Afghanistan/Australien — ADF Medical Personnel Contribute to Operation Voodoo

As part of Oper­a­tion Voodoo, the Aus­tralian Spe­cial Oper­a­tions Task Group con­tributes a num­ber doc­tors, nurs­es and medics to a U.S. Aero-Med­ical Evac­u­a­tion (AME) team based in Tarin Kowt, south­ern Afghanistan.

Operation Voodoo
The view from the side door of the escort Black­hawk hel­li­copter, dur­ing a mis­sion to evac­u­ate an injured Afghan child.
Source: Aus­tralian Depart­ment of Defence
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Oper­a­tion Voodoo is the AME com­po­nent of the U.S. Task Force rotary wing detach­ment, part of the 101st Com­bat Avi­a­tion Brigade, based in Tarin Kowt. The Oper­a­tion con­ducts AMEs in and around Oruz­gan province in South­ern Afghanistan.

The com­bined Amer­i­can and Aus­tralian AME team reg­u­lar­ly con­duct mis­sions to evac­u­ate wound­ed and injured Coali­tion sol­diers and Afghan local nation­als to ISAF med­ical facil­i­ties in Tarin Kowt and Kan­da­har Air­field.

Press release
Min­is­te­r­i­al Sup­port and Pub­lic Affairs,
Depart­ment of Defence,
Can­ber­ra, Aus­tralia