National Guard And Coalition Troops Learn New Skills
Training is the key to all successful operations, making sure that personnel are properly able to deal with the unexpected. In Iraq, the difference between having proper training can mean the difference between life and death. The soldiers who attended the Camp Taji Combat lifesaving course received top of the line training that will assist them in giving battlefield emergency life saving assistance.
The class was a 4-day event that covered basic lifesaving skills, as well as different emergency procedures that are unique to battlefield conditions. Soldiers learned how to administer and give an Intravenous needle correctly, how to conduct emergency medical triage, proper medical evacuations, and how and when to treat a multitude of combat injuries and wounds. The training is key to helping different soldiers step up when needed to keep each other alive when injured in battle. The soldiers were very receptive to the training and the training was very successful in teaching new battlefield emergency skills.
Most of the soldiers attending the training are members of the Arkansas National Guard Unit, serving in Iraq deployed to Camp Taji. As such these soldiers have now been given the skills to cover each other’s back during harsh battlefield conditions. The National Guard soldiers have a vital force protection usage for the Camp Taji at large, and they now have the added ability to provide emergency assistance to each other for force protection support.