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An AFMS look back at February 2018

Capt. Kristopher Houghton, 377th Air Base Wing assistant staff judge advocate, poses during his training for a Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) qualifying race at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque, N.M., Feb. 1, 2018. Houghton competed in the 2017 Marine Corps marathon and took fourth overall, but was the first active duty military member to finish. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Capt. Kristopher Houghton, 377th Air Base Wing assistant staff judge advocate, poses during his training for a Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) qualifying race at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque, N.M., Feb. 1, 2018. Houghton competed in the 2017 Marine Corps marathon and took fourth overall, but was the first active duty military member to finish. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Tech Sgt. Brandon Blankensop, an Aircrew Flight Equipment Lead Trainer from the 20th Operations Support Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., helps fit actress Elizabeth Banks with a helmet prior to her flight on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minn., Feb. 3, 2018. Banks' flight was one of many offered this week by the Viper Demo team prior to their fly-over for Super Bowl LII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric Amidon)

Tech Sgt. Brandon Blankensop, an Aircrew Flight Equipment Lead Trainer from the 20th Operations Support Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., helps fit actress Elizabeth Banks with a helmet prior to her flight on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minn., Feb. 3, 2018. Banks' flight was one of many offered this week by the Viper Demo team prior to their fly-over for Super Bowl LII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric Amidon)

Airmen assigned to the 820th Base Defense Group advance their position during a capabilities demonstration at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Feb. 5, 2018. The immersion was designed to give the 23d Wing’s leadership a better understanding of the 820th BDG’s mission, capabilities, and training needs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Airmen assigned to the 820th Base Defense Group advance their position during a capabilities demonstration at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Feb. 5, 2018. The immersion was designed to give the 23d Wing’s leadership a better understanding of the 820th BDG’s mission, capabilities, and training needs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Maj. Ethan Woodbury, 35th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry flight commander, uses a phoropter to examine a patients eyes at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 7, 2018. The phoropter is used for routine exams during sight testing and can determine an individual’s prescription. Optometrists are one specialty of the 18 in the Biomedical Sciences Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Xiomara M. Martinez)

Maj. Ethan Woodbury, 35th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry flight commander, uses a phoropter to examine a patients eyes at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 7, 2018. The phoropter is used for routine exams during sight testing and can determine an individual’s prescription. Optometrists are one specialty of the 18 in the Biomedical Sciences Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Xiomara M. Martinez)

Maj. (Dr.) Jennifer Salguero 377th Medical Group, family practice clinic medical director, performs combat acupuncture on Jim Fisher, 377th Air Base Wing public affairs specialist, at the 377th Medical Group building in Albuquerque, N.M., Feb. 7, 2018. Whereas traditional acupuncture involves needles placed within 12 zones all throughout the body, Battlefield Acupuncture is a form of auricular acupuncture in which needles are placed only on the surface of the ear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Maj. (Dr.) Jennifer Salguero 377th Medical Group, family practice clinic medical director, performs combat acupuncture on Jim Fisher, 377th Air Base Wing public affairs specialist, at the 377th Medical Group building in Albuquerque, N.M., Feb. 7, 2018. Whereas traditional acupuncture involves needles placed within 12 zones all throughout the body, Battlefield Acupuncture is a form of auricular acupuncture in which needles are placed only on the surface of the ear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Staff Sgt. Ashley Majewski, 86th Dental Squadron oral preventative assistant, cleans the teeth of Senior Airman Jordan Burge, 86th Munitions Squadron tactical air munition rapid response package technician, during a routine appointment at the dental clinic on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 8, 2018. Last year, the 86th DS had 9,304 active duty Air Force exams, 43,690 patient visits, and a total of 132,916 procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

Staff Sgt. Ashley Majewski, 86th Dental Squadron oral preventative assistant, cleans the teeth of Senior Airman Jordan Burge, 86th Munitions Squadron tactical air munition rapid response package technician, during a routine appointment at the dental clinic on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 8, 2018. Last year, the 86th DS had 9,304 active duty Air Force exams, 43,690 patient visits, and a total of 132,916 procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

Darryn Bryant, a research physiologist at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, performs a squat with twist for assessment by the Dynamic Athletic Research Institute 3D biomakerless system. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the only base in the Department of Defense researching the many capabilities of the DARI system along with assessing Airmen who may be prone to musculoskeletal injury. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Harrington)

