US Soldiers provide combat life saving training to Malawi Defence Forces

By Sgt. Jesse Houk, 139th MPAD, Illinois Army National GuardMay 9, 2011

LILONGWE, Malawi - 1st Lt. Jason J. Proulx directs Staff Sgt. Jose R. Ruiz on where to insert the needle during a Combat Life Saver course at Kamuzu Barracks. The class, which consisted of U.S. and Malawi Defence Force troops, used a goat as a cadaver to practice their techniques and to simulate a more real feel.  MEDREACH is a key program in the United States' efforts to partner with the Government of Malawi. (Photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk, 139th MPAD, Illinois Army National Guard)
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – LILONGWE, Malawi - 1st Lt. Jason J. Proulx directs Staff Sgt. Jose R. Ruiz on where to insert the needle during a Combat Life Saver course at Kamuzu Barracks. The class, which consisted of U.S. and Malawi Defence Force troops, used a goat as a cadaver to practice their techniques and to simulate a more real feel. MEDREACH is a key program in the United States' efforts to partner with the Government of Malawi. (Photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk, 139th MPAD, Illinois Army National Guard) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jesse Houk) VIEW ORIGINAL
1st Lt. Miriam A. Ursua of the 399th Combat Support Hospital assists Staff Sgt. Jose R. Ruiz of the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in assessing Sgt. Rogers S. Chimdeya of the Malawi Defence Force during training to become a certified Combat Life Saver. Non-medical U.S. and Malawi Defence Force troops competed in timed assessments to simulate the fast-paced environment of real combat, as their peers evaluated and provided them with instant feedback.  MEDREACH is a key program in the United States' efforts to partner with the Government of Malawi. (Photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk, 139th MPAD, Illinois Army National Guard)
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 1st Lt. Miriam A. Ursua of the 399th Combat Support Hospital assists Staff Sgt. Jose R. Ruiz of the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in assessing Sgt. Rogers S. Chimdeya of the Malawi Defence Force during training to become a certified Combat Life Saver. Non-medical U.S. and Malawi Defence Force troops competed in timed assessments to simulate the fast-paced environment of real combat, as their peers evaluated and provided them with instant feedback. MEDREACH is a key program in the United States' efforts to partner with the Government of Malawi. (Photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk, 139th MPAD, Illinois Army National Guard) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jesse Houk) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Jeffrey S. Niemi of the 399th Combat Support Hospital assists Sgt. McDonald Linyama of the Malawi Defence Force in assessing Sgt. Robert E. Waight of the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade during training to become a certified Combat Life Saver. Non-medical U.S. and Malawi Defence Force troops competed in timed assessments to simulate the fast-paced environment of real combat, as their peers evaluated and provided them with instant feedback.  MEDREACH is a key program in the United States' efforts to partner with the Government of Malawi. (Photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk, 139th MPAD, Illinois Army National Guard)
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Jeffrey S. Niemi of the 399th Combat Support Hospital assists Sgt. McDonald Linyama of the Malawi Defence Force in assessing Sgt. Robert E. Waight of the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade during training to become a certified Combat Life Saver. Non-medical U.S. and Malawi Defence Force troops competed in timed assessments to simulate the fast-paced environment of real combat, as their peers evaluated and provided them with instant feedback. MEDREACH is a key program in the United States' efforts to partner with the Government of Malawi. (Photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk, 139th MPAD, Illinois Army National Guard) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jesse Houk) VIEW ORIGINAL
LILONGWE, Malawi - Staff Sgt. Kirk C. Wolloff of the 399th Combat Support Hospital located at Fort Devens, Mass. gives extensive instruction and insight to the U.S. Soldiers and Malawi Defence Force troops.  Both forces are participating in a four-day course that will culminate with a Combat Life Saver certification test. MEDREACH is a key program in the United States' efforts to partner with the Government of Malawi. (Photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk, 139th MPAD, Illinois Army National Guard)
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – LILONGWE, Malawi - Staff Sgt. Kirk C. Wolloff of the 399th Combat Support Hospital located at Fort Devens, Mass. gives extensive instruction and insight to the U.S. Soldiers and Malawi Defence Force troops. Both forces are participating in a four-day course that will culminate with a Combat Life Saver certification test. MEDREACH is a key program in the United States' efforts to partner with the Government of Malawi. (Photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk, 139th MPAD, Illinois Army National Guard) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jesse Houk) VIEW ORIGINAL