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Memorial Day 2012 – A Tribute to the Fallen

Memorial Day is America’s traditional remembrance holiday for the courage and sacrifice of those who died in service to this great nation.  For our country’s living Veterans this yearly occasion brings back memories of their duty and the missions they accomplished, with the gratefulness of their safe return home.  It’s also a solemn reminder of their fallen brothers and sisters in arms, who valiantly laid down their lives as they served alongside them.

For many Americans Memorial Day is pause for bittersweet recollections of those who willingly gave up their lives to a cause greater than themselves.  It marks a beloved family member or friend’s courageous service in a long line of freedom defenders throughout our country’s history.   It’s a time to reflect, or perhaps plant a flag at the resting place of these warriors in honor their memory.  It should also be a reminder for us to never take these fallen heroes’ sacrifices for granted.

Our society tends to mark Memorial Day as the end of the school year and the beginning of warm weather picnics, barbeques, and summer activities.   It’s a gathering time with family and friends to enjoy some of these pastimes, but let’s not forget the occasion it presents to teach our younger generation the sacred meaning behind this holiday.   It’s also an excellent opportunity to take part in community events, such as parades and memorials that honor this special day of remembrance.

In World War II over 16 million men and women volunteered to put on the uniform of this country.  It was a significant percentage of the US population serving in the armed forces during that era, however less than one percent serves in the military today.  More than 7,000 troops lost their lives in the month long battle at Iwo Jima alone, and nearly twice as many as those that died in the 8 year long Iraq war.   “Most of our country’s citizens do appreciate the service of our nation’s armed forces”, retired ADM Mike Mullen told the graduating class at West Point last year.  He added: “I fear they do not know us. I fear they do not comprehend the full weight of the burden we carry, or the price we pay when or if we return from battle.”

Our country’s military history abounds with famous personalities who boldly gave up high profile careers to humbly serve, and who died on the battlefield: from New York Giants football player (and Medal of Honor Recipient), Andrew Lummus in World War II to Arizona Cardinal’s Pat Tillman, in Afghanistan.  Millions of ordinary civilians have also answered the call to duty, knowing full well that their service in combat would dwell daily on the edge of life or death.  Yet their examples of noble committment would forever be a part of storied family legacies that fosters a tradition of continuing service passed down to future generations of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines.

Today I witnessed a retired Army Colonel son in solemn salute at the grave of his US Marine Corporal father, who fought alongside with his unit that ultimately raised the famous flag on Iwo Jima.  Hundreds of thousands of scenes like this are being repeated today, and it’s the tradition that our nation’s freedom stands firm and strong upon.  It is the priceless heritage of selfless service to this beloved country that is passed down from parent to child.  This Memorial Day, celebrate with a moment of remembrance for those who laid down all their tomorrows so you can have all your todays.

“Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” — Daniel Webster

Casualty Simulation Moulage Gains Growing Recognition

Moulage is fast becoming a more widely recognized and utilized form of makeup theatrics for staging high fidelity visual drama in casualty simulation trauma.  Moulage is actually a collective term to describe the techniques in creation and application of simulated injuries for real to-the-eye training in clinical/battlefield medical case scenarios.

Moulage has its roots in the latter part of the Italian Renaissance Period during the 1700’s.  It was a method developed by using common wax materials as a medium of sculpture for recreating and preserving disease cases for later study.  Over 4,000 wax models were produced during that time, and used extensively to educate and train medical doctors all over the world.  Today, some of these early moulage specimens still survive and can be seen at the Museum of Moulage at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Moulage techniques came to the forefront of Army soldier training in the very early 1960’s for creating and facilitating casualty simulation experiences.  Materials used back then consisted mainly of “kitchen and craft” items, such as cornstarch, flour, petroleum jelly, plastic wrap, and modeling clays along with various kinds of coloring agents.  These items were fashioned to simulate life-like depth and dimension of injuries on the face and body.  Theatrical greasepaint was also heavily relied upon for final coverage, blending, and detailing the finishing touches.   In 1964, the success of these simple techniques led the military to further develop and issue an official moulage kit and field instruction guide through the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, which became standardized for service wide training for many years.

Today, casualty simulation moulage has evovled to serve many training platforms with it’s own creative energy and unique styling potential that produces hyper-realistic results for any military/civilian emergency response training environment.  Our company is proud to provide pre-hospital care personnel with the most advanced moulage technology, techniques, cutting edge materials, and training for their drills and exercises.  We use, teach, and have helpe create many of the same technology utilized by special makeup effects experts in the entertainment industry for film and television.

