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  • The evolution of aeromedical evacuation capabilities help deployed medicine take flight

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Evacuating a patients injured in combat and transporting them to higher levels of care requires a team of trained medics with the capability to keep patients stable in-flight. The Air Force’s Aeromedical Evacuation system has been a staple of transporting wartime casualties since World War II. In that time, AE capabilities have expanded and improved to safely transport more patients, fly longer distances, provide in-flight critical care, and enable AE teams to anticipate the needs of future conflicts and AE requirements.
  • Flying monument reminds Team Dover to never forget

    From a distance, there appeared to be a giant, gray, bug-eyed swamp dragonfly attacking the flightline during the 2017 Thunder Over Dover Open House. Brave and inquisitive people who ventured a closer look discovered it wasn’t some herculean insect, but rather an Army OV-1 Mohawk observation and surveillance aircraft used during the Vietnam War through Operation Desert Storm. An even closer inspection would reveal the gray fuselage was covered end-to-end in hundreds of names – names that memorialize the 1,636 American service members that are still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War.
  • POW, Airman inspires Charleston Airmen

    Retired U.S. Air Force Capt. William Robinson, the longest surviving enlisted prisoner of war, visited here as the guest speaker at an awards ceremony for the 437th Maintenance Group, March 17."I heard him speak at the NCO Academy and was amazed," said Tech. Sgt. John Paull, 437th Aircraft Maintenance special operations flight expeditor. "I reach
  • Former POW recounts Operation Linebacker II

    In his cell, an American pilot peered through the barred windows where he saw the silhouette of a B-52 Stratofortress in flames. He could only watch as the same fate that lead him to his prison cell was handed over to his fellow Airmen. This American pilot is retired Col. Peter Giroux, a B-52 pilot and a captain at the time, who now resides in Kansas. He was taken as a prisoner of war by the North Vietnamese December 22, 1972, while supporting Operation Linebacker II.
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