Past Missions

 

AA012 - November 2013 - "Mission XII" - "Operation Haitian Alliance" - 12th Team Mission with deployment to the Northern Department of Haiti

Areas of Operation: Cap Haitien, Fort Saint Michel, Milot, Tibo

Objectives: 

  • Transportation of the entire team complement from U.S point of departure to Haiti with no utilization of commerical air travel modailities.
  • Aircraft refueling in Exuma enroute to Haiti with humanitarian avgas discount.
  • Successful transport of a quarter ton of donated medical supplies and equipment.
  • Clinic Operations based at Notre Dame D'Altagrace Roman Catholic Parish based in the impovershed region of Fort Saint Michel with collaboration with the area physician, nursing and lab tech staff.
  • Exploration of the resources in the Sacre Coeur Hospital in Milot for clinic referrals and hospitalization and meetings with the aministrative and medical leadership. 
  • Recon of the rural region of Tibo for future clinic operations.
  • Promotion of the Parish 'Twinning' Project between the Church of Saint Peter's on the Hill in Washington D.C. and Notre Dame D'Altagrace in Fort Saint Michel. 
  • Development of a model to partner and provide services through the existing infrastructure of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in Haiti. Through utilization of the church as the epicenter of inner city and rural communities, the team will  maximize contact with the populations at risk and provide education, training and direct medical care to improve the quality of life and health in targeted regions. 

 

 

AA011 - May 2013 - "Operation Haitian Alliance" - 11th Team Mission with deployment to the Southern Department of Haiti

Areas of Operation: Les Cayes, Saint Louis, Cherette, La Porte

Objectives:

  • Support for existing public health infrastructure at the Hospital of Saint Louis under the medical directorship of Lisage Georges, MD
  • Clinic Operations in the village of Cherette
  • Clinic Operations in the village of La Porte
  • Pediatric Clinic Operations in Les Cayes at an inner city orphanage
  • Assessment and Training of staff at Saint Louis Hospital
  • Exploration of the unpreserved historical site of Fort Anglais - a Colonial era Fort in the Bay of Saint-Louis-Du-Sud. Coordinates:   18°15'5"N   73°33'6"W

 


AA010 – November 2012 – “Operation Long Island Helping Hand” - 10th Team Mission with deployment of ground transport team to a Long Island, New York POD following the devastation of Hurricane/SuperStorm Sandy

Areas of Operation: Ground transportation of donated supplies to Long Island, NY to aid those in the Long Beach area.

Objectives:

  • Mobilization of regional resources and donated supplies to aid those in extreme need in the Long Island, NY region hardest hit by Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy.
  • Engagement of regional support to strengthen team response to the situation of need
  • Ground delivery of emergency supplies to the Point Of Distribution (POD) to aid families in need of food and basic supplies

Accomplishments:

  • All objectives met
  • Fourth domestic U.S. disaster response mission for Archangel Airborne completed
  • Over 1500 pounds of emergency supplies successfully delivered

AA009 – November 2012 – “Operation Jersey Shore Airlift” - 9th Team Mission with Emergent Deployment of a flight of two aircraft to the New Jersey Shore following the devastation of Hurricane/SuperStorm Sandy

Areas of Operation: Flight to N12 Airport, Lakewood, New Jersey with ground transport to Point Pleasant, Brick and Tom’s River townships on the Jersey Shore.

Objectives:

  • Rapid mobilization of aircraft resources and donated supplies to aid those in extreme need in the Jersey Shore region hardest hit by Hurricane/SuperStorm Sandy.
  • Engagement of regional support to strengthen team response to the situation of need
  • Rapid delivery of emergency supplies to the National Guard Point Of Distribution (POD) in Point Pleasant to aid families in need of food and basic supplies
  • Use of aviation assets to bypass the obstacles and impediments of ground transport in the New Jersey region secondary to the lack of fuel and obstructed roadways.
  • Utilization of ground personnel in the affected areas to coordinate supply delivery and local transport to the POD
  • Coordination with military, EMS and law enforcement incident command to ensure effective delivery of supplies as per the identified needs of those affected by the state of disaster.

Accomplishments:

  • All objectives met
  • Third domestic U.S. disaster response mission for Archangel Airborne completed
  • Over 2,000 pounds of emergency supplies delivered

AA008 – November 2012 – “Operation Jersey Shore Airlift” - 8th Team Mission with Emergent Deployment of aircraft to the New Jersey Shore following the devastation of Hurricane/SuperStorm Sandy

Areas of Operation: Flight to N12 Airport, Lakewood, New Jersey with ground transport to Point Pleasant, Brick and Tom’s River townships on the Jersey Shore.