Disaster training exercises that utilizes high fidelity moulage trauma techniques and materials in their scenarios are always going to show consistent improvement in their personnel’s knowledge retention and triage skill set.  This includes the critical areas of faster injury recognition responses and implementing proper life saving procedures.  What is positively learned in training is retained for real time deployments.  That is what moulage is all about!

Veteran’s Day 2011

The meaning of Veteran’s Day is one of great importance to reflect upon in honoring those who served and sacrificed.  These worthy men and women gave their best when they were called upon to guard, uphold, and protect this great nation.  It is a day we set aside to celebrate the liberty this country enjoys, a precious commodity that was born through their valiant service and sacrifices.

They answered the battle cry and stood in the line of duty, at home and abroad, to protect and preserve our freedoms, our safety, and our country’s heritage. It is because of their vigilance this country became and remains the land of the free and the home of the brave.

We respect them, we thank them, and we honor them, and forever hold great pride for their service, regardless of their length of time in uniform.  We, as a people, need a vision that longs for peace, who prays for peace, and who seeks to be peacemakers in this world. Let us always be vigilant in that cause, and that our country’s sovereignty is eternally dependent on those who are serving now, and those who will serve in the future.

Let us, as a people, embrace and live the values and principles that our military stands guard for every day, and show thankfulness every day for their protection over our rights and freedoms to choose.

May is Military Appreciation Month

Their uniforms portray the picture…….of commitment, service, sacrifice, and valor and they are prepared to risk their lives at any moment as the guardians of freedom. These great men and women of our nation’s military deserve our thankfulness, praise, and deepest respect for bearing the cause of liberty. Their endless duty as protectors of our sovereignty allows us the independent way of life that we take pride in and enjoy daily.

May is National Military Appreciation Month. It’s your opportunity to take a closer look around you and show your appreciation to those who have held the line in the past and present, and perhaps inspire those who will serve in the future. There isn’t an American alive today in all walks of life that haven’t been touched in some way by the military service of family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and acquaintances. We are a nation full of Patriot sons and daughters who have served as veterans or currently serving on active duty. Let us also not forget their families, who stand with them in support by keeping the home fires burning until they safely return.

This month, let us truly reflect on what it means to be the land of the free and the home of the brave by making an effort to seek out those who have earned our thanks and salute. Our military are deserving heroes, and are always willing to endure the most difficult conditions at home and abroad to sustain our hard won liberty. Listen to their stories that speak of service and sacrifice, and you’ll have a refreshed perspective on what it truly means to walk in the freedom that you hold dear.

On Memorial Day, May 30th, take a moment to pause and reflect on those who bore the heavy cost of freedom, and laid down their lives for that cause throughout our country’s history. Those military heroes gave up all their tomorrows so that you could have your todays. God Bless our Military!

Honoring Veteran’s Day

Cody
US Marine. Patriot. Husband. Father. Veteran.
Current Duty Assignment: Deployed to Heaven from Afghanistan, September, 2010″To the one that conquers, I will give a place with me to sit on my throne” Rev 3:21

The meaning of Veterans Day is one of great importance to reflect upon in honoring our military men and women who served, sacrificed, and some who paid the ultimate price. It is because of their vigilance that this country became and remains the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Liberty has been preserved through the centuries by generations of Veterans who answered the battle cry to guard, protect, and hold the line. Let us always be vigilant in that our country’s sovereignty is eternally dependent on those who are serving now, and those who will serve in the future. Let us embrace and live the values and principles that our military stands guard for every day, and show thankfulness for the protections over our rights and freedoms to choose.

Cody exemplified selfless service. Before each daily patrol he would pray with his men and read Psalms 91 to them. He didn’t die merely supporting combat operations in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Cody laid down his life defending freedom. He died protecting the Marines to his left and to his right. He executed the most unselfish act one human being could do for another, so his squad, his fire team, and his Marines could come home to their families

PSALMS 91

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty…….He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge….you shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge…..no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways, in their hands they shall bear you up……”because he loves me”, says the Lord, “I will rescue him……”

Memorial Day: A Day of Honor for the Fallen

The last Monday in May can mean different things to people. For some, it signals the coming end of the school year and thoughts of summer vacation plans. Others are dusting off the grill for the first barbeque of the season, or gathering for a picnic and ballgame. Perhaps many are headed for a 3 day weekend beach getaway. However, for a lot of Americans Memorial Day is a revered time of the year in remembrance of the military heroes throughout the generations who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom.

