Sgt. Benjamin Moran, 338th Army Band, 88th Readiness Division, sheaths the sword used to pass responsibility for U.S. Army Reserve Bands from Command Sgt. Maj. Sara E. Noskowiak to Master Sgt. Keith M. Barlow during a change of responsibility ceremony at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Oct. 20, 2018. Noskowiak owns the 1840 U.S. noncommissioned officer musicians sword. She displays it on a stand, made by her father, with four of her favorite U.S. Army challenge coins.
Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Reinert, commanding general of the 88th Readiness Division, hands an 1840 noncommissioned officer musicians sword to Master Sgt. Keith M. Barlow. The sword passing represents relinquishing responsibility from the outgoing senior noncomissioned officer to the incoming noncomissioned officer.
Master Sgt. Keith M. Barlow, U.S. Army Reserve Music sergeant major, 88th Readiness Division, inspects an 1840 U.S. noncomissioned officer musicians sword during a change of responsibility ceremony at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Oct. 20, 2018. Barlow takes over the position from Command Sgt. Maj. Sara E. Noskowiak. The sword passing represents relinquishing responsibility from the outgoing senior noncomissioned officer to the incoming noncomissioned officer.
Command Sgt. Maj. Sara E. Noskowiak, Mission Command Support Group command sergeant major, 88th Readiness Division, smiles and socializes after relinquishing responsibility of the U.S. Army Reserve Music Command Sergeant Major to Master Sgt. Keith M. Barlow during a change of responsibility ceremony at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Oct. 20, 2018.
Command Sgt. Maj. Sara E. Noskowiak, outgoing U.S. Army Reserve Music Sergeant Major, 88th Readiness Division, smiles proudly at her Meritorious Service Medal, given to her by Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Reinert, 88th Readiness Division commanding general, during the U.S. Army Reserve Music change of responsibility ceremony at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, October 20, 2018. Her successor, Master Sgt. Keith M. Barlow, applauds behind her. Noskowiak helped bring the position of U.S. Army Reserve Music Sergeant Major to the attention of U.S. Army Reserve Command by having all the readiness divisions sign a memorandum agreeing to support the position which manages all of the U.S. Army Reserve Music units.
Command Sgt. Maj. Sara E. Noskowiak, U.S. Army Reserve Music Command Sergeant Major, relinquishes her 1840 noncommissioned officer musicians sword to Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Reinert, 88th Readiness Division commanding general, during a change of responsibility ceremony at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Oct. 20th, 2018.
Sgt. Benjamin Moran, 338th Army Band, 88th Readiness Division, passes an 1840 U.S. noncommissioned officers sword to Command Sgt. Maj. Sara E. Noskowiak during a change of responsibility ceremony at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Oct. 20, 2018.
Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Reinert, 88th Readiness Division commanding general, stands on stage between the incoming U.S. Army Reserve Army Music command sergeant major, Master Sgt. Keith M. Barlow, and the outgoing U.S. Army Reserve Army Music command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Sara E. Noskowiak, during a change of responsibility ceremony at fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Oct. 20, 2018. The COR represents another page in the long history book of U.S. Army music, dating back to 1756 when Col. Benjamin Franklin, marched with more than 1,000 men, accompanied by fife-players and other musicians.
88th Readiness Division Blue Devils Music Unit, Chief Warrant Officer Three Sharon Toulouse, 312th Army Band Executive Officer, examines sheet music before leading the 88th Readiness Division Blue Devils Music Unit during the U.S. Army Reserve Music Sergeant Major change of responsibility ceremony at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, October 20, 2018.
The 88th Readiness Division's headquarters building at Fort McCoy, Wis., reflects its new designation a Readiness Division, Aug. 1, 2018.
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and their families participate in a training session during the 88th Readiness Division’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event, in Schaumburg, Ill., July 22. (U.S. Army photo by Catherine Carroll/Released)
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and their families choose a table captain during a training session at the 88th Readiness Division’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event, in Schaumburg, Ill., July 22. (U.S. Army photo by Catherine Carroll/Released)
Michael Wikstrom, the suicide prevention program manager for the 88th Readiness Division, conducts a training session during the 88th Readiness Division’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event, in Schaumburg, Ill., July 21. (U.S. Army photo by Catherine Carroll/Released)
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Tramaine Brant, an animal care specialist with the 169th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, speaks with a community partner during the 88th Readiness Division’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event, in Schaumburg, Ill., July 21. (U.S. Army photo by Catherine Carroll/Released)
Sylvia Lopez, 88th Readiness Division Yellow Ribbon program manager, welcomes U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and their families to the 88th RD’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event, in Schaumburg, Ill., July 22. (U.S. Army photo by Catherine Carroll/Released)
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and their families attend a Finding Balance for Couples training session during the 88th Readiness Division’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event, in Schaumburg, Ill., July 21. (U.S. Army photo by Catherine Carroll/Released)
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