47th MDG conducts Ready Eagle II exercise Published Feb. 7, 2024 By Tech. Sgt. Dustin Mullen 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The 47th Medical Group hosted a Ready Eagle II Exercise from Jan. 29-31, to enhance medical contingency response plan readiness, team integration and all-hazards response skills. The exercise, which included more than 90 participants and 25 Air Force Specialty Codes, allowed Airmen to sharpen their response procedures, patient care skills and increase service member survivability. “Ready Eagle II is a great opportunity for the MDG to exercise our home station medical response during a mishap or natural disaster,” said Col. Angela Lacek, 47th MDG commander. “The training allows us to ensure we have the right team makeups with regards to capability and numbers, as well as the right equipment.” This exercise is not specific to Laughlin and is conducted at installations all over the Air Force. The exercise helps to standardize response procedures and ensure medics can perform at any location. “Ready Eagle II works in conjunction with [Air Education and Training Command] to reinforce the use of tactical drills and team chief guides,” said 2nd Lt. Lukas Kleinmeyer, 47th MDG medical emergency manager. “Enhanced response capabilities increase readiness for home station medical response and deployed settings.” Exercises like this ensure that Team XL is able to build combat ready Airmen, leaders and pilots. While Ready Eagle II focused on strengthening skills already in use, it also showed Airmen where to focus their future development. “Each team had the opportunity to open their assemblages, get hands-on experience using the supplies and equipment, and update packages according to the most recent guidance,” said Lacek. “The cadre helped identify gaps and a way ahead so that the XL Medics will be prepared to respond to any incident that impacts our installation: great event, great experience!” Providing world class medical care is the 47th MDG’s top priority, for the base population and all beneficiaries, and they accomplish their goal be ensuring medics receive necessary training and resources.