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C-17 - Air Force evacuates the sick and wounded

NEW ORLEANS—Capt. Mike Dixon and Staff Sgt. Lina Gamez provide a hand to hold and reassuring words to an elderly patient who survived Hurricane Katrina. They are traveling aboard a C-17 Globemaster III from the international airport here Sept. 1st. Captain Dixon and Sergeant Gamez have teamed up with an activated Reserve C-17 crew from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., to provide aeromedical evacuation for ambulatory and critical care patients. The flight carried 28 ambulatory and six litters to Dobbins Air Force Base, Ga. Captain Dixon is an intensive care nurse with the 59th Medical Wing, Sergeant Gamez is a respiratory therapist with the 759th Surgical Operations Squadron, both from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo Master Sgt. Lance Cheung)

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14th September 2015
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