• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ramstein medics conduct Negatively Pressurized Conex training

    Since the start of COVID-19, people have had to overcome an array of situations and medics within the Kaiserslautern Military Community have done just that.On July 14, 2020, members of Air Mobility Command came to Ramstein Air Base to teach local medical instructors proper procedures for a number of

  • Charleston mobilizes Aeromedical Evacuation Airmen for COVID-19 response

    Approximately 10 Reserve Airmen from the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron were mobilized this week in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.The Citizen Airmen will participate in the COVID-19 Aeromedical Evacuation hub that has been established at Joint Base Charleston and will deploy around the

  • Fairchild KC-135 supports aeromedical evacuation training at Travis

    Team Fairchild provided KC-135 Stratotanker support during aeromedical evacuation training for the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Feb. 10-11. Training consisted of familiarization of the KC-135 airframe for emergency evacuation procedures, simulated in-flight medical

  • Aeromedical Evacuation knows no bounds

    “At any time during normal operations, Air Mobility Command can be called upon to support humanitarian and contingency operations around the world,” said Lt. Col. Michael Earl, 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Detachment 1 director of operations at Travis AFB. “Training is how we respond with

  • 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

  • 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.