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COVID-19 can’t stop Lab Week
Tech. Sgt. Jamie Gutierrez, 30th Healthcare Operations Squadron Diagnostic and Therapeutics NCO in charge, and Senior Airman Alexander VanLandingham, laboratory technician manning assistant from Patrick Air Force Base, conduct microscope training, April 21, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, also known as Lab Week, is observed annually to promote awareness and show appreciation to medical laboratory professionals and pathologists for the work they do to assist patients. This year’s Lab Week theme for the 30th Healthcare Operations Squadron Laboratory was ‘The Silent Warriors behind COVID.’ Vandenberg AFB was the first base in the United States Space Force and the second outpatient clinic in the Department of Defense to go-live with COVID-19 testing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)