…is still an issue, but as with all things, truth shines a bright light and is having an effect on the Army’s MEDEVAC community,
Here’s Michael Yon’s take on it:
Increasing numbers of high-ranking military officers and veterans agree that the time has come for change. Support from lawmakers continues to grow. Army helicopter medical evacuation (Dustoff) polices are outdated and costing lives. Our current polices even violate the Geneva Conventions. The Dustoff Association is seeing this for what it is, and has featured the matter in their latest “The DUSTOFFer” newsletter.
Note: The military recently completed its investigation into the loss of Chazray Clark in Afghanistan last September. The Pentagon now admits that it took 69 minutes from time of injury until Chazray was delivered to the hospital. With better policies, that evacuation could have been completed in about 24 minutes. We lost Chazray. Let’s stop this now.