requiring evacuation. The report classifies patients according to diagnostic category,
desired on-load points, and time patients will be available for evacuation.
b. The medical regulating officer at the medical group headquarters consolidates
these reports from each hospital attached to the group and forwards his report to the MRO
located at the medical brigade headquarters. The brigade MRO consolidates the reports
and transmits the data to the MEDCOM MRO located at the medical command
c. If the Theater Patient Movement Requirements Center (TPMRC) has been
activated within the theater, the MEDCOM MRO will consolidate all reports from the
combat zone medical brigades and forward them to the TPMRC. The TPMRC will
designate hospital centers or hospitals in the COMMZ to receive the patients from the
combat zone hospitals based on the previously received bed status reports from all service
components. The TPMRC will then notify the MEDCOM MRO of designated hospitals.
The MEDCOM MRO will accomplish this task if the TPMRC is not activated.
d. The primary means of moving patients from the combat zone to the COMMZ is
U.S. Air Force aircraft. With the elements of the TAES deployed, it is possible to find
aeromedical evacuation liaison officers/NCOs (AELO) at each level and as far forward as
the corps hospitalization facilities. The AELO monitors the MRO patient evacuation
requests and simultaneously uses its organic communication capabilities to pass
information through the TAES to the ALLC seeking an aircraft to perform the evacuation
mission. The AELO at the MEDCOM level requests the Military Airlift Command (MAC) to
move patients, indicating the originating medical facility and the destination airfield to
which the patients will be moved. The formal request is submitted to the aeromedical
evacuation control center (AECC). The airfields selected are those serving hospitals
designated to receive patients.
e. The AECC is a component of the TAES and provides the mission of
coordinating the movement of and providing in transit medical care to patients under the
control of the Air Force. The AECC will forward the request to a theater Air Force agency
known as the airlift control center (ALCC).
f. The ALCC coordinates with other units of the Air Force, Army transportation
representatives, and Navy agencies with respect to forward movement of cargo and
personnel aboard Air Force aircraft. Certain of these aircraft are scheduled to evacuate
patients on their return trip. The aircraft seldom will go forward solely to evacuate patients.
g. After the schedules have been arranged, the AECC will return the detailed flight
schedule to the MEDCOM AELO and the parent aeromedical evacuation squadron. The
MRO at MEDCOM can then determine whether or not Air Force resources are sufficient to
evacuate all patients from the combat zone. If the request exceeds the Air Force's