Friday, April 13, 2007

Medical crews airlifted 850 wounded in March

Contingency aeromedical staging facility (CASF) team members join a critical care patient for transport on C-17 Globemaster to Landstuhl, Germany in February

Air Force planes and medical crews airlifted more than 850 wounded and injured servicemen out of war zones during March, according to the Air Force. In February, the Air Force flew out 767 patients.

The planes delivered 143 critically injured patients and 712 less seriously hurt patients, the report said.

The number of critical patients was down from February when 158 were airlifted and still below the fall when 285 critical patients were flown in September.

Since the start of Operation Enduring Freedom, the Air Force has flown 40,902 patients from combat zones.

Read the rest at Air Force Times