Darryn Bryant, a research physiologist at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, performs a squat with twist for assessment by the Dynamic Athletic Research Institute 3D biomakerless system. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the only base in the Department of Defense researching the many capabilities of the DARI system along with assessing Airmen who may be prone to musculoskeletal injury. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Harrington)

Capt. Laura Pfledderer, 52nd Medical Operations Squadron social worker, and her daughter Isabella, showcase their yoga skills during Fit Family Fun Day at the PowerHaus Fitness Center at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Feb. 10, 2018. Pfledderer and her daughter led a beginner’s yoga class during the event to teach various relaxation techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

Capt. Laura Pfledderer, 52nd Medical Operations Squadron social worker, and her daughter Isabella, showcase their yoga skills during Fit Family Fun Day at the PowerHaus Fitness Center at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Feb. 10, 2018. Pfledderer and her daughter led a beginner’s yoga class during the event to teach various relaxation techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

Fake blood rests on the hands of Airman 1st Class Andruw Reyes, 23d Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection technician, during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care course at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Feb. 14, 2018. The training is designed to teach Airmen how to apply critical life-saving skills while engaged in a combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Fake blood rests on the hands of Airman 1st Class Andruw Reyes, 23d Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection technician, during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care course at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Feb. 14, 2018. The training is designed to teach Airmen how to apply critical life-saving skills while engaged in a combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Senior Airman Karah Behrend, Air Force Wounded Warrior, poses for a portrait with her recurve bow that she practices with at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Feb. 7, 2018. Behrend was diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) in 2015. She became an Air Force Wounded Warrior in 2016 and is competing in the 2018 Wounded Warriors team trial for the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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Senior Airman Karah Behrend, Air Force Wounded Warrior, poses for a portrait with her recurve bow that she practices with at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Feb. 7, 2018. Behrend was diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) in 2015. She became an Air Force Wounded Warrior in 2016 and is competing in the 2018 Wounded Warriors team trial for the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Senior Airman Katherine Walters, 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs broadcast journalist, and her German Shepherd, Jodi, have been utilizing the Scott Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility for two years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melissa Estevez)
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Senior Airman Katherine Walters, 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs broadcast journalist, and her German Shepherd, Jodi, have been utilizing the Scott Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility for two years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melissa Estevez)

Master Sgt. Sherwin Severin stretches his neck during wrestling practice at the U.S. Air Force Wrestling Team training camp at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 19, 2018. Severin will compete in the Armed Forces Championship at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Martyn)
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Master Sgt. Sherwin Severin stretches his neck during wrestling practice at the U.S. Air Force Wrestling Team training camp at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 19, 2018. Severin will compete in the Armed Forces Championship at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Martyn)

Master Sgt. Tara Bryant, 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron AE technician, inspects equipment before a flight during exercise COPE NORTH 2018, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 19, 2018. COPE NORTH 18 allows U.S. and allied forces to practice humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts to prepare for and recover from the devastating effects of natural disasters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres Chardon)
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Master Sgt. Tara Bryant, 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron AE technician, inspects equipment before a flight during exercise COPE NORTH 2018, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 19, 2018. COPE NORTH 18 allows U.S. and allied forces to practice humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts to prepare for and recover from the devastating effects of natural disasters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres Chardon)

A pararescueman repels out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, during training on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Feb. 22, 2018. Pararescuemen are highly trained experts who perform rescues in every type of terrain and partake in every part of the mission. From search and rescue and combat support to providing emergency medical treatment, parerescuemen ensure every mission is a successful one. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)
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A pararescueman repels out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, during training on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Feb. 22, 2018. Pararescuemen are highly trained experts who perform rescues in every type of terrain and partake in every part of the mission. From search and rescue and combat support to providing emergency medical treatment, parerescuemen ensure every mission is a successful one. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

Approximately 150 athletes hold their hands over their hearts during the singing of the national anthem during the 5th Annual Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials opening ceremony at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Feb. 23, 2018. The trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously ill and injured military members and veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)
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Approximately 150 athletes hold their hands over their hearts during the singing of the national anthem during the 5th Annual Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials opening ceremony at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Feb. 23, 2018. The trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously ill and injured military members and veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- This month's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting the Air Force Medical Service and the values and strength of the United States Air Force.