g. After transmitting the request, wait for acknowledgment of the transmission
from the receiving station.
h. Monitor the frequency given in line two of the request. The air ambulance will
contact you on this frequency when needed.
Prepare and mark the pickup site, if needed.
5-22. EXAMPLE OF A MEDICAL EVACUATION REQUEST
Suppose you have two casualties from an antipersonnel mine explosion. Both
are US soldiers. One is a litter casualty who needs to be evacuated for surgery as soon
as possible in order to save his leg (urgent surgical). The other is ambulatory with a
fractured arm. His condition is not expected to deteriorate significantly within the next
24 hours (routine). No special equipment is needed. Enemy troops may be in the area,
but their presence is not known for sure. The landing site will be indicated by colored
smoke when the air ambulance arrives. Your call sign and suffix is Q7Z94 and the unit
coordinating the MEDEVAC is F3D81. You are located at grid coordinates
GH13344126, which is also the pickup site. You will communicate with the air
ambulance using radio frequency FM38.50 megahertz. One possible transmission is
given in figure 5-20.