintain the stringent readiness requirements while also adhering to the health and safety guidelines set forth by the Department of Defense.
Aug. 27, 2020 - Army Reserve Soldiers are learning how to adapt when integrating COVID-19 safety guidelines into training during Operation Ready Warrior underway here.

Army multi-component effort pushes through training exercise in the face of COVID-19
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Eric Monson, observer coach/trainer assigned to the 1st Battalion, 383rd Regiment in Des Moines, Iowa, conducts a demonstration during Table 3 of the new Army Individual Weapons Qualification standards that will take effect on October 1, 2020. The preliminary marksmanship instruction was part of Operation Ready Warrior exercise, at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. ORW, led by the 78th Training Division, was the Army Reserve’s first collective small-scale training exercise since the start of COVID-19. The exercise was made up of partnerships from various units and organizations from the active and reserve component to include key support from the Fort McCoy Army installation that focused on COVID-19 mitigation efforts to bring Soldiers in safely to train.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)
Aug. 25, 2020 - In approaching the entrance gates of Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Soldiers are quickly refocused to COVID-19 as they drive by the posted mitigation efforts required to enter the installation. A continuation of reminders surrounds the post with mobile hand-wash stations that are placed alongside buildings and busy streets, temperature checks are conducted, and training units are broken down into smaller groups called “Cohorts”.

Army Reserve officer credits Army training with his success in aerospace
U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Pat Lis pauses for a photo at the entrance to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Lis credits the U.S. Army to his success working 33 years in the aerospace industry.
(Courtesy photo by Pat Lis)
Aug. 4, 2020 - If a job posting read “experience wanted in Aerospace industry” Lieutenant Colonel Pat Lis, officer-in-charge of the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command’s surgeon office, would be the one to call.

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

Sergeant Major Rich Perez
Interim Command Sergeant Major, 88th Readiness Division

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