Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork

A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier with Ugandan Battle Group 22, carries a simulated casualty to a safer location during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. Up to 25 percent of deaths on the battlefield are preventable. Administering swift medical attention on the battlefield and in transport greatly improves the survival rate of casualties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier with Ugandan Battle Group 22, carries a simulated casualty to a safer location during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. Up to 25 percent of deaths on the battlefield are preventable. Administering swift medical attention on the battlefield and in transport greatly improves the survival rate of casualties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
A Uganda People’s Defense Force soldier, Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), looks to a target after a mortar is sent downrange during a live fire exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 27, 2017. The training exercise is part of a 12-week pre-deployment training course for UGABAG 22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork A Uganda People’s Defense Force soldier, Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), looks to a target after a mortar is sent downrange during a live fire exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 27, 2017. The training exercise is part of a 12-week pre-deployment training course for UGABAG 22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Fallicia Keith with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, prepares Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, for a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017.  CJTF-HOA members assisted the UPDF cadre conduct the exercise, which gave participants the chance to apply previously instructed combat lifesaving skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Fallicia Keith with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, prepares Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, for a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. CJTF-HOA members assisted the UPDF cadre conduct the exercise, which gave participants the chance to apply previously instructed combat lifesaving skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force, Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers gather to learn how to use a map and compass during a three-part land navigation course at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The land navigation course involved radio communication, GPS navigation and grid coordinate navigation using a map and compass. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force, Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers gather to learn how to use a map and compass during a three-part land navigation course at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The land navigation course involved radio communication, GPS navigation and grid coordinate navigation using a map and compass. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force, Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers set points in their GPS with assistance from a French service member, during a three-part land navigation course at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The land navigation course involved radio communication, GPS navigation and grid coordinate navigation using a map and compass. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force, Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers set points in their GPS with assistance from a French service member, during a three-part land navigation course at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The land navigation course involved radio communication, GPS navigation and grid coordinate navigation using a map and compass. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadre member instructs a soldier during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, March 3, 2017. UPDF soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22 employed skills acquired from their predeployment training such as nine-line medical evacuation, combat lifesaving techniques and casualty extraction. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadre member instructs a soldier during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, March 3, 2017. UPDF soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22 employed skills acquired from their predeployment training such as nine-line medical evacuation, combat lifesaving techniques and casualty extraction. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, puts a simulated casualty into the recovery position during a Combat Lifesaver Course at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 28, 2017. This station taught UPDF soldiers how to open and maintain an airway as well as how to place the patient into a recovery position. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, puts a simulated casualty into the recovery position during a Combat Lifesaver Course at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 28, 2017. This station taught UPDF soldiers how to open and maintain an airway as well as how to place the patient into a recovery position. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Sgt. Sarah DeArcy with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, listens to a nine-line medical evacuation request from a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. During a 9 Line Medevac, the soldier reports details including the patient’s location, medical condition and extraction site markers. CJTF-HOA members supplemented the training as the UPDF instructors become self-sufficient in their predeployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Army Sgt. Sarah DeArcy with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, listens to a nine-line medical evacuation request from a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. During a 9 Line Medevac, the soldier reports details including the patient’s location, medical condition and extraction site markers. CJTF-HOA members supplemented the training as the UPDF instructors become self-sufficient in their predeployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier with Ugandan Battle Group 22, applies an improvised splint during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. Up to 25 percent of deaths on the battlefield are preventable. Administering swift medical attention on the battlefield and in transport greatly improves the survival rate of casualties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier with Ugandan Battle Group 22, applies an improvised splint during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. Up to 25 percent of deaths on the battlefield are preventable. Administering swift medical attention on the battlefield and in transport greatly improves the survival rate of casualties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers stand ready during a riot control exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The UPDF soldiers responded to simulated rioters during various scenarios throughout the exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers stand ready during a riot control exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The UPDF soldiers responded to simulated rioters during various scenarios throughout the exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Gary Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, observes Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers perform their five and 25 meter clearance during counter improvised-explosive-device (IED) training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017.  The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Gary Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, observes Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers perform their five and 25 meter clearance during counter improvised-explosive-device (IED) training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017. The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadre member instructs a soldier on proper chest wound triage during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, March 3, 2017. UPDF soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22 employed skills acquired from their predeployment training such as nine-line medical evacuation, combat lifesaving techniques and casualty extraction. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadre member instructs a soldier on proper chest wound triage during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, March 3, 2017. UPDF soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22 employed skills acquired from their predeployment training such as nine-line medical evacuation, combat lifesaving techniques and casualty extraction. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sean Dooley, functional specialty team officer in charge with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, helps a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), triage a chest wound during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, March 3, 2017. The UPDF’s UGABAG 22 tested the skills they culminated earlier in their pre-deployment training such as nine-line medical evacuation, combat lifesaving techniques, and providing cover from an enemy during extractions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sean Dooley, functional specialty team officer in charge with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, helps a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), triage a chest wound during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, March 3, 2017. The UPDF’s UGABAG 22 tested the skills they culminated earlier in their pre-deployment training such as nine-line medical evacuation, combat lifesaving techniques, and providing cover from an enemy during extractions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, wait to begin a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. The exercise provided an opportunity for soldiers to apply the combat lifesaving skills learned earlier in their pre-deployment training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, wait to begin a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. The exercise provided an opportunity for soldiers to apply the combat lifesaving skills learned earlier in their pre-deployment training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force, Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers discuss map and compass use during a three-part land navigation course at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The land navigation course involved radio communication, GPS navigation and grid coordinate navigation using a map and compass. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force, Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers discuss map and compass use during a three-part land navigation course at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The land navigation course involved radio communication, GPS navigation and grid coordinate navigation using a map and compass. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadre member instructs a soldier during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, March 3, 2017. UPDF soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22 employed skills acquired from their predeployment training such as nine-line medical evacuation, combat lifesaving techniques and casualty extraction. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadre member instructs a soldier during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, March 3, 2017. UPDF soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22 employed skills acquired from their predeployment training such as nine-line medical evacuation, combat lifesaving techniques and casualty extraction. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Gary Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, places a simulated improvised-explosive-device (IED) as a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadre observes during counter-IED training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017.  The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Gary Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, places a simulated improvised-explosive-device (IED) as a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadre observes during counter-IED training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017. The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Gary Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, and Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadres observe soldiers perform their five and 25 meter clearance during counter improvised-explosive-device (IED) training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017.  The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Gary Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, and Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadres observe soldiers perform their five and 25 meter clearance during counter improvised-explosive-device (IED) training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017. The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Gary Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, places a simulated improvised-explosive-device (IED) as a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadre observes during counter-IED training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017.  The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Gary Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, places a simulated improvised-explosive-device (IED) as a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadre observes during counter-IED training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017. The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Gary Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, walks along a road during counter improvised-explosive-device (IED) training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017.  The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Gary Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, walks along a road during counter improvised-explosive-device (IED) training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017. The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Gary Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, places a simulated improvised-explosive-device (IED) as a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadre observes during counter-IED training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017.  The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Gary Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, places a simulated improvised-explosive-device (IED) as a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadre observes during counter-IED training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017. The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Gary Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, and Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadre move into place for counter-IED training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017.  The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Gary Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, and Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadre move into place for counter-IED training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017. The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Dan Steinchen, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, greets a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) member before counter-IED training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017.  The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Dan Steinchen, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, greets a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) member before counter-IED training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017. The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
