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An AFMS Look Back at April 2019

(left to right) U.S. Air Force Majs. (Drs.) Megan Bing, Rachel Nemcic and William Scott, 99th Surgical Operations Squadron surgeons, stand next to the da Vinci Surgery System at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 3, 2019. Scott said the da Vinci is beneficial for surgeon satisfaction and the overall readiness of the 99th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie)

(left to right) U.S. Air Force Majs. (Drs.) Megan Bing, Rachel Nemcic and William Scott, 99th Surgical Operations Squadron surgeons, stand next to the da Vinci Surgery System at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 3, 2019. Scott said the da Vinci is beneficial for surgeon satisfaction and the overall readiness of the 99th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie)

Blood is added to a fake cut over a victim’s eye prior to an active assailant exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, April 3, 2019. The Moulage team, made of medical Airmen, create injuries, burns and gore on simulated victims for Eglin’s major exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Blood is added to a fake cut over a victim’s eye prior to an active assailant exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, April 3, 2019. The Moulage team, made of medical Airmen, create injuries, burns and gore on simulated victims for Eglin’s major exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Firefighters carry an explosion victim to safety during an exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, April 3, 2019. Team Eglin held a two-day base readiness exercise that included force protection conditions, a fuel spill, explosion and active assailant scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Firefighters carry an explosion victim to safety during an exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, April 3, 2019. Team Eglin held a two-day base readiness exercise that included force protection conditions, a fuel spill, explosion and active assailant scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Sherwood, 2nd Dental Squadron dental resident, uses a cast dental impression to demonstrate how a prosthetic tooth will replace the right mandibular second molar and align with the other teeth of the lower jaw at the Barksdale Dental Clinic, Louisiana, April 4, 2019. Dental implants consist of a surgically implanted metal post in the jaw, an abutment that serves as an extension of the post, and the prosthetic tooth and attaches to the abutment piece. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Martinez)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Sherwood, 2nd Dental Squadron dental resident, uses a cast dental impression to demonstrate how a prosthetic tooth will replace the right mandibular second molar and align with the other teeth of the lower jaw at the Barksdale Dental Clinic, Louisiana, April 4, 2019. Dental implants consist of a surgically implanted metal post in the jaw, an abutment that serves as an extension of the post, and the prosthetic tooth and attaches to the abutment piece. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Martinez)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Sherwood, 2nd Dental Squadron dental resident, makes preparations to install a prosthetic molar in the lower jaw of Staff Sgt. Mozer Da Cunha, 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, at the Barksdale Dental Clinic, Louisiana, April 4, 2019. The dental implant consists of a metal post implanted into the jaw, an abutment that serves as an extension of the post, and the prosthetic tooth and attaches to the abutment piece. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Martinez)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Sherwood, 2nd Dental Squadron dental resident, makes preparations to install a prosthetic molar in the lower jaw of Staff Sgt. Mozer Da Cunha, 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, at the Barksdale Dental Clinic, Louisiana, April 4, 2019. The dental implant consists of a metal post implanted into the jaw, an abutment that serves as an extension of the post, and the prosthetic tooth and attaches to the abutment piece. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Martinez)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Sherwood, 2nd Dental Squadron dental resident, evaluates his patient for the insertion of a prosthetic molar at the Barksdale Dental Clinic, Louisiana, April 4, 2019. A dental implant consists of a metal post surgically implanted into the jaw, an abutment that serves as an extension of the post, and the prosthetic tooth and attaches to the abutment piece. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Martinez)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Sherwood, 2nd Dental Squadron dental resident, evaluates his patient for the insertion of a prosthetic molar at the Barksdale Dental Clinic, Louisiana, April 4, 2019. A dental implant consists of a metal post surgically implanted into the jaw, an abutment that serves as an extension of the post, and the prosthetic tooth and attaches to the abutment piece. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Martinez)

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen conduct self-aide buddy care in a simulated chemical environment during Polar Force 19-4 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 4, 2019. Polar Force is a two-week exercise designed to test JBER’s mission readiness and strengthen and develop the skills service members require when facing adverse situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Crystal A. Jenkins)

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen conduct self-aide buddy care in a simulated chemical environment during Polar Force 19-4 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 4, 2019. Polar Force is a two-week exercise designed to test JBER’s mission readiness and strengthen and develop the skills service members require when facing adverse situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Crystal A. Jenkins)

An Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew prepares to hoist Air Force pararescuemen from the 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron during joint training at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 5, 2019. The rescue Airmen and Soldiers work and train together regularly to be prepared to save lives across the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Anna-Marie Wyant)

An Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew prepares to hoist Air Force pararescuemen from the 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron during joint training at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 5, 2019. The rescue Airmen and Soldiers work and train together regularly to be prepared to save lives across the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Anna-Marie Wyant)

The 142nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron train in flight for a number of different scenarios. They prepared and loaded a C-130 Hercules for multiple teams and patients, then conducted operations once under way. The training focused on pediatric and obstetrics, but included multiple scenarios with other team members serving as patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Lowe)

