Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The transportation of a wounded person, usually by air, from an area of military conflict to an area where medical care can be provided.
  • transitive v. To transport (a wounded person) from an area of military conflict to an area where medical care can be provided.

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  • n. Alternative form of CASEVAC.
  • v. To perform the emergency evacuation of an injured person or people (civilians or soldiers) from a combat zone.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

cas(ualty) + evac(uation).

Examples

  • He should have had available to him a dedicated "casevac" casualty evacuation medium-lift helicopter covered by the firepower of all three gunships.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • The air-bridge of supply to the area is maintained all year round ensuring that logistics support to the Indian Army is not hampered, besides special missions such as casevac are dealt on case-to-case basis. "

    Top Headlines

  • Pilots on “casevac” duty had to spend twelve hours at a time in or near the ready room, a rectangular space the size of a modest backyard swimming pool.

    The Dream Machine

  • Medics at Camp Bastion prepare to casevac an injured Afghan soldier to Kandahar.

    An Ordinary Soldier

  • We have a British casualty, are under intense fire and need immediate casevac.

    An Ordinary Soldier

  • As it stands, the current aircraft have to perform a dizzying variety of functions, from resupply, to assault troop insertions and to "communications" (a VIP taxi), to say nothing of the attack helicopter role and casevac – plus reconnaissance and convoy escort.

    Realism from the Anglosphere

  • One suspects, though, that Mr Selous has in mind the stirring scenes of casevac Hueys of VietNam fame, darting in to pluck casualties from under the noses of the NVA.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Among the few advantages our forces should have in Afghanistan are air mobility and rapid air casevac and extraction.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • It is the same group of nations which have been extremely parsimonious in providing assets for the war in Afghanistan, to an extent that European nations were not even prepared to supply casevac helicopters to aid the nations who were delivering fighting troops.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • "This will be followed by specific tasking of the helicopters to uplift, casevac or resupply people in distress," the statement said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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