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One week into Operation Arctic Care 2012, residents in western Alaska are receiving topnotch medical care from a few of America's finest military medical professionals. Also available in high definition Blanketed with ice and snow on the Bering Sea coast, most villages are isolated by miles of open landscape and accessible only by snowmobile and air transportation. However 285 Guardsmen, Reservists and active-duty service members have braved the elements this week to bring care to Alaskans in need.


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This work, Operation Arctic Care serves Alaska's Rural Communities, by George Kale, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.17.2012

Date Posted:04.18.2012 12:26PM

Category:Package

Video ID:141982

VIRIN:120417-F-FZ583-001

Filename:DOD_100369646

Length:00:01:25

Location:NOME, AK, USGlobe

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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.

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“Task force aviation is critical to our ability to travel to each village and provide medical, dental, optometry and veterinary care,” said Lt. Col. Sharolyn Lange, task force medical commander for Operation Artic Care 2012.   “We can’t do our job without their daily support getting supplies and personnel into each of the Arctic Care villages.”
Following the arrival of Arctic Care participants on Alaska Air National Guard C-130 aircraft and a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III April 9, Alaska Army National Guard aviators and maintenance crews have worked tirelessly to get the right people and equipment to wherever they are needed.  Produced by George Kale.  Also available in High Definition.

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