Images: Arctic Care Distinguished Visitor Day [Image 3 of 3]
Photo by Cpl. Marcin Platek
Brig. Gen. James Mason, deputy commander of operations for 807th Medical Command, Army Reserve; Col. Hunt Kerrigan, commander of 38th Troop Command, Alaska National Guard; Army Maj. Gen. Thomas Katkus, adjutant general for the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs; and Navy Capt. Karen Trueblood, director of Innovative Readiness Training, Office of Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs; observe Spc. Karen Green, veterinary technician, 109th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, as she prepares a dog for a surgery here, April 20. Mason, Kerrigan, Katkus and Trueblood were some of the distinguished visitors who traveled to three of the 12 Alaskan villages taking part in IRT Arctic Care 2013. IRT Arctic Care is a multi-service humanitarian and training program that focuses on enhancing the capability of U.S. forces in peacetime support operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. IRT Arctic Care brings medical, dental and veterinary aid to 12 rural villages in Alaska. The exercise is primarily a Reserve effort with Marine Forces Reserve taking the lead and receiving logistical and medical support from the National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve and Air Force Reserve.