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A member of the 1ST Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, acts as a "patient" during a medical evacuation exercise conducted by the 145th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. He is carrying his gear to an aircraft that will transport "wounded" soldiers to RAF Upper Heyford England, for further treatment

A "patient" is removed from a bus and taken into a field hospital set up by members of the 146th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron during a reserve medical evacuation exercise. Personnel from the 1ST Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, are acting as patients during the exercise

A "patient" is removed from a bus and taken into a field hospital set up by members of the 146th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron during a reserve medical evacuation exercise. Personnel from the 1ST Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, are acting as patients during the exercise

Patients are transferred from a bus to a C-141B Starlifter aircraft for a flight to McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, during a reserve medical evacuation exercise conducted by the 146th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. Members of the 1ST Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, are acting as "wounded" soldiers during the exercise

A "patient" is removed from a bus during a reserve medical evacuation exercise. The patient, a member of the 1ST Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, will be taken into a field hospital set up by personnel from the 146th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron

Members of the 146th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron secure a "patient" aboard a C-141B Starlifter aircraft for a flight to McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, during a reserve medical evacuation exercise. The patient is a member of the 1ST Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment

Members of the 1ST Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, exit from a C-130 Hercules aircraft after a flight from Ramstein Air Base, West Germany. They are acting as patients during a reserve medical evacuation exercise conducted by the 146th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron

Jordanian medical personnel consult with U.S. medical personnel during a medical evacuation exercise in support of the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR '85

A C-130E Hercules aircraft takes off during a medical evacuation exercise in support of the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR '85

Jordanian medical personnel stand by with gurneys outside a C-130E Hercules aircraft during a medical evacuation exercise in support of the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR '85

A UH-1Iroquois helicopter prepares to land during a medical evacuation exercise, part of a combined arms live fire exercise (CALFEX)

LCOL Phyllis A. Phelan, chief, Nurses Service, and MSGT Eddie Mitchell, medical services technician, secure a hanging litter during a medical evacuation exercise for members of the 42nd MSES and the 68th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (68th AES)

Major Estelle Gocek, 68th Aeromedical Squadron (68th AES), updates patients' charts as they are transported by C-141B Starlifter aircraft during a medical evacuation exercise for members of the 42nd Medical Services Squadron and the 68th AES

Members of the 42nd Medical Services Squadron (42nd MSES) and the Medical Services Corps (MSC) transport a litter from a C-141B Starlifter aircraft to a waiting bus during a medical evacuation exercise for members of the 42nd MSES and the 68th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (68th AES)

Two soldiers with simulated wounds wait for attention as part of a medical treatment and evacuation exercise conducted during Operation GOLDEN PHEASANT

A soldier with simulated wounds wait for attention as part of a medical treatment and evacuation exercise conducted during Operation GOLDEN PHEASANT

Medical team members determine which patients should be moved first during a medical evacuation exercise, part of PACEX '89

Medical evacuation team members arrive in an ambulance from Naval Air Station, North Island, for a medical evacuation exercise during PACEX '89

Firefighters prepare to place a patient on a litter during a medical evacuation exercise, part of PACEX '89. The patients are being loaded onto the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter which is waiting in the background

A master-at-arms checks a patients injury tag during a medical evacuation exercise, part of PACEX '89

Members of a medical evacuation team load a patient into a Naval Air Station, North Island ambulance as another team member speaks with firefighters during a medical evacuation exercise, part of PACEX '89

Medical evacuation team members arrive in an ambulance from Naval Air Station, North Island, for a medical evacuation exercise during PACEX '89

Firefighters carry a patient toward a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during a medical evacuation exercise, part of PACEX '89

The pilot of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter waits for his helicopter to be loaded with patients during a medical evacuation exercise, part of PACEX '89

Firefighters prepare to place a patient onto a litter during a medical evacuation exercise, part of PACEX '89. The patients are being loaded onto the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter which is waiting in the background

Firefighters prepare to load a patient onto a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during a medical evacuation exercise, part of PACEX '89

The pilot of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter works with firefighters preparing to load patients onto the helicopter during a medical evacuation exercise, part of PACEX '89

