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FROM: SGP (Major Donald W. Rumbaugh [(b)(2)] SUBJECT: Medical After-Action Report TO:HQ SAC/SGRA 1. Reference: a. 92d Strategic Hospital Environmental Health Medical lntelligence Briefing Handouts. b. JMRO Reference Guide. c. WRAIR Communicable Disease Report August 1990. d. Middle East in Crisis: 92 BMW/IN. e. Middle East Survival Guide: 92 Bombardment Wing Intelligence Division. f. US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense USAMRICD. g. Technical Memorandum 90-1. h. Combat Medicine Training Handbook 15 August 1989. 2. Concept: The mission of the 522 ASF was to provide short-term stabilization, staging and transportation of injured and sick pensonnel frOm Bahrain to Upper Heyford, England. The Flight Surgeon assigned to the Air Evacuation Squadron was to provide inflight care to these people. 3. Significant Activities. In my assignment, I flew two Air Evacuation missions from Bahrain to Upper Heyford on 19-22 February 1991 and 28 February 3- March 1991. Patient numbers on those flights were light: 5 and 8 litter patients; 35 and 2S ambulatory patients. The flights were rear - end crewe d by six reservists (3 nurses and 3 technicians) and myself. Several missions were flown before my arrival without physician support. Patients were very stable and required little more attention than the delivery of an occasional Percocet or Aspirin, or some help getting to the urinal. The 8 10 hour C-141 flight was long, loud and cold, which made even England's generally unhospitable climate and bizarre driving habits a welcome change. The flights back for the crew were indirect and time consuming. We had lowest priority, and had to wait for airframes with explosives going downrange that had sufficient space for our crew. This often led to long legs on return missions with transportation in C-Ss, C-130s, C-141s, C-9s, busses , vans and cars. (Carrying litters, blankets, urinals, cem gear and personal equipment around became difficult.) 4. Attainmet of Objectives: An eager staff, a positive attitude and incredible amounts of prayers and support from the people back home made the mission "miraculously" successful.
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