Leadership from the 8th Medical Group pose for a photo with medical staff at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The surgical team at Wonkwang successfully performed a life-saving operation on a simulated patient transported via helicopter from Kunsan Air Base, paving the way for a continued relationship between the medical center and Kunsan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)
Leadership from the 8th Medical Group pose for a photo with medical staff at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The surgical team at Wonkwang successfully performed a life-saving operation on a simulated patient transported via helicopter from Kunsan Air Base, paving the way for a continued relationship between the medical center and Kunsan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

8 MDG partners with local Korean hospital, tests emergency medical response

by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez
8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- The 8th Medical Group coordinated with Wonkwang University Medical Center to exercise emergency medical flight transport procedures and transfer a simulated patient from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital in Iksan. The surgical team at Wonkwang successfully performed a life saving operation on the simulated patient paving the way for a continued relationship between the medical center and Kunsan.

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