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.
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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.
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 talks about the incompatibility of extremist groups and service in America's Army Reserve. New version has direction for commanders--including holding Soldiers accountable.
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99th Readiness Division Soldiers test out the new ACFT for the first time in Londonderry, New Hampshire.
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LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
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.

Public affairs Soldiers prepare for the future
Spc. Raevyn Reader, a U.S. Army Reserve paralegal specialist from the 200th Military Police Command out of Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, answers questions during an on-camera interview with public affairs Soldiers training to become mass communication specialists as part of the Task Force 46S conversion course at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, July 20, 2019. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Brigitte Morgan)
July 23, 2019 - In the face of ever-changing technology, emerging media platforms and shifts in readers’ interests, U.S. Army Reserve public affairs Soldiers have been adapting to meet the needs of commanders on the battlefield.

Army announces Expert Soldier Badge
Army senior leaders announced the implementation of the Expert Soldier Badge, June 14. Similar to the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Expert Field Medical Badge, the ESB will allow commanders the opportunity to recognize Soldiers outside the Infantry, Special Forces and medical communities who have met a high standard of performance in physical fitness and warfighting tasks. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army graphic)
June 17, 2019 - In conjunction with the U.S. Army's 244th Birthday, the Army announced a new proficiency badge today, called the Expert Soldier Badge. The ESB is designed to improve lethality, recognize excellence in Solder combat skills and increase individual, unit and overall Army readiness. The ESB is the equivalent of the Expert Infantry Badge and Expert Field Medical Badge but for all other military occupational specialties in the Army. Commanders will soon be able to use the badge to recognize Soldiers who attain excellence in physical fitness and marksmanship and a high standard of expertise in land navigation and performing warfighting tasks. 

Federal Reserve Bank, Army Reserve honor fallen service members
Officer Miles Noonan of the Federal Reserve Police helps conduct the Missing Man Table ceremony as the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia hosts its third-annual Memorial Day remembrance ceremony May 23 at its headquarters to honor those men and women in uniform who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the nation. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. The institution holds a remembrance ceremony the Thursday before Memorial Day every year. The Missing Man Table ceremony pays tribute to the nation’s fallen, missing and imprisoned military service members.
May 23, 2019 - The Federal Reserve Bank hosted its third-annual Memorial Day remembrance ceremony May 23 at its headquarters here to honor those men and women in uniform who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the nation.

U.S. Army launches first-ever Army Week-Pittsburgh
The U.S. Army Drill Team helps kick off the Army’s first-ever Army Week-Pittsburgh during the opening ceremony and expo May 4 at the city’s Point State Park. The kickoff event included performances by the 28th Infantry Division Army Band and the U.S. Army Drill Team, as well as remarks from several senior Army leaders. Army Week–Pittsburgh is a Total Army community outreach effort to connect the Pittsburgh community and its citizens with the Army they haven't met yet — including active Army, National Guard and Army Reserve.
May 6, 2019 - The U.S. Army kicked off its first-ever Army Week-Pittsburgh with an opening ceremony and expo May 4 at the city’s Point State Park.

Breaking the barrier into higher education
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Laura Crespo, a bandsman for the 78th Army Band, performs “Time after time” with Spc. Luis Gastaliturris, a bandsman with the 78th Army Band, for the West End House Boys and Girls Club in Allston, Massachusetts, April 12. Crespo is a senior at Berklee School of Music. The U.S. Army Reserve provided Crespo with opportunities away from her hometown in Puerto Rico. “My mom always said take the first opportunity to leave Puerto Rico, and make a life out there,” said Crespo.
April 18, 2019 - What does a career look like that embodies two very seemingly different callings into a beautiful composition? Potentially a conflicting disaster? However, students from Berklee College of Music are challenging their skills from their part-time jobs and pushing the limits of their higher education to see what the results will yield.

U.S. Army launches first-ever Army Week in Boston
Elected officials and senior Army leaders helped kick off the U.S. Army’s first-ever Army Week in Boston April 8 with an event at the city’s historic Faneuil Hall. Army Week - Boston is a Total Army community outreach effort to connect the Boston community and its citizens with the Army they haven't met yet.
April 9, 2019 - The U.S. Army kicked off its first-ever Army Week here April 8 with an event at the city’s historic Faneuil Hall.

Tuskegee Airman posthumously honored after decades MIA
Marla L. Andrews (right), daughter of U.S. Army Air Forces Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson, receives her father’s medals from Brig. Gen. Twanda E. Young, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army’s Human Resources Command, during a Feb. 24 ceremony held at Fountain Baptist Church in Summit, New Jersey. Dickson was a Tuskegee Airman declared missing in action after his plane crashed in Europe in December 1944. Dickson’s remains were identified in November 2018 using the latest DNA tests, making him the first to be identified out of more than two-dozen Tuskegee Airmen declared MIA during World War II.
Feb. 26, 2019 - SUMMIT, N.J. – As Black History Month draws to a close, so does the mystery of U.S. Army Air Forces Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson, a Tuskegee Airman declared missing in action after his plane crashed in Europe in December 1944.

Maj. Gen. Mark W. Palzer
Commanding General 99th Readiness Division
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Command Sergeant Major Andrew Lombardo
Command Sergeant Major
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