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An AFMS look back at December 2019

A photo of an Airman administering the flu shot

U.S. Air Force Capt. Shantal Leversedge, 23d Medical Group nurse, administers the flu shot during a mass flu line at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Dec. 6, 2019. The 23d MDG annually hosts the mass flu line to help protect active duty Airmen against influenza. The 23d MDG vaccinated 1,476 Airmen during this year’s event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Todd Welch, physician’s assistant assigned to the 149th Medical Group, participated in a response evaluation exercise during the Texas National Guard’s 6th CERFP Task Force in Round Rock, Texas, Dec. 7, 2019.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Agustin Salazar)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Todd Welch, physician’s assistant assigned to the 149th Medical Group, participated in a response evaluation exercise during the Texas National Guard’s 6th CERFP Task Force in Round Rock, Texas, Dec. 7, 2019.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Agustin Salazar)

Photo of an Airman holding up a red blood plate used to grow bacteria

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Chris Savinon, 20th Medical Support Squadron lab technician, holds a blood plate in the medical clinic at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Dec. 9, 2019. Purchased bacteria is grown on the plates and tested on machines to ensure they can identify the correct bacteria for quality control purposes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

A group of military personnel in hard hats are silhouetted against the brightly lit room in front of them with a map of the world on the wall

A group, including Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, JASDF surgeon general, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Marks, Air Mobility Command Surgeon and Chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps, tour a building slated to eventually house the 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, Dec. 9, 2019. Bekku’s visit included a tour of the base’s 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, as well as various sections within the David Grant USAF Medical Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Conrad)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicolas Bertuna, 86th Medical Squadron aerospace medical technician, gathers instruments for drawing and testing blood at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Dec. 13, 2019. The 86th Airlift Wing named Bertuna Airlifter of the Week. The Airlifter of the Week program recognizes Ramstein Airmen who show hard work and dedication to help make the 86th AW the “World’s Best Wing.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicolas Bertuna, 86th Medical Squadron aerospace medical technician, gathers instruments for drawing and testing blood at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Dec. 13, 2019. The 86th Airlift Wing named Bertuna Airlifter of the Week. The Airlifter of the Week program recognizes Ramstein Airmen who show hard work and dedication to help make the 86th AW the “World’s Best Wing.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

Photo of Airman practicing aeromedical evacuation on a C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, California.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Amy Badillo, 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Detachment one flight nurse, monitors vitals on a simulated patient on a C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, California, Dec. 18, 2019. The 43rd AES and the 60th Medical Group Critical Care Air Transport Team practiced their AE capabilities during their first integrated mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell)

Photo of Airman practicing aeromedical evacuation on a C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, California.

Airmen from the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Detachment one perform medical operations on U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Earl, 43rd AES Detachment one director of operations, who simulates having a heart attack to test the team’s capabilities on a C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, California, Dec. 18, 2019. The 43rd AES and the 60th Medical Group Critical Care Air Transport Team practiced their AE capabilities during their first integrated mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Duncan, 332d Expeditionary Medical Group medical technician, performs a blood typing test at the 332d Air Expeditionary Wing, Dec. 20, 2019. The 332 EMDG started the first walking blood bank for military members to provide blood in case of an emergency medical care incident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Satran)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Duncan, 332d Expeditionary Medical Group medical technician, performs a blood typing test at the 332d Air Expeditionary Wing, Dec. 20, 2019. The 332 EMDG started the first walking blood bank for military members to provide blood in case of an emergency medical care incident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Satran)

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This month’s photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting the Air Force medical mission.
 

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