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Army Reserve command celebrates a century of history
July 13, 2017
Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Walter Rodgers, Human Resources Sergeant, 85th Support Command, holds the American flag during the centennial anniversary of the 85th Support Command on June 9, 2017 at Arlington Heights, Illinois. The 85th SPT CMD color guard team wore World War I era uniforms in representation of the era the 85th Support Command’s lineage was first formed.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan/Released)

Army Reserve unit holds relinquishment of command ceremony
July 13, 2017
Command Sgt. Maj. Vernon I. Perry III, Command Sergeant Major, 85th Support Command, walks along his formation, representing the command’s 46 Army Reserve battalions, making adjustments prior to the relinquishment of command ceremony for Brig. Gen. Frederick R. Maiocco Jr., Commanding General, 85th Support Command. Maiocco served as the commanding general for three years, while working full time as a superintendent of a school district in Oregon. 
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan/Released)

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 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)

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)

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)

New First Army command teams meet with Army Reserve leaders
October 17, 2016
First Army and 85th Support Command staffs discuss reserve-component systems during the New Command Team Orientation Brief at the 85th Support Command headquarters in Arlington Heights, Ill., Oct. 15, 2016. Incoming First Army brigade command teams received briefs from 85th Support Command leaders on reserve-component processes and programs to help them support the readiness of Army Reserve battalions operationally controlled by First Army.
(U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor, First Army Public Affairs)

Army Reserve and active component partner for soldier readiness at WAREX
July 26, 2016
A soldier assigned to the 320th Military Police Company, Saint Petersburg, Florida, walks through tactical training base Patriot, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, during Warrior Exercise 86-16-03, July 11, 2016. The soldiers assigned to TTB Patriot primarily train in convoy security, checkpoint procedures, and escort missions.
(U.S. Army photo by Mr. Anthony L. Taylor/Released)