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Battalion Aid Station

Definition/Scope: Is a medical section within a battalion’s support company in the military of the United States, specifically, the Army and Marine Corps. As such, it is the forward-most medically-staffed treatment location. The primary mission of the Battalion Aid Station is to collect the sick and wounded from the battalion, stabilize the patients’ condition, and provide emergency medical evacuation to the combat support hospital or other medical treatment facility. FM 4-02.1, FAS and JAS are terms no longer used withn the BCT concept.



Used For:

Forward Aid Station
Protection WFF
Sustainment WFF

Acronym:

BAS

Broader Terms:

AMEDD
Combat Support Hospital
CSH

Narrower Terms:

CLS
Combat Life Saver

Related Terms:

Care Under Fire
Combat Casualty Evacuation Care
Field Hospital
Tactical Field Care


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