Spc. McGill and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 994th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) out of Round Rock, Tx., support Nueces County by providing no-cost veterinary care to the community during IRT Nueces, from June 21 through June 30, 2022 in the Greater Corpus Christi area. Services provided for the community include vaccinations, exams, and basic outpatient treatments for cats and dogs. (U.S. Army Reserve Video by 1st. Lt. Harrison Gold, Spc. Joshua Gustamente, and Maj. Jason Drake)
The 491st Medical Company Area Support (MCAS) from Santa Fe, N.M., and the 371st Minimal Care Detachment (MCD) from Twinsburg, Ohio, participated in a U.S. Army Reserve homeland operations training mission at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in association with FEMA and civil authorities Jan. 28, 2022. The 491st MCAS and the 371st MCD train alongside Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, or Nuclear (CBRN) and engineers for an emergency when CBRN is present in the environment. Capt. Elliot Fletcher from Dallas, Texas, commander of the 491st MCAS, stated, “Our job will be to provide all medical capabilities … at the basic EMT triage level to triage patients who have been involved in a catastrophic event of that occurrence to get them stabilized and moved to the next level of care as quickly as possible while in a contaminated environment.” “We try to keep our training as consistent as possible,” Staff Sgt. Curina Baca, a combat medic from Santa Fe, N. M. with the 491st MCAS. “The way that you train is the way you are going to end up doing it out there.” “It’s beneficial even in training because in case anything goes wrong, we’re right there with them,” said Sgt. Kevin Sampson, a combat medic with the 371st MCD. The 371st MCD and 491st MCAS provide Pre- and Post-Medical Monitoring for those CBRN and Engineer Soldiers who conduct reconnaissance and urban search and rescue (US&R) missions, and conduct triage operations to treat decontaminated patients. The next training event for the 491st MCAS and 371st MCD will be Guardian Response in April at Muscatatuck, Ind. further assessing the units’ ability to respond in a simulated emergency situation. They will continue training with the 307th CBRN Company from Bell, Calif., and the 409th Engineer Vertical Construction Company from Windsor, Co., units also assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve homeland operations mission. Units will remain as response forces for the homeland operations mission until June 1, 2023.
The 848th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment or FRSD from Twinsburg, Ohio, is the first U.S. Army Reserve unit to complete the Strategic Readiness Trauma Center, or STaRC, trauma readiness course. The 848th FRSD Soldiers trained on individual skills for two weeks in January through didactics, lectures, labs, preceptor-supervised hands-on patient care, and SIM labs before performing three days as the on-duty Trauma team for Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). The unit then moved into the week-long field training exercise at Camp Bullis, Texas, focused on comprehensive wartime skills certification. “The focus of this training is on life-saving interventions needed for damage control resuscitation and damage control surgery in the deployed forward surgical environment,” U.S. Army Col. (Dr.) Tyson Becker, Director at the STaRC, said. “To achieve this, every single member of the team will understand their role in trauma care, perform necessary critical procedures, and cross-train for force multiplication.” 1st Lt. Adam Blanton, an ER nurse with the 848th FRSD from Grosse Ile, Mich., described the experience at STaRC as being professionally unmatched due to the real-life training elements. With the didactic curriculum focused on surgical repair plans to the chest and abdomen, cross-training with hands-on patient care in the BAMC clinical areas, and conducting a mass casualty exercise, the program is designed to refine medical skills, stress Soldiers during performance, and mentally prepare them for deployment. “I think this will be some of the best training I will ever receive in my career, even going forward. It’s reinforced some different types of skills you do as an individual but also as a team…. In my situation you go from working alone as a line medic to working with an FST [Forward Surgical Team] where you have all these people with advanced capabilities,” said Sgt. Jessica Andrews, a combat medic attached to the 848th FRSD from Stockbridge, M
Innovative Readiness Training Arctic Care 2022 provides no-cost healthcare services to the communities of Kodiak Island, Alaska.
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Juan Tapia participates in the ruck march event of the 2nd Medical Brigade Best Warrior Competition at Camp Williams, Utah on Feb. 11, 2022. The Best Warrior Competition is a event where soldiers compete to distinguish themselves from their peers. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Spc. Ronald. D. Bell)
The 807TH Medical Command (Deployment Support) Operational Command Post (OCP), deployed from Fort Douglas, Utah, in support of the Department of Defense COVID-19 response. Soldiers left the masks, worn on their mission, behind to the U.S. Army Medical Museum, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The soldiers answered the question about what their masks would say if they could tell the story.
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers receive Purple Heart
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Michael Yost, 807th Deputy Commanding General, pins the Purple Heart on retired Maj. Patrick Sylvers, 1972nd Medical Detachment (Combat Stress Control) Psychologist, on Sept. 11, 2022, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
Sept. 27, 2022 - Iran’s retaliatory attack against the U.S.’ drone strike killing Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in January 2020 sent 11 ballistic missiles carrying warheads weighing more than 1,000 pounds each to annihilate the Al Asad...

