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EMEDS Training at Exercise Maroon Surge

  • Published
  • By Peter Holstein
  • Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
To project forward medical capability into deployed settings, the Air Force uses Expeditionary Medical Support System. EMEDS are modular, scalable field hospitals that allows the Air Force to field medical capabilities ranging from small teams that provide skilled medical care for a limited number of casualties, to a large medical system that can provide specialized care to a population at risk of more than 6,500.

EMEDS training is a vital readiness task. During Exercise Maroon Surge in June 2018, the 86th Medical Group at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, practiced setting up and delivering care within an EMEDS, training with U.S. partner nations to enhance expeditionary medical preparedness and mass casualty evacuation capabilities.