The 801st Combat Support Hospital (CSH) conducted the equipment draw for a 44-Bed Early Entry Hospital Element (EEHE), Camp Carroll, South Korea, 07-23 November 2019, to validate readiness of the APS4 fleet and rehearse reception, staging, and onward movement (RSO) tasks inherent to 8th Army’s wartime mission.
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.
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Army units innovate, find success with safe training at home stations
Maj. Kim Barron, an Army Reserve registered nurse with Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force 811-1, receives a phone call at Stamford Hospital-Bennett Medical Center, Stamford, Conn., April 27, 2020. The task force employed unique, expeditionary capabilities supporting the Department of Defense response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Senior Airman Nicholas Dutton)
Oct. 26, 2020 - Creative problem solving, teamwork, and resiliency have helped Army units resume home-station training to ensure readiness amid a lingering pandemic that has drastically affected everyday life. As the COVID-19 virus began to spread, the Department of Defense issued a stop-movement order in mid-March, halting all training to safeguard personnel.

U.S. Army Reserve dietitian/nutrition care specialist served as part of the medical COVID-19 response effort in Detroit
Capt. Carla Schuit mobilized March 26, 2020, as part of Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force 801-2 as the Dietitian/Nutrition Care Specialist and was coined by Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Charles D. Luckey, former Chief of the U.S. Army Reserve, for her role in developing the processes to provide clinical assessment, reassessment, and care for COVID-19 patients.
Oct. 8, 2020 - You might wonder what an Army Reserve dietitian/nutrition care specialist might do when mobilized as part of an Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force (UAMTF) response effort to combat COVID-19.

Wisconsin family nurse practitioner speaks about experience mobilized in COVID-19 response
Maj. Laura Davis mobilized as a part of the 452-1 Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force to Edison, N.J., in support of the military medical response effort to COVID-19 April 7, 2020. (Courtesy photo)
Aug. 24, 2020 - Maj. Laura Davis, a family nurse practitioner and 21-year Army veteran, spent several months fighting the novel coronavirus in the U.S. as part of an Army Reserve Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force (UAMTF).

‘Verge of collapsing’: Soldiers describe initial fight against COVID-19
Members assigned to the 44th Medical Brigade line up in formation to receive an award certificate at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, before their departure ceremony, May 24, 2020. Starting in March, the Army deployed thousands of Soldiers to help healthcare providers nationwide. More Soldiers have now been called up to assist in other parts of the country. (Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)
July 17, 2020 - It’s an invisible enemy. At least that’s how Soldiers felt about COVID-19 after their six-week stint at the overburdened University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, where they said it was more like a war zone.

Black Hawk, blackout and a dunk tank: 2 Army Reserve Soldiers complete flight nurse training
Capt. Erickson Shuler and Capt. Rebecca Rosales assess and treat a patient (mannequin) while on a Black Hawk during the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine Flight Nurse course, Fort Rucker, Alabama, May 29th 2020. (Courtesy Photo)
June 16, 2020 - It’s hard to get a Soldier into flight nurse training in any given year, especially hard if you’re in the Army Reserve. The U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine (USASAM), Fort Rucker, Ala., is the Army’s center for training flight surgeons, aeromedical physician assistants, flight medics, flight nurses, and aeromedical evacuation officers, out of Fort Rucker, Alabama. The flight nurse course is offered four times a year, but generally only one slot is available for an Army Reserve Soldier to attend.

Army Reserve Soldiers from Minnesota and Wisconsin rapidly deploy to fight COVID-19
Members of UAMTF 452-1 receive an in-briefing from New Jersey Department of Health and New Jersey State Police staff upon arrival to FMS Edison, April 9, 2020.
June 16, 2020 - Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force 452-1, with 85 Soldiers mostly from Wisconsin and Minnesota, rapidly deployed to Field Medical Station (FMS) Edison on April 8, 2020.

Army Reserve flight surgeon joins fight against COVID-19 in New York City
Maj. Theresa R. Simard, a flight surgeon with the 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade out of Fort Carson, Colorado, takes a break to pose for the camera inside the Javits Convention Center, now known as the Javits New York Medical Station, in New York City, April 21, 2020.  Simard is one of over 1,200 medical professionals who received the call to mobilize with the Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces to support the coronavirus relief efforts and curb the spread of the disease.
May 29, 2020 - Medical workers and other experts have been on the frontlines fighting the coronavirus pandemic since the infection surged in the United States in early March.

FAQs: COVID-19 impact to the U.S. Army Reserve
May 19, 2020 - These questions have been submitted by Soldiers to various U.S. Army Reserve social media websites. Here, Soldiers may find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

How the oldest Army medical unit teamed up against a new foe
Army Sgt. Marlenny Medina, assigned to the 1st Medical Brigade deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, in support of the Department of Defense COVID-19 response, asks a COVID-19 patient about his medical history, at the Javits New York Medical Station’s patient receiving dock, April 9, 2020. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, is providing military support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help communities in need. (Spc. Nathan Hammack)
May 18, 2020 - In addition to deploying traditional military assets like the 9th and 627th Hospital Centers, the Army's 1st Medical Brigade had the opportunity to implement a military asset that didn’t exist at the beginning of the global pandemic: the Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force, a new concept in rapid-deployment medical assets provided by the U.S. Army Reserve.

For 801st Combat Support Hospital chief nurse, duty worth the sacrifice
Lt. Col. Derrick Williams, Chief Nurse from the Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force 801-2, shares his story of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his life and his family, TCF Center, Detroit, May 3, 2020. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the whole-of-nation COVID-19 response. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Pearson)
May 8, 2020 - Many Americans have been affected by the COVID-19 virus pandemic, by the loss of employment, the loneliness of being separated from everyday human contact or perhaps even falling ill to the virus or knowing someone who has fallen ill.
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