• Guard and Reserve crucial to CCATT expansion

    CCATTs augment aeromedical evacuation crews that turn the back of an aircraft of opportunity into a flying intensive care unit. Made up of a three-person medical team, CCATTs provide advanced care, transporting severely injured or ill patients to higher levels of care.The Air Force is increasing the

  • Japanese Surgeon General visits Travis

    All the bells and whistles of the U.S. west coast mobility mission were on full display during a visit from Japanese Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Surgeon General, Dec. 9, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, California.

  • Air Force, Army medics save groom

    Tying the knot is an important day filled with high anticipation for many people. Unfortunately for one Airman, the day went from a joyous occasion to the brink of tragedy.Suffering a critical illness, the groom was taken to a South Korean medical facility. After careful evaluation, it was

  • 43rd, 375th AES conduct TIS training at JB Charleston

    Members of the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Pope Army Air Field, North Carolina, and 375th AES from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, conducted a Transport Isolation System training exercise to maintain readiness at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, October 21-24.

  • Osan medics train for battlefield care

    Medics from the 51st Medical Group participated in multiple two-day Tactical Combat Casualty Care training courses recently at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. TCCC is a joint training course that provides medical personnel with capabilities to serve in hostile combat conditions.

  • Air Force, Army medevacs 30 patients

    Chaos ensues on the flight line as 30 battered and bruised patients ail from injuries suffered during simulated wartime contingencies. Responsible for rapidly responding and stabilizing the situation, a special crew of U.S. Air Force and Army medical professionals rush to the scene with one

  • AFRL tests life-saving tool to add to aeromedical tool kit

    Stethoscopes are acoustic medical devices designed to listen to the internal sounds of the human body such as the heart, lungs, intestines, or the blood flow in arteries and veins. According to medical experts in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, this is a go-to tool

  • Operational Hospital Support Unit Bremerton trains with Air Force

    Activated Reserve Sailors assigned to Operational Health Support Unit (OHSU) Bremerton were joined by their Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) counterpart for joint exercise Tropic Halo alongside U.S. Air Force 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron (ASTS) members at Joint Base Lewis McCord in Tacoma,

  • Scott aeromedical Airmen respond to emergency on commercial flight

    Staff Sgt. Ashley Shirley was just 1 ½ hours into a commercial flight in June when she suddenly turned around and yanked the earbuds out of Capt. James Bickel’s head. “There’s an emergency in the back of the plane,” she quickly explained to him while motioning toward a passenger who was having an

  • 910th teams with 445th for aeromedical evacuation training

    Youngstown Air Reserve Station aircrew members flew a C-130H Hercules aircraft to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to conduct an aeromedical evacuation exercise with medical personnel from the 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. The C-130H is a versatile aircraft that can be customized for a wide

  • 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