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NEWS | June 26, 2018

59th Medical Wing evacuates El Paso patient

By Senior Airman Keifer Bowes 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs

Members of the Acute Lung Rescue Team from the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, perform an Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation procedure on a patient in El Paso, Texas, June 10. The team is the Department of Defense's only medical evacuation team with ECMO capabilities. ECMO enables the team to safely transfer critically ill patients with severe heart and lung issues across long distances for further treatment.