It is the day of honor set aside for the brave soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who died on the battlefields in service to this country and what it represents. They answered a higher calling to defend the values and a way of life that was worth fighting for. I often wonder where we get such extraordinary citizens, who willingly stand in harm’s way for the protection and security of millions who will never truly ponder the historical cost of our nation’s independence.

Memorial Day has its roots in the earlier traditions of Decoration Day, which was a tradition of southern women who decorated the graves of the dead during the Civil War. Three years after the war ended the commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union Veterans, formally recognized Decoration Day and established it as Memorial Day. From then on it would be a time for the nation to pause in gratitude, and decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers in of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.

Maj. Gen. John A. Logan issued General Order No. 11 on May 5th, 1868, and declared that Memorial Day should be observed on May 30th. “…gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime….let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the Nation’s gratitude,–the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and orphan.”

The first official observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. with ceremonies centered around the Arlington mansion, once the home of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Various Washington officials, including Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, presided over the ceremonies. After speeches, children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the GAR made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns.

To quote Father Richard Welch from his noteworthy Memorial Day tribute” On this most solemn holiday, we must stop and consider the great sacrifices that others have made so that we may have the freedom and prosperity we enjoy. Let us consider what those valiant warriors were fighting for…and let us honor each and every one of them…with a prayer, and a pledge to restore to this nation the honor, morality, values and love of God for which they gave their lives.”

“Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.”

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow –

Casualty Simulation Moulage Challenges

Many first responder medical personnel often comment on the challenges they continually encounter to hone or upgrade their skill sets through professional casualty simulation instruction, application, and performance. This is largely due to funding deficits and/or lack of access to higher value educational resources and qualified schooling. As such, their field training exercises often fall short of providing measurable results that can enhance their speed and techniques in injury recognition and triage time.

One of the major obstacles that both civilian and military EMS responders face is to successfully educate their executive or financial decision makers in the significance and positive direct impact professional moulage education has on field training applications. They are crippled by a common view that casualty simulation is more of a tolerated nuisance exercise than a significant investment in enhanced education which provides realistic training environments and sharper measure outcomes. As a result, funding for professional training in casualty simulation moulage is virtually non-existent.

This adverse mind set fosters a “lack of access” continuum that is driven by these faulty perceptions. They fail to comprehend that providing their personnel funding and access to (casualty simulation moulage) training experts and high fidelity materials resources can positively affect the creation of optimal and accurate clinical and battlefield scenarios for successful learning results that measure quality and quantitative improvement. Studies on the benefits of casualty simulation training by respected academic institutions, such as the Uniformed University of Health Sciences, concluded that moulage had a direct contribution to reduce combat medic “freeze” in theatre, thus more lives can be potentially saved on the battlfield.

Inferior casualty simulation protocols tend to be far less effective and don’t foster cumulative knowledge in application or performance. They don’t result in a collective pool of increased information, shared experiences, and sustained educational resources. Rather, they ebb and flow or just fade away as lead educators and/or their staff rotate in and out of training positions. Thus, the majority of these departments fail to establish a quality casualty simulation training standard of value to hand off, nor have they acquired any significant moulage assets. Ultimately there is no real provision for training sustainment or updated moulage application procedures for their incoming counterparts.

To be fair in this observation, a few civilian companies and government installations do make some effort to find and resource their first responder personnel with professional moulage training. But invariably it goes back again to the same problem in building up and sustaining the quality of knowledge and experience momentum gained as those moulage trained personnel come and go. Thus, an optimal casualty simulation training platform never becomes a fully established program with continuity to hand off, or one that can accommodate any kind of positive sustained training for routine staff changes.

Therefore, the lack of importance, priority, or failing to identify and maintain the need for high fidelity casualty simulation programs with high standards of execution directly contributes to a deficit in factually accurate measure of expected outcomes or identifying negative training implications. Without a benchmark to hold forward to, inferior training exercises invariably end up wasting people’s time and resources, and with failed objectives.

