Innovative Readiness Training

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Thank you to our joint and total force warriors from across the Military Services who partnered with the Kodiak Area Nat...
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Thank you to our joint and total force warriors from across the Military Services who partnered with the Kodiak Area Native Association to provide medical, dental, optometry, and veterinary services to 6 villages in Alaska. This Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) partnership provided high-quality, mission-essential military training for a wide variety of military occupational specialties while contributing the prosperity of these communities and strengthening the civil-military bonds that serve as the foundation of our democracy. Learn more about the IRT program at:

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Innovative Readiness Training ProgramsCivil-military IRT projects enhance unit training and readiness while filling a co...

Innovative Readiness Training Programs

Civil-military IRT projects enhance unit training and readiness while filling a community need.

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Army Reserve Innovative Readiness Training Program
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Army Reserve Innovative Readiness Training Program

Package about how the Army Reserve is a key player in the Innovative Readiness Training Program (IRT), providing Soldiers and units specializing in a variety of skills and disciplines.


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The purpose of the Civil-Military Programs is to improve military readiness while simultaneously providing quality services to communities throughout America. These programs are in keeping with a long military tradition, leveraging training to benefit both units and their home communities. They are strongly supported by The Department of Defense(DoD), Congress, the states and communities. The military services have always brought to bear their extensive resources to help meet some of the country's civil needs. In recent years, DOD has realized the simultaneous benefits these civil-military programs can offer to military readiness. This document reviews the resurgence of these dual-benefit programs. In the 1992 Presidential Campaign - then candidate Bill Clinton challenged Americans with his "Rebuild America" initiative. As President, he challenged the DoD to search for innovative programs, which would serve American communities in need and provide realistic military training benefits. He suggested three primary areas of emphasis which take advantage of the unique resources and capabilities of DoD -- health care, infrastructure support, and youth training programs. Also in 1992, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) echoed the President by directing DoD's increased involvement to help meet domestic needs. The SASC Report on the FY93 Defense Authorization Act noted the opportunities for enhancing military readiness while assisting in meeting domestic needs: "The American people have made an enormous investment in developing the skills, capabilities, and resources of the Armed Forces. These resources, if properly matched to local needs and coordinated with civilian efforts, can be a useful contribution to addressing the serious domestic needs of the United States." In June 1993, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs established the directorate for Civil-Military Programs. The energy behind this initiative came from President Clinton's call to "Rebuild America" and the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 1993.

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12am - 11pm


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