Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, served as keynote speaker and panelist during The Manufacturing Institute’s annual Workforce Summit Oct. 17 at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta, Georgia. Belanger shared details about efforts the Army Reserve is making to connect Soldiers with careers in varied fields, to include manufacturing, through its Private Public Partnership Office, which collaborates with organizations that can assist Soldiers with civilian employment opportunities. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Col. John Wildermann (left), congressional legislative liaison for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, greets 90-year-old Korean War Veterans Walter Larkin during Boston Veterans Day Parade Nov. 4. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. military’s All-Volunteer Force, which represented a paradigm shift for the military – instead of drafting young Americans to fill the ranks of the armed forces, the military began depending exclusively on volunteers, as it still does today. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Brig. Gen. Daniel Hershkowitz, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division honors Veterans during the Veterans Recognition breakfast hosted by Manheim Auto Auction.
Brig. Gen. Daniel Hershkowitz, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 99th Readiness Division and 1st Lt. Michael Deprenger, deputy commanding generals aide de camp, 99th Readiness during the 9th Annual Philadelphia Parade Sunday Wed. Nov 5, 2023.
Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, takes part in the 39th Annual Bronx Veterans Day Parade Nov. 12, which focused on honoring America’s Vietnam veterans. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Brig. Gen. Dan Hershkowitz, deputy commanding general of the Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, took part in the Baltimore City Veterans Day Parade Nov. 10. Marching in the parade were Maj. Gen. Janeen Birckhead, The Adjutant General for the Maryland National Guard who served as the parade’s grand marshal, and Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Sal Ottaviano, 99th RD Public Affairs)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Kris Belanger, 99th Readiness Division commanding general, tours Fort Dix in a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 20, 2023. JB MDL conducted a tour on Fort Dix to demonstrate the base’s readiness to rapidly train and respond to new threats globally. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aidan Thompson)
Brig. Gen. Daniel Hershkowitz, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, during the Intrepid Museum’s Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony Dec. 7 in New York City.
Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, served as keynote speaker for the annual Wreaths Across America event held Dec. 16 at Valley Forge’s Washington Memorial Chapel. The event was hosted by the Society of the Descendants of Washington’s army at Valley Forge. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger (pictured) assumed command of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division from Maj. Gen. Rodney L. Faulk during a change-of-command ceremony Aug. 11 at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Belanger, a New Jersey native of Wantage Township in Sussex County, is now responsible for providing logistic and administrative support for nearly 45,000 Army Reserve Soldiers living and serving throughout the Northeastern United States. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Retired Army Col. and Maryland Army Reserve Ambassador Edna W. Cummings stands with friends and colleagues, to include Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division (second from right), during the 122nd birthday celebration of the Army War College held at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, Nov. 15, 2023.
Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, leads a group of Army Reserve senior leaders on a tour of the 99th Readiness Division’s Equipment Concentration Site 27 May 5 during the Yearly Training Brief hosted May 4-7 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. At the ECS, Daniels led discussions on best practices and efficiencies regarding repair and maintenance of Army Reserve vehicles and equipment. Ensuring the Army Reserve remains ready to deploy as needed is a priority for commanders across the formation. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
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)
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)
Mr. Stephen Harlan, 99th Readiness Division command historian, continued the division’s Staff Ride Program this past fall as its Soldiers and civilian employees learned lessons from the history of lower Manhattan. The intent of the Staff Ride Program is to give participants a greater appreciation for, and provide historical context to, their potential role in responding to natural and manmade disasters. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Sal Ottaviano, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Army Reserve Soldiers stationed in New York lent a hand to honor a long-missing casualty of World War II Nov. 19 at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Queens, New York. First Lt. John Joseph Heffernan Jr. served in the 490th Bombardment Squadron with the U.S. Army Air Corps. On Feb. 22, 1944, at age 24, he and six crewmates were lost when their B25G bomber caught fire and crashed into a field in Burma. From January to March 2019, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency conducted a recovery mission at the crash site of Heffernan’s bomber in Burma, now known as Myanmar. On Nov. 2, 2021, the DPAA positively identified Heffernan’s remains through DNA technology, from among those recovered. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Sal Ottaviano, 99th Readiness Division 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)
Photo of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Staff, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Veterans and guests of today’s ESGR Statement of Support signing Nov 9 in Parsippany, N.J.
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)
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)
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Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger
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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