Military News

Monday, November 30, 2009

Executives Honor Soldier Working for Wounded Care

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

Nov. 30, 2009 - A young Army captain wounded in Iraq and now working to improve conditions for other wounded servicemembers will be honored by the Business Executives for National Service tonight in New York. Capt. D.J. Skelton will receive a special recognition from the group during their annual black-tie Eisenhower Award dinner. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is the recipient of this year's Eisenhower Award.

Skelton, from Elk Point, S.D., was grievously wounded when he was hit in the chest by a rocket-propelled grenade in Fallujah in November 2004. Today, he works in the Office of Warrior and Family Support for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The young captain was a Chinese language specialist as an enlisted soldier, then attended West Point where he graduated in 2003. He was an infantry officer in the 5th Infantry's 1st Battalion, based at Fort Lewis, Wash.

Skelton lost his left eye and is still undergoing operations, but he works a full day and then some to ensure wounded servicemembers get the care they need.

His own experiences inform his work. "I was in Walter Reed for five months and went through a number of operations," he said during an interview. "Then, I left to go back to Fort Lewis for my review board."

His unit was still deployed and he went back to Lewis to help the rear detachment cope. Skelton had grown up rock climbing and doing all sorts of outdoor activities. He reconnected with outdoor organizations at Lewis and rehabilitated his arms and legs.

"Between May and August [2005] I had learned how to walk, learned how to jog, ran a marathon, rock-climbed, climbed Mount Rainier with one arm and did all this fun stuff, and didn't really want to hear the Army say, Thanks, but now you're broken and we don't need you anymore," he said.

Skelton stayed in the service and was assigned to Fort Greeley, Alaska, as part of the Ballistic Missile Defense project. "I was the operations officer and those people really helped me," he said. "I also did a lot of thinking about the gaps in the system that really bothered me."

The process for those wounded is incredibly complicated and has many moving parts, Skelton said. DoD, VA, Congress, local organizations all have roles to play. "I was trying to take all these real-life experiences and apply them," he said.

He started firing e-mails to department leaders. "To make a long story short, [Defense] Secretary [Donald H.] Rumsfeld contacted my boss at Fort Greeley and said tell Lieutenant Skelton to stop -- he's coming to the Pentagon," the captain said.

Skelton reported to Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England and advised his office on how to address the challenges posed by those severely wounded. "It put pressure on the services to provide for the needs of these people," he said. "There were a lot of growing pains."

The captain served for two years before reporting to the Defense Language Institute in Monterrey, Calif., as a company commander.

Then Skelton got the call to report to the chairman's office at his current job. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen has made warrior and family care his highest priority after the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Admiral Mullen says our most valued weapon system isn't even a weapon system, but our people," he said.

The captain is working on the continuum of care from the battlefields to military hospitals to the Veterans Administration, and communities. "There has to be a better way to do this," he said. He believes Americans have a sea of goodwill toward servicemembers and there has to be a way to tap into it.

Skelton also is working to connect with the families of those killed.

The Business Executives for National Security chose to honor Skelton, but he is accepting the recognition for all those striving to make the system work. "This is new for us," he said. "We're inventing better and more humane ways of doing this and we need to. We owe these men and women."

