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An AFMS Look Back at September 2019

Members of the 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron perform medical equipment function checks prior to deploying in support of Hurricane Dorian relief at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia, Sept. 5, 2019. The West Virginia Air National Guard will be providing a crew of six aeromedical evacuation technicians and flight nurses to assist with hurricane response efforts in affected areas throughout the United States and in the Bahamas. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. De-Juan Haley)

Members of the 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron perform medical equipment function checks prior to deploying in support of Hurricane Dorian relief at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia, Sept. 5, 2019. The West Virginia Air National Guard will be providing a crew of six aeromedical evacuation technicians and flight nurses to assist with hurricane response efforts in affected areas throughout the United States and in the Bahamas. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. De-Juan Haley)

Retired U.S. Army Capt. Katie Blanchard speaks with a nurse before surgery at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Sept. 6, 2019. Blanchard was injured in a workplace violence incident that left third degree burns on her face, head, arms, neck, back and chest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Retired U.S. Army Capt. Katie Blanchard speaks with a nurse before surgery at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Sept. 6, 2019. Blanchard was injured in a workplace violence incident that left third degree burns on her face, head, arms, neck, back and chest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Members of the Pacific Angel 19-4 dental team tend to young patient at a health services outreach site in Lae, Papua New Guinea, Sept. 9, 2019. Pacific Angel is multinational humanitarian assistance civil military engagement, improving military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific through medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter expert exchanges between U.S. service members, multinational militaries, non-governmental organizations, and PNG military and civilian participants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

Members of the Pacific Angel 19-4 dental team tend to young patient at a health services outreach site in Lae, Papua New Guinea, Sept. 9, 2019. Pacific Angel is multinational humanitarian assistance civil military engagement, improving military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific through medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter expert exchanges between U.S. service members, multinational militaries, non-governmental organizations, and PNG military and civilian participants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

An Airman with the 21st Medical group checks a prescription at the Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, pharmacy, Sept. 11, 2019. Airmen who are part of the 21st Medical Group will become integrated with the Defense Health Agency beginning October 1, which has the four-part aim of improved readiness, better health, better care and lower costs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Brian Bender)

An Airman with the 21st Medical group checks a prescription at the Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, pharmacy, Sept. 11, 2019. Airmen who are part of the 21st Medical Group will become integrated with the Defense Health Agency beginning October 1, which has the four-part aim of improved readiness, better health, better care and lower costs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Brian Bender)

Personnel from the 17th Medical Group receive instructions during their medical in-place decontamination training at the Ross Clinic on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 12, 2019. Personnel train on how to properly don their protective gear and how to communicate to disinfect their patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robyn Hunsinger)

Personnel from the 17th Medical Group receive instructions during their medical in-place decontamination training at the Ross Clinic on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 12, 2019. Personnel train on how to properly don their protective gear and how to communicate to disinfect their patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robyn Hunsinger)

An Airman practices bandaging during Ability to Survive and Operate training at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 12, 2019. The ATSO training tested Airmen with various emergency situations including chemical attacks, unexploded ordnance and Self-Aid and Buddy Care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

An Airman practices bandaging during Ability to Survive and Operate training at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 12, 2019. The ATSO training tested Airmen with various emergency situations including chemical attacks, unexploded ordnance and Self-Aid and Buddy Care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

Airmen demonstrate the one-man carry technique during Ability to Survive and Operate training at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 12, 2019. Self-Aid and Buddy Care, an essential part of survival for Airmen, is basic medical care given during loss of life or limb situations until more advanced medical providers arrive. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

Airmen demonstrate the one-man carry technique during Ability to Survive and Operate training at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 12, 2019. Self-Aid and Buddy Care, an essential part of survival for Airmen, is basic medical care given during loss of life or limb situations until more advanced medical providers arrive. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jeremy Deep, Air Mobility Command aeromedical operations officer, applies a splint to U.S. Air Force Capt. Amaro Mascarenhas, 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron resource management officer, during the Tactical Combat Casualty Care course at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Sept. 12, 2019. The TCCC is the replacement for the former Self-Aid Buddy Care first aid training and will become the new standard across all U.S. military service branches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jeremy Deep, Air Mobility Command aeromedical operations officer, applies a splint to U.S. Air Force Capt. Amaro Mascarenhas, 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron resource management officer, during the Tactical Combat Casualty Care course at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Sept. 12, 2019. The TCCC is the replacement for the former Self-Aid Buddy Care first aid training and will become the new standard across all U.S. military service branches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

Instructors and students interact over a ‘wounded’ training mannequin during the Tactical Field Care phase of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care course at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Sept. 12, 2019. In a continued effort to save lives, the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General has mandated that all personnel quickly become TCCC certified. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

