Aussies Learn the C-17

Five airmen from the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Kadena AB, Japan, traveled to Hickam AFB, Hawaii, where they have been training Royal Australian Air Force medical personnel on setting up a C-17 for aeromedical evacuations, reports TSgt. Chris Vadnais. The RAAF gained its first C-17 last year. According to Wing Commander Sandy Riley, RAAF health training staff officer, the RAAF airmen have aeromedevac “expertise,” but “the C-17 was rapidly introduced into service [in Australia].” He called the training provided by the 18th AES and Pacific Air Forces “invaluable.”