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4th Dental Battalion assists Alaskan people during Arctic Care 2013. IRT Arctic Care is a multi-service humanitarian and training program taking place above the Arctic Circle in Alaska. It focuses on enhancing the interoperability and capacity 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 of Alaska, some as far as 150 miles from Kotzebue. The exercise is mostly a Reserve effort with the Marine Forces Reserve taking lead and receiving logistical and medical support from the National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, and Air Force Reserve. Available in high definition.


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This work, 4th Dental Battalion assists Alaskan people, by Cpl Marcin Platek, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.21.2013

Date Posted:05.21.2013 6:21PM

Category:Package

Video ID:291284

VIRIN:130521-M-QX735-239

Filename:DOD_100820463

Length:00:02:57

Location:KOTZEBUE, AK, USGlobe

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