Air Force pararescuemen to train at Calamityville

Air Force pararescuemen to train at Calamityville. (Photo/Bob Mihalek)

FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – A crew of pararescue jumpers from the Kentucky Air National Guard will train at Wright State’s National Center for Medical Readiness at Calamityville this week.

Air Force pararescuemen recover and treat victims of combat and disasters.

The weeklong training session demonstrate new military technology that combines live and simulated experiences.

“It is a scenario where they are going to be coming in, rescuing some people, providing medical care and pulling them out of the situation they are in,” said NCMR Director Rufus Smith, a retired Army brigadier general. “This event is to be a technology demonstration that AFRL and their contractors have been working.”

The National Center for Medical Readiness at Calamityville is a 52-acre disaster training zone used to prepare civilian and military medical personnel to work with traditional disaster responders. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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