The 19th Medical Regimental Association and the Indiana Guard Reserve Association hosted the 2021 Field Casualty course on behalf of The State Guard Association of the United States (SGAUS) during the weekend of October 9 in Columbus, Indiana.
Columbus Mayor James Lienhoop and the Columbus Municipal Airport provided the location for the course which was attended by Indiana Guard Reserve soldiers and soldiers from six other states including New York, Mississippi, Maryland, Texas, California and Tennessee.
Mayor Lienhoop and U.S. Sen. Todd Young welcomed the attendees at a Dining Out at the Elks Lodge with SGAUS President Maj. Gen. Jay Coggan as guest speaker.
LTC Ungar-Sargon, Chairman of the SGAUS Medical Academy was the course director who welcomed the 113 soldiers at the gala event. Brig. Gen. Patrick Thibodeau, Commander of the 81st Troop Command, welcomed the participants with inspiring words.
Saturday was filled with classroom lectures and presentations including how to handle triage, fractures, and neurological, cardiovascular and orthopedic scenarios.
A fitness run/jog/walk took place on Sunday morning at sunrise.
Sunday’s activities also consisted of field exercises with live helicopter exercises ending with a chopper tour of Columbus from the sky.
This was the second SGAUS National Field Casualty Course held in Indiana.