NC Air National Guard Plays Vital Role Providing Real-World Care Supporting Cajun Care 2014

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Smith, dental surgeon assigned to the 145th Medical Group, North Carolina Air National Guard, surgically removes 12 non-restorable teeth from a patient while 2nd Class Petty Officer Stephanie Aquirre, from Naval Operational Support Center, Tuscan, AZ assists during a training mission, February 28, 2014. Smith and Aquirre, along with other Air National Guard and Navy Reservists participated in Cajun Care 2014, an Innovative Readiness Training mission held in Abbeville, LA. Smith extracted 177 teeth during the first three the 10 day mission. IRT is a Department of Defense Program designed to provide U.S. military professionals’ invaluable training as well as provide support to underserved communities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Patricia F. Moran, 145th Public Affairs/Released)

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