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The transportation of a wounded person, usually by air, from an area of military conflict to an area where medical care can be provided.
tr.v. case·vaced, case·vacing, case·vacs
To transport (a wounded person) from an area of military conflict to an area where medical care can be provided.

casualty evacuation

The timely and efficient movement and en route care provided by medical personnel to wounded soldiers being evacuated from a battlefield, to injured patients being evacuated from the scene of an accident to receiving medical facilities, or to patients at a rural hospital requiring urgent care at a better-equipped facility using dedicated, medically equipped ground vehicles (ambulances) or aircraft (air ambulances).

The word medevac is used when the evacuation is performed by a dedicated, medically equipped vehicle staffed by one or more trained emergency technicians who provide care en route; casevac (casualty evacuation) is preferred in cases where the primary objective is immediate, emergency removal (without focus on en route care). Medevac is further distinguished by the clearly markings that indicate to an enemy that it is not a military vehicle and firing on it would constitute a war crime under Article II of the Geneva Convention (1949).


Combat Casualty Evacuation Care (emergent health care interventions that guide the initial stabilization of wounded people).
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Likewise, the MP in divisions need to know each level of treatment in the division, where it is located, and how it supports them before they can implement their plan or platoon CASEVAC SOP.
The role of the platoon sergeant in CASEVAC at the platoon level includes, at a minimum, the location and operation of MEDEVAC LZs and ambulance link-up points, the operation of the platoon CCP, the administrative tracking of casualty feeder forms (DA 1155 and DA 1156), and the processing of effects and equipment of casualties.
Not depicted are the landing zone for MEDEVAC and CASEVAC aircraft and a temporary morgue for KIAs and DOWs.
Units are not accustomed to training for CASEVAC and MEDEVAC operations over such long distances.
Although we are prepared to provide the unit a "CTC-like" experience on each lane with civilians on the battlefield (COB), an interpreter, OPFOR play, CASEVAC and detainee operations, we scale the level of intensity and complexity to the training status of the unit.
That squad assisted in providing security and litter teams for the CASEVAC of the company casualties off of the objective.
Establish a vehicle route and a dismounted route from the foothold to the CASEVAC helicopter landing zone.
Once security is established, CASEVAC and recovery operations are conducted.
I'll never forget the words of the patrol leader over the radio, "OK men, don't let this turn into a CASEVAC drill, continue to focus on killing the enemy.
The CASEVAC phase begins with the CLS preparing the casualty for evacuation.
Caption: Deployable, dependable, adaptable--the ARGO Commander LF offers true all-terrain performance and can be equipped to meet the tactical requirements for numerous roles, including as a small unit resupply, heavy weapons carrier, CASEVAC or as a mobile command post.
Consider adding simulated IEDs, vehicular mobility kills, and CASEVACs to advanced convoy live-fire exercises.