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An AFMS Look Back at May 2019

U.S. Air Force Staff. Sgt. Malika Sengsavath, a dental assistant with the 302nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, assists U.S. Navy Cmdr. Victor Oramas, a dentist assigned to Operational Health Support Unit. Oramas and Sengsavath are a part of an Innovative Readiness Training mission called Ola de Esperanza Sanadora (“Healing Wave of Hope”), which combines military training requirements with real-world needs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Ter Haar)

U.S. Air Force Staff. Sgt. Malika Sengsavath, a dental assistant with the 302nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, assists U.S. Navy Cmdr. Victor Oramas, a dentist assigned to Operational Health Support Unit. Oramas and Sengsavath are a part of an Innovative Readiness Training mission called Ola de Esperanza Sanadora (“Healing Wave of Hope”), which combines military training requirements with real-world needs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Ter Haar)

Washington Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Ray Ordonia, 194th Medical Group medic, draws blood during a 194th Medical Group periodic health assessment rodeo, Camp Murray, Washington, May 4, 2019. The PHA rodeo is an annual event used to accomplish Airman medical readiness requirements. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Washington Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Ray Ordonia, 194th Medical Group medic, draws blood during a 194th Medical Group periodic health assessment rodeo, Camp Murray, Washington, May 4, 2019. The PHA rodeo is an annual event used to accomplish Airman medical readiness requirements. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Washington Air National Guard Lt. Col. Robert Forbes (right), 194th Medical Group optometrist, tests Lt. Col. Erik Eliel (left), 194th Air Support Operations Group director of operations, vision during a 194th Medical Group periodic health assessment rodeo, Camp Murray, Washington, May 4, 2019. The PHA rodeo meets requirements to maintain an Airman’s deployable status by giving immunizations, blood lab draws, HIV screening, and health assessment questionnaires. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Washington Air National Guard Lt. Col. Robert Forbes (right), 194th Medical Group optometrist, tests Lt. Col. Erik Eliel (left), 194th Air Support Operations Group director of operations, vision during a 194th Medical Group periodic health assessment rodeo, Camp Murray, Washington, May 4, 2019. The PHA rodeo meets requirements to maintain an Airman’s deployable status by giving immunizations, blood lab draws, HIV screening, and health assessment questionnaires. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

A medical technician checks the blood pressure on a patient during Golden Thunder 19-02 at Travis Air Force Base, California, May 6, 2019. This joint exercise between the 349th Air Mobility Wing and 60th AMW was designed to assess AEF deployment, employment, and redeployment processes, evaluate wartime readiness, and identify resource-to-requirement gaps, to accurately report on the ability to meet mission directives and designed operational capability requirements. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Phelps)

A medical technician checks the blood pressure on a patient during Golden Thunder 19-02 at Travis Air Force Base, California, May 6, 2019. This joint exercise between the 349th Air Mobility Wing and 60th AMW was designed to assess AEF deployment, employment, and redeployment processes, evaluate wartime readiness, and identify resource-to-requirement gaps, to accurately report on the ability to meet mission directives and designed operational capability requirements. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Phelps)

A U.S. service member performs cataract surgery to a Guyanese patient during New Horizons exercise 2019 at Port Mourant, Guyana, May 6, 2019. The ophthalmology clinic was established to provide aid to the Guyanese population by screening and selecting patients to receive cataract surgery in support of New Horizons 2019. The New Horizons exercise 2019 provides U.S. military members an opportunity to train for an overseas deployment and the logistical requirements it entails. The exercise promotes bilateral cooperation by providing opportunities for U.S. and partner nation military engineers, medical personnel and support staff to work and train side by side. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

A U.S. service member performs cataract surgery to a Guyanese patient during New Horizons exercise 2019 at Port Mourant, Guyana, May 6, 2019. The ophthalmology clinic was established to provide aid to the Guyanese population by screening and selecting patients to receive cataract surgery in support of New Horizons 2019. The New Horizons exercise 2019 provides U.S. military members an opportunity to train for an overseas deployment and the logistical requirements it entails. The exercise promotes bilateral cooperation by providing opportunities for U.S. and partner nation military engineers, medical personnel and support staff to work and train side by side. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Carli Murphy, 436th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry flight commander, performs a test on Staff Sgt. Courtney Herrera, 436th Medical Support Squadron radiologic technologist, during a routine eye examination May 8, 2019, at the Optometry Clinic on Dover Air Force Base, Del. The test allowed Murphy to refine Herrera’s contact lens prescription. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Carli Murphy, 436th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry flight commander, performs a test on Staff Sgt. Courtney Herrera, 436th Medical Support Squadron radiologic technologist, during a routine eye examination May 8, 2019, at the Optometry Clinic on Dover Air Force Base, Del. The test allowed Murphy to refine Herrera’s contact lens prescription. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group coordinated with Wonkwang to exercise emergency medical flight transport procedures and transfer a simulated patient from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital in Iksan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group coordinated with Wonkwang to exercise emergency medical flight transport procedures and transfer a simulated patient from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital in Iksan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group coordinated with Wonkwang to test out an emergency medical flight transporting a patient from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital in Iksan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Medical staff perform surgery on a simulated patient at Wonkwang University Medical Center, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2019. The 8th Medical Group coordinated with Wonkwang to test out an emergency medical flight transporting a patient from Kunsan Air Base to the hospital in Iksan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Airmen from the 628th Medical Group prepare to move a simulated casualty during an exercise May 9, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The 628th MDG conducted a joint certification course, including an intensive patient decontamination exercise, to prepare Air Force medical responders to save lives, provide shelter and protect facilities in times of crisis. The exercise was conducted to train and prepare members of the 628th MDG and to maintain a first-response team ready to confront chemical related emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Sullivan)

