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AUAB receives first NPC, enhances medical mission

Airmen prepare to off load a specialized medical container designed to transport individuals with infectious diseases at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 18, 2020. The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is configured for the C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft to safely transport up to 28 passengers or 23 patients, including ambulatory and litter, around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Airmen prepare to off load a specialized medical container designed to transport individuals with infectious diseases at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 18, 2020. The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is configured for the C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft to safely transport up to 28 passengers or 23 patients, including ambulatory and litter, around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

A C-5 Galaxy sits on the flight line of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 18, 2020, to deliver a specialized medical container designed to transport individuals with infectious diseases. The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is configured for the C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft to safely transport up to 28 passengers or 23 patients, including ambulatory and litter, around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

A C-5 Galaxy sits on the flight line of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 18, 2020, to deliver a specialized medical container designed to transport individuals with infectious diseases. The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is configured for the C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft to safely transport up to 28 passengers or 23 patients, including ambulatory and litter, around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Airman 1st Class Taylor Robinson guides a Tunner 60K Loader toward a C-5 Galaxy on the flight line of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 18, 2020, to off load a specialized medical container designed to transport individuals with infectious diseases. The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is configured for the C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft to safely transport up to 28 passengers or 23 patients, including ambulatory and litter, around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Airman 1st Class Taylor Robinson guides a Tunner 60K Loader toward a C-5 Galaxy on the flight line of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 18, 2020, to off load a specialized medical container designed to transport individuals with infectious diseases. The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is configured for the C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft to safely transport up to 28 passengers or 23 patients, including ambulatory and litter, around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Airmen load a specialized medical container designed to transport individuals with infectious diseases into a clamshell hangar on the flight line of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar,  Sept. 18, 2020. The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is configured for the C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft to safely transport up to 28 passengers or 23 patients, including ambulatory and litter, around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Airmen load a specialized medical container designed to transport individuals with infectious diseases into a clamshell hangar on the flight line of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 18, 2020. The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is configured for the C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft to safely transport up to 28 passengers or 23 patients, including ambulatory and litter, around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Airmen assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, inspect a specialized medical container designed to transport individuals with infectious diseases. The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is configured for the C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft to safely transport up to 28 passengers or 23 patients, including ambulatory and litter, around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Airmen assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, inspect a specialized medical container designed to transport individuals with infectious diseases. The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is configured for the C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft to safely transport up to 28 passengers or 23 patients, including ambulatory and litter, around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Airmen assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, inspect a specialized medical container designed to transport individuals with infectious diseases. The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is configured for the C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft to safely transport up to 28 passengers or 23 patients, including ambulatory and litter, around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Airmen assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, inspect a specialized medical container designed to transport individuals with infectious diseases. The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is configured for the C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft to safely transport up to 28 passengers or 23 patients, including ambulatory and litter, around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

A specialized medical container designed to transport individuals with infectious diseases sits in a clamshell hangar on the flight line of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, on Sept. 18, 2020. The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is configured for the C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft to safely transport up to 28 passengers or 23 patients, including ambulatory and litter, around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

A specialized medical container designed to transport individuals with infectious diseases sits in a clamshell hangar on the flight line of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, on Sept. 18, 2020. The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is configured for the C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft to safely transport up to 28 passengers or 23 patients, including ambulatory and litter, around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

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