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Buckley Medics participate in Tactical Combat Casualty Care exercise

Staff Sgt. William Shimel (left), a 140th Air National Guard Medical Group aerospace medical technician, and Staff Sgt. Camille Dysart (right), a 140th ANG MDG CBRNE enhanced response force package medicine technician, transport Airman 1st Class Justin Rosales, a 460th Security Forces Squadron restricted area entry controller, to a safer location during an exercise to train the medics' response capabilities on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021.

Staff Sgt. William Shimel (left), a 140th Air National Guard Medical Group aerospace medical technician, and Staff Sgt. Camille Dysart (right), a 140th ANG MDG CBRNE enhanced response force package medicine technician, transport Airman 1st Class Justin Rosales, a 460th Security Forces Squadron restricted area entry controller, to a safer location during an exercise to train the medics' response capabilities on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021. The Tactical Casualty Combat Care exercise increases the medics' proficiency in providing trauma care under duress. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua T. Crossman)

Medics access a wound on manikin and demonstrate life-saving techniques to stop the bleeding during the 2021 Tactical Combat Casualty Care exercise on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021.

Medics access a wound on manikin and demonstrate life-saving techniques to stop the bleeding during the 2021 Tactical Combat Casualty Care exercise on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021. The medical team treated a double amputation where it lost its left hand and leg below the knee after being in a simulated rocket-propelled grenade explosion. (U.S. Space Photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua T. Crossman)

A Junctional Emergency Treatment Tool tourniquet is applied to a manikin during the 2021 Tactical Combat Casualty Care exercise at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021.

A Junctional Emergency Treatment Tool tourniquet is applied to a manikin during the 2021 Tactical Combat Casualty Care exercise at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021. A tourniquet is a constricting or compressing medical instrument used to stop circulation to the extremity below the tourniquet. The pressure is applied circumferentially around the extremity, compressing the veins and arteries against the muscle tissue and bone, stopping all blood flow beyond the device, and providing life-saving bleeding control. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua T. Crossman)

A medic participating in the 2021 Tactical Combat Casualty Care exercise creates an incision in the neck of a medical manikin to open its airway on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021.

A medic participating in the 2021 Tactical Combat Casualty Care exercise creates an incision in the neck of a medical manikin to open its airway on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021. Certified emergency medical technician instructors run their attendees through a combat casualty scenario where teams of medics must treat downed warfighters and manikins while under duress. (U.S Space Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle D. McBride)

Medics perform a cricothyroidotomy to open the airway of a medical manikin experiencing inhalation burns during the Tactical Combat Casualty Care exercise on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021.

Medics perform a cricothyroidotomy to open the airway of a medical manikin experiencing inhalation burns during the Tactical Combat Casualty Care exercise on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021. The overall objective of TCCC is to give medics from the 460th and 140th Medical Group’s experience on how to effectively care for and prevent combat casualties while completing the mission. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle D. McBride)

A medic participating in the 2021 Tactical Combat Casualty Care exercise treats a medical manikin with air in the chest cavity using needle decompression on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021.

A medic participating in the 2021 Tactical Combat Casualty Care exercise treats a medical manikin with air in the chest cavity using needle decompression on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021. A needle decompression involves inserting a large-bore needle into the second or fifth intercostal space to release the trapped air compressing the lung. This was one of the many techniques used by medics during the TCCC exercise and on the battlefield. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle D. McBride)

Airman 1st Class Bradli Badali, a 460th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, looks up at an instructor during the Tactical Combat Casualty Care exercise on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021.

Airman 1st Class Bradli Badali, a 460th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, looks up at an instructor during the Tactical Combat Casualty Care exercise on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021. The TCCC proved to be effective on the battlefield, and for this reason, the U.S. Special Operations Command requires TCCC training for all deploying combatants and not just medical personnel. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua T. Crossman)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Staff Sgt. William Shimel (left), a 140th Air National Guard Medical Group aerospace medical technician, and Staff Sgt. Camille Dysart (right), a 140th ANG MDG CBRNE enhanced response force package medicine technician, transport Airman 1st Class Justin Rosales, a 460th Security Forces Squadron restricted area entry controller, to a safer location during an exercise to train the medics' response capabilities on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021. The Tactical Casualty Combat Care exercise increases the medics' proficiency in providing trauma care under duress. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua T. Crossman)
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