Army multi-component medical mission makes lasting impression in local community
Maj. Renju Thackenkary (right), a general dentist assigned to 7227th Medical Support Unit, and Spc. Jaden Larson (left), a dental specialist assigned to 7410th Medical Support Unit, prepare 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.