U.S. Army Cpl. John Banville, a dental technician with the Rhode Island National Guard Medical Detachment, sterilizes dental instruments July 14, 2019, during the Greater Chenango Cares IRT 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)
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Desiree Sanchez, the NCO in charge of dental sanitization for the Norwich site assigned to the 455th Medical Company Fort Devens, Massachusetts, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Summer Livingston, a dental technician with the 931st Aerospace Medicine Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, sort sterilized dental instruments July 14, 2019, during the Greater Chenango Cares Innovative Readiness Training. 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)
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)
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Vincent Nelson, a dental technician with the 624th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, sterilizes dental instruments July 12, 2019, 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)
U.S. Army Cpl. John Banville, a dental technician with the Rhode Island National Guard Medical Detachment, sterilizes dental instruments July 14, 2019, during the Greater Chenango Cares IRT 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)
U.S. Army Cpl. John Banville, a dental technician with the Rhode Island National Guard Medical Detachment, sterilizes dental instruments July 14, 2019, during the Greater Chenango Cares IRT 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)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Brandon Trimbell, a dentist with the 115th Fighter Wing, Madison, Wisconsin, provides 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)
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Anshuman Rawat, a dentist with the 455th Medical Company Dental Services, Fort Devens, Massachusetts, provides 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)
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. David E. Elwell, Deputy Commanding General - Mobilization, Fort Bliss is giving closing comments and guidance during the Mobilization Support Force Rehearsal of Concept Drill. The MSF ROC Drill served as the conclusion to the MSF Annual Training held in June, which focused on sustainment support in the case of a no-notice contingency operation (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Joselyn Sydnor).
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of the 872nd Support Maintenance Company unload containers and equipment at Stennis Motor pool during their Mobilization Support Force Annual Training in June. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Joselyn Sydnor)
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.

Cancer survivor rucks 150 miles to raise funds for pediatric cancer
After beating a brain tumor, Spc. Shayn Lindquist, an Army Reserve civil affairs soldier, organized a 150-mile ruck march to raise more than $3000 toward pediatric cancer charities. (Photo Credit: Courtesy photo)
July 12, 2019 - For a civil affairs Army Reserve Soldier, beating cancer was the first step in a 150-mile ruck march to raise money for pediatric cancer.

Command Sgt. Maj. honors father in Guam as 75th Anniversary “Liberation of Guam, 1944” approaches
GUAM - Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick McDonald renders a salute along Asan Beach where is father, Senior Navy Corpsman Roy McDonald, was wounded 75 years earlier in the invasion of Guam. (Photo by Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick McDonald, 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade, Fort Shafter Flats, Honolulu, Hawaii)
July 12, 2019 - For Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick McDonald of the 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade based out of Fort Shafter Flats, Honolulu, Hawaii, a routine training mission in Guam is more than just training, it is a chance to personally reconnect with the island’s WWII history in ways few are given the opportunity.  Joining the Navy in the late 1940s, McDonald’s father, Senior Navy Corpsman Roy McDonald, was the senior medic on the beach tending to Marines who were with him through Bougainville and Guadalcanal campaigns.

DFAS brings live coding, realism to Army Reserve’s Diamond Saber
Gregory Martin, Defense Finance and Accounting Service Defense Military Pay Office lead military pay technician, trains U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard financial management Soldiers during Diamond Saber 2019 at Fort McCoy, Wis., June 28, 2019. DFAS brought realism to the Army’s largest financial management exercise through live coding of actual Soldier’s pay. (U.S. Army photo by Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner)
July 11, 2019 - It’s been said to “train like you fight,” and for financial management Soldiers preparing to deploy in the next year, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service brought a healthy dose of realistic training and experience. DFAS Defense Military Pay Office personnel brought more than 100 years of military pay experience to help train Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers preparing to deploy during the Army Reserve’s Diamond Saber 2019 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, June 18 to July 1.

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.