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Medical Train-the-Trainer Program Expands to More Partner Nations

first_imgBy Dialogo November 14, 2015 SHALOM. The program represents a new way of looking at Train-the-Trainer events. Rather than conducting one iteration of training and leaving a given country to develop the rest of their program, this training walks the new instructors through a couple of iterations of training until they demonstrate they can manage on their own. Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), according to the Field Medical Training Batallion’s Combat Lifesaver/Tactical Combat Casualty Care Student Handbook, is an attempt to better prepare medical and non-medical personnel for the unique factors associated with combat trauma casualties. It originated as a U.S. Special Operations research project, but is currently used throughout the U.S. Military and various partner nations. In 2012, Diálogo told the story of a collaborative train-the-trainer program that had recently graduated a new group of combat medics in El Salvador. They received the TCLS trainingfrom Peruvian instructors who had received the training themselves from a U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) cadre as part of a 2011 cooperative initiative with Peru. In fact, some of the Salvadoran graduates from 2012 were selected to join some of their Peruvian instructors to multi-laterally train members of the Uruguayan Military who are scheduled to deploy to diverse peacekeeping missions around the world. “Uruguay has a long tradition in peace missions, but within a context where the environment and threats in our mission areas are constantly evolving, so we too must evolve our techniques and training in order to remain current. TCLS is the perfect framework for what we intend to achieve. The training is very important to us; it will allow our Troop to not only provide better care and help to those who need, but also to increase their confidence in doing so,” he said. Col. Frachelle said that having the course taught by Peruvian, Salvadoran, and U.S. personnel is an added value because they not only speak the same language, but also represent the presence of partner nation armies. “We value their presence. For us it’s a privilege and an honor to host them in our country and benefit from their high professionalism. They speak our language and in the case of Peru, represent a partner with whom we comprised a joint battalion in Haiti. As for the Salvadoran personnel, it means working together with them once again. A few months ago, a medical team from our Military Hospital trained with them when the Ebola outbreak took place in Africa.” The program has been so successful that it has not only become a requirement for all Peruvian Military members deploying to the VRAEM, but also kept growing and spreading to other partner nations since then, including Peru, El Salvador, and Uruguay. “Building capacity is not done overnight,” said the program director, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Coote of SOUTHCOM’s Surgeon General’s Office. “But it can be done when: 1. U.S. trainers have confidence in our partners’ abilities to perform the tasks well, 2. Our partners invest themselves in the process, and 3. We provide them with the tools to be successful.” According to Lt. Col. Coote, “By supporting our partners, we empower allies with whom we will work side-by-side.’ center_img SOUTHCOM’s Command Surgeon’s Office originated the program after seeing a need to have more able combat medics for Troops deploying to Peru’s Valley of the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM), where the Military is combatting the remnants of the terrorist drug-trafficking organization Shining Path. Colonel Carlos Frachelle, ENOPU’s director, told Diálogo that they requested this medical training in order to augment Uruguay’s enduring medical capacity and better train the approximately 1,500-person contingent who deploys to and from the different UN peace keeping missions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Liberia, Kashmir, the Ivory Coast, and the Multinational Force of Observers in the Sinai Peninsula. For its part, the Tactical Combat Casualty Care Life Saver (TCLS) Course is a customized version of TCCC developed to provide students more advanced and relevant combat medic skills for their specific duties in a remote terrain with difficult access. Four Peruvian instructors, two Salvadorans, and two U.S. combat medics from the Special Operations Forces accompanied by a member of SOUTHCOM’s Command Surgeon’s Office comprised the TCLS staff that deployed to the Uruguayan National Peace Operations School (ENOPU, for its Spanish acronym) during the first four weeks in September. Historical data shows that 90% of combat wound fatalities die on the battlefield before reaching a military treatment facility, so first responder care at the point of injury is literally a matter of life and death. There, they collaborated with 27 Uruguayans identified to serve as TCLS instructors. After the first iteration of training, 45 additional Uruguayans and two Brazilians ranging in rank from Soldier to Lieutenant reported to training with the purpose of learning from the newly minted Uruguayan TCLS instructors, who came from both medical and non-medical backgrounds. The third iteration saw another 45 Service Members receive training from a now very competent cadre of TCLS instructors. Since the first course was taught in Peru in 2011, approximately 2,500 more military service members from Peru, El Salvador, Brazil, Panama, and now Uruguay have become trained in and trainers for the TCLS course, with a customized version of the course adapted for the needs of each class. They will keep paying it forward to future generations of trainers to come, attesting to the strength of what true collaboration among partner nations can achieve.last_img read more

