My time here at Forward Operating Base Sharana is nearly done. Our replacements have arrived and we will start our long journey back to the United States shortly. In all likelihood, this will be my last blog update from Afghanistan.
I am proud of what we accomplished here. Sadly, not all of our patients survived their injuries. However, I am confidant that we did our best with each and every patient. I would like to thank both the 1980th FST and the 691st FST for affording me the privilege of serving among you. Without a doubt, the time I spent here in Afghanistan is the most rewarding experience of my military career. Finally, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for reading my ramblings. I'm humbled by the reception that I have received from many readers of this blog. I'll see you soon.
Here is my last batch of pictures from FOB Sharana.
|Receiving critically injured patients by helicopter.|
|This picture depicts the placement of an intraosseous line in a critically injured patient.|
|FOB Sharana at dusk.|
|Receiving a patient.|
|I'm easily amused|
|FOB Sharana perimeter.|
MAJ Randall D. Moore, CRNA
1980th/691st Forward Surgical Team
FOB Sharana, Afghanistan