Army Guard and Reserve Soldiers Train to Become Combat Medics
A U.S. Army combat medic in training prepares to insert a nasopharyngeal airway, or NPA, into a simulated casualty inside a battalion aid station at Stones Ranch Military Reservation, East Lyme, Connecticut, July 13, 2022. Clearing airways, usually through the use of an NPA, is the second most important aspect of tactical combat casualty care after first identifying and stopping all major blood loss and hemorrhaging. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Lucibello)