NEWS

  • 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

  • Japanese Surgeon General visits Travis

    All the bells and whistles of the U.S. west coast mobility mission were on full display during a visit from Japanese Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Surgeon General, Dec. 9, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, California.

  • Scott aeromedical Airmen respond to emergency on Southwest flight

    Staff Sgt. Ashley Shirley was just 1 ½ hours into a commercial flight in June when she suddenly turned around and yanked the earbuds out of Capt. James Bickel’s head. “There’s an emergency in the back of the plane,” she quickly explained to him while motioning toward a passenger who was having an

  • 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

  • Rapid Antarctic airlift saves lives

    Just after completing the final flight of the Southern hemisphere winter Antarctic season, the 304th Expeditionary Air Squadron (EAS) was alerted there was a medical emergency at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) McMurdo Station Aug. 25.