Pushing Pre-Facility Survival

Major advancements in U.S. military medicine, in particular changes to pre-hospital battlefield medicine, have resulted in unprecedented survival rates for casualties in current conflicts.

By Matthew Hackett, PhD, Science and Technology Manager, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Soldier Center

From Combat & Casualty Care, Spring 2020

(more…)

Reinforcing National Response to a Global Pandemic

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), traditionally contributing to America’s military readiness with items such as fuel and food, has so far ordered more than $920 million in lifesaving supplies and equipment to support the nation’s COVID-19 response.

By Chris Erbe, DLA

From Armor & Mobility, June 2020

(more…)

Advancing Health Through Enhanced Access

The National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is dedicated to providing veterans with greater access to clinical trials that promote positive outcomes and aid scientific progress toward potential cures.

By Rick Starrs, CEO, NAVREF

From Combat & Casualty Care, Spring 2020

(more…)

Streamlining Mobile Med Learning

Despite modern medical and technological advancements, studies show that nearly “a quarter of the 4,596 combat deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2001 and 2011 were ‘potentially survivable.’” Of those, 80 to 90 percent were due to uncontrolled blood loss resulting in death before ever reaching a medical treatment facility.

By Adam Wagner, Chief Content Officer, Allogy

From Combat & Casualty Care, Spring 2020

(more…)

Modernizing for Sustained Future Overmatch

The U.S. Army’s Combat Vehicle Modernization effort, led by Army Futures Command’s Next-Generation Combat Vehicles Cross Functional Team (NGCV CFT), is driving innovation for current and future U.S. Soldiers to ensure American ground-based lethality continues to dominate the global battlefield.

By COL Warren Sponsler, Chief of Staff, NGCV CFT

From Armor & Mobility, June 2020

(more…)

Facing the Signature Wounds of War

For the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Silver Spring, MD, it is the duty of Army medical practitioners and researchers to understand future conflict, forecast the medical threats that Soldiers will face, and develop medical countermeasures to meet them.

By COL Deydre Teyhen, Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

From Combat & Casualty Care, Spring 2020

(more…)