The 88th Readiness Division Historian Ward Zischke talks about Vietnam Veterans Day which is celebrated on March 29. You may not think about the Army Reserve in connection with the Vietnam War. However, three Army Reserve units were mobilized to support the Vietnam War by the 88th Army Reserve Command, Minneapolis. (Army video by Cheryl Phillips)
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)
Military Technicians Play a Vital Role in the day-to-day operations of the 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)
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)
Army Reserve Soldiers take the oath at 2024 Chicago Auto Show
Army Reserve Soldiers, representing a variety of military occupational specialties, from a religious affairs specialist to an infantryman, pause for a photo after a re-enlistment ceremony with Brig. Gen. Geoffrey Norman, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, at the Chicago Auto Show on February 13, 2024 at McCormick Place.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. David Lietz)
Feb. 22, 2024 - Brig. Gen. Geoffrey Norman, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, delivered the oath of re-enlistment to six Army Reserve Soldiers during the Chicago Auto Show on, February 13, 2024, at McCormick...

Fort McCoy’s brigade headquarters construction project reaches 96 percent complete as new year begins; work continues
The construction area of a transient training brigade headquarters in the 1600 block on the cantonment area is shown Jan. 2, 2024, at Fort McCoy, Wis. A contract, totaling $11,964,432.87, was awarded June 9, 2022, to L.S. Black Constructors to build the fiscal year 2022 Transient Training Brigade Headquarters project at Fort McCoy. Construction operations began in August 2022. Location of construction is just across the street from where the same contractor built two new transient training troop barracks buildings in the same block. According to the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works, the brigade headquarters project is based on the denser, more consolidated footprints of Fort McCoy’s Troop Housing Area Development Plan. The project will include the latest, state-of-the-art systems for fire protection and alarms and video surveillance as well as Energy Monitoring Control Systems. Also, anti-terrorism and force protection measures will be incorporated. And throughout the entire project, sustainability and energy efficient technology will be incorporated. Overall, including this building and the two barracks already built, nine new buildings are planned for the entire 1600 block. The plan is to build four barracks buildings, the three 20,000-square-foot brigade headquarters buildings, and two 160-room officer quarters. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is coordinating the project. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
Feb. 2, 2024 - Mild winter conditions and more interior construction progress on the $11.96 million transient training brigade headquarters project at Fort McCoy has helped the project to reach 96 percent completion — up 2 percent from...

Fort McCoy NCO Academy students learn land navigation at post’s Virtual Battle Space simulations complex
Students with the Fort McCoy Noncommissioned Officer Academy Basic Leader Course learn about land navigation Jan. 29, 2024, at the Fort McCoy, Wis., Virtual Battle Space simulations facility. The students spent a day training at the facility as part of course instruction. The training is called Virtual Battle Space for Map Reading and Land Navigation and is one of the newest additions to the course. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
Feb. 2, 2024 - Students with the Fort McCoy Noncommissioned Officer Academy Basic Leader Course learned about land navigation Jan. 29 at the Fort McCoy Virtual Battle Space simulations facility...

McKinley presidential wreath laying
Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker, commanding general 88th Readiness Division, U.S. Army Reserve, presented the wreath on behalf of the current president. Baker was assisted by Sgt. Maj. James Flemister.
Jan. 31, 2024 - Each year, a ceremony honoring the life of President William McKinley is held at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum in Canton, Ohio...

88th Readiness Division Soldiers embrace cold-weather training at Fort McCoy
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 88th Readiness Division descend the Whitetail Ridge Ski Hill during snowshoe training at Fort McCoy, Wis. on Jan. 21, 2024.  Despite the forecasted frigid temperatures, members of HHD Company assembled at the installation's Whitetail Ridge Ski Area on one of the coldest days of the year to train on the use and familiarization of snowshoes and cold weather gear.
Jan. 23, 2024 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 88th Readiness Division conducted cold weather snowshoe training during their battle assembly weekend at Fort McCoy, Wis., on Jan. 21, 2024. Despite the forecasted frigid temperatures in...

88th Readiness Division Soldiers earn Air Assault Badge
Col. Benjamin Owen and Sgt. 1st Class Angel Olivo of the U.S. Army Reserve's 88th Readiness Division earned the coveted Air Assault Badge after their successful completion of the Air Assault Course at the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Ky. on Dec. 13, 2023. Class 07-24 is shown during graduation.  



(U.S. Army photo by the Sabalauski Air Assault School)
Dec. 22, 2023 - Col. Benjamin Owen and Sgt. 1st Class Angel Olivo of the U.S. Army Reserve's 88th Readiness Division earned the coveted Air Assault Badge after their successful completion of the Air Assault Course at Fort Campbell,...

Chicago Blackhawks NHL team honor Army Reserve Soldier
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Maribel Meraz, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, pauses for a photo during a Chicago Blackhawks Military Salute game. Meraz was recognized, there, for her service before the playing of the National Anthem at the Blackhawks home game versus St. Louis Blues, December 9, 2023. Meraz was honored there with retired U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Laurence “Larry” Kagan. Meraz has served on two deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn across her 16-year career. 
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Michael Ariola)
Dec. 11, 2023 - National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks honored U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Maribel Meraz, assigned to the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, during a home game versus the St. Louis Blues at the United Center, December 9,...

Tri-Cities man confirmed as new Washington Army Reserve Ambassador
Mr. Beau J. Ruff was recently appointed as U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador for the state of Washington by Chief of Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels. As an Army Reserve Ambassador, Ruff will work to bring awareness of the United State Army Reserve to his community, and Washington state civic leaders and legislators with the intent to bolster support for the Army Reserve, its Soldiers, and their families. (Courtesy photo)
Dec. 5, 2023 - Mr. Beau J. Ruff was recently appointed as U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador for the state of Washington by Chief of Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels. As an Army Reserve Ambassador, Ruff will work to bring awareness of the...

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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