Medical care on the fly.
MEDICAL CARE ON THE FLY--Maj. Gerard Hogan of the 315th Aeromedical
Evacuation Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., directs the
movement of a wounded Soldier being transferred from Iraq to Germany
aboard a C-17 Globemaster III. Air Force aeromedical evacuation crews
have conducted more than 55,000 patient moves since the beginning of
Operation Iraqi Freedom, caring for a wide range of ailments. Nearly 88
percent of the 400 aeromedical evacuation people working worldwide are
in Air Force Reserve Command or the Air National Guard, said Lt. Gen.
George Taylor, Air Force surgeon general. The 791st Expeditionary
Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, the hub
for patient movements in Europe and Southwest Asia, is more than 50
percent manned by reserve component people.