Medevac exam of patient on litter
Photo Credit: Patricia Deal, Army Medicine
Doctor Jeffrey Spivey, certified orthopedic physician's assistant at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, checks Sgt. Jason Mallory's reflexes during a preliminary exam as part of a medical evacuation mission July 12, 2011. Mallory, a combat engineer with the Oklahoma National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade, suffered a lumbar injury during his deployment to Afghanistan and was Medically Evacuated to Darnall for further evaluation and treatment. Since beginning its "Operation Gentle Landing" Medevac missions in 2003, Darnall now receives almost 200 casualties a month on average, 80 percent of whom are Soldiers with non-combat-related wounds or illnesses.
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