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Air Guard Helps Provide Free Medical Care to Virgin Islands
June 20, 2024
Staff Sgt. Siya Liu, 349th Aerospace Medical Squadron health services management technician, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., greets a patient at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, June 1, 2024. Ivanna Eudora Kean High School was transformed into a reception and treatment area during Virgin Islands Wellness Innovative Readiness Training June 1-8, 2024.

Idaho, Nevada Guard Offer Free Health Care to Tribal Members
June 3, 2024
About 50 Idaho and Nevada National Guard Soldiers and Airmen conducted two weeklong medical visits for members of the Nez Perce and Shoshone-Paiute Tribes May 13-24, 2024. Free health care was offered as part of the Department of Defense Innovative Readiness Training program.

Kentucky Guard Airlifts Materials for Arctic Circle Housing
May 15, 2024
Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing unload pallets of cargo under blizzard conditions during an engine-running offload from a Kentucky C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in Deadhorse, Alaska, April 26, 2024. The cargo consists of construction materials to build homes for civilians as part of Innovative Readiness Training, a Defense Department program that provides service members with real-world deployment experience while offering lasting benefits to civilian populations.

Alaska Guard Helps Provide Free Health Care to Kodiak Residents
May 10, 2024
Alaska Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Shannon Weaver, right, a loadmaster from the 144th Airlift Squadron, 176th Wing, guides a forklift loading equipment onto a C-17 Globemaster III in support of the Kodiak Arctic Care 24 Innovative Readiness Training Mission at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 6, 2024. Personnel from across the U.S. Uniformed Services partnered with the Kodiak Area Native Association to deliver free medical, dental, optometry and veterinary services to residents across Alaska’s remote Kodiak Island borough.

Montana, NM, Arizona Guard Provide Health Care on Reservation
August 29, 2023
Over 100 service members from the Montana, Arizona and New Mexico National Guard, U.S. Army Reserves, U.S. Public Health Service and U.S. Air Force conducted medical operations for two weeks in August to support of the 2023 Walking Shield Innovative Readiness Training at the Fort Belknap Reservation, Montana.

Massachusetts Guard Cyber Team Helps Town Check Security
August 16, 2023
Lt. Col. Chris Elgee, team lead and cyber officer with the Massachusetts National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters, briefs leaders of the Guard and local and state officials on a cyber assessment of the Town of Tewksbury by the Massachusetts National Guard. Two Guard Soldiers and two Airmen worked with Tewksbury officials to identify weaknesses in their cybersecurity and suggest how it could be improved.

New York Air Guard Medical Personnel Train at California Clinic
August 2, 2023
U.S. Air Force Capt. Jessica Alves, a medical specialist assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard, works with a patient during an Innovative Readiness Training mission in Covelo, California, June 16, 2023. IRT missions offer no-cost medical care to U.S. communities while providing hands-on experience to service members.

Alaska National Guard Helps Clear Oil Spill Response Site
August 1, 2023
Alaska Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Robert Neff, an engineering craftsman from the 176th Civil Engineer Squadron, cuts a tree as part of an Innovative Readiness Training project at Shepard Point near Cordova, Alaska, July 26, 2023. Twelve 176th Wing Guardsmen are clearing a 5.5-acre site for the Shepard Point Marine Tribal Transportation Oil Spill & Marine Casualty Response Facility.

IRT Hoosier Care Offers Free Medical Care to Community
June 8, 2023
Senior Airman Blessed Velasquez, left, and Airman 1st Class Samantha Heaton, right, both optometry technicians at Joint Base San Antonio, set up a horopter at the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club in Terre Haute, Ind., June 6, 2023. Service members from across the globe are participating in an Innovative Readiness Training mission called IRT Hoosier Care that provides no-cost medical, dental and vision services to the public.

New Hampshire Guard Serves Kids’ Dental Needs
January 10, 2023
A New Hampshire Army National Guard dental team confers with Andrea Iasillo of the Manchester Health Department in a mobile dental clinic Jan. 7, 2023, at Beech Street Elementary School. From left are Spc. Hayley Minahan, Lt. Col. Christopher Fauver, Sgt. Katie Lindh, and Maj. Jacob Ayers.

Virginia, Massachusetts Guard Support Free Clinic in Georgia
September 9, 2022
Virginia and Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers and Airmen supported a free health clinic offering vision, dental and other basic medical services Aug. 3-18, 2022, in the Columbus, Georgia, area. The clinic was part of the Department of Defense-funded Innovative Readiness Training program.

Pennsylvania Airmen serve nearly 5,000 meals in IRT project
August 13, 2021
Air and Army National Guardsmen from Pennsylvania and New Hampshire planned, ordered, prepared and served nearly 5,000 meals to more than 200 military service members participating in the Central Delaware Partnership for Hope, an Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) project where service members offered no-cost health care to members of the Dover community in August 2021.