dustoff


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dustoff

(ˈdʌstɒf)
n
(Military) military
a. a casualty evacuation helicopter
b. (as modifier): a dustoff mission.
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The 19-strong Dustoff unit fly from a gravel runway in Helmand.
Jackson by hoist onto a Dustoff medical evacuation helicopter.
It is due to these great DUSTOFF Soldier's exemplary efforts and achievements that the 421st MEB is routinely referred to as the best and most powerful medical battalion in the Army.
The 421st MEB, DUSTOFF Europe, began transforming when two of the subordinate air ambulance companies were attached to the Germany-based 2nd Battalion /1st Aviation Regiment and the 1st Battalion/ 214th Aviation Regiment in support of Aviation and Army transformation.
All too often, Dustoff crews will fly a medevac mission in weather that they wouldn't even consider flying in on a training flight.
The company model established by the 421st was later adopted by units in Vietnam when the organization of MEDEVAC transitioned from detachments to companies as described in the official history of DUSTOFF in Vietnam.
The 159th served with distinction in the Republic of Vietnam from 1968 to 1971 as a DUSTOFF unit and continued to serve as a MEDEVAC detachment in the United States and Germany throughout the next 2 decades.
45TH DUSTOFF VIETNAM--October 21-24, 2004, Contact Ty Chamberlain, Phone (360) 793-7929, Email dustoff25@45thdustoff.
The 45th acquitted itself admirably and did true homage to its Dustoff history.
The 159th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) continues to maintain the proud legacy of DUSTOFF in both peacetime and war.
In its 37 year history, the company has flown countless missions and medevaced thousands of patients, many of whom would not have made it without Dustoff.