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Tony Givens, 14th Medical Support Squadron laboratory services technical supervisor, inspects a test sample Feb. 20, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. From August to January no patients have fainted during blood draws, and the lab continues to strive toward minimizing the risk of patients passing out during the blood drawing process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Koritz Clinic lab puts patients first, increases efficiency
The Koritz Clinic Laboratory Services Flight performs tests to give doctors conclusive evidence to properly diagnose individuals as well giving accurate diagnosis to confidently clear or retract a pilot’s ability to fly.
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Torrie Gates, 14th Medical Support Squadron radiologic technologist, stands behind a wall while Airman 1st Class Michael Mannarino, 14th Medical Operations Squadron bioenvironmental engineer apprentice, simulates getting an X-ray Feb. 14, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The Kortiz Clinic radiology department’s primary mission is patient care which saves the Airmen time and trouble by getting quicker results. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) 14th MDSS Radiology Department keeps Columbus AFB ready
Radiology department at the base clinic, is probably something most people don’t think about until they need their services, for either a potential broken bone or other internal injury, and last year the radiology department on Columbus Air Force Base served about 900 patients.
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Staff Sgt. Luis Chiriboga, a 14th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering technician, and his wife, Airman 1st Class Estefania Briceno Ron, a personnel and administration technician assigned to the 14th Medical Support Squadron, stand at the entrance of Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Chiriboga and Briceno Ron are both natives of Ecuador and received their U.S. citizenship after joining the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Gross) AF couple takes journey to US citizenship
The Air Force affords its Airmen a plethora of opportunities and benefits; many advance their education and obtain degrees, skills are learned and can often be applied in future careers -- but for some, their service can grant them U.S. citizenship. This is the case for a dual military couple at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, who was born and spent the early part of their life in Ecuador. Both are now Airmen and U.S. citizens.
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