Objectives:

  • Rapid mobilization of aircraft resources and donated supplies to aid those in extreme need in the Jersey Shore region hardest hit by Hurricane/SuperStorm Sandy.
  • Engagement of regional support to strengthen team response to the situation of need
  • Rapid delivery of emergency supplies to the National Guard Point Of Distribution (POD) in Point Pleasant to aid families in need of food and basic supplies
  • Use of aviation assets to bypass the obstacles and impediments of ground transport in the New Jersey region secondary to the lack of fuel and obstructed roadways.
  • Utilization of ground personnel in the affected areas to coordinate supply delivery and local transport to the POD
  • Coordination with military, EMS and law enforcement incident command to ensure effective delivery of supplies as per the identified needs of those affected by the state of disaster.

 Accomplishments:

  • All objectives met
  • Second domestic U.S. disaster response mission for Archangel Airborne completed
  • Over 1,000 pounds of emergency supplies delivered

AA007 – November 2012 – “Operation Jersey Shore Airlift” - 7th Team Mission with Emergent Deployment of a squadron of aircraft to the New Jersey Shore following the devastation of Hurricane/SuperStorm Sandy

Areas of Operation: Flight to N12 Airport, Lakewood, New Jersey with ground transport to Point Pleasant, Brick and Tom’s River townships on the Jersey Shore.

Objectives:

  • Rapid mobilization of aircraft resources and donated supplies to aid those in extreme need in the Jersey Shore region hardest hit by Hurricane/SuperStorm Sandy.
  • Engagement of regional support to strengthen team response to the situation of need
  • Rapid delivery of emergency supplies to the National Guard Point Of Distribution (POD) in Point Pleasant to aid families in need of food and basic supplies
  • Use of aviation assets to bypass the obstacles and impediments of ground transport in the New Jersey region secondary to the lack of fuel and obstructed roadways.
  • Utilization of ground personnel in the affected areas to coordinate supply delivery and local transport to the POD
  • Delivery of a portable electric generator solution to assist a community to have a POD for uncontaminated well water and heat/shelter.
  • Coordination with military, EMS and law enforcement incident command to ensure effective delivery of supplies as per the identified needs of those affected by the state of disaster.

Accomplishments:

  • All objectives met
  • First domestic U.S. disaster response mission for Archangel Airborne completed
  • Over 3,000 pounds of emergency supplies and equipment delivered.

AA006 – 11-19 November 2012 – Sixth Flight Mission to Haiti with parallel Mission Team Operations in Les Cayes and Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

Areas of Operation – Ste. Louis, La Porte, Ste. Jean, Port Salut

Parallel Operation – Notre Dame Parish, Cap-Haïtien under the lead of Peter Sloan from the Catholic Diocese of Washington, D.C.

Objectives:

  • First coordination of two parallel flight mission operations with mutual support.
  • Continuation and refinement of the AA-MEDCOM Mobile Medical Clinic Operations Model in collaboration with regional Haitian medical provider partners.
  • Use of the AA-MEDSFF Medical Standard Field Formulary for effective medication prescription and dispensation in the Mobile Medical Clinic Operations.
  • Augmentation of the AA-MEDSFF with in-country medication resources
  • Targeted throughput and efficiencies to maximize the AA-MEDCOM model for triage, treatment and disposition of patients.
  • Expansion of Archangel Airborne Operations to the westernmost area of the Southern Department of Haiti.
  • Continued integration of Haitian Medical Provider Partners with the Archangel Airborne Team
  • Equipment and medication support for the hospital of Ste. Louis, Haiti
  • Utilization of 2-way radio communication for the Archangel Team members during in-country operations
  • Rendezvous and tour of the parallel medical operation in Cap-Haïtien
  • Demonstration of tactical formation flight protocols for flights of multiple aircraft during in-country mission operations
  • Introduction of U.S. medical students to the Archangel Airborne Special Mission Operations deployment team.
  • Cross-training of non-medical personnel to assist in medical stations during AA-MEDCOM ops.

 Accomplishments:

  • All Objectives Met
  • Over 1,000 patients treated through combined team efforts
  • AA-MEDCOM Model was highly successful in achieving maximum operational efficiencies and effectiveness.
AA-MEDSFF was instrumental in achieving standardization of medical regimen and treatment.