Sailors exit a Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 11 (HC-11) UH-46 Sea Knight helicopter and prepare to act as mock casualties during a medical evacuation exercise, part of PACEX '89

A Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 11 (HC-11) UH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, with tail ramp open, stands ready to receive mock casualties during a medical evacuation exercise, part of PACEX '89

Firefighters board a Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 11 (HC-11) UH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during a medical evacuation exercise, part of PACEX '89

A Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 11 (HC-11) UH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, with tail ramp open, stands ready to receive mock casualties during a medical evacuation exercise, part of PACEX '89

Firefighters lift a simulated casualty on a litter before loading him aboard a Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 11 (HC-11) UH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during a medical evacuation exercise, part of PACEX '89

LTC Nancy Driscoll, chief nurse with the 68th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (68th AES), jokingly carries a stuffed toy during a medical evacuation exercise for members of the 42nd Medical Services Squadron and the 68th AES

Medical personnel check a patient's records during a medical evacuation exercise for members of the Alaska Army National Guard

Medical personnel of the Alaska Army National Guard carry an earthquake victim to a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter during a medical evacuation exercise

A Canadian MBB BO 105LS helicopter operated by an area hospital medical team lifts off as an Alaska Army National Guard UH-1 Iroquois helicopter stands by in the background during a medical evacuation exercise

Members of the Alaska Army National Guard transport an earthquake victim by litter during a medical evacuation exercise

Medical personnel check a patient's records during a medical evacuation exercise for members of the Alaska Army National Guard

US Marine Colonel Adams, Commanding Officer of Combat Service Support Group 3, and US Navy CHIEF Hospital Man Dubois, discuss the performance of the Sailors and Marines (Not shown) during an evacuation exercise. The exercise was conducted at Marine Corps Base (MCBH), Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

A US Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the 571st Medical Company, Fort Carson, Colorado, participates in a medical evacuation exercise at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia. The 571st is part of the coalition force here to support Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, a military effort to enforce the no-fly and no-drive zone in Southern Iraq

A US Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the 571st Medical Company, Fort Carson, Colorado, participates in a medical evacuation exercise at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia. The 571st is part of the coalition force here to support Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, a military effort to enforce the no-fly and no-drive zone in Southern Iraq

A US Army member of the 52nd Medical Evacuation Battallion, Camp Humphries, South Korea, takes part in a medical evacuation exercise during FOAL EAGLE 2000, on October 26th, 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest joint and combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from 25 October to 3 November. About 25,000 U.S. troops will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

US Army members of the 52nd Medical Evacuation Battalion, Camp Humphries, South Korea, take part in a medical evacuation exercise during FOAL EAGLE 2000, on October 26th, 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest joint and combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from 25 October to 3 November. About 25,000 U.S. troops will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

A US Army member of the 52nd Medical Evacuation Battalion, Camp Humphries, South Korea, takes part in a medical evacuation exercise during FOAL EAGLE 2000, on October 26th, 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest joint and combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from 25 October to 3 November. About 25,000 U.S. troops will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

US Army members of the 52nd Medical Evacuation Battalion, Camp Humphries, South Korea, take part in a medical evacuation exercise during FOAL EAGLE 2000, on October 26th, 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest joint and combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from 25 October to 3 November. About 25,000 U.S. troops will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

A US Army member of the 52nd Medical Evacuation Battalion, Camp Humphries, South Korea, takes part in a medical evacuation exercise during FOAL EAGLE 2000, on October 26th, 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest joint and combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from 25 October to 3 November. About 25,000 U.S. troops will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

US Air Force MASTER Sergeant Siobhan Wallmow, 607th Combat Communications Squadron, Camp Humphries, South Korea, helps prep "victims" for a medical evacuation exercise during FOAL EAGLE 2000 on October 26th, 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest joint and combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from 25 October to 3 November. About 25,000 U.S. troops will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

A US Army member of the 52nd Medical Evacuation Battalion, Camp Humphries, South Korea, takes part in a medical evacuation exercise during FOAL EAGLE 2000, on October 26th, 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest joint and combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from 25 October to 3 November. About 25,000 U.S. troops will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

