Thursday, September 07, 2006

Iraqi Medics Ready for Service


Iraqi Medics
Originally uploaded by Sydney Weasel.
By Cpl. Antonio Rosas 1st Marine Division

CAMP AL QA’IM, Iraq — When Iraqi Soldiers and Policemen here are wounded in combat, they used to rely on U.S. service members to patch up their wounds. Not any longer.

Twenty Iraqi Soldiers and Police officers serving near the Iraqi-Syrian border graduated from a combat medical course earlier this month, enabling them to now provide their own emergency care.

The five-week course taught by Coalition forces at the Iraqi camp here will allow wounded Iraqi Soldiers and Policemen to receive medical care from their own staff, lessening their dependency on U.S. medical personnel. The graduation marks another step for the Iraqi military to become a self-sustaining force.

The five-week course taught by Coalition forces at the Iraqi camp here will allow wounded Iraqi Soldiers and Policemen to receive medical care from their own staff, lessening their dependency on U.S. medical personnel. The graduation marks another step for the Iraqi military to become a self-sustaining force.
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