tactical aeromedical evacuation

tactical aeromedical evacuation

That phase of evacuation which provides airlift for patients from the combat zone to points outside the combat zone, and between points within the communications zone.
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As noted by the Navy's surgeon general, "lack of dedicated tactical aeromedical evacuation capability in naval services would have created difficulties had the theater (Southwest Asia) matured as expected.
The solved areas include nuclear, biological & chemical battalions, combined air operations centre, tactical air support for maritime operations aircrafts, patrol vessel/corvette, ground-based air defence battery, medical treatment facilities (including in-theatre ashore and afloat), and forward tactical aeromedical evacuation helicopters.
During his career, Waldrup accumulated more than 8,000 hours of strategic and tactical aeromedical evacuation operations worldwide.
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