Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Photo Essay

My last few blog updates have covered topics of both a serious and dark nature. I'm going to lighten things up a bit with another photo essay. Plus, I'm not really feeling particularly verbose this week.

On a personal note, things are going well. Our surgical volume has decreased over the last week - which of course is a good development. Another important milestone occurred this week - our replacements are in-processing at Fort Benning. The end of this deployment is near.

The is TESS. She is awesome.

This is Tess with her handler. The handler was injured during an night operation and was brought to use for evaluation. Tess was clearly concerned about him and eventually made her way on to the bed. The bond between a military working dog and handler is strong.

This is a 5 y.o. boy with an inguinal hernia that we fixed.

The MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle. These things have saved countless American lives.

This is Hashish. We found this in the pockets of one of our Afghan patients. Apparently he likes to party.

This is a photo of the 1980th FST shortly after our arrival. The gentlemen that look a bit out of place are Polish special forces.

These are rocks that the insurgents place inside IEDs. It is said that they often coat the rocks in human feces in an effort to cause a secondary infection.

This is one of the handful of working dogs that we have taken care of here. My colleague is starting an IV.

MAJ Randall D. Moore, CRNA
691st Forward Surgical Team
FOB Sharana, Afghanistan

1 comment:

  1. From all of us here with you at FOB Sharana, we at AAR AIRLIFT GROUP would like to say thank you for your services! The 1980th FST is appreciated and may you all have a safe remainder of your deployment time. Get back home to your families safely.

    AAR Airlift Group