ARMEDCOM: changing lives; building readiness
Twenty-five Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to 7458th Medical Backfill Bn. work alongside medical students from Texas A&M University to provide medical support to residents who live near La Teresita community center in Laredo, Texas. Soldiers working at La Teresita are part of a larger medical team 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.