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Medical Casualty Treatment on FOB Farah

An Afghan man lies in a treatment bed while members of the 541st Forward Surgical Team (FST) (Airborne) provide urgent medical care on FOB Farah
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It wasn’t until Capt. Lance Royce was screened for his next deployment that it was determined he suffered a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury during his deployment to Iraq. Since being diagnosed, Capt. Royce completed Officer Candidate School and …
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Photo: Marines assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, ground guide their vehicles on the way to provide security for an improvised explosive device (IED) post blast analysis near Forward Operating Base Now Zad, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 25, 2012. The Marines provided explosive ordnance disposal assets to assist an Afghan National Army unit whose truck struck an IED that resulted in several casualties. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena)

Marines ground guide their vehicles on the way to provide security for an improvised explosive device (IED) post blast analysis near Forward Operating Base Now Zad, Helmand province, Afghanistan.
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Photo: Technical Sergeant Matthew Schwartz

The EOD team’s mission was to locate and disarm multiple improvised explosive devices (IED) that were planted with the intent to restrict the movement of and defeat friendly forces.
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Staff Sergeant Kyle Klapperich , a pararescueman, deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM as the primary rescue specialist and sole medic attached to a combined U.S. Navy SEAL and Afghan Commando Team. On the night of September 7, 2011, …
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