September 26, 2012

FST Surgeons Sharpen Skills

123455th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment | Staff Sgt. David Chapman | JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Medical professionals call it the “golden hour,” that valuable time after a serious injury when how fast the treatment is received could be the decider between life and death. Because of a small team of surgeons, this vital and short time frame can be maximized to shift the balance to save a life.

During a weeklong training exercise on Joint Base Lewis-McChord the 105th Forward Surgical Team and the 250th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) operated out of a series of small tents and came together as one team to practice and perfect their skills. The culminating event was live surgeries conducted in tents at the training site Sept. 21. (READ MORE)

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