Friday, July 15, 2016

Flight Medic course launched

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute on July 11 launched a new Flight Medic course at Navy Medicine Operational Training Center for seven search and rescue hospital corpsmen. The course is for search and rescue corpsmen to receive required flight medical training. In the past this was done at the sailor’s command. No formal course existed for standardized training until the Navy joined with the Air Force and Army in 2004 to provide a more structured education. The three services went their separate ways April 1, and the Navy moved its course from Fort Rucker, Ala., to Pensacola. The logistics included everything from ordering textbooks to placing a full-size simulation helicopter. NAMI set up simulated H-60 and V-22 aircraft, the current operational standard in the fleet. (Source: 07/13/16)