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  • Global patient movement: moving America’s ill and injured warfighters safely, securely, soundly

    Serving as the Department of Defense’s single manager for global patient movement, one of its five Unified Command Plan responsibilities, U.S. Transportation Command executes this critical mission through the U.S. Air Force’s aeromedical evacuation system, which provides safe, secure, and sound in-flight health care to the ill and injured transiting the skies.
  • No effort spared to bring wounded Soldier home

    In mid-August, Air Mobility Command’s 618th Air Operations Center was notified of an injured Soldier in need of urgent aeromedical evacuation out of Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Immediately, AOC Airmen started to build a mission – REACH 797 – to help save one Soldier whose survival was in question after being critically wounded in a blast.
  • Air Advisor mission leaves lasting impression with the Guatemalan armed forces

    This was the 571st MSAS’ longest engagement in Guatemala since it began training Latin American air forces in 2011.
  • Airlift unit tests mettle in joint Patriot Palm exercise

    Teaming up with Federal Emergency Management Agency, the FBI, Army, Coast Guard and Marine Corps, the 315th Contingency Response Flight completed Exercise Patriot Palm, a joint-service emergency and natural disaster response exercise, coordinated by the Air Force Reserve. The event is designed to integrate first responders from federal, state and local agencies, and the military by providing rapid response training.
  • Super Galaxy: Aeromedical evacuation'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 Force’s largest aircraft to perform aeromedical evacuation during a proof of concept event.
  • C-130 aircrew exercises combat airdrop capability

    From food and water to ammunition and equipment, ground forces in the region receive critical assets thanks to C-130 Hercules aircrews like those from the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron stationed at Al Udeid Air Base.
  • Reservists credit teamwork in life-saving mission

    As if by fate, a weather delay in Germany allowed a group of reservists to embark on a challenging 22-and-a-half-hour mission to help save a fellow service member.
  • Rapid Antarctic airlift saves lives

    Just after completing the final flight of the Southern Hemisphere winter Antarctic season, the 304th Expeditionary Air Squadron was alerted there was a medical emergency at the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station Aug. 25.
  • Reserve Airmen save life in-flight

    A reserve aeromedical evacuation crew from the 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron with the 433rd Airlift Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, was flying to support patient transport missions out of Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland when they came together to save the life of a man suspected of having a heart attack Sept. 19.
  • US, Polish conclude Aviation Rotation 18-4

    U.S. and Polish troops concluded more than two weeks of intense bilateral training at Powidz Air Base, Poland, Aug. 14, 2018.
  • Air Force ramps up flying ICU teams

    When the U.S. military needs to transport critically injured patients by air, it calls on Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Teams. The Air Force is increasing CCATT capabilities to meet the needs of the warfighter.
  • Total force medical team transports Sailor home

    When a 34-year-old Navy Ssailor suffered multiple traumatic injuries during a mission in Syria, a Total Force team of medical professionals and mMobility Airmen sprung into action, intent on saving the life of a fellow service member.
  • 403rd Wing participates in Exercise Southern Strike 2018

    Three units from the 403rd Wing took part in Southern Strike 2018, an annual joint exercise held along the Mississippi Gulf Coast from Oct. 20 to Nov. 3, 2017.
  • Air Force provides aeromedical evacuation to dialysis patients trapped by hurricanes

    The hurricanes that battered dozens of islands in the Caribbean and the southeast U.S. in the last month left millions without power, food, safe drinking water and with no way to contact the outside world. The situation is devastating for everyone in the area, but for people undergoing dialysis, it is especially dangerous. Air Force medical assets provided aeromedical evacuation to more than 100 patients at dialysis clinics damaged or left without power from the storms.
  • Aeromedical team at Scott AFB joins response to Hurricane Harvey

    Scott Air Force Base joined humanitarian relief efforts by mobilizing the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Aug. 30, 2017, in the wake of catastrophic Hurricane Harvey, which has caused historical and life-threatening flooding in the states of Texas and Louisiana.
  • JB Charleston delivers medical supplies for hurricane response efforts

    Airmen from Joint Base Charleston departed aboard a C-17 Globemaster III in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts aiming to deliver 15,779 pounds of medical supplies and more than 20 emergency responders to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Aug. 30, 2017.
  • Little Rock AFB stages aeromedical evac support for Hurricane Harvey

    Airmen from the 19th Maintenance Group from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, offloaded a C-17 Globemaster III from Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, carrying supplies from Pope Field, North Carolina, Aug. 31, 2017.
  • Kentucky ANG deploys troops for Hurricane Harvey rescue

    Forty-three additional Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard departed for Texas Aug. 29, 2017 to assist with Hurricane Harvey rescue operations, including aeromedical evacuations.
  • US, Japan partnerships guarantee critical care

    Once a patient is deemed incapable of receiving care at Misawa Air Base due to medical constraints, the 35th Medical Support Squadron aeromedical evacuation team engineers an expedited mobility plan utilizing Pacific Air Forces assets to relocate the patient for critical care attention.
  • AMC civic leaders learn about global reach execution

    Headquarters Air Mobility Command hosted 30 civic leaders at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, from April 10-12, 2017, to provide an interactive look into what it takes to execute the rapid global mobility mission every day.
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