Army Reserve medical personnel improves readiness serving local communities
Col. Richard Barrentine, mission commander for 7451st Medical Backfill Bn., conducts an end of day mission briefing with the medical team at Escontrias Early Childhood Center in Socorro, Texas. Barrentine is one of approximately 50 U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Army Soldiers who are working in partnership with the Texas A&M Colonias program to provide medical care to El Paso County’s underserved colonias population. Services provided by military 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.