Bishop Ryan Jimenez, right, bishop for the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, meets with U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 9th Mission Support Command, currently assigned to Joint Task Group-Saipan, Task Force-West, after Catholic service at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 18. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and other units from within U.S. Indo-Pacific Command assigned to Task Force-West are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI’s civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts.
Bishop Ryan Jimenez, bishop to the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, blesses the congregation during a Catholic service at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 18, 2018. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and other units from within U.S. Indo-Pacific Command assigned to Task Force-West are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI’s civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts.
Bishop Ryan Jimenez, bishop for the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, conducts a Catholic service at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 18, 2018. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and other units from within U.S. Indo-Pacific Command assigned to Task Force-West are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI’s civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts.
Bishop Ryan Jimenez, bishop for the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, administers communion to U.S. Army Soldiers with the 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, currently assigned to Joint Task Group-Saipan, Task Force-West, during a Catholic service at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 18, 2018. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and other units from within U.S. Indo-Pacific Command assigned to Task Force-West are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI’s civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts.
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Sheila Taitano, a Soldier with the 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, currently assigned to Joint Task Group-Saipan, Task Force-West, reads the Prayer of the Faithful during a Catholic service at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 18, 2018. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and other units from within U.S. Indo-Pacific Command assigned to Task Force-West are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI’s civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts.
Bishop Ryan Jimenez, bishop for the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, conducts a Catholic service at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 18, 2018. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and other units from within U.S. Indo-Pacific Command assigned to Task Force-West are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI’s civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts.
U.S. Army Spc. Nathaniel Monaghan, left standing, a Soldier with 797th Engineer Company (Vertical), 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, currently assigned to Joint Task Group-Saipan, Task Force-West, reads to fellow Soldiers during a Catholic service at the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 18, 2018. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and other units from within U.S. Indo-Pacific Command assigned to Task Force-West are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI’s civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts.
Soldiers with the 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, currently assigned to Joint Task Group-Saipan, Task Force-West, listen as Bishop Ryan Jimenez, bishop for the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, conducts his homily at a Catholic service at the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 18, 2018. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and other units from within U.S. Indo-Pacific Command assigned to Task Force-West are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI’s civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts.
Bishop Ryan Jimenez, bishop for the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, reads the gospel to Soldiers during a Catholic service at the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 18, 2018. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and other units from within U.S. Indo-Pacific Command assigned to Task Force-West are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI’s civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts.
Bishop Ryan Jimenez, bishop for the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, conducts a Catholic service at the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 18, 2018. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and other units from within U.S. Indo-Pacific Command assigned to Task Force-West are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI’s civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts
U.S. Army Reserve News
Soldiers from “Phantom Battalion” train with their commanding general during battle assembly
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, left, commanding general of the 85th United States Army Reserve Support Command, prepares for driver’s training during the 2-360th Training Support Battalion’s weekend battle assembly training at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, Nov. 16, 2018. Belanger attended the battalion’s BA to participate in their training events, and to also show support for Soldiers and familiarize herself more with their concerns and successes.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
Nov. 19, 2018 - Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the 85th United States Army Reserve Support Command, visited with her Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 2-360th Training Support “Phantom Battalion” during a four-day battle assembly weekend training, November 15 -18, 2018.

U.S. Army and the nation's educators continue partnership for leadership symposium
U.S. Army Soldiers answer speak on the next generation of Soldiers and leaders, and discuss their personal Army stories to educators, principals and counselors during the 2018 U.S. Army Leadership Symposium held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, November 7-9, 2018. The symposium, hosted by Army Marketing & Research Group, was held with organizations that the U.S. Army formed partnerships with, beginning in 2013: The National Association of Secondary School Principals and the American School Counselor Association. The purpose of the symposium was to create a collaboration between the organizations, and gain insights and priorities of each organization. A goal of the symposium was to increase awareness of Army careers, training and education opportunities, with a focus on leadership, that educators may not be aware exist. Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the 85th United States Army Reserve Support Command, was amongst one of the Army senior leaders that participated in the event to provide insight and personal Army stories to educators and staff.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
Nov. 19, 2018 - “We share a common belief that we can build a future only with effective, well trained leaders to guide us there,” said Dr. Christine Handy, President of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. “The education community and education policy makers are finally coming around to see what the Armed Services have understood for generations, leadership matters.”

Army Reserve general rallies with veterans at corporate event
Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, delivers praise to the companies supporting military veterans during the T-Mobile Veterans Day breakfast Nov. 11 in Manhattan. The event was one of dozens of engagements held throughout the city as part of the U.S. Army’s Meet Your Army Week.
Nov. 16, 2018 - Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, delivered praise to the companies supporting military veterans during the T-Mobile Veterans Day breakfast here Nov. 11.

Army Reserve Soldiers help fellow Soldiers with home cleanup
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Cristin Duenas Jr., a Soldier with 302nd Quartermaster Company, 9th Mission Support Command, currently assigned to Joint Task Force Group-Saipan in support of Super Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts, uses a chainsaw to clear a fallen tree at a fellow Soldier’s home while off-duty, Nov. 13, 2018, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and other units from within U.S. Indo-Pacific Command assigned to Task Force-West are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI’s civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts
Nov. 16, 2018 - SAIPAN, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands – While many residents of the CNMI took to the voting lines on Nov. 13, Army Reserve Soldiers currently assigned to Joint Task Group-Saipan, Task Force-West, were on a mission of their own.

Local Chicago-land high school honors its veterans
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Kris. A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th Support Command, gives remarks during the Elk Grove High School Veterans Day ceremony, Nov. 9, 2018. Belanger was the keynote speaker for the event and attended with veterans from each of the service branches to include World War II veteran, Al Mampre, who served with the famed 101st Airborne Division’s Easy Company, 506th Infantry Regiment. Mampre’s unit story was featured on the mini-series “Band of Brothers”. Belanger also participated in a panel discussion with veterans sharing their stories and answering questions from the students about service. More than 2,000 students, faculty, veterans, and local community members attended the 5-hour event. 

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
Nov. 15, 2018 - Students, military veterans and distinguished guests filled the cafeteria at Elk Grove High School on Friday, November 9th, to share in a breakfast buffet, provided by culinary art students, before the start of a Veterans Day ceremony titled The “Nation” Honoring Heroes, Past and Present.