Joint Command Southeast realizes the importance of timely and effective medical support in Peace Support Operations.  Exercise Cooperative Adventure Exchange has several units under JCSE’s command to include an Italian Hospital and a United States Marine Corps Shock Trauma Platoon.


A US Marine and an Italian ambulance driver unload a patient for treatment by US Navy medical personnel.
After being stabilized for movement, patients receive initial care from the Shock Trauma Platoon.
US Navy medical personnel prioritize patients and must make life-and-death decisions quickly.
A patient who requires definitive care is taken to the Italian field hospital.
The Italian field hospital portability and exceptional capability make it a precious resource in Peace Support Operations. 
Italian soldier prepares a US Marine for an X-ray at the Italian Field Hospital.