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21st MDG exceeds standards during exercise

Airmen learn decontamination before exercise.

Airmen from the 21st Medical Group learn how to decontaminate patients before the In-Place Patient Decontamination exercise at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, July 9, 2021. The 21st MDG Airmen trained for three days prior to the exercise on identifying different types of medical threats, how to properly set up the decontamination tent, and properly setting up and using equipment effectively. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlin Castillo)

Airmen learn decontamination before exercise

Airmen from the 21st Medical Group prepare for the In-Place Patient Decontamination exercise at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, July 9, 2021. During a real word event, the IPPD team’s primary mission is to decontaminate patients and provide them with the necessary care they need to survive. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlin Castillo)

Airmen learn decontamination before exercise

21st Medical Group Airmen practice patient decontamination before the In-Place Patient Decontamination exercise at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, July 9, 2021. The IPPD training and exercise is conducted at Peterson AFB every two years to maintain proficiency across the spectrum of care. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlin Castillo)

Airmen put on PAPR suits

Airmen from the 21st Medical Group help each other put on powered air purifying respirator suits during the In-Place Patient Decontamination exercise at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, July 9, 2021. The PAPR suits are used to safeguard the Airmen against contaminants. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlin Castillo)

Airmen put on PAPR suits

Airmen from the 21st Medical Group assist each other in putting on safety equipment during the In-Place Patient Decontamination exercise at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, July 9, 2021. During the exercise, Airmen must be able to remain calm and focused while in the powered air purifying respirator suits in order to properly treat disoriented, frustrated and frightened patients. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlin Castillo)

Airmen decontaminate patient during exercise

21st Medical Group Airmen decontaminate a patient during the In-Place Patient Decontamination exercise at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, July 9, 2021. During the exercise, the team decontaminated four patients. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlin Castillo)

Airmen put away decontamination tent during exercise

Airmen from the 21st Medical Group pack up the decontamination tent after the In-Place Patient Decontamination exercise at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, July 9, 2021. The Air Force standard for this exercise is to have the decontamination tent mission capable within 15 minutes and fully operational within 20. The 18 person team surpassed both requirements by becoming mission capable within 7 minutes and fully operational in 16 minutes. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlin Castillo)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Airmen from the 21st Medical Group learn how to decontaminate patients before the In-Place Patient Decontamination exercise at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, July 9, 2021. The 21st MDG Airmen trained for three days prior to the exercise on identifying different types of medical threats, how to properly set up the decontamination tent, and properly setting up and using equipment effectively. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlin Castillo)
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