New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way and the New Jersey Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission hosted the state’s annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 19 at the N.J. State Museum Auditorium in Trenton. Maj. Lakisha Earl-Hale, G-1 chief of plans for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division headquartered at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, served as guest speaker for the event.
The 99th Readiness Division welcomes their new Command Sergeant Major John Zimmerman.
The U.S. Army Reserve promotes officers through scholarships that allow them to go to school while serving their country.
This is the third installment of the 99th Readiness Division's Readiness Report. This is a quarterly video broadcast aimed to feature news around the division featuring readiness, programs and Soldiers skills.
What does pre-deployment training look like? The 53rd Military History Detachment shows us their Solider skills at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
The 78th Army Band flooded the Rehoboth Beach, Delaware community with a variety of musical tunes, Aug. 18. The band performs throughout the year in several venues across the 99th Readiness Division region, providing the local communities a taste of what the U.S. Army Reserve has to offer through their musical talents.
The 353rd Civil Affairs Command Unit from Staten Island, New York, teams up with the 99th Readiness Division to strengthen Soldiers and their spouses bond. Lt. Col. (CH) Christopher Cross conducts classes with tips, resources and "The 5 Languages of Love" to help better military couple's relationship.
Suicides among our ranks affect not only Families but also unit readiness and morale - directly hampering the capability, combat-readiness, and lethality of America's Army Reserve.
Maj. Saphira Ocasio, with the 200th Military Police Command, shares her personal story about how a struggle with her sexual identity brought her face-to-face with thoughts of suicide. This story is part of a series of videos for "Voices of Strength," a campaign produced by the 200th MP Command's Suicide Prevention and Public Affairs Staff Offices. The video series offers a revamped look at suicide prevention, using real, unscripted stories of U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers involved with suicide, either through personal thoughts or attempts, the loss of a loved one, loss of a Soldier, or through the perspective of the investigative officers. The goal of these videos is to offer new content for suicide prevention training and discussion during unit training activities to reduce suicide rates across the force. These U.S. Army Reserve videos are produced by David Dummer and directed by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret, and edited by both in a collaborative effort. All interviews were filmed at the Defense Media Activity studios. For more credits, please see video credits at the end of each film.
The Soldier Readiness Improvement Program is bringing readiness across the 13 state region of the 99th Readiness Division. Spc. Veronica Ygarza, a medical healthcare specialist with the 99th Readiness Division, describes what the SRIP team does and provides to Soldiers within the region.
1st Lt. Antigone Lowery with the 256th Combat Support Hospital in Twinsburg, Ohio, assist with unit ministry functions as other soldiers go through the C6 exercise at Fob Liberty, Fort Mccoy. Lowery said becoming a Chaplain plays a very important part in assuring that the soldiers in her unit are being taken care of spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Sgt. Terrance Kainz (Kin-es), the range noncommissioned officer in charge for the 603rd Military Police Company, runs range operations from the tower, kicking off their weapon validation event called gunnery. This is the Kearney, Missouri native’s first time operating range procedures on his own. The trust from his command team, allows Kainz to ensure their Soldiers are mission cable despite what the weather has in store for them.
Pfc. Teresa French, a paralegal with the U.S. Army Reserve’s 368th Engineer Battalion in Londonderry, New Hampshire, speaks about being the first female in her family to join the Army during the Army Reserve’s 2019 Paralegal Warrior Training Course at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Paralegal Warrior gives Army Reserve and National Guard paralegal Soldiers a chance to hone their job skills. The two-week course is held annually in July.
This is the second installment of the 99th Readiness Division's Readiness Report. This is a quarterly video broadcast aimed to feature news around the division.
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, reminds Soldiers to be aware of what they can and cannot do politically: "Make sure you understand the difference between your rights as a citizen and your responsibilities as a Soldier."
The Double Eagle App is latest resource for leaders, Soldiers, Family members, and Department of the Army Civilians to get up-to-date information about the America's Army Reserve.
LTG Charles D Luckey talks about the incompatibility of extremist groups and service in America's Army Reserve. New version has direction for commanders--including holding Soldiers accountable.
Today's Army Reserve covers more than 20 time zones across five continents. We are a battle-tested force facing a future with sophisticated adversaries. We must shift our focus and continue to adapt. We must be physically fit, mentally tough, and determined to defeat the enemy and dominate our foes. America's Army Reserve: the most capable, combat-ready, lethal federal reserve force in the history of the nation. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Calvin Reimold, Spc. Maria Casneiro and Sgt. 1st Class Jerimiah Richardson)
327th Medical Detachment teaches Soldiers the BASICS of mental health
U.S. Army Spc. Sean Ford, a behavioral health tech with the 327th Combat Operation Stress Control, leads a class on mental health in the CENTCOM area of responsibility, Aug. 1, 2020. The behavioral aspects of health in a command structure class teaches Soldiers resiliency, stress management, effective communication, team building. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Andrew Valenza)
Aug. 7, 2020 - If you or your Soldiers are struggling with mental health issues while deployed odds are there are people right around the corner ready to help.

