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Thirty years ago, the helicopters in the small MedSTAR Transport fleet would land near accident scenes, stabilize the victims and then get them to a trauma care center. Today, a MedSTAR helicopter patient is more likely to be someone who is in critical condition at a small community hospital and in dire need of life-saving, specialized care.
An Army helicopter pilot from northern Virginia is one of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan by enemy fire.
A Virginia-based Navy helicopter crashed Thursday in the Gulf nation of Oman with five crew members aboard, according to the U.S. military.