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Veterans History Project to Host Panel Discussion on MEDEVAC Changemakers

The Library of Congress Veterans History Project on Tuesday, Sept. 10 will bring together a panel of U.S. Army Aeromedical evacuation (MEDEVAC) changemakers for an unprecedented discussion on the evolution of technology, safety, quality of care and culture within their field. The dialogue will also explore ways that military aeromedical evacuations have influenced and advanced both military and civilian operations.

 

Free and open to the public, the event will be held in room LJ-119 of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, located at 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. Seating is limited; RSVPs are strongly advised. Email vohp@loc.gov  with the Subject: “MEDEVAC Panel” for reservations and more information.

The panel will be moderated by Chas Henry, who is the host of ConnectingVets and CBS News “Eye on Veterans,” and a combat-decorated Marine Corps veteran of the 1991 Gulf War. Panelists include both retired Vietnam Dustoff pilots and active duty Army Aviators: Colonel Merle Snyder (USA, Retired); Colonel Douglas Moore (USA, Retired); Lieutenant Colonel Paul Roley, USA Executive Officer to the Commanding General, Regional Health Command – Atlantic; and Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Forrester, USA Battalion commander of the 82nd General Support Aviation Battalion.

The advent of MEDEVAC has saved the lives of countless U.S. military soldiers. From the Vietnam War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, MEDEVAC aircraft and crews have enabled crews to rapidly get wounded soldiers out of the frontlines, and safely into a hospital facility for treatment.

Congress created the Veterans History Project (VHP) in 2000 to collect, preserve and make accessible the firsthand remembrances of America’s war veterans from WWI through the more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. For more information, visit lhttp://oc.gov/vets/  or call the toll-free message line at (888) 371-5848. Subscribe to the VHP RSS to receive periodic updates of VHP news. Follow VHP on Facebook @vetshistoryproject.

 

Public Contact: Kerry Ward, (202) 707-1196
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/medevac-panel-discussion-tickets-70024604477


Announcing DUSTOFF Reunion #41

When: 2-5 April 2020
Where: Columbus, GA, / Fort Benning, GA
Reunion Hotel: Double Tree by Hilton, Columbus, GA

 


5351 Sidney Simons Blvd
Columbus, Georgia
31904

Room Block Group Code - DUS
https://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/C/CSGDTDT-DUS-20200402/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

 

Highlights of Reunion Planning

 

  • Tour of National Infantry Museum
  • Chuck Mateer Golf Tournament at the Fort Benning Golf Course
  • DUSTOFF Spouses’ Luncheon – venue being selected now
  • A visit to the Army Air Ambulance Detachment, Fort Benning and the Ranger Graduation Ceremony (This DUSTOFF Unit is a part of the support to the Ranger Regiment Training and will perform a demonstration during the graduation exercise.) We will then visit the unit and honor the DUSTOFF Warriors with a DUSTOFF Coin Ceremony.
  • DUSTOFF Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
  • Annual DUSTOFF Awards Ceremony. The venue for the Awards and Induction will be Cavezza Hall at the National Infantry Museum.

Registration will open later this year – but make your room reservations NOW!


Spring/Summer 2019 DUSTOFFer Published

Come and get it while it's hot! The Spring/Summer edition of your favorite DUSTOFF magazine has been published. Find out what's happening in the AMEDD and catch up on some of those riveting stories.

 

While you're in our newsletter section of this site, take time to read any back issue you may have missed by clicking on the appropriate button toward the bottom of the newsletter index page.

Witness to War Foundation

The Witness to War Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization from Atlanta, is interested in attending this year’s reunion in Colorado Springs. They have helped preserve the stories of over 2,600 veterans across the country from WWII through the Global War on Terror, and use these interviews on their website, www.WitnessToWar.org , where there are over 5,000 firsthand accounts from the veterans themselves that the public can easily access and learn about the triumphs and sacrifices of our armed forces. If you would be interested in participating in a video interview, it is absolutely free of cost, takes around an hour, and you will receive 3 DVD copies mailed to you in addition to having a copy donated to the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. For more information or to sign up for an interview, please contact the lead interviewer Martin Madert at Martin@WitnessToWar.org  or 770-628-0024.

 


Help Find Lost Association Members

We have an abnormally large number of Association members we can no longer communicate with. When postcards are sent out, for instance to announce voting for Hall Of Fame inductees, we've received cards as "Undeliverable." Please take a moment to scan the list of lost members and send us contact information if you find your name or you know the where-about of someone on the list. [See List]


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