86th AES – Medevac mission earns ‘excellent’ rating

Capt. Erin Dorrance
Kaiserslautern American

The 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron received an “excellent” rating on the Health Services Inspection Dec. 8.

The inspection, conducted by two inspectors from the Air Force Inspection Agency based at Kirtland Air Force Base, NM, was the first-ever for the eight-year-old squadron.

“Airmen of the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron are responsible for the in-flight health care of our most precious resource – our Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and family members – and they have proven once again that they are the very best,” said Brig. Gen. Rich Johnston, KMC and 86th Airlift Wing commander. “I could not be more proud of the men and women in the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.”

Approximately 90 personnel are assigned to the squadron whose mission supports aeromedical evacuations within the European theater, Middle East and North Africa. The squadron was awarded the 2005 Rodeo Trophy and recently scored an “outstanding” on the Aircrew Standardization and Evaluation Visit in November.

“It is our honor and privilege to perform the aeromedical evacuation role here at Ramstein,” said Col. Beth Harrell, 86th AES commander. “We are thrilled that the Air Force Inspection Agency team recognized the excellent sustained performance of our squadron.”

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