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Task Force Marauder training with Romanian Armed Forces
Force Marauder trained Soldiers with the Romanian Armed Forces on hot and
cold-load procedures for a UH-60 Black Hawk, November 2017, in order to know
how to safely load a patient in the event of a real-world emergency in
Afghanistan where TF Marauder medevac responds.
Detachment 1, C Company, Medical Evacuation, 2-211th General Support
Aviation Battalion with the Iowa National Guard, currently deployed to
Afghanistan, trained more than 150 Soldiers with the Romanian Land Forces
over the course of a week on the proper procedures for calling for a medevac
and loading a casualty.
U.S. Army CPT Erin Doyle, Det. 1, C Co.,
2-211th GSAB commander, explained the training came as a result of a recent
mass casualty attack where members of the previous task force’s medevac unit
responded and provided medical care and transportation for the Romanian
Soldiers. The event showed the importance of the ground troops understanding
the procedures for calling the medevac and how to approach the aircraft with
The training covered what information needs to be
reported in order for the medevac to launch, what equipment and medical
capabilities are available in the aircraft, preferences for signaling the
aircraft for landing for both day and night, how to prepare and secure a
patient before the helicopter arrives, and how to approach the aircraft and
interact with the medic to give a patient report.
AUSA 2017 Black Hawk Breakfast
Sikorsky Aircraft has been a valued supporter of the DUSTOFF Community
for years. They are honoring us at a breakfast to be held in conjunction
with an AUSA event. If you are in the area and can attend, you are invited
to represent the DUSTOFF Family of Warriors.
MG Pat Sargent, Deputy
Commanding General, US Army Medical Command is the guest speaker this year.
Sikorsky Aircraft will recognize the MEDEVAC/DUSTOFF community for their
outstanding support to the US Army and Army Aviation.
PLEASE RSVP in
accordance with this flier by Friday 22 September by e-mailing Rita Burke
DUSTOFF Association Scholarship Winner
to Taylor J. Slagle – Grandchild of DUSTOFFer LTC (R) Jim Wingate – he’ll be
attending University of Arizona.
The DUSTOFF Association Scholarship is administered for the DUSTOFF
Association by the AAAA (Army Aviation Association of America). The DUSTOFF
Association Memorial Scholarship is open to DUSTOFF Association members,
spouses, children and grandchildren of DUSTOFF Association members. [Read
Alamo DUSTOFF Helps in Houston
Alamo DUSTOFF is assisting residents of the Houston area as part of Texas
WO1 John Stephen Chrin Day
On 13 October, a remembrance will be held for WO1 John Stephen Chrin and
the crew of DUSTOFF 71, 57th Med Det. DUSTOFF 71 was lost on a night time
mission in rain and fog in the Seven Sisters Mountains of Viet Nam, on 13
October 1971. John Chrin was a native of Lebanon, PA and is buried in
Lebanon. A remembrance for John and A/C CWO Ronald K. Shultz, CC SGT Michael
Darrah, Flight Medic SGT Hugo Gaytan, PFC Rickey Pate, OJT Crew Chief, and
all veterans, will be held the morning of the 13, “WO1 John Stephen Chrin
Day in the City of Lebanon”.
Anyone who may be in the area of South
Central PA (Lebanon is 25 miles East of Harrisburg – 20 miles North of
Lancaster – 20 West of Reading) is welcome to attend. E-mail Bill Sypher at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
717-865-5982 for directions and specific information.
2018 DUSTOFF Reunion Dates Set
Mark the dates NOW for DUSTOFF Reunion 2018. We will be meeting at the
Holiday Inn - Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX the first week of May. Early
check in will be Wednesday, 2 May 2018, for a possible repeat of the wine
tour to Fredericksburg, TX with a stop specifically planned for Lukenbach,
TX will be on Thursday, 3 May 2018. The Golf Tournament will be on Friday,
May 4, 2018. The General Membership Meeting and Spouses' Luncheon will be
Saturday Morning, 5 May 2018, followed by the Hall of Fame Induction and
Awards Banquet that evening. We'll close out the 39th Annual Reunion with
our Memorial Service on Sunday, 6 May 2018.
Block the dates now - and
let's have a really large turnout!
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
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