• September 17, 2019 through October 01, 2019

2019 Joint Medical Campaign Peruvian Navy's 7th Fleet

Team 5 is scheduled to deploy a joint medical campaign with the Peruvian Navy's 7th Fleet as well as the Ministry of Health (MINSA). 

This two part mission will comprise of veterans, ultra athletes and 5th year medical students from Zagreb School of Medicine, Croatia. 

Part 1 will launch on 9/17 where the volunteer team will arrive in Lima, Peru late at night and at first light be transported to a Naval Ship where they board and sail almost 2 days north to the port of Pisco. From there they will conduct days of Medical/Dental/Ultrasound clinics as well as teach a Tactical Combat Casualty Course to 20 Navy Corpsman. The days will begin very early and late... We will be using military transport to and from locations as well as trekking by foot. Medical clinic will also include deworming, donating LuminAid solar lighting, reading glasses and Oral B toothbrushes. We will be making a clinic by using our donated SHIFTPOD which after the mission be re-donated to those who do remote clinics. 

Part 2 will happen on 9/25 when we have a changing of staff and some of the medical team and students will head back to Lima and Dr. Keith and Erika will be flown to Pisco. We will then complete 4-5 days of surgeries to include cleft lips/pallets and sail south at the same time back to Lima and end on Oct 1st. 

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  • June 22, 2019 through June 23, 2019

K9 DOWN - Advanced K9 Medical Course, 2019

Team 5 held a pilot program in Las Vegas on 6/22-23 at their main based office at the  Innevation Center for an Advanced K9 Medical Course we called "K9 DOWN". 

Team TCCC Veterinarian Dr. Aaron Bivens, DVM, TCCC & Team Leader Eric S. Linder, TMP, FAWM created a 2 day in house course which comprised from a head to paw daily check up to the most advanced scenarios including heat stroke and IV therapy, Anaphylaxis and administration of Epi to gunshot and knife trauma and inserting an surgical airway, needle decompression, inserting a tube to fix un-bloating of a twisted stomach from Powerpoint to hands on live K9's all the way to a cadaver lab where the owner donated her loved one for science so the officers could do the procedures in a real setting. 

This is a very advanced, in depth look at how to save your K9 partner in a crises behind the lines where its not possible for a Vet to be present. Team 5 is fortunate enough to have Officer Dr. Bivens DVM, TCCC on staff as a sworn officer with Rexburg Police Department, Idaho who actually posts in the inner perimeter and has TacMeds on the entry team that are cross trained by Bivens in VetMed. Together this reduces the risks of losing the K9 in the field as they both work together to save the K9, which in fact is a Police Officer. 

Team 5 is an accredited POST training center and the certifications are known worldwide. T5 is proud to donate these courses to those departments who cannot afford to train their officers or conduct advanced courses where this type of training is not provided. We are always looking for a department to help sponsor projects. 

Watch a clip on the event from KSNV News 3 Las Vegas: https://news3lv.com/watch?video=81ec6ba7-9732-4dde-894e-1ea5fff644b7

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  • May 27, 2019 through June 02, 2019

Expedition Overland 2019

Team 5 deploys to the US / Mexico border with Expedition Overland.  Track the team's location: http://share.findmespot.com/sh...

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  • October 26, 2018 through October 27, 2018

Team 5 sends team to provide TCCC Class in Idaho

Team 5 is heading to Idaho to provide a Tactical Combat Casualty Care class to a group of SWAT/SERT and O.U.R. (Organization Underground Railroad) Human Trafficking officers.  The training will be held for two intense days.

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  • September 12, 2018 through September 19, 2018

Team deploys to Hurricane Florence to help people in North Carolina

The team will be providing rescue and medical services to support people affected by the hurricane.  They were requested by the county commissioner of Wilmington, NC.  The Team also has an agreement with the North Carolina Highway Patrol.  The basecamp will be in stationed at  Continental Tires, in Charlotte, NC.

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  • August 15, 2018 through August 25, 2018

August 2018: Guatemala

The team heads to Guatemala to help the local population.  Track the team!

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  • March 16, 2018 through March 22, 2018

March, 2018: Finding Tatiana in Peru

Tatiana has been located (First photo to be released). @t5hammer669@jonwaynetaylor and Jhonny as well as translator Dessie deployed with #perunavyto her village of about 10 thatched huts on stilts in a finger off the Amazon jungle about 2 hours by boat from Pucallpa. As we basically bottomed out getting through the tight access and then idled down her Home basically appeared on the edge of the jungle. Google maps can’t even zoom into this GPS. Tatiana is doing very well. After speaking with her and her family, they have decided that they would like to get the next surgeries in the USA where we could utilize the best care possible. We are happy to report since her first T5 surgery Tatiana is now attending school for the first time and is enrolled for next year as well and has been accepted into the community. Our next step is taking all the documentation to the Embassy on Tuesday for our appointment. Thank you for all the amazing donations but we still need your help to keep fundraising for her transportation and lodging. We are still quite a few thousands from our goal of $10k. www.Gofundme.com/team5-Tatiana

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  • August 18, 2017 through August 27, 2017
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August 2017: Peru

Eric “Hammer” will be the Team Leader who will deploy with a hand-selected, over-the-top, specialized team that will be proving care from basics like deworming to the most difficult in plastic surgery. They will deploy daily from Pucallpa, Peru with the assistance of the Peruvian Navy utilizing their vessels to motor on the Amazon River where they will than proceed on foot to the overlooked villages of the indigenous. Each day more than 5 villages will hike to a location where they will be met by the team. An estimated 120-200 patients will be helped each day, and a total of 10 surgeries completed for the week. Care includes dental, oral surgery, medical clinic, outpatient care, deworming and ultrasounds.  Donations will include optical readers from Americares, donation of solar lights from LuminAid and portable clean water from Fluid Technologies Solutions. This team is comprised of (1) Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Keith, (1) Oral Surgeon, Dr. Ozzie, (2) SOFMED Practitioners, Eric “Hammer” & Dave “Cheeseburger”, (1) Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse, Brigit “B1” and a 5.1 addition, Dr. Richard, who will overlook the students.

