Self Aid Buddy Care prepares Airmen

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  • 94th Airlift Wing
Every two years U.S. Air Force Airmen are required to complete the computer-based instruction and hands-on training for first aid. This training is called Self-Aid Buddy Care.

"As an Instructor, I help ensure that 94th Airlift Wing personnel get hands-on experience and refresher training on Self Aid Buddy Care," said Staff Sgt. Rocky Hancock, 80th Aerial Port Squadron aero transport specialist and self aid buddy care instructor.

Self Aid Buddy Care instruction is an additional duty for Airmen who volunteer for it.

"I enjoy helping people," said Sergeant Hancock, who is a police officer in his civilian career. "The instruction I provide for emergency care--such as ensuring the person is breathing, stopping the bleeding, and treating for shock--may save a person's life on the battlefield or in a non-combat situation."