Emergency medical response in a post-9/11 world demands as much realistic hands-on casualty simulation training whenever and wherever possible. It will always be paramount to successful combat readiness, and a critical gauge for proper response and reaction time. What is realistically experienced and learned is ultimately better retained, and results in enhanced skills in performance. Therefore high fidelity replication of military battlefield or civilian disaster injury case scenarios must be a part of successful field training exercises that engage real to the eye injury reproductions. Trainees must train and interact with the very best agents of expertise available in casualty simulation and high fidelity moulage.

Military Moulage Combat Injury Simulation exists solely to serve the professional casualty simulation training needs of those working in the field of pre-hospital care in all theatres of operation. We are the experts that stand with these medical providers in their focus to keep current in rapid injury recognition in their triage training in order to perform the highest level of care under fire. We understand that all pre hospital health care providers need to be challenged and engaged in the highest quality casualty simulation training that must include the most realistic to the eye injury scenarios.

Our company provides a complete state of the art casualty simulation moulage program that uses only high fidelity training materials and methods. We have a team of the very best professional military combat medics who co-instruct these workshops so that our students learn to perform moulage at the ultimate level of realism, and with the most innovative techniques and provisions available. We created the distinctive Identical Depiction Reality™ method for ultra realistic casualty simulation performance techniques. This is a “turn-key” style of instruction and execution that results in an auto-sustainable casualty simulation moulage resource for any organization or installation.

With little effort our program can be easily transferred along staff lines yet retain a high degree of accuracy. Our training protocols are unmatched by any other moulage program, and the “train like you fight” approach gives medics the leading edge they need to be successful in any theatre of operation. For more information please contact us and ask for our training brochure. Our current workshops are posted on our training page.

Christmas Remembrance

As Christmas draws nears we must hold close to our hearts the valiant service ofthe many men and women of this great nation’s military who are deployed all around the globe. They will not be with their loved ones sharing in the delight and festivities that this holiday time of year brings. Rather they will, again, be standing guard and watch as freedom and liberty enjoy another season of celebration.

Take a moment this Christmas week to pray for the continued safety of our military. Remember that they and their loved ones have given up and sacrificed much in support of our great country. They have answered a high calling to serve and protect, a burden they willingly carry for us, and we must never forget to show appreciation, care, and respect for what they do. Without their vigilance there would be no freedom to celebrate
a holiday that this nation cherishes, and in the religious fashion people choose to do so.

Christmas will also bear the marks of the brave and courageous who have fallen in the line of duty. The families and loved ones they have left behind will have empty places and heavy hearts that are still healing from their loss. Let us honor them in remembrance of their ultimate sacrifice both in deed and in prayer. We are thankful for those who have safely returned and let us always show our gratitude for their patriotic service. This Christmas Poem is dedicated as a tribute to our military men and women, and whose service and sacrifices will never be forgotten.

A Soldier’s Christmas, by Michael Marks

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn’t loud, and it wasn’t too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn’t quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.

Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

“What are you doing?” I asked without fear,
“Come in this moment, it’s freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!”
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts.

To the window that danced with a warm fire’s light

Then he sighed and he said “Its really all right,
I’m out here by choice. I’m here every night.”
“It’s my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.

No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I’m proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at ‘Pearl on a day in December,”
Then he sighed, “That’s a Christmas ‘Gram always remembers.”
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ‘Nam’,
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.

I’ve not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he’s sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue… an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother.
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall.”

“So go back inside,” he said, “harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I’ll be all right.”
“But isn’t there something I can do, at the least,
“Give you money,” I asked, “or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you’ve done,
For being away from your wife and your son.”

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
“Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we’re gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.”

Veteran’s Day Reflection

It’s very difficult to ignore the strong emotions and extreme controversy surrounding the Fort Hood, TX tragedy on this Veteran’s Day. It’s also very hard to comprehend the senseless murders of active duty Soldiers who stood up to serve this country with courage and nobility, but now laid to rest as Veterans.

The meaning of Veterans Day is one of great importance to reflect upon in honoring our military men and women who served and sacrificed. It is because of the vigilance of our past and present Veterans that this country became and remains the land of the free and the home of the brave. Fort Hood’s anguish and grief is also this nation’s heartache and sorrow, and today we continue to share in the suffering of the families and loved ones of those killed and injured in the bloodshed.

Many Americans will have challenges ahead with forgiveness and healing from this irrational act of violence against these innocent who swore allegiance to this great nation to protect and defend the constitution of the United States. On this Veteran’s Day it is especially important to remain focused on celebrating the liberty and freedom this country enjoys, and a precious commodity that was born through the valiant service and sacrifices of past Veterans.