Army historians document actionable history during COVID-19 operations
NEW YORK – Capt. Julian Woodhouse, officer in charge of the 315th Military History Detachment, works COVID-19 Operations supporting Dept. of Defense Task Force New York from the Moxy Hotel in Times Square, one of the primary operations centers for the Task Force. Woodhouse is part of the team of U.S. Army historians mobilized across the continental United States documenting COVID-19 operations for the U.S. Army. U.S. Army North, as U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, supported various needs including public hospitals in New York City and New Jersey, responding to COVID-19 in concert and coordination with state and local entities as well as other federal organizations such as FEMA and Dept. of Health and Human Services.  (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Lamont Bradford)
June 11, 2020 - In 245 years, the U.S. Army has fought wars and conducted stability and support operations overseas and on home soil, often while fighting deadly diseases at the same time. Continental soldiers faced smallpox outbreaks during the Revolutionary War; their descendants had to contend with a massive influenza pandemic during World War I. Now, as U.S. forces continue to carry out their various missions worldwide, U.S. Army historians are documenting stories from the front line of the COVID-19 battle across the United States, in an effort to preserve the lessons of current events for future generations.

New Army lieutenant fulfills childhood desire to serve
Second Lt. Samuel Quintero (left), a City College of New York student who received his commission June 5 through the City University of New York’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, will serve at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center in Long Island. The Malverne, Long Island native has been described as “mature beyond his years, a hard worker, an avid learner and open to the opportunities that the Army had to offer him,” by Lt. Col. Nichole Drakeford, professor of military science at CUNY. (Courtesy Photo)
June 5, 2020 - Sixteen cadets from the City University of New York’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps became Army second lieutenants during a virtual commissioning ceremony June 5.

Army Reserve division hosts virtual Effects Coordination Board
Dr. Mikey Kloster (right), chief of staff for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, prepares to kick off the virtual Effects Coordination Board June 3-4 from division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The ECB is intended to facilitate unity of effort across the Army Reserve by synchronizing and integrating readiness effects and building relationships with supported commands. “The ECB process is not for the readiness divisions,” explained Maj. Gen. Mark Palzer, 99th RD commanding general. “It is for all the Soldiers in the Army Reserve, and this is the forum for input to all of those leaders to help us come up with the best solution sets to support the Soldiers.” (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Bethany Huff)
June 5, 2020 - The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division once again led the way in making “virtual” the new reality as it hosted a virtual Effects Coordination Board June 3-4 from its headquarters here.

FAQs: COVID-19 impact to the U.S. Army Reserve
May 19, 2020 - These questions have been submitted by Soldiers to various U.S. Army Reserve social media websites. Here, Soldiers may find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Army Reserve band creates interactive virtual mentorship program
Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Greeson, Saxophone player for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 78th Army Band, teaching a master class on Advanced Saxophone Technique, April 29, 2020. As COVID-19 pandemic social-distancing guidelines shuttered schools in March 2020, Tedrick and fellow band member Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Greeson devised and created a fully interactive virtual music mentorship program for the quarantined elementary and high school students. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Greeson)
May 12, 2020 - “When we first heard we were going to be out of the classroom due to the pandemic, we were told to give our students lessons for two weeks, but we knew we would be out considerably longer,” said Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Tedrick, tuba player for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 78th Army Band.

Army Reserve division makes ‘virtual’ a reality
Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Tedrick, tuba player for the 99th Readiness Division’s 78th Army Band, leads a virtual master class on tuba fundamentals April 29, 2020. As COVID-19 pandemic social-distancing guidelines shuttered schools in March 2020 Tedrick and fellow band member Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Greeson devised and created a fully interactive virtual music mentorship program for the quarantined elementary and high school students. In response to the ongoing pandemic, the 99th RD is spearheading several virtual initiatives to support the 45,000 Army Reserve Soldiers living and serving throughout the division’s 13-state region stretching from Maine to Virginia.
May 1, 2020 - For the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, “virtual” has become the new reality. The 99th RD provides programs and installation support services to enable trained and ready Army Reserve units and individuals to mobilize and deploy – a challenging mission made all-the-more daunting by COVID-19 social-distancing guidelines.

Everything counts in fight against COVID-19
Spc. Albertico Saldana-Figveroa, with the 341st Medical Logistics Command, monitors the calibration of a ventilator, at the 99th Readiness Division (Medical) Equipment Concentration Site, Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst, New Jersey, April 20. Calibrations can typically take four to eight hours to complete on each ventilator. These tests are important as the ventilators may be used in support of ongoing operations against COVID-19. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, is providing military support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help communities in need. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jahkeem Folks)
April 23, 2020 - “The fight should not be determined by whether or not you are currently on the front lines or in the support role. We should all understand every little bit helps,” said Sgt. 1st Class Rodrick Mingo with the U.S. Army Reserve’s 424th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 3rd Medical Command.

Maj. Gen. Mark W. Palzer
Commanding General 99th Readiness Division

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