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Members of the 28th Medical Group rehearse lifting a litter as a cohesive unit for exercise Golden Coyote on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 16, 2021.

Members of the 28th Medical Group rehearse lifting a litter as a cohesive unit for exercise Golden Coyote on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 16, 2021. Group communication is important as the litter needs to be kept relatively level in order to ensure patient safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonah Fronk)

Capt. John Innins, a 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse, and Master Sgt. Amanda Tokarczyk, the 28th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron aerospace medicine flight chief, assist a “patient” on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 16, 2021.

Capt. John Innins, a 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse, and Master Sgt. Amanda Tokarczyk, the 28th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron aerospace medicine flight chief, assist a “patient” on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 16, 2021. Members from the 28th Medical Group were able to expand on their breadth of experience during exercise Golden Coyote as they cared for simulated patients flown in to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonah Fronk)

Participants in exercise Golden Coyote carry a simulated injured Army National Guardsman across the flight line on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 16, 2021.

Participants in exercise Golden Coyote carry a simulated injured Army National Guardsman across the flight line on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 16, 2021. The integration of Ellsworth Airmen and the South Dakota Army National Guard members enabled the two units to provide key mission support during the joint exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonah Fronk)

Members of the 28th Medical Group carry a simulated injured Army National Guardsman across the flight line during exercise Golden Coyote on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 16, 2021

Members of the 28th Medical Group carry a simulated injured Army National Guardsman across the flight line during exercise Golden Coyote on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 16, 2021. The exercise allowed 28th MDG members to tackle scenarios they could encounter during future operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonah Fronk)

Members of 28th Medical Group practice how to properly strap a person to a litter for exercise Golden Coyote on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 16, 2021.

Members of 28th Medical Group practice how to properly strap a person to a litter for exercise Golden Coyote on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 16, 2021. During the exercise, medical Airmen gained experience by assisting “patients” flown in from an outside location with simulated injuries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonah Fronk)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. --

The 28th Medical Readiness Squadron trained alongside the South Dakota Army National Guard during a segment of exercise Golden Coyote conducted June 16 on Ellsworth Air Force Base. The training focused on proper medical procedures for aerial medical transportation, where individuals are flown in from off-base locations. 

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