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NEW HORIZONS 2017 medical, dental teams treat thousands in Azua

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Teresa Booker, a dental assistant with the 81st Dental Squadron out of Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., performs a dental cleaning in Azua, Dominican Republic, March 14, 2017, during a dental readiness training exercise as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. NEW HORIZONS began in the mid-1980s and is an annual exercise to train military civil engineers and medical professionals to deploy and conduct joint operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Teresa Booker, a dental assistant with the 81st Dental Squadron out of Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., performs a dental cleaning in Azua, Dominican Republic, March 14, 2017, during a dental readiness training exercise as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. NEW HORIZONS began in the mid-1980s and is an annual exercise to train military civil engineers and medical professionals to deploy and conduct joint operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Sarah Reynolds, a pediatrician with the 21st Medical Operations Squadron out of Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., advises the mother of a patient on the use of an inhaler with the assistance of a local volunteer in Azua, Dominican Republic, March 14, 2017, during a medical readiness training exercise as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. NEW HORIZONS provides U.S. military members an opportunity to train for an overseas deployment and all of the logistical requirements it entails, and promotes bilateral cooperation by providing real opportunities for U.S. and partner nation military engineers, medical personnel and support staff to work and train side by side. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Sarah Reynolds, a pediatrician with the 21st Medical Operations Squadron out of Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., advises the mother of a patient on the use of an inhaler with the assistance of a local volunteer in Azua, Dominican Republic, March 14, 2017, during a medical readiness training exercise as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. NEW HORIZONS provides U.S. military members an opportunity to train for an overseas deployment and all of the logistical requirements it entails, and promotes bilateral cooperation by providing real opportunities for U.S. and partner nation military engineers, medical personnel and support staff to work and train side by side. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Caleb English, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with the 633rd Medical Group out of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Va., performs oral surgery with the assistance of Senior Airman Caitlin Moore, a dental assistant with the 81st Dental Squadron out of Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., March 14, 2017, during a dental readiness training exercise in Azua, Dominican Republic, as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. The training provided by NEW HORIZONS missions promotes bilateral cooperation between U.S. and partner nation military engineers, medical personnel and support staff, and ensures U.S. forces remain prepared for real-world deployments in support of contingency, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Caleb English, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with the 633rd Medical Group out of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Va., performs oral surgery with the assistance of Senior Airman Caitlin Moore, a dental assistant with the 81st Dental Squadron out of Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., March 14, 2017, during a dental readiness training exercise in Azua, Dominican Republic, as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. The training provided by NEW HORIZONS missions promotes bilateral cooperation between U.S. and partner nation military engineers, medical personnel and support staff, and ensures U.S. forces remain prepared for real-world deployments in support of contingency, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Caleb English, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with the 633rd Medical Group out of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Va., performs oral surgery March 14, 2017, during a dental readiness training exercise in Azua, Dominican Republic, as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. The training provided by NEW HORIZONS missions promotes bilateral cooperation between U.S. and partner nation military engineers, medical personnel and support staff, and ensures U.S. forces remain prepared for real-world deployments in support of contingency, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Caleb English, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with the 633rd Medical Group out of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Va., performs oral surgery March 14, 2017, during a dental readiness training exercise in Azua, Dominican Republic, as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. The training provided by NEW HORIZONS missions promotes bilateral cooperation between U.S. and partner nation military engineers, medical personnel and support staff, and ensures U.S. forces remain prepared for real-world deployments in support of contingency, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Melissa Dela Rosa, a dental assistant with the 633rd Dental Squadron out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., packages dental instruments in sealed bags in Azua, Dominican Republic, March 14, 2017, during a dental readiness training exercise as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. NEW HORIZONS is an annual exercise that began in the mid-1980s, which provides U.S. military members an opportunity to train for an overseas deployment and all of the logistical requirements it entails, and promotes bilateral cooperation by providing real opportunities for U.S. and partner nation military engineers, medical personnel and support staff to work and train side by side. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Melissa Dela Rosa, a dental assistant with the 633rd Dental Squadron out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., packages dental instruments in sealed bags in Azua, Dominican Republic, March 14, 2017, during a dental readiness training exercise as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. NEW HORIZONS is an annual exercise that began in the mid-1980s, which provides U.S. military members an opportunity to train for an overseas deployment and all of the logistical requirements it entails, and promotes bilateral cooperation by providing real opportunities for U.S. and partner nation military engineers, medical personnel and support staff to work and train side by side. