926th AMDS trains Philippine military on combat medical care

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Members from the 926th Aerospace Medicine Squadron helped teach the Armed Forces of the Philippines life-saving measures in Cavite, Republic of Philippines, March 19 through Apr. 2.

The six-person team joined forces with the Medical Detachment of the Guam Army National Guard and the 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, to instruct the Medical First Responder Course as part of a Subject Matter Expert Exchange under the State Partnership Program of the National Guard.

The MFRC was only the third combat casualty care course instructed for the AFP, and the first to include AFP instructor students as part of the cadre. The 53 students received training on convoy operations, tactical combat casualty care and medical evacuation, among many other skills. The purpose behind the courses is to develop an internally-sustainable combat casualty care operational capability and training program within the AFP.