Top of the School House by MSG Eric W Pelkey

Teaching Aviation Medicine during a pandemic “The mission isn’t stopping, so the training isn’t stopping.” The message, relayed by the School of Army Aviation Medicine (SAAM) 1SG, is one of perseverance and resolve. The Fort Rucker based school will continue training despite the challenges brought by the ongoing pandemic threat. COVID 19 has affected the …

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DUSTOFF ASSOCIATION Officers and Leadership

PresidentDavid Zimmerman charles.zimmerman@gmail.com Vice PresidentJohn McMahan majjmac@yahool.com Executive DirectorDan Gower executivedirector@dustoff.org TreasurerDan Gower treasurer@dustoff.org SecretaryJeff Mankoff jeffmankoff@gmail.com HistorianPatrick Zenk zenk0006@yahoo.com Social MediaChristopher Wingate mcwingate@me.com DUSTOFFer EditorJim Truscott jtrus5@aol.com Website: https://dustoff.orgDan Gower executivedirector@dustoff.org DUSTOFFer Layout and DesignSuzie Gower rockgower@yahoo.com FounderThomas “Egor” Johnson PrintingThe Sorcerer’s apPRINTice

DUSTOFF Association History

The Association derives its name, DUSTOFF, from the radio call sign given to the first aeromedical helicopter evacuation unit in Vietnam, the 57th Medical Detachment (Hel Amb), which arrived in-country in 1962. The 57th initially communicated internally on any vacant frequency it could find. In Saigon, the Navy Support Activity, which controlled all call words …

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