Army multi-component medical mission makes lasting impression in local community
Pvt. 1st Class Thomas Ashworth, an eye specialist with the 24th Medical Detachment (Optometry) based in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, examines the eyes of Illinois residents during Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) exercise Southeast Illinois Wellness. 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.