• 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

  • C-17 Globemaster III: An aircraft as versatile as AE crews

    Larger, faster and flexible – a flying ICU. Since joining the U.S. Air Force fleet in 1993, the C-17 Globemaster III has significantly expanded aeromedical evacuation capabilities.In addition to its transport and other numerous mission sets, the C-17 converts to provide aeromedical evacuation to

  • From Just Cause to Iraqi Freedom: Nurse recounts time through three wars

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Carol Vermillion felt no fear while flying to Panama in December 1989 as part of Operation Just Cause, the first of three conflicts where she served as a nurse.“I was more excited and anxious,” recalled Vermillion, who retired as a colonel. “I felt more a part of the Air Force.”

  • Super Galaxy: AE’s biggest ally

    During a cold, gloomy first week of December, total force Airmen teamed up at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to test the capability of the Air Forces largest aircraft to perform aeromedical evacuation during a proof of concept event.The goal was to establish the C-5M Super Galaxy as part of the

  • Steady and ready: C-130 mainstay of medevac

    Since the Vietnam War, the C-130 Hercules has been a workhorse of aeromedical evacuation, and continues to serve as a reliable platform to move patients over long distances, allowing Airmen to provide critical care in the air, aid in disaster relief efforts, and bring warfighters home.

  • 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.

  • AF keeps a pulse on advancing en route patient monitoring

    Researchers with the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are evaluating prototype noise-immune stethoscope technologies to assess their ability to function in dynamic high-noise environments on aircraft.

  • 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

  • CCATT flight makes three point turn

    The 59th Medical Wing executed three aeromedical transport missions back to back, departing Joint Base San Antonio July 19, 2018, making coast to coast stops, before returning home two days later.

  • Airmen and medical researchers team up for inflight TIS training

    Airmen from the 628th Medical Group at Joint Base Charleston, the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and medical researchers from Indiana and Nebraska universities, conducted Transportation Isolation System training July 18, 2018, on a flight from Joint Base

  • JASDF Surgeon General visits PACAF

    U.S. Air Force Col. (Dr.) Lee Harvis, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) command surgeon, and Koku Jieitai, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, Koku Jieitai surgeon general, met at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for their first face-to-face meeting July 9-12, 2018.