TNI AU Headquarters Detachment Now Has a Quick Reaction Unit

TNI AU Headquarters Detachment Now Has a Quick Reaction Unit
Air Force Chief of Staff, Air Chief Marshal Yuyu Sutisna inaugurated the Health Battalion of TNI AU Headquarters Detachment on Monday (4/29/2019). Image source: Air Force Information Service.

avten.asia - The Air Force (TNI AU) Headquarters Detachment now has a quick reaction unit, the Health Battalion. The new unit was officially inaugurated by the Air Force Chief of Staff, Air Chief Marshal Yuyu Sutisna, on Monday (4/29/2019).

Health Battalion of TNI AU Headquarters Detachment is commanded by Lt. Col. (health) Heru Wisnu M.

Yuyu said, the inauguration of Health Battalion of TNI AU Headquarters Detachment as a follow-up to the validation of the TNI AU's health organization about the establishment of a rapid response health support unit, both in the context of Military War Operations (OMP) or Military Operations Other Than War (OMSP).

"As a quick reaction unit, Health Battalion of TNI AU Headquarters Detachment must have the ability to hold health support in a short time with adequate capacity," Yuyu pleaded.

When look at the social dynamics, said Yuyu, he projected that the role of the TNI, including the TNI AU on health aspects would more increasing, both assistance assignments and in the face of natural disasters that often occur in the Indonesian territory.

Health Battalion of TNI AU Headquarters Detachment is required to be able to provide help in early health care. This unit functions as a predecessor team that carries out initial health services before other help arrives.

"And air medical evacuation preparation to be referred to a more complete health facility in a safe area," Yuyu added.

Yuyu hopes, in the future the development of the Health Battalion of TNI AU Headquarters Detachment capacity will be directed towards realizing operational preparedness and harmony between core capabilities and factors that influence the success of the task.

As an operational unit in the health sector, Health Battalion of TNI AU Headquarters Detachment is also expected to be able to carry out its roles and functions optimally so that it can show the existence of TNI AU in service to the nation and state.