The information is required to assist the evacuation aircraft crew in identifying
the specific location of the pickup site. The color of the panels, smoke, or
other markings should not be transmitted until the evacuation vehicle contacts
the unit just prior to arrival. For security reasons, the crew should identify the
color of the marking(s) and the unit should verify the color.
c. Line 8: Casualty Nationality and Status. Based upon information obtained
from the casualties, determine which categories of those listed below are represented.
The number of casualties in each category does not need to be determined. The
information will help the unit coordinating the evacuation to identify which facilities
should receive casualties and whether guards are needed. The categories are:
United States military.
United States civilian.
Military other than US military.
Civilian other than US civilian.
Enemy prisoner of war (EPW).
d. Line 9: Nuclear Biological and Chemical Contamination. In wartime
operations, determine if chemical contamination, biological contamination, or
line is not transmitted.
In peacetime, line 9 is used to give a description of the terrain (flat, hilly,
wooded, open, sloping, and so forth). If possible, include the relationship of
the landing area to prominent terrain features (mountain, lake, tower, and so
forth). This information can assist the evacuation personnel determine the
avenue of approach. This information can be obtained from personnel at the
site or by an area survey.
a. During wartime, brevity codes must be used in preparing all medical
evacuation requests. Brevity codes should be listed in the Signal Operating Instruction
(SOI) or from the Automated Net Control Device (ANCD). Locally devised brevity codes
are not authorized.