Though the notion of transporting patients to medical treatment
by air usually evokes images of helicopters, transport aircraft
such as the C-130 Hercules, KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17
Globemaster III allow medical personnel to care for larger numbers
of patients over longer distances, at higher altitudes, with a
greater ability to care for the seriously injured.
About 500 Civil Air Patrol members, including a great many
cadets, are enhancing their skills at the National Emergency
Services Academy, a multidisciplinary training program held July
26-August 9 at Camp Atterbury, a 35,000-acre Indiana National Guard
facility in Edinburgh, IN.