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  • No effort spared to bring home seriously wounded Soldier

    Over four days, three aircraft, 18 medical specialists, more than 24,000 gallons of fuel, and 100 liters of blood were committed across an 8,000-mile journey to a single goal – saving the life of one Soldier.
  • 130th Airlift Wing Airmen provide aeromedical mission expertise on newest Air Force refueler

    Two members of the 130th Airlift Wing’s 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron based at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia, recently traveled to McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, to offer expertise and feedback on outfitting the KC-46A Pegasus for the aeromedical evacuation mission.
  • Care in the Air

    Dangers are always present in today’s world. Whether it is a category 5 hurricane hitting the East Coast leveling everything in its path or an intense fire fight in the heartland of Afghanistan, every day could be someone’s last. However, there is a squadron always ready at a moment’s notice to do whatever it takes to bring someone. The 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron is one of four active duty AE units in the Air Force comprised of 122 members. Units like the 375th AES are the ones who transport the wounded from the frontlines to higher-stage medical facilities while providing life-saving care at 30,000 feet in the air.
  • Air Force, industry consortium advancing tech for aeromedical evacuation

    Through an industry-academia partnership and a recently-released request for proposals, the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to advance human-monitoring research and development for the future warfighter. The request for proposals, announced May 6, 2019, targets projects designed to accelerate innovations in health monitoring, diagnostics, and performance augmentation. Specifically, topics of interest include wearable human-monitoring capabilities. The effort is being managed in a partnership between AFRL and SEMI, a global industry association of manufacturing companies.
  • This Month in AFMS History: Operation Christmas Kidlift

    In mid-December 1950, Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Russell Blaisdell knew the deadly fate his orphans faced. When North Korean troops overran the South Korean capital in June 1950, it was widely reported that the North Korean army indiscriminately killed civilian men, women and children. Now, the Chinese Army approached.
  • 315th wins Aircrew Excellence Award

    The skillful response and handling of an in-flight crisis by a 315th Airlift Wing crew leads to a national level award. On Aug. 17, 2018, an all Reserve Charleston-based C-17 crew, carrying medical evacuation patients, experienced a cabin pressure malfunction then, successfully completed their mission, despite poor weather conditions and emergency oxygen system malfunctions, earning the 2018 4th Air Force Aircrew Excellence Award.
  • Exercise Ultimate Caduceus

    Exercise Ultimate Caduceus is an annual patient movement exercise designed to test the ability of U.S. Transportation Command to provide medical evacuation.
  • 105th AW Airmen see impact of aeromedical evacuation mission

    It was supposed to be a five-minute helicopter ride from Kabul International Airport, where Col. Laurel “Buff” Burkel was stationed, to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters.
  • ANG's Outstanding Senior NCO of the Year: Master Sgt Ashley U.P. Able

    Master Sergeant Ashley U.P. Able was selected as the Air National Guard’s 2018 Outstanding Senior Non-commissioned Officer of the Year.
  • Mission Readiness Airlift Flight

    The North Carolina Air National Guard began flying C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in April. One of the first missions was to transport personnel and equipment from the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, based at Charlotte Air National Guard Base, North Carolina, to a training exercise at Volk Field, Wisconsin.
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