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USTRANSCOM exercises aeromedical teams, global patient movement

Medical personnel from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio transport “patients” during the annual Exercise Ultimate Caduceus April 28, 2021.

Medical personnel from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio transport “patients” during the annual Exercise Ultimate Caduceus April 28, 2021. U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) began the week-long aeromedical and global patient movement exercise April 26. Approximately 250 personnel including members of the 445th Airlift Wing and the 88th Air Base Wing participated in the field training exercise. The exercise simulates bringing in injured troops from overseas, triaging them to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and then moving them to longer-term and advanced care centers known as Federal Coordinating Centers (FCC). (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Patrick O'Reilly)

First Lieutenant Tyler Trease, 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron clinical nurse and officer in-charge of exercise planning and safety, reviews a patient’s medical documentation during Ultimate Caduceus training exercise April 28, 2021.  U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) began the week-long aeromedical and global patient movement exercise April 26. Approximately 250 personnel including members of the 445th Airlift Wing and the 88th Air Base Wing participated in the field training exercise. The exercise simulates bringing in injured troops from overseas, triaging them to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and then moving them to longer-term and advanced care centers known as Federal Coordinating Centers (FCC).  (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Patrick O'Reilly)

First Lieutenant Tyler Trease, 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron clinical nurse and officer in-charge of exercise planning and safety, reviews a patient’s medical documentation during Ultimate Caduceus training exercise April 28, 2021. U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) began the week-long aeromedical and global patient movement exercise April 26. Approximately 250 personnel including members of the 445th Airlift Wing and the 88th Air Base Wing participated in the field training exercise. The exercise simulates bringing in injured troops from overseas, triaging them to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and then moving them to longer-term and advanced care centers known as Federal Coordinating Centers (FCC). (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Patrick O'Reilly)

Medical personnel from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio transport “patients” during the annual Exercise Ultimate Caduceus April 28, 2021.

Medical personnel from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio transport “patients” during the annual Exercise Ultimate Caduceus April 28, 2021. U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) began the week-long aeromedical and global patient movement exercise April 26. Approximately 250 personnel including members of the 445th Airlift Wing and the 88th Air Base Wing participated in the field training exercise. The exercise simulates bringing in injured troops from overseas, triaging them to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and then moving them to longer-term and advanced care centers known as Federal Coordinating Centers (FCC). (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Patrick O'Reilly)

Medical personnel from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio transport “patients” during the annual Exercise Ultimate Caduceus April 28, 2021.

Medical personnel from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio transport “patients” during the annual Exercise Ultimate Caduceus April 28, 2021. U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) began the week-long aeromedical and global patient movement exercise April 26. Approximately 250 personnel including members of the 445th Airlift Wing and the 88th Air Base Wing participated in the field training exercise. The exercise simulates bringing in injured troops from overseas, triaging them to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and then moving them to longer-term and advanced care centers known as Federal Coordinating Centers (FCC). (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Patrick O'Reilly)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) began a week-long aeromedical and global patient movement exercise, Ultimate Caduceus, April 26, 2021. Exercise Ultimate Caduceus is an annual patient movement exercise designed to test the ability of USTRANSCOM to provide medical evacuation in a contested environment. Approximately 250 personnel including members of the 445th Airlift Wing and the 88th Air Base Wing participated in the field training exercise. The exercise simulates bringing in injured troops from overseas, triaging them to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and then moving them to longer-term and advanced care centers known as Federal Coordinating Centers (FCC). FCCs were used to treat Aeromedical Evacuation patients during Hurricanes Irma and Maria.