The Army’s 68 Papa (Xray technician) is a vital part of our medical team. They bring a breadth of experience from plain film xray techniques to real-time fluoroscopy in the operating room (picture above). Job training for a radiology specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 24 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice with radiological equipment. Our techs are fantastic. They continually strive to provide us optimal imaging so that we surgeons have the best information attainable to better take care of our patients. It’s a demanding job out here, and they have to be ready 24/7. We salute the 68P’s today!