Thursday, January 2, 2014

Combat medics to get new aid bag



Posted on : Armytimes  





JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS — The Army will begin issuing a newly designed, tailorable aid bag to combat medics in April.

The Improved Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment Medic Set was designed using feedback from 68W soldiers in the field and the war zone, and it was tested by soldiers in Afghanistan, at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., and Fort Bliss, Texas.

The process of designing the Improved MOLLE Medic Set began in 2009, said Master Sgt. Dexter Drayton, senior operations sergeant for the Concepts and Requirements Division, which is part of the Army Medical Department Center and School’s Directorate of Combat and Doctrine Development.

“We talked a lot about lessons learned, talking to war fighters as they returned,” he said.

Many medics said the black bag issued to them made them stand out while on patrol. Others complained that the bag was too big or that they couldn’t tailor the bag for specific missions, Drayton said.

“As a medic, you’re charged with being innovative,” Drayton said, adding that many soldiers were reporting that they were fashioning their own kits.

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THE SPECS


Care Under Fire (two small bags attached to front of bag)
Weight: 0.95 pounds each
Dimensions: 12 inches by 6.5 inches by 2.5 inches
Combat Casualty Care Pack (1)
Weight: 2.45 pounds each
Dimensions: 22 inches by 14 inches by 3 inches
Combat Evacuation Pack (1) Bag with frame
Weight: 4.6 pounds
Dimenions: 22 inches by 14 inches by 4 inches
Total including pouches: 14.7 pounds
Total dimensions of system without external attachments: 22 inches by 14 inches by 7 inches
Total dimensions of system with external attachments: 22 inches by 14 inches by 10 inches
Note: All dimensions are approximate. They may vary slightly.










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