New Jersey school named for Tuskegee Airman on Veterans Day
Educators, students, elected officials and military personnel celebrate during the Nov. 11 ceremony to rename the Park Middle School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, for Tuskegee Airman Malcolm E. Nettingham, who served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and died in 2020 just weeks short of his 102nd birthday. In 2007, he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his military service. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Deziree Lau, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Nov. 17, 2021 - The Park Middle School here was named for Tuskegee Airman Malcolm E. Nettingham during a ceremony held Nov. 11 in the school auditorium.“This is a great honor to rename the school that represents the legacy of Malcolm E...

War memorial named for U.S. Marine on Veterans Day
Col. John Wildermann, chief of Operations for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, joins more than 100 senior military leaders, community members, veterans and families for a Veterans Day ceremony to name the War Memorial Park in Abington, Pennsylvania, for local veteran Ed Micciolo, who was a former U.S. Marine who served in the Vietnam War. He was a long-time Public Works employee in Abington and a community leader who led the charge to build the memorial originally dedicated two years ago. Micciolo died in January 2020 shortly after the memorial was completed. (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Antonia Greene-Edwards, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Nov. 17, 2021 - The War Memorial Park here was named for local veteran Ed Micciolo during a ceremony Nov. 11 at the memorial site.More than 100 senior military leaders, community members, veterans and families participated in the Veterans...

Army Reserve ambassadors sharpen tools to build readiness
Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, delivers opening remarks during the division’s annual Ambassador Workshop Nov. 4-5 at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Nearly two-dozen Army Reserve ambassadors attended the workshop, which was designed to give the ambassadors the tools they need to support Soldier and unit readiness by developing awareness of, and advocacy for, the Army Reserve while serving as bridges to communities at the state and local level. For more information on the Army Reserve Ambassador Program, visit https://www.usar.army.mil/AmbassadorProgram/
Nov. 10, 2021 - Nearly two-dozen U.S. Army Reserve ambassadors attended the 99th Readiness Division’s annual Ambassador Workshop Nov. 4-5 at division headquarters here. The workshop was designed to give the ambassadors the tools they need to...

ROTC cadets ‘push boundaries’ during Ranger Challenge 2021
Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Drexel University march to their next event during this year’s 2nd Brigade Ranger Challenge Competition held Oct. 22-24 at various training areas on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Ranger Challenge is designed to test cadets’ mental and physical toughness, and to develop leadership while fostering teamwork and esprit-de-corps as teams participate in a series of graded events. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Oct. 27, 2021 - More than 500 Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets from schools throughout the northeast region competed in this year’s 2nd Brigade Ranger Challenge Competition here Oct. 22-24...

Army Reserve’s top enlisted Soldier challenges leaders to think ‘upstream’
Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Reserve, hosts a breakout session Oct. 11 to discuss recruiting and retention during the Association of the United States Army 2021 Annual Meeting & Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. He discussed the challenges of maintaining an all-volunteer force of Citizen-Soldiers with his fellow senior-enlisted leaders from units throughout the Army Reserve. “Today’s Army Reserve senior-enlisted breakout session is about people and culture change. The Army Reserve leadership cannot do this alone – we’re going to do this as a team. I need your help in embracing culture change,” Lombardo said. Dance with me in the park – don’t make me dance by myself,” he added, referencing a TED Talk entitled, “How to Start a Movement” about how a leader is only as strong as his or her followers. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Oct. 13, 2021 - The command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Reserve hosted a breakout session Oct. 11 to discuss recruiting and retention during the Association of the United States Army 2021 Annual Meeting & Exposition at the Walter E...

New Army Reserve Ambassador appointed to Connecticut
Beth A. Pritchard has been appointed to the position of U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador for Connecticut. The Army Reserve Ambassador Program was established in 1998 to promote awareness of the Army Reserve, its goals and objectives, and to serve as a vital bridge in our states/communities to further educate and garner support for the Army Reserve. For more information, visit http://www.usar.army.mil/Featured/Ambassador-Program/ (courtesy photo)
Oct. 12, 2021 - Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, has confirmed the appointment by Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve...

Army Reserve leaders honor 9/11 fallen
The U.S. Army Reserve honors six Soldiers who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center during a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony held Sept. 12 outside the Ernie Pyle U.S. Army Reserve Center on Fort Totten in Queens, New York. This annual event, hosted this year by the 151st Theater Information Operations Group, pays tribute to the former 77th Regional Support Command’s Chief Warrant Officer Ronald Bucca, Staff Sergeant Frederick Ill, Captain Michael Mullan, Sergeant Shawn Powell, Captain Mark Whitford and Lieutenant Colonel William Pohlmann. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Deziree Lau, 99th RD PAO)
Sept. 14, 2021 - The U.S. Army Reserve honored six Soldiers who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center during a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony held Sept. 12 outside the Ernie Pyle U.S. Army Reserve Center...

Former Army Reserve Ambassador, Soldier recalls 9/11 attack on Pentagon
Former Virginia Army Reserve Ambassador Isabelle Slifer, seated, receives the Public Service Commendation Medal Aug. 25 in recognition of her six years of service as an ambassador. In early September 2001, when she was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army reserve, Slifer started a new job at the U.S. Department of the Army Headquarters in the Pentagon. On 9/11, she and her coworkers narrowly escaped the terrorist attack that claimed 189 lives at the Pentagon that morning. Also pictured are (from left): Vonda Chisolm, Army Reserve Ambassador Program coordinator; Slifer’s husband, Gediminas Naujokaitis; Chanda Caro, 99th Readiness Division ambassador coordinator; Slifer’s son, Juozas F. Naujokaitis; and Franklin Childress, Army Reserve Strategic Communications deputy director. (Courtesy photo)
Sept. 10, 2021 - Former Virginia Army Reserve Ambassador Isabelle Slifer received the Public Service Commendation Medal Aug. 26, recognizing her six years of service as an ambassador...

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