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Publio Gonzalez, a biologist with the Gorgas Institute, holds a bat in Meteti, Panama, June 6, 2018. Gonzalez and U.S. military doctors were participating in an Emerging Infectious Diseases Training Event, in which they received informational lectures from Panamanian infectious disease experts and field studies of possible virus-carrying wildlife and insects. The event took place during Exercise New Horizons 2018, which is a joint training exercise where U.S. military members conduct training in civil engineer, medical, and support services while benefiting the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen) Emerging infectious disease training event bolsters medical readiness
A team of U.S. military doctors, public health specialists and members of various other career fields participated in a week-long Emerging Infectious Diseases Training Event June 4-8. The event, aimed at enhancing attendee cultural competencies and professional knowledge, consisted of briefings, lectures, and a day of field study.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Roxanne Buffano, an optometrist assigned to the 927th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, MacDill AFB FL, conducts an eye exam April 17, 2018 in support of Arctic Care 2018, at the Kivalina Clinic, Kivalina, Alaska. Arctic Care 2018 is an Innovative Readiness Training exercise comprised of a joint and multi-national force, providing medical, dental, optometry and veterinary care for underserved villages in the Maniillaq Service Area April 16-24. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Joe Simms) Air Force Medicine trains for deployment
The work of maintaining Air Force medical readiness never stops. To deliver medical support in combat theaters, disaster relief settings and other deployed environments, Air Force medics need to train alongside their operational counterparts.
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Emeriles Curry, 346th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron dental hygienist, provides dental care to a local man, May 11, 2018 in the Coclé Province of Panama. So far, in 2-weeks’ worth of Medical Readiness Training Exercises the teams, working in conjunction with the Panamanian Ministry of Health, have seen nearly 4,700 patients and 502 animals. The medical team is participating in Exercise New Horizons 2018, which is a joint training exercise focused on civil engineer, medical, and support service personnel’s ability to prepare, deploy, operate, and redeploy outside the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen) Barksdale medical team supports exercise in Panama
Five members of the 2nd Medical Group, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, joined an expert team of U.S. Airmen, Marines and Soldiers in support of Exercise New Horizons 2018 in Panama.
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Default Air Force Logo Maxwell Airman contributes to saving a life during New Horizons 2018
You won’t have to look hard to find numerous accounts of heroes who stated their mind went blank during stressful situations and their bringing a person to fall back solely on the training they received whether it be a first-responder, lifeguard or, in this case, U.S. military members.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles Hutchings, 346th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron pediatrician, explains health information to a local woman near Meteti, Panama, April 17, 2018. Hutchings was part of an Embedded Health Engagement Team, which gave him a unique learning experience by submerging him into local clinics. The team participated in Exercise New Horizons 2018, which assisted communities in Panama by providing medical assistance and building facilities such as schools, a youth community center and a women’s health ward. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen) New Horizons Embedded Health Engagement provides unparalleled training
As with most tasks, hands-on education remains one of the most effective training methods of both learning and maintaining skills. For some medical professionals participating in Exercise New Horizons 2018, hands-on training comes in the form of fully submerging into local clinics.
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