1. Cornelius, Melinda MSN, RN


Aeromedical evacuation (AE) is a system within the Air Force to provide patient care in the air during transport between levels of care. The system predominantly uses guard and reserve flight crew members who are arranged into rotations. However, when a need arises because of heavy influx of sick and wounded, the activation of crew members comes with short notice. This article presents my experiences flying AE in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom.