So goes the motto on a flight medic’s t-shirt. It’s quite fitting. Emergent evacuation from point of injury focuses more on speed and less on treatment. While our flight medics possess advanced medical talents, they also know that there is only so much that can be accomplished on the dirt and under fire, and the best way to save lives is to get them off the battlefield as quick as possible, and to a safe place where we have the tools needed for more definitive stabilization and care. This has given our troops more than a 96% survival rate after they arrive to a Forward Surgical Team. So, quite frankly, MedEvacs are….. “Faster Than Death”.