Delaware Army Reserve Ambassador Stephan Murphy addresses local government officials during the monthly Chiefs of Police meeting held at the Dover Police Department in Delaware. “It’s council meetings like these that allow community members like me to educate, engage and make connections where we otherwise wouldn’t have one," Murphy said. Army Reserve Ambassadors are key influential volunteers with significant ties to their communities. They are people who operate at state and local level who represent the Chief of the Army Reserve without salary, wages or other benefits. To find more about the Ambassador program visit https://www.usar.army.mil/AmbassadorProgram/ (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Deziree Lau, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 99th Readiness Division, joined the Fire Department of New York for a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Sept. 11 at Fort Totten in Queens, New York City. The event honored the 343 firefighters and six U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers who were killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Five of the six Soldiers killed were also members of the FDNY in their civilian careers. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Salvatore Ottaviano, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Capt. Jared Shoemaker, Defense Support of Civil Authorities planner for the Army Reserve's 99th Readiness Division (left), briefs Mr. Jose Flores and Sgt. 1st Class Juan Figueroa of the 99th RD G3 during the division's staff exercise May 13 at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The exercise was designed to establish and validate 99th RD actions in preparation for, and response to, a natural or man-made disaster. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, 99th Readiness Division commanding general, takes part in the July 4 Princeton Battlefield State Park celebration in Princeton, New Jersey. The event celebrated America's birthday, honored America’s history and accomplishments, and paid homage to the historic Battle of Princeton. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Deziree Lau, 99th RD Public Affairs)
(From left) Douglas Coppola, 99th Readiness Division director of Resource Management, Kevin Brew, 99th RD chief of accounting, and Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, 99th RD commanding general, gather during Brew’s Assistant Secretary of the Army Financial Management and Comptroller award recognition June 22 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Brew is the only U.S Army Reserve recipient of this year's award. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Deziree Lau, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, 99th Readiness Division commanding general, receives the safety brief prior to the aerial training and capabilities reconnaissance tour during the Effects Coordination Board June 16-17 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The ECB is an annual board where organizational leaders gather to facilitate a unified front across the Army Reserve to synchronize and integrate readiness while building enterprises with supported commands. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Deziree Lau, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Military and civilian leaders joined family members inside the Military Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery June 15 to celebrate President Joe Biden’s signing of the “Six Triple Eight” Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2021. The act awards the Congressional Gold Medal to the members of the Women’s Army Corps who were assigned to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, better known as the “Six Triple Eight,” during World War II. The “Six Triple Eight” is now the only women’s military unit to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal. (U.S. Army photo by Sal Ottaviano, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk (left), commanding general of the Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, and Air Vice-Marshal Mick Smeath, British defence attache to the United States, place a memorial wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington Square in Philadelphia June 14 as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrating her 70 years on the throne of England. The day’s events began with a naturalization ceremony for 13 new U.S. citizens at the National Constitution Center, followed by remarks from several senior Army leaders celebrating Flag Day and the U.S. Army’s 247th birthday, the administering of the Oath of Enlistment to dozens of new Army recruits, and a traditional cutting of the Army birthday cake. (U.S. Army photo by Sal Ottaviano, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Army Sgt. Taylor Bussiere was among doezens of Soldiers attending a virtual Yellow Ribbon event this past weekend in preparation for her first military deployment. The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division continues to host virtual Yellow Ribbon events for Soldiers to share the numerous military-related resources, opportunities and benefits available to them before, during and after deployment. (U.S. Army screencapture by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Col. Jon Brierton (center), commander of U.S. Army Support Activity-Fort Dix and deputy commander-Army of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, cuts the ceremonial cake at 99th Readiness Division headquarters April 22 during a cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate the U.S. Army Reserve's 114th birthday. As tradition dictates, joining Brierton is Sgt. 1st Class Bonilla Allen, the oldest Soldier present (left), and Sgt. Kelvin Santiago, the youngest Soldier present. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Army Reserve Ambassador Stephan Murphy of Delaware speaks with students and parents who had the chance to learn about the benefits of combining higher education with uniformed service during the Army Opportunity Day hosted March 22 at the Valley Forge Military College in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The event featured representatives from colleges and universities such as the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Temple University, Princeton University, Drexel University, Villanova University, the University of Delaware, West Chester University and the College of New Jersey. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Sal Ottaviano, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta L. Pompey (right) became the senior-enlisted leader of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division April 8 during an assumption-of-responsibility ceremony at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Pompey is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this position throughout the 99th's 80-year history, dating back to the 99th Infantry Division in World War II. Also pictured are Maj. Gen. Rodney L. Faulk, 99th RD commanding general (center) and Sgt. Maj. Sandra M. Cook, 99th RD acting senior-enlisted leader. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Army Reserve expands Incident Command System courses
The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division is forging ahead with its new National Incident Management System’s Incident Command System courses. The 99th RD’s mission was to work as the lead agency in developing the Incident Command Training Program for the Army Reserve. After some pilot courses and forming a training system, the first official USAR courses will take place in January 2023. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Sept. 29, 2022 - The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division is forging ahead with its new National Incident Management System’s Incident Command System courses...

