Army Reserve vehicle transforms chemical-attack response
A Chemical Biological Protective Shelter M8E1 sits fully deployed by the 628th Forward Surgical Team out of Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on a training site during Global Medic exercise July 13 at Fort Hunter Liggett, California. The vehicle-mounted mobile shelter is self-deployable and serves as a self-contained protective air-conditioned system that is contamination-free. It allows for military support personnel to work safely and easily without having to wear chemical-biological protective clothing.
July 18, 2018 - Tucked into the tree line in a remote training location here called Ward Training Site sits what appears to be a cross between an igloo, a tent and a truck – something resembling a Transformer in one of its various configurations.

MEDEVAC 101: Army Reserve Soldiers train on the fly
Soldiers from various units training in support of the Global Medic exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, practice how to properly load a stretcher onto a HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter during a MEDEVAC 101 class, July 13.
July 18, 2018 - Standing in a desolate field, Spc. Ron Smith of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 175th Maintenance Company based out of Fort Jackson, South Carolina, watched with anticipation as two HH-60M MEDEVAC Blackhawk helicopters came to a landing spot a few-hundred feet away.

Feel the (C)BRN
Sgt. Cindy Salinas from the 228th Combat Support Hospital based out of San Antonio, Texas raises her hand to signal that she has put on all of her gear July 13, 2018 at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.  This test was one piece of the Lethal Warrior exercise, which is the initial phase of this year’s Global Medic training.
July 18, 2018 - The 228th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) left San Antonio by bus to embark on their nearly 24-hour drive to Fort Hunter Liggett. Within a week from arrival on base, the unit’s three companies completed setup of their operating base and continued to power through toward their next trial.

143rd Dental Company trains in quality care
Maj. Laura Benesh, a dentist, left, and Spc. Sienna Wathier, a dental assistant, both part of the 143rd Dental Company out of Salt Lake City, practice their craft in the field by participating in a simulated exercise testing Soldier knowledge during the Global Medic exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, July 13, 2018. The purpose of this training is for Soldiers to perfect their skills and overall readiness for a real-world needs. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Pfc. Hunter E. Eastman)
July 18, 2018 - A mobile dental operation, containing about a dozen pop-up tents, is mission-ready at the Global Medic exercise with the help of roughly 60 Soldiers here.

Troop Medical Clinic supports their own during Global Medic exercise
Spc. John Reed, a nurse with the 228th Combat Support Hospital, fills a water buffalo at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, July 13, 2018, to bring water to training areas. As temperatures rise, medical officials say it is critical for Soldiers to remain hydrated in order to continue their mission and avoid heat related injuries. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Pfc. Hunter E. Eastman)
July 17, 2018 - In the arid, inland desert of the Golden State, lies an array of poisonous creatures and soaring temperatures that are ready to stop Soldiers in their tracks.

Lethal Warrior opens the gates to Global Medic
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Heather Pierce applies camouflage on July 12,2018 at Fort Hunter Liggett, California. Four members of each team were graded on their camouflage as part of the Lethal Warrior training which took place during the initial phase of the Global Medic exercise.
July 17, 2018 - As the sun rises over the California desert, Army Reserve Soldiers of the 396th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) have already begun their task - Lethal Warrior.

Army multicomponent medical mission makes lasting impression in local community
Capt. Paul Kearney (left), a general dentist assigned to 7404th Medical Support Unit, and Pvt. 1st Class Lauren Schildt (right), prepare to extract an Illinois resident’s tooth during Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) exercise Southeast Illinois Wellness.   Services provided by military personnel are done through the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training, a civil-military program that builds mutually beneficial partnerships between U.S. communities and the DoD. The missions selected meet training & readiness requirements for Army Reserve service members while integrating them as a joint and whole-of-society team to serve our American citizens.
July 16, 2018 - A 7-year-old little girl, joined by her mother, walked through the front doors of Harrisburg Middle School to be greeted by volunteers who would escort her to her first encounter with a dentist. Not just any dentist and not the normal location for dental care either, but a dentist with a military uniform joined by a friendly military team who would distract her, reducing her fears while taking care of her teeth for the first time in her young life. Before the little girl left, she told the team that she wanted to be a dentist when she grew up.

Army Reserve medical personnel improve readiness serving local communities
Lt. Col. Timothy Funk, an Army Reserve nurse practitioner assigned to AMEDD Professional Management Command, and Karina Serrano, a volunteer from Socorro High School Health Professions Academy, assist a patient during a medical screening at Escontrias Early Childhood Center in Socorro, Texas.  Funk is one of approximately 50 U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Army Soldiers who are working in partnership with the Texas A&M Colonias program to provide medical care to El Paso County’s underserved colonias population. 

Services provided by military personnel are done through the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training, a civil-military program that builds mutually beneficial partnerships between U.S. communities and the DoD. The missions selected meet training & readiness requirements for Army Reserve service members while integrating them as a joint and whole-of-society team to serve our American citizens.
July 9, 2018 - During a time when readiness is at the forefront of every military leader’s mind, unit commanders are focused on creative ways to ensure their unit and Soldiers get the best training possible while meeting requirements at both the individual and collective levels. For some medical units, this is where the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) missions come in.

Hands-on training develops medics' skills and readiness
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers Staff Sgt. Allan Litterio and Pfc. Ariana Hagopian with B Company, 865th Combat Support Hospital, based in Utica, New York, conduct a patient evaluation, on Spc. Partick Langany as part of medical training, inject exercise during Regional Medic CSTX 86-18-04, at Tactical Training Base Justice in Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, June 22, 2018. CSTX 86-18-04 is a Combat Support Training Exercise that ensures America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice and bring capable, combat-ready, and lethal firepower in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Eric W. Jones)
July 5, 2018 - Here in the heart of Wisconsin at Fort McCoy, Army Reserve medical professionals are sustaining their skills and honing their lethality as part of Regional Medic, a training exercise linked to two other missions around the country, Red Dragon, and Nationwide Move.

Lifesaving training comes to Fort McCoy in Regional Medic
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with 865th Combat Support Hospital, based in Utica, N.Y., perform patient evaluations as part of a mass casualty exercise during Regional Medic CSTX 86-18-04, at Tactical Training Base Justice on Fort McCoy, Wis., June 23, 2018. CSTX 86-18-04 is a Combat Support Training Exercise that ensures America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice and bring capable, combat-ready, and lethal firepower in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Eric W. Jones)
July 3, 2018 - Summer is the time for annual training for many Army Reserve Soldiers across the country. Training can be fun and hard but for many Soldiers it is also lifesaving. Tactical medical training is what is happening at Regional Medic CSTX 86-18-04, at Fort McCoy, Wis., June 9-29, 2018. CSTX 86-18-04 is a Combat Support Training Exercise that ensures America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice to bring capable, combat-ready, lethal firepower in support of the Army and geographic combatant commands anywhere in the world.
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