Brian Johnson, The Real McCoy Contributor
7306th Medical Exercise Support Battalion, stationed at Fort Sam
Houston in San Antonio, will be responsible for coordinating and
facilitating the 2009 Global Medic Exercise for the U.S. Army Reserve.
Personnel participating in a
previous Global Medic exercise move a simulated casualty. (File
year, Global Medic will take place at Fort McCoy, Fort Hunter Liggett,
Calif., and Fort Gordon, Ga., in June.
Medic is the premiere medical training exercise conducted within the
Army Reserve and exercises the functional operational readiness of
assigned medical units in a joint and coalition training environment.
exercise will coordinate the combined skills of the Army, the Army
Reserve, the Army National Guard, the Navy Reserve, the Air Force
Reserve, the Air National Guard and the Marine Corps.
Medic will build upon the successes of previous Global Medic
exercises, incorporating both live and virtual simulation.
exercise provides realistic, battle-focused training scenarios as
medical operating systems train in their individual and collective
sub-tasks, giving them the unparalleled opportunity to plan, prepare
and execute medical training as part of a deployed task force.
fact, Global Medic replicates all aspects of combat-service support on
the battlefield and allows units to "train as we fight."
Global Medic, training scenarios will replicate medical operations as
they currently are conducted in Southwest Asia, where the efforts and
expertise of medical personnel have resulted in a survivability rate
of more than 90 percent — the highest in the history of warfare.
numbers of patients will be incorporated concurrently across the three
exercise locations, providing training opportunities on battle trauma,
disease non-battle injuries, and combat stress casualties using both
strategic and tactical airlift capabilities for evacuation medical
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