US Army members of the 52nd Medical Evacuation Battalion, Camp Humphries, South Korea, take part in a medical evacuation exercise during FOAL EAGLE 2000, on October 26th, 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest joint and combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from 25 October to 3 November. About 25,000 U.S. troops will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

US Army members of the 52nd Medical Evacuation Battalion, Camp Humphries, South Korea, take part in a medical evacuation exercise during FOAL EAGLE 2000, on October 26, 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest joint and combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from 25 October to 3 November. About 25,000 U.S. troops will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

US Army members of the 52nd Medical Evacuation Battalion, Camp Humphries, South Korea, take part in a medical evacuation exercise during FOAL EAGLE 2000, on October 26th, 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest joint and combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from 25 October to 3 November. About 25,000 U.S. troops will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

US Army members of the 52nd Medical Evacuation Battalion, Camp Humphries, South Korea, take part in a medical evacuation exercise during FOAL EAGLE 2000, on October 26th, 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest joint and combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea running from 25 October to 3 November. About 25,000 U.S. troops will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

US Army members of the 52nd Medical Evacuation Battalion, Camp Humphries, South Korea, take part in a medical evacuation exercise during FOAL EAGLE 2000, on October 26th, 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest joint and combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from 25 October to 3 November. About 25,000 U.S. troops will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

Army Sergeant Naimyaa Yehudah, 520th Area Support Medical Company, Fort Lewis, Washington, exhibits to Thailand Aero Medical personnel the contents of an emergency aid bag as part of a combined US/Thai medical evacuation exercise in support of COBRA GOLD '01. COBRA GOLD '01 is regularly scheduled, joint-combined exercise designed to ensure regional peace and strengthen the ability of the royal Thai Armed Forces to defend Thailand or respond to regional contingencies. This year's exercise, the 20th in the series, will focus on peace enforcement operations

A Thailand Royal Air Force aircrew member sits at the crew entrance of an Alenia G222 (C-27A Spartan) as he waits to participate in a combined US/Thai medical evacuation exercise in support of COBRA GOLD '01. COBRA GOLD '01 is regularly scheduled, joint-combined exercise designed to ensure regional peace and strengthen the ability of the royal Thai Armed Forces to defend Thailand or respond to regional contingencies. This year's exercise, the 20th in the series, will focus on peace enforcement operations

Army UH-60Q MEDEVAC Black Hawk helicopter crewmembers from the 54th Medical Company Air Ambulance, Fort Lewis, Washington, participate in a combined US/Thai medical evacuation exercise in support of COBRA GOLD '01. COBRA GOLD '01 is regularly scheduled, joint-combined exercise designed to ensure regional peace and strengthen the ability of the royal Thai Armed Forces to defend Thailand or respond to regional contingencies. This year's exercise, the 20th in the series, will focus on peace enforcement operations

A Thailand Royal Air Force pilot pre-flights his Alenia G-222 (C-27A Spartan) cargo aircraft during a combined US/Thai medical evacuation exercise in support of COBRA GOLD '01. COBRA GOLD '01 is regularly scheduled, joint-combined exercise designed to ensure regional peace and strengthen the ability of the royal Thai Armed Forces to defend Thailand or respond to regional contingencies. This year's exercise, the 20th in the series, will focus on peace enforcement operations

Troops from Hungary, Bulgaria (BG), Canada, and the United States work together loading wounded patients onto transport plane during a medical evacuation exercise, Cooperative Key 2003, at Graf Ignatievo Air Base (AB), in Bulgaria (BG)

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Britney Lawson with the 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron (AMS), Slovenia Air Force (SAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LCOL) Taseski Darko, right, treat a simulated patient during a medical evacuation exercise at Uzundzhovo Air Base (AB), in Bulgaria (BG), in support of Cooperative Key 2003

US Air Force (USAF) Captain (CAPT) James Bonson, an International Health SPECIALIST with Headquarters US Air Force Europe (USAFE) guides a Slovakian MI-17-842, left and a Lithuanian MI-6MTV 21 helicopter onto a parking ramp for a medical evacuation exercise in support of Cooperative Key 2003 in Bulgaria (BG)

