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.

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.

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


Command Sergeant Major Andrew Lombardo
Command Sergeant Major
VIEW BIO

Join the Conversation!