A Uganda People’s Defense Force soldier inspects a rooftop while searching for the end of a simulated command wire during counter improvised-explosive-device (IED) training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017.  Once the command wire source is located, the member can use the wire to take control of an IED. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork A Uganda People’s Defense Force soldier inspects a rooftop while searching for the end of a simulated command wire during counter improvised-explosive-device (IED) training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017. Once the command wire source is located, the member can use the wire to take control of an IED. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force, Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers advance to the next portion of their training during a three-part land navigation course at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The land navigation course involved radio communication, GPS navigation and grid coordinate navigation using a map and compass. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force, Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers advance to the next portion of their training during a three-part land navigation course at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The land navigation course involved radio communication, GPS navigation and grid coordinate navigation using a map and compass. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier with Ugandan Battle Group 22, applies an improvised splint during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. Up to 25 percent of deaths on the battlefield are preventable. Administering swift medical attention on the battlefield and in transport greatly improves the survival rate of casualties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier with Ugandan Battle Group 22, applies an improvised splint during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. Up to 25 percent of deaths on the battlefield are preventable. Administering swift medical attention on the battlefield and in transport greatly improves the survival rate of casualties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Gary Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, creates a hole for a simulated improvised-explosive-device (IED) during counter-IED training with Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) members at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017.  The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Gary Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, creates a hole for a simulated improvised-explosive-device (IED) during counter-IED training with Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) members at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017. The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers with Ugandan Battle Group 22, provide security as they prepare to transport a simulated casualty during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. Up to 25 percent of deaths on the battlefield are preventable. Administering swift medical attention on the battlefield and in transport greatly improves the survival rate of casualties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers with Ugandan Battle Group 22, provide security as they prepare to transport a simulated casualty during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. Up to 25 percent of deaths on the battlefield are preventable. Administering swift medical attention on the battlefield and in transport greatly improves the survival rate of casualties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sean Dooley, functional specialty team officer in charge with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, helps a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), triage a chest wound during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, March 3, 2017. The UPDF’s UGABAG 22 tested the skills they culminated earlier in their pre-deployment training such as nine-line medical evacuation, combat lifesaving techniques, and providing cover from an enemy during extractions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sean Dooley, functional specialty team officer in charge with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, helps a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), triage a chest wound during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, March 3, 2017. The UPDF’s UGABAG 22 tested the skills they culminated earlier in their pre-deployment training such as nine-line medical evacuation, combat lifesaving techniques, and providing cover from an enemy during extractions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers with Ugandan Battle Group 22, transport a simulated casualty to an extraction point during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. Up to 25 percent of deaths on the battlefield are preventable. Administering swift medical attention on the battlefield and in transport greatly improves the survival rate of casualties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers with Ugandan Battle Group 22, transport a simulated casualty to an extraction point during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. Up to 25 percent of deaths on the battlefield are preventable. Administering swift medical attention on the battlefield and in transport greatly improves the survival rate of casualties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sean Dooley, functional specialty team officer in charge with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, oversees a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), providing and maintaining an open airway during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, March 3, 2017. The UPDF’s UGABAG 22 tested the skills they culminated earlier in their pre-deployment training such as nine-line medical evacuation, combat lifesaving techniques, and providing cover from an enemy during extractions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sean Dooley, functional specialty team officer in charge with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, oversees a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), providing and maintaining an open airway during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, March 3, 2017. The UPDF’s UGABAG 22 tested the skills they culminated earlier in their pre-deployment training such as nine-line medical evacuation, combat lifesaving techniques, and providing cover from an enemy during extractions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Capt. Brandon Resor with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA), 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, directs Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, as they prepare a simulated casualty for transport during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. CJTF-HOA members assisted UPDF soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22 to employ skills acquired from their predeployment training such as nine-line medical evacuation, combat lifesaving techniques and casualty extraction. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Army Capt. Brandon Resor with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA), 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, directs Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, as they prepare a simulated casualty for transport during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. CJTF-HOA members assisted UPDF soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22 to employ skills acquired from their predeployment training such as nine-line medical evacuation, combat lifesaving techniques and casualty extraction. