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An AFMS Look Back at August 2019

An Airman participates in a blood drive conducted by the Arkansas Blood Institute at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Aug. 4, 2019. The Arkansas Blood Institute is a non-profit blood center whose volunteer donors provide every drop of blood needed by patients in 40 Arkansas hospitals. The number one reason donors say they give blood is because they “want to help others.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Byrnes)

An Airman participates in a blood drive conducted by the Arkansas Blood Institute at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Aug. 4, 2019. The Arkansas Blood Institute is a non-profit blood center whose volunteer donors provide every drop of blood needed by patients in 40 Arkansas hospitals. The number one reason donors say they give blood is because they “want to help others.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Byrnes)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Emma Grove, left, and Senior Airman Soloman Ivy, 908th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering assistants, put on mission-oriented protective posture gear during exercise Patriot Warrior 2019 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, Aug. 10, 2019. Patriot Warrior is Air Force Reserve Command’s premier exercise, providing an opportunity for Airmen to train with joint and international partners in airlift, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard Mekkri)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Emma Grove, left, and Senior Airman Soloman Ivy, 908th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering assistants, put on mission-oriented protective posture gear during exercise Patriot Warrior 2019 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, Aug. 10, 2019. Patriot Warrior is Air Force Reserve Command’s premier exercise, providing an opportunity for Airmen to train with joint and international partners in airlift, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard Mekkri)

Airmen from the 31st Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering flight read a mock hazardous scene during exercise Ready EAGLE at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 9, 2019. To prevent contamination or danger to first responders and other personnel, BE monitors a variety of different potentially hazardous issues, such as chemicals and radioactivity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rebeccah Woodrow)

Airmen from the 31st Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering flight read a mock hazardous scene during exercise Ready EAGLE at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 9, 2019. To prevent contamination or danger to first responders and other personnel, BE monitors a variety of different potentially hazardous issues, such as chemicals and radioactivity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rebeccah Woodrow)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michaela Chevalier, 8th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy technician, teaches pilots from Republic of Korea Air Force’s 111th Fighter Squadron how to stretch their necks during a training session at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 9, 2019. Pilots often suffer from neck and back pain from flying for prolonged hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michaela Chevalier, 8th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy technician, teaches pilots from Republic of Korea Air Force’s 111th Fighter Squadron how to stretch their necks during a training session at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 9, 2019. Pilots often suffer from neck and back pain from flying for prolonged hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air National Guard Lt. Col. Timothy Stuhlmiller, 179th Airlift Wing Medical Group, Mansfield, Ohio, provides a dental examination as part of GuardCare Weekend at the Buckeye Career Center, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Aug. 10, 2019. GuardCare offers the opportunity for community members to receive basic health care and advice. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Gwendalyn Smith)

U.S. Air National Guard Lt. Col. Timothy Stuhlmiller, 179th Airlift Wing Medical Group, Mansfield, Ohio, provides a dental examination as part of GuardCare Weekend at the Buckeye Career Center, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Aug. 10, 2019. GuardCare offers the opportunity for community members to receive basic health care and advice. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Gwendalyn Smith)

U.S. Air National Guard Lt. Col. Timothy Stuhlmiller, 179th Airlift Wing Medical Group, Mansfield, Ohio, provides a dental examination as part of GuardCare Weekend at the Buckeye Career Center, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Aug. 10, 2019. GuardCare offers the opportunity for community members to receive basic health care and advice. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Gwendalyn Smith)

U.S. Air National Guard Lt. Col. Timothy Stuhlmiller, 179th Airlift Wing Medical Group, Mansfield, Ohio, provides a dental examination as part of GuardCare Weekend at the Buckeye Career Center, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Aug. 10, 2019. GuardCare offers the opportunity for community members to receive basic health care and advice. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Gwendalyn Smith)

An Airman from the 179th Airlift Wing Medical Group provides medical care as part of GuardCare Weekend at the Buckeye Career Center, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Aug. 10, 2019. GuardCare offers the opportunity for community members to receive basic health care and advice. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Gwendalyn Smith)