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LCOL) John Ellis, left, a Flight Surgeon, works with CHIEF MASTER Sergeant (CMSGT) William Miller, both with the 445th Aerospace Medical Squadron (AMS), document simulated injuries during a medical evacuation exercise at Uzundzhovo Air Base (AB), in Bulgaria (BG), in support of Cooperative Key 2003

US Air Force (USAF) Captain (CAPT) James Bonson, an International Health SPECIALIST with Headquarters US Air Force Europe (USAFE) guides a Slovakian MI-17-842, left and a Lithuanian MI-6MTV 21 helicopter onto a parking ramp for a medical evacuation exercise in support of Cooperative Key 2003 in Bulgaria (BG)

US Army (USA) Private First Class (PFC) Brannon Michael (seated), 2nd Squadron (SQDN), 14th Cavalry (CAV), 1ST Brigade (BGDE), 25th Infantry Division (ID), Fort Lewis, Washington (WA), looks after USA Sergeant (SGT) Andrew Thomas (right), 2nd SQDN, 14th CAV, 1ST BGDE, 25th ID, during a simulated real-life medical aerial evacuation exercise being conducted with the 439th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES), Westover Air Force Base (AFB), Massachusetts (MA), at the Mobil Aerial Staging Facility (MASF) site, Forward Operating Base (FOB) Forge, Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk, Louisiana (LA)

US Air Force (USAF) personnel, 439th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES), Westover Air Force Base (AFB), Massachusetts (MA), evacuates a stretcher-borne US Army (USA) Soldier, 2nd Squadron (SQDN), 14th Cavalry (CAV), 1ST Brigade (BGDE), 25th Infantry Division (ID), Fort Lewis, Washington (WA), during a simulated real-life medical aerial evacuation exercise at the Mobil Aerial Staging Facility (MASF) site, Forward Operating Base (FOB) Forge, Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk, Louisiana (LA)

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Dale Rice (second from left), 439th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES), Westover Air Force Base (AFB), Massachusetts (MA), oversees the evacuation of a US Army (USA) Soldier, 2nd Squadron (SQDN), 14th Cavalry (CAV), 1ST Brigade (BGDE), 25th Infantry Division (ID), Fort Lewis, Washington (WA), during a simulated real-life medical aerial evacuation exercise at the Mobil Aerial Staging Facility (MASF) site, Forward Operating Base (FOB) Forge, Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk, Louisiana (LA)

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Daniel Szafravowics (kneeling), 439th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES), Westover Air Force Base (AFB), Massachusetts (MA), prepares US Army (USA) Soldiers, 2nd Squadron (SQDN), 14th Cavalry (CAV), 1ST Brigade (BGDE), 25th Infantry Division (ID), Fort Lewis, Washington (WA), for evacuation during a simulated real-life medical aerial evacuation exercise at the Mobil Aerial Staging Facility (MASF) site, Forward Operating Base (FOB) Forge, Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk, Louisiana (LA)

U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 (NMCB-1) prepare to load a patient on a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during a medical evacuation exercise held at Camp Futema, Okinawa, Japan on Sept. 26, 2006. NMCB-1 Seabees deployed to the Far East are conducting a series of block training evolutions that will enhance the unit's ability to successfully meet mission-oriented goals in a contingency environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart) (Released)

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , June 23, 2011 -- 42 Louisiana Recovery Office Evacuation team members recently participated in a joint evacuation exercise with Region VI, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, city and parish emergency responders. Public Assistance Program Specialist Carole Levin (L) gets her bracelet scanned during the intake process which took place at a provisional passenger terminal near the Louis Armstrong Airport. The exercise gave participants insight into some of the questions and concerns evacuees may have while going through the evacuation process. FEMA/Ralph Simcox

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Kenner, La. , May 31, 2012 -- FEMA Region 6 Operational Planner Eddie Pack (L) and State Lead for MSY Air Evacuation/Department of Transportation Division Liaison SMSgt Michael Miller (R) explain to exercise participants the critical role they play in making the evacuation exercise successful. The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Evacuation Exercise was two-fold, to discuss procedures for aircraft and bus movements and rehearse critical transportation needs evacuee manifesting and screening procedures during a potential air evacuation for a major hurricane event in southeast Louisiana. FEMA/Ralph Simcox