MEDEVAC 101 Aca,!" to save a life

By Sgt. Nathan J. J. Hoskins, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public AffairsOctober 29, 2008

Soldiers from Company B, 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, carefully walk a litter with a fellow Soldier on it towards an awaiting UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter and 1st Sgt. David Falk (in tan), the senior noncommissioned officer for the Co. C, 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Falk taught the MI troopers the in's and out's of MEDEVAC operations during a class at West Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 28. The culmination of Co. B's training was the loading and unloading of Soldiers into a MEDEVAC helo with its blades turning to give them a sense of what it would be like in combat.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from Company B, 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, carefully walk a litter with a fellow Soldier on it towards an awaiting UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter and 1st Sgt. David Falk (in tan), the senior noncommissioned officer for the Co. C, 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Falk taught the MI troopers the in's and out's of MEDEVAC operations during a class at West Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 28. The culmination of Co. B's training was the loading and unloading of Soldiers into a MEDEVAC helo with its blades turning to give them a sense of what it would be like in combat. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nathan J. J. Hoskins, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from Company B, 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, load up a fellow Soldier into a UH-60 medical evacuation Black Hawk helicopter under the supervision of 1st Sgt. David Falk, the senior noncommissioned officer for Co. C, 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, during a MEDEVAC class at West Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 28. Falk, a native of Fresno, Calif., touched on every detail - describing how important hand placement is for the litter bearers when loading and unloading a trooper.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from Company B, 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, load up a fellow Soldier into a UH-60 medical evacuation Black Hawk helicopter under the supervision of 1st Sgt. David Falk, the senior noncommissioned officer for Co. C, 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, during a MEDEVAC class at West Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 28. Falk, a native of Fresno, Calif., touched on every detail - describing how important hand placement is for the litter bearers when loading and unloading a trooper. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nathan J. J. Hoskins, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
1st Sgt. David Falk (right), a native of Fresno, Calif. and the senior noncommissioned officer for Company C, 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, demonstrates how to roll a patient onto a litter with the help of Sgt. Ethan Koontz (left) from Madison, Wis., and Spc. Kenneth Parks (on ground) from Lecanto, Fla., who are both human intelligence collectors for Co. B, 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion. The demonstration was a small part of a larger class about MEDEVAC operations taught by Falk at West Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 28. (
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 1st Sgt. David Falk (right), a native of Fresno, Calif. and the senior noncommissioned officer for Company C, 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, demonstrates how to roll a patient onto a litter with the help of Sgt. Ethan Koontz (left) from Madison, Wis., and Spc. Kenneth Parks (on ground) from Lecanto, Fla., who are both human intelligence collectors for Co. B, 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion. The demonstration was a small part of a larger class about MEDEVAC operations taught by Falk at West Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 28. ( (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nathan J. J. Hoskins, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
1st Sgt. David Falk, the senior noncommissioned officer for Company C, 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, talks to Soldiers from Co. B, 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, about medical evacuation procedures during a class at West Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 28. Falk, a Fresno, Calif., native, covered everything from properly signaling a MEDEVAC UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to loading a wounded Soldier into the aircraft.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 1st Sgt. David Falk, the senior noncommissioned officer for Company C, 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, talks to Soldiers from Co. B, 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, about medical evacuation procedures during a class at West Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 28. Falk, a Fresno, Calif., native, covered everything from properly signaling a MEDEVAC UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to loading a wounded Soldier into the aircraft. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nathan J. J. Hoskins, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL