DUSTOFFer Newsletter

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Top of the School House

SFC Carl R. Piper The Department of Aviation Medicine (DAM) continues to train the warfighter in aeromedical tasks and drive change by incorporating new lessons learned into all programs of instruction. Each branch of the DAM empathizes the complexity of the modern operating environment to students and a shift from counterinsurgency to large scale combat […]

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Consultant’s Corner – Spring/Summer 2024

COL Nate Forrester, Aeromedical Evacuation Consultant to the Surgeon General As our Corps maintains pace with the Army’s modernization and transformation efforts, your Aeromedical Evacuation officers are leading the way. Continued strategic competition with increasingly capable adversaries and significant technological advancements drive the need to modernize our evacuation enterprise, both air and ground. 67Js, serving

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President’s Letter – Spring/Summer 2024

LTC (Retired) Chris Wingate The 2024 DUSTOFF Reunion in San Antonio, Texas, was a remarkable event, bringing together veterans, active-duty service members, and families connected by the valor and dedication inherent in the DUSTOFF community. This year’s reunion, filled with camaraderie and reflection, also set the stage for exciting developments in the year ahead. As

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U.S. Senate passes Congressional Gold Medal for Vietnam DUSTOFF

The Senate passed the bill awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the DUSTOFF crews of Vietnam unanimously. Here is the record link below – the House “should” fall in line and pass this bill soon. It’s been a long fight with many proud and brave DUSTOFFers lobbying to get this passed. Steve Vermillion and Chris

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From the Wiregrass – Spring/Summer 2024

The Medical Evacuation Concepts & Capabilities Division (MECCD) continues to drive capability development and integration within the Medical Evacuation Community.  As the operational space continues to evolve, MECCD is working on several exciting projects to include Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) MEDEVAC variant, Protected Wheeled Ambulance (PWA), Multi Mission Vehicle Interior and Patient Handling

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