I realized yesterday, the day before memorial Day we should do something special. I called a few PJs and CROs I know who were friends and comrades with some of the great Operators we have lost and asked them to make few comments about their Brothers.
I apologize for not getting to more people but am committed to doing this next year and trying to tell more of the stories of the Men and these Missions.
I hope you had a great day and took time to remember the Operators we lost and think of their families.
A young 103rd PJ, also med student, discusses a few observations from SOMSA '19.
Doc Tanaka, STTS Doc from Hurby, discusses his presentation this year at SOMA regarding increasing Dive Medical Officers for AF Special Warfare, This talk is definitely specific to AFSW.
Army Medic JJ discusses his SOMSA experience including regional anesthesia, drones for eval, and more in a thoughtful discussion. JJ is a leader in education for SF Medics, and introduces AFSW operators to a a few concepts we will need to adopt down the road.
Prior PJ, soon to be med student, Rich reviews a talk he did on prolonged field care based on the PJ experience documented in the Joint Trauma System (JTS). He then reviews a few presentations including the impact of repeated head injuries and the results of chronic traumatic encephalolpathy (CTE), and a few other presentations.
SOMSA- The Special Operations Medical Scientific Assembly. The meeting of the Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA). In the first of several podcasts one of the PJs attending the event reviews the highlights including FDP and other important presentations.
This is the first in a series of discussions with Drew, strength and conditioning coach at DM. Drew has done a great job of building a program there and in this episode he discusses how he approached the process and some lessons learned.