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Air Force supports Guatemala volcano relief efforts

A joint medical team from the Mississippi Air National Guard’s 183rd Air Evacuation Squadron and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, assists members of the Guatemalan government with loading critically injured patients on a Mississippi ANG's 172nd Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III in Guatemala, June 6, 2018. The humanitarian aeromedical evacuation mission followed the recent eruption of Fuego Volcano. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Edward Staton)

A joint medical team from the Mississippi Air National Guard’s 183rd Air Evacuation Squadron and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, assists members of the Guatemalan government with loading critically injured patients on a Mississippi ANG's 172nd Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III in Guatemala, June 6, 2018. The humanitarian aeromedical evacuation mission followed the recent eruption of Fuego Volcano. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Edward Staton)

A joint medical team from the Mississippi Air National Guard’s 183rd Air Evacuation Squadron and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, provides en route medical treatment to six injured children during a U.S. Air Force humanitarian aeromedical evacuation mission from Guatemala to Galveston, Texas, June 6, 2018. The children were taken to the Shriners Hospital for Children to receive further care for burns and other injuries sustained during the recent Fuego Volcano eruption. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Edward Staton)

A joint medical team from the Mississippi Air National Guard’s 183rd Air Evacuation Squadron and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, provides en route medical treatment to six injured children during a U.S. Air Force humanitarian aeromedical evacuation mission from Guatemala to Galveston, Texas, June 6, 2018. The children were taken to the Shriners Hospital for Children to receive further care for burns and other injuries sustained during the recent Fuego Volcano eruption. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Edward Staton)

A joint medical team from the Mississippi Air National Guard’s 183rd Air Evacuation Squadron and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, helps members of the Guatemalan government load critically injured patients on a Mississippi ANG's 172nd Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III in Guatemala, June 6, 2018. The humanitarian aeromedical evacuation mission followed the recent eruption of Fuego Volcano. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Edward Staton)

A joint medical team from the Mississippi Air National Guard’s 183rd Air Evacuation Squadron and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, helps members of the Guatemalan government load critically injured patients on a Mississippi ANG's 172nd Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III in Guatemala, June 6, 2018. The humanitarian aeromedical evacuation mission followed the recent eruption of Fuego Volcano. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Edward Staton)

U.S. Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Hannah Gale, pediatrician, San Antonio Military Medical Center Burn Team, consoles a patient during an aeromedical evacuation mission from Guatemala to Galveston, Texas, June 6, 2018. A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from the Mississippi Air National Guard's 172nd Airlift Wing transported six injured children and their guardians to Galveston, Texas, for medical treatment at Shriners Hospital for Children. A joint medical team from the Mississippi Air National Guard's 183rd Air Evacuation Squadron and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, provided en route medical treatment during the flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Keyonna Fennell)

U.S. Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Hannah Gale, pediatrician, San Antonio Military Medical Center Burn Team, consoles a patient during an aeromedical evacuation mission from Guatemala to Galveston, Texas, June 6, 2018. A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from the Mississippi Air National Guard's 172nd Airlift Wing transported six injured children and their guardians to Galveston, Texas, for medical treatment at Shriners Hospital for Children. A joint medical team from the Mississippi Air National Guard's 183rd Air Evacuation Squadron and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, provided en route medical treatment during the flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Keyonna Fennell)

U.S. Army Capt. Argelia Felix-Camacho, registered nurse, San Antonio Military Medical Center Burn Team, consoles a patient during an aeromedical evacuation mission from Guatemala to Galveston, Texas, June 6, 2018. A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from the Mississippi Air National Guard's 172nd Airlift Wing transported six injured children and their guardians to Galveston, Texas, for medical treatment at Shriners Hospital for Children. A joint medical team from the Mississippi Air National Guard's 183rd Air Evacuation Squadron and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, provided en route medical treatment during the flight (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Keyonna Fennell)

U.S. Army Capt. Argelia Felix-Camacho, registered nurse, San Antonio Military Medical Center Burn Team, consoles a patient during an aeromedical evacuation mission from Guatemala to Galveston, Texas, June 6, 2018. A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from the Mississippi Air National Guard's 172nd Airlift Wing transported six injured children and their guardians to Galveston, Texas, for medical treatment at Shriners Hospital for Children. A joint medical team from the Mississippi Air National Guard's 183rd Air Evacuation Squadron and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, provided en route medical treatment during the flight (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Keyonna Fennell)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Teri Dawn Neely, a registered nurse with the 183rd Air Evacuation Squadron, Mississippi Air National Guard, clears a Guatemalan ambulance crew to load another patient on a Mississippi ANG's 172nd Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III in Guatemala, June 6, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Edward Staton)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Teri Dawn Neely, a registered nurse with the 183rd Air Evacuation Squadron, Mississippi Air National Guard, clears a Guatemalan ambulance crew to load another patient on a Mississippi ANG's 172nd Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III in Guatemala, June 6, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Edward Staton)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Teri Neely, a flight nurse, 183rd Air Evacuation Squadron, and members of the Burn Team prepare to transport children and their guardians from Guatemala to Galveston, Texas, for medical treatment at Shriners Hospital for Children. (U.S. Air Force photo by  Senior Airman Josh Blackburn)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Teri Neely, a flight nurse, 183rd Air Evacuation Squadron, and members of the Burn Team prepare to transport children and their guardians from Guatemala to Galveston, Texas, for medical treatment at Shriners Hospital for Children. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Josh Blackburn)

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Volcán de Fuego (Spanish for "Volcano of Fire") erupted in Guatemala, near the village of San Miguel Los Lotes, on June 3, 2018, leaving more than 100 dead, 200 injured, and thousands displaced and in need of support. Air Force medical personnel and aircraft from many units are involved in relief efforts, offering medical care and aeromedical evacuation to people injured in the eruption.

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