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News from the Oklahoma National Guard

NEWS | Oct. 19, 2023

OKNG RTI first in nation to use female mannequins for medical training

By Staff Sgt. Reece Heck, Oklahoma National Guard

The Oklahoma National Guard's Regional Training Institute is the first National Guard RTI in the nation to field female mannequins to prepare military medics and first responders better to treat female trauma patients.

Master Sgt. Chris Dent, with the OK RTI, said after reading research that female trauma patients had higher rates of mortality on the battlefield because medics and Soldiers were not used to treating female body types, he and other medical trainers at the OK RTI wanted to find resources to train medics and first responders better in order to combat those statistics. (Oklahoma National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Reece Heck)
Video by Spc. Danielle Rayon
Oklahoma National Guard Museum hosts Veterans Day Ceremony
Oklahoma National Guard
Nov. 11, 2023 | 2:02
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma National Guard Museum hosted its annual Veterans Day ceremony, Nov. 11, 2023.
The ceremony drew a diverse crowd including military members, their families, supporters and retired service members. The event, a time-honored tradition, paid tribute to those who have served with reverence and respect.
The museum's grounds echoed with the presence of those who have served, creating a reverent atmosphere befitting the occasion. Attendees gathered to honor the sacrifices made by veterans and to express gratitude for their service.
Col. Brad Carter, assistant adjutant general – Army, Oklahoma National Guard, addressed the gathering, delivering a powerful message that resonated with the audience.
“To those veterans who accepted carrying the torch of responsibility, we are forever indebted,” Carter said. “For those veterans who were willing to pick up that torch from those before them, we are eternally grateful, and for those who are waiting to grasp it, go forward with the sacrifices made by those who also wore the uniform foremost in our mind.”