Soldiers, Airmen Participate in Training Exercise on Fort Polk, La.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Air Force Staff Sgt. Kristen Thompson updates a mission board inside of the en-route patient staging systems tent during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 17, 2014. Thompson, a health service management craftsman, is assigned to the 375th Medical Group, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • Airmen construct a Utilis TM60 Tall tent during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 17, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • Airmen construct a Utilis TM60 Tall tent during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 17, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Alan Guhlke checks the vital signs of a simulated patient inside the en-route patient staging systems tent during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 17, 2014. Guhlke, an anesthesiologist, is assigned to the 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • Soldiers board a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter at Geronimo landing zone during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 17, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Kristen Thompson, left, and Zachary Parker go over situation reports during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 17, 2014. Thompson, a health service management craftsman, is assigned to the 375th Medical Group, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and Parker, a radio frequency transmission specialist, is assigned to the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Pope Army Air Field N.C. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • U.S. Air Force Capt. Danielle Cooper checks medical equipment prior to taking off in a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 17, 2014. Cooper, a flight nurse, is assigned to the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, N.C. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • Air Force Lt. Cols. Richard Degrosa, left, and Gerald Fortuna perform a simulated exploratory laparotomy surgery while in flight aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 17, 2014. Degrosa, an emergency room doctor, and Fortuna, a trauma surgeon, are assigned to the 86th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Gerald Fortuna performs a simulated exploratory laparotomy surgery while in flight aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 17, 2014. Fortuna, a trauma surgeon, is assigned to the 86th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith