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Air Force evacuates the sick and wounded

Capt. Mike Dixon, ICU nurse with the 59th Medical Wing and Staff Sgt. Lina Gamez , respiratory therapist with the 759th MSGS, provide a hand to hold and reassuring words to an elderly patient and survivor of hurricane Katrina. They are traveling, om 1 Sept. 2005, aboard a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 446th Airlift Squadron, McChord Air Force Base. Dixon and Gamez are stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, TX, and have teamed up with the activated Reserve crew from McChord to provide aeromedical evacuation for ambulatory and critical care patients in New Orleans. This 1.5 hour flight carried 28 ambulatory and 6 litters to Dobbins Air Force Base, GA. (U.S. Air Force photo Master Sgt. Lance Cheung)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Lance Cheung
VIRIN: 150916-F-XE708-004.JPG
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