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An AFMS Look Back at November 2019

Photo of Col. Dennis Britten performing routine health assessment on patient.

U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Britten performs a routine health assessment during a unit training assembly at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 2, 2019. Britten began his career in the enlisted ranks as an aircraft maintainer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Thomas Beachkofsky, 6th Health Care Operations Squadron dermatologist, and Staff Sgt. Dalton Mace, 6th HCOS aerospace medical technician, prepare Lt. Col. Kurtis Kobes, a patient, for a procedure at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 5, 2019. With the help of a new dermatological analyzing software, Beachkofsky was able to diagnose a spot as an early stage of melanoma on Kobes and remove the area of skin before it could develop into deeper layers of skin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam R. Shanks)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Thomas Beachkofsky, 6th Health Care Operations Squadron dermatologist, and Staff Sgt. Dalton Mace, 6th HCOS aerospace medical technician, prepare Lt. Col. Kurtis Kobes, a patient, for a procedure at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 5, 2019. With the help of a new dermatological analyzing software, Beachkofsky was able to diagnose a spot as an early stage of melanoma on Kobes and remove the area of skin before it could develop into deeper layers of skin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam R. Shanks)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Thomas Beachkofsky, 6th Health Care Operations Squadron dermatologist, applies sutures to Lt. Col. Kurtis Kobes, a patient, during a procedure at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 5, 2019. With the help of a new dermatological analyzing software, Beachkofsky was able to diagnose a spot as an early stage of melanoma on Kobes and remove the area of skin before it could develop into deeper layers of skin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam R. Shanks)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Thomas Beachkofsky, 6th Health Care Operations Squadron dermatologist, applies sutures to Lt. Col. Kurtis Kobes, a patient, during a procedure at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 5, 2019. With the help of a new dermatological analyzing software, Beachkofsky was able to diagnose a spot as an early stage of melanoma on Kobes and remove the area of skin before it could develop into deeper layers of skin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam R. Shanks)

A U.S. Air Force Pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron draws blood from another Airman during a walking blood bank demonstration at Dynamic Forward Adaptive Base-Rescue during Exercise Bushwhacker 19-08 on Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Nov. 5, 2019. While operating at DFAB-R, rescue Airmen took time to demonstrate the importance of a walking blood bank to those wounded in an austere and contested environment. This exercise enabled Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to lead the Air Force in dynamic force employment, which is now a critical requirement for mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

A U.S. Air Force Pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron draws blood from another Airman during a walking blood bank demonstration at Dynamic Forward Adaptive Base-Rescue during Exercise Bushwhacker 19-08 on Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Nov. 5, 2019. While operating at DFAB-R, rescue Airmen took time to demonstrate the importance of a walking blood bank to those wounded in an austere and contested environment. This exercise enabled Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to lead the Air Force in dynamic force employment, which is now a critical requirement for mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 355th Wing is decontaminated after a simulated chemical attack during Exercise Bushwhacker 19-08 at Libby Army Airfield, Arizona, Nov. 6, 2019. The wing is proving the Dynamic Wing deployment concept as it continues to lead the Air Force in operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sari A. Seibert)

A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 355th Wing is decontaminated after a simulated chemical attack during Exercise Bushwhacker 19-08 at Libby Army Airfield, Arizona, Nov. 6, 2019. The wing is proving the Dynamic Wing deployment concept as it continues to lead the Air Force in operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sari A. Seibert)

Airmen provide care to a victim’s fractured arm during a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 7. The Air Force Materiel Command evaluation exercised the Airmen’s ability to meet wartime and contingency taskings of employing and sustaining the force and the ability to survive and operate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen provide care to a victim’s fractured arm during a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 7. The Air Force Materiel Command evaluation exercised the Airmen’s ability to meet wartime and contingency taskings of employing and sustaining the force and the ability to survive and operate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen provide care to a victim’s fractured arm during a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 7. The Air Force Materiel Command evaluation exercised the Airmen’s ability to meet wartime and contingency taskings of employing and sustaining the force and the ability to survive and operate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen provide care to a victim’s fractured arm during a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 7. The Air Force Materiel Command evaluation exercised the Airmen’s ability to meet wartime and contingency taskings of employing and sustaining the force and the ability to survive and operate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Michelle Jilek, 633rd Medical Operations Squadron physical therapist, examines Maj. Seth Rumbarger, 71st Fighter Squadron T-38 Talon pilot, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Nov. 13, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Biese)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Michelle Jilek, 633rd Medical Operations Squadron physical therapist, examines Maj. Seth Rumbarger, 71st Fighter Squadron T-38 Talon pilot, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Nov. 13, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Biese)

The 56th OMRS provides care for Luke patients.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Penn, 56th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron advanced oral hygiene technician, performs an annual dental cleaning on Airman 1st Class Angel Baker, 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, at the 56th Medical Group dental clinic on Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 13, 2019. The 56th OMRS is attached to the 56th Medical Group, which has a mission of providing health care, promoting safety wellness and military wellness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Brooke Moeder)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jamie Cristinzio, aerospace medical technician, 141 Air Refueling Squadron, prepares a flu shot at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 15, 2019. All wing members are required to receive their flu vaccine as a part of their individual medical readiness. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Andrea A. S. Williamson)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jamie Cristinzio, aerospace medical technician, 141 Air Refueling Squadron, prepares a flu shot at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 15, 2019. All wing members are required to receive their flu vaccine as a part of their individual medical readiness. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Andrea A. S. Williamson)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, watches a training.
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, watches decontamination training at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Nov. 14, 2019. The training was held to help promote readiness and prepare medical Airmen for real life situations. (U.S. Air Photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

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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