Medical

Special Operations Surgical Team Doctor to Receive Jackson Foundation Award

HURLBURT FIELD, FL (24th SOW) – Four hundred fourteen trauma evaluations, 141 gunshot wounds, 270 blast injuries, 102 damage-control resuscitations, 51 chest tubes, 21 intubations and 15 urgent surgical operations…for some this may be a list of numbers and medical jargon. For others, it meant life instead of death. This is the direct impact Lt. Col. (Dr.) Benjamin Mitchell, an …

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Special Operations Medics Refine Tactical Combat Casualty Care

FT CARSON, CO – Special operations medics are among the best trained and most proficient in the world. But, to maintain a high level of readiness, they must practice their skills in controlled environments under the mentorship of senior medical professionals. As a 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) battalion surgeon, Maj. Hunter Winegarner assists in the planning and execution of …

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Ranger Whole Blood Program Wins an Army’s Greatest Innovation Award

75th Ranger scroll

FT Benning, GA – The 75th Ranger Regiment’s Ranger O Low Titer (ROLO) Whole Blood Program was recognized by the Army Materiel Command as the individual military winner of the annual Army’s Greatest Innovation Award at the Association of the United States Army Global Warfare Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama on Mar. 14. The ROLO Whole Blood Program was developed in …

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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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