Disaster-preparedness drill at JBLM

Published at 7:11 p.m. on April 1, 2014 | Modified at 7:11 p.m. on April 1, 2014

Dozens of Army doctors and nurses participated in the South Sound leg of a disaster preparedness exercise based on the Good Friday earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 100 people in Alaska 50 years ago. Mannequins simulating patients were flown onto McChord Field at JBLM on C-130 Hercules aircraft on Tuesday. Active-duty soldiers took the role of patients receiving care and were triaged, assigned to local hospitals and transported.

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