US medics train with international partners

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE TRAINING AREA, Poland–Specialist Bryan J. Rushford, a healthcare specialist from U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), participates in round-robin field medical skills training with French and Polish army medical personnel here Oct. 29. The U.S. Army is supporting Steadfast Jazz 13 with participation from the 173rd IBCT(A), one of U.S. Army Europe’s forward-based combat brigades and the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, the U.S.-based ground force contribution to NATO Response Force 2014. Collectively, these forces represent the reinvigoration of U.S. participation in the NRF and the enduring U.S. commitment to NATO, Europe, and regional stability and prosperity. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. A.M. LaVey/173 ABN PAO)