352nd SOSS Shares Medical Knowledge with Brits


STANFORD TRAINING AREA, England – British Army Joint Tactical Air Controllers with the 19 Regiment Royal Artillery from Tidworth, Wiltshire, and 3 Battallion The Rifles, from Edinburgh, Scotland, learned about U.S. methods for treating combat injuries March 5 and 6, 2013, when U.S. Air Force personnel from the 352nd Special Operations Support Squadron Medical Element conducted combat medical refresher training …

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Green Beret Speaks the Right Language


FORT CAMPBELL, KY – In an emergency room or a hospital you will find a group of people who all have one thing in common: they need medical care. The level of care might range from a common cold, to a broken bone or life threatening trauma. Our society has not only grown to rely on medical care, but also …

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Ranger Named USASOC Medic of the Year


FORT BENNING, GA – Something that every Ranger lives by, however when a Ranger is wounded in combat, a Ranger Combat Medic has the life of his fellow Ranger literally in his hands. This year’s U.S. Army Special Operations Command Medic of the Year takes this part of the Ranger Creed to a whole new level. For his mentoring skills, …

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75th Ranger Receives Medic of the Year Award


HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, GA – The U.S. Army Special Operations Command Medic of the Year is a Ranger from 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Staff Sgt. Christopher Hutchison, Company Senior Medic, Company A, 1st Bn., 75th Rgr. Regt., is scheduled to be presented the award Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. by Col. Peter Benson, USASOC Surgeon. The USASOC Medic of …

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Wound Statis System


The Department of Defense’s medical system aspires to a standard known as the “Golden Hour” that dictates that troops wounded on the battlefield are moved to advanced-level treatment facilities within the first 60 minutes of being wounded. In advance of transport, initial battlefield medical care administered by first responders is often critical to injured servicemembers’ survival. In the case of …

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SOF Suicide Prevention


WASHINGTON, DC – United States Special Operations Command hosted a suicide prevention conference Oct. 23-25, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., to develop and integrate a robust Special Operations Forces suicide prevention program. The meeting consisted of SOF command representatives, academic leaders, chaplains, psychiatrists and doctors discussing existing service specific programs to ensure SOF- unique aspects are improved and standardized …

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DLA Supports SOTF-S


KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Defense Logistics Agency disposition services provided valuable resources permitting Special Operations Task Force-South to conduct refresher training for assigned medical personnel, May 2012 The DLA provided vehicles to the personnel to practice emergency procedures with materials similar to those they may see during an actual emergency. The efforts supported 14 SOTF-S medical personnel with extrication refresher …

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USASOC Surgeon: Hero of Military Medicine


FORT BRAGG, NC – Col. Russ Kotwal will receive the 2012 Heroes of Military Medicine awards courtesy of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine in Washington D.C., May 2. Kotwal is one of three individuals to be a recipient of the award. These individuals have distinguished themselves through excellence and selfless dedication to advancing medicine …

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Special Tactics Airmen Face Rehabilitation


SOUTHWEST ASIA – Recently, a squadron of special tactics Airmen returned to the U.S. after serving a deployment rotation in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During their rotation in Afghanistan, more than 60 percent of the squadron received a combat related injury, yet 100 percent of the time, they kept pressure on the enemy. The squadron of 80 to 90 …

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SOF Medics Treat, Mentor in Farah


FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan – After a 60 pound pipe fell on Allahadin Shah while he was digging a well, the 11-year-old boy was thankful that only his hand was crushed. But infection spread quickly. “I spent all I had on his treatment but it didn’t help,” said Nader Shah, the boy’s father. “He was going to die.” The looming infection …

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