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Army Reserve band brings music to veterans, community
December 6, 2015
The 85th Army Band plays a Veterans Day concert honoring veterans, local community and past members of the band.

Army Reserve officer shares her story during Hispanic Heritage Month
September 24, 2015
Army Reserve Lt. Col. Vicky Argueta, Equal Opportunity Advisor, 85th Support Command, shares her Army story during Hispanic Heritage Awareness Month. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. David Lietz/released)

Army Reserve soldier remembers relative: second most decorated soldier from World War II
September 3, 2015
Staff Sgt. Joshua Conner holds a photograph of his relative 1st Lt. Garlin Murl Conner, World War II veteran. According to various news reports, G. Conner is the second most decorated soldier from World War II.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. David Lietz/Released)

Local Army Reserve units partner with police for National Night Out
August 9, 2015
Second Lt. Michael Webb, left, physical security officer-in-charge for the 85th Support Command, renders a salute with police officers from the Rolling Meadows Police Department during the singing of the national anthem by Jim Cornelison, Chicago Blackhawks national anthem singer, at the Rolling Meadows Police National Night Out, Aug. 4.
Soldiers from the 85th Support Command participated in the three-hour event with soldiers from 327th Military Police Battalion, 200th Military Police Command there and simultaneously at the Village of Arlington Heights.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. David Lietz/Released)

Chicago MLB teams honor service members during July 4 home games
July 6, 2015
Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class David Fittanto waves to a crowd of more than 29,000 Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds fans during a game at Wrigley Field, April 15. The Cubs recognized Fittanto for his service, on the field, during a Wednesday night game there. (U.S. Army photo by Anthony L. Taylor/Released)

Family of 92nd Infantry 'Buffalo' Division soldier is presented the Silver Star
June 14, 2015
Army Reserve soldiers from the Chicago land area conduct a flag folding ceremony for the family of Army Sgt. Lawrence V. Blanchet, WWII Veteran, who was killed in action on the Italian front while serving with the 92nd Infantry “Buffalo” Division in 1945. During the ceremony the Blanchet family received Blanchet’s Silver Star in a formal presentation as well as a U.S. flag. The ceremony also included three volleys of shots fired, taps played and a flag folding presentation. (U.S. Army photo by Anthony L. Taylor/Released)

Local Chicago land community remembers its past veterans
May 25, 2015
Brig. Gen. Frederick R. Maiocco Jr., commanding general of the 85th Support Command, presents a wreath during a Memorial Day commemoration held in Arlington Heights, Ill., May 25. Maiocco joined a variety of veterans, local police and fire officials as well as local and federal dignitaries in presenting wreaths there. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Anthony L. Taylor/Released)

388th CBRN Company shows no signs of complacency
May 13, 2015
The 388th Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Company show no signs of complacency during a Mass Casualty Decontamination training event during Battle Assembly at Fort McCoy and Volk Field, Wis., May 8-10. CBRN Soldiers responded to a training scenario incident, coordinate with local and federal officials, contain the situation, identify the chemicals or toxins, all while safely evacuating and treating the effected population. The 388th CBRN Company, headquartered in Junction city, Wis., is in the second phase of a multi-year mission to support the Department of Homeland Security. Army North instructors continue to provide  388th Soldiers with hands on training, equipment, and experience to assist military and civil authorities in the event of a natural disaster, chemical emergency, or terrorist attack within the United States.

Army Reserve unit celebrates the Army Reserve’s birthday by giving back
April 17, 2014
Army Reserve Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 383rd Training Support Battalion, 166th Aviation Brigade, First Army Division West – based at Fort Des Moines- work together with the City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department to remove logs and brush from Greenwood Park in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 5. This was the first step in allowing the park to return to a more natural state after a rough winter there. Following the cleanup project, the soldiers returned to their reserve center where they hosted their 106th birthday celebration of the Army Reserve with Mayor Pro Tem T.H. Bob Mahaffey, 14-year Air Force Reserve veteran. (Photo by Capt. Mark Butcher)

Army Reserve Unit Receives Superior Unit Award during 106th Birthday of Army Reserve
April 5, 2014
Brig. Gen. Gracus K. Dunn, Commanding General, 85th Support Command and deputy commanding general for support, First Army Division-West; gives remarks on the Army Reserve’s and unit’s ninety-seven year history during the unit’s celebration of the 106th birthday of the Army Reserve at the unit’s headquarters on April 5.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Anthony L. Taylor/Released)