2023 Best Squad Competition — Day 3

By U.S. ArmyOctober 4, 2023

Spc. George Mascharka, a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, representing U.S. Army Special Operations Command, moves a simulated casualty during the care under fire exercise at the medical lanes event of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 28, 2023. Readiness is a priority for the Army. The Army is a people-based institution and individual Soldier readiness is the foundation of Army readiness. The Army works every day to build an agile, adaptive Army of the future and the required tasks throughout this competition challenges the competitors to meet those standards.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. George Mascharka, a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, representing U.S. Army Special Operations Command, moves a simulated casualty during the care under fire exercise at the medical lanes event of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 28, 2023. Readiness is a priority for the Army. The Army is a people-based institution and individual Soldier readiness is the foundation of Army readiness. The Army works every day to build an agile, adaptive Army of the future and the required tasks throughout this competition challenges the competitors to meet those standards. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Luciano Alcala) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Spc. Ousmane Drame, a medical logistics specialist with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, treats a simulated casualty during the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 28, 2023. Drame, a native of Senegal who emigrated to the United States in 2018 before enlisting in the Army in 2021, is part of the Army Futures Command team at the competition. A development team with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) is attending the competition to assess the real-world applicability of the Health Readiness and Performance System (HRAPS) during training and operations. HRAPS is a wearable device to help frontline medical providers and commanders monitor service members’ physiological responses to rigorous activities during both training and combat. Once fielded, HRAPS may help reduce the risk of non-battle injuries, including heatstroke and overexertion, by providing near-real-time physiological data to help leaders recognize serious medical conditions needing immediate treatment before they become critical. USAMMDA, the DoD’s premier developer of world-class military medical capabilities, develops, delivers, and fields critical drugs, vaccines, biologics, devices, and medical support equipment to protect and preserve the lives of Warfighters across the globe.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Spc. Ousmane Drame, a medical logistics specialist with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, treats a simulated casualty during the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 28, 2023. Drame, a native of Senegal who emigrated to the United States in 2018 before enlisting in the Army in 2021, is part of the Army Futures Command team at the competition. A development team with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) is attending the competition to assess the real-world applicability of the Health Readiness and Performance System (HRAPS) during training and operations. HRAPS is a wearable device to help frontline medical providers and commanders monitor service members’ physiological responses to rigorous activities during both training and combat. Once fielded, HRAPS may help reduce the risk of non-battle injuries, including heatstroke and overexertion, by providing near-real-time physiological data to help leaders recognize serious medical conditions needing immediate treatment before they become critical. USAMMDA, the DoD’s premier developer of world-class military medical capabilities, develops, delivers, and fields critical drugs, vaccines, biologics, devices, and medical support equipment to protect and preserve the lives of Warfighters across the globe. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by T. T. Parish) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers representing U.S. Army National Guard, receive a briefing on casualty care during the medical lanes event of the 2023 U.S. Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 28, 2023. Soldiers embody the Army’s ethos during this competition. The Warrior Ethos states, "I will always place the mission first, I will never accept defeat, I will never quit, and I will never leave a fallen comrade." This Ethos is a set of principles by which every Soldier lives and embodies the squad mentality and spirit. This Ethos bonds the squad.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers representing U.S. Army National Guard, receive a briefing on casualty care during the medical lanes event of the 2023 U.S. Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 28, 2023. Soldiers embody the Army’s ethos during this competition. The Warrior Ethos states, "I will always place the mission first, I will never accept defeat, I will never quit, and I will never leave a fallen comrade." This Ethos is a set of principles by which every Soldier lives and embodies the squad mentality and spirit. This Ethos bonds the squad. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Luciano Alcala) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Spc. Ousmane Drame, a medical logistics specialist with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, treats a simulated casualty during the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 28, 2023. Drame, a native of Senegal who emigrated to the United States in 2018 before enlisting in the Army in 2021, is part of the Army Futures Command team at the competition. A development team with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) is attending the competition to assess the real-world applicability of the Health Readiness and Performance System (HRAPS) during training and operations. HRAPS is a wearable device to help frontline medical providers and commanders monitor service members’ physiological responses to rigorous activities during both training and combat. Once fielded, HRAPS may help reduce the risk of non-battle injuries, including heatstroke and overexertion, by providing near-real-time physiological data to help leaders recognize serious medical conditions needing immediate treatment before they become critical. USAMMDA, the DoD’s premier developer of world-class military medical capabilities, develops, delivers, and fields critical drugs, vaccines, biologics, devices, and medical support equipment to protect and preserve the lives of Warfighters across the globe.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Spc. Ousmane Drame, a medical logistics specialist with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, treats a simulated casualty during the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 28, 2023. Drame, a native of Senegal who emigrated to the United States in 2018 before enlisting in the Army in 2021, is part of the Army Futures Command team at the competition. A development team with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) is attending the competition to assess the real-world applicability of the Health Readiness and Performance System (HRAPS) during training and operations. HRAPS is a wearable device to help frontline medical providers and commanders monitor service members’ physiological responses to rigorous activities during both training and combat. Once fielded, HRAPS may help reduce the risk of non-battle injuries, including heatstroke and overexertion, by providing near-real-time physiological data to help leaders recognize serious medical conditions needing immediate treatment before they become critical. USAMMDA, the DoD’s premier developer of world-class military medical capabilities, develops, delivers, and fields critical drugs, vaccines, biologics, devices, and medical support equipment to protect and preserve the lives of Warfighters across the globe. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by T. T. Parish) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Evan Skaug, a native of Nampa, Idaho, representing U.S. Army Forces Command, applies a bandage to a simulated casualty during the medical lanes event of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 28, 2023. Soldiers competing can earn their respective Expert Infantryman, Expert Soldier, and Expert Field Medical Badges by meeting the specific requirements. These badges are awarded for mastery of critical tasks that build the core foundation of individual proficiency.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Evan Skaug, a native of Nampa, Idaho, representing U.S. Army Forces Command, applies a bandage to a simulated casualty during the medical lanes event of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 28, 2023. Soldiers competing can earn their respective Expert Infantryman, Expert Soldier, and Expert Field Medical Badges by meeting the specific requirements. These badges are awarded for mastery of critical tasks that build the core foundation of individual proficiency. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Luciano Alcala) VIEW ORIGINAL