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  • Aeromedics “Reserve Ready” for the future

    Aeromedical evacuation squadrons from across the Air Force Reserve Command joined together to conduct aeromedical and aircraft familiarization training on the newest refueling airframe in the Air Force - the KC-46A Pegasus - creating the very first all-reserve crew to fly the next-generation aircraft. Over the course of three days, AE squadrons from the 446th Airlift Wing, 94th AW, 908th AW, and 927th Air Refueling Wing tested their medical proficiencies on the newest addition to the tanker fleet.
  • 62 AW airlifts COVID-19 patient to Texas

    The 62nd Airlift Wing’s quick action enabled a COVID-19 patient to be airlifted from JBLM to San Antonio Military Medical Center, Texas, March 31.The individual was a patient at Madigan Army Medical Center here. The individual was in severe respiratory distress and had undergone surgery earlier to be hooked up to an extracorporeal membrane
  • How medics earn their wings

    As the only training unit for the aeromedical evacuation career field, the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Training Squadron instructs all active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen in the upgrade process to become flight nurses and AE technicians. The training culminates in a check-ride, on board an in-flight aircraft, where the student is expected to successfully treat a simulated patient in varying degrees of distress.
  • AMC hosts operational demonstration for latest AE innovation

    Air Mobility Command hosted the final operational demonstration for a portable and constructable ramp, or Patient Loading System, used to safely on and offload patients to high-deck aircraft, such as the KC-10 Extender, KC-46 Pegasus and KC-135 Stratotanker.
  • The AFMS in the Persian Gulf War and the need for critical care

    January 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Desert Storm, it also marks a turning point in Air Force Medical Service’s Critical Care Transport Teams. “We were not serving the Army as well as we could have in the Air Force,” explained Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Paul K. Carlton, a former Air Force Surgeon General who had been working on the concept of CCATT since the 1980s.
  • Fairchild AFB, Wyoming ANG support aeromedical evacuation across Pacific

    Fairchild AFB Airmen worked alongside Wyoming Air National Guardsmen from the 187th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and 18th AES, traveling across the Pacific Ocean to Kadena Air Base, Japan.
  • Air Force continues combat patient evac amidst pandemic

    Air Force aeromedical evacuation delivers lifesaving global patient movement, and even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains a no-fail mission for warfighters in a combat zone. Patients with either suspected or confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses are safely transported via the Transport Isolation System and the Negatively Pressurized Conex. These systems have been specifically designed to transport patients with highly infectious diseases while limiting potential exposure and spread to the aircrews.
  • Medical care in the air

    On a typical mission with one crew, two flight nurses and three aeromedical technicians, the Airmen assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron have the ability to transform nearly any cargo aircraft into a flying hospital.
  • U.S. Transportation Command conducts unique aeromedical evacuation of Veterans Affairs patients in Texas

    As the number of COVID-19 positive cases surged in Texas last month, the South Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio prepared to meet an increasing demand. The SVHCS’ Audie L. Murphy Veterans Affairs Medical Center sought to expand the facility’s COVID-19 capacity in its Spinal Cord Injury Unit, but in doing so, eight patients required relocation to the VA North Texas Health Care System’s SCI Center, Dallas, Texas.
  • Reserve, Guard train for aeromedical evacuation operations

    Reservists from the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and Mississippi Air National Guardsmen from the 183rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron collaborated for a three-day training event to work as one team, focused on patient care and handling, during a simulated air evacuation of injured service members.
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