Senior Airman Kyle Knox, of the Air Force Reserve’s 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, describes his team’s crucial mission.
The 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron is responsible for transporting the injured to areas where they can receive further medical care. They assist servicemembers who have been injured, and they can also fly on humanitarian missions.
Knox helps coordinate nurses, medical technicians and a ground crew as they check patients before they are loaded, and as they prepare a C-17 aircraft to transport patients. While in flight, the team can respond to heart attacks and other medical situations that may arise until their patients reach the next level of care.