MEDEVAC


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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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Dean's inspiration for the film came from the selfless heroism of medevacs during the war and questioning what had happened to the fearless men he had met.
Royal Jet Medevac aircraft were also used to evacuate three victims of a third serious Oman road accident to the UAE during the week.
We've also added nine additional medevac companies to the reserve component," he said.
The NTSB found the pilot of a 2008 fatal medevac accident was ultimately to blame, but implicated ATC as a factor.
Royal Med, the Middle East's leading aeromedical evacuation services provider, has introduced a Learjet 60 to its fleet, thereby enhancing its medevac service capability.
The Army thinks it can justify keeping about 10,000 of the armored trucks for mine-clearance, engineering and medevac duties, said Lt.
When Rollen's vehicle was struck by two IEDs while en route to an explosives sweep, he cleared the kill zone, provided first aid to his unconscious gunner until the squad's medic relieved him and once relieved, cleared the remaining area for possible IEDs to allow a MEDEVAC team to transport the wounded gunner to a medical treatment facility.
Medevac helicopters were earlier seen flying out of Baghdad.
One of the men wasn't paying attention, and the crane swung around and hit him in the chest, crushing it and requiring a medevac to a hospital in Kuwait.
A three-car pileup on a major interstate with numerous injuries is a tragic scene, but medevac helicopters are a saving grace in helping get injured individuals the help they need quickly.
These airports are also used for 24-hour medevac emergency operations.
Fortunately, excellent pre-deployment training, development of in-country TTPs and world class air MEDEVAC and treatment at the CSH greatly reduced the number of fatalities during a costly second tour for the STRIKE BCT.