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  • FORT KNOX, Ky. – The 1st regiment of advanced camp Cadets arrived for registration on May 25 for Cadet Summer Training (CST) 2017. During registration, Cadets were required to go through their clothing, equipment and other items to ensure that they packed enough for the upcoming training. This is to, “make sure they have everything they’re required to have, because if you get out in the field and suddenly you don’t have a poncho and it’s raining twelve out of fourteen days, you’re going to miss it.” Said 2nd Lt. John Altman, a Cadre member who will be training Cadets during […]

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  • FORT KNOX, KY. –The Medical Tactical Operations Center (MEDTOC) ran through a practice medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) to prepare for Cadet Summer Training (CST) at Fort Knox, Ky., May 23. “Here in the TOC, we are a center point for information collection and dissemination,” said CST Task Force MEDTOC Operations Officer Capt. Walter Kaer, 61st Multifunctional Medical Battalion. The MEDTOC is responsible for communicating with emergency responders who are on the scene and ensuring casualties arrive at the nearest hospital as soon as possible. “In response to an accident, minutes matter,” Kaer said. The MEDTOC communicates with emergency responders in a variety […]

  • Fort Knox, Ky. – When assessing simulated casualties, Cadet Summer Training Tactical Operations Center (CST TOC) is the first to get the call from medics on site.   CST TOC conducted a simulated medical evacuation May 23rd prior to Cadets arriving at Fort Knox, Ky., for their training.   “Now, we know more about all of our individual tasks, so we’re more focused and centered on knowing what we need to know depending on our jobs so we’re not crossing paths,” Said 2nd Lt. Krista Gatan, logistics liaison officer (LNO), CST TOC.   With this exercise CST TOC facilitated communication; there […]

  • FORT KNOX, Ky. —In the weeks leading up to the start of Cadet Summer Training (CST), Fort Knox, Kentucky, has been buzzing with activity in preparation for the arrival of the Cadets. Part of the preparation includes simulated medical training scenarios for the cadre who will be working the field medical clinics during the summer. A simulated casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) scenario was integrated at Forward Operating Base Gonya, May 23. This training consisted of multiple casualties of gunshot wounds and heat injuries, allowing cadre to prepare for potential crisis and injuries that could arise during the summer. Second Lt. Steven Fowler, […]

  • FORT KNOX, Ky. – Cadet Summer Training (CST) cadre rehearsed a medical evacuation May 23 before Cadets arrive for their summer training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The purpose of the exercise was to prepare the CST Tactical Operations Center (TOC) for a medical emergency. This validation was, “to test all systems on post for medical evacuation and land assets. We’re bringing in air methods and testing the redundancies in our systems so that not only will there be air evacuation assets coming to an emergency, but also ground evacuation at the same time,” said Col. Jason Nelson, deputy chief nurse of […]

  • FORT KNOX, KY.- More than 400 second lieutenants received their equipment for Cadet Summer Training (CST) on May 25 at the Central Issue Facility (CIF). “My role here is to ensure that the cadets have all the equipment they need to perform their duties out in the field,” said University of Tennessee Cadre Member Randolph Graves. The second lieutenants get their equipment before the Cadets to ensure the lieutenants know the equipment. It’s the lieutenants’ responsibility to make sure the Cadets have the proper supplies before CST. “It’s more of a personal check as a second lieutenant compared to as a […]

  • FORT KNOX, Ky. – Cadet Summer Training (CST) cadre conducted a simulated medical evacuation training (MEDEVAC) at Fort Knox, Ky., May 23. A MEDEVAC is an evacuation of causalities with the assistance of medical personel. This situation was a vehicle rollover with 10 casualties, mostly minor injuries, fractured forearms, lacerations and able to walk and communicate with the medical team. Most of the percipients are medical personal or have had training. “Your first response when it comes to any kind of injuries is to help those around you. It’s hard to see myself in a selfish role, but there are people […]