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CCATT delivers critical care in the air
U.S. Air Force Capt. Deann Hoelscher, left, 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Critical Care Air Transport Team physician deployed from the 60th Medical Group at Travis Air Force Base, California, Senior Airman Natalie Hives, center, 455th EAES CCATT respiratory therapist deployed from the 60th Medical Group at Travis Air Force Base, California, and Senior Airman Margaret “Maggie” Mathewes, 455th EAES AE technician, prepare equipment and supplies before an AE mission at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 8, 2015. The 455th EAES’ CCATT is a three-person, highly specialized medical team consisting of a physician who specializes in an area of critical care or emergency medicine, a critical care nurse and a respiratory therapist. The CCATT is charged with providing critical care to the sick and wounded as they are moved thousands of miles onboard U.S. cargo aircraft to receive full-time care elsewhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Tony Wickman/Released)