National Guard Soldiers, Airmen support free clinic in Georgia
220910-Z-BN267-1001.JPG Photo By: Cotton Puryear

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Virginia and Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support 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 with the missions of serving the local community and training military personnel to be ready for real-world response operations. VNG Soldiers assigned to the Charlottesville-based Charlie Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and Airmen from multiple states, active duty and reserve U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy as well as the U.S. Public Health Service personnel took part in the project. IRT is a DOD program providing joint training opportunities to increase deployment readiness and key services like health care, construction, transportation and cybersecurity with lasting benefits for American communities.


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