Retired Maj. Alvin Lopez (left) and retired Sgt. 1st Class Yara Lopez have worked together as both Soldiers and civilians for more than 20 years while managing a 17-year marriage with two children. They both officially retired together on Dec. 31, 2020. The pair currently works for the 99th Readiness Division headquartered on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. (courtesy photo)
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.
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Maj. Gen. Mark W. Palzer
Commanding General 99th Readiness Division

Command Sgt. Maj. John K. Zimmerman
Command Sergeant Major, 99th Readiness Division
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