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sonofva

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We're just trying to get ready for a time where we may not have air superiority. Rapidly deployable mobile resus and surgery teams are already being fielded in the army in a big way. In the last decade, much of our medical doctrine has been predicated on the fact that we can rapidly evac someone by air almost 100% of the time to higher care. The times are changing.

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My experience so far has been that MFST teams are often deployed, but rarely needed. That might be due to the ability of air evacuation medics who can get patients to a hospital quickly. The Air Force abandoned the TCCET-extended concept after just a few deployments---for the same reason that air evacuation has been so successful.
 
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