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National Guard members from Alaska, Arizona and Colorado join up with other active and reserve units in Nome, Alaska for Arctic Care 2012. The joint medical readiness and logistics training is said to be the largest recurring exercise of its kind and brings health care and veterinary support to undeserved residents in the Bering Strait and Norton Sound regions of western Alaska.


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This work, Minuteman Report – Arctic Care 2012, by MSgt John Anderson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.11.2012

Date Posted:04.11.2012 3:53PM

Category:Newscasts

Video ID:141505

VIRIN:120411-F-#####-001

Filename:DOD_100365028

Length:00:01:00

Location:TN, US

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With more than 250 military medical professionals traveling to Nome to provide care in 16 remote locations to under-served populations, accountability of personnel is crucial to ensuring safety during the two-week mission and is accomplished through the Joint Reception Staging Onward Movement Integration or JRSOI.

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  • NOME, Alaska — Pulling off the nation's largest recurring joint medical readiness exercise, Operation Arctic Care, requires significant logistical support in remote areas of western Alaska where miles of wilderness separate villages in Alaska's last frontier.

With no roads connecting villages, transporting supplies, equipment, and personnel to 16 locations in two weeks requires dedicated planning, flexibility and knowledgeable professionals -- professionals like the men and women of the Alaska National Guard.

Following the arrival of Arctic Care participants April 9 on Alaska Air National Guard C-130 aircraft and a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, Alaska Army National Guard aviators and maintenance crews have worked tirelessly to get the right people and equipment to wherever they are needed.

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With the support of the Alaska National Guard, Arctic Care 2012 military medical professionals have conducted 7,102 procedures, met with 3,979 patients and received significant training, providing excellent care to some of America's most rural citizens.

Sponsored by the Innovative Readiness Training program under the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, Arctic Care is bringing health care and veterinary support to residents in the Bering Strait and Norton Sound regions of western Alaska from April 9-23.

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