An Airman from the 179th Airlift Wing Medical Group provides medical care as part of GuardCare Weekend at the Buckeye Career Center, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Aug. 10, 2019. GuardCare offers the opportunity for community members to receive basic health care and advice. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Gwendalyn Smith)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Philip Fisketjon, 341st Medical Group medical laboratory technician, examines a complete blood count at the laboratory on Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, Aug. 13, 2019. Medical laboratory technicians play an integral role in providing patients with a proper diagnosis and treatment by conducting essential tests on body substances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob M. Thompson)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Philip Fisketjon, 341st Medical Group medical laboratory technician, examines a complete blood count at the laboratory on Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, Aug. 13, 2019. Medical laboratory technicians play an integral role in providing patients with a proper diagnosis and treatment by conducting essential tests on body substances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob M. Thompson)

A 48th Medical Support Squadron laboratory technician compares slides at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 14, 2019. Laboratory technicians provide accurate medical tests and appropriately diagnose illnesses to ensure the readiness of Liberty Wing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

A 48th Medical Support Squadron laboratory technician compares slides at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 14, 2019. Laboratory technicians provide accurate medical tests and appropriately diagnose illnesses to ensure the readiness of Liberty Wing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An Airman looks at her simulated wound after the conclusion of the 90th Mission Support Group’s Warrior Day at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, Aug. 15, 2019. The purpose of the training day was to provide 90th Force Support Squadron Airmen with convoy operations knowledge, allowing them to fulfill a supporting role. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbigayle Williams)
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An Airman looks at her simulated wound after the conclusion of the 90th Mission Support Group’s Warrior Day at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, Aug. 15, 2019. The purpose of the training day was to provide 90th Force Support Squadron Airmen with convoy operations knowledge, allowing them to fulfill a supporting role. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbigayle Williams)

90th Mission Support Group Airmen carry an injured dummy for emergency helicopter evacuation in a tactical convoy exercise during Warrior Day at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, Aug. 15, 2019. The training allowed Airmen an opportunity to experience simulated convoy operations in a controlled environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbigayle Williams)
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90th Mission Support Group Airmen carry an injured dummy for emergency helicopter evacuation in a tactical convoy exercise during Warrior Day at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, Aug. 15, 2019. The training allowed Airmen an opportunity to experience simulated convoy operations in a controlled environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbigayle Williams)

Reserve Citizen Airmen participating in Patriot Warrior 2019 conduct a training scenario at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 16, 2019. Patriot Warrior is Air Force Reserve Command's premier exercise, providing Airmen an opportunity to train with joint and international partners in airlift, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. The exercise builds on capabilities for the future fight, increasing the readiness, lethality and agility of the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)
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Reserve Citizen Airmen participating in Patriot Warrior 2019 conduct a training scenario at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 16, 2019. Patriot Warrior is Air Force Reserve Command's premier exercise, providing Airmen an opportunity to train with joint and international partners in airlift, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. The exercise builds on capabilities for the future fight, increasing the readiness, lethality and agility of the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

Reserve Citizen Airmen participating in Patriot Warrior 2019 conduct a training scenario at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 16, 2019.  Patriot Warrior is Air Force Reserve Command's premier exercise, providing Airmen an opportunity to train with joint and international partners in airlift, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. The exercise builds on capabilities for the future fight, increasing the readiness, lethality and agility of the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)
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Reserve Citizen Airmen participating in Patriot Warrior 2019 conduct a training scenario at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 16, 2019. Patriot Warrior is Air Force Reserve Command's premier exercise, providing Airmen an opportunity to train with joint and international partners in airlift, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. The exercise builds on capabilities for the future fight, increasing the readiness, lethality and agility of the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

