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DOD conducts first dual-patient ECMO C-17 transport
February 8, 2024
Medics from the 59th Medical Wing’s and Brooke Army Medical Center's Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Critical Care Air Transport Teams care for one of two patients from the University Medical Center of El Paso, Texas in a C-17 Globemaster III on the way to BAMC, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Oct. 24, 2023. This is the first air transport of dual-patients on ECMO simultaneously in the Department of Defense’s history. (Courtesy photo by the medical team)

During Operation AGILE Medic, communication is key
January 16, 2024
Airmen approach a UH-60 on Dec. 6, 2023, at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, during Operation AGILE Medic. This joint force medical training exercise immerses medics in the seamless process of transporting patients from the Expeditionary Medical Support unit to the En Route Patient Staging System team, and onwards to Air Evacuation and Critical Care Air Transport Teams, and vice versa. The hands-on experience ensures medics gain a comprehensive understanding of communication protocols, the critical timing for patient preparation, and the intricacies of the entire process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melody Bordeaux)

From the battlefield to the football field: Air Force surgeon’s skills knows no bounds
February 7, 2023
Image of an Airman posing for a photo.

Afghanistan CCATT mission a ‘not-so-routine’ operation
January 19, 2023
U.S. Air Force Maj. (Dr.) Dominick Vitale

USTRANSCOM patient movement exercise at JBSA strengthens aeromedical skills, partnerships
March 9, 2022
USTRANSCOM patient movement exercise strengthens aeromedical skills, partnerships

59th Medical Wing performs first CCATT training mission
January 19, 2022
59th Medical Wing performs first CCATT training mission

All-female CCATT saves life of infant
October 27, 2020
CCATT mission

59th MDW CCATT team flys mother, baby home safely after 7 months in ICU
June 14, 2019
Capt. Nicole Leib and Maj. Mariana Lacuzong, 59th Medical Wing critical care air transport team nurses, play with 7-month-old patient, Nakoa Crawford, during the five-hour flight from Dallas to San Diego June 7, 2019. Comprised of a doctor, nurse and respiratory therapist, the team must pack everything the will need while airborne - echocardiogram, oxygen, blood, medicine and other tools of the trade.

CCATT Pilot Unit sparks innovation in Chilean program
December 12, 2018
Medical health officers from the Chilean Air Force look at a hand-held ultrasound unit on Dec. 7, at Camp Bramble on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Chileans visited the 59th Medical Wing to gain a better understanding of Critical Care Air Transportation Teams and the advanced equipment available during each mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kiley Dougherty)

59th Medical Wing's CCATT flight makes three point turn
July 25, 2018
A 59th Medical Wing Critical Care Air Transport Team member awaits for other patients to arrive at their aircraft in San Diego, California, July 20. Teams are regularly dispatched all over the globe to respond to emergencies, assist in Department of Defense contingency missions and reinforce readiness training through real-world civil and humanitarian assistance missions.