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  • 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 patients in a broad variety of conditions. The aircraft has played critical roles in various contingencies, bringing warfighters to higher levels of care, bringing patients home to the U.S., and aiding in humanitarian efforts to save the lives of those impacted by natural disasters.
  • USAFSAM instructors bring experience to classroom, ready Airmen to battlefield

    Deployed experience, subject expertise, and a passion to share lessons learned make instructors at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine a vital part of medical readiness, equipping Airmen with the skills to be successful. Celebrating its 100th year, USAFSAM is the leading platform for education, training, and research in aerospace and operational medicine.
  • Ready today, ready tomorrow - Air Force prepares for the future of medical readiness

    The future of warfare is uncertain, and tomorrow’s conflicts may not look like today’s. To prepare for this uncertainty, the Air Force is assessing how it prepares its medical forces to support the warfighter.
  • Air Force lab puts medical devices through their paces

    “We break stuff,” said Lt. Col. Brandi Ritter, chief of the Air Force Medical Evaluation Support Activity, showing off the facility where her unit tests the devices medical Airmen use to complete their mission.
  • Care in the air: Teams deliver patient care in challenging environments

    The back of an aircraft is a challenging place to deliver medical care. For Air Force medical crews, treating patients in the air is just part of the job.
  • Air Force Special Operations medics delivered care and rebuilt infrastructure after Caribbean hurricanes

    In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Irma this September, disaster relief efforts mobilized across the Caribbean as soon as the storm returned to sea. Small teams of Air Force Special Operations medics from the 27th Special Operations Wing were among the first disaster relief teams on the ground, executing a mission for which they are uniquely suited.
  • Total Force aeromedical Airmen receive new trainer

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Scott Air Force Base Airmen recently began using a new ground aeromedical evacuation fuselage trainer here.Through coordination with Air Mobility Command, the 375th Air Mobility Wing secured a C-130H aircraft that was scheduled for decommissioning from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, last year. The C-130 is the
  • Detachment standardizes aeromedical qualification training for Total Force

    Airmen across the Air Force assigned to 31 aeromedical evacuation squadrons must complete vigorous training to provide life-saving in-transit care on fixed wing aircrafts.The 375th Air Mobility Wing’s newest Formal Training Unit, Detachment 4, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the only hub for this distinctive training. The unit
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