Army Reserve division makes ‘virtual’ a reality
Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Tedrick, tuba player for the 99th Readiness Division’s 78th Army Band, leads a virtual master class on tuba fundamentals April 29, 2020. As COVID-19 pandemic social-distancing guidelines shuttered schools in March 2020 Tedrick and fellow band member Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Greeson devised and created a fully interactive virtual music mentorship program for the quarantined elementary and high school students. In response to the ongoing pandemic, the 99th RD is spearheading several virtual initiatives to support the 45,000 Army Reserve Soldiers living and serving throughout the division’s 13-state region stretching from Maine to Virginia.