The 142nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron train in flight for a number of different scenarios. They prepared and loaded a C-130 Hercules for multiple teams and patients, then conducted operations once under way. The training focused on pediatric and obstetrics, but included multiple scenarios with other team members serving as patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Lowe)

Civilian first responders from Romania participate along with Airmen from the 86th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, in a multinational medical exercise drill during Vigorous Warrior 19, Cincu Military Base, Romania, April 8, 2019. Vigorous Warrior 19 is NATO’s largest-ever military medical exercise, uniting more than 2,500 participants from 39 countries to exercise experimental doctrinal concepts and test their medical assets together in a dynamic, multinational environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Andrew Layton)
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Civilian first responders from Romania participate along with Airmen from the 86th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, in a multinational medical exercise drill during Vigorous Warrior 19, Cincu Military Base, Romania, April 8, 2019. Vigorous Warrior 19 is NATO’s largest-ever military medical exercise, uniting more than 2,500 participants from 39 countries to exercise experimental doctrinal concepts and test their medical assets together in a dynamic, multinational environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Andrew Layton)

U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Joseph Anthony, medical technician with the 911th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, administers a vaccination to a member of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 336 Engineering Company Command and Control, Chemical Radiological and Nuclear Response Enterprise Team at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 11, 2019. Department of Defense issued vaccinations are used to prevent a variety of diseases that military members may encounter in the course of their duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)
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U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Joseph Anthony, medical technician with the 911th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, administers a vaccination to a member of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 336 Engineering Company Command and Control, Chemical Radiological and Nuclear Response Enterprise Team at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 11, 2019. Department of Defense issued vaccinations are used to prevent a variety of diseases that military members may encounter in the course of their duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

A patient looks through a phoropter during an eye examination training session at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 11, 2019. The training session taught optometry personnel how to properly use a phoropter to determine the prescription of glasses a patient needs in order to correct their vision. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)
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A patient looks through a phoropter during an eye examination training session at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 11, 2019. The training session taught optometry personnel how to properly use a phoropter to determine the prescription of glasses a patient needs in order to correct their vision. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Florin Buia, general and vascular surgeon, Cluj-Napoca Emergency Military Hospital, Romania, left, Capt. Hendrik van de Krol, trauma surgeon, Royal Netherlands Navy, center, and Maj Daniel Hatz, orthopedic surgeon, 86th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, participate in a multinational surgical exchange drill at the Romanian Role 3 medical unit during Vigorous Warrior 19, Cincu Military Base, Romania, April 11, 2019. Vigorous Warrior 19 is NATO’s largest-ever military medical exercise, uniting more than 2,500 participants from 39 countries to exercise experimental doctrinal concepts and test their medical assets together in a dynamic, multinational environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Andrew Layton)
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Florin Buia, general and vascular surgeon, Cluj-Napoca Emergency Military Hospital, Romania, left, Capt. Hendrik van de Krol, trauma surgeon, Royal Netherlands Navy, center, and Maj Daniel Hatz, orthopedic surgeon, 86th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, participate in a multinational surgical exchange drill at the Romanian Role 3 medical unit during Vigorous Warrior 19, Cincu Military Base, Romania, April 11, 2019. Vigorous Warrior 19 is NATO’s largest-ever military medical exercise, uniting more than 2,500 participants from 39 countries to exercise experimental doctrinal concepts and test their medical assets together in a dynamic, multinational environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Andrew Layton)

U.S. Air Force 52nd Medical Group personnel perform decontamination procedures on a mock victim during a week-long base readiness exercise at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, April 17, 2019. Exercise victims are decontaminated and moved to the medical building for more hands-on treatment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Branden Rae)
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U.S. Air Force 52nd Medical Group personnel perform decontamination procedures on a mock victim during a week-long base readiness exercise at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, April 17, 2019. Exercise victims are decontaminated and moved to the medical building for more hands-on treatment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nathaniel Mace, 23rd Security Forces Squadron flight chief, left, assists wounded personnel to a Humvee after responding to a simulated ground attack during exercise FT 19-04 at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, April 17, 2019. The 23rd SFS responded to a surface-to-air site through a ground attack and ambush, resulting in the Airmen providing self-aid buddy care and escorting wounded personnel to a medical facility. The exercise focused on high operations tempo and the ability to survive and operate in a chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear environment to meet chief of Staff of the Air Force and the commander of Air Combat Command’s intent for readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nathaniel Mace, 23rd Security Forces Squadron flight chief, left, assists wounded personnel to a Humvee after responding to a simulated ground attack during exercise FT 19-04 at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, April 17, 2019. The 23rd SFS responded to a surface-to-air site through a ground attack and ambush, resulting in the Airmen providing self-aid buddy care and escorting wounded personnel to a medical facility. The exercise focused on high operations tempo and the ability to survive and operate in a chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear environment to meet chief of Staff of the Air Force and the commander of Air Combat Command’s intent for readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Moses Mhayamaguru, 943rd flight surgeon, prepares medical supplies while in flight during exercise Razor’s Edge, April 17, 2019. During the exercise, combat search and rescue team members honed their skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Giovanni Sims)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Moses Mhayamaguru, 943rd flight surgeon, prepares medical supplies while in flight during exercise Razor’s Edge, April 17, 2019. During the exercise, combat search and rescue team members honed their skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Giovanni Sims)

