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97th MDG performs chemical decontamination exercise

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Airmen from the 97th Medical Group (MDG) in-patient decontamination team wrap a training mannequin in foil during a medical exercise at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 29, 2021. In order to show readiness, the exercise had a “cap” time of 15 minutes but the 97th MDG completed the training in 6 minutes, 20 seconds. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Kayla Christenson)

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Airmen from the 97th Medical Group in-place patient decontamination team set up a decontamination shelter during a training exercise at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 29, 2021. The training simulated what medical members would do in the event of an outbreak or community exposure to hazardous materials. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Trenton Jancze)

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Benjamin Britten, 97th Medical Group dental flight commander, helps an Airman zip up a hazardous materials (HAZMAT) suit for a training exercise at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 29, 2021. Four Airmen would simultaneously change into HAZMAT suits while a wingman helps zip on the helmet. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Trenton Jancze)

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Airmen from the 97th Medical Group in-patient decontamination team wait for a second team to change into hazardous materials (HAZMAT) suits for a training exercise at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 29, 2021. The decontamination tent consisted of an area to sanitize items and another shower-like area to sanitize the HAZMAT suits. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Kayla Christenson)

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Airmen of the 97th Medical Group in-place patient decontamination team await simulated patients during a training exercise at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 29, 2021. During the exercise, Airmen wore hazardous materials suits to protect themselves from exposure to any chemical or contagion while treating patients. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Kayla Christenson)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla.-- The 97th Medical Group in-place patient decontamination team performed a training exercise at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 29, 2021. The exercise simulated what the team would do to treat patients exposed to harmful chemicals. The 97th MDG completes this training at least once a year in order to enhance readiness and train Airmen.

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