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Dianne Williams, an optometrist with the 628th Aerospace Medicine Squadron out of Joint Base Charleston, S.C., uses a phoropter to examine a patient's vision in Azua, Dominican Republic, March 14, 2017, during a medical readiness training exercise as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. NEW HORIZONS provides U.S. military members an opportunity to train for an overseas deployment and all of the logistical requirements it entails, and promotes bilateral cooperation by providing real opportunities for U.S. and partner nation military engineers, medical personnel and support staff to work and train side by side. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Dianne Williams, an optometrist with the 628th Aerospace Medicine Squadron out of Joint Base Charleston, S.C., uses a phoropter to examine a patient's vision in Azua, Dominican Republic, March 14, 2017, during a medical readiness training exercise as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. NEW HORIZONS provides U.S. military members an opportunity to train for an overseas deployment and all of the logistical requirements it entails, and promotes bilateral cooperation by providing real opportunities for U.S. and partner nation military engineers, medical personnel and support staff to work and train side by side. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jamie Priest, the dental flight chief for the 325th Aerospace Medicine Squadron out of Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., looks through equipment to prepare for treating a patient in Azua, Dominican Republic, March 14, 2017, during a dental readiness training exercise as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. NEW HORIZONS began in the mid-1980s and is an annual exercise to train military civil engineers and medical professionals to deploy and conduct joint operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jamie Priest, the dental flight chief for the 325th Aerospace Medicine Squadron out of Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., looks through equipment to prepare for treating a patient in Azua, Dominican Republic, March 14, 2017, during a dental readiness training exercise as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. NEW HORIZONS began in the mid-1980s and is an annual exercise to train military civil engineers and medical professionals to deploy and conduct joint operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Natasha Lewis, a nurse with the 21st Medical Operations Squadron out of Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., has a local medical student volunteer take her blood pressure during a break between seeing patients in Azua, Dominican Republic, March 14, 2017, during a medical readiness training exercise as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. Non-governmental organization (NGO)/private voluntary organization and private sector participation in NEW HORIZONS, coordinated with 12 Air Force, U.S. Southern Command, the Department of State, and the U.S. agency for International Development, nurtures partnerships between the military services, governmental, NGOs, and host-nation teams to ensure partnerships are in place in the event of a regional contingency requiring cooperative solutions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Natasha Lewis, a nurse with the 21st Medical Operations Squadron out of Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., has a local medical student volunteer take her blood pressure during a break between seeing patients in Azua, Dominican Republic, March 14, 2017, during a medical readiness training exercise as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. Non-governmental organization (NGO)/private voluntary organization and private sector participation in NEW HORIZONS, coordinated with 12 Air Force, U.S. Southern Command, the Department of State, and the U.S. agency for International Development, nurtures partnerships between the military services, governmental, NGOs, and host-nation teams to ensure partnerships are in place in the event of a regional contingency requiring cooperative solutions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Wesley Catoe, an opthalmic technician with the 628th Aerospace Medicine Squadron out of Joint Base Charleston, S.C., guides a patient through an eye chart with the assistance of a local volunteer as part of an eye an exam in Azua, Dominican Republic, March 14, 2017, during a medical readiness training exercise as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. NEW HORIZONS provides U.S. military members an opportunity to train for an overseas deployment and all of the logistical requirements it entails, and promotes bilateral cooperation by providing real opportunities for U.S. and partner nation military engineers, medical personnel and support staff to work and train side by side. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Wesley Catoe, an opthalmic technician with the 628th Aerospace Medicine Squadron out of Joint Base Charleston, S.C., guides a patient through an eye chart with the assistance of a local volunteer as part of an eye an exam in Azua, Dominican Republic, March 14, 2017, during a medical readiness training exercise as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. NEW HORIZONS provides U.S. military members an opportunity to train for an overseas deployment and all of the logistical requirements it entails, and promotes bilateral cooperation by providing real opportunities for U.S. and partner nation military engineers, medical personnel and support staff to work and train side by side. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

U.S. Air Force Maj. David Sayers, a pediatrician with the 21st Medical Operations Squadron out of Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., advises the mother of a patient with the assistance of a local medical student volunteer in Azua, Dominican Republic, March 14, 2017, during a medical readiness training exercise as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. Non-governmental organization (NGO)/private voluntary organization and private sector participation in NEW HORIZONS, coordinated with 12th Air Force, U.S. Southern Command, the Department of State, and the U.S. agency for International Development, nurtures partnerships between the military services, governmental, NGOs, and host-nation teams to ensure partnerships are in place in the event of a regional contingency requiring cooperative solutions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)
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U.S. Air Force Maj. David Sayers, a pediatrician with the 21st Medical Operations Squadron out of Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., advises the mother of a patient with the assistance of a local medical student volunteer in Azua, Dominican Republic, March 14, 2017, during a medical readiness training exercise as part of NEW HORIZONS 2017. Non-governmental organization (NGO)/private voluntary organization and private sector participation in NEW HORIZONS, coordinated with 12th Air Force, U.S. Southern Command, the Department of State, and the U.S. agency for International Development, nurtures partnerships between the military services, governmental, NGOs, and host-nation teams to ensure partnerships are in place in the event of a regional contingency requiring cooperative solutions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

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