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Category: 85th Support Command

Army Reserve commander bids farewell during unit’s centennial
July 12, 2017
A salute battery assigned to Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, fires 105mm blank howitzer rounds at the 85th Support Command headquarters in Arlington Heights, Ill., July 9, 2017. Brig. Gen. Frederick R. Maiocco Jr., 85th Support Command commanding general, relinquished the command colors to Maj. Gen. Tracy A. Thompson, Deputy Commanding General for Support, U.S. Army Reserve. The Army Reserve’s 85th Support Command, partnered with First Army, is made up of 46 Army Reserve battalions, nine brigade support elements, and nearly 4,300 Soldiers and Civilians spanning the continental United States and Puerto Rico. The units generate combat-ready units and Soldiers for the Army that are trained, equipped and lethal to win the nation’s wars. 
(U.S. Army photo illustration by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)

Army Reserve general meets with Gold Star Families in Memorial Day ceremonies
June 5, 2017
Command Sgt. Maj. Vernon Perry III, Command Sergeant Major, 85th Support Command shakes the hand of Shelby Iubel, wife of Pfc. Tyler Iubelt, thanking her for the sacrifice her husband made. Iubelt, who served with the First Cavalry Sustainment Brigade, was killed in Afghanistan on November 12, 2016. S. Iubelt said she was honored to see so many people reach out to show her and her mother-in-law so much love and support. Iubelt and her mother-in-law were recognized for their sacrifice during the Wreath Laying ceremony at the Richard J. Daley Plaza on May 27, 2017 in Chicago.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan/Released)

Army Reserve command teams meet to enhance readiness efforts
June 1, 2017
Command Sgt. Maj. Julio Alvarez, command sergeant major of 3rd Battalion, 348th Training Support Regiment, 177th Armored Brigade, takes in remarks shared between briefers and attendees during a New Command Teams Orientation held at 85th Support Command Headquarters in Arlington Heights, Ill., May 19-20, 2017. The orientation gave battalion command teams and Brigade Support Element staffs assigned to 85th Support Command, but operationally controlled by First Army, a better understanding of the practices and procedures that make up the hybrid relationship between First Army and the 85th SPT CMD.   
(U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)

Command briefs new leaders on the way ahead for readiness requirements
June 1, 2017
Brig. Gen. Frederick R. Maiocco Jr., Commanding General, 85th Support Command, explains during a New Command Teams Orientation brief on May 20, 2017 in Arlington Heights, Ill. why it is so important to understand the unique partnership between the 85th SPT CMD and First Army. He shared that First Army is an “executive agent for training and training validation” in the Army. And the 85th Support Command is embedded as an operationally controlled element of First Army, and it is critical that we are synchronized to support that mission.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan/Released)

Headquarters staff hits marksmanship with high qualification rate
April 6, 2017
Col. Robert Cooley, Deputy Commander, 85th Support Command, engages his targets on the M9 qualification range during the headquarters individual weapons qualification at Joliet Training Area, Apr. 1, 2017. The headquarters staff spent one battle assembly day at the range to qualify on the M16 rifle and M9 pistol achieving a 100 percent qualification rate on the M-16 and an 88 percent qualification rate on the M9.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan)

Army Reserve unit prepares Reserve and Guard forces ahead of deployments
April 5, 2017
The Army Reserve’s 3/335th Training Support Battalion, based out of Fort Sheridan Illinois, per-forms battalion physical training on March 28, 2017 at Fort Hood, Texas. The 3/335th TSBn re-cently arrived to Fort Hood, Texas for a one-year mobilization to train Army Reserve and Na-tional Guard units for overseas deployments in support of operational needs of the Army and our joint partners. 
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan)

Army Reserve Soldiers mobilize to train and equip a ready force
April 4, 2017
Army Reserve Sgt. Mindy Baptist, observer coach/trainer assigned to the 3/335th Training Support Battalion, based out of Fort Sheridan, Illinois, stretches out after morning battalion physical training exercise. Baptist is on her first mobilization in 11 years of service. The 3/335th TSBn, operationally controlled by First Army, recently began a one-year mobilization to train and equip Army Reserve and National Guard units ahead of overseas deployments to remain effective as the most capable, combat ready and lethal Federal Reserve force in the history of the nation.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan)

First-ever Operation Cold Steel heats up Army Reserve readiness
March 29, 2017
Pvt. Sean Bourque, Petroleum Supply Specialist assigned to the 786th Quartermaster Company, Provo, Utah, views the firing range through a thermal weapon sight ahead of a night live-fire gunnery qualification during the Operation Cold Steel exercise conducted at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Mar. 20, 2017. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve’s first large-scale live-fire training and crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise. Cold Steel plays a critical role in ensuring that America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Total Army and Joint Force partners anywhere in the world. In support of the Total Army Force, First Army Master Gunners participated in Cold Steel to provide expertise in crew level gunnery qualifications, and to develop Vehicle Crew Evaluator training, preparing units here and when they return to their home stations to conduct crew served weapons training and vehicle crew gunnery at the unit-level. 475 crews with an estimated 1,600 Army Reserve Soldiers will certify in M2, M19 and M240 Bravo gunner platforms across 12-day rotations through the seven-week exercise. 
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)

Leaders Leading from the Front
February 2, 2017
From left to right: Master Sgt. Irma Banks, 5th Armored Brigade; Army Reserve Sgt. First Class Fernando Terrazas, assigned to 2/364 Training Support Battalion, 5th Armored Brigade; and Command Sgt. Maj. Vernon Perry, Command Sergeant Major, 85th Support Command, pauses for a photo following the First Army Division West Best Warrior Competition held at Fort Bliss, Texas, Jan. 21, 2017. Terrazas will now move onto the First Army level BWC. The winner of the First Army level Best Warrior Competition will have a chance to compete in the U.S. Army’s Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia for the opportunity to be the Army's Best NCO and Soldier of the Year.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew S. Griffith/Released)

New leaders with a new understanding
October 18, 2016
Senior leaders from First Army and the 85th Support Command pause for a photo during the final day of the first portion of the New Command Orientation Brief held in Arlington Heights, Illinois, October 15-16, 2016. The briefing allowed for active component leaders to receive a better understanding of support provided from the 85th Support Command and ensuring that these commander’s Army Reserve battalions and individual soldiers are mission ready.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan/Released)