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School of Army Aviation Medicine



Welcome to the School of Army Aviation Medicine (SAAM) AMEDD Aviation Crewmember Course (300-F3) located at Fort Rucker, Alabama.


Mission Statement:

Provide training to operationalize the skill sets of Critical Care trained Nationally Registered Paramedics to provide enroute medical care for critically injured or ill during transport aboard air ambulances.


Course Description:

The AMEDD Aviation Crewmember Course (300-F3), is a 4-week course designed to train select Soldiers in the skills necessary to perform as an Aeromedical Crewmember aboard U.S. Army Air Ambulances. The AMEDD Aviation Crewmember Course provides Soldiers with the knowledge and skills required to conduct patient treatment and transport across the spectrum of MEDEVAC operations. This spectrum involves point of injury care, interfacility transfers, Defense Support to Civil Activities (DSCA), and post damage control resuscitation/surgery transport. Soldiers will also have the capability to identify and utilize various MEDEVAC aircraft systems and Medical Equipment Sets, conduct high-performance rescue hoist operations, and perform flight crew duties as a non-rated crewmember.


Course Prerequisite:        

1. Graduated Phase I (300-F1) and Phase II (300-F2) of the Critical Care Flight Paramedic pipeline (or have received constructive credit for attendance)

2. Qualified in the MOS 68W

3. Must possess a current and qualified Class 3 Flight Physical, IAW AR 40-501

4. Must be a volunteer for flight duty

5. Must possess a high school diploma or GED

6. GT Score of at least 107

7. Must have a minimum of 24 months service time remaining (Active Duty Only) (Service time remaining for Reserve Components is governed by AGR 350-1 and AR 135-200)

8. Must possess at a minimum: a current Nationally Registered Paramedic or higher certification (must be at the national level), Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification.

9. Security clearance required: NONE

10. All students must meet standards IAW AR 600-9


Application Process:

Soldiers will be automatically enrolled upon graduation of the Combat Paramedic Course (300-F1) and the Critical Care Paramedic course (300-F2) at JBSA. Those 68W Soldiers who have attained their NRP certification through home station training (HST) and possess a critical care certification through army ems-approved civilian training courses may request enrollment into the AMEDD Aviation Crewmember Course (300-F3) by submitting a DA Form 3838 to the Health Care Services Branch at HRC/NGB/ARAC. For more information about Critical Care Flight Paramedic Compliance, please refer to HQDA EXORD 149-17 ISO FY17 Critical Care Flight Paramedic (CCFP) Compliance.



Flight Physicals:

  • Where to get your Physical?
    • Most active Army posts or military instillations will have an Aviation Medicine Clinic, Family Practice Clinic or Troop Clinic with a Flight Surgeon assigned. If you are near an active duty post, start by calling the hospital or main clinic and ask if there is an Aviation Medicine Clinic. If there is not, try calling the Family Practice Clinic and ask if there is a Flight Surgeon in the clinic who can do your flight physical, or if they know where you might find one.
  • Who must have a Flight Physical?
    • A current Class III flying duty medical examination (FDME) is required for all students. There will be NO initial or repeat FDME at Fort Rucker once the course begins, and all waiver requests must be completed prior to arrival at Ft. Rucker. The FDME process is detailed and may take several weeks to several months to complete. Therefore, begin this process without delay. Weight in excess of standards is administratively disqualifying and will not be waived.  Anyone presenting at Ft. Rucker without a fully qualified Class III FDME, or with a disqualifying medical condition for which a waiver has not yet been granted will not be permitted to attend the course. Contact the Course Director for any difficulties completing the flight physical.
  • AR 40-501, CH 4 & 6 and the Aeromedical Policy Letters and Technical Bulletins define the requirements and physical standards for aviation service in the Army.


AMEDD Aviation Crew Member Course (4 weeks) consists of:

  • Aeromedical training, aviation academics, and an initial systems exam
  • Day flight orientation
  • NVG Academics
  • Aviation rescue equipment
  • Patient movement items (PMI)
  • MEDEVAC doctrine
  • Aircrew Training Program (ATP)
  • Limitations of inflight patient care, point of injury, and mass casualty operations
  • Current hoist operations concluded by a live hoist
  • Knowledge and skills in the areas of pharmacology, drug dosage, drug calculations, and drug-assisted intubation
  • Critical care management of a patient in a medical evacuation aircraft platform (using high fidelity medical mannequins and five Medical Suite Trainers that simulate each MEDEVAC platform currently in use)
  • Shallow Water Egress Training, Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device Training, Survival Training, and Canine Trauma
  • A capstone Situational Training Exercise applying all the knowledge and skills taught over the past four weeks 


Course Pre-requisite Reading Assignments:

Welcome letters will be sent out to Soldiers with a valid ATRRS registration or Soldiers currently enrolled in the Critical Care Paramedic Course (300-F2) and on course for graduation. The welcome letter will outline any mandatory course pre-requisite reading assignments or in-processing requirements.


Helpful Links:

MEDEVAC Enterprise Portal     

Standard Medical Operating Guidelines (SMOG)    

Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs)


Contact Us:

Enroute Care Branch Director: DSN: 558-9423 Commercial: (334) 255-9423
Enroute Care Branch NCOIC: DSN: 558-9425 Commercial: (334) 255-9425
Course NCOIC: DSN: 558-1837 Commercial: (334) 225-1837