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Arctic Care


The Arctic Care IRT team will provide medical, dental, optometry, and veterinary care in coordination with Maniilaq Association and civil authorities to assist local health and municipal authorities in addressing underserved and unmet community health and civic needs in 12 villages of the Northwest Arctic Borough. Units will also conduct critical mission training and logistical movement in order to simulate military/civilian humanitarian operations and health care delivery in the time of crisis, conflict or disaster.




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Leaving a warm touch on the Arctic Circle
As the snow and ice continue to slowly disappear from the streets and local residents begin to shed their layers with the warmer weather approaching, service members with Innovative Readiness Training...

Hometown Heroes of IRT Arctic Care 2018
Stepping outside of your comfort zone and embracing flexibility are crucial to the success of every mission. Lance Cpl. Vicente C. Spence is a Hemet, California, native and Reserve Marine who is not...

Strengthening Ties around the Land of the Midnight Sun
Buried beneath layers of clothing, taking caution with each passing step on the slick ice, and working hard to take cover from the numbing wind, I walk the streets of Kotzebue, Alaska, better known as...

Hometown Heroes of IRT Arctic Care 2018
Strengthening and building new partnerships with culturally complex populations in remote areas of the United States is a key goal of the Innovative Readiness Training Program. Lt. Cmdr. Joseph...

Hometown Heroes of IRT Arctic Care 2018
Discipline. The foundation of every successful Marine and Sailor. Petty Officer 3rd Class Victor A. Gonzalez is a Plano, Texas, native and Reserve Sailor who through the Marine Corps Martial Arts...

Hometown Heroes of IRT Arctic Care 2018
Throughout the United States, there are active duty Marines and Sailors who contribute to the continuous state of readiness of the military by instructing and assisting Selected Marine Corps Reserve...

Hometown Heroes of IRT Arctic Care 2018
Reserve Marines typically spend two weeks each year building their capabilities at an Annual Training exercise and one weekend each month supporting their active duty counterparts. Maj. Lisbeth M....

Combating the cold: IRT Arctic Care 2018 kicks off
Deep within the Northwest Arctic Borough, where snow and ice blanket the surface and winds send piercing chills through the body, service members gather in Kotzebue, Alaska, for the kick off of...

Hometown Heroes of IRT Arctic Care 2018
Leading by example, serving with pride and striving for success are fundamental traits of United States Marines. Sgt. Veronica J. Rios is a Sunnyside, Washington native and Reserve Marine who truly...