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A CH-47 Chinook from the 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment, carrying first responders, arrives at the scene of simulated helicopter crash during a search and rescue exercise, May 21, 2019, in Comayagua, Honduras. Members from various units on Joint Task Force – Bravo participated in the exercise that simulated a HH-60 Blackhawk crashed during a routine flight carrying personnel. The exercise practiced notification, recall, search and rescue, on-scene medical care, recovery of personnel from low and high angle austere terrain, and medical care once the injured returned to base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
A group of 612th Air Base Squadron firefighters carry equipment from a CH-47 Chinook to the site of a simulated aircraft crash during a search and rescue exercise, May 21, 2019, in Comayagua, Honduras. Members from various units on Joint Task Force – Bravo participated in the exercise that simulated a HH-60 Blackhawk crashed during a routine flight carrying personnel. The exercise practiced notification, recall, search and rescue, on-scene medical care, recovery of personnel from low and high angle austere terrain, and medical care once the injured returned to base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
Firefighters from the 612th Air Base Squadron discuss the situation and plan to retrieve a simulated patient during a search and rescue exercise, May 21, 2019, in Comayagua, Honduras. Members from various units on Joint Task Force – Bravo participated in the exercise that simulated a HH-60 Blackhawk crashed during a routine flight carrying personnel. The exercise practiced notification, recall, search and rescue, on-scene medical care, recovery of personnel from low and high angle austere terrain, and medical care once the injured returned to base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
A HH-60 Blackhawk from the 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment lands at a simulated aircraft crash to receive casualties during a search and rescue exercise, May 21, 2019, in Comayagua, Honduras. Members from various units on Joint Task Force – Bravo participated in the exercise that simulated a HH-60 Blackhawk crashed during a routine flight carrying personnel. The exercise practiced notification, recall, search and rescue, on-scene medical care, recovery of personnel from low and high angle austere terrain, and medical care once the injured returned to base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Webb, 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment detachment first sergeant, alerts of simulated aircraft casualties during a search and rescue exercise, May 21, 2019, in Comayagua, Honduras. Members from various units on Joint Task Force – Bravo participated in the exercise that simulated a HH-60 Blackhawk crashed during a routine flight carrying personnel. The exercise practiced notification, recall, search and rescue, on-scene medical care, recovery of personnel from low and high angle austere terrain, and medical care once the injured returned to base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Webb, 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment detachment first sergeant, feels for the pulse of a simulated aircraft casualty during a search and rescue exercise, May 21, 2019, in Comayagua, Honduras. Members from various units on Joint Task Force – Bravo participated in the exercise that simulated a HH-60 Blackhawk crashed during a routine flight carrying personnel. The exercise practiced notification, recall, search and rescue, on-scene medical care, recovery of personnel from low and high angle austere terrain, and medical care once the injured returned to base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
U.S. Army medics apply pressure to a simulated open-chest wound to control bleeding during a search and rescue exercise, May 21, 2019, in Comayagua, Honduras. Members from various units on Joint Task Force – Bravo participated in the exercise that simulated a HH-60 Blackhawk crashed during a routine flight carrying personnel. The exercise practiced notification, recall, search and rescue, on-scene medical care, recovery of personnel from low and high angle austere terrain, and medical care once the injured returned to base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
A U.S. Army medic carries a stretcher to the location of a simulated aircraft casualty during a search and rescue exercise, May 21, 2019, in Comayagua, Honduras. Members from various units on Joint Task Force – Bravo participated in the exercise that simulated a HH-60 Blackhawk crashed during a routine flight carrying personnel. The exercise practiced notification, recall, search and rescue, on-scene medical care, recovery of personnel from low and high angle austere terrain, and medical care once the injured returned to base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
U.S. Army Sgt. Alicia Baum, 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment flight paramedic, analyzes the condition of a simulated aircraft casualty during a search and rescue exercise, May 21, 2019, in Comayagua, Honduras. Members from various units on Joint Task Force – Bravo participated in the exercise that simulated a HH-60 Blackhawk crashed during a routine flight carrying personnel. The exercise practiced notification, recall, search and rescue, on-scene medical care, recovery of personnel from low and high angle austere terrain, and medical care once the injured returned to base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Webb, 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment detachment first sergeant, applies a dressing to a simulated neck wound during a search and rescue exercise, May 21, 2019, in Comayagua, Honduras. Members from various units on Joint Task Force – Bravo participated in the exercise that simulated a HH-60 Blackhawk crashed during a routine flight carrying personnel. The exercise practiced notification, recall, search and rescue, on-scene medical care, recovery of personnel from low and high angle austere terrain, and medical care once the injured returned to base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
