ASTS Mass Casualty Exercise
Capt. Tammy Rush, 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron nurse, ensures her “patient” is in stable condition during a mass casualty exercise. Airman 1st Class Lysa Busalacchi, 403rd ASTS medical technician, was brought in to the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility with a simulated abdominal wound. The CASF acts as a temporary field hospital where patients are stabilized before transport to a permanent medical facility for further treatment. The mass casualty exercised was conducted during the November Unit Training Assembly in preparation for the 403rd Wing’s upcoming Operation Readiness Inspection.

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