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Life Lessons celebrates the 109th Birthday of our US Army Reserves

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Who serves in the U.S. Army Reserve? It could be a neighbor, a friend or maybe even someone in your family. Currently, nearly 199,000 Citizen Soldiers serve their country by providing their technical, professional and even medical skills to the U.S. Army Reserve.


In fact, the Army Reserve was originally created by Congress as the Medical Reserve Corps on April 23, 1908. Today, that medical legacy plays an important role in the Army Reserve, with roughly 10,000 soldiers and civilians assigned to Army Reserve Medical Command, or ARMEDCOM, serving in more than 100 different medical units throughout the United States. It may surprise you to learn that the Army Reserve provides approximately 67% of medical groups to the Army.


Since 2001, more than 335,000 Army Reserve Citizen Soldiers have been mobilized and deployed to every major combat zone across the globe.1 Last year alone, ARMEDCOM soldiers took part in 64 major exercises, delivering healthcare support to the men and women taking part in those exercises.


Join Major General Mary Link, Commanding General of the Army Reserve Medical Command, as she explains the important role of these Citizen Soldiers, especially during domestic emergencies and disasters1, and why ARMEDCOM is another way that skilled citizens are giving back to their country.