Airmen from the 628th Medical Group prepare to move a simulated casualty during an exercise May 9, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The 628th MDG conducted a joint certification course, including an intensive patient decontamination exercise, to prepare Air Force medical responders to save lives, provide shelter and protect facilities in times of crisis. The exercise was conducted to train and prepare members of the 628th MDG and to maintain a first-response team ready to confront chemical related emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Sullivan)

An Expeditionary Medical Support exercise player gets medical care, May 9, 2019 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Langley is the only base, state-side, that has the responsibility to determine allowance standards for building an EMEDS package. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kelsea Caballero)
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An Expeditionary Medical Support exercise player gets medical care, May 9, 2019 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Langley is the only base, state-side, that has the responsibility to determine allowance standards for building an EMEDS package. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kelsea Caballero)

Players in the Expeditionary Medical Support exercise operate on a mannequin at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, May 9, 2019. The complete EMEDS package included about 98 personnel and 11 tents. Personnel included people of all specialties from dental to radiology. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kelsea Caballero)
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Players in the Expeditionary Medical Support exercise operate on a mannequin at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, May 9, 2019. The complete EMEDS package included about 98 personnel and 11 tents. Personnel included people of all specialties from dental to radiology. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kelsea Caballero)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeromy Wells, 9th Reconnaissance Wing head chaplain, inserts a nasopharyngeal tube during a Self-Aid Buddy Care course at Beale Air Force Base, California, May 10, 2019. SABC teaches basic injury treatment and lifesaving skills designed to help treat wounded personnel until medical professionals can take over. (U.S. Air Force by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeromy Wells, 9th Reconnaissance Wing head chaplain, inserts a nasopharyngeal tube during a Self-Aid Buddy Care course at Beale Air Force Base, California, May 10, 2019. SABC teaches basic injury treatment and lifesaving skills designed to help treat wounded personnel until medical professionals can take over. (U.S. Air Force by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

Participants of the Raider Challenge perform a casualty evacuation carrying fifty pounds of sandbags through an obstacle course at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, May 15, 2019. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated on May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kendra Williams)
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Participants of the Raider Challenge perform a casualty evacuation carrying fifty pounds of sandbags through an obstacle course at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, May 15, 2019. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated on May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kendra Williams)

31st Security Forces Squadron Airmen perform aid on a training dummy to test their first aid abilities during the Police Week Combat Challenge that pit security forces Airmen against Joint International Non Commissioned Officers Development Course on May 15, 2019 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Participates were tested on treating wounds, applying a tourniquet and other forms of first aid. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb House)
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31st Security Forces Squadron Airmen perform aid on a training dummy to test their first aid abilities during the Police Week Combat Challenge that pit security forces Airmen against Joint International Non Commissioned Officers Development Course on May 15, 2019 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Participates were tested on treating wounds, applying a tourniquet and other forms of first aid. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb House)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Adam Frost, 380th Expeditionary Medical Group physical therapist, uses joint manipulation on a patient at the beginning of a treatment at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2019. Fry involves dry needling, a form of acupuncture, and cupping into his treatments. He has found both to be extremely effective at targeting trigger points, releasing muscle spasms and alleviating pain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Adam Frost, 380th Expeditionary Medical Group physical therapist, uses joint manipulation on a patient at the beginning of a treatment at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2019. Fry involves dry needling, a form of acupuncture, and cupping into his treatments. He has found both to be extremely effective at targeting trigger points, releasing muscle spasms and alleviating pain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelley McLean, 104th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, performs a DNA test at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, May 18, 2019. McLean recently received her Community College of the Air Force degree in Aerospace Medicine after taking classes at Holyoke Community College. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Randy Burlingame)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelley McLean, 104th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, performs a DNA test at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, May 18, 2019. McLean recently received her Community College of the Air Force degree in Aerospace Medicine after taking classes at Holyoke Community College. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Randy Burlingame)

A U.S. Airman from the 193rd Special Operations Medical Group Detachment 1, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, performs medical treatment on a casualty during Tactical Combat Casualty Care training at Annville, Pennsylvania, May 21, 2019. The TCCC training focused on three phases of care: care under fire, tactical field care, and tactical evacuation care. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Harp)
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A U.S. Airman from the 193rd Special Operations Medical Group Detachment 1, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, performs medical treatment on a casualty during Tactical Combat Casualty Care training at Annville, Pennsylvania, May 21, 2019. The TCCC training focused on three phases of care: care under fire, tactical field care, and tactical evacuation care. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Harp)

U.S. Airmen from the 193rd Special Operations Medical Group Detachment 1, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, evacuate a casualty into the back of a Humvee during Tactical Combat Casualty Care training at Annville, Pennsylvania, May 21, 2019. The TCCC training provides Airmen with the fundamentals of treating and evacuating casualties in a combat environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Harp)
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U.S. Airmen from the 193rd Special Operations Medical Group Detachment 1, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, evacuate a casualty into the back of a Humvee during Tactical Combat Casualty Care training at Annville, Pennsylvania, May 21, 2019. The TCCC training provides Airmen with the fundamentals of treating and evacuating casualties in a combat environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Harp)

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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