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An AFMS look back at April 2020

Kuhina Talimalie, 735th Air Mobility Squadron passenger service and baggage agent, tests a no-touch thermometer on an Airman at the Air Mobility Command Passenger Terminal at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 25, 2020. Passenger terminal Airmen are screening passengers for fevers to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

Kuhina Talimalie, 735th Air Mobility Squadron passenger service and baggage agent, tests a no-touch thermometer on an Airman at the Air Mobility Command Passenger Terminal at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 25, 2020. Passenger terminal Airmen are screening passengers for fevers to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

Medical Group COVID-19 testing

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephanie Laubach, a 96th Medical Group medical technician, and Maj. Nicole Tafuri, a 96th Medical Group resident physician, laugh with a young patient during a car-side exam at the hospital’s drive-through health screening at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, March 30, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ilka Cole)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Reanne Kohlus, a dental technician assigned to the 59th Dental Group, hands a prescription over to a beneficiary at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, Texas, March 30, 2020. The 59th Medical Wing is providing curbside service until further notice in front of the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in support of social distancing recommendations and to increase efforts to mitigate further spread of the novel coronavirus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kiley Dougherty)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Reanne Kohlus, a dental technician assigned to the 59th Dental Group, hands a prescription over to a beneficiary at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, Texas, March 30, 2020. The 59th Medical Wing is providing curbside service until further notice in front of the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in support of social distancing recommendations and to increase efforts to mitigate further spread of the novel coronavirus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kiley Dougherty)

Photo of an Airman performing a protective-mask fit test on another Airman.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Carlos Torres Fernandez, right, 23d Operational Medical Readiness Squadron bioenvironmental engineer, performs a protective-mask fit test on Master Sgt. James Howell, 823d Base Defense Squadron medical cell flight chief, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, April 1, 2020. The COVID-19 Tier 2 screening moved from the 23d Medical Group parking lot to the Davidson Gate, expanding its testing to active duty dependents as part of an ongoing response to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus and preserve combat power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Azaria E. Foster)

Photo of Airmen preparing for a COVID-19 Tier 2 screening.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Amanda Relitz, left, 23d Medical Support Squadron physical evaluation board officer, and Tech. Sgt. Jose Lemus, 23d MDSS Tricare operations patient administration flight chief, prepare for a COVID-19 Tier 2 screening at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, April 1, 2020. The COVID-19 Tier 2 screening moved from the 23d Medical Group parking lot to the Davidson Gate, expanding its testing to active duty dependents as part of an ongoing response to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus and preserve combat power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Azaria E. Foster)

Photo of an Airman performing a nasal swab on an active duty Airman during a COVID-19 Tier 2 screening.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alexandra McElwain, 23d Operational Medical Readiness Squadron aerospace medical craftsman, performs a nasal swab on an active duty Airman during a COVID-19 Tier 2 screening at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, April 1, 2020. The COVID-19 Tier 2 screening moved from the 23d Medical Group parking lot to the Davidson Gate, expanding its testing to active duty dependents as part of an ongoing response to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus and preserve combat power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Azaria E. Foster)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Beth Kenney, 56th Dental Squadron dental assistant, wears a N95 respirator mask while misted with a sensitivity and fit test solution at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, April 1, 2020. The outer hood isolates the spray, and if the N95 mask is properly fitted, the individual wearing the mask will not smell or taste the solution. Bioenvironmental personnel are fitting masks to protect medical personnel from COVID-19  so they can care for patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Beth Kenney, 56th Dental Squadron dental assistant, wears a N95 respirator mask while misted with a sensitivity and fit test solution at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, April 1, 2020. The outer hood isolates the spray, and if the N95 mask is properly fitted, the individual wearing the mask will not smell or taste the solution. Bioenvironmental personnel are fitting masks to protect medical personnel from COVID-19 so they can care for patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)

U.S Air Force Capt. Naomi King, 628th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron infectious disease team lead, reviews COVID-19 cleaning procedures with Airmen in the Transport Isolation System at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, April 5, 2020. The TIS is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients affected by contagions like COVID-19. MEDCREW, a combination of Aeromedical Evacuation flight nurses and technicians, Critical Care Air Transport teams, Infectious Disease specialists, and TIS support team members, participated in multi-day training at Joint Base Charleston to focus on patient movement using the TIS. The training involved learning how to don and doff personal protective equipment specific to COVID-19, preparing patients for evacuation, loading and unloading patients from the TIS, and configuring the C-17 Globemaster III for patient movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Allison Payne)