MILITARY CONTRACTS November 30, 2009

NAVY
McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $386,046,463 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-C-0086) for the procurement of 22 EA-18G Lot 33 Full Rate Production (FRP) airborne electronic attack (AEA) kits, 22 EA-18G Lot 34 FRP AEA kits, and the associated non-recurring engineering. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Md. (46.5 percent); Bethpage, N.Y. (22.7 percent); St. Louis, Mo. (13.5 percent); Melbourne, Fla. (5.5 percent); Fort Wayne, Ind. (3.7 percent); Thousand Oaks, Calif. (3.7 percent); Wallingford, Conn. (2.6 percent); Nashua, N.H. (1.1 percent); and Westminster, Colo. (.7 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Advanced Technology Construction Corporation*, Renton, Wash. (N44255-10-D-5003); LCC-CJW Joint Venture*, Homedale, Idaho (N44255-10-D-5004); San Juan Construction, Inc.*, Montrose, Colo. (N44255-10-D-5005); Vet Industrial, Inc.*, Bremerton, Wash. (N44255-10-D-5006); Veterans Northwest Construction LLC*, Seattle, Wash. (N44255-10-D-5007); and Washington Patriot Construction LLC*, Gig Harbor, Wash. (N44255-10-D-5008), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award design-build construction contract for construction projects located primarily within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest area of responsibility. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and four option years, for all six contracts combined is $200,000,000. The work to be performed provides for, but is not limited to, new construction, renovation, alteration, demolition and repair work by design-build or by design-bid-build of commercial and institutional facilities, administrative and industrial facilities, housing facilities, child care centers, lodges, recreational/fitness centers, retail complexes, warehouses, offices, community centers, medical facilities, operational airfield facilities, hangars, armories, fire stations, auditoriums, religious facilities and manufacturing facilities. Veterans Northwest Construction is being awarded task order 0001 at $9,175,000 for the design and construction of a new child development center at Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Wash. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by June 2011. All work on this contract will be performed primarily within the NAVFAC Northwest AOR which includes Wash. (92 percent), Ore. (2 percent), Alaska (2 percent), Idaho (1 percent), Mont. (1 percent), and Wyo. (1 percent). Work may also be performed in the remainder of the U.S. (1 percent). The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of Nov. 2014. Contract funds for task order 0001 will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 15 proposals received. These six contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest, Silverdale, Wash., is the contracting activity.

Oshkosh Corporation, Oshkosh, Wis., is being awarded a $61,038,188 fixed-price delivery order #0059 under previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-06-D-5028). This delivery order is issued against exercised priced options for the purchase of 155 logistic vehicle system replacement production cargo vehicles. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., and work for this delivery order is expected to be completed by Dec. 30, 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics C4 Systems, Scottsdale, Ariz., is being awarded a $54,206,356 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (M67854-02-C-2052) to purchase 24 Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan (10 Capability Set (CapSet) III's, 10 CapSet IV's and 4 CapSet II's) Combat Operations Center replacement systems, additional generators, trainers, and engineers. Work will be performed in Scottsdale, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by September 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

L-3 Communications Corp., Arlington, Texas, is being awarded a $52,282,576 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-07-D-0100) to exercise an option for aircraft depot repairs and aircraft engine depot repairs, consumables and line replaceable unit supply support for the Navy C-9 aircraft. Work will be performed in Everett, Wash. (35 percent); Oklahoma City, Okla. (25 percent); Oceana, Va., (10 percent); Willow Grove, Pa. (10 percent); Whidbey Island, Wash. (10 percent); and Cherry Point, N.C. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

American Securities Programs, Inc.*, Dulles, Va., is being awarded a $25,298,393 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N69450-07-D-1261) to exercise option 3 for regional security services at Commander Naval Region Southeast, Jacksonville; Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The work to be performed provides for, but is not limited to, entry control point (ECP) services such as identification checks, fixed vehicle inspections, commercial vehicle inspections, and emergency ECP closures; and roving guard services. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $85,337,789. Work will be performed in the Southeast region at the following installations: Naval Support Activity Orlando, Orlando, Fla.; Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Gulfport, Miss.; Naval Air Station Meridian, Meridian, Miss.; Naval Weapons Station Charleston, Charleston, S.C.; Naval Support Activity Athens, Athens, Ga.; Naval Support Activity Panama City, Panama City, Fla.; Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Milton, Fla.; Naval Air Station Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas; and Naval Hospital Charleston, Charleston, S.C. The work is expected to be completed by Nov. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $22,620,960 firm-fixed-price contract to provide maintenance services in support of the MV-22 and CV-22 AE1107C engines. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind., and is expected to be completed in December 2010. Contract funds in the amount of $21,330,144 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($12,384,221; 54.7 percent) and the U.S. Air Force ($10,236,739; 45.3 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-10-C-0020).

