3CR LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital CST 2021
1 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Patient beds sit empty at Logistic Support Area Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital, Fort Knox, Ky., May 22, 2021. The field hospital is capable of holding up to 20 patients for extended medical care. (Photo Credit: Kyle Crawford; CST PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
3CR LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital CST 2021
2 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The patient hold is ready for operation at Logistic Support Area Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital, Fort Knox, Ky., May 22, 2021. The field hospital will treat patients up to 72 hours if necessary, but will transfer critical patients or those in need of more care to a hospital off post. (Photo Credit: Kyle Crawford; CST PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
3CR LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital CST 2021
3 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 3rd Cavalry Regiment Soldiers and Medics prepare Logistic Support Area Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital for certification, Fort Knox, Ky., May 22, 2021. The field hospital will serve anyone in need of medical care 24/7 during Cadet Summer Training 2021. (Photo Credit: Kyle Crawford; CST PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
3CR LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital CST 2021
4 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Soldier from 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Medical Troop, enters a Field Litter Ambulance (FLA) at Logistic Support Area Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital, Fort Knox, Ky., May 22, 2021. The field hospital will operate 9 FLAs for transporting patients. (Photo Credit: Kyle Crawford; CST PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
3CR LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital CST 2021
5 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Medical equipment sits at the ready in the treatment tent at Logistic Support Area Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital, Fort Knox, Ky., May 22, 2021. Here medics will be able to provide a wide range of treatments including the processing of essential lab tests and conducting X-ray examinations. (Photo Credit: Kyle Crawford; CST PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
3CR LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital CST 2021
6 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Field Litter Ambulance (FLA) rolls out prior to the certification of the Logistic Support Area Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital, Fort Knox, Ky., May 22, 2021. FLAs will be stationed at high-risk events and at the Role 2 Field Hospital to transport patients during CST 2021. (Photo Credit: Kyle Crawford; CST PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
3CR LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital CST 2021
7 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 3rd Cavalry Regiment Soldiers at the Logistic Support Area Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital during their inspection prior to serving Cadet Summer Training 2021, Fort Knox, Ky., May 22, 2021. (Photo Credit: Kyle Crawford; CST PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
3CR LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital CST 2021
8 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Capt. Jonathan Caballero, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Medical Troop, briefs Col. Brent Clemmer, Cadet Summer Training 2021 Commandant, during the certification of Logistic Support Area Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital, Fort Knox, Ky., May 22, 2021. (Photo Credit: Kyle Crawford; CST PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
3CR LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital CST 2021
9 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. Brent Clemmer, Cadet Summer Training 2021 Commandant, inspects the Logistic Support Area Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital during a walkthrough, Fort Knox, Ky., May 22, 2021. Clemmer certified the field hospital for service later that day. (Photo Credit: Kyle Crawford; CST PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
3CR LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital CST 2021
10 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 1st Lt. Kevin Diamond, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Medical Troop, assists during a walkthrough of Logistic Support Area Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital, Fort Knox, Ky., May 22, 2021. Col. Brent Clemmer, Cadet Summer Training 2021 Commandant, visited the site and certified it for operation later that day. (Photo Credit: Kyle Crawford; CST PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
3CR LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital CST 2021
11 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Medical Troop, stand by a Field Litter Ambulance (FLA) during a walkthrough of Logistic Support Area Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital, Fort Knox, Ky., May 22, 2021. Col. Brent Clemmer, Cadet Summer Training 2021 Commandant, visited the site and certified it for operation later that day. (Photo Credit: Kyle Crawford; CST PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
3CR LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital CST 2021
12 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Capt. Daniel Nadeau, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Medical Troop, demonstrates a heat casualty in need of rapid cooling during a walkthrough of Logistic Support Area Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital, Fort Knox, Ky., May 22, 2021. Col. Brent Clemmer, Cadet Summer Training 2021 Commandant, visited the site and certified it for operation later that day. (Photo Credit: Kyle Crawford; CST PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL

Fort Knox, Ky. – In preparation for Cadet Summer Training (CST) 2021, U.S. Army Medics and Soldiers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment (3CR), Medical Troop, are hard at work establishing a field hospital to aid this summer’s training.

Safety is a high priority for Cadets; however, the environment and physical demands of their training does come with risk for injuries. Historically some examples of potential injuries are heat exhaustion, physical exhaustion, sprains, and fractures. In addition, there are environmental hazards such as insects, plants, and reptiles.

1st Sgt. Susana Polynice, 3CR Medical Troop, said her Soldiers are well trained to aid Cadets after studying CST casualty trends and rehearsing treatment scenarios with personnel in all levels of the operation.

“We rehearse all the time,” Polynice said. “I always tell my Soldiers that repetition builds proficiency… Even though we have separate crews, evacuation and treatment crews, they are fluid.”

3CR LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital CST 2021
3rd Cavalry Regiment Soldiers and Medics prepare Logistic Support Area Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital for certification, Fort Knox, Ky., May 22, 2021. The field hospital will serve anyone in need of medical care 24/7 during Cadet Summer Training 2021. (Photo Credit: Kyle Crawford; CST PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL

The Medics and Soldiers from 3CR will be operating a Role 2 Field Hospital located at Logistic Support Area Pickett (LSA Pickett). Here they will be able to provide a wide range of treatments including the processing of essential lab tests and conducting X-ray examinations. In addition, the site has the ability to hold up to 20 patients for extended medical care, and helicopter evacuation for critical patients.

3CR LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital CST 2021
A Field Litter Ambulance (FLA) rolls out prior to the certification of the Logistic Support Area Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital, Fort Knox, Ky., May 22, 2021. FLAs will be stationed at high-risk events and at the Role 2 Field Hospital to transport patients during CST 2021. (Photo Credit: Kyle Crawford; CST PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL

2nd Lt. Miranda Furtado, 3CR Medical Troop, oversees the evacuation platoon. The platoon operates nine Field Litter Ambulances (FLAs) for transporting patients from anywhere in the field.

“We are going to have crews at high-risk events and a 24/7 crew at the Role 2,” Furtado said. “Our job is mostly to get casualties here if they need to be, as well if the Role 2 needs to evacuate to the landing zone for a helicopter coming in.”

On May 22, Col. Brent Clemmer, CST 2021 Commandant, visited the LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital to review the operation prior to the start of CST the following day. After a full walkthrough of the site and a treatment demonstration for a heat casualty, Clemmer certified the Role 2 Field Hospital for service.

3CR LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital CST 2021
1st Lt. Kevin Diamond, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Medical Troop, assists during a walkthrough of Logistic Support Area Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital, Fort Knox, Ky., May 22, 2021. Col. Brent Clemmer, Cadet Summer Training 2021 Commandant, visited the site and certified it for operation later that day. (Photo Credit: Kyle Crawford; CST PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL

1st Lt. Kevin Diamond, 3CR Medical Troop, explained what this certification meant for the troop and that they are ready to treat patients whenever the time comes.

“It was definitely rewarding,” Diamond said. “My Medics put a lot of emphasis on practicing and getting their exercises down. Knowing that we are fully operational now and that we got the blessing from the commandant, I am really excited.”

There will be around a total of 14,000 Cadets and Cadre this summer at Fort Knox. LSA Pickett Role 2 Field Hospital and its Medics will standby to treat anyone in need of medical care during CST 2021.