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Power in the Pines returned after a five-year hiatus with the Air and Space Open House from 19-21 May, 2023, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The ASOH is the largest public event held at JB MDL, showcasing air superiority from both the ground and sky. The flight line also displayed a variety of aircraft from many services of the military, as well as their guard and reserve components. These visuals served as a representation of JB MDL’s commitment to working with Joint Partners daily to support our national defense, and to thank the local community for its continued support.

430th Military Law and Order Detachment supports airshow


During their two-week annual training, the 430th Military Police Law and Order Detachment conducted joint law enforcement...
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The 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) Staff Judge Advocate office hopes to demystify what Judge Advocate Generals (JAGs)...
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Chap. (Lt. Col.) Raymond Leach (right), deputy command chaplain and regional chaplain personnel manager for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, receives his diploma during the U.S. Army War College graduation ceremony July 28, 2023, at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. “Since the Army’s work today is so very diverse and often is focused on providing human care and support across the globe, Chaplains are essential personnel at every level and in every mission,” Leach said. (Photo credit: U.S. Army War College)

Army War College helps Chaplain ‘maintain effective and relevant religio...


At first glance, sending an Army Chaplain to the U.S. Army War College may seem counter-intuitive.After all, Chaplains are often...
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Chicago-based Army Reserve command conducts virtual Change of Command amid COVID 19
June 3, 2020
The 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command conducted a virtual Change of Command ceremony, June 1, 2020, bidding farewell to Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger and welcoming Brig. Gen. Ernest Litynski as their new commander.

Former Army chaplain who inspired famed SNL character role continues service providing religious support to local Army Reserve Soldiers
April 1, 2020
Father Matt Foley, fourth from the left, parish pastor for St. James Catholic Church, in Arlington Heights, Illinois, pauses for a photo with local Soldiers, assigned to the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, during the unit’s battle assembly weekend training, February 9, 2020.

Chicagoland Soldiers and veterans rally around all-female Honor Flight announcement
February 26, 2020
Amelia Cunningham, U.S. Air Force veteran, receives a hug from an Army Reserve Master Sgt. Lawanda Nelson during the Operation HerStory all-female Honor Flight news conference at Pritzker Military Library, in Chicago, February 25, 2020.

Soldier with unique Army Reserve career shares his story of service
February 24, 2020
Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class James Jacobs, Training NCO, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, pauses for a photo at his desk. Jacobs is an 88 Uniform (Railway Specialist) with more than 20 years of experience in Army rail operations.

Army general officers participate at Fort Jackson to shape the next generation of Army leaders at ROTC symposium
February 11, 2020
Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command responds to a question, asked by an Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet, during the Fort Jackson ROTC Leader Professional Development Symposium, February 7, 2020, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

Army Reserve Soldiers reach out through Chicagoland communities to share the story of veterans
November 14, 2019
Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, speaks to an audience of veterans, community leaders and local citizens at Soldier Field during the City of Chicago’s Veteran’s Day commemoration, November 11, 2019.

Army Reserve officer’s passion for Jiu-Jitsu keeps him ready to serve
October 24, 2019
Lt. Col. Pete Caragher, Deputy G-3, 85th U.S. Army Support Command, pauses for a photo with his first place belt in the expert category from the 2012 New England Championships in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Chicago’s 2019 Columbus Day Parade honors U.S. Army Reserve general officer
October 16, 2019
Chicago’s 67th Annual Columbus Day Parade honors Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Support Command and parade honorary Grand Marshall, and Capt. Michael J. Ariola, Public Affairs Officer, 85th USARSC, both of Italian-American heritage, during Sunday’s parade in downtown Chicago, October 14, 2019.

First Army Commander visits Gold Star Mothers at Chicagoland luncheon
October 1, 2019
Lt. Gen. Thomas S. James Jr., Commanding General, First U.S. Army, hugs a Gold Star Mother after she received a yellow rose during the Gold Star Mother’s Day luncheon, September 29, 2019, at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.

Army active component and Army Reserve command teams train and integrate to support readiness within multi-component partnership
September 25, 2019
Brig. Gen. Kris A Belanger, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Support Command talks with Col. David Woodruff, 181st Infantry Brigade (MFTB) Commander, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, during the New Brigade Command Teams training, September 21-22, 2019.