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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.
  • 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 objective: to safely care and transport Army soldiers onto a C-130J Super Hercules en route to a medical treatment facility at Yokoto Air Base. Utilizing Osan Air Base’s flight line for its patient staging capabilities, the 51st Medical Group and Fort Shafter, Hawaii’s 18th Medical Command jointly operated in Operation Ascending Eagle, Aug. 28, with their mission to enhance their rapid treatment of traumatized patients in a large casualty emergency.
  • 167th’s new critical care team ready to fly

    The Critical Care Air Transport Team recently stood up at the 167th Airlift Wing is “ready to rock and roll” according to 1st Lt. Brock Martin, CCATT member and nurse for the 167th Medical Group.
  • 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 patients in a broad variety of conditions. The aircraft has played critical roles in various contingencies, bringing warfighters to higher levels of care, bringing patients home to the U.S., and aiding in humanitarian efforts to save the lives of those impacted by natural disasters.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • USAFSAM instructors bring experience to classroom, ready Airmen to battlefield

    Deployed experience, subject expertise, and a passion to share lessons learned make instructors at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine a vital part of medical readiness, equipping Airmen with the skills to be successful. Celebrating its 100th year, USAFSAM is the leading platform for education, training, and research in aerospace and operational medicine.
  • 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.
  • Readiness reform bolsters largest mobility mission

    Through the faint glow of night, a medic provides lifesaving care to a fallen teammate in Southwest Asia, doing everything in his power to stabilize the patient until the stretcher gets into a hospital. Four months prior, that same medic couldn’t have saved that life had it not been for the 59th Medical Wing’s readiness transformation.
  • BEEliners enable AE mission

    It’s a Sunday morning on Travis Air Force Base, California, and a flight line normally buzzing with activity is unusually void of the sounds one would expect from the busiest military air terminal in the United States. The lull does not last long.
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