From left, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Degrosa, an emergency room doctor; Lt. Col. Gerald Fortuna, a trauma surgeon; and Master Sgt. Jose Arias-Patino, an operating room surgical technician, all with the 86th Medical Group, perform a simulated exploratory laparotomy in-flight surgery aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during the Joint Readiness Training Center 14-03 field training exercise at Fort Polk, La., Jan. 17, 2014.
The training was designed to educate Service members in patient care and aeromedical evacuations in combat environments. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith, U.S. Air Force/Released). Original public domain image from Flickr