HomeNewsArticle Display

International and joint partners train for future deployments at Patriot Warrior

.

A Soldier and an Airman pick up a patient litter during a training exercise at Patriot Warrior on Aug. 15, 2018 at Fort McCoy, Wisc. The training consisted of patient evacuation scenarios.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Xavier Lockley)

.

Members of the 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron secure a litter over a mannequin at Fort McCoy, Wisc. on Aug 15,2018. The litter was for a joint training exercise consisting of onloading and offloading patients during Exercise Patriot Warrior. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Xavier Lockley)

.

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Brad Clark, 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron senior non-commissioned officer in-charge, explains to Reserve Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors how to enter and exit an aircraft during an Engines Running Onload and Offload training scenario on Aug. 15, 2018 at Fort McCoy, Wisc. During the training, servicemembers practiced loading and unloading patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Xavier Lockley)

FORT MCCOY, Wisc. (AFNS) -- Reserve Airmen from the 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, along with Soldiers and Sailors from around the country partnered together, completing Engines Running Onload and Offload training during Exercise Patriot Warrior at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 15.

During an ERO scenario, crews of four people are required to carry their patient on a litter to an aircraft or medical vehicle, which will then take the patient where they need to go for further treatment.

Although it may sound easy, the teamwork element is extremely vital to accomplishing this segment. Not only are aeromedical evacuation crews responsible for the patient, they are accountable for ensuring the crew has proper personal protection, making sure that the awaiting aircraft is at a low speed ground idle. From there, crews will have to work together to load and unload patients in a timely matter.

“We learned a lot training with our other military counterparts,” said U.S. Army SGT Kyle Keefer, 437th Ground Ambulance, 2nd Medical Brigade. “It’s great to have all of the different services together, we continue to learn new things and develop chemistry with each other so that once we’re deployed, we’re familiar with how each service operates.”

Development of chemistry is essential to mission success as the opportunity for deployment is only a call away. Continuous practice will ensure that the crews are ready for anything that comes their way.

“We wanted this training to be beneficial not only for our Air Force Service members, but the other branches too,” said Senior Master Sgt. Brad Clark, 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron senior noncommissioned officer-in-charge. “In a deployed atmosphere, there might be a time when one of the Navy members might have to load a patient onto a C-130 aircraft with an Airman and we want that situation to not be unfamiliar to them downrange.”

In addition to having fellow Reserve Soldiers and Sailors in attendance, members of the Canadian Army were also on scene for observation of the training.

“Watching and observing how the U.S. troops conduct their patient evacuation training is very helpful for us,” said Canadian Army Captain Jean-Phillippe Desgroseillers, Canadian Forces Health Services Center, healthcare administration officer. “We learned a lot from this and can take this process back with us and teach our troops about a simpler method to evacuating patients.”

The desired intention for exercise Patriot Warrior is to ensure that Reserve Airmen and their counterparts are mission-ready. Joint integration provides each service with the opportunity to learn from each other and develop rapport with their counterparts.

Engage

Twitter
One pilot was killed when a U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon assigned to Shaw Air Force Base crashed at approx… https://t.co/iBc3rCDzSw
Twitter
Senior Airman Ezra Chavez, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron EOD flight, dons a new EOD 10 bomb suit @AirAviano. The sui… https://t.co/7AxzoWTNGf
Twitter
.@910AW maintenance Airmen are planning to save costs and increase efficiency with a new 3D printer. @USAFReserve… https://t.co/fOUWO8YhKs
Twitter
The E-3 Sentry is an airborne warning & control system, or AWACS, aircraft w/ an integrated command & control battl… https://t.co/qM1mXkvqow
Twitter
.@EielsonAirForce Airmen conducted airborne training to maintain operational readiness at Joint Base Elmendorf-Rich… https://t.co/5ivZf24ay8
Twitter
RT @HQ_AFMC: Know your #rights: Service members are protected by the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, a law designed to ease financial bur…
Twitter
“Publishing JADO doctrine is a first step in changing how we think and conduct operations with the reemergence of g… https://t.co/9wnN5ILNS2
Twitter
RT @AETCommand: Have you checked @AFWERX’s #DisruptiveAF🎙pod? Check it out! https://t.co/NAMYv6OSLd
Twitter
The 317th Airlift Wing @DyessAFBase recently finished the first round of the new 4/12 C-130 deployment cycle. The c… https://t.co/Pw9tw2NIqq
Twitter
We control the air in this multi-domain fight! #ReadyAF #AimHigh https://t.co/6SYQwbs2ym
Twitter
They called it "the biggest test of @NATO Allies’ ability" in years. #TotalForce #ReadyAF #AimHigh https://t.co/brNWrvaMch
Twitter
.@GenDaveGoldfein visited @RobinsAFB_GA to get updates on the installation. He heard about how missions have progre… https://t.co/4Hvz5ZvRJ8
Twitter
.@SecAFOfficial outlines the Air Force's 4 top priorities: build the Space Force, modernize the Air and Space Force… https://t.co/pIkl23NVtG
Twitter
Register by August 1! Exercise your right to vote! https://t.co/SkTSooPFrr
Twitter
RT @AirNatlGuard: 103rd Airlift Wing Airmen load PPE into vehicles at a distribution site in Uncasville, CT. The @CTNationalGuard is helpin…
Twitter
The 31st Civil Engineer Squadron earned the 2019 Curtin Award as the AF's top CE squadron! Also, the 31st CES Opera… https://t.co/HLu6g3A882
Twitter
RT @AirNatlGuard: #HeroesOfCOVID19 Airman 1st Class Joseph Charboneau is one of more than 300 @OKGuard members that stepped forward to help…
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,245,430
Follow Us