U. S. military medical unit integrates new technologies in hurricane response exercise
Members of the Medical Element load a hurricane victim in an ambulance for a ground medical evacuation to a hospital in Tegucigalpa, Honduras during a hurricane response exercise. In preparation for the 2014 hurricane season, the Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element (MEDEL) conducted a humanitarian assistance/disaster response (HA/DR) exercise at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras June 12, 2014. The MEDEL's mission was to establish a forward medical treatment operation capable of providing triage, primary care, surgical capabilities, patient holding and evacuation. As part of this exercise, a suite of mobile technology applications that run on smartphones and tablets were used to enhance the capabilities of the unit: Global MedAid, Medical Application of Speech Translation (MAST) and GeoSHAPE. (Photo by U. S. Air National Guard Capt. Steven Stubbs)

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Photo by: U. S. Air National Guard Capt. Steven Stubbs |  VIRIN: 140612-Z-BZ170-002.JPG