U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Clarisa Colchado, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) Deputy Surgeon, talks about what the Army is to her from having a Hispanic background.
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.
Distinguished transfer team of JTF MED 374 remains diligent
The Distinguished Transfer Team of JTF MED 374 practices saluting in unison, a movement they perform over a slowed exaggerated 5 second movement to convey deep emotions of respect and melancholy to the Soldier (simulated) they are about to carry for their final flight home.
Jan. 13, 2023 - A life lost through the natural process of old age or acts of bravery is not a settling thought to contemplate, but it must be prepared for all the same. Members of the Joint Task Force Med 374 Distinguished Transfer team,...

JTF MED 374 enlisted complete NCO induction ceremony
Affirming their commitment to becoming leaders, JTF Med 374 NCO inductees echo the Charge of the NCO in unison led by Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Hopkins (far left).
Jan. 13, 2023 - Members of Joint Task Force (JTF) MED 374 hosted a non-commissioned officer (NCO) induction ceremony last month recognizing 24 Soldiers achieving the enlisted rank of the sergeant. The significance of acquiring the rank is a...

Protecting the force health: JTF MED 374 preventative medicine
Sgt. Brad Talk, JTF MED 374 Preventative Medicine NCO, acquires a water sample for testing as part of a base camp assessment to ensure that water is safe for Soldier and Coalition Force use.
Jan. 13, 2023 - Combined Task Force Med 374 — made up of one community health nurse, a community health nurse/environmental science officer and a preventive medicine NCO, as well a fully licensed veterinarian — confronts the elusive foe of...

The power team: What the hospital runs on
Sgt. Kevin Mendez, JTF MED 374 assigned Tactical Power Generation Specialist oversees Spc. Josiah Morrel change the breakers in the distributor box to the grid power operating position.
Jan. 13, 2023 - To provide high-quality medical care in the middle of a desert country, several elements are essential to keep a modern hospital running and ready to receive and care for U.S. service members and Coalition Force patients. One...

Medical training made a priority during deployment
JTF MED 374 EMT provider Maj. Ronald Carroll demonstrates the proper technique for acquiring an artificial airway visualizing the vocal chords and advancing an endotracheal tube with a curved laryngoscope blade as part of a one week critical course offered by the Role III Hospital Center to U.S. Soldiers and Coalition partners.
Jan. 13, 2023 - Working in a Role III hospital center overseas, the bulk of the work consists of routine medical care for Soldiers, Coalition Forces, and contractors, addressing a multitude of symptoms, including headaches, muscle pain,...

Joint Task Force Med 374 junior enlisted complete NCO preparation course
Graduates of the JTF MED 374 NCO Preparation Course. A course that covered the essential knowledge and skills required for a leader at the squad level.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Romero/released)
Jan. 6, 2023 - Junior enlisted members of Joint Task Force 374 MED completed a 16-hour noncommissioned officer (NCO) development course last month. The aim of the course was to better prepare and develop enlisted Soldiers at the E4 and E5...

Army Medical Logistics Command focuses on medical readiness of National Guard, Army Reserve units
Attendees listen as subject-matter experts present courses of action to the council of colonels during a workshop on Medical Logistics in Campaigning and its impact on the National Guard and Reserve at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Dec. 1. MEDLOG in Campaigning is an effort aimed at streamlining medical materiel ordering and medical device maintenance while posturing the Army to be ready to transition quickly from peacetime at home station to an active operational environment.
Jan. 3, 2023 - Army Medical Logistics Command leaders are tackling the challenge of standardizing the processes and technology Army units, including the National Guard and Army Reserve, use to order medical equipment and supplies...

Task Force MED 374 earns combat patch
Joint Task Force MED 374 HHC Commander, Capt. Marissa Spitz (right), places the 330th Medical Brigade insignia patch on the right shoulder of Maj. Abe Shamma signifying his service in a combat zone and the prestige of wearing a combat patch.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Romero/released)
Dec. 14, 2022 - Members of the U.S. Army Task Force Medical 374, a role 3 medical hospital, participated in a Deployment Patch Ceremony last month. The informal event signifies that a brigade has been operating in a combat zone for a period...

U.S., Angola conclude inaugural military medical exercise
Maj. Debra Valdivieso (second from right), certified registered nurse anesthetist with the 357th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment, discusses anesthesiology procedures with two Angolan Armed Forces medical interns during a surgical procedure at the Hospital Militar Principal in Luanda, Angola.



Valdivieso is a member of a team of 12 U.S. Army medical personnel from the Army Reserve’s 357th FRSD, partnering with medical professionals of the Angolan Armed Forces to provide treatment to military and civilian patients in the community, Nov. 8-18, 2022.



The Angolan Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) is a medical training exercise, planned and executed by the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), that allows military medical personnel from the U.S. Army and their African partners to exchange medical practices, procedures and techniques that build and strengthen treatment capabilities, resulting in lasting relationships between medical professionals.(U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Dave Thompson)
Dec. 2, 2022 - U.S. and Angolan militaries wrapped up a two week medical readiness exercise (MEDREX) with a closing ceremony, Nov. 18, 2022.The Angolan Armed Forces, in partnership with the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa...

U.S., Angola host bilateral military medical readiness exercise
Members of the Angolan Armed Forces and U.S. Army Medical teams perform a surgical procedure on an Angolan citizen during MEDREX Angola 23-1, held at the Hospital Militar Principal in Luanda, Angola, Nov. 8-18, 2022.



The medical team of 12 U.S. Army personnel from the Army Reserve’s 807th Medical Command partnered with medical professionals from the Angolan Armed Forces to provide treatment to military and civilian patients in the community,



MEDREX is a medical training exercise, planned and executed by the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, that allows military health specialists from the U.S. Army and their African Partners to exchange medical practices, procedures and techniques which build and strengthen treatment capabilities, resulting in lasting relationships between medical professionals. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Dave Thompson)
Nov. 17, 2022 - The Angolan Armed Forces, in partnership with the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) and 807th Medical Command, Army Reserve, will host a medical readiness exercise (MEDREX) in Luanda, Nov. 8-18, 2022...
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