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Vietnam DUSTOFF

Mike Bruce Does anyone remember FSB Henderson? In May 1970, we helped with a mass-casualty evacuation. Bodies were lying all over. Guys on the ground were begging for reinforcements. We would land, and they would throw on wounded (mostly), and we would drop them off in Quang Tri. Then repeat. Several other helicopters alternated with …

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From the Wiregrass S/S 2021 – Modernizing Aircraft

Medical Evacuation Concepts and Capabilities Division (MECCD)Written by: Mr. George Hildebrandt, SFC Michael Bishop, SFC Billy Raines, and Mr. Lance Jones. Army Aeromedical Evacuation has been the sole platform for intra-theater patient movement for the last twenty years of conflict.  During that time we have seen changes across the fleet and community from the airframe, …

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Top of the Schoolhouse – “Change is Good”

1SG Eric W. Pelkey – US Army School of Aviation Medicine                 Change is good! It limits complacency and breeds innovation within organizations. The “status quo” is not always the best answer when faced with stressful transitions or global transformations. Despite continuous change, “the Army goes rolling along.” The leadership at the School of Army …

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A “DUSTOFF PILOT”

By Phil Marshall, DMZ “Dustoff 711,” 237th Medical Detachment (Helicopter Ambulance) Camp Evans and Quang Tri, Vietnam 1969, published in Association of Naval Aviation, “Cape Fear Seahawk Newsletter,” July 2012, Vol. XV, Issue VII. In order to be “Old and Wise,” one must first be young and stupid. —Ancient U.S. Army proverb I arrived in …

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2020 Annual Awards Winners Announced

It is with great pride and respect that we announce the winners of the 2020 Awards Program. These awards will be presented at the 41st DUSTOFF Reunion at our Annual Awards Banquet on 28 August 2021 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Columbus, GA. Details of the reunion are on our website (https://dustoff.org) (https://dustoff.org/announcing-reunion-2021-initial-plans/) …

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