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446th Airlift Wing hosts Rainier Medic

Joint training event provides medical training for Hawaii reservists

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Clauber Santos, Air Force Reserve’s 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical technician, performs an electrocardiogram on a simulated patient at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, June 3. Photo credit: Staff Sgt. Daniel Liddicoet

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Reserve citizen airmen from the 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron based out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, participated in Rainier Medic, a joint training event, hosted by the 446th Airlift Wing. The training event brings reserve units from all over the U.S. to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to practice field medical skills essential to mission accomplishment while deployed or responding to a contingency operation.

Members of the Air Force and Navy Reserve used real world assets, which included UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

The 624th ASTS is comprised of personnel with a wide variety of medical Air Force Specialty Codes. The squadron's professionals provide medical support for the entire 624th RSG, ensuring oversight of individual health and medical readiness. The 624th ASTS deploys qualified personnel to provide personnel and equipment necessary for patient movement required worldwide. The squadron's personnel support worldwide operations, including exercises, humanitarian relief and disaster response operations.

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