viernes, 20 de febrero de 2015

Friday News Round-Up: Troops Fighting Ebola Faced Bigger Enemies: Themselves and the Environment; Getting Hypoxic with the 15th Aerospace Medicine Squadron; Donors Recognized for Giving “The Gift” of Blood


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For American troops who are wrapping up their mission to West Africa to combat the Ebola crisis, the deadly disease wasn’t their biggest worry.
“In general, the two biggest enemies service members face when going into any kind of conflict are never the shooting enemy. It is themselves or the environment,” said Army Col. James Czarnik, the command surgeon for U.S. Army Africa. “So in the case of going to Liberia, everybody was widely worried about Ebola, or ‘Fear-bola’ as it came to be known. It was just crazy.”

The dangers of hypoxia are real in the profession of aviation. That is why every Air Force flight crew member on JBPHH is provided essential hypoxia training by the 15th Aerospace Medicine Squadron's Aerospace and Operational Physiology team.

The Armed Services Blood Bank Center-Pacific Northwest held a ceremony to thank donors for “giving to the red, white and blue,” Jan. 30. As part of National Blood Donor Month, the event was designed to recognize the donors who contributed to the effort to save lives of deployed service members worldwide and military personnel, their dependents and retirees at military medical facilities stateside.

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