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  • ATP 4-02.2

    MEDICAL EVACUATION

    AUGUST 2014

    DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

    Headquarters, Department of the Army

  • This publication is available at the Army Publishing Directorate site (http://www.apd.army.mil),

    and the Central Army Registry site (https://atiam.train.army.mil/catalog/dashboard)

    http://www.apd.army.mil/AdminPubs/new_subscribe.asp

  • ATP 4-02.2, C1

    Change 1

    Army Techniques Publication

    No. 4-02.2

    Headquarters

    Department of the Army

    Washington, DC, 25 October 2016

    MEDICAL EVACUATION

    1. Change Army Techniques Publication (ATP) 4-02.2, dated 12 August 2014, as follows:

    Remove Old Pages Insert New Pages_______________________

    i through iv i through iv

    pages 5-19 through 5-24 Pages 5-19 through 5-24

    pages 6-1 through 6-9 pages 6-1 through 6-10

    References-1 through References-3 References-1 through References-3

    Index-1 Index-1

    2. New or changed material is indicated by a star ().

    3. File this transmittal sheet in front of the publication.

    DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

  • By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

    MARK A. MILLEY General, United States Army

    Chief of Staff

    Official:

    GERALD B. O’KEEFE Administrative Assistant to the

    Secretary of the Army 1629913

    DISTRIBUTION: Active Army, Army National Guard, and United States Army Reserve: Distributed in electronic media only (EMO).

    ATP 4-02.2, C1 25 October 2016

    PIN: 104487-001

  • *ATP 4-02.2(FM 4-02.2)

    Army Techniques Publication

    No. 4-02.2

    Headquarters

    Department of the Army

    Washington, DC, 12 August 2014

    Medical Evacuation

    Contents

    Page

    PREFACE ............................................................................................................... v

    INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................. vii

    Chapter 1 OVERVIEW OF ARMY HEALTH SYSTEM OPERATIONS AND MEDICAL EVACUATION .....................................................................................................1-1

    Section I — Army Health System .....................................................................1-1

    Principles of Army Health System ........................................................................1-1

    Section II — Medical Evacuation ......................................................................1-3

    Purpose ...............................................................................................................1-3

    Primary Task ........................................................................................................1-4

    Attributes. .............................................................................................................1-4

    Section III — Medical Evacuation Versus Casualty Evacuation ..................... 1-6

    Medical Evacuation ............................................................................................. 1-6

    Casualty Evacuation ............................................................................................1-7

    Chapter 2 THEATER EVACUATION POLICY .....................................................................2-1

    Establishing the Theater Evacuation Policy ........................................................ 2-1

    Factors Determining the Theater Evacuation Policy ........................................... 2-2

    Impact of the Evacuation Policy on Army Health System Requirements ............. 2-3

    Chapter 3 MEDICAL EVACUATION RESOURCES ............................................................3-1

    Section I — Maneuver Battalion Medical Treatment Platoon Ambulance Squad ..................................................................................................................3-1

    Maneuver Unit Medical Treatment Platoon ......................................................... 3-1

    Section II — Evacuation Platoon─Medical Company (Brigade Support Battalion) and Ambulance Platoon─Medical Company (Area Support) ...... 3-2

    Medical Companies ................................................................................................. 3-2

    Section III — Medical Company (Ground Ambulance) .................................. 3-4

    Operational Information .......................................................................................3-4

    Section IV — Medical Company (Air Ambulance) 12 HH-60 ......................... 3-5

    Operational Information .......................................................................................3-5

    Distribution Restriction: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

    *This publication supersedes FM 4-02.2 dated 8 May 2007.

    ATP 4-02.2 i

  • Contents

    ii ATP 4-02.2, C1 25 October 2016

    Section V — Medical Company (Air Ambulance) 15 HH-60 ........................... 3-7

    Operational Information ....................................................................................... 3-7

    Section VI — Medical Company (Air Ambulance) UH-72 Light Utility Helicopter ........................................................................................................... 3-9

    Operational Information ....................................................................................... 3-9

    Chapter 4 OPERATIONAL AND TACTICAL EVACUATION PLANNING ........................... 4-1

    Section I — Theater Medical Evacuation Planning Responsibilities ............ 4-1

    Joint Planning ...................................................................................................... 4-1

    Medical Mission Command Organizations. ............................................................ 4-1

    Section II — Planning Process ......................................................................... 4-3

    Evacuation Plans and Orders .............................................................................. 4-3

    Medical Evacuation Tools ................................................................................... 4-6

    Chapter 5 ARMY MEDICAL EVACUATION ........................................................................ 5-1

    Section I — Medical Evacuation Support ........................................................ 5-1

    Section II — Medical Evacuation Requests .................................................... 5-2

    Ground Evacuation Request ............................................................................... 5-3

    Joint Interconnectivity .......................................................................................... 5-7

    Section III — Medical Evacuation Units, Elements, and Platform Considerations .................................................................................................. 5-8

    Medical Evacuation Support Protocol .................................................................. 5-8

    Section IV — Medical Evacuation at Unit Level .............................................. 5-9

    Considerations for Medical Evacuation Missions ................................................ 5-9

    Section V — Exchange of Property ............................................................... 5-13

    Property Exchange and Patient Movement Items ............................................. 5-13

    Section VI — Medical Evacuation Support for Operations Conducting Offense, Defense, and Stability Tasks ........................................................... 5-14

    Medical Evacuation Support for the Offense ..................................................... 5-14

    Medical Evacuation Support for the Defense .................................................... 5-15

    Medical Evacuation Support for Operations Dominated by Stability Tasks ....... 5-16

    Section VII — Medical Evacuation Support for Army Special Operations Forces ............................................................................................................... 5-17

    Section VIII — Medical Evacuation in Urban Operations ............................. 5-18

    Urban Terrain and Environment ........................................................................ 5-18

    Section IX — Army Support to Civil Authorities .......................................... 5-20

    Defense Support to Civil Authorities .................................................................. 5-20

    Medical Evacuation Support for Foreign Humanitarian Assistance ................... 5-22

    Section X — Other Types of Medical Evacuation Support Missions .......... 5-23

    Evacuation of Military Working Dogs ................................................................. 5-23

    Personnel Recovery Operations........................................................................ 5-23

    Shore-to-Ship Evacuation Operations ............................................................... 5-23

    Medical Evacuation of Enemy Prisoners of War and Detainees ....................... 5-24

    Section XI — Medical Evacuation Request ......................................