Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System: Operation Callaghan, July 31, 2015


Members of the 144th Fighter Wing Homeland Response Force Medical Unit deploy for the military exercise Operation Callaghan on a pier at the former Naval Air Station Alameda, California, July 15. Operation Callaghan was a Homeland Response Force exercise simulating a chemical attack that caused mass casualties aboard the USS Admiral WM. M. Callaghan.

On an early July morning, a caravan of six white pick-ups towing equipment trailers, baring red cross symbols, pull out of the Fresno Air National Guard Base, followed by a passenger van. The Medical Group of California’s Homeland Response Force is traveling north. Their mission for this deployment is to participate in an exercise that simulates a terror attack resulting in mass casualties.

Members of the 144th Medical Group and HRF participated in Operation Callaghan at Alameda, California July 13.