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NEWS | Jan. 28, 2021

433rd ASTS trains in receiving incoming patients aboard Black Hawks

By Tech. Sgt. Iram Carmona 433rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 433rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, 433rd Airlift Wing, participated in an exercise to train in receiving incoming patients at the Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Training Annex Jan. 9.

Texas Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crews from Martindale Army Field, Texas, airlifted simulated patients from JBSA-Camp Bullis to JBSA-Chapman Annex. Once the aircraft arrived, the 433rd ASTS medics practiced offloading patient litters and transporting them to a field hospital staging area.

The exercise focused on best practices for receiving air medivac wounded personnel from the battlefield.