Medical

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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MARSOC PT Honored

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC – A physical therapist with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command was honored recently alongside the military’s top medical professionals at a United Services Organization dinner in Arlington, Va. March 14. Lieutenant Commander Trevor Petrou received a Special Salute Award on behalf of MARSOC and the Marine Corps for exceptional achievements and contributions to the military …

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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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