Providing medical care after Hurricane Maria
A patient who was evacuated from the Virgin Islands following Hurricane Maria Oct. 2 makes his way to a waiting ambulance after being evaluated by medical personnel at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in Columbia, S.C. The Federal Coordination Center Columbia team was responsible for receiving patients evacuated in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on flights from either Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands, evaluating the patients, and then setting them up with care at a local hospital. FCC Columbia, a team led by U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, was the first Department of Defense team to be activated and receive patients in history. FCC Columbia was a joint operation between the Army Reserve, active Army and multiple civilian agencies. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ryan C. Matson)