IRT Kodiak Arctic Care 21
Innovative Readiness Training Kodiak Care - 21


The United States Department of Defense Arctic Care Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Program in partnership, with the Kodiak Area Native Association, will present “Arctic Care 2021”, a no-cost medical, dental, optometry and veterinary services program to the communities on Kodiak Island from May 5-13, 2021.  Arctic Care provides training opportunities to military units while providing incidental benefit to communities via no-cost healthcare.  The healthcare services will be tailored to the individual needs of each rural community.


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Video by Lance Cpl. Ryan Schmid

Any Clime and Place

  • Marine Forces Reserve
  • May 14, 2021 | 2:39

Arctic Care is a joint-service Innovative Readiness Training program exercise that allows service members to conduct real world training missions while providing assistance to Kodiak Island, Alaska residents. Marines with Marine Forces Reserve provide logistical support for the exercise, enabling fellow service members to provide no cost medical, dental, optometric and veterinary care to the community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Schmid)

Arctic Care 2021
Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Montenegro, a radio operator with 6th Communication Battalion, Force Headquarters Group, conducts a radio check during Arctic Care 2021 in Port Lions, Alaska on May 08, 2021. Arctic Care 2021 is a joint-service training mission led by the United States Air Force and supported by members of the Air National Guard, Marines, Marine Reserves, Navy, Navy Reserves, National Guard, and Army Reserves. Marines with Marine Forces Reserve are providing all logistical support for the exercise, which provides no-cost medical, dental and optometric care to Kodiak Island residents. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Schmid)

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