Call Sign Dust Off: A History of U.S. Army Aeromedical Evacuation From Conception to Hurricane Katrina

Call Sign Dust Off: A History of U.S. Army Aeromedical Evacuation From Conception to Hurricane Katrina
Title:
Call Sign Dust Off: A History of U.S. Army Aeromedical Evacuation From Conception to Hurricane Katrina
Format:
Hardcover
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$57.00
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GPO Stock Number:
008-000-01040-4
ISBN:
9780160879371
Description

Explores the initial attempts to use aircraft for evacuation, reviews development and maturity of aircraft evacuation use through conflicts, and focuses on the history of the MEDEVAC post-Vietnam through Hurricane Katrina. Contains copyrighted material.

DUSTOFF crews run to their aircraft, confident that they can—and will—face the dangers that await them over the next hill and then they go where others dare not. They cross mine fields, face incoming fire from those who would do harm to their comrades in arms, and willingly risk their own lives to medically evacuate others.

This book captures the story of DUSTOFF from its conception. It reviews DUSTOFF's development and use in both Korea and Vietnam, but focuses on the post–Vietnam years that saw almost constant transformation of unit structure, doctrine and structural command and control, and the development and adaptation of new aircraft and lifesaving equipment. It also chronicles the transfer of the MEDEVAC units from medical to aviation control, a traumatic event that presented the MEDEVAC community with another set of challenges. 

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

PART ONE - Fulfilling a Need: From Conception to Combat

Chapter One - An Honorable Heritage

Chapter Two - From Korea through Vietnam

PART TWO - Domestic Duties & Contingency Operations

Chapter Three - Quiet Years, 1973–1980

 

Chapter Four - New Challenges: Near and Afar, 1981–1990

 

PART THREE - An Angry Decade

Chapter Five - Desert Shield/Desert Storm, 1990–1991

Chapter Six - Force Reductions, 1992–1995

Chapter Seven - The Balkans, 1992–Ongoing

PART FOUR - Into the Millennium: New Challenges, at Home and Abroad

Chapter Eight - To 9/11, 2000–2001

Chapter Nine - Again, Into Battle, 2001–2003

Chapter Ten - Aviation Transformation and Domestic Operations, 2002–2005

Chapter Eleven - Warriors of Compassion

APPENDICES

Audience

Military members and veterans, especially those who served in MEDEVAC units, as well as historians and students of military history, and those with an interest in the Vietnam and Korean Wars will enjoy this publication.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$28.50
International Price:
$39.90
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Office of the Surgeon General, Borden Institute
Author:
  • Whitcomb, Darrel
Notes:
The correct ISBN is 9780160879371 which is printed on the dust jacket of the second printing.
Key Phrases:
  • Medical History
  • Aviation History
  • Army History
  • Military History
  • History of Call Sign Dust Off
Weight:
2.625
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Cloth
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
02/28/2011
Last Status Update:
03/14/2019
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