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers with Ugandan Battle Group 22, transport a simulated casualty to an extraction point during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. Up to 25 percent of deaths on the battlefield are preventable. Administering swift medical attention on the battlefield and in transport greatly improves the survival rate of casualties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers with Ugandan Battle Group 22, transport a simulated casualty to an extraction point during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. Up to 25 percent of deaths on the battlefield are preventable. Administering swift medical attention on the battlefield and in transport greatly improves the survival rate of casualties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier with Ugandan Battle Group 22, scans the area before applying a tourniquet during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. Up to 25 percent of deaths on the battlefield are preventable. Administering swift medical attention on the battlefield and in transport greatly improves the survival rate of casualties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier with Ugandan Battle Group 22, scans the area before applying a tourniquet during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. Up to 25 percent of deaths on the battlefield are preventable. Administering swift medical attention on the battlefield and in transport greatly improves the survival rate of casualties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Sgt. Sarah DeArcy with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, listens to a nine-line medical evacuation request from a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. During a 9 Line Medevac, the soldier reports details including the patient’s location, medical condition and extraction site markers. CJTF-HOA members supplemented the training as the UPDF instructors become self-sufficient in their predeployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Army Sgt. Sarah DeArcy with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, listens to a nine-line medical evacuation request from a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, during a medical exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 3, 2017. During a 9 Line Medevac, the soldier reports details including the patient’s location, medical condition and extraction site markers. CJTF-HOA members supplemented the training as the UPDF instructors become self-sufficient in their predeployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Brad Brown, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, and a Uganda People’s Defense Force cadre and soldier inspect the simulated source of a command wire during counter improvised-explosive-device (IED) training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017.  Once the command wire source is located, the member can use the wire to take control of an IED. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Brad Brown, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, and a Uganda People’s Defense Force cadre and soldier inspect the simulated source of a command wire during counter improvised-explosive-device (IED) training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017. Once the command wire source is located, the member can use the wire to take control of an IED. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
A Uganda People’s Defense Force soldier inspects a rooftop while searching for the end of a simulated command wire during counter improvised-explosive-device (IED) training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017.  Once the command wire source is located, the member can use the wire to take control of an IED. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork A Uganda People’s Defense Force soldier inspects a rooftop while searching for the end of a simulated command wire during counter improvised-explosive-device (IED) training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017. Once the command wire source is located, the member can use the wire to take control of an IED. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Brad Brown, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, places a simulated pressure plate improvised-explosive-device (IED) under cover as a demonstration for Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers during training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017.  Brown explained the signs of potential dangers in doorways and entrances. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Brad Brown, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, places a simulated pressure plate improvised-explosive-device (IED) under cover as a demonstration for Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers during training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017. Brown explained the signs of potential dangers in doorways and entrances. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Brad Brown, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, and a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadre observe a soldier as he begins procedures to uncover a simulated improvised-explosive-device (IED) for identification during training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017.  The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Brad Brown, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Task Force Sparta, EOD Mobile Unit 8, and a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) cadre observe a soldier as he begins procedures to uncover a simulated improvised-explosive-device (IED) for identification during training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017. The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier inspects a building during counter improvised-explosive-device (IED) training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017. The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier inspects a building during counter improvised-explosive-device (IED) training at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 6, 2017. The training gave UPDF members a chance to locate and clear IEDs in and around buildings and along the road. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Sgt. Sarah Dearcy with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, assists Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, during a Combat Lifesaver Course at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 28, 2017. This station taught UPDF soldiers how to treat chest trauma. CJTF-HOA members supplemented training as the UPDF instructors worked to become self-sufficient during their pre-deployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Army Sgt. Sarah Dearcy with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, assists Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, during a Combat Lifesaver Course at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 28, 2017. This station taught UPDF soldiers how to treat chest trauma. CJTF-HOA members supplemented training as the UPDF instructors worked to become self-sufficient during their pre-deployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Sgt. Sarah Dearcy with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, assists Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, during a Combat Lifesaver Course at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 28, 2017. This station taught UPDF soldiers how to treat chest trauma. CJTF-HOA members supplemented training as the UPDF instructors worked to become self-sufficient during their pre-deployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Army Sgt. Sarah Dearcy with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, assists Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, during a Combat Lifesaver Course at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 28, 2017. This station taught UPDF soldiers how to treat chest trauma. CJTF-HOA members supplemented training as the UPDF instructors worked to become self-sufficient during their pre-deployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sean Dooley, functional specialty team officer in charge of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, watches as Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, perform needle-chest decompression while training at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 28, 2017. The Combat Lifesaver Course was part of their pre-deployment preparation to support the African Union Mission in Somalia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sean Dooley, functional specialty team officer in charge of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, watches as Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, perform needle-chest decompression while training at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 28, 2017. The Combat Lifesaver Course was part of their pre-deployment preparation to support the African Union Mission in Somalia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers gather for a formation at Camp Singo, Feb. 28, 2017. The UPDF trained Ugandan Battle Group 22 in preparation for their deployment in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers gather for a formation at Camp Singo, Feb. 28, 2017. The UPDF trained Ugandan Battle Group 22 in preparation for their deployment in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers travel between training stations at Camp Singo, Feb. 28, 2017. The training the UPDF receives from allied forces increases their readiness and helps to better prepare forces to respond to issues in their region. