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Accession Number ADA600817
Title Evolution and Future of Marine Corps Medical Evacuation and Casualty Evacuation Operations.
Publication Date Mar 2011
Media Count 39p
Personal Author B. P. Santucci
Abstract This paper examines how Marine Corps rotary wing aviation is lacking in its ability to conduct medical support helicopter operations. As an example, during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Marine Corps rotary wing aviation was quite successful in executing medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) and casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) missions. However, the primary reason for this is that various aspects of the operating environment in Iraq made such missions relatively easy in comparison to other areas of operation, such as Afghanistan. Ultimately, Army and Air Force units have proven much more capable and successful in Afghanistan. As America's 'force in readiness,' the Marine Corps is expected to deploy all over the world and conduct operations in any environment. Yet, its aviation component is not suited to conduct the full spectrum of medical support helicopter operations. Changes must be made to its organization, training, equipment, and doctrine for the Marine Corps to be successful in executing such missions in conflict zones around the world.
Keywords Afghanistan conflict
Air force medevac operations
Air force operations
Army medevac operations
Army operations
Iraqi war
Marine corps aircraft
Marine corps aviation
Marine corps medical evacuation operations
Marine corps medical support helicopter operations
Marine corps operations
Medical evacuation
Medical evacuation(MEDEVAC)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51B - Aeronautics
51C - Aircraft
44L - Health Care Needs & Demands
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Marine Corps Univ., Quantico, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1421
Contract Number N/A

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