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January 4th, 2012

Unsung Heroes; Combat Medics

Though they rarely make the news, Combat Medics are some of the most critical people in the military and have completely changed how injuries are handled in the battlefield. Before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, very few military personnel had combat casualty training and the nearest medics were a ways away from the fighting. The United States has implemented a 3-day training program for every single person in the military, regardless of job specialty. The program teaches life-saving first aid skills and has helped increase the survival rate of combat injuries. Furthermore, each Army company includes 4 to 5 combat medics who travel alongside the troops and can provide immediate medical assistance. The combat medics work closely with forward surgical teams and can provide ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on January 4th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military