DUSTOFF Related Links

Here are a number of links that may be of value to you. Enjoy the links we've provided and feel free to e-mail us at about additional links you think should be added to this page.

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DUSTOFF RELATED

15th Medical Battalion Association - The 15th Medical Battalion Association was formed to remember and honor the members of the 15th Med Bn, 1st Cavalry Division who served in combat and flew Medevac.

The legacy of 'Dustoff' pilots of the Vietnam War - Media article by Seth Robson of The Stars and Stripes about DUSTOFF and some of its members.

DUSTOFF: ARMY AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION IN VIETNAM - Good document showing the history of Army aeromedical evacuation in Vietnam.

Dennis Bishop created a Web site dedicated to the guys he served with in the 498th Dustoff. He was with the company from 12/69 to 1/71. The site contains pictures of the men of the 498th, Lane field, and other related miscellany--about 650 pictures in all.

Read the story written by the DUSTOFF Pilot who flew into hell on April 15th of 1971 to save the lives of our fallen Raiders. Eagle DUSTOFF, by Stanley C. Marcieski, DUSTOFF 97.

There's a Web site dedicated to the 237th Med. Det. (HA) with pictures, reunion announcements, etc. Stop in and see what's going on at the 237th Med.

Time magazine article about air ambulances in southeast Iraq titled Anatomy of a Medevac.

In the February 2003 issue of Soldiers Magazine (U.S. Army pub), page 44, there is a five page article with lots of color photographs about the 68th Medical Company's MAST operation on Oahu, Hawaii.

Si Simmons has his site back up again. Lots of information about DUSTOFF on his site.

There's another site telling the story of the rescue of DUSTOFF 65. Worth the time to go visit this site and read the Medic's View.

The newest guys on the block is another site dedicated to those of you that served in the 498th Medical Company (AA). Check them out.

An interesting page from the Australian involvement in Vietnam tells a story about a DUSTOFF mission.

All you 'Original' guys should visit Doug Fonnesbeck's 57th Medical Detachment page. He has some nice pictures of his tour.

A story about a DUSTOFF mission as told by an Australian veteran.

I can't believe it! But, for just $24.99 you can now become a Medevac Pilot.

You medevac guys will want to stop by Thomas Maloney's Aircav Design site. He has original art of a 1st Cav. air ambulance.

You've got to stop by and see the DUSTOFF pictures David Freeman has available on his page. It's really good stuff.


SEARCHING

The Army Retirement Services offers a way to reach former Army members.

The Wall of Faces - Features a page with the casualty's picture dedicated to honoring and remembering every person whose name is on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.


AVIATION RELATED

Aviation History Timeline - Nice timeline of aviation advancements up to the year 2000.

Warbird Central - Dubbed the Warbird Sculptor by an entire generation of World War II veterans, Robert has chosen to chronicle the history of aviation in monumental bronze sculptures.

Waypoint AirMed & Rescue aims to cover all aspects of both rotary and fixed-wing air ambulance as well as other air rescue services. With an international focus, the magazine has a mix of news, analysis and features, with dedicated sections for providers, pilots, medical crew, commercial carriers, search and rescue, maintenance and cutting-edge technology.

LOGBOOK is a quarterly magazine covering the entire spectrum of aviation history, from the first flight to just yesterday. Civil, Military, Airline, General Aviation - They bring you the stories that have rarely or never been published before, told by the people who lived them.

Visit one of our sister units, the 210th Rescue Squadron. They provide search and rescue for the Alaskan Theater.

The Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia Brotherhood are civilians, military (all branches of service) that were pilots, mechanics, navigators, weathermen, drivers, security police and cooks that fought the war you heard about and the war you didn't. They didn't look for glory or ask for medals, they were called and went. A lot of them didn't return.

The Virtual Flight Surgeon has a very comprehensive links page with lots of information.

The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation has been founded to restore Army aircraft to flying condition and use them to educate the public on the role of Army Aviation.

The following museums contain air ambulance displays. A wall dedicated to DUSTOFF can be seen at the AMEDD Museum at Fort Sam Houston. The following exhibits can not be seen over the web, but you might like to note their locations in case you are traveling close to them. A very nice OH-13 in the 'MASH' configuration is on display at the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center. Both the NAS Willow Grove Air Park and the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum have UH-1Vs on display.

AA great Web site for aviators is AVweb. It's free, just sign up and create a password.

The NEMSPA is the National EMS Pilots Association and their AvNet newsletter.

FlightWeb is a page dedicated to the professional air medical pilot.


MILITARY RELATED

Indian River Wood Carvers Club  - They carve eagle head canes free of charge for veterans that are purple heart recipients. All they ask is that the recipient attend their Purple Heart Cane Ceremony, which is held once a year.

DuffelBlog - A highly entertaining satire of American military news as seen through the slightly warped eyes of their writing staff.

Building Homes for Heroes - They are strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country during the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. The organization builds or modifies homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families. It's our honor to support the men and women who have loyally and courageously served our country.

Cell Phones for Soldiers - A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors - Offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in our Armed Forces. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.

Guardian Angels For Soldier's Pets - Supporting our Military, Veterans, and their beloved Pets to ensure the pets are reunited with their owners following a deployment (combat or peace-keeping mission) in harm's way to fight the global war on terrorism or unforeseen emergency hardship impacting their ability to retain their pet's ownership rights.

Wounded Warriors In Action - WWIA aids in healing the hearts and minds of our Nation's combat wounded heroes (Purple Heart recipients) by providing world-class outdoor sporting activities, chiefly consisting of hunting and fishing opportunities across America.

Operation Second Chance - They aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded service men and women and assist in the modification of housing to accommodate disabled veterans. They also assist the families of wounded service men and women and facilitate the transition of wounded service men and women back into civilian society.

Wounded Warrior Project - Provides programs and services to severely injured service members during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life.

The Virtual Wall is a Vietnam veterans memorial with each name or photo on The Virtual Wall index pages linked to a personal memorial page to a woman or man named on The Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Military.com is the trusted online home for 80 million Americans in the military community -- active duty, reservists, veterans, family members, defense workers and military enthusiasts.

Take some time and visit the Military Order of the Purple Heart and their magazine.

The Academy of Health Sciences, the home of the combat medic.

The Army Home Page. The latest Army news, photo library, and more.