Sixteen men and women from the 94th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron were recently welcomed home after their 120-day deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Monday, December 17, 2012
by Senior Airman Elizabeth Van Patten, 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs, Dobbins Air Reserve Base Aeromedical evacuation crews bridge the gap between care in the field and care provided once a patient arrives at a hospital. These "Flying Samaritans" make flights from forward bases in Southwest Asia to the larger bases in Europe or stateside to transport wounded warriors from the battlefield and return those who have received care back to their duty locations. Although an aeromedical evacuation team usually flies with a C-130 aircrew, they can also fly on C-17 Globemaster IIIs, KC-135 Stratotankers or other aircraft, if there is a need. The aircraft are reconfigured into flying hospitals with cardiac monitors, defibrillators, intubation …
Members of the Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance donated gift cards to help Airmen, Marines, Soldiers and Sailors around Dobbins Air Reserve Base who have entered into a financial crisis.
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Monday, December 10, 2012
by Senior Airman Elizabeth Van Patten, 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Members of the Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance presented Col. Timothy Tarchick, 94th Airlift Wing commander, and Angela Pedersen, 94th AW Airman and Family Readiness Office director, with 40 gift cards to a local grocery store. The gift cards will be used to help, not only Airmen, but also Marines, Soldiers and Sailors around Dobbins Air Reserve Base in need during the holiday season who, through no fault of their own, have entered into a financial crisis. "We are very grateful for Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance," said Tarchick. "John Bevich and Bob Humphries have come here to donate these gifts to our military members who need assistance during the holidays." …