USS Pinckney Interdicts Second Drug Vessel

first_imgBy U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet June 02, 2020 The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized over 2,700 kilograms of suspected cocaine May 16.After a U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), assigned to the “Tridents” of Patrol Squadron VP 26, first spotted the low profile vessel (LPV), Pinckney was vectored for a long range intercept. Upon interception, Pinckney employed one of her embarked helicopters, assigned to the “Wolf Pack” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75, to provide over watch and ensure compliance while the embarked LEDET on Pinckney small boats achieved positive control of the LPV.Pinckney and the embarked LEDET recovered a total of 136 bales of suspected cocaine totaling an estimated 2,700 kilograms, with a potential wholesale value worth over $54.3 million.“This bust demonstrated the flexibility of the multiple ships and aircraft conducting counternarcotics operations in the Eastern Pacific,” said U.S. Navy Commander Andrew Roy, Pinckney’s commanding officer. “The entire team executed [the operation] with professionalism and precision to help get drugs on deck.”USS Pinckney is deployed to the U.S. Fourth Fleet area of operations conducting U.S Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and Joint Interagency Task Force South’s enhanced counter drug operations missions in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific.The Pinckney conducted their first interdiction on May 14.On April 1, SOUTHCOM began enhanced counternarcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to disrupt the flow of drugs in support of Presidential National Security Objectives.Numerous U.S. agencies from the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security cooperated in the effort to combat transnational organized crime. The Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Customs and Border Protection, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with allied and international partner agencies, play a role in counter-drug operations.U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet supports SOUTHCOM’s joint and combined military operations by employing maritime forces in cooperative maritime security operations to maintain access, enhance interoperability, and build enduring partnerships in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American region.last_img read more

Harry Kane doubtful for Belgium clash after suffering muscle injury

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho expressed concerns this month over Kane’s workload and called on Southgate to protect the striker by not playing him in all of England’s games during the international break.If Kane misses out, in-form Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who scored the opener against Wales, should retain his spot in the side.Winger Jadon Sancho and striker Tammy Abraham are in line to return after missing Thursday’s game due to a breach of virus regulations.England, second in League A Group 2 in the Nations League, play Denmark on Wednesday.Topics : England captain Harry Kane could miss Sunday’s Nations League game against Belgium after sustaining a muscle injury in training, British media said.Kane sat out England’s 3-0 friendly win against Wales on Thursday but was expected to return to the side for the game against top-ranked Belgium.The 27-year-old has been plagued by injuries, with a hamstring tear last season prompting doubts over his participation in the European Championship before the tournament’s postponement because of the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

Claudio Bravo speaks out on his future amid Arsenal transfer interest

first_img Pep Guardiola reflects on Man City’s 5-0 win over BurnleyTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:22FullscreenPep Guardiola reflects on Man City’s 5-0 win over Burnleyhttps://metro.co.uk/video/pep-guardiola-reflects-man-citys-5-0-win-burnley-2196906/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Arsenal have reportedly been considering a move for Bravo following Bernd Leno’s knee injury and the Chilean has refused to rule out joining one of City’s Premier League rivals. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘There is nowhere in the world I would not consider playing,’ Bravo told TVN.‘I’ve read the names of the clubs that have been linked with me and I regard that as an honour because they are very good clubs.‘I’m proud that I have attracted interest from the clubs mentioned. Claudio Bravo speaks out on his future amid Arsenal transfer interest Claudio Bravo has reportedly been on Arsenal’s radar (Picture: Getty)Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has confirmed that he will make a decision on his future ‘soon’ and admits he’s ‘proud’ to attract interest from the likes of Arsenal and Celtic.Bravo has made just 17 appearances under Pep Guardiola over the last two seasons and looks destined for the exit door at the Etihad this summer. The 37-year-old’s contract is due to expire at the end of next month and a number of clubs have been linked in recent days, with the experienced shot-stopper available on a free transfer. The Chile international is open to all options this summer (Picture: Getty)‘What I and my family are looking for is a club with stability and a comfortable environment to live.‘It depends on several factors, it depends on the club and the project that the club has.‘I will consider all my options and make a decision soon.’ Advertisement Comment Bernd Leno suffered a horrific-looking knee injury in Arsenal’s loss to Brighton (Picture: Getty)Arsenal identified Bravo as a possible option between the sticks in the wake of Leno’s horrendous-looking injury during the side’s 2-1 defeat at Brighton. But the north London outfit may cool their interest in Bravo after it became clear that Leno’s knee problem was not as serious as initially feared. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘We thought [Leno’s injury] was going to be more significant,’ Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta said.‘We are not sure on the extent still but he is feeling positive.’The Gunners are hopeful the Germany international could even return to first-team training in the next four to six weeks.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mikel Arteta hits back at Gary Neville and reveals Arsenal’s transfer plans are undecidedMORE: Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jun 2020 12:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link975Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Chevalier Floatels’ Walk-to-Work Duo Undergoing Maintenance

