Special Operations medical teams prep for deployment

Capt Douglas Stein and TSgt Adrienne Clark of the 1 SOSS work together on a patient with multiple traumas in a CV-22 simulator.

Capt Douglas Stein and TSgt Adrienne Clark of the 1 SOSS work together on a patient with multiple traumas in a CV-22 simulator.

“This is a job where, if you rely on the work you’ve done in a hospital strictly to get by, you will fail 9 times out of 10,” said Capt. George Salloum of the 1 SOSS on Hurlburt Field. “Because you’re in a dark environment, you can’t hear anything and you have to worry about getting thrown out of the back of the aircraft.”

Salloum is a Special Operations flight surgeon. Salloum, together with fellow Special Operations Forces Medical Personnel (SOFME), participated in casualty evacuation training (CASEVAC) Sept. 10 on Hurlburt Field in a state of the art CV-22 (Osprey) simulator with “mannequins” that were remotely controlled to bleed, breath and even move.

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