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Apr 13, 2018

Making It Rain: Improving Front-Line Medical Readiness

Making It Rain: Improving Front-Line Medical Readiness
By Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle McNan

Service members can find themselves operating in austere environments such as disaster relief areas and forward operating bases, where transporting medical supplies can be a complex undertaking. Marines and sailors of the 1st Marine Logistics Group are working with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 to drop units of blood by air to those operating in such inflexible areas.
U.S. Marine Cpl. Lauren Song, an air crewman with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, releases units of blood during an air delivery drop at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., March 28, 2018. There were five different packaging variations used for the air delivery. Each used materials from the Authorized Medical and Dental Allowance List and a special insulated box called a ‘Collins’ box; these variations also included numerous parachute configurations. The purpose of the exercise was to test the viability of blood samples being transported by air delivery.


Published April 13, 2018 at 04:44AM
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