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Army Reserve Chicago-based command receives new leadership
October 25, 2017
Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, left, Commanding General, 85th Support Command, takes the command Colors from Maj. Gen. Scottie D. Carpenter, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command in an Assumption of Command ceremony at the 85th SPT CMD headquarters, October 21, 2017.

First Army helps build a more mobile force of ready reserve
July 26, 2017
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 718th Engineer Company, based in Fort Benning, Ga., assess a site to improve a berm in order to place a fuel blivets, a collapsible tank, during Combat Support Training Exercise 91-17-03, July 18, 2017 at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif. Approximately 5,000 Army Reserve and National Guard forces participated in the exercise. First Army provided about 65 observer coach/trainers to augment their Army Reserve partners at the 91st Training Division and assist in training the most capable, combat-ready and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the nation.
(U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)

Army Reserve general meets with Gold Star Families in Memorial Day ceremonies
June 5, 2017
Command Sgt. Maj. Vernon Perry III, Command Sergeant Major, 85th Support Command shakes the hand of Shelby Iubel, wife of Pfc. Tyler Iubelt, thanking her for the sacrifice her husband made. Iubelt, who served with the First Cavalry Sustainment Brigade, was killed in Afghanistan on November 12, 2016. S. Iubelt said she was honored to see so many people reach out to show her and her mother-in-law so much love and support. Iubelt and her mother-in-law were recognized for their sacrifice during the Wreath Laying ceremony at the Richard J. Daley Plaza on May 27, 2017 in Chicago.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan/Released)

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)

Headquarters staff hits marksmanship with high qualification rate
April 6, 2017
Col. Robert Cooley, Deputy Commander, 85th Support Command, engages his targets on the M9 qualification range during the headquarters individual weapons qualification at Joliet Training Area, Apr. 1, 2017. The headquarters staff spent one battle assembly day at the range to qualify on the M16 rifle and M9 pistol achieving a 100 percent qualification rate on the M-16 and an 88 percent qualification rate on the M9.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan)

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 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)

Chicago hosts a ‘Band of Brothers’ weekend
September 28, 2016
Army Reserve soldiers, assigned to the 85th Support Command, present the colors during the 70th reunion of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division at the Union League Club of Chicago, September 24, 2016. The famed Easy Company became widely known in part due to an HBO mini series called Band of Brothers. The 506th PIR was an experimental airborne regiment created in 1942 in Toccoa, Georgia that served in World War II.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan/Released)