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U.S. Air Contingent enhances Philippine military, civilian mass casualty response skills
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Nick Wentworth, independent medical duty technician, assigned to the 342nd Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, exchanges lessons learned with his Philippine Air Force counterparts in the midst of a mass casualty response capstone event during the current iteration of a rotational Air Contingent at Brigadier General Benito N Ebuen Air Base, Philippines, Sept. 29, 2016. During the mass casualty subject matter expert exchange, civilian and military disaster response experts from the two countries met together to exchange ideas and best practices. The Air Contingent is helping build the capacity of the Philippine Air Force and increases joint training, promotes interoperability and provides greater and more transparent air and maritime situational awareness to ensure safety for military and civilian activities in international waters and airspace. Its missions include air and maritime domain awareness, personnel recovery, combating piracy, and assuring access to the air and maritime domains in accordance with international law. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Mark Lazane)

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Photo by: Capt. Mark Lazane |  VIRIN: 160929-F-QQ777-044.JPG