Readiness is key
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Braden Underwood, 81st Healthcare Operations Squadron medical technician, and Master Sgt. Lawrence Whitmore, 81st Operational Medicine Readiness Squadron medical technician, apply triage to Airman 1st Class Robert Langhi, 81st Medical Support Squadron student, as he portrays an injured victim during an 81st Medical Group functional exercise behind the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 15, 2021. The scenario involved a chlorine cylinder explosion causing chemical burns and other injuries on several victims. The mass casualty exercise was held to prepare for real-world events by strengthening disaster medical response capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)