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  • Airlift unit tests mettle in joint Patriot Palm exercise

    A 315th Airlift Wing unit finished its most recent joint-service training exercise Jan. 29 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Hawaii. Teaming up with FEMA, the FBI, Army, Coast Guard and Marine Corps, the 315th Contingency Response Flight completed Exercise Patriot Palm, a joint-service emergency and natural disaster response exercise, coordinated by the Air Force Reserve, designed to integrate first responders from federal, state and local agencies, and the military by providing rapid response training.
  • Reservists credit teamwork in lifesaving mission

    As if by fate, a weather delay in Germany allowed a group of reservists to embark on a challenging 22-and-a-half-hour mission to help save a fellow service member. On Nov. 3, 2018, a C-17 aircrew from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, who’s mission heading home from Germany was delayed due to severe weather, was asked to take on an emergency mission transporting a burn patient to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Rapid Antarctic airlift saves lives

    Just after completing the final flight of the Southern hemisphere winter Antarctic season, the 304th Expeditionary Air Squadron (EAS) was alerted there was a medical emergency at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) McMurdo Station Aug. 25.
  • Total Force medical team transports Sailor home

    When a 34-year-old Navy sailor suffered multiple traumatic injuries during a mission in Syria, a Total Force team of medical professionals and Mobility Airmen sprung into action, intent on saving the life of a fellow service member. The sailor suffered injuries while performing improvised explosive device clearing operations. The severity of his injuries reduced his survival rate to two percent, requiring urgent transport from Syria to Texas.
  • Exercise tests reservists’ mass casualty response

    Reserve Citizen Airmen, litters in tow, rush into a smoke-filled building amid the screams and shouts of the wounded. Strapping the injured onto litters, one by one, they carry them to safety before returning to the smoke-filled building to search for others.
  • Charleston aeromedical reservists support Harvey victims

    This morning six Citizen Airmen from the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, with more to follow, departed Charleston for Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas to be part of a major combined operation to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.
  • Patriot Delta prepares AES units for deployment

    The 349th Air Mobility Wing hosted an aeromedical evacuation training exercise, Patriot Delta, on March 24 to March 26 at Travis Air Force Base.“We did the whole ground operations as well as flying for patient movement on a C-130 Hercules, KC-135 Stratotanker and a C-17 Globemaster III,” said Col. Jeanne LaFountain, 349th AES commander. “The
  • Flying medics soar across mission training

    When they’re fighting for your life at 25,000 feet above ground, nothing is routine. Reserve Airmen from the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron conducted medical training inside a C-17 Globemaster III, Jan. 13-15, 2017, while an aircrew from the 300th Airlift Squadron flew six pallets of humanitarian aid to Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
  • Reservist journeys from first sergeant to flight nurse

    After 22-years of service, most people start thinking about retirement… well, not everyone. In a somewhat unusual move, 1st Lt. Julia Lesage, a former first sergeant, decided after more than two decades in the Air Force to hang up her stripes and pursue a commission to become a flight nurse.
  • Flying medics come to Keesler

    The 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron unfurled its flag in a ceremony here today and officially became part of the Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing. Lt. Col. Brian A. May, 403rd Operations Group commander, presided over the ceremony that made the unit, which relocated here from Pope Field, N.C., part of his organization.
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