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The sun rises behind a C-17 at the Charleston Air Force Base in this file photo.

A team from the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Joint Base Charleston deployed to McDill Air Force Base in Florida Wednesday to assist with the continuing efforts to evacuate medical patients from hurricane-ravaged areas in the Caribbean.

The team of reservists includes flight nurses, medical technicians and medical administrative personnel. They are assisting with the ongoing efforts to evacuate Caribbean residents in need of medical attention following last month's Hurricane Irma strike.

The unit's primary mission is to medically evacuate service members during times of war, but they are often called on to assist during times of medical or humanitarian emergencies, a media release said.

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Schuyler Kropf is The Post and Courier political editor. He has covered every major political race in South Carolina dating to 1988, including for U.S. Senate, governorship, the Statehouse and Republican and Democratic presidential primaries.