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First Responders: Newly assigned medics sharpen skills for attack

 

Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – A new group of Air Force medics recently attached to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, got their first taste of battlefield training with the unit during a mass casualty exercise.

“This is what I signed up for,” said Airman 1st Class Julynn Guiwan said. “To save lives, do my job and bring people back home to families.”

Guiwan is one of a new group of Air Force medics recently attached to the battalion. The exercise is designed to get them ready to prepare and train for attacks on Bagram Air Field during their six-month deployment.

Spc. Michael Grimes and Pfc. Garry Lim, medics with the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, care for a staged injured Soldier during a mass casualty exercise, June 8th, as Col. (Dr.) Peter Napolitano, the brigade surgeon looks on. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

Spc. Michael Grimes and Pfc. Garry Lim, medics with the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, care for a staged injured Soldier during a mass casualty exercise, June 8th, as Col. (Dr.) Peter Napolitano, the brigade surgeon looks on. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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