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1st Cavalry Division

Our Best: Spc. Kathy Hysong

Soldier trains for medical evacuation

A typical day for Spc. Kathy Hysong begins with patient care during sick call hours at the Troop Medical Clinic at Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq. The remainder of her day is dedicated to preparing for any medical evacuations.

Hysong, a healthcare specialist with Company C, 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division – North, plays a versatile role as a medic assigned to the evacuation platoon.

Rochester NY Soldier Trains Iraqi Troops

New York MP trains Iraqi policemen

Serving as a team leader, Quatro is the primary instructor in his squad and is an asset to the squad and company, Bode added.

“Sgt. Quatro is an outstanding soldier and a well-disciplined [non-commissioned officer],” said Bode, a native of Buffalo, N.Y. “It’s great to be able to watch how well [Iraqi policemen] respond to his training, and you can see how well they implement what he trains when they conduct their range.”

Our Best: Spc. Angel West

Signal Soldier maintains communications in Iraq

When West is not at the help desk assisting soldiers or conducting physical training at the gym, you can usually find her behind a computer webcam or writing home to her family.

“I wish I could be there with my family back in the states, but this is my mission here,” said West. “While I’m here, I just want to focus on being the best at what I do, because being a signal support specialist and maintaining [communication] operations is a vital part of the mission.”

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