MIL Ft Sam Houston/Medics

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  1. Shingmaster

    Shingmaster omgOTbangaz4life

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    Has anyone been stationed here or been here for AIT? I'm here right now for 68W training (for anyone who has been here i'm in W-2 right now, I do trauma lanes in 2 1/2-3 weeks) This place is pretty fucking lame imo. Anyways... for you medics, what was it like treating your first combat casualty? We only just begun our real medic training, we tested on tc3 today and we just started our combat casualty assessments today as well so i've got a little ways to go until I can assess a fake casualty to standard
     
  2. Highwind

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    was there when our MOS was 91w

    so many girls
     
  3. Shingmaster

    Shingmaster omgOTbangaz4life

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    not anymore, i'm in Bco and we have 4 bays of males and only 1 of femals
     
  4. Highwind

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    ouch.

    we had some many guys fail out, because they were getting touchy feely with girls and not studying
     
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    Where is this located again?
     
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    just stay calm and remember HABC. have your 11b's or whoever is with you do dummy work("hold pressure HERE!) while you focus on the important shit. talk to your patient and remember you're seeing him or her on the worst day of their life. don't give them any reason to doubt you.

    you got orders yet?
     
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    68w, deployed to iraq x 2 afghansitan x 1, countless traumas under my belt, earned CMB 3rd mission out of the gate on my 1st deployment....

    YOU CANNOT TRAIN for what its like to treat a real casualty under real combat conditions. Its like anything else in the military, you must train so much until it is like putting your shoes on, you can do it with your eyes closed. When the shit hits the fan and your heart and adrenaline are pumping, you cant think back to stupid trauma lanes at fort sam, you will rely on instincts and muscle memory...oh and a little luck never hurts.

    If you want to know what it feels like to be hit with a good strong IED (if your not killed) picture the feeling when you smack your head against something really REALLY hard....you know that dull nauseating pain you feel and your just plain out of it for 4-5 seconds while you try and get your bearing??? multiply that by about 20, then think about the last time you nearly rear ended somebody and how shit scared you were just a second before you finally stopped and mulitply THAT by 100. Add those 2 together and you get just a smudge of what its like in real combat...

    Trust me, no matter how boring, no matter how many times you have done it, KEEP TRAINING until you literally cannot physically stand to do it again, its all you will have when its all that matters.
     
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    my best friend is a captain stationed at ft. sam houston, if you got any questions i can ask him for ya and post the answer.
     
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    Sounded familiar.
     
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    Are you a ranger w/ bat?
     
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    I have not actually deployed but I do have some experience. I'm in the SOCM course right now and it gets as real as you can get in training circumstances. If you actually pay attention during classes and have really tried to learn then the 68w course does give you a good understanding of basic trauma medicine. The key point you need to take from the 68w course is that its only a basic course that is designed to form a base of your medical knowledge. Throughout your carreer you will always need to keep up with current medical knowledge and hone your skills. However, if you did not take the course seriously and only studied at the bare minimum then hopefully you will only be a sick call medic. Alot of people in that course should have no business with the lives of other soldiers.

    If you really want to go above and beyond try and get into the SOCM course. Ask your platoon Seargent about it. These days I hear it's hard to get into the SOCM course as an unassigned. Your best bet would be to get a RIP contract.
     
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    Ft. Sam Houston is University Suck.

    Its not even a military post. Its just this nebulous suck hole.
     
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    No Im not a Ranger, just straight 68w. Not really interested in the ranger medical position, too much additional crap to deal with, although it would be pretty bad ass to say i did it.
     
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    I pay attention and study often, I was an EMT prior to coming here so I fast tracked ahead by two companies.. Whiskey isn't too bad so far.. I graduate Novemeber 3rd and move out to my FTX on Oct 13th so all the hard shit is still up ahead, i'm not too worried about it though. I do agree though, half of the jokers here shouldn't even be sick call medics imo but it is what it is
     
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    My bay Sgt flipped out and kept us here all day after final formation because there were wrinkles on a few racks and some shoe displays had dust on them, so I'm prepping for a mid night wake up, gonna catch some Z's before the smoking starts
     
  17. Julius

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    i bet your fag bay SGT wouldnt flip over a soldier have pay issues though

    the army sucks so much cock :rofl:
     
  18. Shingmaster

    Shingmaster omgOTbangaz4life

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    When it comes to real issues like that he is awesome, he will go above and beyond to help you out, I really like the guy he was just being really picky yesterday, today there was no issues :squint:
     
  19. Julius

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    alright that's straight then

    i had many problems with drills when i was a young e3... motherfuckers would be all on CSM inspections but couldn't help soldiers out with real issues.
     
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    Somebody knows what they are doing. Props for a good posting.
     
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    unexpectedly good thread
     
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    I'll be out there in Feb10 to start 68W then transition into M6 training.


    Any tips ?
     
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    Are you an EMT already?
     
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    Yeah.
     
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