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MEDEVAC Aircraft 995 Helicopter Capability Development Tool Unveiling

By: Cpt. Marjorie A. Evans and Sgt. 1st Class Billy Raines Fort Rucker, Alabama—An unveiling ceremony for the Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) Aircraft 26995 Capability Development Tool was hosted on Fort Rucker, Alabama, on April 14, 2022 by the Medical Evacuation Concepts & Capabilities Division (MECCD), Medical Capability Development Integration Directorate (MED CDID). The historic occasion …

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DUSTOFF Reunion 2023 Information/Registration/Room Reservations

NOTICE TIME IS RUNNING OUT – NO REGISTRATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED WITH MEAL REQUESTS AFTER 1700 TUESDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2023 DUE TO CATERING TIMELINES. WE HAVE VERY LITTLE LEEWAY IN THIS ALLOWING THE CHEF TO ADEQUATELY PREPARE. Dates for Reunion 2023 are 17-19 February 2023Location is Holiday Inn – Riverwalk, San Antonio Texas Click Here …

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COL Roger M. Weed

Roger Martin Weed was born February 26, 1943 in the Village of Warsaw, New York to Florence and Walter Weed. Roger was raised in Arlington, Texas. He was active in Boy Scouts, an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1961. Roger graduated from …

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Stephen Peth

LTC Stephen Boyer Peth enlisted as a Private and rose to Lieutenant Colonel. Serving as a Warrant Officer with the 159th Medical Detachment in Vietnam, he evacuated 3006 patients. In one four-day period, he logged 51 missions and evacuated 251 seriously wounded patients. Of his 3579 flying hours, 1639 were combat hours. His extraordinary heroism …

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Scott Heintz

COL David “Scott” Heintz’s exemplary 26-year career embodies the DUSTOFF tradition. He set the foundation for the Army’s Aeromedical Evacuation transition into the 21st century.  As commander of D Company, 326th Medical Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) his company was the first MEDEVAC company to arrive in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert …

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David MacDonald

COL David MacDonald’s distinguished 25-year military career was marked with lasting contributions to MEDEVAC structure, doctrine, and materiel across the full spectrum of military operations. As a Medical Evacuation Battalion Commander, Department of Army Staff Officer and Director of Medical Evacuation Proponency Directorate; he preserved the DUSTOFF Legacy while adapting the MEDEVAC mission for the …

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LTG Quinn Becker

In Vietnam, LTG Quinn H. Becker commanded the 15th Medical Battalion, parent unit of the famed  1st Cavalry Division’s Air Ambulance Platoon.  This introduction to helicopter medical evacuation led to his career-long support of the DUSTOFF mission.  An orthopedic surgeon by training and a senior flight surgeon, he was a self-described field doctor.  His credibility …

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LTG Quinn Becker

Lieutenant General Quinn H. Becker, (Retired.), 91, passed away on Sunday, March 13th, 2022 at his home in San Antonio, Texas. He was born June 11th, 1930, in Kirksville, Missouri to Sarah Lucille Henderson and Quinn Henry Becker.  Quinn Henry, a family doctor, passed away when Quinn was fourteen years old.  His mother then  moved …

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