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VIDEO: Air Force medics deploy to support Chilean medical efforts

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- An Air Force Expeditionary Medical Support team composed of more than 80 Airmen deployed to Chile March 8 from Lackland Air Force Base to aid local medics in their response to victims of the 8.8 magnitude earthquake Feb. 27 in Chile.

The Airmen from 13 different bases left Lackland Air Force Base aboard C-17 Globemaster IIIs and are prepared to support relief efforts for up to 60 days.

The EMEDS team will operate in the city of Angol, Chile, and be capable of providing medical care as part of the EMEDS construct.

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