Story by Airman 1st Class Krystal Jeffers
In the darkness of the night, a helicopter on a medevac mission flew across the hot, dry land of Afghanistan carrying a wounded Afghan in critical condition.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Jennifer Mitchum, of Shaw’s 20th Medical Operations Squadron, a clinic nurse and flight chief at the Family Health Clinic, and an Army medic flew with the patient and monitored his life support machines. The beeping of the machines was drowned out by the noise of the helicopter.