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $19,078,537 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-07-C-0008) for AIM-9X Sidewinder (Block II) missile obsolescence and engineering technical support for the Navy and Air Force. Efforts to be provided include missile obsolescence tasks, engineering technical support and software development. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz. (90 percent); Eglin, Fla. (5 percent); and China Lake, Calif.(5 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force ($11,404,293; 59.8 percent) and the U.S. Navy ($7,674,244; 40.2 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.

BREMCOR (a joint venture), Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $16,562,810 modification under a firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N62470-06-D-4611) to exercise Option 3 for base operation support services at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. The work to be performed under the option provides for, but is not limited to, scheduled maintenance of base facilities, environmental, transportation and fire alarm systems. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $62,205,141. Work will be performed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and this option period is expected to be completed by Nov. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

Oshkosh Corporation, Oshkosh, Wis., is being awarded a $15,751,790 fixed-price delivery order #0058 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-06-D-5028). This delivery order is issued against exercised priced options for the purchase of 40 logistic vehicle system replacement production cargo vehicles. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., and work for this delivery order is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Virtexco Corporation, Norfolk, Va. 23502, is being awarded $13,864,000 for firm-fixed price task order #0004 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40085-09-D-5033) for modernization of a central heating, ventilation and air conditioning plant at Naval Support Activity Norfolk. The work to be performed provides for renovations and upgrades to the existing building systems in Building SC-1 and provides new distribution piping from the chilled water plant and hot water plant to Buildings SC-4 and SC-400. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by Mar. 2012. Funds for this project are provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Eight proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Corporate Electronics Systems, Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded an $11,987,051 ceiling priced definite-delivery contract for procurement of component parts for support of repair of Department of Navy large aircraft cnfrared counter measure systems, AN/AAQ-24 (V) 25 supporting H-46 and H-53 helicopters. Work will be in Rolling Meadows, Ill., and work is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2011. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPAPA-09-G-004Z-GB01).

McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $9,370,636 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-04-C-0014) to incorporate engineering change proposals 6251 and 6251R1 to convert 22 Lot 33 F/A-18F aircraft to E/A-18G aircraft. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo. (62 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (36 percent); and Mesa, Ariz. (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Mohr & Associates, Richland, Wash., is being awarded a $7,422,650 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for the manufacture of time domain reflectometer cable testers to support the general purpose electronic test equipment weapons system. Work will be performed in Richland, Wash., and work is expected to be completed by November 2014. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was awarded procured, with 12 proposals solicited and two offers received. The Naval Inventory Control Point is the contracting activity (N00104-10-D-D001).

Raytheon Network Centric Systems, St. Petersburg, Fla., is being awarded a $6,764,358 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-5203) for the fabrication, assembly, and testing of AN/USG-3B Airborne Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) Systems. CEC is a sensor netting system that significantly improves battle force anti-air warfare capability by extracting and distributing sensor-derived information such that the superset of this data is available to all participating CEC units. CEC improves battle force effectiveness by improving overall situational awareness and by enabling longer range, cooperative, multiple, or layered engagement strategies. The AN/USG-3B Airborne systems will be deployed on E2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. Work will be performed in Largo, Fla. (80 percent); St. Petersburg, Fla. (19 percent), and Dallas, Texas (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by June 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamic Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., is being awarded $5,979,191 for task order #0041 under previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (M67854-02-A-9014) to provide on-going programmatic, technical, managerial, and logistics support for PG-11, Marine Air Ground Task Force Command and Control (MAGTF C2) Weapons and Sensors Development and Integration (MC2I) Program Manager Radar Systems principal programs and emerging requirements. Efforts associated with the currently fielded systems. AN/TPS-59, AN/TPQ-46 Firefinder, AN/TPQ-48 Light-weight Counter Mortar Radar, Radar Environmental Simulator (RES) I and II and the AN/UPX-37, will focus on product improvement, sustainment and assessments of solutions mitigating obsolescence issues. Work will be performed in Quantico, Va., and work is expected to be completed in December 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Allied Tube and Conduit, Harvey, Ill. is being awarded a maximum $11,100,000 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for barbed tape, concertina wire. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were originally two proposals solicited with two responses. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is November 30, 2010. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), Philadelphia, Pa. (SPM8E6-10-D-0001).

