345th CSH, Global Medic 2017 CSTX
Staff Sgt. Mauricio Pena (center) uses a manikin to show Sgt. Kenterrius Jefferson (left), both medics from Bravo Co., 345th Combat Support Hospital, how to intubate a patient. Capt. Meyers (right), officer in charge and emergency medical technician, checks the pluer-evac machine used to drain air and fluid out of the chest cavity of a patient. For three weeks Pena, Jefferson and Meyers along with other joint military service members worked alongside each other in the 345th CSH within the combined joint operating area in the notional country of Atropia during the Global Medic 2017 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 Guard Reserve and Army Reserve, Navy, Air Force, Marines, along with medical professionals from the Canadian Army and Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 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., Camp Roberts and Camp Parks, Calif.