U.S. Troops Conduct Medevac Training in Farah Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Sal Somoza, center, conducts a briefing before medical evacuation training with pilots and medics assigned to Company C, 2nd Brigade, 211th Aviation Battalion on Forward Operating Base Farah, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2013. Somoza, a platoon sergeant, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. The team coordinated with the unit to provide the hands-on training.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Spc. Thaxal Potter, seated right, assembles a casualty litter to prepare for medical evacuation training on Forward Operating Base Farah, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2013. Potter is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Spc. Nkelo Kurtz, top, renders aid to U.S. Army Spc. Domingo Recinos, bottom, during medical evacuation training on Forward Operating Base Farah, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2013. Kurtz, a medic, and Recinos are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. troops assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, escorted by a member of Company C, 2nd Brigade, 211th Aviation Battalion, right, carry a simulated casualty to a UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter during medical evacuation training on Forward Operating Base Farah, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Maj. Jacob MacGregor, right, prepares an IV bag while U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jolene Davis, kneeling left, assesses U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Niretzy Hill as he simulates a casualty while in flight on a UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter during medical evacuation training on Forward Operating Base Farah, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2013. MacGregor, a certified nurse anesthetist, is assigned to the 541st Forward Surgical Team. Davis, a flight medic, is assigned to Company C, 2nd Brigade, 211th Aviation Battalion, and Hill, a tactical operations center watchstander, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jolene Davis, left, assits U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Niretzy Hill, right, as he simulates a casualty while in flight on a UH-60 Black hawk medevac helicopter during medical evacuation training on Forward Operating Base Farah, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2013. Davis, a flight medic, is assigned to Company C, 2nd Brigade, 211th Aviation Battalion, and Hill, a tactical operations watchstander, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. troops assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah wait for a UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter to land before moving a simulated casualty during medical evacuation training on Forward Operating Base Farah, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Spc. Nkelo Kurtz takes a break after treating and evacuating numerous simulated casualties during medical evacuation training on Forward Operating Base Farah, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2013. Kurtz, a medic, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives