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Interagency exercise boosts medical readiness

/ Published February 27, 2019

Air Force Airmen lift a CPR mannequin in a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Thompson Field Air National Guard Base, Mississippi for Operation Foremost Endeavor at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Feb. 20, 2019. The goal of the exercise was to give officials, observers, media personnel and players from participating organizations information they need to observe or participate in a National Disaster Medical System hospital evacuation, aeromedical evacuation and patient reception exercise. The exercise focuses on participants’ emergency response plans, policies and procedures as they pertain to a medical surge incident resulting from a disaster in the state of California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie)

Air Force Airmen assigned to the 183rd Air Evacuation Squadron prepare for Operation Foremost Endeavor at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 20, 2019. The exercise was a simulated earthquake in southern California where casualties were air lifted and brought to Nellis AFB for initial care then taken to the appropriate hospitals to treat their injuries. (U.S. Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie)

An Air Force Airman assigned to the 99th Medical Group speaks to a volunteer near the conclusion of Operation Foremost Endeavor at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 20, 2019. Majority of the volunteers for the exercise were Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps students where they were given different levels of injuries and tested the Veterans Affairs and 99th MDG personnel to quickly and efficiently diagnose the patients and send them to the appropriate hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie)

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