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An AFMS look back at August 2020

U.S. Air Force medical professionals provide care at Adventist Health Hanford.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Chandra Alegria, left, nurse, and Air Force Capt. Paul Reed, read a medical procedure at Adventist Health Hanford, Hanford, California, August 4, 2020. Reed is wearing a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health face shield approved for use by medical providers when full face protection is needed. Alegria and Reed are members of a medical support team deployed from the 60th Medical Group, Travis Air Force Base, California, which integrated with hospital staff to provide additional medical support. (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Charles Calio)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Thomas Montgomery, 17th Medical Group general dentist, discusses an oral care plan with a patient at the Ross Clinic’s dental facility at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020. The room was sanitized before and after the patient was seen by the provider. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves) Note: this photo has been edited to blur a medical badge.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Thomas Montgomery, 17th Medical Group general dentist, discusses an oral care plan with a patient at the Ross Clinic’s dental facility at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020. The room was sanitized before and after the patient was seen by the provider. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves) Note: this photo has been edited to blur a medical badge.

Airmen with 923nd Airlift Wing, Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, conduct Aero Medical Evacuation Readiness Mission training on a C-130J from the 314th Airlift Wing, Aug. 6, 2020. ARMS-Mission training is required for AES Airmen to maintain mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Spenner)

Airmen with 923nd Airlift Wing, Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, conduct Aero Medical Evacuation Readiness Mission training on a C-130J from the 314th Airlift Wing, Aug. 6, 2020. ARMS-Mission training is required for AES Airmen to maintain mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Spenner)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Stuart, 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron technician, checks his personal protective equipment before training on the Negatively Pressurized Conex- Lite at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Aug. 6, 2020. The 379th EAES is among the first to train on this new asset, created to safely isolate patients during aerial transportation on a C-130 Hercules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Perdue)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Stuart, 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron technician, checks his personal protective equipment before training on the Negatively Pressurized Conex- Lite at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Aug. 6, 2020. The 379th EAES is among the first to train on this new asset, created to safely isolate patients during aerial transportation on a C-130 Hercules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Perdue)

Image of U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kokou Dekadjevi, 96th Medical Group, administering a COVID-19 test.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kokou Dekadjevi, 96th Medical Group, administers a COVID-19 test at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Aug. 10, 2020. Dekadjevi and the medical group’s diagnostic testing center employees administered more than 330 tests in a two-day span to 7th Special Forces Group Soldiers returning from a deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ilka Cole)

Image of U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tessa Campanella, 96th Medical Group, completing a COVID-19 test.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tessa Campanella, 96th Medical Group, completes a COVID-19 test at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Aug. 10, 2020. Campanella and the medical group’s diagnostic testing center employees administered more than 330 tests in a two-day span to 7th Special Forces Group Soldiers returning from a deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ilka Cole)

Image of a simulated wounded patient helped out of airplane.

Brogan Lane, a simulated victim in an airplane crash scenario, is helped out of an airplane that was simulated to be on fire during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care for Medical Personnel course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 4, 2020. A total of 22 Airmen participated in the TCCC-MP course to learn trauma care in an uncontrolled environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Maria Bandstra, 316th Aerospace Medicine Squadron medical technician, places a towel in a patient room at the Aeromedical Staging Facility at Joint Base-Andrews, Maryland, Aug. 13, 2020. Prior to the arrival of patients, technicians prepare rooms to ensure cleanliness and comfortability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Maria Bandstra, 316th Aerospace Medicine Squadron medical technician, places a towel in a patient room at the Aeromedical Staging Facility at Joint Base-Andrews, Maryland, Aug. 13, 2020. Prior to the arrival of patients, technicians prepare rooms to ensure cleanliness and comfortability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gabriela Preciado, 11th Surgical Operations Squadron medical technician, takes the temperature of a patient at Joint Base-Andrews, Maryland, Aug. 13, 2020. Protocols such as taking patients’ temperatures and verifying their identities are mandatory before patients can be offloaded from aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gabriela Preciado, 11th Surgical Operations Squadron medical technician, takes the temperature of a patient at Joint Base-Andrews, Maryland, Aug. 13, 2020. Protocols such as taking patients’ temperatures and verifying their identities are mandatory before patients can be offloaded from aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Manuel Arias, 316th Aeromedical Staging Facility medical technician, wipes off the hatch of a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base-Andrews, Maryland, Aug. 13, 2020. In addition to tending to patients’ medical needs, technicians ensure the safety of patients and staff by taking extra precautions, such as wiping off potentially slippery surfaces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Manuel Arias, 316th Aeromedical Staging Facility medical technician, wipes off the hatch of a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base-Andrews, Maryland, Aug. 13, 2020. In addition to tending to patients’ medical needs, technicians ensure the safety of patients and staff by taking extra precautions, such as wiping off potentially slippery surfaces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

Members of the 908th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, and the 45th AES, carry a litter of medical supplies onboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft assigned to the 512th Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, Delaware, at MacDill AFB, Florida, Aug. 21, 2020. The 908th AES teamed up with the 927th Air Refueling Wing’s 45th AES to conduct on-the-ground and aerial medical training to maximize mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam R. Shanks)
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Members of the 908th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, and the 45th AES, carry a litter of medical supplies onboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft assigned to the 512th Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, Delaware, at MacDill AFB, Florida, Aug. 21, 2020. The 908th AES teamed up with the 927th Air Refueling Wing’s 45th AES to conduct on-the-ground and aerial medical training to maximize mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam R. Shanks)

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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