first_imgChevalier Floatels’ walk-to-work vessels DP Gezina and DP Galyna are undergoing scheduled maintenance in the Netherlands after completing summer campaign works.This summer, DP Galyna supported a maintenance program servicing two offshore wind farms for a turbine manufacturer.DP Gezina provided accommodation and walk-to-work services for commissioning of the two converter stations at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK.According to Chevalier Floatels, work for the coming fall period has been secured but there are still openings for new projects.As the summer was very busy with no walk-to-work vessels available, several contractors still have incomplete projects, the company said, adding that it is thus discussing projects for the coming months and is confident more charters will be fixed before the year-end.last_img read more

Osimhen returns to base, ready for Raon l’Etape clash

first_img Manager Christophe Galtier will be banking on the 21-year-old, who replaced Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe, to get the goals. Three days after the tie, Amiens SC are up next for Lille in the Coupe de la Ligue before travelling to Stade Gaston-Gerard for their Ligue clash against Dijon. Read Also:Osimhen pumps Lille fans to One Million on FB Osimhen is in line to be named as African Young Player of Year at the 2019 Caf Awards in Egypt, however, he must fend off the challenge from Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi and compatriot Samuel Chukwueze. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Victor Osimhen has returned to Lille training ahead of their upcoming Coupe de France clash against Raon l’Etape. Osimhen The forward was in Nigeria for the Yuletide break after an eventful 2019, where he scored 13 times after joining the French top-flight side from Sporting Charleroi. On Thursday, Osimhen joined the rest of the Great Danes as they get set for Sunday’s Round of 64 showdown against the fifth-tier side.Advertisement Loading…last_img read more

Cricket News Imran Tahir, South Africa legspinner to quit ODIs after ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: Imran Tahir has been a vital cog for South Africa in the limited overs format. The legspinner, who was born in Pakistan but migrated to South Africa, played a wonderful role in South Africa’s thumping win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI in Johannesburg. Tahir’s 3/26 underlined his value and how vital he will be for the South Africa cricket team in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which will be held in England and Wales from May 30. However, in a surprise move, Tahir announced that he would retire from the ODI format after the end of the tournament but stressed that he would be available to play Twenty20 Internationals for South Africa with an eye on the 2020 World T20 which will be held in Australia. In a statement released by Cricket South Africa, Tahir spoke about his future after the end of the World Cup.”I have always wanted to play in the World Cup. I have a mutual understanding with Cricket South Africa and going forward I decided that I would finish at the World Cup, that is why I am contracted until then. After that, Cricket South Africa has allowed me to go and play around the world in various leagues but I would also love to play T20 cricket for South Africa,” Tahir said. His performance drew attention to the fact that he was not on the list of contracted players for the 2019/20 year released by Cricket South Africa last week. But he revealed on Monday that he had reached an agreement with CSA for his contract to expire at the end of July, extending his 2018/19 contract by three months.RELATEDTahir has been part of four ICC World events and he has made a mark for South Africa. He featured in the 2011 and 2015 World Cup while he also played in the 2014 and 2016 World T20 tournament. In the 2015 World Cup encounter against the West Indies in Sydney, Tahir’s haul of 5/45 gave South Africa a massive 257-run victory after AB de Villiers had smashed the fastest 150 in ODIs. Tahir also took 7/45 during the tri-series tournament game against the West Indies in St Kitts in 2016. The haul was not only the best by a South African bowler in ODIs but he also became the fastest Proteas bowler to take 100 wickets, achieving it in just 58 games and bettering the record set by Morne Morkel who took it in 59 matches. The legspinner, who will turn 40 next month, said retiring from one-day internationals was a difficult decision. “I would love to play for as long as I can. But there is a stage in your life where you have to make big decisions,” Tahir said. Tahir, who played under MS Dhoni for the Rising Pune Supergiants franchise in the IPL, will be aiming to bow out on a high in the final international series at home against Sri Lanka before the World Cup. South Africa are currently leading the five-match series 1-0 and will be aiming to extend their advantage in the second ODI which will be played at Centurion Park on March 6.center_img Imran Tahir made his ODI debut in the 2011 World Cup against West Indies in Delhi.Imran Tahir’s 7/45 is the best haul by a South Africa bowler in ODIs. Imran Tahir has been part of the 2011 and 2015 World Cups for South Africa.last_img read more