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Rapid Antarctic airlift saves lives

Just after completing the final flight of the Southern Hemisphere winter Antarctic season, the 304th Expeditionary Air Squadron was alerted there was a medical emergency at the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station Aug. 25.

A C-17 Globmaster III sits on the runway at McMurdo Station in Antarctic. At the request of the National Science Foundation, aircrews from the 304th Expeditionary Air Squadron supported an emergency medical evacuation of two patients Aug. 25. (Courtesy photo)

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