Vigilant Ace 16 readies 35 MDG for wounded

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Members of the 35th Medical Group carry an Airman on a litter at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 4, 2015. As part of exercise Vigilant Ace 16, patients were carried from a KC-135 Stratotanker to hospital transport vehicles following an aeromedical evacuation. The scenario gave 35 MDG Airmen the opportunity to respond to a variety of injuries and cases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter/Released)
Members of the 35th Medical Group carry an Airman on a litter at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 4, 2015. As part of exercise Vigilant Ace 16, patients were carried from a KC-135 Stratotanker to hospital transport vehicles following an aeromedical evacuation. The scenario gave 35 MDG Airmen the opportunity to respond to a variety of injuries and cases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter/Released)

Vigilant Ace 16 readies 35 MDG for wounded

by: Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | .
Misawa Air Base | .
published: November 14, 2015

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Airmen with the 35th Medical Group conducted an aeromedical evacuation drill here during exercise Vigilant Ace 16, Nov. 4.

A KC-135 Stratotanker carried Misawa Airmen who had deployed for the exercise back from Osan AB, Republic of Korea. The returning Airmen were assigned simulated injuries that the 35 MDG Airmen responded to. The injured were transported from the aircraft to emergency transport vehicles via a high deck patient loading platform, which lifts up to 20 people.

Aeromedical evacuation is a focal point for the 35 MDG, which it practices during both and contingency and peacetime operations.

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