MILITARY TRAINING AT ITS FINEST
 
Working in American Communities
 
Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) is a Department of Defense (DoD) military training opportunity, exclusive to the United States and its territories, that delivers joint training opportunities to increase deployment readiness. Simultaneously, IRT provides key services (health care, construction, transportation, and cybersecurity) with lasting benefits for our American communities.

FY2018 Annual Program Summary
SERVING OUR MEMBERS
Community Organization FAQs
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Military FAQs
Learn more about how IRT provides training military opportunities.
Regional/State Leader FAQs
Learn about how IRT has made an impact in states across the U.S.
 
TYPES OF IRT MISSIONS
Medical
Medical missions provide training opportunities to military units while providing incidental benefit to communities via no-cost healthcare. Services include optometry, health exams, dental, veterinary care, and public health education. Care is delivered by credentialed healthcare providers and no one is turned away. These missions are typically conducted as fairs and may last for several days or weeks at a time to ensure maximum benefit during time spent in the community served.
 
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering missions provide training opportunities to military units while providing incidental benefit to communities via infrastructure construction and improvements. Such benefit comes in the form both vertical and horizontal construction. Vertical construction consist of mainly buildings; while horizontal construction includes utilities, roadways, and other paving activities such as runway improvements. Civil Engineering mission also typically involve elements of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical work.
 
Cybersecurity
Vulnerability and threat assessments, scenario-based exercise
 
 
 
 
 
Transportation
Movement of equipment and supplies
 
 
 
 
 
Aerial Spray
Crop dusting, mosquito reduction
FY 2019 IRT Project Locations
LEARN MORE
IRT Overview Video
Watch how the process of civil-military partnerships take shape.
IRT Podcast One
"How to Craft an Effective Community Application"
IRT Podcast Two
"How to Prepare for Your Initial Planning Meeting (IPM)"
NEWS
Service Members Help Build Children’s Camp
Airmen of the Ohio Air National Guard, 200th RED HORSE Squadron, deployed for an Innovation Readiness Training project at Camp Kamassa, Crystal Springs, MS., helping to build a specialized camp for children with special needs.
Healthy Cortland/Greater Chenango Cares
Service Members (Active Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard) will join Southern Tier 8, a New York regional planning agency, to deliver dental, optometry, and veterinary care to rural communities in upstate New York.
Marines and Navy Seabees Improve Runway
Marines and Navy Seabees have completed an IRT mission in partnership with the Catalina Island Conservancy to make crticial improvements to Catalina Island’s 75 year old runway.
RECENT MISSIONS
Conservancy Airfield Damage Repair
U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 373, Marine Wing Support Group (MWSG) 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), weigh themselves with their equipment prior to departure to Catalina Island from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA.
Camp Kamassa
Airmen of the Ohio Air National Guard, 200th RED HORSE Squadron, in morning formation as they are deployed for an Innovation Readiness Training project at Camp Kamassa, Crystal Springs, MS., helping to build a specialized camp for children with special needs.
Coming Soon!
Operation Footprint commences April 1st.
COMMUNITIES PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
Tanya Mohawk
Mississippi’s Toughest Kids (MTK) Director of Development

“Our partnership with the IRT was the push we needed to get construction underway. The work the IRT is doing at Camp Kamassa will have a generational impact on Mississippi’s families and individuals affected by special needs.”

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SERVICE MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
SSgt Joseph Castellucci, Air Force Reserves, Lodging Shift Supervisor, 482nd FSS
IRT Services NCOIC, Mississippi’s Toughest Kids Camp Kamassa

“The overall experience at Camp Kamassa is amazing. It’s not just about training our Airmen for deployments. Camp Kamassa helps to enhance the service before self concept. You leave feeling your part of the community.”
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