The U.S. Army Medical Department has an extensive and illustrious history. Maintaining one of the oldest regiments within the Army, it provides the antecedent organization for the Army Reserve system. Take the 330th Medical Brigade, for example. Activated December 30th, 1944 in the Philippine Islands and active out of Fort Sheridan at Illinois since 18 July 1969, it currently provides several services to the community.
In this video, brigade personnel can be seen doing an active shooter exercise along with other units, including the local Police and Fire departments. With attacks like the one in Germany last week and several others around the world, units with military expertise are proactively assisting local law enforcement to both respond to active situations and to the aftermath of such situations. The battlefield is shifting, and with terrorists targeting “soft civilians targets,” this type of cooperation is undoubtedly needed.