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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. Flying up to six aircraft a day in support of Arctic Care operations to various villages across the Bering Sea and Norton Sound region, the biggest factor flight crews need to be prepared for is the weather. 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. Also available in high definition.


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This work, Arctic Care 2012 Wrap Up, by George Kale, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.19.2012

Date Posted:04.26.2012 2:49PM

Category:Package

Video ID:142540

VIRIN:120418-F-FZ583-002

Filename:DOD_100375352

Length:00:03:41

Location:NOME, AK, USGlobe

Hometown:ANCHORAGE, AK, US

Hometown:COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, US

Hometown:FAYETTEVILLE, NC, US

Hometown:SEATTLE, WA, US

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  • Pulling off the Nation’s largest recurring joint medical readiness exercise 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.
“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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CAMP DENALI, Alaska — Military aircraft carrying participants for Arctic Care 2012 arrived in Alaska today for the largest recurring joint military medical readiness and logistics training exercise.

Medical professionals from the Arizona and Colorado National Guard, Army Reserves and Navy Reserves began arriving from the lower 48 as early as April 2, with the majority arriving today. They are joined by active duty military, Alaska National Guardsmen and host support from the Norton Sound Health Corporation. 

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.

Video produced by Lt. Bernie Kale. Also available in high definition.

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