• C Company, 1st Battalion, 111th Aviation Medivac, 1st Sgt. Wilfredo Figueroa of the Florida National
Guard, signals an aid and litter team to pick up a patient and proceed toward the new UH-60M
modified Medivac platform Black Hawk helicopters at Fort Gordon during the Global Medic 2010
training exercise July 15-19.

    Global Medic 2010

    C Company, 1st Battalion, 111th Aviation Medivac, 1st Sgt. Wilfredo Figueroa of the Florida National Guard, signals an aid and litter team to pick up a patient and proceed toward the new UH-60M modified Medivac platform Black Hawk helicopters at Fort...

  • FORT GORDON, Ga. (July 18, 2010) - Sgt. Brian Stark, 628th Field Surgical Team from San Antonio, observes 2nd Lt. Marquita Smith with the 933rd FST, calls in a 9-line Medivac for aerial support by hoist during a medical training scenario at Global Medic 2010.

    Global Medic 2010

    FORT GORDON, Ga. (July 18, 2010) - Sgt. Brian Stark, 628th Field Surgical Team from San Antonio, observes 2nd Lt. Marquita Smith with the 933rd FST, calls in a 9-line Medivac for aerial support by hoist during a medical training scenario at Global...

  • Patients in stable condition are loaded on an Air Force C-130 Medivac aircraft at Bush Field, Ga., as if it were a real flight mission out of a theater hospital to a military medical facility during DoD's largest medical training exercise, Global Medic, held July 15-19 at Fort Gordon, Ga.

    Global Medic 2010

    Patients in stable condition are loaded on an Air Force C-130 Medivac aircraft at Bush Field, Ga., as if it were a real flight mission out of a theater hospital to a military medical facility during DoD's largest medical training exercise, Global...

  • Pfc. Natasha Mitchelle, a medical logistics specialist, applies makeup on Pfc. Greg Newton, an X-ray technician, both with the 345th Combat Support Hospital, to simulate a gunshot wound across the face for other medics in the field to assess and treat at Fort Gordon, Ga., during the Global Medic 2010 training exercise July 15-19.

    Global Medic 2010

    Pfc. Natasha Mitchelle, a medical logistics specialist, applies makeup on Pfc. Greg Newton, an X-ray technician, both with the 345th Combat Support Hospital, to simulate a gunshot wound across the face for other medics in the field to assess and treat...

  • Pfc. Greg Newton, an X-ray technician with the 345th Combat Support Hospital, has makeup applied to simulate a gunshot wound across the face for other medics in the field to assess and treat at Fort Gordon, Ga., during the Global Medic 2010 training exercise July 15-19.

    Global Medic 2010

    Pfc. Greg Newton, an X-ray technician with the 345th Combat Support Hospital, has makeup applied to simulate a gunshot wound across the face for other medics in the field to assess and treat at Fort Gordon, Ga., during the Global Medic 2010 training...

  • Pfc. Greg Newton, an X-ray technician with the 345th Combat Support Hospital, is treated for a simulated  gunshot wound across the face as Chief of the Army Reserve, Lt. Gen Jack Stultz visits Soldiers during the medical training exercise held July 15-19 at Fort Gordon, Ga., as part of the national Global Medic 2010 training exercise.

    Global Medic 2010

    Pfc. Greg Newton, an X-ray technician with the 345th Combat Support Hospital, is treated for a simulated gunshot wound across the face as Chief of the Army Reserve, Lt. Gen Jack Stultz visits Soldiers during the medical training exercise held July...

  • Maj. Gen. Robert J. Kasulke, Army Reserve Medical Command commander, shares a MRE and talks with Soldiers of the 936th Field Surgical Team, Paducah, Ky.,  about their experience during the Global Medic training exercise at Fort Gordon, Ga.

    Global Medic 2010

    Maj. Gen. Robert J. Kasulke, Army Reserve Medical Command commander, shares a MRE and talks with Soldiers of the 936th Field Surgical Team, Paducah, Ky., about their experience during the Global Medic training exercise at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • Spc. Angela Works, a human resource management specialist with the 5th Medical Group of Birmingham, Ala, speaks to Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, Chief of the Army Reserve, who is the first general officer she has ever met.

    Global Medic 2010

    Spc. Angela Works, a human resource management specialist with the 5th Medical Group of Birmingham, Ala, speaks to Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, Chief of the Army Reserve, who is the first general officer she has ever met.

FORT GORDON, Ga. (July 17, 2010) - Combat wounds, battle scars, burns, scrapes, and fractures are products of artists and role players tasked to replicate a variety of different medical injury scenarios with the use of live-role players during DoD's largest medical training exercise July 15 - 19 held at Fort Gordon, Ga., and other locations.

Soldiers assigned to B Company, 345th Combat Support Hospital from St. Petersburg, Fla., spent 30 minutes to several hours preparing patients with simulated injuries sustained through combat or different conflicts to be sent out to the battlefield. Outgoing simulated combat casualties have an injury sheet describing the plan of action for care, which is placed in their left pocket.

"This gives me a chance to see what wounds really look like down range and know what to expect," said Spc. Michael Velez, an information technology analyst, who is trained in manufacturing different casualty scenarios from scratch.

Corresponding injuries are cosmetically put on patients using makeup, clay, and different colored foundations to match the patients' skin tone. The clay is molded to whatever shape and any type of lacerations or gunshot wounds. Two types of blood are used, thick, thin and cauterized blood. Various colors are used such as purples and browns to show bruising, and yellow for bruises that have started to heal.

"This is a lot of fun," said Spc. Kyana Stewart, a pharmacy technician. "This is the first time I have done any type of makeup and being able to create something that is so life like is totally awesome.

Observers/trainers supervised medics make on-the-spot decisions while they made assessments on simulated wounded patients. Simulations create a better understanding of how to take care of a patient, which is a huge benefit compared to the classroom, said Pfc. Greg Newton, an X-ray technician. Some of the actors are good and keep the medics thinking on their feet.

"It gives you that real life experience because it's something you can't learn on a computer," said Stewart.

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