MEDEVAC: Tactical and physiological aspects of military aero evacuation medical operations




"MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC!" blasts loudly through the radio that remains turned on twenty four hours a day, seven days a week at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. A frantic activity follows immediately, while the crews turn on the engines of the helicopter that waits on the tarmac, and the radio operator furiously writes down the details of the 9-line message, a succession of numbers, letters and apparently meaningless codes that are barely good enough to identify the number and severity of the w...
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