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An AFMS look back at January 2019

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg, Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. G. Steve Cum, Chief, Medical Enlisted Force and Enlisted Corps Chief, tour medical facilities at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Jan. 9, 2019. They spoke about readiness revitalization at various stops, which included Langley’s intensive care unit, flight medicine unit, logistics warehouse, and dental and family medicine clinics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg, Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. G. Steve Cum, Chief, Medical Enlisted Force and Enlisted Corps Chief, tour medical facilities at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Jan. 9, 2019. They spoke about readiness revitalization at various stops, which included Langley’s intensive care unit, flight medicine unit, logistics warehouse, and dental and family medicine clinics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal)

Security Forces Airmen from the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron prepare to move a wounded Soldier to a safe location during a mass casualty exercise at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 14, 2019. The 27th SOSFS participated in a mass casualty exercise with medical personnel to train on clearing hostile locations, while escorting wounded Soldiers to safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gage Daniel)

Security Forces Airmen from the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron prepare to move a wounded Soldier to a safe location during a mass casualty exercise at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 14, 2019. The 27th SOSFS participated in a mass casualty exercise with medical personnel to train on clearing hostile locations, while escorting wounded Soldiers to safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gage Daniel)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Victoria Keyes, outgoing 379th Expeditionary Medical Group pharmacy services NCO in charge, counts pills at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 15, 2019. Airmen from the 379th EMDG pharmacy dispense medications to military personnel as part of the over-the-counter medication program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Victoria Keyes, outgoing 379th Expeditionary Medical Group pharmacy services NCO in charge, counts pills at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 15, 2019. Airmen from the 379th EMDG pharmacy dispense medications to military personnel as part of the over-the-counter medication program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Thoney Douangnoy (left), 379th Expeditionary Medical Group pharmacy operations NCO in charge, prepares compounded intravenous medications in the pharmacy at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 15, 2019. Airmen prepare compounded IV medications for inpatient and air-evacuated patients, with the practice performed in an IV hood to ensure product sterility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Thoney Douangnoy (left), 379th Expeditionary Medical Group pharmacy operations NCO in charge, prepares compounded intravenous medications in the pharmacy at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 15, 2019. Airmen prepare compounded IV medications for inpatient and air-evacuated patients, with the practice performed in an IV hood to ensure product sterility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

A patient receives small incision lenticule extraction treatment at the Joint Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Jan. 15, 2019. SMILE treatment is one of three laser surgeries performed to enhance a warfighter’s vision. Surgeons at WHASC Joint Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center executed the center’s 50,000th surgery since opening in 2000. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Mancuso)

A patient receives small incision lenticule extraction treatment at the Joint Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Jan. 15, 2019. SMILE treatment is one of three laser surgeries performed to enhance a warfighter’s vision. Surgeons at WHASC Joint Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center executed the center’s 50,000th surgery since opening in 2000. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Mancuso)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Robert Walter, a 354th Dental Flight dentist, inspects a patient’s teeth at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 16, 2019. Dentistry is a vital part of keeping Airmen fit to fight, as dental conditions likely to result in a dental emergency within a year can prevent Airmen from deploying. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Robert Walter, a 354th Dental Flight dentist, inspects a patient’s teeth at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 16, 2019. Dentistry is a vital part of keeping Airmen fit to fight, as dental conditions likely to result in a dental emergency within a year can prevent Airmen from deploying. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Thompson, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron SOF medical element, participates in a joint exercise with 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 18, 2019. Responsibilities for SOFME include ensuring the health and well-being of operational members, conducting casualty evacuations, and providing medical expertise and advice to commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Thompson, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron SOF medical element, participates in a joint exercise with 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 18, 2019. Responsibilities for SOFME include ensuring the health and well-being of operational members, conducting casualty evacuations, and providing medical expertise and advice to commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)

A U.S. Air Force special operations force medical element works with Royal Danish Air Force medical personnel to treat patients aboard a C-146 Dornier aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., during flight operations for casualty evacuation and critical care training as part of exercise Emerald Warrior 19, Jan. 17, 2019. Emerald Warrior provides annual realistic and relevant pre-deployment training, encompassing multiple joint operating areas. This training prepares special operations forces, conventional force enablers, partner nations, and interagency elements to integrate with and execute full-spectrum special operations in a complex and uncertain irregular warfare security environment, and uses aspects of live, virtual, and constructive training assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

