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.
Today's Army Reserve covers more than 20 time zones across five continents. We are a battle-tested force facing a future with sophisticated adversaries. We must shift our focus and continue to adapt. We must be physically fit, mentally tough, and determined to defeat the enemy and dominate our foes. America's Army Reserve: the most capable, combat-ready, lethal federal reserve force in the history of the nation. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Calvin Reimold, Spc. Maria Casneiro and Sgt. 1st Class Jerimiah Richardson)
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LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
MRTC Featured Stories
Md. nurse practitioner served first mobilization on the front lines of military COVID-19 response
Capt. Chimdinma Barbara Ojini pictured at Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York City. Ojini, a nurse practitioner, is one of more than 1200 Army Reserve medical professionals that have mobilized with Army Reserve Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces as part of the Department of Defense response to COVID-19.
June 11, 2020 - “My passion is giving patients hope and helping them to recover from their illness,” stated Capt. Chimdinma Deborah Ojini. “I am glad to answer the nation’s call to help the American public, even with the few hours of notice.” A nurse practitioner serving on the front lines of the national COVID-19 response as a member of an Army Reserve Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force, Ojini marked her one-year commissioning anniversary of when she first became an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Hendersonville, N.C., physician assistant serves with military COVID-19 response
Capt. Jeremy Moses pictured Apr. 16 during a shift at Boston Hope, a temporary medical facility established in Boston, Mass. to treat patients infected with COVID-19. Moses, a physician assistant, is one of more than 1,200 Army Reserve medical professionals that recently mobilized with Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces as part of the Department of Defense response to the pandemic.
June 8, 2020 - “Working face to face with the American people on this mission is the proudest I have been in my career,” said Capt. Jeremy Moses. “I am glad that we were called upon to help in this way.” Moses, a physician assistant, recently mobilized with an Army Reserve Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force. He is one of more than 1,200 Army Reserve medical professionals that were activated as part of the Department of Defense response to COVID-19, led by U.S. Northern Command.

Boston University student and Army Reserve Soldier participates in NYC COVID-19 response
Cadet Owen Kearney, an Army Reserve Cadet, pauses for a photo on his final day of service at the Javits Convention Center in New York City May 28. Kearney is serving with an Army Reserve Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force and one of more than 1200 Army Reserve Soldiers serving in medical units that have mobilized as part of the Department of Defense response to COVID-19.
June 4, 2020 - While many college students adapted to completing their spring semester virtually, one Boston University undergraduate found himself in the epicenter of the response efforts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Spc. Owen Kearney, an Army Reserve Soldier and BU political science major, was in a virtual class when he received the call to report with his unit for mobilization.

Brave new world: Amid COVID-19 mitigation, Bliss SRPC resumed deployment operations in early May
Soldiers line up for a temperature check at Fort Bliss, Texas, May 7, 2020. The Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Bliss has adopted COVID-19 mitigation measures similar to Army CBRNE safety protocols to safeguard customers and technicians.
May 29, 2020 - When the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded this year and many phases of life were put on hold in the name of curbing the spread of the coronavirus, the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Bliss, Texas, was faced with a challenge: How does the busiest Mobilization Force Generation Installation in the Department of Defense continue to deliver personnel for contingency operations over five continents, but do it safely in respect to the current public health conditions.

Army Reserve laboratory officer in the fight against COVID-19
Lt. Col. Maria Espiritu, a clinical laboratory officer, working at Joint Base San Antonio Apr. 20 in support of the Department of Defense COVID-19 Response mission. Espiritu provides guidance to multiple clinical laboratories in the U.S. that provide testing for military medical professionals mobilized to support areas heavily impacted by COVID-19.
May 28, 2020 - "We have an obligation to the American people to keep our Soldiers healthy in order to serve in this fight, and I am proud to have been a part of that," said Lt. Col. Maria Espiritu, an Army Reserve clinical laboratory officer who oversees COVID-19 testing at multiple laboratories in the U.S. for mobilized military medical professionals.
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