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USAFE offers knowledge to Polish flying doctors

Members from the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and Polish aeromedical evacuation specialists discuss the proper treatment of a mock patient Dec. 3, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Members of the 86th AES showcased their skills for the Polish medical officials in order for them to adapt desired skills. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales)

Members from the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and Polish aeromedical evacuation specialists discuss the proper treatment of a mock patient Dec. 3, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Members of the 86th AES showcased their skills for the Polish medical officials in order for them to adapt desired skills. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales)

Polish Air Force 2nd Lt. Andrzej Nartonowicz, an aeromedical evacuation doctor, listens to two 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Airmen as they prepare for a mock mission Dec. 3, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 86th AES and other aeromedical evacuation specialists on Ramstein showcased procedures and tactics used to save lives for the developing Polish AE mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales)

Polish Air Force 2nd Lt. Andrzej Nartonowicz, an aeromedical evacuation doctor, listens to two 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Airmen as they prepare for a mock mission Dec. 3, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 86th AES and other aeromedical evacuation specialists on Ramstein showcased procedures and tactics used to save lives for the developing Polish AE mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales)

Polish Air Force 2nd Lts. Krzysztof Romek, left, and Andrzej Nartonowicz, center, both aeromedical evacuation doctors, listen to U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse Visser, a 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight duty controller, explain the mission of the 10th EAEF Dec. 2, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Romek and Nartonowicz are two members of the only Polish AE team and are familiarizing themselves with practices used by U.S. Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales)

Polish Air Force 2nd Lts. Krzysztof Romek, left, and Andrzej Nartonowicz, center, both aeromedical evacuation doctors, listen to U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse Visser, a 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight duty controller, explain the mission of the 10th EAEF Dec. 2, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Romek and Nartonowicz are two members of the only Polish AE team and are familiarizing themselves with practices used by U.S. Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) -- Members of the Polish Air Force aeromedical evacuation team visited Ramstein Air Base’s AE units during a four-day familiarization tour Dec. 1-4.

U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa hosted the Polish team hoping to build a stronger bond between the two nations. Another objective of the tour was to offer the Polish team lessons and knowledge learned from years of experience moving patients all over the world.

"Interoperability with our allies along all lines of effort is crucial to supporting USAFE's strategic objectives, and health service support is a requirement common to all operations," said Lt. Col. Doron Bresler, a USAFE international health specialist team medical readiness division specialist. "Showcasing our capabilities for our allies promotes professional cooperation efforts and effective collaboration in both training and operational environments."

They saw Airmen conduct evaluations, offload patients, set up a C-17 Globemaster III to transport patients, received a tour of aeromedical facilities and discussed best practices used by the active-duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen.

"It's such a great opportunity to be here and see how things work," said Polish Air Force 2nd Lt. Krzysztof Romek, a Polish aeromedical evacuation doctor. "It's good to ... share experiences and ideas. We hope that we can put some of (the U.S. Air Force's) ideas and procedures to use within our aeromedical evacuation team and make it work more efficiently."

The Polish team also visited the 603rd Air and Space Operations Center, U.S. Transportation Command's Theater Patient Movement Requirement Center-East, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight.

At the 10th EAEF, Staff Sgt. Jesse Visser, a 10th EAEF duty controller, gave them insight into a deployed aeromedical mission.

"It feels awesome to be able to have this opportunity," Visser said. "This team has been very inquisitive and enthusiastic. We're building camaraderie between friendly nations on a personal level when we're able to take them into our 'homes' and show them a job that means a whole lot to us. 

"The Polish (AE) team shares our passion, and it is incredible that we have the opportunity to ask each other questions and show each other how we each finish our mission," Visser continued. "We share this mission and our passion for airlifting patients, but after this experience, we also share friendship in doing this mission that will be remembered by future U.S. and Polish (AE) teams."

While the visit may have been short, the participants and organizers hoped this was just one step in strengthening friendships and each force's AE missions in order to save lives in and around Europe and Africa.

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