PH, US lead drills for mass casualty evacuation

CLARK FREEPORT—More than 500 military personnel led by Philippine and US teams participated in drills simulating aerial evacuation in a mass casualty scenario in a former US air force base in Pampanga province.

Teams from the Philippine Air Force (PAF), United States Air Force (USAF) and contingents from other countries loaded people on stretchers into a USAF C-130 plane in a simulation of medevac during a volcanic eruption.

The rescue plane flew to Mactan-Benito Ebuen Air Base in Cebu to simulate in-flight medical response and transfer of casualties.

The exercise was part of the week-long Pacific Airlift Rally, which the PAF co-hosted with the US Pacific Air Forces (PACAF…

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