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Department of Defense

reduce waste in Air Force global air evac mission

I am currently serving as a CCATT physician doing global air evac for the Air Force. I am shocked at the total insensitivity to cost when missions are planned. Many times a C 17 with five crew and as many as 12 medical staff will leave Andrews AFB with a single patient when there is no medical reason that the evacuation could not have been delayed until a reasonable number of patients had accumulated that needed to go... more »