932nd AES conducts readiness mission training

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  • By Senior Airman Brooke Spenner
  • 932nd Airlift Wing

Citizen Airmen with the 923nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES) conducted Aero Medical Evacuation Readiness Mission (ARMS-Mission) training, August 6, 2020.

All aeromedical evacuation crews are required to be qualified on universal airframes, such as the C-130J Hercules, C-17 and KC-135 Stratotanker. This training gave 932nd AES the opportunity to practice their skills on a C-130J Hercules from the 314th Airlift Wing.

ARMS-Mission training, with simulated patients is vital for AES members because it gives them the unique opportunity to get the hands on experience that ground simulation cannot recreate. 

A lot can happen while in the air, ARMS-Mission training prepares Airmen for all sorts of situations. During the training a supervisor would give AES members different situations, and AES had to practice various patient care skills such as, taking vitals, hypoxia treatment, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), neurological examination and more. One Airmen mentioned that this was their first training flight where they conducted CPR. 

Every bit of training AES completes gives them the abilities to be prepared whenever America calls for their help to take them through the “Gateway Home” -AES motto.