medivac medivac  /ˈmɛ dɪ ˌvæk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the evacuation of persons (usually by air transportation) to a place where they can receive medical care

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. At least one police officer was treated inside the halls of parliament, as the heart of government was turned into an impromptu medivac center.
  2. The Americans immediately sent out a radio call for a medivac, although there was only one man left after the device detonated.

News

  • Training lacking for JBLM wounded warriors battalion, report says

    If history is any indication, military service is in Spc. Jason Hawkens’ blood: “My dad is military, my grandfather was a colonel in the Pentagon.” During his one deployment to Afghanistan he organized missions for his medivac team. In one moment-- that all changed. On August 25, 2010, the day Spc. Hawkens' 4-year army career would come to an end, “A bunch of lumber fell down on top of me ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: KING5 Seattle

Quotes

  1. "The Bush Medivac Western Australia project will deliver improved emergency and health services to Australians living in regional and remote areas by providing state-of-art terrestrial and non-terrestrial broadband network infrastructure," said...
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Stephen Conroy Source: IBLS INTERNET LAW (subscription)

  2. "The 11th District goes down into Mexico and into South America; so it's a very, very large area of responsibility with lots of water," Breckenridge said. "When we work search and rescue and medivac situations, we work closely with the...
    on Dec 22, 2006 By: Jody Breckenridge Source: Contra Costa Times

  3. "There are rules in place (regarding medivac flights), but that doesn't mean we can't appeal to the ministry on compassionate grounds, which is what I am doing," said Gravelle (L-Thunder Bay-Superior North).
    on Jul 24, 2008 By: Michael Gravelle Source: The Chronicle Journal

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