Most are blast injuries from roadside bombs, wounds to arms and legs, and blunt trauma to the chest and abdomen, Capt. Kochan said.
"This is very important to their capability of medically treating their own injured, which they don't have here in the southwest," said Navy Capt. Joseph Kochan, an anesthesiologist and deputy command surgeon with NATO's Training Mission-Afghanistan who helped set up the unit. "Now, we're at least giving them the surgical stabilization capability so eventually, when they do develop a [level 3] facility in this area, they'll be able to stabilize them here and move them on."