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NEWS | July 11, 2022

Media Advisory: Combat Medic Lanes and Officer Candidate School

Army Combat Medic Battalion Aid Station Training
 
The Connecticut National Guard’s 169th Regional Training Institute is conducting Army 68W (Combat Medic) battalion aid station trauma training at Stones Ranch Military Reservation, East Lyme, CT, during field training on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
 
Students are completing their third and final phase of their Combat Medic Transition Course, which when/if completed, grants them the U.S. Army military occupation specialty of 68W (Combat Medic.) Students have already completed and earned their NREMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) Basic Certificate.
 
Students are being trained to perform life-saving tactical combat casualty care, evacuate patients to ground and air ambulances, and triage multiple patients as if they were members of a battalion aid station squad.
 
What/Visuals: Soldiers performing emergency care, carrying patients, responding to threats, loading patients on ground or air ambulances at austere landing strip, and pyrotechnic simulators.
Who: Approximately 15 soldiers from the CTNG and other commands
When: 9:00-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2022 (similar training also happening 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.)
Where: Parking lot across from 500 Boston Post Rd. East Lyme, CT
RSVP: MAJ Dave Pytlik, David.c.pytlik.mil@army.mil (860) 883-5336
 
Media vehicles must be escorted on and off Stones Ranch Military Reservation.
 
“68W” is pronounced “Sixty-Eight Whiskey.”
 
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National Guard Officer Candidate School

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Connecticut National Guard’s 169th Regional Training Institute will host a media day for Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Stones Ranch Military Reservation, East Lyme, CT, during field training on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

OCS is designed to assess the candidates’ abilities before commissioning as officers at the end of a demanding 14-month development program. This portion is phase one, a two-week program, that tests the candidates’ initial leadership abilities and proficiency on basic soldier skills such as land navigation, general military knowledge and squad and platoon tactics.
 
What/Visuals: Nearly 100 soldiers at outdoor training site, class on preventative medicine, practicing skills, candidate and instructor interviews
Who: Soldiers from Connecticut and other northeastern states, military instructors
When: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, expect roughly 90-120 minutes on the ground
Where: Parking lot across from 500 Boston Post Rd. East Lyme, CT
RSVP: MAJ Dave Pytlik, David.c.pytlik.mil@army.mil (860) 883-5336
 
Media vehicles must be escorted on and off Stones Ranch.