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.
Col. Anthony Russell, the 88th Readiness Division command surgeon, and Lt. Col. Daniel Gray, the 88th Readiness Division Active Guard Reserve nurse advisor, discuss the COVID-19 Delta variant, the likelihood that the COVID vaccine will become mandatory for service members when the FDA gives full approval and encourages all to get the vaccine.
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.
Major General Darrell J. Guthrie, 88th RD commanding general, hosted a virtual town hall June 3 from the Fort Snelling, Minnesota, headquarters.
Major General Darrell J. Guthrie, 88th RD commanding general, hosted a virtual town hall June 3 from the Fort Snelling, Minnesota, headquarters.
Major General Darrell J. Guthrie, 88th RD commanding general, hosted a virtual town hall June 3 from the Fort Snelling, Minnesota, headquarters.
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 local leader receives honor during Chicago Blackhawks NHL home game
Sgt. Maj. Dennis Koski, left, operations sergeant major for the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, and U.S. Navy Veteran Lt. j.g. Ash Davis, meet Tommy Hawk, the Chicago Blackhawks’ mascot, after a military recognition during a Chicago Blackhawks NHL home game verses the St. Louis Blues, October 1, 2021. 
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Michael J. Ariola)
Oct. 5, 2021 - National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks honored U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Maj. Dennis Koski, operations sergeant major of the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, during a home game versus the St. Louis Blues at the...

Army Reserve Soldier reflects on service in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month
First Lt. Lucia Mejia reflects on her military service and that of her family members during Hispanic Heritage Month. (Courtesy of 1st Lt. Mejia)
Oct. 5, 2021 - First Lieutenant Lucia Mejia, aide-de-camp to the 88th Readiness Division deputy commanding general for support, reflected on her military service in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from mid-September to...

Chicago’s 2021 Steuben Parade honors U.S. Army Reserve Soldier
Chicago’s 55th Annual Steuben Parade honors Maj. Scott D. Hager, company commander for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 85th USARSC, as the honorary parade Grand Marshall during the Saturday parade September 11, 2021. The United German American Societies of Greater Chicago sponsored the parade that showcased more than 40 marching units and floats from various community and ethnic organizations.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Michael J. Ariola)
Sept. 15, 2021 - U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Scott D. Hager, Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, with the 85th USARSC color guard team participated, in Chicago’s 55th Steuben Parade, September...

Soldiers navigate with JLTV
Joint Light Tactical Vehicle driver's training students learn about the flexibility of the suspension and central tire inflation system at the obstacle course at Fort McCoy, Wis., Sept. 1, 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Bill Washburn/88th Readiness Division)
Sept. 7, 2021 - The U.S. Army has been rolling out its new tactical vehicle for some months now, and Soldiers are learning how to safely operate it. Much of that training is going on right here...

Global Medic tests new field hospital structure
U.S. Army Reserve medics move a Tactical Combat Casualty Care Exportable mannequin out of the hospital to a helicopter for medivac training on Aug. 13 2021 at Fort McCoy Wis.
Aug. 30, 2021 - The first Global Medic exercise since conversion of the combat support hospital to a field hospital was conducted here the first three weeks of August 2021...

Walking Shield benefits community and Army Reserve
An Army Reserve Soldier and Animal Care Specialist with the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) preps a canine for neuter during an Innovative Readiness Training mission, called Walking Shield, that provides badly needed medical care to underserviced Ojibwe and surrounding communities of the Leech Lake Reservation in Cass Lake, Minn., on August 10, 2021. The mission also allows for important on-the-job training for U.S. Army Reserve medical personnel. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Freese, 88th Readiness Division Public Affairs Office)
Aug. 19, 2021 - IRT is an acronym that may not be known by many people, especially if you’ve never participated in the program. It stands for Innovative Readiness Training, and Army Reserve Soldiers from various medical units commanded by...

Benefits of preparing for retirement early
Master Sgt. Streitman Strong, left, in civilian clothes, and Staff Sgt. Dustin W. Lierly, both of the 7th Mission Support Command, listen during a 99th Readiness Division pre-retirement briefing April 7, 2018 at the Kazabra Club on Vogelweh Housing Area in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Aug. 19, 2021 - Even though your retirement may still, at least, be 20 years away, it’s never too early to begin preparing for it. Sadly, far too many Soldiers wait until the last minute to begin that process according to the retirement...

88th Readiness Division hosts Regional Soldier and Family Readiness Training
1st Lt. Chase M. Wrisinger, 209th Regional Support Group, participated in the 88th Readiness Division’s three-day Regional Soldier and Family Readiness Training on August 7th, 2021, at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash. The training focused on methods and approaches that command teams can utilize in their units to support both soldiers and their families. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kimberly Brewton)
Aug. 19, 2021 - Senior leaders throughout the 88th Readiness Division came together to participate in a Regional Soldier and Family Readiness Training (RSFRT) from August 6 to 8, 2021...

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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