The shadow program originated from the Zagreb Medical University in Croatia where Hammer and Doc Keith were invited to lecture back in April. The students are in their 3rd-5th year in medical school and were selected by a board. The program will be overlooked by Dr. Richard of Team 5. The students selected are Nadav (Shadow Program Leader), Lea, Bernice, Elaina and Marko. Dr. Richard, along with the rest of T5, will be working with the students so they can get hands on experience with the basics in clinic and shadow the surgeries. This is a great partnership with the universities, and we believe it will be very successful. The students will be earning credits towards their degrees and will have nightly lectures and workbook sign-offs.

The Peruvian Navy is supplying two (2) patrol style ships and one (1) floating hospital for the team to use. They will also be providing two (2) doctors to assist with the procedures. Each day we will motor to a new location and return to basecamp before dark. The Peruvian Navy also made accommodations with the Pucallpa Hospital where the surgeries will take place as well as providing anesthesiologists, pre-op and post-op. We had a very good working relationship on the last deployment with the Peru Special Forces Commandos in the VRAE, so we are looking forward to be working with the Navy on this one. 

Team 5 prides itself on being the ones who venture off the grid by trailblazing to the remote areas overlooked, because of the level of physical fitness needed to reach or just because its locations others don’t dare to try. Using SOF, survival experts and athletes allows us to venture harder and farther. We are only successful because of those who take vacation time away from their families to join a hand selected team, and by having sponsors who understand that being the norm is just, well, boring

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  • July 27, 2017 through July 31, 2017

JULY 2017: T5 & VWO - Guatemala

"Water & Wellness" Addressing both the causes and consequences of the world water crisis.

Veterans Without Orders (VWO), a nonprofit focused on combatting the world water crisis, and Team 5 Medical Foundation, a nonprofit that provides medical care to the most overlooked areas of the world, will merge capabilities for their “Water and Wellness” initiative. The partnership reflects a more holistic approach to addressing both the causes and consequences of the water crisis.

“There is no better partnership for this purpose – both VWO and Team 5 bring equipment, treatment and education that is sorely needed in these regions,” said Rob Parish, Team 5’s Water and Wellness Program Manager. 

Parish will join VWO on their clean water mission to Livingston, Guatemala.  The “Water and Wellness” mission team will deliver clean water filters, medical aid, training and education to remote villages only accessible by foot and canoe. 

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  • September 1, 2016 through September 15, 2016

September 2016: Peru

The Team headed to Peru for a two week period providing medical care and support to remote areas.  The services provided include a dental clinic, medical clinic, out patient surgical and ultra-sounds for pregnant mothers.  Supplies will be donated to the remote regions to support the medical needs after Team 5 departs.  There will also be a TCCC course provided to the tactical medics of the Peruvian Air Force, Army and Marines.

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  • March 26, 2015 through March 31, 2015
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Expedition Overland: Central America

In the two-part video below, episodes 6 and 7 of this season’s Expedition Overland series, you’ll see firsthand exactly how your hard-earned dollars made the difference in the lives of others. After overlanding from Belize to Guatemala, and then on to El Salvador, Team 5 ran a two-day remote medical clinic where they saw over 100 medical and dental patients. They taught the local indigenous healthcare providers everything from midwifery to basic surgery and wilderness medicine, all while focusing on their main goal of educating these regions to become self-sufficient. Also, you’ll see  the powerful story of how Team 5 forever changed the life of a little 9-year-old Mayan girl.

We hope that you enjoy the videos as much as we did. If they strike a chord within you, please consider supporting Team 5 and their future missions. They are the only SOFMED foundation of their kind and they truly are making a difference in the world. However, it can’t be done with the incredible support of people like yourself and the many great companies and organizations who donate time, resources, and dollars to their cause.

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  • November 11, 2014 through November 20, 2014

November 2014: Guatemala

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  • January 1, 2014 through January 12, 2014

January 2014: Dominican Republic

Team 5 Foundation deployed to the Dominican Republic with the support of the Jewish Renaissance Foundation (JRF).  The ten day deployment concentrated on running remote clinics in the overlooked villages.  Team 5 also brought $1 million in supplies and medication to donate to the hospitals and clinics in the area.

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  • July 7, 2013 through July 17, 2013

July 2013: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The team heads to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to work with upwards of 25 students and provide medical support to 100 patients per day.

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  • November 9, 2012 through November 20, 2012

November 2012: Earthquake Relief and Quebrada Seca

Six volunteers head to Guatemala for ten days.  They will support the recent earthquake for the first half of the deployment and provide medical training and service to Quebrada Seca for the second part of the mission.  

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  • June 7, 2012 through June 16, 2012

June 2012: Ak'Tenamit

Five volunteers target five villages around Ak'Tenamit providing invaluable medical services and training to the locals for no charge.

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  • February 12, 2012 through February 22, 2012

February 2012: Ak'Tenamit

Team 5 visits Ak'Tenamit for the first time as a fully organized foundation.  Although this is not the team's first time in the region, it is an important visit for both Team 5 and the people of Ak'Tenamit.

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