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Maj. Kisha Wood, a medic with the 375th Medical Group based at Scott Air Force Base, assists an elderly patient after Hurricane Maria at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, near Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Sept. 24, 2017. Wood was part of a U.S. Air Force En Route Patient Staging System team that deployed to St. Croix to help evacuate patients off the island. The team created an aeromedical evacuation staging area for patients to evacuate, fostering a safe environment. (Photo by Lt. Col. Elizabeth Anderson-Doze) Trusted Care brought order to chaos after Hurricane Maria
Soon after hurricanes struck the Caribbean and southern U.S. in the fall of 2017, Air Force medics deployed to the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands and brought along their Trusted Care culture to help evacuate patients safely and effectively from the storm ravaged island.
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The hurricane condition timelines are displayed at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 2017. The hurricane and typhoon condition levels indicate specific severe weather factors, such as wind speed, which inform individuals and helps them remain prepared for increased harsh weather. (Courtesy photo) Getting ahead of storms
In anticipation of the 2017 hurricane season, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management Airmen distributed information during the six-week national PrepareAthon campaign, culminating with National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 7 to 13.
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An F-16CM Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing shakes hands with a tactical aircraft maintainer assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during an aircraft evacuation at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 6, 2016. Forty-eight F-16s were evacuated from Shaw in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, which hit South Carolina as a Category 2 hurricane. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado) Keeping ahead of Hurricane Matthew
The whole country watched with bated breath as the threat of Hurricane Matthew loomed ever closer.
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As Hurricane Matthew draws closer to South Carolina, it becomes more and more important for Team Shaw personnel and members of the Sumter community to understand the dangers associated with hurricanes and the steps that can be taken to ensure they are prepared.
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