Las Vegas Shooting: “Coincidentally” Mass Casualty Exercise 2 Days Prior

I hadn’t covered the recent Las Vegas Shooting, until now! 
When you read the information linked and quoted you’ll understand what compelled me to finally address the incident in Las Vegas.

Task and Purpose- Airforce Surgeon Describes Aftermath of Las Vegas Shooting

“Just after 11:30 pm on Oct. 1, Air Force Maj. Charles Chesnut awoke to an alarming cryptic alert from Air Combat Command’s AtHoc Emergency Mass Notification System: Avoid downtown Las Vegas. An hour and a half earlier, at 10:08 pm 64-year-old Stephen Paddock had opened fire from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino and resort on a crowd of 22,000 revelers gathered below for a music festival.

“I was asleep in my bed, just like every Sunday before that,” Chesnut, a general surgeon with the 99th Medical Group out of Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, said in an Oct. 3 interview. But that didn’t stop him from springing into action. “I saw the catastrophic events that were unfolding, and I said, ‘This is what we train for … they’re going to need some help.’”

Task and Purpose is presenting this as if Chesnut and others volunteered to go to University Medical Center- I have very real doubts about this being voluntary.

Chesnut was one of several Air Force surgeons who rushed to the level-one trauma center University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, where civilian doctors and medical personnel were struggling with the sudden deluge of gunshot victims — many of whom suffered wounds rarely seen outside of far-flung war zones.

“This was not a normal pattern of injuries,” UMC trauma surgery chief Dr. Douglas Fraser told the Washington Post on Oct. 3. The decision to call in military personnel was only logical, he added: “They are used to seeing those things.”

The shooter killed 58 people and injured 489 before ending his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, making the Las Vegas massacre the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Law enforcement officials say he used bump stock devices to simulate full-auto fire from his arsenal of AR-15-style, semi-automatic rifles for the attack, an event he reportedly planned for years. His motive is still known.

Chesnut arrived at the hospital’s overflowing trauma resuscitation unit, working feverishly to help save lives. Ironically, Nellis AFB had conducted a mass-casualty response training exercise just two days prior to the Vegas shooting in preparation for the upcoming Aviation Nation Air Show.

“Ironically”?  A mass casualty response training exercise took place just two days prior to the Vegas Shooting, ostensibly, in preparation for an upcoming Aviation Nation Air Show. 

No date mentioned for when that show was set to occur? Additionally it is a claim that cannot be verified.

 What we do know is TWO days before the shooting in Las Vegas, a mass casualty military exercise involving nearly identical numbers of patients took place.

“That event was simulated: 100 patients, mass casualty, coming in to the 99th Medical Group, which eerily was almost the exact same number of patients we saw downtown at the only free-standing level-one trauma center in Nevada,” he said. “That training we had … helped us immensely that Sunday night.”

The event that had been simulated was “eerily” almost the exact same number of patients we saw downtown at THE ONLY free-standing level- one trauma center in Nevada.

What are the odds? 

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