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."
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LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
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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.

Army Reserve general commemorates turning point in American Revolution
Maj. Gen. Mark Palzer, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division (left), prepares to fire a musket with help from Army Reserve Ambassador Larry Rubini during the 67th annual re-enactment of Gen. George Washington crossing the Delaware River Dec.8 at Washington Crossing Historic Park in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. This event commemorates Washington’s actual crossing Dec. 25-26, 1776, when he led several thousand troops across the icy river to conduct a surprise attack on enemy forces in Trenton.
Dec. 11, 2019 - The Friends of Washington Crossing Historic Park hosted the 67th annual re-enactment of Gen. George Washington crossing the Delaware River on Dec.8 at Washington Crossing Historic Park here.

Army Reserve leader in lockstep with Bronx veterans
Maj. Gen. Mark Palzer, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division and senior geographic commander for the northeast, joined fellow service members and veterans for the 35th Annual Bronx Veterans Day Parade Nov. 10. “We must ensure that the military continues to endure; we need to remain ready at all times,” said Palzer, who served tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq. “The key to military success is your continued support as a community, as a nation.” (U.S. Army Photo by Sal Ottaviano, 99th DIV(R))
Nov. 13, 2019 - The U.S. Army Reserve’s senior geographic commander for the northeast region joined in the 35th annual Bronx Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 10.

U.S. Army Reserve honors Soldiers lost on 9/11
Maj. Gen. Mark Palzer, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, pays his respects during the 9/11 Day of Remembrance ceremony Sept. 8 outside the Ernie Pyle U.S. Army Reserve Center on Fort Totten, New York. The annual event honors the six Soldiers of the U.S. Army Reserve’s former 77th Regional Support Command who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Rodney Roldan)
Sept. 10, 2019 - Intermittent voice chatter and static from firefighters’ handheld radios made for chilling accompaniment as a bagpiper played “Amazing Grace” during the 9/11 Day of Remembrance ceremony here Sept. 8. This annual event honors the six Soldiers of the U.S. Army Reserve’s former 77th Regional Support Command who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

U.S. Army Reserve division welcomes new top NCO
Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Zimmerman, the incoming command sergeant major, passes the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division colors to 1st Sgt. Earl Morgan, the 99th Readiness Division Headquarters and Headquarters Company first sergeant, during a change of responsibility ceremony Sept. 7, 2019. The change of responsibility is a transition that is rich with symbolism and heritage, and serves the dual function of recognizing the enlisted service of the departing command sergeant major, and providing official recognition of the change of responsibility as senior noncommissioned officer to the incoming command sergeant major. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. Bethany L. Huff)
Sept. 7, 2019 - As Hurricane Dorian departed the nation’s eastern seaboard, one east-coast native arrived here to serve as the U.S. Army Reserve’s senior non-commissioned officer from Maine to Virginia.

U.S. Army Band Swirls Up a Storm at The Beach
Soldiers in the 78th Army Band stationed in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, put on a musical performance for the community at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Aug.18. The army band uses these performances to help build a stronger relationship with the community and the Soldiers. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Pfc. Jahkeem Folks)
Aug. 22, 2019 - On a humid evening, one can hear instruments strumming, soldiers singing, and the chants of the crowd as they enjoy an engaging performance on the beach by the Soldiers from the 78th Army Band based out of Joint-Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.

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