Medical Soldiers Tackle Litter Obstacle Course
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Ashley Carson, assigned to the 452nd Combat Support Hospital, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) based in Milwaukee, grabs a handle of a collapsible litter carrying a
Sept. 21, 2022 - Medical Soldiers from various units came together to tackle the litter obstacle course on Sept. 16, 2022, during annual training here...

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers part of U.S. Tactical Combat Casualty Care training at Exercise Cartwheel in Fiji
Sgt. Amanda McGowan, a licensed practical nurse assigned to 402nd Forward Resuscitative Surgical Team, U.S. Army Reserve, evaluates New Zealand Lance Cpl. Jamie Fisher, an infantryman assigned to 2nd/ 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, right, dresses a notional wound during Tactical Combat Casualty Care instruction as part of Exercise Cartwheel at Blackrock Training Camp, September 14, 2022. Exercise Cartwheel is a multilateral military-to-military training exercise with the U.S., Republic of Fiji Military, Australian, New Zealand, and British forces that builds expeditionary readiness and interoperability by increasing the capacity to face a crisis and contingencies by developing and stressing units at the highest training levels.
Sept. 15, 2022 - Soldiers assigned to 402nd Forward Resuscitative Surgical Team showcase the U.S. Tactical Combat Casualty Care program for Fijian and New Zealand partner medical teams during Exercise Cartwheel at Blackrock Training Camp,...

ESGR “Patriotic Employer” Award presented to GE Healthcare supervisor
Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Bethurem of the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), Maria Sablan-Quitugua of the Idaho ESGR Committee, Staff Sgt. Lisa Murray of the 392nd Medical Logistics Company, Brian Thompson of GE Healthcare, Brig. Gen. Michael Yost, Deputy Commanding General of the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Brenner of the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) celebrate the presentation of the
Sept. 6, 2022 - Each year service members can nominate their employers to receive the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) “Patriotic Employer” Award. With assistance from the Idaho ESGR committee, Staff Sgt. Lisa Murray,...

Army Reserve officer presents 'medical care in a radioactive environment' to NATO members
Capt. Eliot Fletcher, 491st Medical Care Area Support (MCAS), presents on warfare in a radiological environment at the Interallied Confederation of Medical Reserve Officers (CIOMR) event on Aug. 3, 2022, in Athens, Greece.
Aug. 31, 2022 - During his presentation at the Interallied Confederation of Medical Reserve Officers (CIOMR) event on Aug. 3, 2022, in Athens, Greece, U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Eliot Fletcher, commander of the 491st Medical Care Area Support...

Gaining military medical experience in Hoopa, Calif.
Army Reserve dentists from the 185th Dental Company, Garden Grove, California, provide support to the Hoopa Valley Tribe during an Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) mission in Hoopa, Calif., Aug. 12, 2022.
Aug. 30, 2022 - Army Reserve Soldiers and members of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve provided medical and dental support to the Hoopa Valley Tribe during an Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) mission in Hoopa, California, Aug...

Army Reserve critical care nurse competes in the military pentathlon
Capt. Thomas Wheeler (left), 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), Capt. Justin Weeks (center), 75th Innovation Command, and Army Reserve Cpl. Ethan Allen, Army Reserve Medical Command, run towards the finish of the orienteering course during the 2022 CIOR Military Competition in Athens, Greece on August 2, 2022. The Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers Military Competition is an annual reserve military competition with NATO member states and other participating nations with 34 countries in total, representing 1.3 million reservists. The MILCOMP, which has been held since 1957, is a military pentathlon testing service members in pistol and rifle marksmanship, land and water obstacles and orienteering. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. David Graves)
Aug. 19, 2022 - With five years’ experience as a combat medic, Capt. Thomas Wheeler, a critical care nurse and commander of the 425th Medical Detachment in Bell, California, was prepared for the challenge to compete for the Expert Field...

Army Reserve Chaplain Provides Support to the ‘Arctic Angels’
Chaplain John VandenHeuvel, an Army Reserve chaplain from the 467th Medical Detachment Combat Operational Stress Control (COSC) in Madison, Wis., conducts a counseling session with a Soldier as part of the Mission 100 program in Fort Wainwright, Alaska on Aug. 4, 2022.
Aug. 8, 2022 - With multiple suicides and higher levels of harmful behaviors among Soldiers and their families in Alaska, the Chief of Staff of the Army directed a shift in priorities earlier this year to support and resource Soldiers,...

Bringing a Brother Home
U.S. Army Maj. Travis Clark, Casualty Assistance Officer, and Linda Chauvin, 2nd Lt. Eugene Shauvin's daughter, stand together with Shauvin's casket on July 23, 2022, in Spokane, Washington.
July 27, 2022 - Serving as a Casualty Assistance Officer (CAO) is not an additional duty many volunteer to perform, as it comes with long hours and lengthy paperwork, but helping families bring fallen loved ones home is also one of the most...

Medical units receive modernized equipment
U.S. Army Reserve units from the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) check serial numbers and quantity of items during a fielding event in Ogden, Utah on May 23, 2022. The event was led by U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA).
July 15, 2022 - U.S. Army Reserve units from the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) received approximately $1.7 million worth of medical equipment in a recent issue by the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA)...
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