Hutchinson Industries, Inc., Trenton, N.J. is being awarded a maximum $10,788,655 firm fixed price, sole source contract for pneumatic tire, wheels. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. There was originally one proposal solicited with two responses. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is November 15, 2010. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Warren (DSCC-ZG), Warren, Mich. (SPRDL1-10-C-0027).

Golden Manufacturing Company, Inc., Golden, Miss.* is being awarded a maximum $8,133,585 firm fixed price, indefinite quantity, total set aside contract for navy task force working/utility uniforms. Other locations of performance include Marietta and Taylorsville, Mississippi. Using service is Navy. The original proposal was Web solicited with 17 responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the second option year period. The date of performance completion is December 3, 2011. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), Philadelphia, Pa. (SPM1C1-08-D-1030).

Armorworks Enterprises, LLC., Chandler, Ariz.,* is being awarded a maximum $21,636,000 firm fixed price, indefinite quantity, indefinite delivery, partial set aside contract for enhanced small arms protective inserts. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There are no other locations of performance. The original proposal was Web solicited with six responses. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising second option year period. The date of performance completion is November 30, 2010. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), Philadelphia, Pa. (SPM1C1-08-D-1023).

BAE Systems Aerospace & Defense Group Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., is being awarded a maximum $20,340,000 firm fixed price, indefinite quantity, indefinite delivery partial set aside contract for enhanced small arms protective inserts. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There are no other locations of performance. The original proposal was Web solicited with six responses. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising second option year period. The date of performance completion is November 30, 2010. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), Philadelphia, Pa. (SPM1C1-08-D-1024).

Cobra Systems, Inc., Bloomington, N.Y.,* is being awarded a maximum $12,172,000 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for concertina wire. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There are no other locations of performance. There were originally two proposals solicited with two responses. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is November 30, 2010. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), Philadelphia, Pa. (SPM8E6-10-D-0002)

Employee Aids Leukemia Patient

By Karl Weisel
Special to American Forces Press Service

Nov. 30, 2009 - For 102nd Signal Battalion telephone technician Alexander Weber-Fetscher, June 22, 2007, will be remembered as the day he welcomed a new life into the world and helped to save another. That's the day his son was born and also the day he learned he was an ideal match as a stem cell blood donor for a young leukemia patient.

"The same day as my son was born there was a letter at my house," Weber-Fetscher recalled, explaining he had registered with the German Bone Marrow Donor bank in Koblenz in 1994 after seeing a German television program seeking a donor for a 4-year-old boy.

While he wasn't a match for the 4-year-old, he did come up as a match for another patient five years ago. "But they didn't take me," Weber-Fetscher said, explaining that the series of blood tests matches an initial four blood markers, and if successful, doctors take more blood and try to match an additional six markers of the donor with the patient in need of a transfusion.

Weber-Fetscher, who lives in the town of Spall near Bad Kreuznach, has worked for the U.S. Army since 1999. Initially he worked with the 410th Base Support Battalion before joining the 102nd Signal Battalion. He shifted to Baumholder when the Bad Kreuznach military community closed.

When notified he was a match for a young German girl in 2007, Weber-Fetscher was sent a package that he took to his doctor for another blood test. He then was invited to visit the Red Cross office in Frankfurt, where he was examined to ensure he was healthy enough for the donation.

