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medivac

me di vak

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

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

  • 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 ...
    June 27, 2013 - KING5 Seattle
Quotes

  • Stephen Conroy in IBLS INTERNET LAW (subscription)
    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...
  • Jody Breckenridge in Contra Costa Times
    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...
  • Michael Gravelle in The Chronicle Journal
    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).

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