445th AW Reservists participate in USTRANSCOM exercise aeromedical teams and global patient movement
By Air Force Master Sgt. Patrick OReilly, 445th Airlift Wing
/ Published May 02, 2021
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --
U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) began a week-long aeromedical and global patient movement exercise, Ultimate Caduceus, April 26. Approximately 250 personnel including members of the 445th Airlift Wing and the 88th Air Base Wing participated in the field training exercise. The exercise simulates bringing in injured troops from overseas, triaging them to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and then moving them to longer-term and advanced care centers known as Federal Coordinating Centers (FCC). FCCs were used to treat Aeromedical Evacuation patients during Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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