Equipment Piece of the Week: Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)

molleAs of September 2013, an improved Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) named the IFAK II is available for issue to deploying Soldiers. The IFAK II features ambidextrous opening, a lower profile that prevents snagging hazards during vehicle ingress/egress, allows Soldiers to obtain a better and more stable prone firing position and increases their capability to provide life saving trauma care. The IFAK II includes two externally located tourniquets, a chest seal, an eye shield and a cutting tool. It also includes a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) card with marking device to record and provide communication about the Soldier’s injuries and treatment from the point of injury to successive levels of care.

Learn more about the IFAK II.

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