374th Medical Group personnel practice loading patients onto a C-130J Hercules on the Yokota Air Base, Japan, flightline April 18, 2019, as part of patient movement air evacuation training. The training took place as part of a larger, group-wide training day that included various potential crises. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)
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374th Medical Group personnel practice loading patients onto a C-130J Hercules on the Yokota Air Base, Japan, flightline April 18, 2019, as part of patient movement air evacuation training. The training took place as part of a larger, group-wide training day that included various potential crises. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

Airmen from the 347th Rescue Group carry a simulated-wounded personnel during in-flight patient care training during exercise FT 19-04 at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, April 18, 2019. The training involved performing a medical evacuation and recovering simulated-wounded personnel from Maxwell AFB, followed by in-flight patient care for multiple categories of wounds. The exercise focused on high operations tempo and the ability to survive and operate in a chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear environment to meet Chief of Staff of the Air Force and the Commander of Air Combat Command’s intent for readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)
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Airmen from the 347th Rescue Group carry a simulated-wounded personnel during in-flight patient care training during exercise FT 19-04 at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, April 18, 2019. The training involved performing a medical evacuation and recovering simulated-wounded personnel from Maxwell AFB, followed by in-flight patient care for multiple categories of wounds. The exercise focused on high operations tempo and the ability to survive and operate in a chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear environment to meet Chief of Staff of the Air Force and the Commander of Air Combat Command’s intent for readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

A simulated-wounded personnel lays on a stretcher during in-flight patient care training during exercise FT 19-04, April 18, 2019. The training involved performing a medical evacuation and recovering simulated-wounded personnel from Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, followed by doing in-flight patient care for multiple categories of wounds. The exercise focused on high operations tempo and the ability to survive and operate in a chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear environment to meet Chief of Staff of the Air Force and the Commander of Air Combat Command’s intent for readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)
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A simulated-wounded personnel lays on a stretcher during in-flight patient care training during exercise FT 19-04, April 18, 2019. The training involved performing a medical evacuation and recovering simulated-wounded personnel from Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, followed by doing in-flight patient care for multiple categories of wounds. The exercise focused on high operations tempo and the ability to survive and operate in a chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear environment to meet Chief of Staff of the Air Force and the Commander of Air Combat Command’s intent for readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Shauna Sokolowski, 359th Medical Group Family Health clinical nurse, checks the inside of a simulated patient’s mouth at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, April 23, 2019. National Nurses Week takes place May 6-12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ave I. Young)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Shauna Sokolowski, 359th Medical Group Family Health clinical nurse, checks the inside of a simulated patient’s mouth at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, April 23, 2019. National Nurses Week takes place May 6-12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ave I. Young)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Garrett Weston, 380th Expeditionary Medical Group dental element noncommissioned officer-in-charge, X-rays a patient’s teeth at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2019. Garrett is deployed with his brother U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cameron Weston, 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-35 Lightning II Egress technician. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Garrett Weston, 380th Expeditionary Medical Group dental element noncommissioned officer-in-charge, X-rays a patient’s teeth at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2019. Garrett is deployed with his brother U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cameron Weston, 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-35 Lightning II Egress technician. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Carlos Berrera, 30th Medical Support Squadron laboratory technician, adjusts slides in a microscope at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, April 24, 2019. As one of the first steps in effective care, the 30th MDSS Laboratory provides diagnostic information to improve diagnoses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Carlos Berrera, 30th Medical Support Squadron laboratory technician, adjusts slides in a microscope at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, April 24, 2019. As one of the first steps in effective care, the 30th MDSS Laboratory provides diagnostic information to improve diagnoses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

Jeremy Johnson, 30th Medical Support Squadron medical technologist, fills a vial of blood at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, April 24, 2019. Members working in the 30th MDSS Laboratory perform critical testing in chemistry, hematology, and urinalysis, aiding in various diagnoses, such as urinary tract infections, high cholesterol, diabetes and more serious diseases that directly coincide to the 30th Space Wing’s Individual Medical Readiness, flight physicals, and occupational health readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)
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Jeremy Johnson, 30th Medical Support Squadron medical technologist, fills a vial of blood at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, April 24, 2019. Members working in the 30th MDSS Laboratory perform critical testing in chemistry, hematology, and urinalysis, aiding in various diagnoses, such as urinary tract infections, high cholesterol, diabetes and more serious diseases that directly coincide to the 30th Space Wing’s Individual Medical Readiness, flight physicals, and occupational health readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

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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