medivac


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medivac

(ˈmɛdɪˌvæk)
n, vb -vacs, -vacking or -vacked
(Automotive Engineering) a variant spelling of medevac
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Noun1.medivac - the evacuation of persons (usually by air transportation) to a place where they can receive medical caremedivac - the evacuation of persons (usually by air transportation) to a place where they can receive medical care
evacuation - the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection
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UK and NATO forces to support the very same operations and utilization for refueling, cargo, personnel and medivac missions globally.
1998) (protecting the right to broadcast conversations surreptitiously recorded in a medivac helicopter, but offering no protection for the right to record the conversations in the first place).
His poems, like those of the veteran who attended the workshop and like many other poems not written for publication, described both ordinary and singular events: the sunlight coming through the jungle at dawn, the tumult of rushing to a Medivac helicopter as it bounced to a landing, embracing strangers who'd just emerged from a firefight as though they were long lost brothers.
Belgium has said it will contribute two C-130 transport planes and a medivac helicopter to the offensive, while Britain and Canada have offered troop transporters and the United States has pledged to share intelligence and provide logistical support.
A UN Medivac helicopter sent to collect the wounded was delayed for three hours in Kadugli, South Kordofan's main city, when Sudanese forces threatened to shoot at it.
Emergency cases are treated equally, the local ambulance or medivac helicopter rushing them to Cape Town on a priority triage basis.
Originally a medivac helicopter, the yacht's EC135 Euro Copter has a rear double door and a large internal space that's well suited for cargo, so a custom crate was designed to hold up to 33 tortoises with a total weight of about 136 kilograms.
The "first up" crew was called out at 1500 on an urgent medivac originating at the troop medical center (TMC).
They applied tourniquets to what was left of the limb, then pulled his mangled arm out from underneath him and bandaged what remained before loading him onto a medivac helicopter that took him back to the hospital at Kandahar Airfield.
It could be used for medivac, search and rescue and for civilian operations, such as transport to off-shore oil rigs, Oliver said.
MediVac Limited (ASX:MDV) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding through its Sri Lankan distributor - CME Medical Pty Ltd - with the Sri Lanka Ministry of Health to establish "Clinical Waste Management Systems in the Needy Hospitals in Sri Lanka", which could lead to the sale of up to 30 Metamizers.
Toward the end of May, most enemy anti-aircraft defenses around the city were suppressed by air power, and by early June, helicopters could land for resupply and medivac.