Sunday, February 08, 2009

Fort Snelling Army Reserve Unit Honored

The 88th Regional Readiness Command will be honored Sunday at Fort Snelling for its work on the war on terrorism. The Army Reserve unit will be awarded the Army Superior Unit Award for outstanding and meritorious service.From October 2005 through September 2006, the unit supported more than 18,500 soldiers and civilians in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. It also executed a month long exercise with limited resources that trained soldiers in real world scenarios to prepare them for deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Sgt. 1st Class Chris Farley says 700 invitations were sent to civilians and soldiers affiliated with the unit. The unit reports to the 88th Regional Support Command based in Fort McCoy, Wis.