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An AFMS look back at May 2020

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ulla Strömberg, 9th Health Care Operations Squadron Family Care Flight section chief, right, prepares an intravenous access for Staff Sgt. Marissa Smyth, 9th HCOS Family Health Clinic NCOIC, at Beale Air Force Base, California, May 1, 2020. Strömberg was demonstrating the proper procedures for training purposes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jason W. Cochran)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ulla Strömberg, 9th Health Care Operations Squadron Family Care Flight section chief, right, prepares an intravenous access for Staff Sgt. Marissa Smyth, 9th HCOS Family Health Clinic NCOIC, at Beale Air Force Base, California, May 1, 2020. Strömberg was demonstrating the proper procedures for training purposes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jason W. Cochran)

Lab testing COVID-19 samples.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Harris, a laboratory technician with the 96th Medical Group, handles a patient sample that will be tested for COVID-19 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, May 1, 2020. All samples are handled within the biological safety cabinet, known as the “hood,” to ensure no particles come into the room. It takes about 70 minutes to process each panel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ilka Cole)

Two service members read a document.

Two members of the 55th Medical group review a COVID-19 briefing as part of a screening for members of the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron returning from overseas, May 5. 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by William A. O'Brien)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Mariah Pruett, 60th Medical Operations Squadron clinical nurse, sanitizes a stretcher at Travis Air Force Base, California, May 5, 2020. May 6-12 is National Nurse Week, a week that celebrates medical professionals, like Pruett, who are on the front lines of patient-centered care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cameron Otte)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Mariah Pruett, 60th Medical Operations Squadron clinical nurse, sanitizes a stretcher at Travis Air Force Base, California, May 5, 2020. May 6-12 is National Nurse Week, a week that celebrates medical professionals, like Pruett, who are on the front lines of patient-centered care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cameron Otte)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jesse Walsh, a clinical nurse assigned to the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, chats with Airman 1st Class Brandon O’Bryant, a medical technician assigned to the 27 SOMDG, during training at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, May 6, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maxwell Daigle)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jesse Walsh, a clinical nurse assigned to the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, chats with Airman 1st Class Brandon O’Bryant, a medical technician assigned to the 27 SOMDG, during training at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, May 6, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maxwell Daigle)

A 48th Medical Group Airman checks the temperature of an Airman assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron while completing pre-deployment line tasks at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. The 492nd FS is the first fighter squadron from the Liberty Wing to deploy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

A 48th Medical Group Airman checks the temperature of an Airman assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron while completing pre-deployment line tasks at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. The 492nd FS is the first fighter squadron from the Liberty Wing to deploy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas DiCesare, 460th Medical Group medical technician, left, and Senior Airman Kristina Balog, 460th Medical Group medical technician, examine a catheter bag during a medical simulation at the Human Performance Center at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, May 6, 2020. Personnel with the 460th MDG participated in simulation training scenarios to brush up on inpatient skills in case they have to provide support for COVID-19 elsewhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas DiCesare, 460th Medical Group medical technician, left, and Senior Airman Kristina Balog, 460th Medical Group medical technician, examine a catheter bag during a medical simulation at the Human Performance Center at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, May 6, 2020. Personnel with the 460th MDG participated in simulation training scenarios to brush up on inpatient skills in case they have to provide support for COVID-19 elsewhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tyrone Rocha, 8th Medical Support Squadron NCO in charge of pharmaceutical services, checks inventory at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 6, 2020. The pharmacy team provides medical support to more than 2,500 members of the Wolf Pack to keep them fit to fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Arends)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tyrone Rocha, 8th Medical Support Squadron NCO in charge of pharmaceutical services, checks inventory at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 6, 2020. The pharmacy team provides medical support to more than 2,500 members of the Wolf Pack to keep them fit to fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Arends)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Albert Vallejo, 8th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy technician, pours medication through a pill counting machine at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 6, 2020. The pharmacy team has a goal time of 20 minutes to fill a prescription to provide a better customer service experience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Arends)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Albert Vallejo, 8th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy technician, pours medication through a pill counting machine at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 6, 2020. The pharmacy team has a goal time of 20 minutes to fill a prescription to provide a better customer service experience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Arends)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Avery Lake, 30th Medical Group mental health technician, checks the temperature of Gen. Jay Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations and U.S. Space Command commander, before entering the 30th MDG for a tour at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, May 7, 2020. During the visit, Raymond observed and commended members of Vandenberg AFB for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aubree Owens)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Avery Lake, 30th Medical Group mental health technician, checks the temperature of Gen. Jay Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations and U.S. Space Command commander, before entering the 30th MDG for a tour at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, May 7, 2020. During the visit, Raymond observed and commended members of Vandenberg AFB for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aubree Owens)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrea Ford, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron bio-environmental engineer, decontaminates a Transport Isolation System on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft after the transport of a potentially infectious patient to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 8, 2020. The mission marked the fourth mission and the 14th patient moved using the TIS since its first operational use on April 10. 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 disease such as COVID-19. Presently, Air Mobility Command has multiple TIS Force Packages on alert at Ramstein AB, Travis AFB, and Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, to support global requirements. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrea Ford, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron bio-environmental engineer, decontaminates a Transport Isolation System on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft after the transport of a potentially infectious patient to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 8, 2020. The mission marked the fourth mission and the 14th patient moved using the TIS since its first operational use on April 10. 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 disease such as COVID-19. Presently, Air Mobility Command has multiple TIS Force Packages on alert at Ramstein AB, Travis AFB, and Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, to support global requirements. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Briana Cavassa, 31st Dental Squadron dental technician, conducts a medical screening for Airmen returning from deployment at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 11, 2020. To combat the spread of COVID-19, new screening procedures for returning Airmen have been implemented. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Briana Cavassa, 31st Dental Squadron dental technician, conducts a medical screening for Airmen returning from deployment at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 11, 2020. To combat the spread of COVID-19, new screening procedures for returning Airmen have been implemented. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

