ARMEDCOM: changing lives; building readiness
Capt. Rolando Ortiz, an optometrist assigned to 7458th Medical Backfill Bn. located in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, works with local residents at Larga Vista community center. Ortiz is one of approximately 125 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers who are working in partnership with the Texas A&M Colonias program to provide medical care to 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 & readiness requirements for Army Reserve service members while integrating them as a joint and whole-of-society team to serve our American citizens.