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PRESS RELEASE: Twin newborns medically evacuated from Korea land at Joint Base Andrews to receive care at Walter Reed

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Military medical personnel transfer twin newborns Parker and Laine McFall to a medical transport vehicle on the flight line of Joint Base Andrews, Md., as part of an aeromedical evacuation mission on March 30, 2020. The pair were born February 17 at 30 weeks in Daegu’s Yeungnam Medical University Medical Center during the COVID-19 outbreak. U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston.

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A C-17 Globemaster III lands at Joint Base Andrews, Md., as part of an aeromedical evacuation mission on March 30, 2020. The cargo aircraft transported the twin newborns from Osan Air Base, South Korea. U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston.

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A medical vehicle transports twin newborns Parker and Laine McFall to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for advanced neonatal care as part of an aeromedical evacuation mission on March 30, 2020.The twins were medically evauated from Osan Air Base, South Korea, and landed at Joint Base Andrews, Md., on March 30. U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston.

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. --

Twin newborns medically evacuated from Osan Air Base, South Korea, landed at Joint Base Andrews in a C-17 Globemaster III this evening. The pair were then transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for advanced neonatal care.

 

Parker and Laine McFall were born February 17 at 30 weeks in Daegu’s Yeungnam Medical University Medical Center during the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

The twins were joined for the aeromedical evacuation by their parents, U.S. Army Spc. Cody McFall and Pfc. Cheyenne Evans. Both soldiers were preemptively tested for COVID-19 and placed in quarantine on March 10. They tested negative and are currently showing no symptoms.

 

The effort involved the U.S. Army’s 65th Medical Brigade, the U.S. Air Force’s 51st Medical Group, the USAF’s 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron,  the Air National Guard’s 154th Wing, and the 11th Medical Group Aeromedical Staging Facility on Joint Base Andrews.
 


Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is the only facility currently able to accommodate the infants’ specific needs.