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NICU Transportation Course

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Mackenzie Antley, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse assigned to the 18th Medical Operations Squadron, discusses vital signs during a NICU transportation course June 5, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU transportation course goes over the roles and responsibilities necessary when transporting an infant patient, what to expect, and what is essential to carry out the mission successfully. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Mackenzie Antley, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse assigned to the 18th Medical Operations Squadron, discusses vital signs during a NICU transportation course June 5, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU transportation course goes over the roles and responsibilities necessary when transporting an infant patient, what to expect, and what is essential to carry out the mission successfully. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

The mannequin of an infant patient lies inside the neonatal transport system during a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transportation course June 5, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU transportation course goes over the roles and responsibilities necessary when transporting an infant patient, what to expect, and what is essential to carry out the mission successfully. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

The mannequin of an infant patient lies inside the neonatal transport system during a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transportation course June 5, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU transportation course goes over the roles and responsibilities necessary when transporting an infant patient, what to expect, and what is essential to carry out the mission successfully. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Maria Stoughton, flight nurse assigned to the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, secures the neonatal transport system on the KC-135 Stratotanker during a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transportation course June 5, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU transportation course goes over the roles and responsibilities necessary when transporting an infant patient, what to expect, and what is essential to carry out the mission successfully. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Maria Stoughton, flight nurse assigned to the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, secures the neonatal transport system on the KC-135 Stratotanker during a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transportation course June 5, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU transportation course goes over the roles and responsibilities necessary when transporting an infant patient, what to expect, and what is essential to carry out the mission successfully. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bianca Alcantara, aeromedical evacuation technician assigned to the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, lifts the neonatal transport system to be secured on the KC-135 Stratotanker during a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transportation course June 5, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron briefed the NICU nurses and technicians over the responsibilities of infant patient transportation on the ground, while the 18th AES focused on transportation while on the air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bianca Alcantara, aeromedical evacuation technician assigned to the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, lifts the neonatal transport system to be secured on the KC-135 Stratotanker during a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transportation course June 5, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron briefed the NICU nurses and technicians over the responsibilities of infant patient transportation on the ground, while the 18th AES focused on transportation while on the air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron load the neonatal transport system onto the KC-135 Stratotanker during a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transportation course June 5, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU transportation course goes over the roles and responsibilities necessary when transporting an infant patient, what to expect, and what is essential to carry out the mission successfully. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron load the neonatal transport system onto the KC-135 Stratotanker during a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transportation course June 5, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU transportation course goes over the roles and responsibilities necessary when transporting an infant patient, what to expect, and what is essential to carry out the mission successfully. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Eliseo Rios and Airman 1st Class Denisse Monsalve, aerospace medical technicians assigned to the 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, lower the high deck patient loading platform during a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transportation course June 5, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU transportation course goes over the roles and responsibilities necessary when transporting an infant patient, what to expect, and what is essential to carry out the mission successfully. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Eliseo Rios and Airman 1st Class Denisse Monsalve, aerospace medical technicians assigned to the 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, lower the high deck patient loading platform during a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transportation course June 5, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU transportation course goes over the roles and responsibilities necessary when transporting an infant patient, what to expect, and what is essential to carry out the mission successfully. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Derrik Pitchford, Critical Care Air Transport respiratory technician assigned to the 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, loads the neonatal transport system with Airman 1st Class Eliseo Rios, 18th AMDS aerospace medical technician, during a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transportation course June 5, 2019, on Camp Foster, Japan. The 18th AMDS briefed the NICU nurses and technicians over the responsibilities of infant patient transportation on the ground, while the 18th AES focused on transportation while on the air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Derrik Pitchford, Critical Care Air Transport respiratory technician assigned to the 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, loads the neonatal transport system with Airman 1st Class Eliseo Rios, 18th AMDS aerospace medical technician, during a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transportation course June 5, 2019, on Camp Foster, Japan. The 18th AMDS briefed the NICU nurses and technicians over the responsibilities of infant patient transportation on the ground, while the 18th AES focused on transportation while on the air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Mackenzie Antley, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse assigned to the 18th Medical Operations Squadron, discusses vital signs during a NICU transportation course June 5, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU transportation course goes over the roles and responsibilities necessary when transporting an infant patient, what to expect, and what is essential to carry out the mission successfully. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)