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Little Rock AFB stages aeromedical evac support for Hurricane Harvey victims

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  • By Master Sgt. Stacia Zachary
  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

“As we support our joint warfighters and allies across the globe, we remain ready when called to assist in lifesaving efforts for Americans and those in need following any natural disaster or crisis,” said General Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander. “We’re proud to serve alongside our federal, state and local partners to assist our fellow citizens.”

Airmen from bases across Air Mobility Command gathered at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., to provide relief and support. More than 15,000 pounds of medical equipment and more than 20 aeromedical evacuation personnel are staged at Little Rock AFB to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Additionally, Little Rock AFB is postured to serve as an aeromedical evacuation staging location for ongoing Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. AE crews from several Air Force bases travelled here to provide lifesaving support to those injured in the storms brought by Hurricane Harvey once requested.

Little Rock AFB will host approximately 200 aeromedical evacuation, maintenance and aircrew members assisting those injured and will use assigned and gained C-130s to execute these missions. One of the teams is from the 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Additionally, the 19th Airlift Wing postured a team of 20 airmen to support the Department of Veterans Affairs as it prepares to receive patients evacuated from affected area.

 

The team is ready to execute both mission sets and will commence operations as soon as directed by appropriate authorities.