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    181st Medical Group Conducts Exercise to Stay Ready

    Airmen conduct medical exercise

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Lonnie Wiram | Airmen assigned to the 181st Medical Group conduct an exercise to test the readiness...... read more read more



    Story by Staff Sgt. Lonnie Wiram 

    181st Intelligence Wing Public Affairs

    HULMAN FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ind. (Nov. 2, 2019) - The 181st Medical Group, 181st Intelligence Wing, conducted a wing-wide exercise to test the readiness of the MDG at Hulman Field Air National Guard Base, Ind., Nov. 2, 2019.

    The exercise was a simulated chemical attack on the base, which caused a need for mass vaccinations.

    “This is something that would happen in our home communities if a public health emergency arose requiring mass dispensing of medications or mass vaccination,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. John C. Shepard, organizer of the exercise and public health officer assigned to the 181st MDG.

    During the exercise, Airmen assigned to the 181st IW received an influenza shot.

    “The shot checked off two boxes for readiness,” said Col. William L. Bray, commander, 181st MDG. “One, it made sure everyone got their flu shot, and two, the medical group could see how we could process vaccines for a mass of people.”

    “This exercise proves that the 181st MDG is ready if we should ever have to deliver mass vaccines,” said SrA. Jessica A. Farkas, operations monitor for the exercise, 181st MDG. “To be ready is crucial for our mission.”




    Date Taken: 11.02.2019
    Date Posted: 11.02.2019 15:15
    Story ID: 350248
    Location: TERRE HAUTE, IN, US 

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