193rd SOW Airmen participate in TCCC exercise

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  • By Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis
  • 193 Special Operations Wing

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.