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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)

Army Reserve leader honors newest military enlistees
May 23, 2017
Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command (left), and Larance Kirby, executive director for the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs (right), recognize Raelyn Blevins, high-school student and future member of the Delaware Air National Guard, during the sixth-annual Our Community Salutes recognition ceremony May 16 at the Cavaliers County Club in Newark, Delaware.  Kok and Kirby joined Wilmington University and the Delaware Chapter, Association of the United States Army in honoring more than 100 high-school students who have volunteered to enlist in all branches of the U.S. military following graduation.

College student earns A in gunnery
May 22, 2017
Spc. Allison Clevenger, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist with the U.S. Army Reserve’s 300th Chemical Company from Morgantown, West Virginia, watches a monitor in the back of a Stryker M1135 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle May 19 during .50 caliber live-fire qualifications at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.  Clevenger serves as the crew’s assistant surveyor.

Army Reserve Soldiers own the beach at Big Lots East 2017
May 19, 2017
Spc. Donald Dinsmore, attached to the 338th Transportation Detachment (Harbormaster) , makes an adjustment on a sensor atop Harbormaster Command and Control Center at Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Va., May 14, 2017. Dinsmore was among nearly 450 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers participating in Big Logistics Over the Shore (Big LOTS) East 2017, a U.S. Army Reserve exercise that provides hands-on training for boat units, terminal battalions, and deployment support command units to sharpen critical tasks that support bare beach operations. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by 1st Sgt. Angele Ringo)

Army Reserve general helps honor high school seniors
May 19, 2017
Our Community Salutes, a not-for-profit organization, hosted it's yearly induction ceremony in Patchogue, N.Y. to honor high school seniors who have recently enlisted into the military.  Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 99th Regional Support Command, presents Samantha Braband, who has enlisted in the Navy, a challenge coin. In the background stands event organizer Bob Vecchio. Vecchio is chairman of Our Community Salutes Brookhaven Town Chapter and is also the president of the Board of Education for the William Floyd school district of Suffolk County, N.Y.

Fort Devens puts money where Soldiers’ mouths are
May 17, 2017
U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua D. Meyer climbs over a wall during the obstacle course portion of the 80th Training Command and 99th Regional Support Command’s combined Best Warrior Competition April 5, 2017.

Army Reserve’s 99th RSC honors veterans past, present
May 17, 2017
Maj. Gen. Troy. D. Kok, commanding general for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command, greets a veteran May 12 during the 99th RSC’s dining out on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.  The theme of the event was “Veterans: Then and Now.”  More than 100 veterans from area veteran homes were invited to attend.

Military friendly employers recognized during ESGR luncheon
May 11, 2017
Brig. Gen. Jose R. Burgos, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command, gives the keynote speech May 11 at the 10th Annual Freedom Award Nominee and Pro Patria Awards luncheon, hosted by the New Jersey Committee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.  Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the reserve components through outreach, recognition and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws, and resolves employment conflicts between the service members and their employers.

NYPD officer, Army Reserve Soldier to be honored in National Police Memorial
May 8, 2017

JBMDL’s Griffith Field House re-opens following $750K transformation
May 5, 2017
During the  re-opening ceremony for the Col. Jack H. Griffith Jr. Memorial Field House on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Griffith’s widow Bonnie and daughters Barb and Megan check out a static display illustrating the field house’s history. The field house re-opened May 5 following a 5-month, $750,000 transformation. In addition to receiving a new gym floor and running track, the field house now features energy-efficient lighting and is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Col. Griffith served as Fort Dix chief of staff from March 1984 until his death from cancer in December 1986. He was commissioned as an Infantry officer through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at the University of Virginia, and was a graduate of the Army War College. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam where he was wounded in combat, and served in many other assignments around the world during his 26-year career.