• Croatian Army Msgt. Ivan Limov (Left) and Sgt. Stipo Sikiric are familiarizing themselves with the Army's latest Combat Life Saver Cervical Collar with members of the 557th Area Support Medical Company, in Croatia, June 20. This training was part of Immediate Response 2012, a multinational training exercise of over 700 personnel from seven countries.  
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kevin Perry, 557th Area Support Medical Company, Released)

    Croatian and US Soldiers improve Medical Partnership

    Croatian Army Msgt. Ivan Limov (Left) and Sgt. Stipo Sikiric are familiarizing themselves with the Army's latest Combat Life Saver Cervical Collar with members of the 557th Area Support Medical Company, in Croatia, June 20. This training was part of...

  • Demonstrating how to use the Skedco Litter is Sgt. 1st Class Boris Ledencan, Croatian Army (left) and Sgt. Kevin Perry 557th Area Support Medical Company, 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion (right), in Croatia, June 20. This training was part of Immediate Response 2012, a multinational training exercise of over 700 personnel from seven countries.  
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ajita Warren, 557th Area Support Medical Company, Released)

    Croatian and US Soldiers improve Medical Partnership

    Demonstrating how to use the Skedco Litter is Sgt. 1st Class Boris Ledencan, Croatian Army (left) and Sgt. Kevin Perry 557th Area Support Medical Company, 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion (right), in Croatia, June 20. This training was part of...

Pozega, Croatia -- Four Soldiers from the 557th Area Support Medical Company, 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, from Baumholder, Germany traveled to the Croatian Army Medical Training Center, in Pozega, Croatia in June 2012 to build relationships for future collaborative training.

"We learned about their entire military medical structure. We were taught about most aspects of their Medical Training Center," said Army Capt. Zebulon Wilkin, the officer in charge from the 557th.

Because they have not met like this before, the Soldiers focused on what they could learn from each other.

"This is the first time that there has been a gathering of this extent of Croatian and U.S. Military medical personnel using open-forum discussions and familiarization," Wilkin said.

"I believe … that we have provided a wonderful platform that will help both countries improve their medical training and ultimately lead to better care for our wounded warriors," said Wilkin.

The two units are planning future site visits and training opportunities to build on the momentum from this visit.

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Story by Army Sgt. 1st Class Randall Jackson, 30th MEDCOM Public Affairs NCOIC. For more information please contact Sgt. 1st Class Randall Jackson at randall.w.jackson.mil@mail.mil.

About us: The 30th MEDCOM, headquartered in Sembach, Germany, is the enabling medical command asset for the European Command theater of operations. Its Soldiers provide medical support for combat, humanitarian assistance and training missions for U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe, U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Central Command, and Operations Enduring Freedom and Kosovo Force.

For more information on the Soldiers the 30th Medical Command, visit the 30th MEDCOM homepage at www.30thmed.army.mil.

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