Saturday, January 30, 2010

Portable ultrasound empowers Special Forces medics

Dr. (Maj.) Andrew Morgan (right), battalion surgeon, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), explains some of the functions of a portable ultrasound machine to Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Burkett, medic, 1st Bn., while Sgt. 1st Class Steven Radloff, medic, 1st Bn., looks on during the Special Operations Medical Association's annual conference Dec. 15 in Tampa, Fla. Morgan and his office have been pushing to get more portable ultrasound machines, as well as practical training, in the hands of Special Forces medics in order to help empower them on the battlefield. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Crisp/ 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)).

Portable ultrasound empowers Special Forces medics

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

U.S. Military Begins Air Drops in Haiti

With ground transportation in Haiti severely limited following last week's massive earthquake, the U.S. military begun a series of air drops Monday afternoon to deliver aid supplies to the Haitian people.

CBS News has learned that the Air Force is flying C-17 transport planes out of Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville, N.C. Each plane will deliver 40 aid bundles per trip and the military is planning to deliver 600 bundles over three days. The military has secured three drop zones where the aircraft can unload from an altitude of about 1,000 feet.

U.S. Military Begins Air Drops in Haiti - CBS Evening News - CBS News

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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Deployed Paratrooper first to Re-enlist

CAMP RAMADI, Iraq – Zero hundred hours into the new decade Baghdad time, which is to say, at the commencement of the New Year in Iraq, Spc. Michael Lindsay may have become the Army's first 2010 reenlistment in Iraq.

A geospatial engineer and paratrooper with 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist Brigade), Lindsay reenlisted under a full moon Jan. 1 at Camp Ramadi, Iraq, where his unit is deployed.

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