5th Annual MN HOSA MRC Camp

 Over 125 Participants attended the 5th Annual MN HOSA MRC (Medical Reserve Corps) at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, MN. The success in this HOSA event has been seen in the increase of members attending and the community projects that take place in their communities to help others to be prepared in the face of emergencies and disasters- natural or man-made. This year we were able to see and hear the preparations and deployment from the Army National Guardsman on ways they respond to Emergencies. The First Day was started with a Color Guard and opening from LTC US ARMY Dean Stulz and a Demo of a response to an emergency. After a tour of a Black Hawk Helicopter and watching it take off, participants went through a number of scenarios involving IV's, Amputations, Bleeding, Blood Pressures and other first aid techniques.
The Days were full with specific training in CPR and First Aid, Psychological First Aid, DRAT, Incident Command, and Drills. It could not have happened without the help of the Department of Health - Emergency Preparation and Response with Nancy Carlson, The Homeland Security, Region V MRC Director Jeannette Tandez, Kirk Hughes (The Poison Doctor) from Hennepin County Medical Center and the School Safety Center.
We want to Thank Everyone that made this the BEST Camp Yet! A Special Thank You to the Following MN Army National Guard Instructors. You made it possible and AWESOME!
LTC Dean Stulz - JFHQ
SFC Patrick Nietfeld - JFHQ
SSG Aleisha Carlson – 682D EN BN
SSG Jessica Peterson – 2-175th RTI BN
SGT Terrance Carter – 204th ASMC
SGT Chris Stockwell – MN Medical Detachment
SGT Sarah Larson – 1-34th BSB HHC
SGT Chris Stephensen – 1-151 FA BN HHB
SGT Lauren Weber – MN Medical Detachment
PFC Ashley Farr – 34th MP CO
1LT Brook Vance
State OCS Recruiter & Retention OIC
E Co 134 BSB Maintenance Platoon Leader
HOSA Flight Crew with Unit
CW3 Wade Olson – C CO 2-211th GSAB
W01 Charles Nord – C CO 2-211th GSAB
SGT Peter Erickson – C CO 2-211th GSAB
SGT Tanner Walker – A CO 2-147th ASLT BN
SPC Tyrell Hansen – C CO 2-211th GSAB
SPC John Richter – C CO 2-211th GSAB

From the beginning of check in and finding a bed in the Barracks, to the training, drills to the cleaning of the barracks- Everyone went away energized and prepared! See you next year!