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Meet The Medical Emergency Response Team in Afghanistan

The Medical Emergency Response Team, known as the MERT, has saved countless lives in Helmand throughout the Afghan conflict. The Team work...

The Medical Emergency Response Team, known as the MERT, has saved countless lives in Helmand throughout the Afghan conflict.
 
The Team work out of a Chinook helicopter which is specially kitted out as a flying Emergency Room.
 
But as ISAF troops pull out of the country, and the Afghans take responsibility for their own casualties, the job has become much quieter.