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CAFB hosts premier military medical services competition


Last updated 8/13/2022 at 11:51am

Cannon Air Force Base’s 27th Special Operations Medical Group will host the 13th annual Medic Rodeo, a premier military medical services competition according to a news release from Cannon, this week starting Monday and running through Friday.

Activities will take place at Cannon and the Melrose bombing range.

The report says the Medic Rodeo is part of the Air Force Medical Services Medic-X initiative to validate training and verify readiness among military medical professionals.

Participants from 16 Air Force and Space Force installations will compete in natural disaster and combat casualty scenarios that simulate realistic medical emergencies, according to the report.

The opening ceremony for the event is Monday at 1 p.m. on base.

The report noted all visitors must pre-enroll in the Defense Biometric Identification System by visiting!/ and arrive at the CAFB Visitor’s Center at 11:30 a.m. Monday with a valid state or federal ID.


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