Air National Guard unit trains at Calamityville

A crew of pararescue jumpers from the Kentucky Air National Guard are training at Wright State’s National Center for Medical Readiness at Calamityville this week.
A crew of pararescue jumpers from the Kentucky Air National Guard are training at Wright State’s National Center for Medical Readiness at Calamityville, March 27, 2014. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)

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

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

The weeklong training session demonstrates 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.”

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

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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