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934th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- A wounded soldier is carried off a C-141 Starlifter by members of the 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Scott Air Force Base, Ill., along with members of the 86th Aeromedical Staging Facility here March 24. Twelve soldiers wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom were evacuated to Germany for additional medical treatment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Justin D. Pyle)

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Mission: To deploy aeromedical evacuation crews highly trained and equipped to provide in-flight medical care aboard mission directed aircraft used to airlift patients. To deploy highly trained aeromedical operations personnel to provide operational support and mission management at aerial ports supporting aeromedical evacuation operations. To deploy highly trained aeromedical crew management personnel to provide operational management of attached, assigned and transiting aeromedical crews at aerial ports supporting aeromedical evacuation operations.

Organization: To deploy aeromedical evacuation crews highly trained and equipped to provide in-flight medical care aboard mission directed aircraft used to airlift patients. To deploy highly trained aeromedical operations personnel to provide operational support and mission management at aerial ports supporting aeromedical evacuation operations. To deploy highly trained aeromedical crew management personnel to provide operational management of attached, assigned and transiting aeromedical crews at aerial ports supporting aeromedical evacuation operations.


Aircraft: To deploy aeromedical evacuation crews highly trained and equipped to provide in-flight medical care aboard mission directed aircraft used to airlift patients. To deploy highly trained aeromedical operations personnel to provide operational support and mission management at aerial ports supporting aeromedical evacuation operations. To deploy highly trained aeromedical crew management personnel to provide operational management of attached, assigned and transiting aeromedical crews at aerial ports supporting aeromedical evacuation operations.

People: The present unit strength is approximately 23 officers and 59 enlisted troops. The skills required to meet the mission include nurses and medical technicians, Medical Service Corp (MSC) officers, health service administration, radio operators, and medical supply specialists. Most 934 AES members are traditional reservists, serving in the military on a part-time basis, taking time out from their families and civilian jobs to participate one weekend a month and two weeks of annual training each year. The flyers come in extra in order to do training missions at least once a month. Augmenting the traditional reserve force is a team of four full-time Air Reserve Technicians.

History: The squadron was first organized on April 14, 1959, as the 47the Aeromedical evacuation Squadron. It was redesignated as a flight in 1974 in the scaling down of the military following the Vietnam conflict, and it became a squadron again in 1990. Then on October 1, 1994 the 47th was redesignated the 934 Aeromedical evacuation Squadron. Now being part of 22nd Air Force.
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The 47th was named the Outstanding Tactical Aeromedical Evacuation Unit for the Air Force Reserve in 1980, 1981, and 1984, and the Outstanding Reserve Tactical Aeromedical Evacuation Flight assigned to 4th Air Force for 1987.
The 47th / 934th members have participated in a wide variety of both peacetime and wartime missions, including: Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Just Cause in Panama; Operation Restore Hope, the relief effort in Somalia; Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti; and Operation Joint Endeavor/Guard/Forge in Bosnia. When 9/11 happened the members of the 934 AES were there to help in any way needed. In the spring of 2003, 24 members of the 934 AES were activated for a year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
With a very robust mission, the 934 AES has volunteered to support and fly a significant portion of the world-wide aeromedical missions. The squadron flew over 150 operational and training missions, during the last year. This included missions throughout the continental United States, the Pacific and European theaters.
U.S. Air Force Reserve units fly all over the world and the 934th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron stands ready to support all global aeromedical taskings.


(Current as of January 2004)