Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, engages with Soldiers who are prepared to save lives thanks to the advanced medical training they receive through Global Medic, an annual training exercise run by the Medical Readiness and Training Command at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Global Medic is a strategic, joint and multinational exercise that incorporates more than 2,000 troops from all branches of the military, along with several international allies, including Canada, Germany and Britain. MRTC is a subordinate command of Army Reserve Medical Command, headquartered in Pinellas Park, Florida.
Operation Capital Medic – Leading the way for medical readiness Operation Capital Medic, a medical readiness mission held at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital for over a year now, is increasing the readiness of service members in the Washington, DC area. It is estimated that about 5000 Reserve and National Guard Soldiers live in the Washington, DC area, and Army Reserve Medical Command’s 7250th Medical Support Unit has provided medical and dental services to nearly 1500 of them, helping them get off the red list one Soldier at a time.
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APMC change of command
Lt. Col. (p)  Jennifer L. Staples, the outgoing Army Medical Department Professional Management Command commander, addresses the troops for the final time as APMC commander during the APMC Change of Command Ceremony held Monday, Aug. 23 at Fort Gillem in Forest Park, Georgia. 

Headquartered at Fort Gillem, the APMC is a direct reporting unit to Army Reserve Medical Command and is responsible managing over 1000 Army Reserve Soldiers with critical medical specialties assigned to USAR units and attached to APMC for personnel, training, finance, and professional credentialing.  It currently has numerous soldiers deployed worldwide in the global war on terrorism. APMC provides mission and command support to assigned and attached Army Reserve medical officers and conducts centralized credentialing for all Army Reserve medical providers.
Sept. 7, 2021 - Lt. Col. Jennifer L. Staples relinquished duties as the commander of the Army Reserve’s Army Medical Department Professional Management Command to Col. Brian P. Friedland during a ceremony Aug. 23 at Fort Gillem, Georgia...

Sgt. 1st Class Kristina Boettcher: "Army mom"
Sgt. 1st Class Kristina Boettcher, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the Effects and Enablers (E&E) for Global Medic, and Spc. Abraham Garcia, a U.S. Army Reserve human resource specialist from the 7306th Medical Expeditionary Support Battalion, pose for a photo at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 15, 2021. Boettcher mentored Garcia throughout his U.S. Army career and helped him through a pivotal point in his life. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Chase Fitzgerald)
Aug. 30, 2021 - “Caring.” “Dedicated.” “Motivating.” “My Army Mom.”These are just a few of the many words soldiers use to describe Sgt. 1st Class Kristina Boettcher, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the Effects and Enablers (E&E) for...

Global Medic tests new field hospital structure
U.S. Army Reserve medics move a Tactical Combat Casualty Care Exportable mannequin out of the hospital to a helicopter for medivac training on Aug. 13 2021 at Fort McCoy Wis.
Aug. 30, 2021 - The first Global Medic exercise since conversion of the combat support hospital to a field hospital was conducted here the first three weeks of August 2021...

AR-MEDCOM Soldiers support Cadet Summer Training
Army Reserve Sgt. Lora Bush, a phlebotomist for the 7250 Medical Support Unit, Army Reserve Medical Command, conducts a blood draw on a cadet clearing the Soldier Readiness Processing site for the 2021 Cadet Summer Training on Monday, July 12. The SRP site is a part of the ARMEDCOM medical support offered annually to the Fort Knox, Ky. training exercise, and ensures cadets are medically safe to train in the exercise and ready for commissioning. The CST is the largest annual training exercise executed by the U.S. Army, graduating almost 10,000 Cadets from Advanced Camp or Basic Camp each summer. More than 250 ARMEDCOM Soldiers have provided support to the exercise, including medics, physicians, x-ray technicians, pharmacy technicians and lab technicians.
Aug. 30, 2021 - More than 250 Army Reserve Medical Command Soldiers, in coordination with approximately 110 active component Soldiers, provided medical support at Fort Knox, Kentucky to the Army's largest annual training event; Cadet Summer...

Enabling the effects - MRTC Soldiers support Global Medic at Fort McCoy
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 18th Field Hospital, based in Fort Story, Va., and 810th Hospital Center from Tuscaloosa, Ala., work to stabilize a simulated combat casualty during Global Medic at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 11, 2021. 

Global Medic is part of CSTX 78-21-04 which is a Combat Support Training Exercise that ensures U.S. Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy and bring capable, combat-ready, and ready-now units in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world. 

The simulated casualty is a Medical Readiness and Training Command Soldier from the effects and enabler’s team. She is playing the part of military working dog handler. She has been wounded but is far more distraught over the injury to her working dog. While veterinary Soldiers perform life-saving critical care to the working dog, medics must quickly calm and reassure the increasingly volatile handler. They must find ways to treat her physical wounds while also managing the psychological trauma of seeing her working dog injured. 

Scenarios like these are a constant backdrop throughout the 15-day field exercise. The effects and enabler’s team will provide a constant stream of varied and challenging casualties that are “injected” into each day’s operations. Observer / Coach Trainers from MRTC will monitor training units and evaluate their performance through each of these injects, providing critical feedback and mentoring to the training units.

Readiness is Job One of the U.S. Army Reserve and meeting the challenge of fielding a robust, ready array of forces that are ready now is no small task. With Global Medic, Army Reserve Medical Command and MRTC are building combat ready medical professionals that are ready to save lives and sustain combat power whenever and where they are needed.
Aug. 23, 2021 - Providing timely life-saving measures can make all the difference in a real-life conflict, and the training to do so effectively takes a lot of help from behind the scenes.The effects and enablers (E&E) team from the U.S...
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