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47th Medical Group participates in Ready Eagle exercise at Laughlin

A team of experts sent by the U.S. Air Force Medical Readiness Agency host the first-ever Ready Eagle exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 13-17, 2020. “This exercise is intended to help Airmen of every rank by introducing standardized readiness tools for continued self-guided training by team chiefs here at Laughlin or wherever they go next,” said Col. Cruz, 47th Medical Group commander. “Revitalizing our skillsets will provide us the tactics needed to respond to home station medical contingencies.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

A team of experts sent by the U.S. Air Force Medical Readiness Agency host the first-ever Ready Eagle exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 13-17, 2020. “This exercise is intended to help Airmen of every rank by introducing standardized readiness tools for continued self-guided training by team chiefs here at Laughlin or wherever they go next,” said Col. Cruz, 47th Medical Group commander. “Revitalizing our skillsets will provide us the tactics needed to respond to home station medical contingencies.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

Staff Sgt. Gaetan President, a 47th Healthcare Operations Squadron laboratory technician, paints moulage on a volunteer patient before the Ready Eagle exercise, Jan. 17, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Each volunteer patient displays different injuries which might be seen in the event of an explosion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

Staff Sgt. Gaetan President, a 47th Healthcare Operations Squadron laboratory technician, paints moulage on a volunteer patient before the Ready Eagle exercise, Jan. 17, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Each volunteer patient displays different injuries which might be seen in the event of an explosion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

47th Medical Group medics wearing powered, air-purified respirator suits roll a stretcher carrying a volunteer patient to the in-place patient decontamination tent before further treatment can be administered during the Ready Eagle exercise on Jan. 17, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The medics put the training the Ready Eagle team provided them into practice and received guidance along the way. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

47th Medical Group medics wearing powered, air-purified respirator suits roll a stretcher carrying a volunteer patient to the in-place patient decontamination tent before further treatment can be administered during the Ready Eagle exercise on Jan. 17, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The medics put the training the Ready Eagle team provided them into practice and received guidance along the way. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

47th Medical Group medics wearing powered, air-purified respirator suits tend to a simulated patient in the in-place patient decontamination tent on Jan. 17, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. In the event of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear disaster, patients who come to the clinic for care would have to go through this cleansing process before being admitted to the clinic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

47th Medical Group medics wearing powered, air-purified respirator suits tend to a simulated patient in the in-place patient decontamination tent on Jan. 17, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. In the event of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear disaster, patients who come to the clinic for care would have to go through this cleansing process before being admitted to the clinic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

Two medics lower a stretcher with a simulated patient after being cleansed at the in-place patient decontamination tent during the Ready Eagle exercise on Jan. 17, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. According to 1st Lt. Gabriel Lazurka, 47th Healthcare Operations Squadron medical logistics flight commander, they used the crawl-walk-run philosophy while training, practicing faster response times and exploring what the group can improve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

Two medics lower a stretcher with a simulated patient after being cleansed at the in-place patient decontamination tent during the Ready Eagle exercise on Jan. 17, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. According to 1st Lt. Gabriel Lazurka, 47th Healthcare Operations Squadron medical logistics flight commander, they used the crawl-walk-run philosophy while training, practicing faster response times and exploring what the group can improve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

Capt. Judd Hailey, 47th Medical Group base operational medicine clinic flight commander, assesses simulated injuries of a volunteer patient during the Ready Eagle exercise on Jan. 17, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Lt. Col. Brian Caruthers, Air Education and Training Command medical readiness division chief, visited the base throughout the week and observed the exercise. “This experience is designed to leave team chiefs and the wing inspection team members a set of standardized training tools and techniques to create their own home station training program,” Caruthers said. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

Capt. Judd Hailey, 47th Medical Group base operational medicine clinic flight commander, assesses simulated injuries of a volunteer patient during the Ready Eagle exercise on Jan. 17, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Lt. Col. Brian Caruthers, Air Education and Training Command medical readiness division chief, visited the base throughout the week and observed the exercise. “This experience is designed to leave team chiefs and the wing inspection team members a set of standardized training tools and techniques to create their own home station training program,” Caruthers said. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

Capt. Eduardo Artiga, 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron bioenvironmental flight commander, and Airman 1st Class Alfredo Gomez, 47th OMRS bioenvironmental technician, survey the simulated explosion site during the Ready Eagle exercise on Jan. 17, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The two scanned the area for radiation, took photos to record the scene before and after clean-up and retrieved samples for testing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

Capt. Eduardo Artiga, 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron bioenvironmental flight commander, and Airman 1st Class Alfredo Gomez, 47th OMRS bioenvironmental technician, survey the simulated explosion site during the Ready Eagle exercise on Jan. 17, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The two scanned the area for radiation, took photos to record the scene before and after clean-up and retrieved samples for testing. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Anne McCready)