U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Dean Nelson talks about how he gets to battle assembly.
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.
Cadre establish, maintain concept of operations for 2023 U.S. Army Reserve Expert Field Medical Badge
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Matthew Moxley, a psychiatric/behavioral health nurse assigned to the 7452nd Medical Operational Readiness Unit out of San Diego, California, finalizes grading the results of a Soldier who tested in the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC or TC3) lane for the 2023 United States Army Reserve Expert Field Medical Badge competition in Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, May 10, 2023. Hosted by Central Medical Area Readiness Support Group out of Fort Sheridan, Illinois, the 2023 USAR EFMB featured 49 competitors from Active, Guard and Reserve Components that have tested in the physical fitness assessment, day and night land navigation, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC or TC3), Warrior Skills, and evacuation lanes. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hernandez)
May 15, 2023 - Approximately 90 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from myriad USAR medical units from both Army Reserve Medical Command and 807th Medical Command Deployment Support (MCDS) echelons provided grading, training, administrative and...

Army Reserve supports Olancho MEDRETE
U.S. Army CPT Joseph Moreno, a nurse assigned to Joint Task Force – Bravo, conducts a medical screening at the medical readiness engagement event at the Escuela C.E.B. Maximo Gavles in Mamisaca, Olancho, Jan 11, 2023. Joint Task Force Bravo conducted a medical engagement in Olancho, Honduras to provide humanitarian assistance and medical services at the request of the government of Honduras.
April 6, 2023 - Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), located on Soto Cano Air Base (SCAB), Honduras, executes numerous medical missions every year across Central America (CENTAM) and other countries as directed by U.S. Southern Command...

Women's History Month at the range
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Gail Louise Sanders, a public affairs specialist assigned to the 318th Theater Public Affairs Support Element, 88th Readiness Division, aligns her sight picture to ensure a proper grouping during battle assembly at Fort McCoy, Wis., March 17, 2023. 

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Pvt. Zabrieya Easley, 318th Theater Public Affairs Support Element)
March 23, 2023 - March is Women's History Month. It is important to look back on how far we've come - both to realize that distance and to see what direction we need to go. Women have a rich history of supporting the armed forces dating back...

Army Reserve Soldiers conduct cold-weather qualification
U.S. Army Reserve Pfc. Jesus Alfonso, a medical logistics specialist with the 410th Medical Logistics Company native to Janesville, Wisconsin, aims down the sights of his rifle during the individual rifle qualifications table at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, March 18, 2023. Soldiers fired in five different firing positions throughout the qualifications, including standing and supporting themselves against a barricade. 

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Maximilian Huth, 318th Public Affairs Support Element)
March 20, 2023 - U.S. Army Reserve units with the 88th Readiness Division qualified on individual weapons at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, to maintain unit readiness and prepare for upcoming operations on March 18, 2023...

Strategic blood supply for Operation Inherent Resolve
801st Field Hospital's Staff Sgt. Emily French, Spc. Patricio Clavel, Sgt. Samantha Smith, Sgt, John Horn and Maj. Rodrick Clayton are responsible for maintaining blood supply for all of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.
March 7, 2023 - To ensure that U.S. Soldiers and coalition forces have the best chance of survival during traumatic event where blood loss is a concern, the lab team of Joint Task Force Med 374 (JTF MED 374) stands ready and remains diligent...

You've got mail: Mail handlers of JTF MED 374
Joint Task Force MED 374 Soldiers display their goodies in appreciation of Pennsylvania middle schoolers who wrote and sent care packages to the troops thanking them for their service and safe return (photo provided by Capt. John Waide).
March 2, 2023 - While we may never agree on which football team is best, if coffee should be enjoyed black or with cream, or if is acceptable to drive in the fast lane at the posted speed limit, it is safe to say everyone likes sending and...

Always connected: S6 section of Joint Task Force Med 374
The JTF MED 374 S6 section (left the right) Capt. Bee Vengthisane, Sgt. Amanda Kuchinski , and Spc. Zachary Mariani.
March 2, 2023 - The ability to send, receive and protect pertinent data and information within an organization is central to completing everyday tasks in any organization. Military units, regardless of their branch, require safe, reliable...

Kenya-born U.S. Army Soldier returns to his native land at Justified Accord 2023
U.S. Army Capt. Ronald Ottichilo, a microbiologist with U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), poses for a portrait during Justified Accord 23 in Kenya, his home country, on Feb. 17, 2023. SETAF-AF, Kenya Defence Forces, and partners conduct JA23 to build readiness for the U.S. Joint Force, prepare regional partners for United Nations and African Union mandated missions, and increase multinational interoperability. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Wilson)
Feb. 24, 2023 - As nearly 1,000 exercise participants gather in Kenya for this year’s iteration of Justified Accord (JA23), one U.S. Army Reserve Soldier returns to very familiar territory...

All enlisted team provides Bio-Medical support to JTF MED 374 and other trace down units
The JTF MED 374 BioMed Team; (left to right) Sgt. Kathleen Ortega (NCOIC), Spc. Elizabeth Dunfee, Spc. Darius Watkins-Sims and Sgt. Justin McCurdy.
Feb. 23, 2023 - The medical field heavily relies on the use of specialized medical equipment in order to assess and treat patients. Without this equipment, healthcare professionals would not have the tools necessary to treat Soldiers...

Ready for anything: JTF MED 374 conducts MASCAL training
A group of JTF MED 374 Soldiers practice loading and unloading patients on an active Blackhawk helicopter as part of a joint training exercise with the aeromedical medical team, known as Dust-off.
Feb. 23, 2023 - The journey of every medical deployment is paved with massive amounts standard operating procedures, training, lessons learned, down time, assigned additional duties, and satisfying endless spreadsheets. In the end, the real...
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