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February 11, 2012: Sgt. Christopher Pizano (left), a health care sergeant assigned to U.S. Army South's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion in San Antonio, steadies a rappel line attached to a casualty basket while Sgt. Matthew Archilla (center), a medic assigned to the 228th Combat Support Hospital in San Antonio, works with members of the Belize Defense Force during a simulated high angle casualty evacuation near Belmopan, Belize, Feb. 11. The U.S. Soldiers participated in a U.S. Army South-sponsored Subject Matter Expert Exchange with the Belize Defense Force and the Belize Coast Guard Service near Belmopan, Belize, Feb. 6-17. During the two-week exchange, the Belizeans trained the Soldiers in patient evacuation techniques in a jungle environment such as high angle evacuations using rappelling techniques, confined space evacuations in caves and swift water river evacuations. The U.S. Soldiers reciprocated the training by educating the Belizeans in trauma casualty care to boost the BDF’s knowledge and ability to effectively treat combat related casualties in a hostile environment. (Photo by Eric R. Lucero, U.S. Army South Public Affairs)
Source: U.S. Army South (link)
Country: Belize
Program: Military to Military Engagement

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