The 127th Field Surgical Team attached to the 121st General Hospital at Yongsan Garrison performed field surgeries in cooperation with C Company, 2nd Forward Support Battalion and in support of Warriors with 2nd Brigade during the Strike Thrust field exercise at the Chaparral field site.
The 135th Forward Surgical Team conducted a joint training exercise to practice medical wartime readiness at Chinhae Naval Base. The Navy Medical Clinic at Chinhae participated in the exercise, as well as the 302nd Forward Support Battalion of the 2nd Infantry Division. There were classes in shock treatment, airway management, mass casualty and triage. After the classes, a mass casualty drill was performed. The Navy contributed to the exercise by giving classes on ship loading and sea training. Two field surgeries were also performed.
This exercise was integrated training. This exercise alone, usedelements of 18th Medical Command and the division. We are using 25th Transportation Battalion, 17th Aviation Brigade and Korean National Railroad. Some of the training is by the Republic of Korea Navy. All of the training is integrated by the Navy and the facilities are provided by the Fleet.
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