A USAF aeromedical evacuation control team flew 11 of the 14 survivors of the Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter that crashed in Afghanistan on Feb. 18 to Germany within hours of the crash that killed eight personnel, including Air Force TSgt. Scott Duffman. The airmen kept the troops stable during the long flight to Germany aboard a C-17 airlifter. The survivors had head and chest injuries as well as multiple fractures.
While some of the Air Force's newly announced changes will happen quickly, it may take most of Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin's tenure in the job to accomplish the rest, he said in a Brookings Institution event Feb. 28.