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88th Readiness Division commander recognizes Soldiers at Army Reserve facility in Illinois
Maj. Gen. Baker presents the Commanding General’s Blue Devil Award to Sgt. Matt Baikie on May 23 in recognition for his continued outstanding performance at Area Maintenance Support Activity (AMSA) 45 at the Joliet Local Training Area in Elwood, Ill. Baikie is a MilTech employee at the facility. Maj. Gen. Baker, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 88th Readiness Division, visited the facility to take a tour and and talk with several of the Soldiers working on site. Many of the Soldiers in the facility are Military Technicians, federal service employee who also hold dual status as members of the Army Reserve. Becoming a Military Technician allows Soldiers to experience the best of two worlds by taking advantage of the opportunity to become a Citizen Soldier in the US Army Reserve Military Technician program. This enables Soldiers to receive full civil service benefits and military reserve benefits.

Photo by: Christopher Hanson |  VIRIN: 230523-O-GQ656-284.JPG