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers travel between training stations at Camp Singo, Feb. 28, 2017. The training the UPDF receives from allied forces increases their readiness and helps to better prepare forces to respond to issues in their region. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers receive a briefing over a terrain model at Camp Singo, Feb. 28, 2017. The UPDF’s Ugandan Battle Group 22 received pre-deployment training from allied forces and subject matter experts to increase their readiness and better prepare forces to respond to issues in their region. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers receive a briefing over a terrain model at Camp Singo, Feb. 28, 2017. The UPDF’s Ugandan Battle Group 22 received pre-deployment training from allied forces and subject matter experts to increase their readiness and better prepare forces to respond to issues in their region. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force, Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers set points in their GPS with assistance from a French service member, during a three-part land navigation course at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The land navigation course involved radio communication, GPS navigation and grid coordinate navigation using a map and compass. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force, Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers set points in their GPS with assistance from a French service member, during a three-part land navigation course at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The land navigation course involved radio communication, GPS navigation and grid coordinate navigation using a map and compass. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers with Ugandan Battle Group 22, insert a needle into the chest of a simulated chest wound casualty to prevent or treat tension pneumothorax while training at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 28, 2017. The UPDF soldiers had three stations to attend during the Combat Lifesaver Course: response to chest trauma, needle-chest decompression, and opening and maintaining an airway. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers with Ugandan Battle Group 22, insert a needle into the chest of a simulated chest wound casualty to prevent or treat tension pneumothorax while training at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 28, 2017. The UPDF soldiers had three stations to attend during the Combat Lifesaver Course: response to chest trauma, needle-chest decompression, and opening and maintaining an airway. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force, Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers set points in their GPS with assistance from a French service member, during a three-part land navigation course at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The land navigation course involved radio communication, GPS navigation and grid coordinate navigation using a map and compass. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force, Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers set points in their GPS with assistance from a French service member, during a three-part land navigation course at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The land navigation course involved radio communication, GPS navigation and grid coordinate navigation using a map and compass. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers, Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), carry an 82mm mortar weapons system back to camp after a live fire exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 27, 2017. UGABAG 22 will perform common task training, a combat lifesaver course, counter improvised-explosive-device training, and live fire training as a part of their pre-deployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers, Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), carry an 82mm mortar weapons system back to camp after a live fire exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 27, 2017. UGABAG 22 will perform common task training, a combat lifesaver course, counter improvised-explosive-device training, and live fire training as a part of their pre-deployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Fallicia Keith, with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, assists a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, during a Combat Lifesaver Course at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 28, 2017. Class participants practiced clearing airways and putting casualties into the first aid recovery position. CJTF-HOA members supplemented the training as the UPDF instructors become self-sufficient in their pre-deployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Fallicia Keith, with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, assists a Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, during a Combat Lifesaver Course at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 28, 2017. Class participants practiced clearing airways and putting casualties into the first aid recovery position. CJTF-HOA members supplemented the training as the UPDF instructors become self-sufficient in their pre-deployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers, Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), conduct tank fire during a live fire exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 27, 2017. The live fire is part of a 12-week pre-deployment training course for UGABAG 22. Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers, Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), conduct tank fire during a live fire exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 27, 2017. The live fire is part of a 12-week pre-deployment training course for UGABAG 22.
Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers, Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), wait behind their weapons after a live fire exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 27, 2017. UGABAG 22 will perform common task training, a combat lifesaver course, counter improvised-explosive-device training, and live fire training as a part of their pre-deployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers, Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), wait behind their weapons after a live fire exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 27, 2017. UGABAG 22 will perform common task training, a combat lifesaver course, counter improvised-explosive-device training, and live fire training as a part of their pre-deployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Sgt. Sarah Dearcy with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, assists Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, during a Combat Lifesaver Course at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 28, 2017. This station taught UPDF soldiers how to treat chest trauma. CJTF-HOA members supplemented training as the UPDF instructors worked to become self-sufficient during their pre-deployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Army Sgt. Sarah Dearcy with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, assists Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, during