AA005 - May 2012 - Fifth Mission to Les Cayes and Surrounding Areas, Haiti

Areas of Operation - Les Cayes, La Porte, Ste. Jean, Ste. Louis, Caille Coq (Île à Vache - 7 miles SE off the coast of Les Cayes)
 

Objectives – Launch of the new Archangel Airborne Medical Clinic Operations Model (AA-MEDCOM) that includes:

  • Recon of Clinical Operations sites and strategic briefings to maximize efficiency of team assets, throughput and quality of care delivery.
  • Introduction of Basic EMS/First Responder training with clinical care delivery to include principles of first aid, airway protection, hemorrhage management, fracture stabilization, C-spine and spinal immobilization
  • Public Health Education on clean water preparation and rehydration for episodes of acute GI illness and Cholera.
  • Development of the Archangel Airborne Standard Field Formulary (AA-MEDSFF).
  • Development of the Archangel Airborne Medical Standard Field Packs (AA-MEDSFP) to afford Clinical Operators instruments, Point of Care testing and other adjuncts for clinical care delivery.
  • Integration of Haitian Medical Providers with the Medical Operations Team.
  • Standardized Briefing and Debriefing with all Clinic Operations
  • Development of an Electronic Medical Record system to track longitudinal care of the patients.
Accomplishments: Met all objectives. Over 1000 patients were treated via the four clinics. A child in one village was in critical condition and was treated, then transported to L'Hôpital Immaculée Conception in Les Cayes. The child recovered. A local physician who partnered with the Archangel Airborne team in helping the child later posted on the Archangel Airborne Facebook site: "I was being with kid days ago. He is ok. This zone is my. I am one of the doctors of the zone. We try the do the best we can but the situation is very difficult. The archangel airborne mission is welcome becomt they help us with so many things. We are waiting for them one more time. In this area we don't have NGO helping us. We have to help them by putting an emergency service called CENTRE MEDICAL LA RENAISSANCE but until there the problems can not be solved. By contacting Archange Airborne you will help our people."

AA004 - October 2011 - Fourth Mission to Les Cayes and Surrounding Areas, Haiti

Areas of Operation:
 Les Cayes, Haiti - L'Hôpital Immaculée Conception, Gigot Village in the mountains north of Les Cayes, and to Caille Coq Village on Île à Vache, 7 miles SE off the coast of Les Cayes.

Objectives:  Clinical Team insertion (3 Physicians, 1 RN) for providing care and support for a clinic in the mountain village of Gigot and the island village of Caille Coq on Île à Vache. Delivery of the very first cardiac monitor/defibrillators with onsite training to L'Hôpital Immaculée Conception along with nebulizer equipment and medications. Assessment of training locations for the 2012 basic EMS/First Responder course program for rural community members to help provide basic stabilization skills for acute injury management and other emergencies. Established a relationship of support and collaboration with Haitian physicians who work to serve the rural poor in mountain villages north of Les Cayes. 

Accomplishments: Met all objectives     

AA003 - May 2011 - Third Mission to Les Cayes, Haiti

Areas of Operation: Les Cayes, Haiti - L'Hôpital Immaculée Conception and to Île à Vache, 7 miles SE off the coast of Les Cayes

Objectives: Clinical Team insertion (2 MDs, 1 PA, 2 RNs, 1 NREMT-P), critical medical supply delivery, clinical care delivery over 4 days, educational offerings to Hatian healthcare providers, establishment of relations with the Methodist Guest House services, risk/needs assessment of the hospital and EMS capabilities, reconnaissance of of Île à Vache for pediatric immunization needs

Accomplishments: Met all objectives       

AA002 - August 2010 - Second Mission to Les Cayes, Haiti

Areas of Operation: Les Cayes, Haiti - L'Hôpital Immaculée Conception

Objectives: Flight of two aircraft with 8 personnel and supplies, Memorandum of Understanding with officials, and hospital risk assessment

Accomplishments: Met objectives, and also established liaison to
Île à Vache, an island of 15,000 residents near Les Cayes with no medical facilities whatsoever     

AA001 - May 2010 - Inaugural Flight and First Mission of Archangel Airborne

Areas of Operation: Les Cayes, Haiti - L'Hôpital Immaculée Conception

Objectives: Reconnaissance, First flight to Haiti with a 3 person team, Tour of L'Hôpital Immaculée Conception in Les Cayes, Haiti

Accomplishments: Met objectives, and also met with local business and community leaders, established reproducible transport model
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