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Rangers lead emergency response exercise

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.

A simulated downed U.S. Army helicopter smolders during the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.

U.S. Army 6th Ranger Training Battalion members assess and stabilize a simulated helicopter crash victim during their annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.

A U.S. Army 6th Ranger Training Battalion member, lays injured at the simulated helicopter crash scene during their annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.

96th Civil Engineer Group firefighters, move a simulated victim onto a litter during the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.

A helicopter transport descends onto a runway during the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.

A U.S. Army 6th Ranger Training Battalion member, lays in the grass with simulated injuries near the helicopter crash scene during their annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.

U.S. Army 6th Ranger Training Battalion member, cuts the pant leg of a simulated helicopter crash victim during their annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.

U.S. Army 6th Ranger Training Battalion members, carry a simulated victim to the helicopter transport during their annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.

U.S. Army Captain Roland Salazar, 6th Ranger Training Battalion physician’s assistant, treats a simulated helicopter crash victim during their annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.
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U.S. Army 6th Ranger Training Battalion members, load a simulated victim onto a litter for transport during their annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.
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U.S. Army Captain Adam Chappell, 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Alpha Company commander, coordinates emergency efforts with 96th Civil Engineer Group firefighters during their annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.
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A 96th Civil Engineer Group firefighter, walks a simulated victim away from the helicopter crash scene during the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.
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96th Civil Engineer Group firefighters and U.S. Army Capt. Roland Salazar, a physician’s assistant with the 6th Ranger Training Battalion, work to dislodge a simulated victim from the helicopter wreckage during the 6th RTB’s annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.
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An Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Service first responder, moves a simulated helicopter crash victim into the emergency transport vehicle during the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.
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U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ernest Lopez, 6th Ranger Training Battalion instructor, cares for a simulated helicopter crash victim during their annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.
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An Okaloosa Med Flight first responder, assesses a simulated helicopter crash victim during the 6 th Ranger Training Battalion’s annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.
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U.S. Army 6th Ranger Training Battalion members, load a simulated victim into the helicopter transport during their annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.
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U.S. Army 6th Ranger Training Battalion members, move toward the simulated helicopter crash scene during their annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.
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A U.S. Army 6th Ranger Training Battalion member, carries an emergency stretcher to the simulated crash scene during their annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.
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Firefighters with the 96th Civil Engineer Group, put out flames from a simulated helicopter crash during the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.
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A simulated downed U.S. Army helicopter smolders while simulated victims lay injured nearby during the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command.
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A U.S. Army 6th Ranger Training Battalion member, waits for treatment near the simulated helicopter crash during their annual mass casualty exercise Sept. 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. First responders from the 6th RTB, the 96th Civil Engineer Group Fire Department, 96th Security Forces Squadron, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and Okaloosa Med Flight responded to a simulated mid-air helicopter collision and crash on the range. The realistic exercise with more than 20 injuries served to validate the 6 RTB’s mass casualty exercise procedures and their ability to work as part of a unified command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

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