Medical

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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Ranger Medic to Receive Distinguished Service Cross

FORT BENNING, GA (USASOC) – A Ranger combat medic and an explosive ordnance disposal Soldier are scheduled to receive Distinguished Service Crosses at an awards ceremony Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. Sgt. Bryan Anderson, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, and Staff Sgt. Jeffery Dawson, 28th Ordnance Company (Airborne), are receiving the nation’s second highest honor for their heroic actions Oct. …

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Doctors, Medical Specialists Train in Chad

CHAD, Africa (AFRICOM) – Medical practitioners and doctors from various civil and military organizations in Chad trained with U.S. counterparts to refine their skills during a medical readiness training exercise (MEDRETE) conducted in the village of Mini, Chad, Dec. 19, 2014. Civil Military Support Element (CMSE) Chad, and a civil military operations (CMO) element from the special anti-terrorist group (SATG) …

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EOD Airmen Learn Lifesaving Skills

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, IL (SSG Stephenie Wade) – Imagine: you’re an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician deployed and on a convoy. While driving you come across something in the road. As one of two EOD techs in the convoy it’s your job to get out of the vehicle and respond to the unidentified Improvised Explosive Device while wearing a suit …

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USSOCOM Transition Team Invests in SOF Warriors

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, FL (Gunnery Sgt. Reina Barnett) – November marks Warrior Care Month, a time to recognize wounded, ill, and injured warriors – and those who care for them – for their service, sacrifices and achievements. This year’s theme is “A Show of Strength,” recognizing the fortitude that these service members exhibit during their journey toward recovery. In …

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Hero Retires at Hunter to Complete New Life Mission

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, GA (Nancy Gould) – Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg is a proven warrior— as a weapons squad leader on the battlefield with fellow Rangers from the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment— and off the battlefield as an advocate for those with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), like the one he received in 2009 when an Improvised Explosive Device …

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Ranger Named Army Special Operations Medic of the Year

FORT BENNING, GA (SFC Michael Noggle) – It was Oct. 5, 2013, Rangers from Bravo Co., 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment were a month in to their 18th battalion deployment since 2001 to Afghanistan. Their mission was to conduct a helicopter infiltration to capture or kill a known Taliban high profile attack coordinator. Serving as the platoon medic for more …

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NATO Special Operations Forces Train to Save Lives

SHAPE, Belgium – NATO Special Operations Forces (SOF) medics used advanced combat medical simulators to learn life-saving skills during a five-day course at the SOF Allied Center for Medical Education (ACME) located at SHAPE, Belgium. The center is equipped with the most advanced medical simulators and enables personnel to train in realistic combat conditions and provide vital care for the …

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MARSOC Corpsman Dubbed Service Member of the Year

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (Cpl Donovan Lee) – Keely Siebenthal, a Petty Officer 2nd Class corpsman with Marine Special Operations Command, was awarded the Service Member of the Year award by the Military Affairs Committee, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce at the Paradise Point Officers’ Club aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Feb. 11. The Service Member of the Year award is …

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CASEVEC Course Trains AFSOC Medical Teams

HURLBURT FIELD, FL –  Air Commandos recently treated simulated patients during the Casualty Evacuation course here. John Frentress, Air Force Special Operations Command CASEVAC course instructor, provides in class presentations for AFSOC medical teams. They also practice CASEVAC in a simulated combat environment on the ground and in flight. Frentress said has instructed the course since its induction in 2006. …

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