335th ASMC provides medical support to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Sgt. Andres Figueroa, a combat medic with the 335th Area Support Medical Company, 49th Multifunctional Medical Battalion out of Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico, checks the blood pressure for a patient from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, October 24, 2017. Figueroa and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 335th ASMC are providing daily medical services since the local hospital suffered severe damage from Hurricane Maria and was deemed nonoperational by the local government. The Army Reserve is part of the synchronized Federal emergency response system for immediate assistance. Providing timely and appropriate response to an incident remains one of the Army's key operational concepts. The Army Reserve's enabling capabilities remain a key component of this system by maintaining a variety of readily available capabilities including aviation, civil affairs, engineering, medical, supply and logistics that can be committed to Defense Support of Civil Authorities missions. These capabilities help the Army and Army Reserve's community-based force save lives, prevent human suffering and extensive property damage when domestic disasters threaten the homeland. America's Army Reserve is the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal Federal Reserve force in the history of the Nation. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Andrew Valles)