Air Medical Memorial Wings
Providing a Memorial Tribute to members of the Air Medical Transport Community
who have lost lives in the line of duty since 1998
June 22, 2018-On this 20th Anniversary of the Air Medical Memorial Wings, we have an exciting announcement to make. The Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association will be assuming the distribution of the Air Medical Memorial Wings. There has long been a partnership between the two organizations and support of the ASTNA Bereavement Fund through the sale of the memorial wings. Pricing will remain the same and ASTNA has a very large quantity on hand for anyone who would wish to order. Orders may be placed through the ASTNA online store or by contacting Nikole Good, ASTNA Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 20 years, Air Medical Memorial Wings has provided two sets of wings for each lost colleague to be given to their family members. The service involved in the accident is contacted for assistance in obtaining additional wings prior to the memorial service, if desired. This process will continue with the transition. On behalf of the Air Medical Memorial Wings, the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association and fellow Air Medical Transport Association, we extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to all of the services and their
families that have suffered injury or loss of life. Thank you for supporting the memorial that honors our colleagues.
The cost of the wings is $10 (since July 1, 2002) which includes normal postal delivery. A
minimum of $1 per wing is donated to the ASTNA Bereavement Fund. Additional
contributions may be given to other air medical transport safety and research
The Air Medical Memorial Wings Story
Air Medical Memorial Wings©
Cathy Lyons Spry RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN
The idea for the Air Medical Memorial Wings© originated in January 1998 following a rise
in air medical accidents. The wings were designed as a tribute to our colleagues who
have died as a result of an air medical accident. The original wings were produced in
June of 1998.
Similar to the police and firefighters black band or strip on their badges for the loss of a
comrade, the memorial wings are intended to show respect and honor for our air medical
transport colleagues. The wings were designed so that it could be worn on any type of