Croatian and US Soldiers improve Medical Partnership
Four Soldiers from the 557th Area Support Medical Company, 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, from Baumholder, Germany traveled to the Croatian Army Medical Training Center, in Pozega, Croatia in June 2012 to build relationships for future collaborative training.
Croatian Army Msgt. Ivan Limov (Left) and Sgt. Stipo Sikiric are familiarizing themselves with the Army’s latest Combat Life Saver Cervical Collar with members of the 557th Area Support Medical Company, in Croatia, June 20. This training was part of Immediate Response 2012, a multinational training exercise of over 700 personnel from seven countries.
2 photos: Croatian Army Msgt. Ivan Limov (Left) and Sgt. Stipo Sikiric are familiarizing themselves with the Army’s latest Combat Life Saver Cervical Collar
Photo 1 of 2: Croatian Army Msgt. Ivan Limov (Left) and Sgt. Stipo Sikiric are familiarizing themselves with the Army’s latest Combat Life Saver Cervical Collar with members of the 557th Area Support Medical Company, in Croatia, June 20. This training was part of Immediate Response 2012, a multinational training exercise of over 700 personnel from seven countries. Download full-resolution version
Demonstrating how to use the Skedco Litter is Sgt. 1st Class Boris Ledencan, Croatian Army (left) and Sgt. Kevin Perry 557th Area Support Medical Company, 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion (right), in Croatia, June 20. This training was part of Immediate Response 2012, a multinational training exercise of over 700 personnel from seven countries.
2 photos: Demonstrating how to use the Skedco Litter is Sgt. 1st Class Boris Ledencan, Croatian Army (left) and Sgt. Kevin Perry 557th Area Support Medical Company, 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion
Photo 2 of 2: Demonstrating how to use the Skedco Litter is Sgt. 1st Class Boris Ledencan, Croatian Army (left) and Sgt. Kevin Perry 557th Area Support Medical Company, 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion (right), in Croatia, June 20. This training was part of Immediate Response 2012, a multinational training exercise of over 700 personnel from seven countries. Download full-resolution version
Croatian Army Msgt. Ivan Limov (Left) and Sgt. Stipo Sikiric are familiarizing themselves with the Army’s latest Combat Life Saver Cervical Collar with members of the 557th Area Support Medical Company, in Croatia, June 20. This training was part of Immediate Response 2012, a multinational training exercise of over 700 personnel from seven countries.
Demonstrating how to use the Skedco Litter is Sgt. 1st Class Boris Ledencan, Croatian Army (left) and Sgt. Kevin Perry 557th Area Support Medical Company, 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion (right), in Croatia, June 20. This training was part of Immediate Response 2012, a multinational training exercise of over 700 personnel from seven countries.

Pozega, Croatia – Four Soldiers from the 557th Area Support Medical Company, 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, from Baumholder, Germany traveled to the Croatian Army Medical Training Center, in Pozega, Croatia in June 2012 to build relationships for future collaborative training.

"We learned about their entire military medical structure. We were taught about most aspects of their Medical Training Center," said Army Capt. Zebulon Wilkin, the officer in charge from the 557th.

Because they have not met like this before, the Soldiers focused on what they could learn from each other. 

"This is the first time that there has been a gathering of this extent of Croatian and U.S. Military medical personnel using open-forum discussions and familiarization," Wilkin said.

"I believe … that we have provided a wonderful platform that will help both countries improve their medical training and ultimately lead to better care for our wounded warriors,” said Wilkin.

The two units are planning future site visits and training opportunities to build on the momentum from this visit.  

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