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8 MDG partners with local Korean hospital, tests emergency medical response

Leadership from the 8th Medical Group pose for a photo with medical staff at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The surgical team at Wonkwang successfully performed a life-saving operation on a simulated patient transported via helicopter from Kunsan Air Base, paving the way for a continued relationship between the medical center and Kunsan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Leadership from the 8th Medical Group pose for a photo with medical staff at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The surgical team at Wonkwang successfully performed a life-saving operation on a simulated patient transported via helicopter from Kunsan Air Base, paving the way for a continued relationship between the medical center and Kunsan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Tarbill (left), 8th Medical Operations Squadron flight medicine flight chief, monitors vital signs on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group coordinated with Wonkwang to test out an emergency medical flight transporting a patient from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital in Iksan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Tarbill (left), 8th Medical Operations Squadron flight medicine flight chief, monitors vital signs on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group coordinated with Wonkwang to test out an emergency medical flight transporting a patient from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital in Iksan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group used an advanced mannequin to hone the skills of the surgical staff and streamline the emergency air lift from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group used an advanced mannequin to hone the skills of the surgical staff and streamline the emergency air lift from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group coordinated with Wonkwang to test out an emergency medical flight transporting a patient from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital in Iksan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group coordinated with Wonkwang to test out an emergency medical flight transporting a patient from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital in Iksan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Medical staff observe surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group coordinated with the surgical team at Wonkwang to operate on a simulated patient from Kunsan Air Base and test the effectiveness of an emergency air lift from the base to the hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Medical staff observe surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group coordinated with the surgical team at Wonkwang to operate on a simulated patient from Kunsan Air Base and test the effectiveness of an emergency air lift from the base to the hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Tarbill (right), 8th Medical Operations Squadron flight medicine flight chief, observes medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group coordinated with Wonkwang to test out an emergency medical flight transporting a patient from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital in Iksan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Tarbill (right), 8th Medical Operations Squadron flight medicine flight chief, observes medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group coordinated with Wonkwang to test out an emergency medical flight transporting a patient from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital in Iksan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group worked with the staff at Wonkwang to test the viability of picking up a casualty at Kunsan Air Base and bringing them to the medical center for emergency surgery to expedite care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group worked with the staff at Wonkwang to test the viability of picking up a casualty at Kunsan Air Base and bringing them to the medical center for emergency surgery to expedite care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group coordinated with Wonkwang to exercise emergency medical flight transport procedures and transfer a simulated patient from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital in Iksan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group coordinated with Wonkwang to exercise emergency medical flight transport procedures and transfer a simulated patient from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital in Iksan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group used an advanced mannequin to hone the skills of the surgical staff and streamline the emergency air lift from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group used an advanced mannequin to hone the skills of the surgical staff and streamline the emergency air lift from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group used an advanced mannequin to hone the skills of the surgical staff and streamline the emergency air lift from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)
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Medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group used an advanced mannequin to hone the skills of the surgical staff and streamline the emergency air lift from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Airmen from the 8th Medical Group and medical staff from Wonkwang University Medical Center load a simulated patient on a helicopter at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. 8th MDG worked closely with the staff at Wonkwang to test how the facility could accommodate an air lift emergency from Kunsan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)
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Airmen from the 8th Medical Group and medical staff from Wonkwang University Medical Center load a simulated patient on a helicopter at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. 8th MDG worked closely with the staff at Wonkwang to test how the facility could accommodate an air lift emergency from Kunsan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

A helicopter from Wonkwang University Medical Center lands to pick up a simulated patient at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group coordinated with Wonkwang to test out an emergency medical flight transporting a patient from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital in Iksan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)
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A helicopter from Wonkwang University Medical Center lands to pick up a simulated patient at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group coordinated with Wonkwang to test out an emergency medical flight transporting a patient from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital in Iksan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

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The 8th Medical Group coordinated with Wonkwang University Medical Center to exercise emergency medical flight transport procedures and transfer a simulated patient from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital in Iksan. The surgical team at Wonkwang successfully performed a life saving operation on the simulated patient paving the way for a continued relationship between the medical center and Kunsan.