Air Force pararescuemen to train at Calamityville

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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.

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