The soldiers who fell at Fort Hood would not want to be remembered for anything less than that. It honors their memory that we never forget those who, long ago, stood up the hard won fight for our nation’s independence. Since then liberty and freedom has been preserved through the centuries by generations of Veterans who answered the battle cry to guard and protect. Let us always be vigilant in that our country’s sovereignty is eternally dependent on those who are serving now, and those who will serve in the future.

The war on terrorism must stay the course because it is also a mission of peace and prosperity. It is like a double edged sword to protect and defend the fragility of freedom and the hope of democracy throughout the world. Our military is charged to carry out the directives of government policies that our Congress makes and Presidents give the command for no matter how unpopular those policies may be. They suit up and perform their duties without question. They wear the uniform of this country with the courage, commitment, and responsibility every solider pledges to regardless of their personal views and opinions.

We as citizens of this country should possess the same in character, and stand up the values of integrity, loyalty, faithfulness, and selfless service as daily examples of living. We should never belittle the patriotism of Americans who exercise their love for this country, rather have reverence for those displaying what patriotism truly stands for. Let us embrace and live the values and principles that our military stands guard for every day, and show thankfulness for the protections over our rights and freedoms to choose.

This Veteran’s day, and every day, you can make a choice to do citizen service by giving of your time and resources whether it is through charity or volunteerism. You don’t need to wear a uniform to stand in the gap for those who are in need or comfort those who have born the wounds of sacrifice. Show your gratitude and support by being involved with worthy acts and causes that bring happiness, faith and dignity to a healing or hope filled soul. It’s the best way to honor those who have given so much of themselves to this country without expecting anything in return. Your heart will be glad you did!

Moulage Makeup for Casualty Simulation, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series I talked about what moulage is and its important mission in today’s military casualty simulation training environments. Moulage is also a didactic element in training civilian EMS providers and frequently utilized in their EMS testing environments for certification courses.

High fidelity moulage techniques and materials are becoming more in demand, especially those made out of silicone. This unique material has a near identical look, feel, and weight of human flesh and body extremities in side by side comparisons with intrinsically cast and colored pieces. Silicone is also impervious to temperature and moisture so pieces can be used under variables in these elements

Our sister company, TraumaSkin FX, is rapidly becoming the product line of choice by the military because of its unique collaboration of skilled silicone artisans and experienced military combat medic instructors. They bring together the best in tactical and technical expertise to produce injury simulation prosthetics and body parts designed from actual case battlefield casualties. They are setting the gold standard as the product line of choice to use on both live actors and artificial medical patient simulators.

Whatever your material of choice to use for moulage, be it latex, gelatin, wax, or silicone make sure you understand the performance of your materials and it’s interactions for the greatest success in your moulage outcomes. Make sure that you understand how to create the injury so that your results will be as close to real-to-the-eye as possible. I have added a few more points below to consider so that you can achieve more accuracy in your moulage endeavors. Remember, realism is your priority, so plan carefully first before you execute to accomplish your goals.

**Always use the best references possible, and consider that other elements must come into play when creating the injury. This means that you must create the “scene”, of the injury on the body, which includes not only the injury but concentric damage that may also occur (torn or scorched clothing, bleeding that flows from the correct direction, environmental debris, etc.)

**Do not overdo the number of wounds on your casualty. It must look realistic to the training objective, and overdoing on the wounds can actually be a distraction. It is fine to add appropriate signs of other body distresses, such as shock, diaphoresis, etc. but be careful that you don’t try to cram too much onto the simulation or you will lose the educational value to ”theatrics”. Quite often, actual body trauma is not nearly as over the top as some moulage artists end up portraying them in makeup.

**Use the highest quality materials you can afford. The better the quality the more high fidelity realism you can achieve. I realize that not everyone can afford the silicone prosthetics, but when you consider that silicone is a durable library piece that has an indefinite shelf life the initial cost of it becomes less expensive compared to the cost of materials that are one time use.

**Always coach your casualty victim to act out the trauma appropriately. If you are unsure about how to help them portray the part then make it a priority to find out, relative to your trauma, before you begin the moulage process. If you don’t bring in the ”third dimension” of reality through acting out the proper distress, then it just becomes a person wearing makeup and you risk a lost effort and inappropriate outcome.

If you would like more information about casualty simulation moulage or to attend a moulage workshop please contact us at training@militarymoulage.com