U.S Air Force Capt. Naomi King, 628th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron infectious disease team lead, reviews COVID-19 cleaning procedures with Airmen in the Transport Isolation System at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, April 5, 2020. The TIS is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients affected by contagions like COVID-19. MEDCREW, a combination of Aeromedical Evacuation flight nurses and technicians, Critical Care Air Transport teams, Infectious Disease specialists, and TIS support team members, participated in multi-day training at Joint Base Charleston to focus on patient movement using the TIS. The training involved learning how to don and doff personal protective equipment specific to COVID-19, preparing patients for evacuation, loading and unloading patients from the TIS, and configuring the C-17 Globemaster III for patient movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Allison Payne)

An aircraft flight equipment technician cutting material to make a cloth face mask.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Heaney, 911th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, cuts material to make a cloth face covering at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 6, 2020. Aircrew flight equipment technicians are making the cloth face coverings as the U.S. Air Force is committed to taking every precaution to ensure the health and well-being of all its personnel and their family members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

Sheppard Airmen make cloth face covers to combat COVID-19.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Britanie McKayle, a 363rd Training Squadron aircraft munitions apprentice course graduate, threads a sewing machine at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 7, 2020. McKayle and Airmen from other career fields volunteered to learn a new skill at the 361st Training Squadron's aircrew flight equipment schoolhouse to help make cloth face covers in response to a Department of Defense directive for all military and civilian members, their families and contractors to wear the precautionary barrier when social distancing isn't practical or maintainable. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jordan Rigor, 48th Medical Support Squadron, conducts COVID-19 testing at Royal Air Force Feltwell, England, April 9, 2020. The capability to test locally has reduced the wait time for results from 5-7 days to less than 24 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jordan Rigor, 48th Medical Support Squadron, conducts COVID-19 testing at Royal Air Force Feltwell, England, April 9, 2020. The capability to test locally has reduced the wait time for results from 5-7 days to less than 24 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonisha Gibson, 82nd Medical Group clinical laboratory noncommissioned officer in charge, prepares a sample for testing at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 9, 2020. Gibson will inject the patient’s sample into a FilmArray pouch that can be analyzed and tested on a molecular level. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonisha Gibson, 82nd Medical Group clinical laboratory noncommissioned officer in charge, prepares a sample for testing at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 9, 2020. Gibson will inject the patient’s sample into a FilmArray pouch that can be analyzed and tested on a molecular level. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

Three U.S. Air Force medical Airmen exit a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft following the first-ever operational use of the Transport Isolation System at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2020. The TIS is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by a disease. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Nothstine)
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Three U.S. Air Force medical Airmen exit a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft following the first-ever operational use of the Transport Isolation System at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2020. The TIS is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by a disease. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Nothstine)

A U.S. Air Force medical Airman awaits patient documentation following the first operational use of the Transport Isolation System at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2020. The TIS is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by a disease. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Nothstine)
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A U.S. Air Force medical Airman awaits patient documentation following the first operational use of the Transport Isolation System at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2020. The TIS is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by a disease. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Nothstine)

60th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight technicians perform N95 mask fit tests on aircrew at Travis Air Force Base, California, April 10, 2020. The bioenvironmental engineering flights conduct respirator and gas mask fit tests to protect Airmen and maintain a healthy workforce. They also perform environmental, occupational and radiological surveillance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)
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60th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight technicians perform N95 mask fit tests on aircrew at Travis Air Force Base, California, April 10, 2020. The bioenvironmental engineering flights conduct respirator and gas mask fit tests to protect Airmen and maintain a healthy workforce. They also perform environmental, occupational and radiological surveillance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

