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)
Unity beyond the diamond: Army participates at White Sox game opener
Steven Herman, civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army, Illinois (left), U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker, commanding general, 88th Readiness Division, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Antoinette Gant, chief, Army Enterprise Marketing Office, U.S. Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Rodney Boyd, adjutant general Illinois National Guard, and James Bland, civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army, Illinois (far right), pose for a photo during the Chicago White Sox home opener game at Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, March 28, 2024. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Shamika Hill)
April 10, 2024 - In the heart of baseball season’s opening day, where fans eagerly filled the stadium, another significant presence was there — the proud representation of the Army. Leaders from all three components of the Army, Army...

Country singer and Army Reserve Soldier Craig Morgan performs at opening day for Chicago White Sox
Country music star and Army Reserve Warrant Officer Craig Morgan Greer is cheered by baseball fans as the ‘Hero of the Game’ during the Chicago White Sox home opener versus the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on March 28, 2024. Morgan first joined the Army in 1985. Morgan is a combat veteran who served in Operation Just Cause, in Panama, and served with the 82nd Airborne Division, 101st Airborne Division and the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Regiment. He re-enlisted in the Army Reserve in 2023. 
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. David Lietz)
April 1, 2024 - Warrant Officer Craig Morgan Greer, a combat veteran who served in some of the Army’s most elite units, sang the National Anthem at the Chicago White Sox home opener versus the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field in...

Fort McCoy Garrison Soldiers hold simulations training effort at Engagement Skills Trainer
A Fort McCoy Garrison Soldier completes a training scenario on the Engagement Skills Trainer II simulator March 15, 2024, at Fort McCoy, Wis. According to the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center’s description of an Engagement Skills Trainer, the trainer is designed to simulate live-weapon training events that directly support individual and crew-served weapons qualification, including individual marksmanship, small unit collective and judgmental escalation-of-force exercises in a controlled environment. Every year more than 11,000 troops train on the Engagement Skills Trainer at Fort McCoy. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
March 27, 2024 - Fort McCoy Garrison Soldiers completed training scenarios on the Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) II simulator March 15 at Fort McCoy...

Soldiers gain unit armorer skills in unique course at Fort McCoy’s RTS-Maintenance
Soldiers who are students in the Regional Training Site-Maintenance Unit Armorer Course learn about how the different weapon systems work, about assembly and disassembly of those weapons, how to correct malfunctions, inspection, and more on March 6, 2024, at the facility at Fort McCoy, Wis. The course, taught by instructors Sgts. 1st Class Carlos Vazquez and Shane Bender, provides performance-oriented training on administrative and technical tasks required of a unit armorer in the Army. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
March 21, 2024 - Fifteen Soldiers who were students in the Regional Training Site (RTS)-Maintenance Unit Armorer Course in early March learned about how the different weapon systems work, about assembly and disassembly of those weapons, how...

Army Reserve Soldiers praise Fort McCoy Central Issue Facility exchange process; tests facility’s capabilities
Soldiers with the Army Reserve’s 204th Army Band completed an equipment exchange and turn-in March 5, 2024, at the Fort McCoy Central Issue Facility at Fort McCoy, Wis. The current Fort McCoy Central Issue Facility was originally built at a cost of more than $9 million and began operations at the building on Sept. 14, 2015. Operating out of a 62,548-square-foot facility in building 780, CIF personnel have plenty of space to store equipment and support customers. The facility is part of the Fort McCoy Logistics Readiness Center. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
March 21, 2024 - Numerous Soldiers with the Army Reserve’s 204th Army Band of Fort Snelling, Minnesota, were at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, on March 5 to exchange and turn in thousands of dollars worth of equipment to the Fort McCoy Central Issue...

85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command hosts relinquishment of command ceremony
A 21-gun salute is conducted in honor of Brig. Gen. Richard Corner, who relinquished command of the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command to Maj. Gen. Mark Lanes, acting commanding general of First Army, during a ceremony on March 1, 2024, at the 85th USARSC headquarters, completing his tenure as Commander.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
March 4, 2024 - Brig. Gen. Richard Corner relinquished command of the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command during a brief ceremony, March 1, 2024, to Maj. Gen. Mark Landes, acting commanding general of First Army...

Army Reserve battalion command teams meet to discuss command priorities
Battalion command teams, from across the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, pause for a photo during the 85th USARSC three-day BN CMD Teams Training event in Arlington Heights, Illinois, March 3, 2024, to learn about the budgeting process, mobilization and other key issues across the command.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. David Lietz)
March 4, 2024 - Army Reserve battalion command teams, assigned to the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, attended the annual battalion command teams training March 1-3, 2024 at the Paul G. Schulstad Army Reserve Center in Arlington...

Army Reserve officer makes history as first African American elected to city council in Berkley, Michigan
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Clarence Black, plans and operations officer for the 364th Theater Public Affairs Support Element. Black made history as the first African American elected to Berkley City Council, Michigan. (Courtesy Photo)
March 1, 2024 - “We all win when there is diversity because diversity makes us all better,” said U.S. Army Maj. Clarence Black, plans and operations officer for the 364th Theater Public Affairs Support Element. He is personally ensuring that...

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


Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas D. Dieckman
Command Sergeant Major, 88th Readiness Division
VIEW BIO


Join Our Conversation!

Facebook Twitter Instagram