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Romanian military personnel learn more about patient spinal immobilization during the Defense Institute for Medical Operations Critical Lifesaving Skills For First Responders course in Bucharest, Romania, April 2008.  (US Air Force Photo)
Major Kerry Latham discusses the objectives of her lecture on Venous Access during Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) Critical Life Saving Skills for the First Responder course in Bucharest, Romania, April 2008.  (US Air Force Photo)
View of Bucharest, Romania during Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) Critical Lifesaving Skills For First Responders course; April 2008.  (US Air Force Photo)
The DIMO team leader CDR Jose Gonzalez presented Lt Kommal a coin for his excellent support.  Lt Kommal liaised between the South African School for Military Health Training and the DIMO team to ensure the training mission went smoothly; Pretoria South Africa, November 2009.  (US Air Force Photo) (US Air Force Photo)
Class photo for DIMO's Disaster Planning course, Pretoria, South Africa, November 2009.  (US Air Force Photo)
Participants from various governmental agencies attended DIMO's Disaster Planning course, Pretoria South Africa, November 2009.  During a break, Mr E.H. Mahlabane from the South Africa Police Service had a chance to exchange ideas with Lt T.O. Kommal from the South Africa Military Health Service.  (US Air Force Photo)
During DIMO's Disaster Planning course, small group sessions helped the students focus and implement the lessons learned from the lectures.  The students reviewed different parts of each agency/department’s plans; Pretoria South Africa, November 2009.  (US Air Force Photo)
DIMO missions not only share skills and knowledge, but an exchange of culture between countries.  The DIMO team enjoyed an evening out with their South African project officer, Lt T. O. Kommal.  (US Air Force Photo)
Students prepare for small group sessions; the exchange of ideas and information between multi-discipline/agencies helped the students to formulate/confirm disaster plans.  (US Air Force Photo)
Mr Tom Marlowe, FEMA Emergency Management Training Specialist, begins DIMO's Disaster Planning course; Pretoria South Africa, November 2009.  (US Air Force Photo)
DIMO uses subject matter experts from the Department of Defense and the US Government to develop curriculum and teach courses around the world.  The South African Disaster Planning team in November 2009 was (L-R) LCDR George Hanley, Public Health Service; Mr Philip Moore, FEMA; Maj Lazette Bretthorst, USAF; Mr Tom Marlowe, FEMA; and CDR Jose R Gonzalez, USN.  (US Air Force Photo)
Pretoria South Africa; Defense Institute for Medical Operations Disaster Planning course, November 2009.  (US Air Force Photo)
Class photo of Defense Institute for Medical Operations Critical Lifesaving Skills For First Responders course, Georgetown, Guyana, June 2009.  (US Air Force Photo)
Realistic mass casualty exercise during the Defense Institute for Medical Operations Critical Lifesaving Skills For First Responders course, helps medical personnel understand the pressures that come with disasters and how to respond; Georgetown, Guyana, June 2009.  (US Air Force Photo)
Maj Kimberly Reed observes students in a realistic mass casualty (MASCAL) exercise during the Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) Critical Lifesaving Skills For First Responders course.  The MASCAL exercise helps medical personnel understand the pressures that come with disasters and how to respond; Georgetown, Guyana, June 2009.  (US Air Force Photo)
Mock injuries being applied in preparation of a mass casualty exercise during the Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) Critical Lifesaving Skills For First Responders course, Georgetown, Guyana, June 2009.  (US Air Force Photo)
Guyana Defence Force personnel learn how to start intravenous or IV therapy during Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) Critical Life Saving Skills for the First Responder course in Georgetown, Guyana, June 2009.  (US Air Force Photo)
Captain Andrew Muck and CMSgt Jeffery Burgwin talk about patient services with Guyana medics during the Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) Critical Lifesaving Skills For First Responders course; Georgetown, Guyana, June 2009.  (US Air Force Photo)
The Defense Institute for Medical Operations Critical Lifesaving Skills For First Responders course helped Guyana Defence Force personnel to apply basic life-saving skills in a resource-limited environment, Georgetown, Guyana, June 2009.  (US Air Force Photo)
Guyana Defence Force personnel listen to lectures during Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) Critical Life Saving Skills for the First Responder course in Georgetown, Guyana, June 2009.  (US Air Force Photo)