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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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
DUSTOFF: ARMY AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION IN VIETNAM - Good document showing the
history of Army aeromedical evacuation in Vietnam.
Bishop created a Web site dedicated to the guys he served with in the
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
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
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
There's another site telling the
story of the rescue of DUSTOFF 65. Worth the time to go visit this site and read
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
57th Medical Detachment page. He has some nice pictures
of his tour.
A story about a
as told by an Australian veteran.
I can't believe it! But, for just $24.99 you can
now become a
You medevac guys will want to stop by Thomas
site. He has original art of a 1st Cav. air ambulance.
You've got to stop by and see the
David Freeman has available on his page. It's really good stuff.
offers a way to reach former Army members.
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 History Timeline - Nice timeline of aviation advancements up to the
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.
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
is a quarterly magazine covering the entire spectrum of aviation
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
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.
Surgeon has a very comprehensive links page with lots
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
The following museums contain air ambulance
displays. A wall dedicated to DUSTOFF can be seen at the
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
Air Park and the
Sea-Air-Space Museum have UH-1Vs on display.
AA great Web site for aviators is
It's free, just sign up and create a password.
is the National EMS Pilots Association and their AvNet newsletter.
is a page dedicated to the professional air medical pilot.
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
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.
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
- Provides programs and services to severely injured service members
during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life.
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
and their magazine.
Academy of Health
the home of the combat medic.
The Army Home Page.
The latest Army news, photo library, and more.