Liftoff for Life

March 12, 2019

Pararescuemen and aeromedical evacuation airmen teamed up for a training event at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. They conducted the training to be prepared for any potential real-world scenarios. One airman tells us why he has the best job in the world.

Video by Air Force Senior Airman Jean-Paul Arnaud-Marquez  

A breathing apparatus on a simulated patient.
Medical Care
Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. David Ferguson, 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, provides medical care to a simulated patient on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during an operational readiness exercise near Charleston, S.C., Nov. 17, 2018. The exercise provided the 315th Operations Group with hands-on training in a variety of airlift and aeromedical evacuation tactics during simulated combat events.
Photo By: Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas A. Priest
VIRIN: 180817-F-WF811-1932C
Two airmen tend to a patient.
Aeromedical Evacuation
Air Force Senior Airmen Dalila Allen, left, and Michael Vanhorn, aeromedical evacuation technicians assigned to the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, participate in an aeromedical readiness mission to Tallinn, Estonia, Feb. 23, 2019. The mission enabled training for semiannual professional requirements and student upgrades, and simulated the challenges of logistics, alerting procedures, and storing and charging medical equipment at an unfamiliar location.
Photo By: Air Force 1st Lt. Andrew Layton
VIRIN: 190223-F-VX133-585C
Air Force service members tend to a patient aboard an Air Force plane.
Medical Readiness
Two aeromedical evacuation airmen attend to a patient during a training mission aboard a KC-135 flying from Glasgow, Scotland, to Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Aug. 18, 2018.
Photo By: Air Force Staff Sgt. Diana M. Cossaboom
VIRIN: 180819-F-OG534-0379C