The most obvious stupidity is probably that they admit that the lack of escort prevented a fast Medevac and then state that removing the need for escorts wouldn't help...
This commment is unpublished.· 10 years agoTomas -- I should have it by Monday.
Meanwhile, got an email from JCS disavowing the letter. Also got a message from Congressman Akin's office:
The memo in question was originally provided to the HASC by the Joint Staff, with no signatures and no indication that it had come from anywhere but the Joint Staff.
“This week, after questioning, the Joint Staff indicated that they were not the original source of the document. Initially they indicated it was a CENTCOM document (which is how Congressman Akin referred to it in his letter).
On Tuesday, we were told that the memo actually originated with the Army."
If you have any other questions on this, contact Steve Taylor: Steve.Taylor@mail.house.gov
This commment is unpublished.· 10 years agoI have and still fly on Pedro. This document is just a slap in the face to everyone.
Pedro can carry 4 litters in the back of the cabin; seen it and done it numerous times. We have at least 2 medics or more on the aircraft that can give proper treatment to all patients. Dustoff only has one.
Pedro is not here to maintain medical and crew proficiency. If that was the case they would have less Pedro crews in the AO.
Last but not least we average 4-6 minutes to get both aircraft from chalks to airborn after the 9-line has been released from us. We run to the aircraft when we have a Cat A and not walk. We all take this job very seriously and every patient will get the best care. Also our heavy guns have saved many asses on the battlefield.