Topic: Combat LIfesaver Course
Written by 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot
Task Force 426 Unit Public Affairs Representative
Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – Soldiers of Company C, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a five-day Combat Lifesaver, or CLS, course with the Afghan Air Force at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, January 5th-9th.
The five days consisted of intense medical training for the AAF personnel, who learned how to treat a combat casualty. Specifically, they learned how to control traumatic bleeding, assess and maintain an airway, treat chest wounds and stabilize broken bones.
Soldiers from the Afghan Air Force practiced combat lifesaver skills on medical dummies Jan. 8th, 2013, at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan. The AAF personnel were trained in CLS by medics from Company C, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot)
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