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    One team, one fight: Army and Air join forces for mass casualty, medevac training [Image 22 of 37]

    One team, one fight: Army and Air join forces for mass casualty, medevac training



    Photo by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur 

    124th Fighter Wing

    Idaho National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, as well as active duty counterparts joined forces with a one-team, one-fight mentality for joint training during a mass casualty exercise on Feb. 4, 2023, near Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. Medical personnel from Gowen Field’s 124th Medical Group and active duty medical personnel with the 366th Medical Group from Mountain Home Air Force Base teamed up for several mass casualty events, which also included the use of medevac Soldiers and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the Idaho Army National Guard’s 1st of the 168th Aviation Regiment to participate in the medical evacuation scenarios. Combat medics performed treatment and stabilized casualties at a field medical tent in a simulated deployed location. The focus for the combat medics during the mass casualty scenarios was an emphasis on Tactical Combat Casualty Care. The TCCC is the military guideline for trauma life support in pre-hospital combat medicine, designed to reduce preventable deaths while continuing to maintain operation success. The ground combat medics and the Black Hawk flight medics worked together to stabilize the casualty during flight until they reached the simulated higher echelon of medical care. Additional scenarios required protective gear to be worn during a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear event while Idaho National Guard Soldiers conducted hoist rescue training, allowing Airmen the chance to gain insight into a full range of rescue capabilities of the medevac Soldiers. (U.S. National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)



    Date Taken: 02.04.2023
    Date Posted: 02.07.2023 20:59
    Photo ID: 7622071
    VIRIN: 230204-Z-AY311-1263
    Resolution: 2700x1802
    Size: 2.48 MB
    Location: BOISE, ID, US 

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