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    Meshing the Medics

    Meshing the Medics

    Photo By Sgt. Jermaine Jackson | National Guard Soldiers from the 104th Area Medic Support Company, based in Camp...... read more read more



    Story by Spc. Jermaine Jackson 

    300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    Soldiers from the 104th Aerial Support Medical Company (104th ASMC), based in Camp Fretter, Maryland, along with soldiers from the 1 Field Ambulance Company (1FAC), based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, have been training diligently to work on basic skills and become as proficient as possible when working with each other.
    “We feel like being out here is important,” said Canadian Sgt. Dwight Thomas, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the 1FAC, “ We’re here to support the coalition, and we’re doing what’s right; without us there’d be no troops to fight the war.”
    The two groups practiced skills like litter carrying and receiving a casualty together to ensure synergy and smooth execution amongst themselves. The training gives them an experience that simulates real world combat scenarios and tests their skills under pressure.
    “We’re here supporting the Canadians from a operational standpoint,” said Spc. Franscesco Giglio, a combat medic from the 104th ASMC. “That entails providing real world and notional medical support in the form of ambulance transportation and getting casualties to a higher level of care.”
    Overall both Thomas and Giglio feel Maple Resolve helps improve partnership between U.S. and Canadian forces by smoothing out the minor differences in training between both forces.
    “It helps us integrate much better and get beyond those barriers so once we hit the ground, for real, those issues are no longer issues,” said Thomas.



    Date Taken: 05.13.2019
    Date Posted: 05.14.2019 20:41
    Story ID: 322442
    Location: WAINWRIGHT, AB, CA 

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