Airmen see fruits of their labor

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Airmen with the 359th Aerospace Medicine Squadron aerospace and operational physiology training flight had the unique opportunity of touring a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft with the 433rd Airlift Wing here Sept. 29. The medics have the critical job of ensuring pilots and aircrew members are properly trained to fly at different altitudes. Some of the training includes visits to the altitude chamber, the use of reduced oxygen breathing devices, and hypoxia familiarization.

“This was an incredible experience for all of our members to understand how the aircrew utilizes the training that we give them in their daily jobs and activities,” said Maj. Jennifer Giovannetti, 359th AMDS aerospace and operational physiology training flight commander. “The stories from the flight crew about their in-flight emergencies and how the training we gave them worked was important. It gives our guys more real-world experience.”