In part 2 with Keith, he discusses a dive recovery mission in Iraq, and MCI in Africa. We end with Keith with a description of the TOMS lab at Hurlburt.
Hear Keith discuss the mission drop at Hurby, planning and execution of rescue ops in Haiti in 2010. He also discusses the challenges and rewards of interacting with other teams and nations, as well as some of the technical aspects of earthquake ops as well as human tragedy. Shout out to Ish!
Also look for a book by Col Harvis on this mission called RESCUE FROM CHAOS: USAF RESPONDS TO DISASTER IN HAITI.
ALERT! Going forward we will use "ALERT" to let you know of real time changes in PJ medicine you need to know, or other important PJ news items. Please let your teammates and indoc buddies know about this. We also review Part 1 of MOAB 2016 highlights, lessons learned (LLs) in recent training, and celebrate the induction of retired PJs Scott Fales and Tim Wilkinson into the Air Commando Hall of Fame. Check out the youtube video of the induction
Dr Reggie O'Hara is an Air Force Research Lab Exercise Physiologist and endurance athlete. He has run 20 100 mile races. He discusses the normal and pathologic reactions to heat stress and strategies to counter heat related illness, as well as preparation and arrival from home station to hot environments - be it AZ or in the AOR.
Incredible story of the crash and rollover on Mt Hood with Chief Canfield. He talks about the mission drop and the wild ride he went on. Later in this episode he discusses Leadership issues in Pararescue.
If you have not seen it go to youtube and search Mt Hood helicopter crash. there are several clips but you can see Chief interviewed on the National Geographic segment.
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Dave Shuman is a prior 212th Chief. Dave is a true alpinist, big mountain skier and climber. He just summited two peaks over 20,000 feet in Nepal back to back. He still teaches rope rescue to PJs and performs safety operations for various organizations. Dave performed one of the most harrowing and exciting mountain rescues I have heard of. Enjoy this story.
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In part 2 Doug tackles the PT test question, how to maximize reward and minimize risk in training, and incorporating HPO programs into operational readiness. Check out Doug's website at www.resilientperformancept.com. Also look for some of his youtube posts.
Doug Kechijian is a PJ who obtained a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology and obtained a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, both from Columbia University. In part 1 of this talk Doug reviews why HPO programs are important, why sports medicine and performance training should be viewed as a continuum, and what are the limitations of physical preparation in the context of special operations.