USTRANSCOM exercises aeromedical teams, global patient movement Published April 29, 2021 By Master Sgt. Patrick O'Reilly 445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) began a week-long aeromedical and global patient movement exercise, Ultimate Caduceus, April 26, 2021. Exercise Ultimate Caduceus is an annual patient movement exercise designed to test the ability of USTRANSCOM to provide medical evacuation in a contested environment. Approximately 250 personnel including members of the 445th Airlift Wing and the 88th Air Base Wing participated in the field training exercise. The exercise simulates bringing in injured troops from overseas, triaging them to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and then moving them to longer-term and advanced care centers known as Federal Coordinating Centers (FCC). FCCs were used to treat Aeromedical Evacuation patients during Hurricanes Irma and Maria.