French Navy Dauphin MEDEVACs Patient from Bora Bora

July 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 03:55, the detachment of Flotilla 35F based in Tahiti receives a call from the Tahiti Operational Center (COT) for a medical evacuation mission. A pregnant woman must be evacuated to the Hospital Center of French Polynesia (CHPF) of Taaone. Shortly after the call, the medical alert team arrives at the detachment and with the crew of the Dauphin N3 +, they take off towards Bora Bora, where the patient is. Arrived on site at 5:56, the patient is taken…

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USS Gerald R. Ford Receives First Advanced Weapons Elevator

January 16, 2019 – USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), closed out 2018 on a high note with the acceptance of the ship’s first advanced weapons elevator (AWE), setting the tone for more positive developments in the year ahead. AWE Upper Stage #1 was turned over to the ship on Dec. 21, following testing and certification by engineers at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding, where the ship is currently working through its post-shakedown availability (PSA). The acceptance marks a major milestone for the ship and the Ford-class of aircraft carriers…

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China Conducts MEDEVAC For EUNAVFOR in Djibouti

October 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Support Base in Djibouti conducted a joint medical rescue and evacuation drill with the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Combined Task Force (CTF) 465 on the morning of October 12, local time, in a bid to explore the methods for joint air-sea medical rescue and evacuation at oversea base, and to test and strengthen the emergency medical rescue support capability of the PLA Support Base in Djibouti. The drill simulated the cabin of a merchant ship STAR caught…

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Coast Guard medevacs 64-year-old man from Naval Facility on San Nicolas Island

The Coast Guard medevaced a 64-year-old man from the naval facility on San Nicolas Island, Wednesday afternoon.  At approximately 2:00p.m., San Nicolas Island Naval Facility personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders reporting a 64-year-old contractor was experiencing stroke-like symptoms. After consulting with the duty flight surgeon, Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Forward Operating Base Point Mugu to assist.  The aircrew arrived on scene and transported the man to St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Ventura County. The man was last reported to be in stable…

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USNS Comfort Responds to Second Hospital Generator Failure in Puerto Rico

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), underway near the coast of the Arecibo-Manati region of Puerto Rico, received four critical patients from Hospital Menonita in Caguas, Puerto Rico, after its generator failed, Oct. 6. “We are a mobile platform that can respond to the greatest area of need or act as a strut to help the Puerto Rican health system,” said Capt. Kevin Buckley, commanding officer of the medical treatment facility onboard Comfort. “We are engaged and determined to relieve human suffering.” The hospital ship was able to respond by coordinating with…

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