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824th BDS learns advanced combat casualty care

Airmen learn advanced combat casualty care

Maj. Heidi Shelstad, 823rd Base Defense Squadron (BDS) physician assistant, teaches the 824th BDS Bravo Flight how to conduct advanced combat casualty care (AC3) at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., May 5, 2020. AC3 is necessary training for the 824th BDS before it begins its cycle on the Immediate Response Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

Airmen put on tourniquets

Airmen from the 824th Base Defense Squadron practice putting a tourniquet on their own arms during advanced combat casualty care (AC3) training at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., May 5, 2020. AC3 is necessary training for the 824th BDS before it begins its cycle on the Immediate Response Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

Airmen hold a man on a spinal board

Capt. Heather Wiedell, 824th Base Defense Squadron (BDS) physician assistant, helps Airmen from the 824th BDS properly strap a patient into a spinal board during advanced combat casualty care (AC3) at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., May 5, 2020. AC3 is necessary training for the 824th BDS before it begins its cycle on the Immediate Response Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

Airman keeps security during a training scenario

An Airman from the 824th Base Defense Squadron (BDS) keeps security during an advanced combat casualty care (AC3) training scenario, May 6, 2020 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. AC3 is necessary training for the 824th BDS before it begins its cycle on the Immediate Response Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

An Airman acts as a casualty during a training scenario

Airmen from the 824th Base Defense Squadron treat patients during an advanced combat casualty care (AC3) training scenario, May 6, 2020 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. AC3 is necessary training for the 824th BDS before it begins its cycle on the Immediate Response Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

Airmen treat a patient during a training scenario

Airmen from the 824th Base Defense Squadron treat patients during an advanced combat casualty care (AC3) training scenario, May 7, 2020 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. AC3 is necessary training for the 824th BDS before it begins its cycle on the Immediate Response Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

Airmen treat a patient during a training scenario

Staff Sgt. Summer Teeters, 820th Base Defense Group independent duty medical technician, oversees 824th BDS Airmen during an advanced combat casualty care (AC3) training scenario, May 6, 2020 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. AC3 is necessary training for the 824th BDS before it begins its cycle on the Immediate Response Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

Airmen treat a patient during a training scenario

Airmen from the 824th Base Defense Squadron treat patients during an advanced combat casualty care (AC3) training scenario, May 7, 2020 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. AC3 is necessary training for the 824th BDS before it begins its cycle on the Immediate Response Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

Airmen debrief after a training scenario

Capt. Heather Wiedell, 824th Base Defense Squadron (BDS) physician assistant, debriefs a squad from the 824th BDS after completing an advanced combat casualty care (AC3) training scenario, May 6, 2020 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. AC3 is necessary training for the 824th BDS before it begins its cycle on the Immediate Response Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

Airmen debrief after a training scenario
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Maj. Heidi Shelstad, 823rd Base Defense Squadron (BDS) physician assistant, debriefs a squad from the 824th BDS after completing an advanced combat casualty care (AC3) training scenario, May 7, 2020 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. AC3 is necessary training for the 824th BDS before it begins its cycle on the Immediate Response Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

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Airmen from the 824th Base Defense Squadron received advanced combat casualty care (AC3)  May 4-8, 2020 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. AC3 teaches Airmen how to prioritize and treats patients during combat and is necessary training for the 824th BDS as it begins its cycle on the Immediate Response Force.