a Combat Lifesaver Course at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 28, 2017. This station taught UPDF soldiers how to treat chest trauma. CJTF-HOA members supplemented training as the UPDF instructors worked to become self-sufficient during their pre-deployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Garner, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa mortarman subject matter expert, assists Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers, Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), as they prepare to fire mortars during a live fire exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 27, 2017. The live fire is part of a 12-week pre-deployment training course for UGABAG 22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Garner, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa mortarman subject matter expert, assists Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers, Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), as they prepare to fire mortars during a live fire exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 27, 2017. The live fire is part of a 12-week pre-deployment training course for UGABAG 22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
A Uganda People’s Defense Force soldier, Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), selects a mortar round to fire during a live fire exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 27, 2017. The training exercise is part of a 12-week pre-deployment training course for UGABAG 22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork A Uganda People’s Defense Force soldier, Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), selects a mortar round to fire during a live fire exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 27, 2017. The training exercise is part of a 12-week pre-deployment training course for UGABAG 22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force, Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers set points in their GPS during a three-part land navigation course at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The land navigation course involved radio communication, GPS navigation and grid coordinate navigation using a map and compass. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force, Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers set points in their GPS during a three-part land navigation course at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The land navigation course involved radio communication, GPS navigation and grid coordinate navigation using a map and compass. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
A Uganda People’s Defense Force soldier, Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), waits for the next round of mortar fire during a live fire exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 27, 2017. The training exercise is part of a 12-week pre-deployment training course for UGABAG 22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork A Uganda People’s Defense Force soldier, Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), waits for the next round of mortar fire during a live fire exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 27, 2017. The training exercise is part of a 12-week pre-deployment training course for UGABAG 22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers simulate a riot during an exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The exercise allowed evaluators to critique and validate the appropriate response from UPDF. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers simulate a riot during an exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The exercise allowed evaluators to critique and validate the appropriate response from UPDF. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
A Uganda People’s Defense Force soldier, Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), sits in a bunker before a live fire exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 27, 2017. UGABAG 22 will perform common task training, a combat lifesaver course, counter improvised-explosive-device training, and live fire training as a part of their pre-deployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork A Uganda People’s Defense Force soldier, Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22), sits in a bunker before a live fire exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, Feb. 27, 2017. UGABAG 22 will perform common task training, a combat lifesaver course, counter improvised-explosive-device training, and live fire training as a part of their pre-deployment preparation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers perform tactical training during an exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The UPDF soldiers exercised engaging the enemy from various defensive positions during the training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers perform tactical training during an exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The UPDF soldiers exercised engaging the enemy from various defensive positions during the training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers perform tactical movements during an exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The UPDF soldiers exercised movements through multiple defensive positions during the training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers perform tactical movements during an exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The UPDF soldiers exercised movements through multiple defensive positions during the training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, signals his teammates while performing tactical movements during an exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The UPDF soldiers exercised engaging the enemy from various defensive positions during the training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldier assigned to Ugandan Battle Group 22, signals his teammates while performing tactical movements during an exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The UPDF soldiers exercised engaging the enemy from various defensive positions during the training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers conduct vehicle inspections with assistance from Lt. Jeremy, French combat engineer, during an exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The UPDF soldiers searched the vehicle for weapons and improvised-explosive-devices. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers conduct vehicle inspections with assistance from Lt. Jeremy, French combat engineer, during an exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The UPDF soldiers searched the vehicle for weapons and improvised-explosive-devices. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force, Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers smile while setting points in their GPS during a three-part land navigation course at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The land navigation course involved radio communication, GPS navigation and grid coordinate navigation using a map and compass. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force, Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers smile while setting points in their GPS during a three-part land navigation course at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The land navigation course involved radio communication, GPS navigation and grid coordinate navigation using a map and compass. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers conduct vehicle inspections with assistance from Lt. Jeremy, French combat engineer, during an exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The UPDF soldiers searched the vehicle for weapons and improvised-explosive-devices.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), Ugandan Battle Group 22 soldiers conduct vehicle inspections with assistance from Lt. Jeremy, French combat engineer, during an exercise at Camp Singo, Uganda, March 1, 2017. The UPDF soldiers searched the vehicle for weapons and improvised-explosive-devices. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)

The Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) is preparing Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22) for a spring 2017 deployment in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), with a 12-week training course at Camp Singo, Uganda.

Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) subject matter experts (SMEs) traveled from Camp Lemonnier to Camp Singo to assist UPDF instructors with their pre-deployment courses. UGABAG 22’s ongoing training will include: a combat lifesaver (CLS) course, counter-improvised explosive-device (C-IED) training, marksmanship and mortar training, and common task training including land navigation.

“Everything is progressing well,” said UGABAG 22 Commander Colonel Bonny Baamwiseki. “They are great mentors. We hope what they are teaching us, we shall implement in successful missions.”

“The objective of this training is to get the Battle Group 22 ready for deployment to Somalia,” said Capt. Cory Meyers, 411th Civil Affairs Battalion (CAB), Charlie Company, civil affairs team leader. Meyers mentored UGABAG 22 civil affairs soldiers and their battalion staff operators on the flow of information and how to manage a mission from the tactical operations center.

“The UGABAG soldiers also received CLS training,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sean Dooley, CJTF-HOA, 418th CAB, functional specialty team officer-in-charge, who served as a medical SME assisting the UPDF cadre. After engaging with the trainers, CJTF-HOA medical personnel assisted the UPDF cadre in conducting a CLS course. 

“This training is important because 90 percent of combat deaths occur before soldiers get to a hospital, and it’s often the first-line responder that saves that soldier’s life,” Dooley said. “Up to 25 percent of deaths on the battlefield are preventable and attributed to three main causes: hemorrhage, tension-pneumothorax, and airway obstruction.”

The UPDF cadre set up three stations to teach hour-long courses on common battlefield injury response to include tourniquet use, care under fire and advanced medical procedures.

“All these UPDF soldiers that we’re training will be on the front lines of fighting al Shabaab, and hopefully, transitioning [Somalia] to a stable government,” said Dooley. 

Later in the week, CJTF-HOA’s Task Force Sparta, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU 8) members assisted in UGABAG 22’s counter-IED training.

“We’re going to be assisting the cadre that are here as subject matter experts and assisting on the day-to-day training,” said EOD Technician 2nd Class Max Glidden, EODMU 8.

Glidden helped instruct a group of infantry soldiers on the functions, appearance and recognition of IEDs. After teaching the class, soldiers walked on a road in formation looking for indicators of simulated IEDs.

“These soldiers are deploying in support of AMISOM, so they’re going to go help stabilize Somalia, shwack al Shabaab, delegitimize al Shabaab, and legitimize the Somali National Army,” said Glidden.

After finishing the 12-week course, UGABAG 22 will replace the Ugandan Battle Group currently operating in Somalia.

CJTF-HOA falls under U.S. Africa Command, which supports AMSIOM in its active, regional peacekeeping mission.

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