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Team Andersen completes Joint Casualty Evacuation training on Guam

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A U.S. Navy Airman assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five (HSC-25) is hoisted into a UH-60 Sea Hawk during a Casualty Evacuation training event at Andersen South on Apr. 18, 2018. Sailors with HSC-25 worked with the 644th Combat Communications Squadron Airmen to conduct a hands-on training event during exercise Dragon Forge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

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Tech. Sgt. Andre Jackson, 644th Combat Communications Squadron technician, calls in a 9-Line Casualty Evacuation request during Exercise Dragon Forge Apr. 18, 2018, at Andersen South. The 644 CBCS airmen worked with the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five (HSC-25) Sea Hawks to conduct a hands on training event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

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A Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five (HSC-25) UH-60 Sea Hawk prepares to land Apr. 18, 2018, at Andersen South. The 644 Combat Communications Squadron Airmen worked with the HSC-25 Sea Hawks to conduct a hands-on training event during exercise Dragon Forge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

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Two U.S. Navy Airmen assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five (HSC-25) prepare a training dummy to be hoisted into a UH-60 Sea Hawk Apr. 18, 2018, at Andersen South. Sailors with HSC-25 worked with the 644th Combat Communications Squadron Airmen to conduct a hands-on training event during exercise Dragon Forge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Kira Gonzalez, right, 644th Combat Communications Squadron OIC, and Master Sgt. Deanna Passman, left, 644th CBCS NCO in charge, calls in a 9-Line Casualty Evacuation request during Exercise Dragon Forge Apr. 18, 2018, at Andersen South. The 644 CBCS airmen worked with the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five (HSC-25) Sea Hawks to conduct a hands on training event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam --

Team Andersen recently completed a Joint Casualty Evacuation training event at Andersen South.

 

Airmen from the 644th Combat Communications Squadron participated in the training alongside Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five (HSC-25)  utilizing their UH-60 Sea Hawk during Exercise Dragon Forge Apr. 18, 2018.

 

The training allowed the Combat Comm Airmen to practice calling in 9-line CASEVAC requests and taught valuable skills such as how to properly approach and prepare a helicopter landing zone.

 

"The training was extremely valuable to our team," said 1st Lt. Costin Wolt, 644 CBCS Officer in Charge of current and future operations. "Our unit has members who are Air-Assault qualified and young Airmen who are getting up close to a helicopter for the first time. Everyone learns something from this kind of exercise."

 

HSC-25 was also able to hone their skills during the training and practice different hoist and take-off procedures in a joint tactical environment.

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