Maj. Gen. Darrell J. Guthrie, commanding general of the 88th Readiness Division, gives his thoughts on dealing with extremism in the military.
The Cold Weather Operations Course allows students from all branches of the US Military to undergo two weeks of intense cold weather immersion training. Students are instructed in various cold weather operations and survival methods to include team work, skiing, camping for extended period out doors in winter conditions, starting fires, building shelters, preventing hypothermia, sno shoe and cross country ski navigation, and responding to emergency situations such as falling through ice. The course ending in January of 2021 hosted students from the US Navy, Marines, and Army ROTC.
The 388th Chemical Company, Junction City, Wis., trained with a simulator called Virtual Battle Space 3 at Fort McCoy, Wis., on Feb. 20-21, 2021. This system helps gunnery crews improve their coordination and communication in various scenarios.
A public service announcement about the benefits and availability of the Military Technician program across the 88th Readiness Division's 19-state region.
The 88th Readiness Division conducted a change of responsibility ceremony between Sgt. Maj. Rich Perez and Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory O. Betty at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, January 14. The ceremony marked Betty's new role as the senior enlisted advisor for the 88th RD.
Ohio Secretary of State joins the Army Reserve
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose takes the Oath of Enlistment at the Columbus Military Entrance Processing Station in Columbus, Ohio on March 1, 2021. LaRose joins the Army Reserve roughly 12 years after having left the Army to pursue an education, a family and career, but he always missed it. “Being a Soldier is part of who I am. It’s a part of me at my core.”
March 2, 2021 - It is not uncommon for a Soldier to join the Army, do some time, get out to pursue other ventures and come back in. What is unusual is when that Soldier comes back after 12 years, college and a family, having risen to the...

Army Reserve Soldier takes on Best Warrior Challenge
Spc. Karrimi Mihalek of the 88th Readiness Division's 220th Public Affairs Detachment participates in the 99th Readiness Division's FY21 Best Warrior Competition Train-Up event Feb. 22-26 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The event will prepare Soldiers for the upcoming Combined Readiness Division BWC by improving their depth of knowledge and proficiency in military skills in a competitive tactical environment. Further, it promotes and sustains a culture of excellence, leadership, individual readiness and team-building within the command.
Feb. 25, 2021 - Spc. Karrimi Mihalek likes a challenge – she recently moved from the National Guard to the Army Reserve, relocated to her home state of Michigan, and changed her Army job from fueler to public affairs specialist. Mihalek also...

Reserve Personnel Action Centers are one-stop shops
Sergeant Gage Hinderscheid, 92Y 2nd Detachment, 411th Logistics Support

Battalion, Fort McCoy, gets some great administrative support from Moya Tyson, Lead Military Personnel Administrative Specialist at the Fort McCoy, Wis., Reserve Personnel Action Center.  In addition to this one at Fort McCoy, the 88th Readiness Division has 11 more RPACS at facilities throughout its 19-state footprint, spanning Ohio to Washington state.  The RPACs provide vital guidance and assistance to Army Reserve Soldiers in the maintenance of their career records.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Freese)
Feb. 24, 2021 - Like many Soldiers in the Army Reserve, you have direct interest in making sure your personnel records are up to date for an upcoming promotion board. The Military Personnel Administrative Specialists – or MPASs – at the 88th...

Soldiers hone skills in virtual sandbox
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 388th Chemical Company engage targets from the standing position in the Engagement Skills Trainer at Fort McCoy, Wis., on Feb. 20, 2021.  In this context, the 388th Soldiers are using the EST to familiarize themselves with the Army's new, combat focused, rifle qualification.  Soldiers must fire from various positions, change a magazine, and remedy any weapons malfunctions on their own, without a time out, or do-over, called “alibi fire” in military parlance. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Freese)
Feb. 24, 2021 - Soldiers from the 388th Chemical Company based in Junction City, Wis., spent their Battle Assembly on Feb. 20-21, 2021, improving their skills virtually on simulators here.One of the simulators was the Engagement Skills...

Yes, qualified technicians maintain your tactical vehicle air conditioners
Michael Owens, a mechanic from AMSA shop 35, Elk Horn, Neb., reviews instructional materials during class time at the Air Conditioner Maintenance Course, conducted at the Fort McCoy Draw Yard. The course is offered every year, and multiple sessions are offered if enough students show interest. This particular session had 10 students from various locations throughout the 88th RD 19-state footprint.  Up to 12 students can take the course in a given session. (U.S. Army photo from video by Sgt. 1st Class John Freese)
Feb. 18, 2021 - The 88th Readiness Division's Directorate of Logistics recently hosted 10 students for the Air Conditioner Maintenance Course, conducted from the Draw Yard at Fort McCoy, Wis., on Feb. 10, 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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