Coast Guard air crew medically evacuates ill infant from American Samoa

HONOLULU — A U.S. Coast Guard air crew conducted a medical evacuation of an ill infant from American Samoa to Oahu Tuesday.

Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center JRCC watch standers here received a call from the Department of Health and Human Services Command Center in Washington, D.C., Monday about a 54-day-old girl in American Samoa who required immediate air transport to Tripler Army Medical Center on Oahu.

A Coast Guard C-130 long-range search plane air crew from Air Station Barbers Point departed American Samoa with a Disaster Medical Assist Team DMAT Monday evening and arrived on Oahu at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A Coast Guard flight surgeon, the Department of Health and Human Services Command Center and JRCC watch standers all contributed to the successful completion of the medical transport.

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