Instructors and students interact over a ‘wounded’ training mannequin during the Tactical Field Care phase of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care course at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Sept. 12, 2019. In a continued effort to save lives, the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General has mandated that all personnel quickly become TCCC certified. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Nelson, left, 60th Air Mobility Wing commander, undergoes a dental procedure done by Chief Master Sgt. Derek Crowder, 60th AMW command chief, and Senior Airman Rosemarie Rivera, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, as part of Leadership Rounds at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, Sept. 13, 2019. The Leadership Rounds program involves wing leadership interacting with Airmen to get a detailed view of each mission performed at Travis AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)
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U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Nelson, left, 60th Air Mobility Wing commander, undergoes a dental procedure done by Chief Master Sgt. Derek Crowder, 60th AMW command chief, and Senior Airman Rosemarie Rivera, 60th Dental Squadron dental assistant, as part of Leadership Rounds at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, Sept. 13, 2019. The Leadership Rounds program involves wing leadership interacting with Airmen to get a detailed view of each mission performed at Travis AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Elsye Bollenberg, 60th Dental Squadron dental laboratory technician, monitors the material for a dental mouth guard as it heats up to the proper temperature at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, Sept. 13, 2019. On an average day, the dental clinic has around 160 dental appointments for active duty service members, including oral and maxillofacial surgical services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Elsye Bollenberg, 60th Dental Squadron dental laboratory technician, monitors the material for a dental mouth guard as it heats up to the proper temperature at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, Sept. 13, 2019. On an average day, the dental clinic has around 160 dental appointments for active duty service members, including oral and maxillofacial surgical services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

Airmen from the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, conduct an Aeromedical Evacuation Exercise as a part of the Silver Arrow Mission in collaboration with the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, from Ramstein Air Base to Naval Station Rota, Spain, Sept. 13-14, 2019. Silver Arrow provides an augmenting force to increase tactical airlift capacity to U.S. Air Forces in Europe while improving the interoperability with NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
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Airmen from the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, conduct an Aeromedical Evacuation Exercise as a part of the Silver Arrow Mission in collaboration with the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, from Ramstein Air Base to Naval Station Rota, Spain, Sept. 13-14, 2019. Silver Arrow provides an augmenting force to increase tactical airlift capacity to U.S. Air Forces in Europe while improving the interoperability with NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)

An actor holds onto a medical technician attempting to assist him during the Cannon Air Force Base Medic Rodeo at Melrose Air Force Range, New Mexico, Sept. 17, 2019. The Medic Rodeo is designed to test the skills of Air Force medical technicians in both deployed and home instillation environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gage Daniel)
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An actor holds onto a medical technician attempting to assist him during the Cannon Air Force Base Medic Rodeo at Melrose Air Force Range, New Mexico, Sept. 17, 2019. The Medic Rodeo is designed to test the skills of Air Force medical technicians in both deployed and home instillation environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gage Daniel)

Firefighters assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron medically evaluate Senior Airman Naseem Eissa, 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron ground transportation operator, a moulage victim, during an exercise on Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 24, 2019. A variety of agencies including medics, firefighters and security forces defenders participated in the exercise to test their readiness, knowledge of emergency procedures and interagency cooperation amongst the wing’s first responders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn A. Ford)
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Firefighters assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron medically evaluate Senior Airman Naseem Eissa, 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron ground transportation operator, a moulage victim, during an exercise on Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 24, 2019. A variety of agencies including medics, firefighters and security forces defenders participated in the exercise to test their readiness, knowledge of emergency procedures and interagency cooperation amongst the wing’s first responders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn A. Ford)

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright acts as a medical patient in a simulated aeromedical evacuation along with Airmen from the 349th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base, California, Sept. 24, 2019. Wright’s visit to the base included speaking with Airmen about resiliency and touring the C-5M Super Galaxy to learn about its emerging aeromedical evacuation capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Conrad)
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Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright acts as a medical patient in a simulated aeromedical evacuation along with Airmen from the 349th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base, California, Sept. 24, 2019. Wright’s visit to the base included speaking with Airmen about resiliency and touring the C-5M Super Galaxy to learn about its emerging aeromedical evacuation capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Conrad)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Rhian Owen, 940th Aerospace Medical Squadron laboratory technician, places a sample under a microscope at Beale Air Force Base, California, Sept. 24, 2019. Exploring patient samples helps lab technicians ensure that they are giving accurate information to primary care providers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor White)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Rhian Owen, 940th Aerospace Medical Squadron laboratory technician, places a sample under a microscope at Beale Air Force Base, California, Sept. 24, 2019. Exploring patient samples helps lab technicians ensure that they are giving accurate information to primary care providers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor White)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Hakeem Smith, 359th Medical Operations Squadron Immunization Clinic NCO in charge, simulates giving an immunization to Senior Airman Kayli O’Keefe, 359th MDOS medical technician, at the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Sept. 25, 2019. With flu season quickly approaching, health care professionals throughout JBSA are encouraging beneficiaries to receive their flu shots once the vaccines are available. The flu is spread throughout the year, but is most common during the fall and winter months. Influenza activity typically begins to increase in October and November, peaking during the winter months and continuing as late as May. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ave I. Young)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Hakeem Smith, 359th Medical Operations Squadron Immunization Clinic NCO in charge, simulates giving an immunization to Senior Airman Kayli O’Keefe, 359th MDOS medical technician, at the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Sept. 25, 2019. With flu season quickly approaching, health care professionals throughout JBSA are encouraging beneficiaries to receive their flu shots once the vaccines are available. The flu is spread throughout the year, but is most common during the fall and winter months. Influenza activity typically begins to increase in October and November, peaking during the winter months and continuing as late as May. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ave I. Young)

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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