2017-08-07 TASK Group Taji Health Company recently conducted aero-medical evacuation training as part of ongoing operational readiness exercises for Operation OKRA.
The exercise was designed to test the capability of the Role 2 Echo hospital to treat and package patients for transport for further treatment at the Role 3 US Hospital in Baghdad.
The exercise included four separate serials which included medical staff from all participating coalition forces posted to the Role 2 Echo at the Taji Military Complex (TMC) near Baghdad.
Simulated patients were packaged for transport inside the R2E and then moved to the helipad to be transported via a US Army Blackhawk.
The US Army Blackhawk lifted off and conducted a simulated move to Baghdad circling the compound at the TMC and then returned and landed to conduct a “hot offload” of a patient before immediately conducting the next serial.
The exercise confirmed the ability of TGT to conduct aero-medical evacuations in partnership with coalition forces and US aero-medical evacuation assets.
Credit: Australian Department of Defense:July 14, 2017