DGMC trains medics on TCCC, boost readiness for next battle

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  • By Lan Kim
  • 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

Medics at David Grant USAF Medical Center on Travis Air Force Base, California, are being trained monthly during a week-long course on tactical combat casualty care in an Air Force-wide initiative to standardize medical readiness training for all service members.

This standardization consolidates all TCCC training as the standard of care for first responders (medical and non-medical). It replaces trauma skills previously taught in Self-Aid Buddy Care, according to the Department of Defense Instruction 1322.24, Medical Readiness Training.

At its core, the TCCC course is about providing medical care on the battlefield, but Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, 60th Medical Group TCCC program director, says that on top of the curriculum requirements, they’ve also incorporated a set of Medic-X skills to equip non-clinical medics better to support emergencies.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, listens to a lecture during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, takes notes during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen attend medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, run to rescue a simulated victim during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

From left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Group medical logistician, Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, and Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, 60th DS dental assistant, maneuver a simulated patient onto a stretcher for transport during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briana Esqueda, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, writes down vital information during a tactical combat casualty care training course at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 29, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Dodd, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron general surgery medical technician, performs a needle chest decompression on a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

A U.S. Air Force Airman administers oxygen to a simulated patient during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Airmen participate in medical readiness tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC course replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Gyergyek, left, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron nuclear medicine technologist, and Staff Sgt. Devid Wawo, 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administration technician, drag Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group molecular diagnostics chief, using a portable human transporting system during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Airman Josefina Toboada-Torres, left center, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, uses a basic stretcher rescue system to drag Senior Airman Min Son, 60th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, during tactical combat casualty care training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The TCCC program was developed by the Defense Health Agency Joint Trauma System to teach life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Figueroa, center, 60th Medical Group tactical combat casualty care program director, hands out tests during TCCC training at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2022. The all-service member TCCC program replaces the self-aid buddy care courses. The Department of Defense has established the use of standardized trauma training platforms for all designated medical support service member augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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“The skills could be used both at home station if we have a pandemic, or it could be used in combat zones where we have an increase of patients that we need to take care of,” Figueroa said.

Figueroa said that the COVID-19 pandemic spurred an “all hands on deck” scenario to maximize the number of personnel available to support a mass casualty event or emergency.

To better augment such situations, Medic-X skills equip all medics with the ability to assist with activities of daily living; perform oral care; assess pain level; measure bodily intake and outputs; perform universal precautions such as the proper use of personal protective equipment and principles of infection control; assist with post-mortem care; skills involved with respiratory and skincare; the measurement of vital signs like blood pressure or pulse rate; and specimen collection like with what was seen during COVID-19 testing.

Once trained, these skills enable non-clinical Airmen to perform them autonomously, but astute clinical specialists are ready to assist when necessary.

“My experience so far with the course has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Capt. Andrew Garcia, 60th Medical Group biomedical laboratory officer. “I’ve learned a great deal of skills that are outside of my normal wheelhouse.”

“Even though I’m not a traditional 4N (aerospace medical service specialist) or traditional nurse, I feel like I can help where I need to. It’s important for all of us to be able to do that,” Garcia said.

This training ensures all medics has the ability to support all kinds of emergency situations, furthering the multi-capable Airmen proof of concept.