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Antarctic medical evacuation

Responding to a short-notice request from the National Science Foundation, a C-17 Globemaster III crew from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, alongside Aeromedical Evacuation and Critical Care Air Transport Team Airmen, safely evacuated an ailing contractor from McMurdo Station, Antarctica Apr. 22. After the C-17 safely landed at McMurdo Station, there was an exceptionally fast 35-minute ground time in which the patient was transferred to the aircraft. The patient received in-air medical care from the AE and CCAT crews aboard the C-17. (Photo provided by Joint Task Force - Support Forces Antarctica)

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