Global patient movement: moving America’s ill and injured warfighters safely, securely, soundly

A critical care air transport team tends to a patient during a 20-hour direct flight from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 18, 2019. The service member was cared for by a joint service team of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation specialists, an aeromedical evacuation team, as well as a CCATT, in order to maintain the highest level of care possible during transport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Mancuso)
Serving as the Department of Defense’s single manager for global patient movement, one of its five Unified Command Plan responsibilities, U.S. Transportation Command executes this critical mission through the U.S. Air Force’s aeromedical evacuation system, which provides safe, secure, and sound in-flight health care to the ill and injured transiting the skies.


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