during ground operations are treated by attached troop aidmen and evacuated to the
squadron aid station for further treatment and/or evacuation.
(2) Health service support for the cavalry troop (armored cavalry troop in the
infantry division) is as described in paragraph 4-2lb(1), above.
4-23. MEDICAL SECTION, (COMBAT) AVIATION BATTALION/AVIATION GROUP
a. Organization. In the combat aviation battalion of the armored and
mechanized divisions and the aviation battalion of the infantry and airborne divisions,
the headquarters and headquarters company includes a medical section consisting of
eight enlisted personnel. A flight surgeon is assigned to the battalion headquarters and
exercises operational control over the medical section (Figure 4-5).
Figure 4-5. Combat aviation battalion health service support.
b. Employment. In addition to the general scheme of employment, the
following are applicable to aviation battalions:
(1) During combat operations, sick, injured, wounded personnel are flown in
organic aircraft to the battalion aid station or a division treatment station. Sick, injured,
or wounded members of the battalion may be taken to the battalion aid station in the
medical section's 1/4-ton ambulance (Figure 4-6) or evacuated by other means.