CRT respond to Aircrew Emergency during Exercise Mobility Guardian
Our Wel-Fab Inc. Lightweight Inflatable Decontamination System (LIDS) Aircrew Decontamination System was used by Airmen from the 621th Contingency Response Wing during a first-of-its-kind Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) event located at Moses Lake, Washington. The exercise Mobility Guardian is designed to build full spectrum readiness and help develop Mobility Airmen to ensure rapid global mobility now and into the future.
The purpose of the aircrew decontamination exercise is to ensure USAF, Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) technicians can set-up the LIDS Aircrew Decontamination System and follow required USAF decontamination procedures. They pratice decontamination procedures to prepare for a real-world CBRNE incident that would require Aircrew and AFE Technicians to be fully decontaminated. This training exercise took place on Nov 2, 2019.
During this exercise, aircrew from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom aboard a KC-135 Tanker reported chemical contamination while performing an aeromedical evacuation. The Contingency Response Team (CRT) training alongside the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, and the 521st AMOW, Ramstein Air Base, Germany at Moses Lake to demonstrate the capability to operate as an integrated team.
Mobility Guardian brings together U.S. Air Force, joint and international partners from more than two dozen nations to enhance interoperability and strengthen vital partnerships.
Our LIDS Next Generation Detailed/Expediate Aircrew system is specifically designed to be used during exercises like Mobility Guardian or any real-world event. The threat of chemical or biological attacks are an ever-present concern and training exercises like Mobility Guardian allows our nation’s military to prepare themselves to respond to these attacks within minutes.
With fielding recommendations from the Joint Program Executive Office for chemical biological defense (JPEO-CBD) and the USAF 28TH Test Squadron, Wel-Fab Inc. LIDS provides the most advanced decontamination capability available.
Wel-Fab Inc. LIDS Next Generation Detailed/Expedient Aircrew System is listed in GSA and DLA PN: WFI-LIDS-NGDE-AC, and SN: 8145-01-522-2512.
Additionally, when you purchase the WFI- LIDS-NGDE-AC or Groundcrew system through GSA or DLA it includes an initial One-Day CONUS Training Course consisting of Set-up, Take-Down and Packing the LIDS® System. The LIDS NGDE decontamination system is the most cost effective, lightweight and user-friendly decontamination tool ever built for our nation’s military.