Arctic Care 2012 arrives in Alaska


Medical professionals from the Arizona and Colorado National Guard, Army Reserves and Navy Reserves have been arriving in alaska since the beginning of this month.
They are joined by active duty military, Alaska National Guardsmen and host support from the Norton Sound Health Corporation.
More than 250 military medical professionals are travelling to Nome to provide care in 16 remote locations to underserved populations in support of arctic care 2012.
Operation Arctic Care, led this year by the Alaska National Guard, will bring health care and veterinary support to residents in the Bering Strait and Norton Sound regions of western Alaska.
Sponsored by the Innovative Readiness Training program, Arctic Care is scheduled to run from April 9 to the 23.