Delaware Army Reserve Ambassador engages with top cops
Delaware Army Reserve Ambassador Stephan Murphy addresses local government officials during the monthly Chiefs of Police meeting held at the Dover Police Department in Delaware. “It’s council meetings like these that allow community members like me to educate, engage and make connections where we otherwise wouldn’t have one,
Sept. 23, 2022 - "It’s really about giving back to the community,” said Stephan Murphy, Delaware Army Reserve Ambassador, as he addressed a room of local government officials during the monthly Chiefs of Police meeting held at the police...

Reserve rail advisor keeps Soldiers on the right track
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan L. Sims, a senior rail advisor of the 757th Expeditionary Railway Center (ERC), demonstrates air brake controls in a locomotive at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, August 6, 2022. Sims, a Florida native, began his railway career as a railway equipment repairman and is now a locomotive engineer. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Therese Prats)
Sept. 22, 2022 - Do you work at your dream job? Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan L. Sims does in not one, but two sectors. As a civilian, he’s a locomotive engineer for Amtrak. As a Soldier, he’s a senior rail advisor for the U.S. Army Reserve. Sims...

USAG Devens RFTA celebrates 105th anniversary
U.S. Army Garrison Commander welcomes the community, partners, and tenant units to Fort Devens Day. U.S. Army Garrison Fort Devens celebrated their 105th anniversary on August 20, 2022.
Sept. 6, 2022 - More than a thousand people from the surrounding communities came to U.S. Army Garrison Devens Reserve Forces Training Area (USAG Devens RFTA) celebration on Aug. 20 to honor the 105th anniversary of the establishment of...

Sibling Soldiers serve side-by-side
U.S. Army Reserve Pvt. Devon Hamilton, with the 490th Quartermaster Company, based out of Rochester, New York, left, poses with his sister Spc. Veronica Hamilton, with the 354th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, based out of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, during Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) on Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 10, 2022. The siblings are serving their first annual training together. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Kayleigh Casto)
Aug. 19, 2022 - Sibling Soldiers in the U.S. Army Reserve serve their first annual training together during the Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) here Aug. 6-19...

354th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment prepares subject-matter expert for media interaction
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 354th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, based in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, prepare U.S. Army Reserve Col. William Murrell, executive officer, 411th Hospital Center, based in Jacksonville, Florida, for an upcoming media interview during Global Medic Combat Support Training Exercise 86-22-02, at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 12,  2022. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Fatima Konteh)
Aug. 19, 2022 - U.S. Army Reserve Public Affairs Soldiers from the 354th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, reported to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, to provide critical mission support to commanders in simulated media...

Army Reserve division remains vigilant for disaster response
Capt. Jared Shoemaker, Defense Support of Civil Authorities planner for the Army Reserve's 99th Readiness Division (left), briefs Mr. Jose Flores and Sgt. 1st Class Juan Figueroa of the 99th RD G3 during the division's staff exercise May 13 at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The exercise was designed to establish and validate 99th RD actions in preparation for, and response to, a natural or man-made disaster. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
July 29, 2022 - In order to remain ready to assist in emergencies, the Army Reserve's 99th Readiness Division hosts periodic staff exercises to ensure it is prepared to conduct crisis management operations and support units conducting...

Army Reserve leader pays homage to Battle of Princeton on nation's birthday
Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, 99th Readiness Division commanding general, takes part in the July 4 Princeton Battlefield State Park celebration in Princeton, New Jersey. The event celebrated America's birthday, honored America’s history and accomplishments, and paid homage to the historic Battle of Princeton.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Deziree Lau, 99th RD Public Affairs)
July 6, 2022 - In April 1775, the Battle of Lexington and Concord was fought between Colonial militia and British regulars, inaugurating the American Revolutionary War. Approximately 60 days later, the Continental Congress authorized the...

Maj. Gen. Rodney L. Faulk
Commanding General, 99th Readiness Division
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Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta L. Pompey
Command Sergeant Major, 99th Readiness Division
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