combat-medic

I work for a non profit called Not Alone.  They provide confidential services to soldiers and their families who are struggling with the invisible wounds of war.  My husband has combat PTSD and TBI from the 14 months he spent in Iraq as a combat medic.  Not Alone came through for us, please help them with a signal boost.

ETA: Our name has changed to Courage Beyond, but we are still the same non-profit providing free services to active duty, veterans, and their families.

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http://www.refactortactical.com/rats-tourniquet/

The R.A.T.s (Rapid Application Tourniquet) was designed based on feedback from the battlefield where soldiers required a tourniquet that could be easily applied and offered a low profile carry. The tourniquet is already in use around the world by varrying SOF elements and has been proven on the battlefield. The R.A.T.s can fit just about anywhere on your kit and can be quickly applied to an extremety using one hand.

Features:

  • ½" Flat Bungee Cord quickly stops the bleeding
  • Low vis carry profile
  • Half the price of traditional tourniquets
  • Robust locking system
  • Made in the USA 

Oh, Lord I ask for your divine
strength to meet the demands of
my profession. Help me to be the
finest medic, both technically and
tactically.

If I am called to the battlefield, give me the courage to conserve our fighting forces by
providing medical care to all who
are in need.

If I am called to a mission of peace, give me the strength to lead by caring for
those who need my assistance.
Finally, Lord help me to take care
of my own spiritual, physical, and
emotional needs.

Teach me to trust in your
presence and never-failing love.
Amen.

A test of mental resilience.

U.S. Army Sgt. Fernando Diaz, a combat medic assigned to 568th Medical Company (Ground Ambulance), Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea, is blind folded and has ice cold water dumped over his head during a mock interrogation by opposition forces prior to a 100-question written test on medical knowledge as part of the 2012 Pacific Regional Medical Command Best Medic Competition at Schofield Barracks, in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

The PRMC Best Medic competition is a 72-hour physical and mental test of U.S. Army Medics leadership, teamwork, tactics, medical knowledge and warrior tasks.

The winners of the PRMC competition move on to compete for the Army’s Best Medic at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

(Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth, 30 August 2012.)

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. Brit B. Jacobs, a combat medic from Sarasota, Fla., assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, gives a farewell kiss to the helmet of one of his fallen comrades during a memorial service for six fallen U.S. Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Joyce in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province April 9. Jacobs helped treat some of the wounded on the battlefield when six of his brethren died March 29. Photo: U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs.