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FBR: Burma Army Attacks Continue in Kachin State

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Burma Army Attacks Continue in Kachin State

Kachin State
29 January 2013
From Free Burma Rangers

Despite the Government of Burma declaring a ceasefire, Burma Army troops still continue to launch attacks in Kachin State.

In this Report:

• Burma Army troops take Hkaya Bum after repeated attacks
• Burma Army Tells Villagers to Leave Their Homes  

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Press Release from Free Burma Rangers

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FBR Report: Burma Army attacks against Kachin continue despite ceasefire
18 January, 2013
Kachin State, Burma

At 5pm Friday, 18 January 2013, Burma Army airstrikes occurred near Lajayang and Laiza in Kachin State.  On Friday evening, the Government of Burma announced a ceasefire to begin 6am Saturday.  No further air attacks have been reported on Saturday, 19 January, but artillery attacks and other activities have continued:

Read more: Press Release from Free Burma Rangers

Medevac Crews Increase En-Route Patient Care

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809634-1000Army UH-60 MEDEVAC Black Hawk (Photo by Sgt. Daniel Schroeder, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs)

05 January 2013
by Capt. Richard Barker

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- During the course of the last several months, two Medevac companies in Task Force Hammerhead, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, and Company C, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Army National Guard, have participated in a trial program developed by the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, or CAB, that enables flight medics to administer blood products to wounded Soldiers during the Soldiers' en-route flight care and movement to a medical facility.

The 3-25th General Support Aviation Battalion, 25th CAB, is the first conventional Medevac unit anywhere in the Army to conduct this mission.

"Specifically we implemented a new blood transfusion process for critically-injured patients on Medevac aircraft," said Capt. Nathaniel Bastian, a Forward Support Medevac platoon leader of C, 3-25.

As of December 2012, 80 medical patients have received blood products through the program, which is currently operating at five locations in southern Afghanistan.

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