U.S. Army Sgt. Alicia Baum, 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment flight paramedic, assess the injuries of a simulated aircraft casualty during a search and rescue exercise, May 21, 2019, in Comayagua, Honduras. Members from various units on Joint Task Force – Bravo participated in the exercise that simulated a HH-60 Blackhawk crashed during a routine flight carrying personnel. The exercise practiced notification, recall, search and rescue, on-scene medical care, recovery of personnel from low and high angle austere terrain, and medical care once the injured returned to base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
A HH-60 Blackhawk lands at the site of a simulated aircraft crash during a search and rescue exercise May 21, 2019, in Comayagua, Honduras. Members from various units on Joint Task Force – Bravo participated in the exercise that simulated a HH-60 Blackhawk crashed during a routine flight carrying personnel. The exercise practiced notification, recall, search and rescue, on-scene medical care, recovery of personnel from low and high angle austere terrain, and medical care once the injured returned to base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Melinda Gates, Joint Task Force – Bravo Medical Element NCO-in-charge of EMT, creates simulated wounds on participants of a search and rescue exercise May 21, 2019, in Comayagua, Honduras. Members from various units on Joint Task Force – Bravo participated in the exercise that simulated a HH-60 Blackhawk crashed during a routine flight carrying personnel. The exercise practiced notification, recall, search and rescue, on-scene medical care, recovery of personnel from low and high angle austere terrain, and medical care once the injured returned to base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Melinda Gates, Joint Task Force – Bravo Medical Element NCO-in-charge of EMT, creates simulated wounds on participants of a search and rescue exercise May 21, 2019, in Comayagua, Honduras. Members from various units on Joint Task Force – Bravo participated in the exercise that simulated a HH-60 Blackhawk crashed during a routine flight carrying personnel. The exercise practiced notification, recall, search and rescue, on-scene medical care, recovery of personnel from low and high angle austere terrain, and medical care once the injured returned to base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
U.S. Army Col. Manuel Iravedra, Joint Task Force – Bravo Medical Element dentist, consoles a young child during a dental examination as part of a Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) May 10, 2019, in El Paraiso, Honduras. Members of JTF-B partnered with the Honduran Military and Ministry of Health to provide health care services for more than 1,300 Honduran citizens; reaching a third of the citizens in the towns of Argelia, Santa Maria and Las Dificultades in the El Paraiso Department. The goal of the mission was to provide the medical staff training in their areas of expertise as well as strengthen partnerships with the Honduran allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
U.S. Army Capt. Sayda Fairfield, Joint Task Force – Bravo Medical Element physician assistant, address the concerns of a patient during a Medical Civil Action Program (MEDCAP), May 11, 2019, in El Paraiso, Honduras. Members of JTF-B partnered with the Honduran Military and Ministry of Health to provide health care services for more than 1,300 Honduran citizens; reaching a third of the citizens in the towns of Argelia, Santa Maria and Las Dificultades in the El Paraiso Department. The goal of the mission was to provide the medical staff training in their areas of expertise as well as strengthen partnerships with the Honduran allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
U.S. Army Capt. Allyssa Montemayor, Joint Task Force – Bravo Medical Element registered nurse, takes the temperature of a patient during a Medical Civil Action Program (MEDCAP), May 11, 2019, in El Paraiso, Honduras. Members of JTF-B partnered with the Honduran Military and Ministry of Health to provide health care services for more than 1,300 Honduran citizens; reaching a third of the citizens in the towns of Argelia, Santa Maria and Las Dificultades in the El Paraiso Department. The goal of the mission was to provide the medical staff training in their areas of expertise as well as strengthen partnerships with the Honduran allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
U.S. Army Maj. Jorge Chavez, Joint Task Force Bravo Medical Element public health nurse, provides instructions for pre-natal vitamins after a preventive medicine brief during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE), May 10, 2019, in El Paraiso, Honduras. Members of JTF-B partnered with the Honduran Military and Ministry of Health to provide health care services for more than 1,300 Honduran citizens; reaching a third of the citizens in the towns of Argelia, Santa Maria and Las Dificultades in the El Paraiso Department. The goal of the mission was to provide the medical staff training in their areas of expertise as well as strengthen partnerships with the Honduran allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
Honduran citizens stand in line to receive medical care during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE), May 10, 2019, in El Paraiso, Honduras. Members of JTF-B partnered with the Honduran Military and Ministry of Health to provide health care services for more than 1,300 Honduran citizens; reaching a third of the citizens in the towns of Argelia, Santa Maria and Las Dificultades in the El Paraiso Department. The goal of the mission was to provide the medical staff training in their areas of expertise as well as strengthen partnerships with the Honduran allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
U.S. Army Spc. Alec Pagtakhan, Joint Task Force – Bravo Medical Element EMT medic, looks for signs of eye ailments as part of a medical screening during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE), May 10, 2019, in El Paraiso, Honduras. Members of JTF-B partnered with the Honduran Military and Ministry of Health to provide health care services for more than 1,300 Honduran citizens; reaching a third of the citizens in the towns of Argelia, Santa Maria and Las Dificultades in the El Paraiso Department. The goal of the mission was to provide the medical staff training in their areas of expertise as well as strengthen partnerships with the Honduran allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
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