Sgt. Oreng Osting, 9th Chemical Company, receives the Commander’s Coin of Excellence from Brig. Gen James Bonner for her participation on the National Technical Nuclear Forensics Ground Collection Task Force exercise from Oct. 21-25 on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. (U.S. Army photo by Clem Gaines) Crew members assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., grab their gear prior to boarding a B-1B Lancer, Oct. 24, 2019. Several B-1s flew to the U.S. Central Command area of operations to support of a Bomber Task Force. The deployment of this aircraft allows the United States and regional partner nations’ militaries to train and work together to strengthen military-to-military relationships, promote regional security, improve combined tactical air operations and enhance interoperability of forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nicolas Z. Erwin) U.S. Airmen with the 673d Medical Group demonstrate loading a patient into a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during a 673d Medical Group Provider Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 24, 2019. The event was held to strengthen partnerships between medical providers on and off of the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Farnsworth) Musician 1st Class Kristine Hsia from Long Island, Ny., performs with the Commodores jazz ensemble at State University of New York, Fredonia, during the band's 2019 national tour. Spc. Jolena Torres, a lab technician at Womack Army Medical Center, unpacks and stores low titer Group O whole blood Oct. 23. Whole blood is blood drawn from a donor where none of the components, such as plasma or platelets, has been separated. The goal is that by summer 2020, Womack will have this capability. Whole blood is an option in select emergency situations for patients who have suffered severe trauma and blood loss.