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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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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.
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LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
Army Reserve Soldiers reach out through Chicagoland communities to share the story of veterans
Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, speaks to an audience of veterans, community leaders and local citizens at Soldier Field during the City of Chicago’s Veteran’s Day commemoration, November 11, 2019. Nearly a dozen media outlets covered the Veteran’s Day event with attendees including Illinois Governor J.B Pritzker; the City of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot; and Belanger, keynote speaker for the event, who spoke on the importance of honoring military veterans, past and present, and together participated in a wreath-laying ceremony there.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
Nov. 14, 2019 - Amid record-breaking snowfall and cold temperatures, leaders from the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command set out to honor and tell the story of Veterans, past and present, by participating in Veterans’ Day observances across the Chicagoland area, November 11, 2019.

New Equipment Fielding Facility contributes to unit readiness
Bryan Witherow guides Jennifer Rippa as she operates a Kalmar Rough Terrain Container Handler, or RTCH, at the NEFF yard. (U.S. Army photo by Cheryl Phillips)
Nov. 13, 2019 - A possibly little-known 88th Readiness Division asset helps units achieve readiness by ensuring Soldiers receive new equipment and weapons and that they know how to operate that different equipment. The New Equipment Fielding Facility – or NEFF – here receives new equipment, facilitates training, prepares vehicles for installation of weapons platforms and facilitates the hand off of the equipment to Army Reserve units.

Army biomed techs train with General Electric to enhance medical readiness
Army Reserve Biomedical Equipment Specialists, Spc. Zhengyuan (Sebastian) Cao (front), and Spc. Edwin N. Garcia conduct analysis of diagnostic equipment at the GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha, Wis., on October 23, 2019.  The two are part of a US Army Reserve and GE Healthcare Externship program cohort currently in the first phase of intensive ten month regiment.  The program is designed to enhance the range of medical equipment they can install, maintain and trouble shoot.  The equipment is used in Army medical centers and medical sites in the field.   The extern Soldiers will take these skills back to their Army Reserve medical units and make a direct contribution to Army Reserve medical readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Freese)
Nov. 13, 2019 - An Army Reserve training with industry program enables Army Reserve biomedical equipment specialists to take 10 months of advanced training through the GE Healthcare Institute.

Wood Pallet and Crate Recycling: Turning Waste to Energy
Nov. 6, 2019 - Excess wood pallets and crates stockpiled at a facility can be an eyesore, a safety hazard, a fire hazard, a safe harbor for unwanted pests, and even a storm water violation if the wood has been saturated with oils or other potential contaminants. What should be done if wood pallets/crates are becoming a problem at your facility?

Army Reserve officer’s passion for Jiu-Jitsu keeps him ready to serve
Lt. Col. Pete Caragher, Deputy G-3, 85th U.S. Army Support Command, pauses for a photo with his first place belt in the expert category from the 2012 New England Championships in Springfield, Massachusetts. Caragher, is an award-winning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor. Originally from Schiller Park, Illinois, Caragher became interested in Jiu-Jitsu during his second tour as an Active Guard/Reserve officer based in California. He practices Jiu-Jitsu three or four times a week and currently holds a brown belt in the sport. His sports background includes participation in wrestling, hockey, football, cross training and the triathlon. Caragher joined the Army in 1985 and graduated from the Reserve Officer Training Corp at Northern Illinois University. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his service on a combat tour in Iraq from May 2006 until August 2007.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Michael Ariola)
Oct. 24, 2019 - Lt. Col. Peter Caragher, Deputy G-3, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, is a devoted practitioner of the ‘gentle art’ of Brazilian Jujitsu. And he is good at it too. He currently holds a brown belt with sights on receiving his black belt.

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

Command Sergeant Major Ronnie Farmer
88th RD Command Sergeant Major

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