Army multi-component medical mission makes lasting impression in local community
Lt. Col. Victoria Wilcox (left), a physician assistant, and Pvt. 1st Class Karsin Harper (right), a dental specialist assigned to 7215th Medical Support Unit, administer a numbing shot in preparation to extract an Illinois resident’s tooth 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.