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"Dustoff" is the radio callsign specific to U.S. Army first Aeromedical helicopter evacuation unit in Vietnam, the 57th Medical Detachment in 1962. Though other call signs regularly changed, both ground and aviation units refused to refer to these evacuations helicopters by any other call sign. By adopting "DUSTOFF", in those early stages of the Vietnam war, the legend was born. The call sign "DUSTOFF", now synonymous with life-saving aeromedical evacuation, has taken on added meaning with the application of the motto: Dedicated Unhesitated Service To Our Fighting Forces. See more