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Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response

U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron Operations Support Medicine (OSM) independent duty medical technicians (IDMTs) and flight doctor evaluate the medical response provided by 320th Special Tactics Squadron operators during a simulated mass casualty scenario Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Special Operations Forces Medical Element (SOFME) personnel evaluated 320th STS pararescuemen and combat controllers on their rapid action, decision making and technical performance of medical interventions during the scenario-based training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron physician assistant instructs volunteer patients from the 18th Wing on how to role play during a simulated mass casualty scenario Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The purpose of the training provided by Special Operations Forces Medical Element (SOFME) personnel was to bolster operational capability through a scenario-based mission that tested 320th Special Tactics Squadron’s medical response. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response

A U.S. Air Force 33rd Rescue Squadron Airman provides moulage to volunteer patients from the 18th Wing during a simulated mass casualty scenario Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The purpose of the training provided by Special Operations Forces Medical Element (SOFME) personnel was to bolster operational capability through a scenario-based mission that tested 320th Special Tactics Squadron’s medical response. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operator evaluates the injuries of a patient involved in a simulated mass casualty scenario Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. This exercise marked the first time the 320th Special Tactics Squadron pararescuemen and combat controllers worked together as an integrated team to provide Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC). (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operator evaluates the injuries of a patient involved in a simulated mass casualty scenario Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Working as an integrated team, 320th STS pararescuemen are trained at provider-level Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and combat controllers are trained at the combatant-level TCCC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operator evaluates the injuries of a patient involved in a simulated mass casualty scenario Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training increases Special Operations Forces rapid response and capability in real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operator guides the movement a patient involved in a simulated mass casualty scenario Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Special Operations Forces Medical Element (SOFME) personnel evaluated 320th STS pararescuemen and combat controllers on their rapid action, decision making and technical performance of medical interventions during the scenario-based training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operator places a patient involved in a simulated mass casualty scenario onto a litter Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. 320th STS pararescuemen and combat controllers tested the full spectrum medical response using Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) to include hands-on “Care Under Fire” and field care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operator evaluates the injuries of a patient involved in a simulated mass casualty scenario Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. 320th STS pararescuemen and combat controllers tested the full spectrum medical response using Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) to include hands-on “Care Under Fire” and field care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response
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A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operator places a patient involved in a simulated mass casualty scenario onto a litter Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The purpose of the training provided by Special Operations Forces Medical Element (SOFME) personnel was to bolster operational capability through a scenario-based mission that tested 320th Special Tactics Squadron’s medical response. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response
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A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operator places a patient involved in a simulated mass casualty scenario onto a litter Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Special Operations Forces Medical Element (SOFME) personnel evaluated 320th STS pararescuemen and combat controllers on their rapid action, decision making and technical performance of medical interventions during the scenario-based training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response
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U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operators place a littered patient onto a tactical all-terrain vehicle during a simulated mass casualty scenario Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. This exercise marked the first time the 320th Special Tactics Squadron pararescuemen and combat controllers worked together as an integrated team to provide Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC). (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response
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U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operators place a patient involved in a simulated mass casualty scenario onto a litter Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Special Operations Forces Medical Element (SOFME) personnel evaluated 320th STS pararescuemen and combat controllers on their rapid action, decision making and technical performance of medical interventions during the scenario-based training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response
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A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron pararescueman provides medical care to a patient involved in a simulated mass casualty scenario Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training increases Special Operations Forces rapid response and capability in real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response
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U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron pararescuemen prepare a patient for medical evacuation during a simulated mass casualty scenario Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The purpose of the training provided by Special Operations Forces Medical Element (SOFME) personnel was to bolster operational capability through a scenario-based mission that tested 320th Special Tactics Squadron’s medical response. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response
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U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operators prepare for the medical evacuation of patients involved in a simulated mass casualty scenario Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Working as an integrated team, 320th STS pararescuemen are trained at provider-level Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and combat controllers are trained at the combatant-level TCCC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response
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U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operators prepare for the medical evacuation of patients involved in a simulated mass casualty scenario Jan. 9, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. 320th STS pararescuemen and combat controllers tested the full spectrum medical response using Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) to include hands-on “Care Under Fire” and field care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

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