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  • Texas National Guard's 6th CERFP Task Force participates in evaluation exercise

    Members of the Texas National Guard's 6th CERFP Task Force took part in a response evaluation exercise in Round Rock, Texas, Dec. 4-8. The Texas National Guard's 6th CERFP Task Force includes the 149th Medical Detachment-1 and Fatality Search and Recovery Team from the 149th Fighter Wing, an Air National Guard unit headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. This task force comprises both Air and Army National Guardsmen who may be called upon to assist first responders within FEMA region 6 - Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
  • Bioenvironmental paves way for radiological operations

    The 19th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron Bioenvironmental Flight led the way during November’s ROCKI 20-01, a multiple-phase full spectrum readiness exercise, by providing essential information to commanders about the effects chemical and radiological hazards have on Airmen.
  • Midnight Sun Guardians participate in Gobi Wolf 2019

    The Mongolia National Emergency Management Administration, Mongolian Armed Forces and local Mongolian agencies partnered with their U.S. counterparts, including Airmen from the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, in Sainshand, Mongolia, during exercise Gobi Wolf 2019. The exercise centered around a simulated response to a catastrophic earthquake in Dornogovi Province.
  • 8th MDG hosts physical therapy class for South Korean AF pilots

    Pilots from the 111th FS participated in the class and learned about exercises that focus on aches and pains associated with flying fighter jets.
  • Medical logistics Airmen enable enhancement of lifesaving skills at NATO exercise in Romania

    Approximately 50 Airmen from the 86th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, arrived April 3 at Cincu Military Base, Romania, to participate in the NATO-led medical exercise Vigorous Warrior 19.
  • Interagency exercise boosts medical readiness

    The 99th Medical Group, Department of Veterans Affairs and Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps participated in a federal coordination exercise, Feb. 19, simulating a mass airlift operation to extract casualties following a disaster.
  • 920th RQW Airmen prepare for human spaceflight

    To prepare for the arrival of human space flight tests next year, the 920th Rescue Wing along with the DoD Human Space Flight Support Office, NASA and SpaceX personnel joined forces to plan and execute a realistic medical evacuation exercise at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Oct. 25.
  • Air National Guard pararescue specialists train at Northern Strike 18

    Service members from all four branches taking part in Northern Strike 18 participated in a joint mass-casualty exercise, Aug. 10, 2018. This exercise enabled multiple units to work together to tackle complex issues, while securing, treating, extricating and evacuating simulated casualties.
  • Aircrew, medical Airmen train together at Pacific Lifeline 2018

    Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron here received hands-on practice recently with medical staging and patient transportation at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point as part of Pacific Lifeline 2018.
  • AZ Guard Airmen train to operate patient decontamination station

    A community’s ability to cope with a mass casualty event depends on the capabilities of its first responders and public health professionals to handle a sudden surge in demand of patients with resource-intensive and specialized medical needs. For the members of the 161st Air Refueling Wing’s Medical Group, their ability to respond and support an impacted community is a responsibility they do not take lightly.
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