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An AFMS look back: Air Force provides medical, humanitarian support after hurricane devastation

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  • Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
The hurricanes that battered dozens of islands in the Caribbean and the southeast U.S. in 2017 left millions without power, food, safe drinking water and medical support. In the wake of the devastation, disaster relief efforts mobilized, with Air Force assets providing aeromedical evacuation, logistics support and medics from several military treatment facilities.

The Expeditionary Medical Support System also used a tailored medical response; forward stabilization, resuscitative care, surgical and inpatient services, primary and dental care, and force health protection. These Airmen put their advanced training to full use towards recovery efforts during the devastating 2017 hurricane season. These photos provide a brief look at some of those efforts.