More than 30 members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Civil Engineer Squadron set up hospital beds and clinical space at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, April 13, 2020. The site, which became operational around April 15, serves as an Alternate Care Facility for patients suffering from COVID-19 if area hospitals exceed available capacity. The location initially can treat up to 288 patients and is scalable to 2,000 beds. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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More than 30 members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Civil Engineer Squadron set up hospital beds and clinical space at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, April 13, 2020. The site, which became operational around April 15, serves as an Alternate Care Facility for patients suffering from COVID-19 if area hospitals exceed available capacity. The location initially can treat up to 288 patients and is scalable to 2,000 beds. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jennifer Andrews, 423rd Medical Squadron family health clinic element chief, clinical nurse and infection preventionist, poses for a photo in a 3-D face shield as she holds a swab at a COVID-19 drive-up testing station at RAF Alconbury, England, April 13, 2020. The 423rd MDS transformed their parking lot into a drive-thru to expedite testing and prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Zima)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Jennifer Andrews, 423rd Medical Squadron family health clinic element chief, clinical nurse and infection preventionist, poses for a photo in a 3-D face shield as she holds a swab at a COVID-19 drive-up testing station at RAF Alconbury, England, April 13, 2020. The 423rd MDS transformed their parking lot into a drive-thru to expedite testing and prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Zima)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Amber Potter, 423d Medical Squadron dental assistant, poses for a portrait  at RAF Alconbury, England, April 14, 2020. In an effort to control the COVID-19 pandemic, the 423d MDS has been conducting drive-thru COVID-19 testing along with passing out face coverings to those in need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Amber Potter, 423d Medical Squadron dental assistant, poses for a portrait at RAF Alconbury, England, April 14, 2020. In an effort to control the COVID-19 pandemic, the 423d MDS has been conducting drive-thru COVID-19 testing along with passing out face coverings to those in need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Kristen Nickerson, left, 423d Medical Squadron NCO in charge of bio-environmental engineering, conducts a qualitative fit test on a N95 mask for Staff Sgt. Jennalyse Adam, 423d MDS dental assistant, at RAF Alconbury, England April 14, 2020. The 423d MDS were conducting fit tests of the N95 mask to ensure personnel are safe to continue to treat patients who may have contracted the novel coronavirus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)
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U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Kristen Nickerson, left, 423d Medical Squadron NCO in charge of bio-environmental engineering, conducts a qualitative fit test on a N95 mask for Staff Sgt. Jennalyse Adam, 423d MDS dental assistant, at RAF Alconbury, England April 14, 2020. The 423d MDS were conducting fit tests of the N95 mask to ensure personnel are safe to continue to treat patients who may have contracted the novel coronavirus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

A Texas Air National Guard medic, attached to the 149th Fighter Wing, prepares to receive patients by properly securing her personal protective equipment at a community-based testing facility in Fredericksburg, Texas, April 19, 2020. The Texas Military Department, in tandem with state partners, has established community-based testing facilities to provide drive-in COVID-19 screenings to communities not served by a county health department. These facilities will allow Texas to curb the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Charles E. Spirtos)
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A Texas Air National Guard medic, attached to the 149th Fighter Wing, prepares to receive patients by properly securing her personal protective equipment at a community-based testing facility in Fredericksburg, Texas, April 19, 2020. The Texas Military Department, in tandem with state partners, has established community-based testing facilities to provide drive-in COVID-19 screenings to communities not served by a county health department. These facilities will allow Texas to curb the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Charles E. Spirtos)

Staff Sgt. Victor Mendez reads a blood slide.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Victor Mendez, 9th Health Care Operations Squadron lab technician, reads a blood slide at Beale Air Force Base, California, April 20, 2020. Reading a blood slide is looking for abnormalities in the blood. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Jason W. Cochran)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cody Emery and Airman 1st Class Jordan Cleveland, 30th Health Care Operations Squadron laboratory technicians, conduct microscope training  at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, April 20, 2020. Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, also known as Lab Week, is observed annually to promote awareness and show appreciation to medical laboratory professionals and pathologists for the work they do to assist patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cody Emery and Airman 1st Class Jordan Cleveland, 30th Health Care Operations Squadron laboratory technicians, conduct microscope training at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, April 20, 2020. Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, also known as Lab Week, is observed annually to promote awareness and show appreciation to medical laboratory professionals and pathologists for the work they do to assist patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)

An Airman conducts a mask fitting test with a force health protection officer.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Nathan Horwitz-Willis, Force Health Protection Officer, Massachusetts National Guard Joint Task Force Surgeon, goes through a mask fitting test with Mr. Bowen Jackson, a specialist from Safety, Inc., Tewksbury Hospital, Massachusetts, April 21, 2020. Horwitz-Willis traditionally serves as a Public Health Officer at the 102nd Intelligence Wing, Otis Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. He has been activated to provide public health guidance at the state headquarters level in support of the Massachusetts National Guard’s COVID-19 response efforts. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Capt. Bonnie Blakely)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Chad Brooks, of the 119th Medical Group, takes a sample swab from an asymptomatic volunteer who is taking a COVID-19 test in the parking lot of the Alerus Center, Grand Forks, North Dakota, April 23, 2020. He’s wearing personal protective equipment to stay safe while he works, and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while testing people as they drive through in their vehicles. He is just one of the many North Dakota National Guard members partnering with the North Dakota  Department of Health and other civilian agencies in support of the community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by David H. Lipp)
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Chad Brooks, of the 119th Medical Group, takes a sample swab from an asymptomatic volunteer who is taking a COVID-19 test in the parking lot of the Alerus Center, Grand Forks, North Dakota, April 23, 2020. He’s wearing personal protective equipment to stay safe while he works, and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while testing people as they drive through in their vehicles. He is just one of the many North Dakota National Guard members partnering with the North Dakota Department of Health and other civilian agencies in support of the community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by David H. Lipp)

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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