If the USAF and the Marines do not wear the Red Cross on their MEDAVAC birds then why in the hell does the US Army?
Something isn't right about this.Politics has no place in getting to our troops who are injured!
This commment is unpublished.· 8 years agoFirst off as a dustoff crewmember I find this appaling, second you don't know what happened that day. All any of you are aware of is this video, you do not know what type of intel brief was recieved by the medevac. Also the air force, and marines do not provide MEDEVAC, they provide CASEVAC meaning no true medic is onboard that aircraft. the army and DUSTOFF are the only true air MEDEVAC in iraq or afghanistan and while some units get between 12-24 months between deployments these DUSTOFF units only get about 9 months due to the shortage of units and aircraft. so before you attack DUSTOFF just remember that while it may not be a perfect system it is still the best one out there and available to our fighting forces. to Mr. Yon, you should be ashamed of yourself for attacking such a sacred and unselfish group of people. We go where nobody else wants to without weapons and sometimes with out that "apache over top". while i am sorry for your friend that doesnt discount what DUSTOFF provides on a daily basis. That is a greater chance for our war fighters. DUSTOFF- Dedicated Unhesitating Service To Our Fighting Forces.
This commment is unpublished.· 8 years agoMedic 1 made so many thought and factual errors that it's best to focus on just one to debunk the rest. Medic 1 states that no true medic is aboard Air Force. In fact, the multiple typically more highly trained medics on Pedro birds both outnumber and are better trained than most Dustoff medics. Medic 1 also displays a misawareness of what other assets are doing in Afghanistan.
This is not the best forum in which to play righteous.
This commment is unpublished.· 9 years agoWe had quicker response times during the Korean War! I was a corpsman with the Marines and our choppers came in unarmed and quickly! This is the old Army game of not inconveniencing any field grade officers! Nothing new there!