U.S. Army Reserve medics train with realism
Pfc. Anton Lightbourn, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, based at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., inserts a Nasopharyngeal Airway (NPA) into a mannequin’s nose, employing skills from a Combat Lifesaver Course conducted by Task Force Ultimate medics during Operation Cold Steel II, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operation Command (Airborne) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 3, 2018. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve’s crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise to ensure that America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short notice and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Sofia/78th Training Division)