Photo Credit: Eric R. Lucero, U.S. Army South Public Affairs
Sgt. 1st Class Efrem Dicochea (right), a medical operations noncommissioned officer assigned to U.S. Army South in San Antonio, listens to last minute instructions from Cpl. Wendy Garcia, a combat medic in the Belize Defense Force, prior to working his way across a river during a high river crossing casualty evacuation simulation near Belmopan, Belize, Feb. 11, 2012. Dicochea participated in a U.S. Army South-sponsored Subject Matter Expert Exchange with the Belize Defense Force and the Belize Coast Guard Service near Belmopan, Belize, Feb. 6-17. During the two-week exchange, the Belizeans trained the Soldiers in patient evacuation techniques in a jungle environment such as high angle evacuations using rappelling techniques, confined space evacuations in caves and swift water river evacuations.