88th Readiness Division: Fort Snelling, Minnesota | Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
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 Soldier receives honor at Chicago Cubs MLB Memorial Day home game
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Amrit Sandhu, assigned to the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, Arlington Heights, Illinois, waves to spectators during a Chicago Cubs Military Salute home game on Memorial Day, May 29, 2023. Sandhu immigrated to the United States from Gurdaspur, Punjab, India in 2008. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in September 2015 as a Financial Management Technician, and in January of 2017 Sandhu was sworn in as a United States citizen.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Lt. Col. Brian Dunn)
June 1, 2023 - Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs honored U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Amrit Sandhu, of the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, during a Memorial Day home game versus the Tampa Bay Rays at Wrigley Field in Chicago, May 29,...

Army Reserve Soldiers join with Chicagoland residents to honor fallen heroes
Brig. Gen Richard W. Corner, II, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, left, and retired Sgt. Maj. Dennis Koski ride in an Army-style jeep, during the annual Arlington Heights Memorial Day parade, May 29, 2023. Corner gave remarks at the Memorial Day Ceremony following the parade to remember fallen servicemembers and honor Gold Star Families, in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. David Lietz)
May 30, 2023 - Soldiers assigned to the 85th U.S Army Reserve Support Command joined their local communities to honor service during the Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29, 2023...

88th Readiness Division commander recognizes Soldiers at Army Reserve facility in Illinois
Maj. Gen. Baker presents the Commanding General’s Blue Devil Award to Sgt. Juan Pantoja on May 23 in recognition for his continued outstanding performance at Area Maintenance Support Activity (AMSA) 45 at the Joliet Local Training Area in Elwood, Ill. Pantoja is a MilTech employee at the facility. (Photo by Christopher Hanson)
May 30, 2023 - As part of his overall Army Reserve facilities tour of the Chicagoland region, Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 88th Readiness Division, visited the Area Maintenance Support Activity...

Retired Army Reserve Ambassador receives honorary recognition
ARA (retired) Mary Miller receives the Order of the 88th medal from Maj. Gen. Baker, in recognition of her service to the 88th Readiness Division and U.S. Army Reserve.
May 25, 2023 - Retired Army Reserve Ambassador Mary Miller received the "Order of the 88th" from Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker, commanding general of the 88th Readiness Division...

PHOTOS: 88th Readiness Division commander featured speaker at Milwaukee ESGR breakfast
Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 88th Readiness Division, speaks at the Wisconsin Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Breakfast with Leaders on May 15 at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center in Milwaukee. He thanked employers for their continued support of their service member Guard and Reserve employees and encouraged them to continue to promote ESGR to other business leaders.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense office that develops and promotes supportive work environments for Service members in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. It also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between the Service members and their employers.

Maj. Gen. Baker was joined by Army Reserve Ambassador Paul Hettich from Illinois.
May 24, 2023 - Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 88th Readiness Division, was the featured guest speaker at the Wisconsin Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Breakfast with Leaders on May 15 at the...

2023 Army Reserve Mission Resilience and Sustainability Training
Mr. Paul G. Wirt (Chief, Sustainment and Resiliency Division, Army
Reserve Installation Management Directorate), Mr. Stephen K. Sullivan (Chief Financial Officer and Director for Resources, Installations, and Materiel, Office of the Chief Army Reserve), Mr. Paul W. Farnan (Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment)), and Col. Martin J. Naranjo (Director, Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate) at the Closing Plenary of the 2023 Army Reserve Mission
Resilience and Sustainability Training.
May 18, 2023 - More than 200 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, civilian employees, and contractors gathered at Fort Snelling, Minn. from May 9-11 to discuss and improve the Army Reserve’s resilience and sustainability. Directorate of Public Works...

Always inspection ready: 88th Readiness Division Soldier recognized at Department of the Army level Inspector General competition
Master Sgt. Franklin Mallol stands in front of the National Capitol in Washington, D.C. Taken during his trip to the Nation’s Capitol to represent the 88th Readiness Division at the Department of the Army’s Inspector General competition. (Army Reserve Photo courtesy of Master Sgt. Franklin Mallol)
May 17, 2023 - The Army Reserve recently awarded the best of the best in the Inspector General corps, and this year’s winner is Master Sgt. Franklin Mallol from the 88th Readiness Division...

Mechanic, bartender and 40 years of service
U.S. Army Reserve CW3 Wendy Hoven observes Soldiers as they run diagnostics on a trailer at Fort McCoy, Wis. On May 3, 2023.
May 11, 2023 - Many things have changed in the world since 1985. The Berlin Wall was still standing and the space shuttle Challenger disaster was still a few months away. In the Army, you could still smoke at your desk and women were...

Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker
Commanding General, 88th Readiness Division

Command Sergeant Major Gregory Betty
Command Sergeant Major, 88th Readiness Division

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