1. Booth, Debby BS, RN, CPSN


The author thanks Rachelle Springer for her great editing skills, Marcia Spear in showing how to upload in editorial manager, and Amanda Bailey for converting the pictures to JPEGs. Have you ever entertained the idea of serving in the military? Has your sense of patriotism ever made you feel some regret that you never served your country in uniform? It was this deep spirit of patriotism and my sense of adventure that moved me to take the oath of commitment and to give 22 years of my life in service to our country. This article is my personal experience of serving in the military as a flight nurse and a commander. It provides a brief overview of the aeromedical evacuation system, different job classifications, requirements of a flight nurse, stresses of flight, and the type of aircraft used in aeromedical transport.