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Dyess recognizes Medical Professionals Appreciation Day

Air Force pharmacist works

Capt. Whitney Howard, 7th Medical Group chief of pharmacy operations, refills prescriptions at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, December 15, 2020. Air Force Global Strike Command declared Dec. 18 to be Medical Professionals Appreciation Day in order to recognize the work of Dyess medical professionals for their efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Josiah Brown)

Medical officers poses for portrait

Maj. Daniel Gilardi, 7th Medical Group, poses for a portrait as part of Air Force Global Strike Command's Medical Professionals Appreciation Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The AFGSC Commander, Gen. Tim Ray, declared Dec. 18 “AFGSC Medical Professionals Appreciation Day." Because of MDG Airmen like Gilardi, American service members have been medically ready to serve and deploy around the world 24/7, safeguarding U.S. national interests and those of our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tory Patterson)

Medical Airman helps patient

Staff Sgt. Dustin Stevens, 7th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy NCO in charge, delivers prescriptions to patients at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, December 15, 2020. Transporting patients' prescriptions to their cars provides a safer alternative to avoid possible exposure to COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Josiah Brown)

Medical Airman poses for portrait

Senior Airman Megan Zavala, 7th Medical Group, poses for a portrait as part of Air Force Global Strike Command's Medical Professionals Appreciation Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The AFGSC Commander, Gen. Tim Ray, declared Dec. 18 “AFGSC Medical Professionals Appreciation Day." Because of MDG Airmen like Zavala, American service members have been medically ready to serve and deploy around the world 24/7, safeguarding U.S. national interests and those of our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tory Patterson)

Dyess medical team group photo

Members of the 7th Medical Group pose for a socially-distanced group photo at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 17, 2020. The Air Force Global Strike Commander, Gen. Tim Ray, declared Dec. 18 “AFGSC Medical Professionals Appreciation Day." Bases throughout the command held special events and ceremonies to recognize the medical professionals who have worked tirelessly to ensure the mission has continued without interruption. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tory Patterson)

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, TX --

The Air Force Global Strike Commander, Gen. Tim Ray, declared Dec. 18 “Air Force Global Strike Command Medical Professionals Appreciation Day” across the command.

“Our medical professionals have been on the front lines in a battle against a global pandemic,” Ray said in his proclamation. “The hours have been long and the danger very real, but they continued to come into work every day ready to make a difference for their communities and installations.”

The 7th Bomb Wing and 7th Medical Group leadership teams used the day to recognize Dyess medical professionals who have worked tirelessly to ensure local mission sets continued without interruption throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“To our medical professionals all over the command, thank you for all you have done and continue to do for the health, safety and welfare of our people,” Ray said. “Your contributions to our mission do not go unnoticed, and they are sincerely appreciated.”