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193rd Special Operations Wing Airmen conduct TCCC course

193rd Special Operations Wing Airmen conduct Tactical Combat Casualty Care course.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Adrienne Lecrone, left, a medical technician with the 193rd Special Operations Medical Group, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, and Staff Sgt. Cody Lach, a joint terminal attack controller with the 148th Air Support Operations Squadron, 193rd Special Operations Wing, evacuate a casualty during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care course, Jan. 12, 2018, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. The Airmen completed a Field Training Exercise on the final day of training where they focused on the three phases of TCCC, care under fire, tactical field care, and tactical evacuation care. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Harp/Released)

193rd Special Operations Wing Airmen conduct Tactical Combat Casualty Care course.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Thomas Reno, a joint terminal attack controller with the 148th Air Support Operations Squadron, 193rd Special Operations Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, drags a casualty to cover during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care course, Jan. 12, 2018, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. Reno maintained a low profile to move a casualty to cover during a Field Training Exercise on the final day of the 3-day long TCCC course. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Harp/Released)

193rd Special Operations Wing Airmen conduct Tactical Combat Casualty Care course.

U.S. Airmen with the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, evacuate casualties during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care course, Jan. 12, 2018, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. Airmen from the 193rd SOW completed a Field Training Exercise on the final day of the 3-day long TCCC course, allowing them to utilize hands-on tactical and technical training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Harp/Released)

193rd Special Operations Wing Airmen conduct Tactical Combat Casualty Care course.

U.S. Airmen with the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, provide tactical field care and security during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care course, Jan. 12, 2018, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. Airmen completed the TCCCs second phase, tactical field care, where they established security and provided medical treatment in preparation for evacuation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Harp/Released)

193rd Special Operations Wing Airmen conduct Tactical Combat Casualty Care course.

U.S. Airmen from the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, move a casualty during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care course, Jan. 12, 2018, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. The Airmen moved the casualty to cover where they proceeded to establish security and provide medical treatment as they prepared for evacuation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Harp/Released)

193rd Special Operations Wing Airmen conduct Tactical Combat Casualty Care course.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ashlyn King, a medical technician with the 193rd Special Operations Medical Group, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, prepares to move a casualty as Staff Sgt. Adrienne Lecrone, a medical technician with the 193rd SOMDG, provides security during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care course, Jan. 12, 2018, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. The 193rd SOW Airmen followed the first phase of TCCC, care under fire, by returning fire and moving the casualty to cover. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Harp/Released)

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. --

The 193rd Special Operations Wing completed its first Tactical Combat Casualty Care course, certifying 12 Airmen Jan. 12, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.

In addition to certifying the Airmen on tactical field care procedures, seven Airmen from the 193rd Special Operations Medical Group and 148th Air Support Operations Squadron were certified by Air Force Special Operations Command instructors to teach the course.

The TCCC course instructs Airmen on the immediate medical care that needs to be delivered to a casualty in a combat environment, said 1st Lt. Chantiel Fischer, a nurse with the 193rd SOMDG and instructor for this course. The 3-day training event culminated with a field training exercise where Airmen conducted scenario-based training while utilizing the skills they had learned.

During the FTX, Airmen completed scenarios in which they moved tactically through their environment and located casualties. Upon locating the casualties, they would then transition through the three phases of TCCC, care under fire, tactical field care, and tactical evacuation care.

“There are a handful of medical interventions that in an immediate situation can save someone’s life, even in a tactical environment,” said Fischer. “It’s important for everyone to have that information, not just medical personnel.”

The TCCC course is mandatory for three of the wing’s units, 193rd SOMDG, 193rd Special Operations Security Forces Squadron and 148th ASOS, said Fischer. Previously Airmen were attending courses on TDY status. Having instructors within the wing to teach this course locally will be a big asset to the wing.

The wing is currently coordinating and working to establish this as a permanent training course provided to its Airmen.