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Medical staff from Aurora Medical Center-Summit’s emergency and trauma center wait for a Wisconsin Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter to arrive so they can move notional patients to the emergency room during a mass casualty exercise May 31. The scenario called for a single Black Hawk crew to medically evacuate three victims critically injured by a building collapse. A Black Hawk can transport up to four litter-borne patients, as opposed to civilian air ambulances which carry only one patient. One of the mock patients would later be transferred by Black Hawk to Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay. This training builds on prior collaboration between the Wisconsin Army National Guard and Aurora Health Care. Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs photo by Vaughn R. Larson

Wisconsin Guard Black Hawk unit teams with Aurora for mass casualty exercise

Wisconsin Army National Guard medevac unit trains with regional medical centers for mass casualty exercise...
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We live and work in almost every Wisconsin community. We are small business owners, teachers, nurses, electricians, plumbers, college students, moms, dads, brothers, sisters, and more. We simultaneously stand ready to serve whenever our state or nation calls.
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Unique amongst the Armed Forces – the National Guard has a dual mission of serving Wisconsin and the nation. The National Guard is both the state’s first military responder during times of need and the primary combat reserve of the Army and Air Force.
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Whether responding to a flood, snowstorm, severe weather, or a pandemic here in own Wisconsin communities, or deploying to combat theaters overseas, your Wisconsin National Guard is unique among the Armed Forces in serving both the state and nation.
Always ready. Always there.
The Wisconsin National Guard provides fully capable Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen prepared to deploy anywhere, at any time, to support community, state and federal missions. Our federal mission is to provide trained units, Soldiers and Airmen to support our nation’s defense priorities both in the United States and around the world as directed by the President of the United States of America. Our community and state mission is to assist civil authorities protect life and property, as well as preserve peace, order and public safety during emergencies, as directed by the Governor of the State of Wisconsin.

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