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Flight Nurse Brings Hospital Care to Helmand Helicopters

Captain Lani Pineda, an enroute critical care nurse from the 30th Medical Command, Task Force MED-A, a nd attached to Foxtrot "Jigsaw" Company, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, New York National Guard, Task Force Falcon, prepares the inside of a UH-60 "Black Hawk" helicopter for a medical evacuation mission April 25 at Combat Outpost Shukvani, Afghanistan. Pineda, an Olympia, Wash., native, is in Afghanistan and working in helicopters for the first time.



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This work, Flight Nurse Brings Hospital Care to Helmand Helicopters [Image 7 of 7], by SGT Luke Rollins, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.25.2013

Date Posted:05.08.2013 10:07

Photo ID:926145

VIRIN:130425-A-XX166-729

Resolution:4309x3447

Size:2.97 MB

Location:COMBAT OUTPOST SHUKVANI, AF

Hometown:OLYMPIA, WA, US

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