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Whether there is a fire fight or an accident, all of our military men need to communicate with someone to let them know help is needed. That is where the Navy’s TACAMO, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, comes to the rescue.

The communications team sits at their seats with their laptops and headsets waiting for a call. The calls normally entail a questionnaire called a “joint casualty evacuation request”, otherwise known as a “9-line”, which requests that a patient be picked up. The questions the communications crew may ask are what the grid coordinates are on the ground as well as the number of patients, special equipment needed, security at pick up site and patient status. [Continue reading.]

These men do their job magnificantly, and we should all be very proud of them. I know I am. 🙂

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Have you ever read an article that made you just want to know more but knew you couldn’t? This is one of those for me. Here we have two pilots that are shot down in Iraq surrounded by insurgents, and it took around half an hour for them to be rescued. For half an hour! What did the rescue team find when they did arrive? Not a single injuring! That is the kind of movie I would pay to see, but I am not quite sure I could stand the vocabulary that may have transpired duing this ordeal. lol. Check it out at Downed Pilots Endure 30 Minutes of Intensity Before Rescue. Have a great day.

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