Health & Safety

July 5, 2013

355 MDOS

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Senior Airman Christine Griffiths
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office

The 355th Medical Operations Squadron ensures combatant commanders that their warfighters are medically fit-to-fight and provides combat-ready medical personnel to execute medical support of missions worldwide.
The squadron provides medical care to maximize the health and welfare of our current and retired warriors and their family members both in theater and at home.

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Tech. Sgt. Pamela Jirsa, 355th Medical Operations Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of the orthopedic clinic, and Staff Sgt. Karan Rigby, 355th MDOS orthopedic technician, apply a cast to a patient at the orthopedic clinic here June 27. D-M orthopedic technicians perform a variety of duties, to include cast and splint fractures and assist in surgery procedures.

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Tech. Sgt. Daniel Gomez, 355th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medicine technician, gives a patient a vaccine shot at the immunizations clinic. The 355th MDOS provides medical care to maximize the health and welfare of our current and retired warriors and their family members, both in theater and at home.

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Tech. Sgt. Tabatha Polson, 355th Medical Operations Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of the immunizations clinic, looks through vaccines at the immunizations clinic. The mission of the immunizations flight is to keep Desert Lightening Team members medically ready for deployment and maximize the health of Airmen.

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Tech. Sgt. Gregory Dorner, 355th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapist, situates a patient on the traction machine at the physical theraphy clinic. The traction machine is used to create a space between the vertebrae and stretch the back to relieve any pain on the patient.

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Senior Airman Brittany Harmening, 355th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, measures an infant patient’s head at the 355th Medical Group. The 355th MDOS provides medical care to maximize the health and welfare of current and retired warriors and their family members, both in theater and at home.

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Maj. Erin Burris, 355th Medical Operations Squadron pediatric physician, examines a patient at the 355th Medical Group. The 355th MDOS ensures combatant commanders that their warfighters are medically fit-to-fight and provides combat-ready medical personnel to execute medical support of missions worldwide.

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Airman 1st Class Cameron Rowland, 355th Medical Operations Squadron, uses an ultrasound machine on a patient at the physical therapy clinic. The ultrasound is used to heat and break up scar tissue, reduce inflammation, and ease muscle spasms.




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