Accession Number:

ADA202753

Title:

Aeromedical Airlift -- Do the Pieces Fit?

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

Remarks on the nature of war and the implicit importance of Americas wartime medical system introduce a discussion of the Department of Defenses medical operation and the associated planning effort. A discourse on the inadequacies of the Nations airlift capabilities and the ensuing concept of using the Civil Reserve Air Fleet to support aeromedical airlift follows. An explanation of the planning that is being accomplished to make this new asset a viable entity of the wartime and peacetime medical system completes the background for the authors views on the capabilities of the system. The lack of a central controlling organization manned with people of diverse specialties and the inability to see aeromedical airlift as a specialized entity in itself are seen as the main drawbacks. Suggestions to overcome these deficiencies are provided. Keywords Air Force operations Aeromedical logistics Medical services.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE