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.
Lt. Col. Julie Fung-Hayes, an emergency physician and flight surgeon, shares why she loves serving in the U.S. Army Reserve. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2FlT26s
COL Jay Johannigman, Army Reserve Physician, Cincinnati, OH, tells us why he loves the Army Reserve.
LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
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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.

Military working dogs train for CBRN exposure in Kuwait
Military working dog, Oopey, a Belgian Malinois who does patrol work and explosive detection, wears protective gear and is guided by his handler to the decontamination element to complete the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear (CBRN) decontamination training in Kuwait April 11, 2019. This is the first time Oopey conducted CBRN decontamination training. Members of the 637th Chemical Company, the 719th Medical Detachment Veterinary Service Support, and the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron came together to conduct a live exercise to train to save the lives of military working dogs and their handlers in the event they were exposed to a CBRN substance. Live training events help prepare service members for real world events which may require them to recall the skills they learned in training to stay in the fight and survive. 

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Anaidy G. Claudio, U.S. Army Central Public Affairs Office)
April 16, 2019 - Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst is something military service members do every day. Risk assessments are conducted regularly to prepare service members to identify risks and plan to implement controls to mitigate risks. Military working dogs are no exception but require a little more guidance than the average troop. 

ARMEDCOM commander receives second star
Maj. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Reserve Command, presided over a promotion ceremony for Army Reserve Medical Command’s incoming commanding general, Maj. Gen. Jonathan Woodson. At the ceremony held on March 31, 2019, at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Center in Pinellas Park, Florida, Woodson’s wife Sherril, and daughter Sarah, who currently serves the Navy as an active duty neurologist, assisted by removing the one star rank, replacing with two-star rank. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Eric W. Jones)
April 10, 2019 - Maj. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Reserve Command, presided over Brig. Gen. Jonathan Woodson’s promotion to major general in a ceremony held ahead of the command’s Change of Command ceremony at Army Reserve Medical Command’s headquarters in Pinellas Park, Florida, March 31, 2019.

ARMEDCOM bids farewell to outgoing commander, welcomes new leadership
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Mary E. Link, outgoing commanding general of Army Reserve Medical Command, relinquishes command to Maj. Gen. Jonathan Woodson, the new commanding general for ARMEDCOM headquartered in Pinellas Park, Florida, during a Change of Command ceremony held on Sunday, March 31, 2019.  The Change of Command ceremony symbolizes the continuation of leadership and unit identity despite the change of individual authority.  It also represents the transfer of power from one leader to another; passing the ceremonial flag from outgoing to incoming commander is a physical representation of that transfer. 

(Photo by Staff Sgt. Eric W. Jones)
April 4, 2019 - Maj. Gen. Mary E. Link, outgoing commanding general of Army Reserve Medical Command, relinquished command to the incoming commander, Maj. Gen. Jonathan Woodson, during a Change of Command ceremony held at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center on March 31, 2019. 
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