Definitions

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  • n. The emergency patient evacuation of injured people (civilians or soldiers) from a combat zone.

Etymologies

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Blend of casualty and evacuation; compare MEDEVAC.

Examples

  • Driven by an urgent request originally issued during conflict in Iraq, Glass and her team created a Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) kit that facilitates the rapid conversion of a wide range of non-ambulance vehicles into medical evacuation vehicles in less than one minute.

    Speeding medical evacuations to help wounded soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan

  • Last year, more than 400 CASEVAC kits were fielded in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, and their use is continuously expanding.

    Speeding medical evacuations to help wounded soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan

  • Or enough money to be able to run the CASEVAC helicopter to get them to the operating table?

    A Shilling for Des's Meter?

  • In their place to support the Rifle Company at this stage two new sets of players were introduced: in direct support of the infantry on the ground a mix of helicopter types: gunships, troop carriers and CASEVAC.

    Archive 2007-10-07

  • The planned role of the MPV is route proving and casualty evacuation (CASEVAC).

    The wheels on the truck go round and round…

  • They can insert small numbers of troops into the battlefield – and extract them – and can then support them with observation and direct fire, and have a vital casualty evacuation CASEVAC function.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • An urgent CASEVAC got canceled, meaning the individual that was supposed to get picked up lost their fight for life.

    The Blog of War

  • You may also remember the extraordinary circumstances surrounding Spc. Jamaleldine's CASEVAC.

    Mudville Gazette

  • Additional tasks include combat support, search and rescue, support for forward refueling and rearming points, CASEVAC and Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP).

    WN.com - Business News

  • Right now US policy is CASEVAC in the NAVY and USAF and MEDEVAC in the Army.

    Michael Yon - Online Magazine

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