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Unit Focus: 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Inspecting the auditory canal, Senior Airman Caitlin Gaudet of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health office uses the otoscope to search the ear canal of a patient here Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. The lighted ear exam is conducted before a hearing exam to ensure no obstructions exist in the auditory canal that would inhibit the listener from passing the exam. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Angelina Drake)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Inspecting the auditory canal, Senior Airman Caitlin Gaudet of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health office uses the otoscope to search the ear canal of a patient here Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. The lighted ear exam is conducted before a hearing exam to ensure no obstructions exist in the auditory canal that would inhibit the listener from passing the exam. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Angelina Drake)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Prepping a patient, Senior Airman Caitlin Gaudet of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health office readies the otoscope, as well as prepares the patient for the uncomfortable feeling of medical equipment in the ear here Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. The lighted ear exam is conducted before a hearing exam to ensure no obstructions exist in the auditory canal that would inhibit the listener from passing the exam. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Angelina Drake)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Prepping a patient, Senior Airman Caitlin Gaudet of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health office readies the otoscope, as well as prepares the patient for the uncomfortable feeling of medical equipment in the ear here Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. The lighted ear exam is conducted before a hearing exam to ensure no obstructions exist in the auditory canal that would inhibit the listener from passing the exam. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Angelina Drake)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Verifying the necessary temperature of the refrigerators, Airman 1st Class Brooke Parks of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health office proceeds with a surprise inspection here Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. These types of inspections are conducted to not only check the cleanliness of the facilities, but also the way in which food items are stored and the security of the food deliveries made to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Angelina Drake)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Verifying the necessary temperature of the refrigerators, Airman 1st Class Brooke Parks of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health office proceeds with a surprise inspection here Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. These types of inspections are conducted to not only check the cleanliness of the facilities, but also the way in which food items are stored and the security of the food deliveries made to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Angelina Drake)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Comparing a color example to a test swatch, Airman 1st Class Brooke Parks of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health office tests the amount of chlorine in sanitizer water used in the Youth Center kitchen here Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. The mandatory parts per million of chlorine is no less than 100 for kitchen use and no less than 200 for bathroom use, which properly ensures the decontamination of surfaces and sanitization. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Angelina Drake)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Comparing a color example to a test swatch, Airman 1st Class Brooke Parks of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health office tests the amount of chlorine in sanitizer water used in the Youth Center kitchen here Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. The mandatory parts per million of chlorine is no less than 100 for kitchen use and no less than 200 for bathroom use, which properly ensures the decontamination of surfaces and sanitization. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Angelina Drake)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Casting out the water sampling net and canister, Airman 1st Class Megan Necessary of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health office gathers ocean water for testing near the Boat House here Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. Public health personnel ensure the safety of Vandenberg’s beaches by having the water’s phytoplankton tested for toxic chemicals and “red tide.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Angelina Drake)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Casting out the water sampling net and canister, Airman 1st Class Megan Necessary of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health office gathers ocean water for testing near the Boat House here Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. Public health personnel ensure the safety of Vandenberg’s beaches by having the water’s phytoplankton tested for toxic chemicals and “red tide.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Angelina Drake)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Reeling in the water sampling net and canister, Airman 1st Class Megan Necessary of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health office prepares for a second try at casting the net out to sample ocean water here Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. Due to the complications of air bubbles making the equipment float to the surface, many attempts may be needed to get the canister to the necessary depth of 10 feet in order to get adequate samples. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Angelina Drake)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Reeling in the water sampling net and canister, Airman 1st Class Megan Necessary of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health office prepares for a second try at casting the net out to sample ocean water here Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. Due to the complications of air bubbles making the equipment float to the surface, many attempts may be needed to get the canister to the necessary depth of 10 feet in order to get adequate samples. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Angelina Drake)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- As requested by the state of California, Airman 1st Class Megan Necessary and Airman 1st Class Pearla Sellar, both of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health office, prepare an ocean water transfer canister here Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. Public health personnel ensure the safety of Vandenberg’s beaches by having the water’s phytoplankton tested for toxic chemicals and “red tide.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Angelina Drake)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- As requested by the state of California, Airman 1st Class Megan Necessary and Airman 1st Class Pearla Sellar, both of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health office, prepare an ocean water transfer canister here Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. Public health personnel ensure the safety of Vandenberg’s beaches by having the water’s phytoplankton tested for toxic chemicals and “red tide.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Angelina Drake)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ensuring a tight fit on both ears, Senior Airman Caitlin Gaudet fits Senior Airman Christopher Salzsieder with a head set for a hearing test here Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. The secure fitting is usually preceded with a lighted ear exam to make sure the patient’s ears are free of obstruction so that the test may be administered without fail. Both Airmen are with the 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health office. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Angelina Drake)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ensuring a tight fit on both ears, Senior Airman Caitlin Gaudet fits Senior Airman Christopher Salzsieder with a head set for a hearing test here Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. The secure fitting is usually preceded with a lighted ear exam to make sure the patient’s ears are free of obstruction so that the test may be administered without fail. Both Airmen are with the 30th Medical Operations Squadron Public Health office. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Angelina Drake)