NEWS | May 3, 2018

Team Andersen completes Joint Casualty Evacuation training on Guam

By Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis 36th Wing

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Team Andersen recently completed a Joint Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) 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 Communications 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.