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USAG Wiesbaden — Wackernheim, Wiesbaden

Photo by Karl Weisel

Sgt. Randy McDonald of the Wiesbaden Health Clinic assists Wiesbaden Venture Scout Jon Roddy with loading an M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon in the Engagement Skills Trainer at the Wiesbaden Training Support Center March 23.

Scouts take aim and sharpen first aid skills By Jill Jolly and Karl Weisel U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Scouts, family members and German Army Reservists teamed up with members of the Wiesbaden Health Clinic for a day of learning and fun March 23. Hosted by volunteers from the clinic and Wiesbaden’s Training Support Center, the children and adults had an opportunity to fire weapons in the Engagement Skills Trainer, enhance their first aid skills and share a day of German-American friendship. The day started off with some target practice in the Training Support Center’s EST simulator where individuals had a chance to hone their targeting skills with various weapons. The TSC’s William Treadway, and U.S. and German Soldiers were on hand to provide encouragement and tips for firing at moving targets. First aid training was next on the agenda followed by a “mock car accident” where participants, including several members of Wiesbaden’s Venture Scout Crew 107, a coed group for ages 14-20, had a chance to test

their ability to render aid in an emergency situation. Sam Kalis, a participant, said he hoped to gain confidence so if he did come across such an accident in real life he would “know what to do.” During the mock accident staged at the Viper Pit on Clay Kaserne, the participants were surrounded by loud noises, darkness, smoke, fake blood and shouting. Upon entering the scene they began to administer first aid to the victims. “I think everyone should know this. If there is an emergency in the future, I will know what to do,” said participant Sophie Parker. Photo by Jill Jolly “I think it’s important for everybody to learn,” said the health Sophie Parker and Sam Kalis, members of Venture Crew 107, give first aid to clinic’s Sgt. Randy McDonald, a victim of a mock car accident. The accident was part of a training event held one of the instructors. “When on March 23. they are exposed to traumatic the future — training and partnership Tuesday of the month. Unit training events they need to know how representatives can call mil 337-6637 with host nation military members. to respond.” He added that the Viper Pit now or email douglas.snow@amedd.com for Staff Sgt. John Lacroix, Viper Pit manager, said he would like to see more offers Consolidated Combat Lifesaver more information. (Jill Jolly is a volsuch opportunities for Army families in training for units on the first and third unteer with the Public Affairs Office)

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