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NEWS | Aug. 31, 2017

JBSA Airmen prepare to support Houston during Hurricane Harvey

502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Airmen from the 59th Medical Wing readiness section load deployment bags for transport Aug. 30, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Approximately 70 Airmen from Air Education and Training Command departed JBSA-Lackland Kelly Field Annex Aug. 30, 2017, in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

The team composed of Airmen from JBSA, Texas; Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.; and Vance Air Force Base, Okla., are in route to provide medical support in Houston. A Critical Care Air Transport Team also accompanied the group to areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

 The CCAT is designed to support combat casualties being evacuated from the combat zone and also supports humanitarian assistance efforts during peacetime. This includes natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey, which has affected thousands during massive flooding that began Aug. 26, 2017.