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  • 18th AES Airmen save life

    An hour into their flight, a group of 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron members responded to an overhead message calling for medical assistance where they then provided aid to a passenger, which potentially saved his life.
  • USECAF receives insight into COVID-19 vaccinations at Reserve wing

    Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones visited the 433rd Airlift Wing here to meet with Reserve Citizen Airmen leaders on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination efforts, Oct. 2, 2021.
  • In-flight medical care key enabler to Afghan evacuation mission

    It’s not surprising the emergent, humanitarian nature of the Non-combatant Evacuation Operation out of Afghanistan created a need for medical care outside routine Aeromedical Evacuation missions.
  • Reserve Airmen participate in exercise Patriot Warrior

    During the exercise, the unit stood up a fully operational base, equipped with mobile hospitals for simulated patients flown in on military aircraft, such as the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft operated by an 815th AS aircrew who took part in the deployment-style exercise to enhance wartime skills.
  • USAFSAM provides deployment training to medics at Wright-Patt Med Center

    Aeromedical evacuation instructors from the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine provided an all-day deployment training on patient movement Aug. 12 to a team of 14 medics from the 88th Medical Group who currently work at the Wright-Patt Medical Center.
  • AFMS Readiness and the Korean War

    Each year on July 27th we recognize National Korean War Armistice Day, which marks the anniversary of the day in 1953 when hostilities during the Korean War came to an end. This provides a timely occasion for the Air Force Medical Service to reflect upon the challenges of readiness in the face of unexpected major operations.
  • 379th AEOT: Keeping care in the air

    When people think of the Aeromedical Evacuation mission, many may imagine flying into a combat zone to pick up patients who need to be transported to a hospital for care. What they may not imagine is the level of ground support needed to ensure that the evacuation teams can get in the air and to the patients. This logistical role resides with the Aeromedical Evacuation Operations Team, or the AEOT.
  • 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.
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