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193rd SOW Airmen participate in TCCC exercise

Senior Airman Lucas Morrison, 148th Air Support Operations Squadron, 193rd Special Operations Wing, participates in a Tactical Combat Casualty Care Field Training Exercise April 6, 2019, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pennsylvania. Morrison and fellow Airmen participating in the FTX completed three different timed scenarios in which they moved tactically through a series of unpredicted “ambushes.” (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)

Senior Airman Lucas Morrison, 148th Air Support Operations Squadron, 193rd Special Operations Wing, participates in a Tactical Combat Casualty Care Field Training Exercise April 6, 2019, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pennsylvania. Morrison and fellow Airmen participating in the FTX completed three different timed scenarios in which they moved tactically through a series of unpredicted “ambushes.” (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)

A joint terminal attack controller Airman with the 148th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pennsylvania, writes down information during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care field training exercise April 6, 2019, at the fort. The Airman maintained a low profile while relaying and receiving important information that was pertinent for the success of the FTX. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)

A joint terminal attack controller Airman with the 148th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pennsylvania, writes down information during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care field training exercise April 6, 2019, at the fort. The Airman maintained a low profile while relaying and receiving important information that was pertinent for the success of the FTX. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)

Airmen of the 148th Air Support Operations Squadron, 193rd Special Operations Wing, lay on the ground to take cover from simulated enemy fire during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care field training exercise April 6, 2019, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pennsylvania. Airmen participating in the FTX completed three different timed scenarios in which they moved tactically through a series of unpredicted “ambushes” to provide simulated medical care for casualties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)

Airmen of the 148th Air Support Operations Squadron, 193rd Special Operations Wing, lay on the ground to take cover from simulated enemy fire during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care field training exercise April 6, 2019, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pennsylvania. Airmen participating in the FTX completed three different timed scenarios in which they moved tactically through a series of unpredicted “ambushes” to provide simulated medical care for casualties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)

Airmen of the 148th Air Support Operations Squadron, 193rd Special Operations Wing, walk through the woods during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care field training exercise April 6, 2019, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pennsylvania. Airmen participating in the FTX were separated into groups differentiating between being positioned with vehicles as well as on foot. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)

Airmen of the 148th Air Support Operations Squadron, 193rd Special Operations Wing, walk through the woods during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care field training exercise April 6, 2019, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pennsylvania. Airmen participating in the FTX were separated into groups differentiating between being positioned with vehicles as well as on foot. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. --

Airman of the 193rd Special Operations Wing, including the 193rd Special Operations Medical Group and 148th Air Support Operations Squadron, participated in a Tactical Combat Casualty Care field training exercise April 6 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pennsylvania.

During the field training exercise, Airmen completed three different timed scenarios where they moved tactically through a series of unpredicted "ambushes." The Airmen then had to provide immediate medical care in their “combat” environment on selected casualties.

“The TCCC is all about making lifesaving interventions by providing medical care that needs to be delivered immediately to a casualty during and in a combat environment,” said, Tech. Sgt. Devon Kuny, 148th ASOS joint terminal attack controller.

Airmen participating in the FTX were separated into groups differentiating between mounted and unmounted scenarios and would rotate respectively after each exercise.

“The difference between mounted and unmounted is that some of the Airmen will be in vehicles such as humvees and the others will be on foot,” said. Tech Sgt. Matthew Spitler, 148th ASOS JTAC.

Field training exercises such as TCCC allow Airmen the opportunity to showcase and hone their skills to ensure they are able to succeed in getting the mission done when called upon.