Medical

Rangers Become Army’s Best Medics

FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX – With only a week’s notice, Sgt. Derick Bosley found out that he would be competing in a 72-hour contest to name the Army’s top combat medics. The 33-year-old Ranger paired up with Staff Sgt. Noah Mitchell, a fellow Ranger, to compete in the Army’s Best Medic Competition, held in the San Antonio area. Both Mitchell’s …

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Through-and-Through Gunshot Wound to the Chest (Contains Graphic Content)

The following case study is of an Afghan civilian woman who was medically evacuated to a Forward Surgical Team in regional Afghanistan having sustained a through-and-through gunshot wound to her right upper chest. The exact circumstance of the wounding was never made completely clear, but it was understood that the women was injured in crossfire during a firefight between two …

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MARSOC Corpsman Awarded Silver Star Medal

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC – Petty Officer 2nd Class Alejandro Salabarria, a corpsman with 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Raider Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, was awarded the Silver Star Medal during a ceremony at Stone Bay aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 5, for his actions in Afghanistan. Salabarria, a Miami native, joined the Navy …

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Raider Corpsmen Study Tropical Infectious Diseases

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (CPL Steven Fox) – Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman and medical practitioners with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, attended a mobile Operational Clinical Infectious Diseases course held at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 9-11. A mobile training team with Walter Reed Army Institute of Research held the course to provide medical-practitioner service members, predominantly …

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Air Force Cross Recipient Retires Due to Combat Wounds

Pope Army Airfield, NC (1Lt Katrina Cheesman) – After 11 years, six deployments, three Purple Hearts and one Air Force Cross, Tech. Sgt. Zachary J. Rhyner, Special Tactics combat controller, medically retired due to injuries sustained in battle, Aug. 21, 2015. “Your retirement is well deserved, but your selfless contributions will be sorely missed,” Chief Master Sgt. James A. Cody, …

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Special Forces Soldier, Wounded Warrior Retires to Focus on Recovery Center

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FL (CPT Thomas Cieslak) – A Green Beret who sustained a gunshot wound to his neck during a firefight in Afghanistan retired from Active Duty Military Service in a ceremony February 26 at the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) compound located in Northwest Florida. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Romulo “Romy” Camargo was shot in the neck …

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Care Coalition Supports Wounded, Ill Special Ops Troops

WASHINGTON, DC (Jim Garamone) – It’s an ethos burned into the minds of generations of American service members to “leave no one behind.” This ethos has grown in response to America’s wars since 9/11, with coalitions devoted to the treatment and care of wounded, ill or wounded service members and their families. U.S. Special Operations Command and the services are …

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