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Schofield soldiers undergo training for mass casualties

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The 25th Infantry Division Lightning Academy and Combat Aviation Brigade, along with Honolulu Emergency Medical Services and the Queen’s Medical Center, held a mass-casualty exercise at Schofield Barracks on Friday. Above, soldiers left a Black Hawk helicopter after transporting the critically injured during the exercise.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Emergency Medical Services workers Paul Barraza and Shirley Ann Cazinha prepared to transport Sgt. Evan Mead during the exercise.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Spc. Yaotsey Horminouh helped Staff Sgt. Jesse Easly out of a ravine.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Sgt. Evan Mead had a simulated injury tended to during Friday’s exercise.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Staff Sgt. Dartagnan Roach tended to Sgt. Kelvin Godette.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Sgt. Evan Mead was lifted onto a stretcher Friday during a mass-casualty drill that simulated the crash and rollover into a ravine of a truck with 10 soldiers.

Mass casualty events don’t happen often on Oahu military bases. But with the risk inherent in combat training, they do occur. Read more

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