A U.S. Air Force special operations force medical element works with Royal Danish Air Force medical personnel to treat patients aboard a C-146 Dornier aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., during flight operations for casualty evacuation and critical care training as part of exercise Emerald Warrior 19, Jan. 17, 2019. Emerald Warrior provides annual realistic and relevant pre-deployment training, encompassing multiple joint operating areas. This training prepares special operations forces, conventional force enablers, partner nations, and interagency elements to integrate with and execute full-spectrum special operations in a complex and uncertain irregular warfare security environment, and uses aspects of live, virtual, and constructive training assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

The U.S. Air Force recognizes January 28 through February 1 as Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week. With 15 different career fields composed of officers and enlisted Airmen, BSC is the most diverse corps in the Air Force. Seven of these career fields are represented at Bagram’s Craig Joint Theater Hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rito Smith)

The U.S. Air Force recognizes January 28 through February 1 as Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week. With 15 different career fields composed of officers and enlisted Airmen, BSC is the most diverse corps in the Air Force. Seven of these career fields are represented at Bagram’s Craig Joint Theater Hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rito Smith)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jennifer Carver, 49th Medical Group optometrist, conducts a vision exam for Maj. Christopher Vance, 9th Attack Squadron instructor pilot, at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 23, 2019. The 49th MDG Optometry Clinic’s primary mission is to perform annual eye exams for the base community, as well as screenings for diabetics and fittings for glasses and contact lenses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. BreeAnn Sachs)
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jennifer Carver, 49th Medical Group optometrist, conducts a vision exam for Maj. Christopher Vance, 9th Attack Squadron instructor pilot, at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 23, 2019. The 49th MDG Optometry Clinic’s primary mission is to perform annual eye exams for the base community, as well as screenings for diabetics and fittings for glasses and contact lenses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. BreeAnn Sachs)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Christopher Rugliese, 61st Airlift Squadron loadmaster, gets his blood drawn as part of the in-processing checklist at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Jan. 22, 2019. In-processing after deploying allows Team Little Rock staff to ensure Airmen are fit to fight, as well as identify any new concerns prior to having time to reintegrate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Irvin)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Christopher Rugliese, 61st Airlift Squadron loadmaster, gets his blood drawn as part of the in-processing checklist at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Jan. 22, 2019. In-processing after deploying allows Team Little Rock staff to ensure Airmen are fit to fight, as well as identify any new concerns prior to having time to reintegrate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Irvin)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Yannick Sharras (left), 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron medical technician, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and Senior Airman Larry Nice, 86th AES medical technician, prepare a patient for medical evacuation aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker, Jan. 23, 2019. During the training, members underwent emergency medical scenarios, including treatment for patients suffering worsening health conditions, cardiac emergencies, aircraft decompression, and emergency ditching. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Yannick Sharras (left), 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron medical technician, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and Senior Airman Larry Nice, 86th AES medical technician, prepare a patient for medical evacuation aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker, Jan. 23, 2019. During the training, members underwent emergency medical scenarios, including treatment for patients suffering worsening health conditions, cardiac emergencies, aircraft decompression, and emergency ditching. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

Airmen from the 19th Medical Group litter-carry a simulated patient onto a C-130J during an aeromedical evacuation training mission at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Jan. 24, 2019. The training provided 19th MDG Airmen with hands-on training of airlift and aeromedical evacuation tactics, supporting rapid global mobility to respond to humanitarian or wartime requests to safeguard lives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)
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Airmen from the 19th Medical Group litter-carry a simulated patient onto a C-130J during an aeromedical evacuation training mission at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Jan. 24, 2019. The training provided 19th MDG Airmen with hands-on training of airlift and aeromedical evacuation tactics, supporting rapid global mobility to respond to humanitarian or wartime requests to safeguard lives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- This month’s photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting the Air Force medical mission.

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