445th Reserve Citizen Airmen, Army soldiers participate in Operation Merciful Valkyrie

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More than 180 Airmen from the 445th Airlift Wing and members of the 5th Battalion, 159th Regiment General Support Aviation Battalion, Fort Knox, Kentucky, participated in an aeromedical patient movement exercise named Operation Merciful Valkyrie, Sept. 11-14, 2022. Four C-17 Globemaster IIIs conducted eight launches a day, three days in a row, for a total of 24 launches from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The exercise focused on transporting patients from an austere environment (Fort Campbell), and bringing them to a more secure location (Wright-Patterson AFB) while providing en route medical care.