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.
LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
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FAQs: COVID-19 impact to the U.S. Army Reserve
April 3, 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.

Embracing the Combined Best Warrior Challenge
Sgt. Rohity Shrestha, the supply sergeant for the 356th Broadcast Operations Detachment during the Combined Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Best Warrior Competition, celebrates after finding one of her three points needed to complete the day portion of the Land Navigation Course within the Combined Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL) Best Warrior Competition (BWC). The Combined BWC highlights individual readiness and recognizes Soldiers who demonstrate commitment to the Army Values, embody the Warrior Ethos, as well as represent the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal Federal Reserve Force in the history of the Nation.
March 22, 2020 - “I think I’m lost,” exclaims Sgt. Rohity Shrestha, the supply sergeant for the 356th Broadcast Operations Detachment, while stepping out of the wood-line to find an unexpected swamp before her. “I worry I’m not very good at a lot of these warrior tasks,” says Shrestha, adding, “But that’s the point of this competition to help train me to be a better all-around Soldier."

Cobra Gold 20: 340th Public Affairs Detachment tests mettle
Staff Sgt. David Graves, Army Reserve 340th PAD Operations Noncommissioned Officer captures a photo during the opening ceremony rehearsal for Exercise Cobra Gold 20 at Camp Akathotsarot, Phitsanulok, Feb. 24, 2020. Our relationship with the Kingdom of Thailand remains one of our most important in Southeast Asia. Exercise Cobra Gold 20 demonstrates the commitment of the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States to our long-standing alliance. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Spence)
March 11, 2020 - Exercise Cobra Gold 20 is a Thailand and United States co-sponsored Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) and Joint Theater Security Cooperation (JTSC) exercise annually conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand. The 340th Public Affairs Detachment is among those telling the story of the exercise.

Army Reserve Soldiers honor African-American history pioneer
Maj. Gen. Mark Palzer, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, presents a Meritorious Unit Citation to former Sgt. Hilda P. Griggs, who served in the Second World War’s 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the only all-African American, all-female unit to deploy overseas during the war. The theme of this year’s Black History Month observance is, “Honoring the Past, Securing the Future.” The Department of Defense is commemorating the 75th anniversary of World War II by recognizing the contributions and sacrifices made by African-American service members. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Bethany Huff, 99th Readiness Division)
Feb. 28, 2020 - Soldiers of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division celebrated African-American History Month by honoring a trailblazer Feb. 22 at the Maj. John P. Pryor U.S. Army Reserve Center here.

81st Readiness Division hosts Effects Coordination Board to maximize collaboration, increase efficiencies among readiness divisions
81st Readiness Division Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones, hosts an Effects Coordination Board for senior U.S. Army Reserve leadership across the four readiness divisions nationwide at the 81st RD Headquarters, Feb. 7-8, 2020. Guests collaborated on four key lines of effort to meet readiness objectives: human resources, infrastructure, operations and logistics. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christina M. Dion)
Feb. 14, 2020 - The 81st Readiness Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones hosted an Effects Coordination Board for senior U.S. Army Reserve leadership across the four readiness divisions nationwide at the 81st RD Headquarters, Feb. 7-8, 2020.

Army Reserve Soldier honors trailblazer at Martin Luther King event
Maj. Lakisha Hale-Earle, chief of G1 plans and training for U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division (right), pays tribute to former Sgt. Hilda P. Griggs, who served in the Second World War’s 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion (left), during New Jersey’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration Jan. 19 at the N.J. State Museum Auditorium in Trenton. The 6888th was the first-and-only all-African American, all-female unit to deploy overseas during the war. It consisted of 855 women under the command of Lt. Charity Adams, the first African-American woman commissioned in the Women’s Army Corps. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sal Ottaviano)
Jan. 20, 2020 - 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 here.

380th Army Reserve Band spreading double holiday cheer
Sgt. Courtney Tucker and Sgt. Rhea Tucker are giving double vision as they take a moment by the Christmas tree after performing for the staff and patients at Richmond Veterans Hospital. The 380th Army Reserve Band has been playing for the hospital for the last couple of years bringing holiday cheer to the staff and patients.
Dec. 17, 2019 - The crowd is jamming to "Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer" as the 380th Army Reserve Band plays the tune and then you hear a shout from the crowd: “Are those two twins?” However, the band keeps playing.

Army Reserve band mentors youth at Valley Forge Military Academy
The Valley Forge Military Academy and College Band plays during a joint holiday concert Dec. 6 at the academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The event offered students in the VFMAC Band a one-of-a-kind learning and mentoring experience – after playing some song selections, students watched the U.S. Army Reserve’s 78th Army Band perform before members of both bands combined to play together for the grand finale. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Salvatore Ottaviano)
Dec. 16, 2019 - The 99th Readiness Division’s 78th Army Band and the Valley Forge Military Academy and College Band teamed up for a joint holiday concert performance Dec. 6 at the academy here.

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