Medical Central and Eastern Europe Exercise (MEDCEUR)
Medical Central and Eastern Europe Exercise 98-2 (MEDCEUR) was a series of joint and combined activities to improve medical mass casualty operations, planning and coordination skills, and provide multi-level medical training. The hospital ship USNS Comfort and approximately 1,400 personnel from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Norway, Sweden and the United States participated in MEDCEUR 98-2. The exercise scenario is based on humanitarian assistance for an earthquake in Lithuania. This was the first deployment of USNS Comfort to the European theater. The exercise included helicopter medical evacuation to USNS Comfort and further evacuation into the fixed wing aeromedical evacuation system.
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