ARMEDCOM: changing lives; building readiness
Local resident Benita Alvarado receives much-needed optometry care from Army Reserve medical professionals providing support at Larga Vista Community Center in Laredo, Texas. Alvarado is one of nearly 5,000 patients who received medical support during the two week mission supporting Webb County’s under-served Colonias population. Services provided by Army Reserve personnel are done through the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training, a civil-military program that builds mutually beneficial partnerships between U.S. communities and the DoD. The missions selected meet training and readiness requirements for Army Reserve service members while integrating them as a joint and whole-of-society team to serve our American citizens.