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A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade lands during a casualty evacuation exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The exercise was part of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment External Evaluation.
A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade lands during a casualty evacuation exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The exercise was part of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment External Evaluation. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade lands during a casualty evacuation exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The exercise was part of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment External Evaluation.
A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade lands during a casualty evacuation exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The exercise was part of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment External Evaluation. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
A 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Black Hawk helicopter crew waits for simulated casualties during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
A 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Black Hawk helicopter crew waits for simulated casualties during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Simulated casualties are driven in prior to being loaded onto a 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Black Hawk during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Simulated casualties are driven in prior to being loaded onto a 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Black Hawk during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment take a simulated casualty off of a truck during a casualty evacuation exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment take a simulated casualty off of a truck during a casualty evacuation exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment prepare to load simulated casualties onto a Black Hawk helicopter during a casualty evacuation exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment prepare to load simulated casualties onto a Black Hawk helicopter during a casualty evacuation exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment take a simulated casualty off of a truck during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment take a simulated casualty off of a truck during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment prepare to load a simulated casualty onto a 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Black Hawk helicopter during a casualty evacuation exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment prepare to load a simulated casualty onto a 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Black Hawk helicopter during a casualty evacuation exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment prepare to load a simulated casualty onto a Black Hawk helicopter during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment prepare to load a simulated casualty onto a Black Hawk helicopter during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
A 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Black Hawk helicopter crew member directs 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment soldiers carrying a simulated casualty during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
A 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Black Hawk helicopter crew member directs 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment soldiers carrying a simulated casualty during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers load a simulated casualty onto a Black Hawk helicopter during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Soldiers load a simulated casualty onto a Black Hawk helicopter during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Pfc. Daniel Spencer, from the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, holds an IV fluid bag for a simulated casualty during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Pfc. Daniel Spencer, from the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, holds an IV fluid bag for a simulated casualty during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment move a simulated casualty during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment move a simulated casualty during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade takes off during a 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment casualty evacuation exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade takes off during a 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment casualty evacuation exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
A 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Black Hawk helicopter transports simulated casualties during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
A 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Black Hawk helicopter transports simulated casualties during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
A 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Black Hawk helicopter transports simulated casualties during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
A 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Black Hawk helicopter transports simulated casualties during an exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

RHINE ORDNANCE BARRACKS, Germany — The 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment conducted a casualty evacuation exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks on Thursday.

The CASEVAC exercise was part of a broader 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command-directed 5-7 ADA External Evaluation to measure the unit’s proficiency in anticipated operational environments and against training standards.

During the exercise 5-7 ADA soldiers demonstrated their ability to efficiently and safely treat, transport and load simulated casualties onto a 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Black Hawk helicopter.

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