By Capt. Jessica Dirks, B Co. Commander, 121st CSHJanuary 7, 2019
U.S. ARMY GARRISON-YONGSAN, Korea -- Bravo Company (B Co.) of 121st Combat Support Hospital (CSH) conducted a CSH establishment exercise, Operation Rabid Endeavor, from Dec. 10 to Dec. 13, 2018, at Camp Humphreys, Pyeongtaek, South Korea.
This field exercise of B Co. followed after one of Alpha Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment's, Operation Eagle's Quest, in November 2018, in line with 121st CSH's effort to enhance readiness.
Soldiers from B Co. sharpened their medical combat support skills in a field environment to provide high-quality health care during transition to hostility (TTH).
B Co.'s Soldiers were deployed and established a fully operational critical corridor within 48 hours of operation. The setup included the emergency room, an operating room, surgical processing department, a pharmacy, laboratory and radiology departments.
Alongside the main mission of establishing the critical corridor, Soldiers were also trained on the fundamentals of setting up a CSH. This included staking, tent training, improved environment controlled unit (IECU), generators maintenance, vehicle preventative maintenance checks and services (PMCS), convoy operations and MC4 computer training.
"This exercise gave us the opportunity to get more Soldiers involved in the training and practice Soldier skills." said Capt. Jessica Dirks, B Co. commander.
"CSH level operations will continue to be our focus in order to hone skill sets and provide optimal care and treatment during wartime operations, and it starts with establishing a CSH in an austere environment" said Col. Andrew L. Landers, 121st CSH commander. "We will continue our efforts to ensure that we remain ready to support our 'Fight Tonight' mission."