Navy Hospital Corpsmen Help Care for Marines in Afghanistan


WHEN MARINES DEPLOY, NAVY CORPSMAN ARE ALWAYS
BY THEIR SIDE, OR EXPEDITIONARY MEDICAL FACILITIES TO CARE FOR WOUNDED, SICK, AND INJURED MARINES.
AT FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHUKVANI, AFGHANISTAN, A GROUP OF NAVY CORPSMAN NURSES AND DOCTORS
RUN THE SHOCK TRAUMA PLATOON AND FORWARD RESUSCITATIVE SURGICAL SYSTEM WHICH IS A ROLE TWO MEDICAL
FACILITY THAT PROVIDES CRITICAL CARE TO COALITION FORCES AND AFGHAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCES
WOUNDED IN COMBAT. “OUR ROLE TWO FACILITY IS AN STP..WE HAVE
O.R. CAPABILITIES AND INITIAL RESUSCITATIVE CARE. SO AS SOON AS THEY COME FROM THE BATTLE
FIELD, THEY COME HERE. BECAUSE THE ROLE THREE” PROVIDING MEDICAL CARE IN A COMBAT ZONE CAN
BE CHALLENGING BUT THE CORPSMAN ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE AND THE CHANCE TO HELP SAVE LIVES. “IT MEANS A LOT TO ME BECAUSE THAT’S WHY I
GOT INVOLVED WITH THE MEDICAL FIELD BECAUSE I ENJOY PATIENT CARE AND I ESPECIALLY LIKE
IT WITH THE ARMED FORCES, AND THAT’S WHY I JOINED FOR THAT PURPOSE TO HELP THOSE PEOPLE.” THE SAILORS AT THE STP… HANDLE A VARIETY
OF PATIENTS AND INJURIES AT THE FACILITIES. FROM SMALL CLINICAL THINGS, WHICH IS SPRAINED
ANKLES, TO AMPUTATIONS AND HEAD TRAUMA.THE TRAINING THE CORPSMAN RECEIVE PRIOR TO DEPLOYING
HELP PREPARE THEM FOR THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT. THE PETTY OFFICERS AND CORPSMAN AT… SHUKVANI’S
STP… CONTINUE TO GIVE OUTSTANDING PATIENT CARE AND CONTINUE TO SAVE LIVES. “WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT NAVY CORPSMAN, YOU’RE
TALKING ABOUT THE FINEST, YOU KNOW, IN MY HUMBLE OPINION, THE FINEST IN THE MILITARY
IN MEDICAL CARE. THE TRAINING THEY RECEIVE IS PHENOMENAL , BUT WHAT THEY DO WITH THAT
TRAINING IS WHAT REALLY SETS THEM APART FROM EVERYBODY ELSE.” REPORTING FROM FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHUKVANI,
IM SERGEANT JOHN JACKSON.

5 thoughts on “Navy Hospital Corpsmen Help Care for Marines in Afghanistan

  1. My brother just became a navy corpsman, I hope he ends up in a safe place like this one but no matter how the end comes whether he comes home or meets his maker it'll have a good outcome. Kcco guys

  2. I was apart of the seabee detachment that built that medical facility, I am very proud and extremely happy that because of myself and those I served with could in a way help save the lives of many soldiers in the area, it is really a tremendous feeling. That being said I am very disappointed that the seabees didn't get a single mention in this video.

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