Airmen conduct a training scenario during Patriot Warrior 2019 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 16, 2019. Patriot Warrior is Air Force Reserve Command's premier exercise, providing Airmen an opportunity to train with joint and international partners in airlift, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. The exercise builds on capabilities for the future fight, increasing the readiness, lethality and agility of the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)
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Airmen conduct a training scenario during Patriot Warrior 2019 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 16, 2019. Patriot Warrior is Air Force Reserve Command's premier exercise, providing Airmen an opportunity to train with joint and international partners in airlift, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. The exercise builds on capabilities for the future fight, increasing the readiness, lethality and agility of the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

U.S. Air Force Maj. David Weyh, 18th Dental Squadron endodontist, shows off a dental microscope used for root canal procedures and surgeries to Miyu Nakamura, a dental hygienist student, during White Dental Clinic’s tour of the clinic, Aug. 16, 2019. The microscope is used by endodontists for complex root canal procedures and more. The tour took place for students to learn about the unique capabilities of the clinic at Kadena.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. David Weyh, 18th Dental Squadron endodontist, shows off a dental microscope used for root canal procedures and surgeries to Miyu Nakamura, a dental hygienist student, during White Dental Clinic’s tour of the clinic, Aug. 16, 2019. The microscope is used by endodontists for complex root canal procedures and more. The tour took place for students to learn about the unique capabilities of the clinic at Kadena.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Joshua Metzger, optometrist, 127th Medical Group, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, examines a patient during Appalachian Care Innovative Readiness Training 2019 at Wise County Fairgrounds, Wise, Virginia, Aug. 18, 2019. Appalachian Care IRT takes place Aug. 16-29 to provide medical, dental, optometry and veterinary care to assist local health and municipal authorities in addressing underserved and unmet community health and civic needs in Wise, Virginia, while simultaneously conducting deployment and readiness training for military personnel. Innovative Readiness Training is the only hands-on training opportunity authorized to operate within the United States. During Appalachian Care IRT, medical operations are staged at one physical location at Wise County Fairgrounds. Units also conduct critical mission training and logistical movement to simulate hands-on deployment readiness operations and health care delivery in times of crisis, conflict or disaster. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Andrew Layton)
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Joshua Metzger, optometrist, 127th Medical Group, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, examines a patient during Appalachian Care Innovative Readiness Training 2019 at Wise County Fairgrounds, Wise, Virginia, Aug. 18, 2019. Appalachian Care IRT takes place Aug. 16-29 to provide medical, dental, optometry and veterinary care to assist local health and municipal authorities in addressing underserved and unmet community health and civic needs in Wise, Virginia, while simultaneously conducting deployment and readiness training for military personnel. Innovative Readiness Training is the only hands-on training opportunity authorized to operate within the United States. During Appalachian Care IRT, medical operations are staged at one physical location at Wise County Fairgrounds. Units also conduct critical mission training and logistical movement to simulate hands-on deployment readiness operations and health care delivery in times of crisis, conflict or disaster. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Andrew Layton)

U.S. Army personnel assigned to Camp Zama, Japan role play wounded patients for Operation Ascendant Eagle, a joint-patient movement exercise with the 374th Medical Group on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 28, 2019. The role-players simulated a swathe of injuries ranging from major head trauma to elevated body temperature. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)
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U.S. Army personnel assigned to Camp Zama, Japan role play wounded patients for Operation Ascendant Eagle, a joint-patient movement exercise with the 374th Medical Group on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 28, 2019. The role-players simulated a swathe of injuries ranging from major head trauma to elevated body temperature. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 374th Medical Group, Yokota Air Base, Japan carry simulated patients out of a C-130J Super Hercules, Aug. 28, 2019. They moved and treated more than 30 U.S. Army personnel off the aircraft as part of Operation Ascendant Eagle, a joint patient movement exercise held between Osan Air Base, Korea and Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)
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U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 374th Medical Group, Yokota Air Base, Japan carry simulated patients out of a C-130J Super Hercules, Aug. 28, 2019. They moved and treated more than 30 U.S. Army personnel off the aircraft as part of Operation Ascendant Eagle, a joint patient movement exercise held between Osan Air Base, Korea and Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

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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