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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Dentists provide no-cost care while operating in field conditions
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Anshuman Rawat, a dentist, and U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Caige Nichols, a dental technician, both with the 455th Medical Company Dental Services, Fort Devens, Massachusetts, provide dental care July 12, 2019, to a civilian patient during the Greater Chenango Cares Innovative Readiness Training in Norwich, New York. IRT is a Department of Defense hands on military training opportunity that delivers joint training opportunities to increase deployment readiness while providing key services for our American communities.

(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cameron Lewis)
July 15, 2019 - Dental personnel from U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard units, U.S. Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard units, and U.S. Navy Reserve units are providing no-cost medical care to community members of rural New York during the Greater Chenango Cares Innovative Readiness Training July 11 - July 20, 2019.

Medics Increase Readiness With Blood Screening Drives
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Kent C. Yuen, 349th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) laboratory officer in charge, explains the process during a blood screening drive to Sgt. 1st Class Martin D. Malcolm, 77th Sustainment Brigade Battalion Aid Station noncommissioned officer in charge at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 10, 2019. The drive focuses on preparing for an event that exceeds the amount of blood the medics have in supply. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. David Clemenko)
July 11, 2019 - On the morning of July 10, 2019, U.S Army Reserve Soldiers from the 349th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) began setting up their equipment at the 77th Sustainment Brigade resiliency tent to prepare for a blood screening drive.

U.S. Army Reserve veterinarians enhance skills with Guatemalan partners during Beyond the Horizon 19
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Pam Johnson, a veterinary officer with the 949th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services), gives a sheep a shot with the help of a Guatemalan farmer June 19 in Chiantla, Guatemala. A U.S. Army veterinarian and veterinary technicians from 109th MD(VS) teamed with Guatemalan veterinary students from San Carlos University to administer shots to livestock belonging to local farmers. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Ryan C. Matson, 652nd Regional Support Group)
June 27, 2019 - High atop a mountain near the town of Chiantla, Guatemala, a large pig grunted menacingly. “Hold on to him, please!” U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Pam Johnson, a veterinary officer with the 949th Medical Detachment (Vet Services), said. Cheers and claps rang out on the mountain top. The praise came from several Guatemalan veterinary students from San Carlos University of Guatemala who were on hand to help provide vaccinations and veterinary services June 21 to the local livestock with their American partners

ARMEDCOM’s best of best issued one final challenge
Fifteen Soldiers from Army Reserve Medical Command participated in the terrain fitness portion of the competition on the morning of April 16th, which included running a couple miles, low crawling long distances, push-ups, flutter kicks and other calisthenics. The Soldiers arrived on April 13th, prepared to compete in the command-level Best Warrior Competition for 2019 held April 13-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. The Best Warrior Competition recognizes Soldiers who demonstrate commitment to the Army values, embody the Warrior Ethos and represent the force of the future.
May 16, 2019 - Fifteen Soldiers arrived in Washington on a rare sunny afternoon, prepared to compete for the title of ‘Best’ as the enlisted or non-commissioned officer going forward to represent Army Reserve Medical Command at the U.S. Army Reserve Command level competition to be held at Fort Bragg, North Carolina June 23-28, 2019.

Operation Reserve Care Ensures Soldier Readiness
Army Reserve Soldiers are stepping up with their medical expertise to ensure the Army is ready to deploy. Operation Reserve Care, an initiative that took place at Fort Bragg, N.C., May 4, 2019, aims to ensure medical personnel not only have the experience they need but that Soldiers maintain their health and readiness.
May 8, 2019 - Army Reserve Soldiers are stepping up with their medical expertise to ensure the Army is ready to deploy. Operation Reserve Care, an initiative that took place at Fort Bragg, N.C., May 4, 2019, aims to ensure medical personnel not only have the experience they need but that Soldiers maintain their health and readiness.
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