Air Force and Army Practice Aeromedical Evacuation in Hawaii

A Mississippi Air National Guard C-17 cargo aircraft flew from Hickam Field to Kalaeloa Airport on Thursday to pick up simulated wounded troops who had been transported from a notional battlefield by an Army Black Hawk helicopter.

In this case the exercise in interoperability was an aircraft response from Germany to improvised explosive device injuries near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan — but it could just as easily have been a natural or man-made disaster or other emergency in Hawaii or the Pacific.

The point was practice between the Air Force and Army to rapidly treat casualties.

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