The Army Medical Department Adventure Van, a joint medical recruiting project with the U.S. Army Accessions Command, made its debut with a ribbon-cutting and walk-through Oct. 11 in Alexandria, Va. Maj. Gen. Gale S. Pollock, Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command and Acting Surgeon General, introduced this new venue to attendees and cut the ribbon.
"I thank you for joining us on what is definitely a great Army dayAca,!"the ribbon cutting and official Army launch of the Army Medical Command's recruiting vehicle," said Pollock as she welcomed the visiting crowd.
The AMEDD Adventure Van, an 18-wheeled vehicle with interactive features inside, is part of an initiative to present medical opportunities to qualified health care professionals in the fields of medical, dental, medical service, medical specialist, nurse, veterinary, and enlisted Soldiers and civilians.
"There are a lot of people who worked extremely hard to make this day possible. Most notably, I want to extend our gratitude to the Accessions Command," Pollock said. "Our peer-to-peer work has been going phenomenally and it will be important that we sustain that into the future."
With the first stop in the National Capital Area, the AMEDD Adventure Van starts an ambitious schedule of visits around the country. The van stops at Fort Myer, Va., where it will be open for touring and information for visitors at the post exchange parking lot. From there, the van will be open for visitors at Armed Forces events, air shows, high schools and universities, jamborees, major sporting events, state fairs, and conferences.
The Army health care team is one of the largest comprehensive systems of health care in the country. Each day miracles are being performed on any given day by more than 11,000 Army health care workers. This team serves on the battlefield and in military hospitals to provide the best care possible for our wounded warriors, while caring for our many family members and retiree beneficiaries.