In preparation, Weber-Fetscher had to administer four injections a day for five days to stimulate the growth of more stem cells in his blood. The cells were then filtered out of his blood during the donation process.

The story could have ended there, because donors are not allowed to have information about or contact with the recipient for two years. But after two years of recovery, Kristina, the grateful mother of Maike Siemer, now a 16-year-old still living in the northern German town of Lähnden, wrote to the organization where Weber-Fetscher was registered. After email correspondence between Weber-Fetscher and Kristina, it was arranged that he and his family would travel to Niedersachsen in Lower Saxony to surprise the girl.

"It was emotional, indescribable, beautiful," Weber-Fetscher said, in describing the wave of emotions felt by both him and the Siemer family during the get-together. After years of struggling with the disease, Maike made rapid strides following the stem cell donation.

"She said, 'Oh my God.' She was overwhelmed," Weber-Fetscher said in recalling Maike's reaction to meeting him.

In gratitude, Kristina later contacted a German TV show that features lifesaving stories. Weber-Fetscher agreed to participate in a re-enactment sequence for the program.

Weber-Fetscher's colleague, Aizaz Husain, saw the program, "Visite," on North German television.

"It was great, what he did," Hussain said of Weber-Fetscher's unselfish efforts in helping to save a young girl's life.

While bone marrow donations have the reputation of being a sometimes painful process, Weber-Fetscher said modern techniques have improved the process and, in his case, it was relatively painless because he donated stem-cell enriched blood, rather than marrow from his spinal column.

(Karl Weisel works in the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden public affairs office.)

Liquid Wound Dressing to Improve Battlefield Care

By Barb Ruppert TATRC Science and Technology Writer

Researchers are developing a new, spray-able liquid wound dressing technology that an injured warrior could apply one handed in a combat setting. The spray forms a tough hydrogel in seconds that conforms directly to the wound without sticking to it when removed. The GelSpray Liquid Bandage was approved by the U.S. FDA for minor cuts and irritations in 2008, and its developers are preparing for a human clinical study required to extend the technology to battlefield care. The team is also working on variations that include medications to treat infection, speed healing and relieve pain.

“Because GelSpray conforms to the wound bed while in direct contact with the wound margins, it offers significant clinical advantages,” said investigator Dr. Joachim Kohn of Rutgers University. “The thick, protective film limits bleeding, absorbs wound fluids and directly transports medication to the entire wound bed. It does not significantly adhere to the wound bed -- unlike most other dressings, where there is re-bleeding or delayed healing due to removal of granulation tissue whenever the wound dressing is removed.”

The GelSpray product for the far-forward soldier is designed for lacerations, small burns and gunshot and shrapnel wounds that are often on irregular surfaces such as the hand, face, neck and outer ear. It is meant to provide flexible protection that enables the soldier to complete his or her mission.

Col. Dallas Hack, director of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Combat Casualty Care Research Program said, “This technology shows promise for quicker wound healing with less care needed. The dressing is breathable, and if it can include an antimicrobial to prevent infection, then we may not need to damage tissue further through debridement [removing dead or contaminated tissue].”

Kohn is the principal investigator of the Center for Military Biomaterials Research, a network of academic, industry and military organizations whose mission is to support wounded warriors on and off the battlefield with practical, leading edge innovations. He said, “CeMBR partnered with BioCure, Inc., to develop the GelSpray technology. Under the leadership of BioCure co-investigator Sameer Shums, we have made significant progress.”

CeMBR research programs are supported and guided by USAMRMC’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC). “Feedback provided by TATRC’s national expert review panels has guided our product design efforts,” said Kohn. “TATRC and our program manager there, Wilbur Malloy, have provided us unwavering support.”

“Our goal is to address the most critical needs of injured warriors for improved wound dressings. There is no other product that provides all these benefits and is specifically designed to meet military requirements.”