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