HIARNG, Malaysian Army medics take part in Keris Aman exercise
The exercise is an international peacekeeping training event that is jointly hosted by the U.S. Pacific Command and the Malaysian Armed Forces. 29 countries had representatives in attendance.
U.S. Staff Sgt. Denis Wisniewski explains that this joint exercise was an additional scenario on top of the Keris Aman exercises. This training was focused on splinting, controlling hemorrhaging and ensuring that a patient is able to breathe through opening airway practices and triage practice. The exercise consisted of a classroom
setting and four hands on stations.
While the main purpose of this training is to familiarize and train medical personnel so that they can treat patients and casualties in an appropriate manner, it also served to enhance relations between partner nations.
“I was fortunate enough to have participated in the Global Peace Operations Initiative Exercise last year in Indonesia, and we build a lot of good relationships,” Wisniewski said. “When we came to Malaysia this year we saw a lot of familiar faces and they remembered us. We hope our training is going to help them."