The unique aspect of aerospace medicine as practiced by a U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon is the requirement to function independently at isolated duty stations. Whether at sea, on a small patch of land in mid-ocean, or at expeditionary airfield of the Fleet Marine Force, Flight Surgeons are often called upon to make medical and administrative decisions which affect the lives and careers of the most critical assets in the naval service – members of the Naval Aviation community. This manual is both an introduction to the various aspects of Naval Aerospace Medicine and a guide for dealing with the other complex administrative procedures known as “the system».
NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INSTITUTE