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59th Medical Wing goes to great lengths to bring patient home
March 24, 2017
U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeffrey DellaVolpe, 59th Medical Wing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation physician, reviews mission plans prior to take-off on a C-130J Super Hercules at Kelly Air Field in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 13, 2017. DellaVolpe is part of the Defense Department’s only medical evacuation team using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The ECMO capability enables the team to safely transfer critically ill patients with severe heart and lung issues across long distances for care. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

From San Diego to San Antonio: Medics provide consistent care in the air, on the ground
October 20, 2016
Senior Airman Arlinda Haliti, a medic with the 559th Medical Group En-Route Patient Staging System team, looks on as the 59th Medical Wing’s Acute Lung Rescue Team preps a patient for transport at Kelly Airfield, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 15, 2016. The patient, a Navy Sailor, was flown onboard a C-130J Super Hercules from the Navy Medical Center in San Diego to San Antonio for treatment at the San Antonio Military Medical Center in nearby JBSA-Fort Sam Houston. The Acute Lung Rescue Team medics tended to the patient for the duration of the flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)