Images: Arctic Care Distinguished Visitor Day [Image 1 of 3]
Photo by Cpl. Marcin Platek
Brig. Gen. James Mason, deputy commander of operations for 807th Medical Command, Army Reserve, and other distinguished visitors look at a berthing area in the Selawik School, April 20. Service members participating in Innovative Readiness Training Arctic Care 2013 have to sleep in makeshift berthing areas whenever they travel to a remote village as part of their training. 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.