Photo of an Airmen labeling a nasal swab during a COVID-19 Tier 2 screening.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Claire Ebrado, 23d Operational Medical Readiness Squadron medical technician, labels a nasal swab during a COVID-19 Tier 2 screening at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, May 11, 2020. The COVID-19 Tier 2 screening is part of an ongoing response to limit the spread of the virus, and recently moved from the Davidson Gate to the 23d Medical Group parking lot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Azaria E. Foster)

Airman getting blood drawn.
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An Airman from the 375th Air Mobility Wing has her blood drawn during a monthly American Red Cross blood drive hosted at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, May 12, 2020. During the event, Airmen enter through multiple stations to complete the process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Shannon Moorehead)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Arielle Watson, assigned to the 94th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, starts a monitor to care for a patient at Queens Hospital in Queens, New York, May 13, 2020. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the whole-of-nation COVID-19 pandemic response. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Genesis Miranda)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Arielle Watson, assigned to the 94th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, starts a monitor to care for a patient at Queens Hospital in Queens, New York, May 13, 2020. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the whole-of-nation COVID-19 pandemic response. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Genesis Miranda)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Martin, right, 60th Medical Group emergency department shift leader, explains the capabilities of an intubation protection box at Travis Air Force Base, California, May 14, 2020. The box is a transparent physical barrier that helps limit airborne pathogens to the confines of the box, protecting medical providers performing intubations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Martin, right, 60th Medical Group emergency department shift leader, explains the capabilities of an intubation protection box at Travis Air Force Base, California, May 14, 2020. The box is a transparent physical barrier that helps limit airborne pathogens to the confines of the box, protecting medical providers performing intubations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell)

Image of U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Mary Lawrence, a medical technician assigned to the 151st Medical Group.
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U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Mary Lawrence, a medical technician assigned to the 151st Medical Group, conducts a COVID-19 test on a member of the Utah National Guard at a supply warehouse in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 14, 2020. More than 120 Soldiers and Airmen from the Utah National Guard assisted in the COVID-19 pandemic response, including supply and warehouse management, logistics and testing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Winn)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Everlino Ramos, 36th Medical Operations Squadron family health physician assistant, checks the heartbeat of a patient at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 16, 2020. The Andersen Medical Clinic has a small team of Airmen who come in an extra day during the week to meet extended needs from COVID-19. The teams include family health technicians, clinical labs, and the pharmacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael S. Murphy)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Everlino Ramos, 36th Medical Operations Squadron family health physician assistant, checks the heartbeat of a patient at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 16, 2020. The Andersen Medical Clinic has a small team of Airmen who come in an extra day during the week to meet extended needs from COVID-19. The teams include family health technicians, clinical labs, and the pharmacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael S. Murphy)

U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Amanda Dorsey, 36th Medical Support Squadron NCO in charge of pharmacy supply, pulls out medication for a patient at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 16, 2020. The Andersen Medical Clinic has a small team of Airmen who come in an extra day during the week to meet extended needs from COVID-19. The teams include family health technicians, clinical labs, and the pharmacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael S. Murphy)
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U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Amanda Dorsey, 36th Medical Support Squadron NCO in charge of pharmacy supply, pulls out medication for a patient at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 16, 2020. The Andersen Medical Clinic has a small team of Airmen who come in an extra day during the week to meet extended needs from COVID-19. The teams include family health technicians, clinical labs, and the pharmacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael S. Murphy)

Service member in PPE puts clip on patients finger through car window.
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A member of the 55th Medical Group takes the vitals of a member of Team Offutt as part of a drive through COVID-19 test behind the Ehrling Bergquist Clinic and Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, May 18, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William A. O'Brien)

A warrior medic from the San Antonio Military Health System performs simulated medical procedures on mannequins as part of a training exercise at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, May 21, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Mancuso)
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A warrior medic from the San Antonio Military Health System performs simulated medical procedures on mannequins as part of a training exercise at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, May 21, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Mancuso)

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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