Video: Arctic Care 2013
Video by Cpl. Marcin Platek
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.