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MEDEVAC

An expression used to request ATS (air traffic services) priority handling for a medical evacuation flight based on a medical emergency in the air transportation of patients, organ donors, organs, or other urgently needed life-saving medical material. The pilot uses this expression in flight plans and in radiotelephone communications if he or she determines that a priority is required.
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They medevaced me out, took me to Bethesda Naval Hospital, and they told me it had to be amputated.
16, 1968 I was medevaced out of Hue Citadel with multiple shrapnel wounds of lower extremities, esp Maj Thompson, C.
medevaced a crew member from USCG cutter Escanaba, approximately 300 nautical miles from Virginia Beach, Va.
The result is an average of 400 medical emergencies each year between Liberty and Ellis Islands, with about ten of those being severe enough to require that the person be medevaced off the island by helicopter.
Add in one more scenario: a soldier injured by a mine that's armed not only with a blast, but also biological toxins that will spread like wildfire through your troops when the injured soldier is medevaced to base.
Then Randy - another second-year volunteer, who lived closest to Adam's village and had gotten to know him somewhat - began to joke with him about what he wanted Adam to bring back for him if he got medevaced back to the states.
She was immediately stabilized at the Project Medishare Field Hospital at the airport and medevaced by heroic Project Medishare/University of Miami doctors to Miami to receive emergency care at Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center and Holtz Children's Hospital.
When combat casualties were medevaced from their units, they were essentially severed from them.
Still alive but unconscious, Billy was medevaced to Baghdad, where he died from his injuries.
The next thing I knew, some of the guys were around me, and the corpsman and my platoon sergeant had me medevaced out.
Despite receiving first aid and being medevaced to Kandahar Airfield, he was pronounced dead on arrival.
One of every 100 Alaskans is medevaced each year, Baker says.