• Showcase medics, relieving fears - offering hope

    The 375th Medical Group deployed 39 medics between April and June 2021 to the Community Vaccination Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the Minneapolis-Saint Paul as the Advanced Operational Node team members in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency response to battle COVID-19.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Determined to Serve: Critical care nurse joins the Reserve at age 50

    In 12-plus years of working at a Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Capt. Jennifer McGuigan has heard many heart-wrenching stories from family members of those in her care as a critical care nurse.She remembers one story in particular that changed her life and inspired her to join the Air Force

  • Negatively pressurized conexes ready to save lives

    Air Mobility Command and Air Force Materiel Command leaders joined forces early April to invite creative materiel and non-materiel solutions to address a joint urgent operational need to move large numbers of COVID-19 patients should the need for that capability arise.

  • Overcoming domestic violence: A story of resilience

    As a little boy, the Airman watched, terrified, as his father shoved his mother against a wall, screaming in her face. The angry shouts became muffled as he cupped his tiny hands around his ears in an attempt to escape the horror.But, for the longest time, he could not escape it.

  • Helping wounded airmen recover with dignity, resolve, and resiliency

    With his personal life and military career spiraling out of control due to increased alcohol consumption, heightened self-doubt, and an amplified apathy for living, Air Force Master Sgt. (Ret.) Adam Boccher eventually exited the road to rock bottom and ruin through a program initiated to assist

  • 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

  • 375th MDSS team repairs life-saving equipment across 13 states

    Deep in the basement of the 375th Medical Group, behind a series of doors and out of the way of most hospital traffic, is a long, narrow room that looks like an old high-school “shop class.”Bits and pieces of broken defibrillators and other medical gear sit on workbenches, waiting to be fixed by 11

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wounded Warrior finds purpose in sharing story

    On Oct. 11, 2015, Col. Laurel Burkel was rescued from the mangled wreckage of the helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Burkel lived to tell her story, but Maj. Phyllis Pelky, Master Sgt. Greg Kuhse, and three NATO partners were lost. Recently, she shared her story of resiliency during a Wounded Warrior

  • Aeromedical nurse directs complex missions to provide priority care

    Multiple patient movements occurred as three hurricanes made way through Texas, the Caribbean and Florida, Aug. 24 to Sept. 19, 2017. Maj. Terri Felder from the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, served as a medical crew director for these flights.

  • Air Force delivers doctors, aid to Florida

    Three C-17s from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina and Dover Air Force Base, Delaware flew more than 300 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to Orlando, Florida, Sept. 9, 2017, in anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s landfall Sept. 10.