Airmen, Soldiers Take Aeromedical Evacuation Training on Fort Polk, La.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Air Force aeromedical aircrew meet Air Force Capt. Jonathan Fernandez, center right, for a briefing to support the Joint Readiness Training Center's aeromedical evacuation training on Fort Polk, La., Feb. 21, 2013. Fernandez commands the 50th Airlift Wing, Little Rock, Ark. Service members at the center have skills in combat patient care and aeromedical evacuation in a simulated combat environment. The crew is assigned to the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John R. Nimmo, Sr.
  • Air Force Capt. Brooke Kiefer checks on simulated patients during aeromedical evacuation training on Fort Polk, La., Feb. 23, 2013. Kiefer, a nurse, is assigned to the 628th Medical Group, Joint Base Charleston, S.C. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John R. Nimmo, Sr.
  • Air Force 1st Lt. Erin Wood, right, uses hand signals to control the loading of simulated patients onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft during aeromedical evacuation training in Alexandria, La., Feb. 22, 2013. Wood, a medical crew director, is assigned to the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John R. Nimmo, Sr.
  • Air Force Staff Sgt. Kenneth Benavides checks on a simulated patient on a C-130 Hercules aircraft during aeromedical evacuation training on Fort Polk, La., Feb. 23, 2013. Benavides is assigned to the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John R. Nimmo, Sr.
  • Army Pfc. Zachary Ross, left, and Army Col. Kenneth Locke, center, attach a neck brace on Air Force Staff Sgt. David Barrett in the emergency room after a simulated attack on a mobile aeromedical evacuation staging facility at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La., Feb. 23, 2013. Ross, a health care specialist, and Locke, an emergency physician, are assigned to the 328th Combat Support Hospital. Barrett is assigned to the 439th Communication Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II
  • Army Sgt. Vail Terrance, center left, takes X-rays of Air Force Staff Sgt. David Barrett, center, in the emergency room after a simulated attack on a  mobile aeromedical evacuation staging facility at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La., Feb. 23, 2013. Terrance, a radiology sergeant, is assigned to the 328th Combat Support Hospital, and Barrett is assigned to the 439th Communication Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II
  • Soldiers coordinate patient movement from an HH-60L Black Hawk helicopter to triage at a mobile aeromedical evacuation staging facility on Fort Polk, La., Feb. 23, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 328th Combat Support Hospital. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II
  • Air Force Capt. Amy Nordquist, center, observes airmen as they perform self-aid buddy care on a simulated casualty during aeromedical evacuation training on Fort Polk, La., Feb. 23, 2013. Nordquist is a observer/controller, trainer. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John R. Nimmo, Sr.
  • Army medical personnel offload a simulated injured soldier from a HH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during aeromedical evacuation training on Fort Polk, La., Feb. 23, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John R. Nimmo Sr.
  • Army Sgt. Leslie Langford, left, comforts his military working dog, Ted, a Labrador retriever and bomb specialist, as he receives simulated medical care in the veterinary section of the Combat Support Hospital during aeromedical evacuation training on Fort Polk, La., Feb. 23, 2013. Langford, a canine handler, and Ted are assigned to the 550th Military Working Dog Detachment, Fort Bragg, N.C. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John R. Nimmo Sr.
  • Army Maj. Valerie Nestrick, left, applies a pressure bandage to Ted, a military working dog, as he receives simulated medical care in the veterinary section of the Combat Support Hospital during aeromedical evacuation training on Fort Polk, La., Feb. 23, 2013. Nestrick, a veterinarian, is assigned to the 328th Combat Support Hospital, and Ted, a Labrador retriever and bomb specialist, is assigned to the 550th Military Working Dog Detachment, Fort Bragg, N.C. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John R. Nimmo, Sr.
  • Ted, a Labrador retriever who serves as a military working dog and bomb specialist, waits calmly during an X-ray at the 328th Combat Support Hospital at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La., Feb. 23, 2013. Ted is assigned to the 550th Military Working Dog Detachment, Fort Bragg, N.C. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John R. Nimmo, Sr.