TMC Keeps Soldiers Mission Ready While Deployed
(January 11, 2011)
Kardouni, brigade physical therapist assigned to
Company C, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th
Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division,
helps Sgt. Veronica Torres, a medic in Company
C, perform balancing exercises Dec. 29, 2010.
Kardouni, a native of Palmdale, Calif., provides
rehabilitation services to many patients at the
troop medical clinic in order to keep the troops
of 4th AAB, 1st Cav. Div. mission ready.
Soldiers of Company C maintain a lab, a medical
radiology section, a dental section, a physical
therapy section, a pharmacy and a patient
||CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq – Soldiers assigned
to Company C, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Advise and
Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, operate the troop
medical clinic; providing for the physical and behavioral
health care needs of soldiers at Contingency Operating Site
“When you talk about a brigade-sized element,
with the amount of soldiers we have, it is important that we
are able to take care of them,” said 1st Lt. Julliet Ayodele,
the brigade nurse.
The clinic offers specific areas
where Long Knife health care professionals can treat their
patients in a variety of ways, said Ayodele, who is
currently on her first deployment.
Company C maintain a lab, a medical radiology section, a
dental section, a physical therapy section, a pharmacy and a
patient holding area.
“We treat colds, bumps, and
anything else a soldier may have so they can continue to do
the mission we came out here to do,” said Ayodele, a native
Medics working at the TMC provide
coverage 24 hours-a-day to 4th AAB, 1st Cav. Div. soldiers,
Department of Defense employees and service members based at
“Our convenience in hours allows soldiers
to be seen around the hours of their missions, and we have a
variety of capabilities,” said Ayodele. “We have
specialized doctors and experienced professionals
|capable of treating
Since the medical team of
Company C, 27th BSB, assumed authority for the troop medical
clinic, they have added a personal touch to make it more
patient friendly to include painting the walls to add the
1st Cavalry Division patch. |
“We've been treating
many of the people [back at Fort Hood] and we are continuing
to treat them here which allows continuity of treatment,”
said Maj. Ashley Maranich, a native of San Antonio and
brigade surgeon assigned to 27th BSB, 4th AAB.
typically see around 35 patients per work day and thus far
we have had over 2,800 appointments since we took over on
Oct. 1,” said Maranich. “That includes sick call, dentistry
and physical therapy.”
Soldiers assigned to the unit
also take the time to train their Iraqi counterparts in
different areas of the medical field in support of U.S.
Division-North's mission to advise, train and assist.
Since arriving in Iraq in September of 2010, Long Knife
soldiers of the 4th AAB, trained their Iraqi counterparts on
pharmacy, radiology and basic patient treatment procedures;
sending training teams to the 3rd Iraqi Army Division
Headquarters at al-Kisik, Iraq.
“We conserve the
fighting strength of our forces in Iraq and are preparing
the ISF to do the same for their country,” said Capt. Arthur
Knight, the company commander.
The soldiers of 4th
AAB, 1st Cav. Div. deployed to Iraq to assume a new mission
in October for a one-year deployment in support of Operation
Article and photo by Army Pfc. Angel Washington|
4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public
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