345th CSH, Global Medic 2017 CSTX
345th Combat Support Hospital U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Romero (left), serving as a battle non-commissioned officer and unit public affairs representative (UPAR), exchanges email addresses and contact information with Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Chief of Sergeants Al-Shahrani Saad (right) and Vice Sergeant Vahva Ahmed Abiri (center) both from the Royal Saudi Land Force. For three weeks, Romero, Saad and Abiri and other joint military service members worked in the 345th Combat Support Hospital within the combined joint operating area during the Global Medic Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif. 345th CSH, apart of the 332nd Medical Brigade, 3d Medical Command (Deployment Support), participated in the event as the premier health support provider to the combined joint task force that included military members from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, along with medical professionals from the Canadian Army and Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Land Force. The full range of medical capabilities support provided by the Joint Task Force honed skills in providing medical services such as ambulatory care, medical evacuation, emergency room triage and treatment, x-ray, laboratory and dental services, preventive medicine, advanced trauma management, pharmacy, and clinical services. Global Medic is a situational scenario-based simulation exercise focused on the development of 80% strategic/operational and 20% joint medical and tactical skills and is held simultaneously at various locations from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., to Fort Devens, Mass., Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., and Camp Parks, Calif.